Eagle Eye 2023-09-27

Posted by Jessica Wroughton on 9/27/2023


Three cheers to the teachers, staff, room parents, and all the adults in our kiddo's lives that helped make last week's fall parties a success! There were crafts, games, snacks and so many smiles. Welcome to Fall, y'all!


23/24 Annual Fund!

The Clark PTO Annual Fund Drive is in Full Swing - JOIN IN!

Did your kiddo(s) enjoy their fall party last week? Ours sure did! Did you know that classroom parties are funded by the PTO? #themoreyouknow

When you join in with a donation to the Clark PTO Annual Fund Drive, you are helping those parties come to be, along with so many of your favorite Clark community happenings and resources, such as FREE yearbooks, Chess Club, Staff Appreciation, Trunk or Treat, and Family Movie Night!

Together, we’ll work toward and beyond our goal of $9,000 during this fund drive to keep the fun flowing. 

Will you join us by making a contribution today? It only takes a few minutes to make a difference in our awesome school community. 

  • Donate via Venmo (@ClarkPTO) or check/cash at the front desk. Make sure you write “Annual Fund” in the description / memo / envelope!

  • Be sure to check with your employer about matching donations. The Clark PTO is 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This Matching Donations document has all the information you will need to set up your employer match.

We’ll send out updates as the weeks go on - stay tuned! Missed the flyer in your kiddo's backpack? Download it here!

Thank you for continuing to make our Clark Community GREAT!

Don't Miss Out!

Gifted Information Night: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Hixson Middle School Library. Meet the WGSD Gifted Department, learn more about the Academic Gifted and Gifted Fine Arts programs, and participate in smaller Q&A groups with the gifted specialists and GFA teachers.


Clark Spirit Wear Store - Click here to shop! Don't miss out, order by this Saturday, 9/30. Your items will be delivered to Clark Friday, October 6.

Parent's Night on the Playground: Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30pm is our next Clark PTO General Meeting! Executive Board meets at 6 pm with the General Meeting immediately following at 6:30 pm, open to all. Join us for a fun evening discussing playground design ideas and fundraising. Hotdogs and refreshments will be provided! Kiddo's in childcare will also receive a hotdog and refreshment with guardian's permission.

"Fund The Need" - At this meeting, our focus will be a very important topic, this year's Fund The Need. Each year Dr. Hays, Clark Staff, and The PTO work together to identify a goal item or items to focus our fundraising efforts and be the "main event" at Triva Night. For the 23/24 school year, we will focus our efforts on raising funds for the Clark School Playground. We hope you will come share your ideas and questions!

Free Childcare: Please RSVP - Our PTO team has secured free childcare for you! Please submit a form to let us know to reserve space for your kiddo(s)! Childcare will be provided in the Clark School cafeteria, typically by WGSD students. They will offer a movie, Legos, and some coloring sheets! Contact pto.clark.eagles@gmail.com with questions. 

Reminders from Clark!

A Note from Nurse Meagan:

Dear families,

Many families have had questions about the school district's head lice procedures. Please see the attached letter for more information. This is NOT a notification of cases in your child's classroom, but rather is general education information for caregivers.

Thank you!
Nurse Meagan

Art Room Wish List: The Art Room is always looking for donations to supply the Sculpture/Collage & Fiber Arts Studios. If you are cleaning out the basement, Mrs. Boyer will be happy to take any of the items off your hands and put it in the hands of the Clark artists! Items to collect may include:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Fabric (Felt is best, but we love all)
  • Ribbon
  • Corks
  • Cardboard tubes and small boxes
  • Cardboard cut into small pieces
  • Plastic caps & lids
  • Beads/Yarn/Foam
  • Anything fun you're looking to get rid of!

Send any questions to Mrs. Boyer, Clark School Art Teacher, at boyer.paige@wgmail.org. Thank you so much!

Library Newsletter: Click here for the August/September edition of the newsletter from Mrs. Weatherby.

What's for Lunch: Looking for the lunch menu? Download the Nutrislice or Parent Square apps to keep this info close at hand! Click here to view the breakfast and lunch menu for Clark School on Nutrislice!

PTO Announcements - Volunteer & Donate!

Landscape Committee - Final September Cleanup: This Friday, 9/30 from 9-10:30am is our final cleanup for September. This fall, the landscape committee will focus work on removing the weeds in the large front bed and continue to watch the playgrounds as needed. Please bring gloves, equipment for the weeding, and bags if you are able. If you don't, no worries, just come on over! Pease stop by the front office for a badge and join Liz Meyr, Landscape Committee Chair. Please reach out to Landscape Committee Chair and Co-Chair,  Liz Meyr and Steven Smith, with any questions.
Clark + Savers Fundrive - Goal $1,000: The Fundrive continues this Friday with two dates remaining! Drop off bags at the cart near the walkway anytime between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. Download this Closet Cleanout Flyer to share with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, or anyone else with clothes to spare. We're seeking large bags of gently used clothing and linens to exchange for a donation from Savers.
Two collection dates left! We will be collecting bags on Fridays until October 6th.
- September 29th
- October 6th
There will also be a large community collection day for all of Webster Groves to participate on Saturday, October 14th from 8:00a to 11:00p. Help us spread the word by sharing to social media and inviting family or friends!

FREE Clark T-Shirt: Thanks to our amazing community and the Clark PTO, every student will receive a FREE Clark T-shirt this year to show off their school spirit. The orders have been placed and t-shirts will be on their way soon!

Photos Please - Fall Class Parties: Every student at Clark receives a FREE Clark School Yearbook, so get us those photos! We want to include as many memories and students as possible. Submit your photos to Yearbook Committee Chair, Emily Powley, at goclarkyearbook@gmail.com and make sure to put "Fall Class Party" in the subject line. Text easier? Send them to Emily at (858) 220-0510.

Trunk or Treat: Don't find yourself howwwling in sadness, make sure to mark your calendars now for Friday, 10/27. It's the Clark PTO's Annual Trunk or Treat! Keep watch in upcoming Eagle Eyes for sign up opportunities to volunteer to host a trunk or donate candy! This community is BOOtiful!

Stay Connected to Everything Happening at Clark

The Clark PTO strives to inform parents of all that is happening at Clark. Our PTO Facebook page, PTO website and Eagle Eye newsletter are the main channels of communication. Please notify the front office if you do not have a phone or computer with which to check these outlets.

There are many ways information is shared about Clark and the Clark PTO. If you haven't been receiving communications, it might be a good time to review your Parent Square settings to ensure you get all the important information going forward. We put together this Clark Eagles - Stay Connected flyer to help ensure you know what's happening at Clark.

Have an announcement for the Eagle Eye?

If you have an announcement that needs to be included in the Eagle Eye, please complete and submit the Eagle Eye Submission form by 10:00 pm on the Saturday prior to the week's posting.

Clark PTO Communications Team

If you have any questions for the Clark PTO Communications Team, please send an email to the Clark PTO Communications Team email address: Clark PTO Communications Mailbox.