Eagle Eye 2023-03-01

Posted by Anne Luther on 3/1/2023

EyeSeeMe Bookfair Happening Now!

Clark Elementary is hosting the EyeSeeMe book fair this week! The mission of this Black-owned, local business is “to provide the very best children’s books on the market that promote positive images and stories about African American culture and history.” We have coordinated this event around Parent-Teacher conferences for your convenience, so the times will be:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2:45-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2:45-7:00pm
  • *NEW DATE* Thursday, March 2, 2:45-4:00pm

Clark Trivia + Auction Night is this Saturday, March 4th!

Where: St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth Church (1420 Sappington Rd.)
When: Saturday, March 4th. Doors open at 6, Trivia starts at 7.
Helpful Hints: Bring cash and or have your Venmo ready!! Remember that we will have prizes for best costumes and best table decorations, so get creative!
"Meet Seamus! It was a bit of a rough start for Seamus and his siblings but our friends at A4A Pet Pantry & Rescue quickly rescued them after they were found abandoned in a tote. Hopefully that was just the beginning of Seamus’ luck and he will find his forever family this Saturday at Trivia Night!" (photo and post via Jennifer Brogan).
Meet Seemus

First Spring Flowers Appear at Clark!

March has arrived, and the first Spring flowers have sprouted at Clark!

WGSD Summer Learning Information

Students in elementary school: This summer we will be offering two options for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade to continue learning. For students who qualify for the Celebrate Reading program, individual invitations will be shared with families during Parent-Teacher Conferences in mid-March. Click here for more information: https://www.smore.com/t97ha

Jumpstart to Kindergarten: 

Children will have the opportunity to become familiar with the kindergarten experience through activities that promote the development of literacy, math, art and music abilities, as well as social and fine-motor skills. Classroom and school routines will also be addressed in order to help students make a smooth transition to kindergarten. Children must be five by August 1, 2023. This is a free program available to all WGSD residents.

Summer Exploration Experience: Summer Exploration Experience is a free program for students entering 1st through 5th grade during the 2023-24 school year.

Students will:

  • enjoy 23 days of hands-on/project-based learning.
  • have a voice in the direction of their learning.
  • drive their own personalized final project, reflecting on their interest in a topic.

The program is taught by certified staff who are trained in project-based learning.

Dates: June 5 – July 7 (No school June 19 or July 4)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Avery Elementary

Celebrate Reading: Celebrate Reading is a tuition-free summer program offered to students by invite only.

Dates: June 5 – July 7 (No school June 19 or July 4)

Time: 12:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

Location: Avery Elementary 

Registration for all summer programs begins March 1st (TODAY) at 7 p.m.
Registration for students entering K-8
  1. Log on to the parent portal. https://sis.webster.k12.mo.us/wg/parent (Your username is the email address we have on file. If you forget your password, first clear the username and password fields, then simply use the "Forgotten Password?" option on the Logon screen and the system will automatically email a link to reset your password.)(Hint: Make sure before you hit “Forgotten Password” the username and password fields must be blank in order to receive an email.)

  2. Click on View to fill out the e-Form on the yellow banner of the parent portal.

  3. Click on Summer School 2023

Summer Learning Information

Eagle Explore Night, March 8th

Get excited and mark your calendars because Eagles Explore Night is back and this year's theme is ANIMALS!

Eagles Explore night is a special night at Clark where families come and participate in several hands-on experiences all centered around this year's theme. There will be: a photo booth, makerspace, crafts, special presentations from the community, and so much more!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 8th from 6:00-7:30. Here's the link to RSVP.

Give Back Night at Chipotle! Monday, March 6th 4-8pm

Chipotle Fundraiser

WGSD Board Candidate Forum, March 30th at Hixson Middle School

Clark PTO encourages families to learn more about this year's Board of Education Candidates. The League of Women Voters will be sponsoring a forum for candidates running for the Webster Groves School District Board of Education. The candidates in order of how they will appear on the ballot are:

Justin Hauke
Tara Scheer
Jo Doll
Courtney Schaefer
Grace Lee

You can learn more about the candidates here.

Date: March 30th

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hixson Middle School
630 S. Elm Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119

The election is Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The terms of Tara Scheer, Jo Doll and David Addison expire in April 2023.

WGSD Flag Football Camp

2023 Flag Football Camp

Jr. Statesmen Baseball

https://www.wgbsl.org/JrStatesmen.aspx Jr. Statesmen - WGBSL Jr. Statesmen Baseball (JSB) is a competitive baseball program designed to mentally and physically prepare 3rd thru 8th grade (9u-14u) players for Webster Groves High School (WGHS) baseball.Community-minded and community-grown, this program is open to any player living within or attending the Webster Groves School District that dreams of playing for their high school team. www.wgbsl.org

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