Clarks Creek Chronicles

May, 2016 - News and Notes to Keep You Connected

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A Note From the Principal

Dear Parents,

It is so hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the 2015-16 school year! It has been a year full of learning and accomplishments for our students. The support of our Clarks Creek families has made it possible to provide many opportunities and experiences that we would not have been able to otherwise. Thank you to all of you for your support throughout the year!

As you prepare to have your children home for the summer months, I would encourage you to get involved with the summer reading program at the Guilford Township Library. You can find the information you need at this link: . Also, keep working on math facts during the summer and read together as a family. Sharing reading time and asking comprehension questions about what you've read will help keep your child from experiencing the "summer slide"!

We look forward to a great last few weeks of school!


Marisa Donovan, Principal

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Dayna Cade - Clarks Creek Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to first grade teacher, Dayna Cade, for being named as Clarks Creek Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Cade has also gone on to be named as the elementary representative for all four schools to compete for the final Plainfield Teacher of the Year honor later this week. Congratulations, Mrs. Cade!

Optimist Partners in Education

Congratulations to Camie Broughton, second grade teacher, and Lisa Tinkle, special education teaching assistant, who were recently honored with the "Optimist Partner in Education" award!
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Final Book Fair of the Year!

There is one final Summer Reading Book Fair that will run from May 18-20th. This particular book sale will ONLY include books (no posters, erasers, pens, etc. that kids often like at the other book fairs) and it will be a buy-one-get-one-free event! This opportunity is being offered to hopefully allow our students an opportunity to stock up on some great reading material for the summer. The Book Fair will also be open during the 5th Grade Breakfast and during the PRIDE convocation on May 20th for parents who may want to stop by.

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Reminder - Fifth Grade Parents, Mark Your Calendars!

There are two things that fifth grade parents need to be sure to have on their calendars:

As a reminder, there will be a parent meeting for current fifth grade parents TONIGHT, May 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the PCMS auditorium. Information in regard to curriculum and instruction, the purpose of middle school, developmental characteristics of middle school students, and the day-to day routine at Plainfield Community Middle School will be shared.

Also, the annual Fifth Grade Breakfast and Morning of Awards will take place on Friday, May 20th, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. We look forward to sharing this special event with you as we celebrate the accomplishments of those who will be leaving our school for the middle school!

From the Nurse


If your child has a medication here at school, those must be picked up from the school office by the last day of school. Medications cannot be sent home with students.

Vaccine Information for 5th Grade Parents

Next year, students currently in 5th grade are required to have had 1 Meningitis, and 1 Tdap vaccine. These can be administered any time after age 11 and is required to enter 6th grade.

Please remember – Students not up to date on vaccinations at the beginning of school next year will be excluded from attending school until those requirements are met per Indiana State Code (IC 20-34-4). If your child has a medical or religious exemption, a letter is needed at the beginning of every school year.

Thank you for assistance in this matter. Please feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.

Glenda Coffelt

Click the Link Above to See the Website Calendar

This list is likely not complete, as many teachers schedule special events in the last month of school. Watch closely for info coming home in your child's teacher's newsletters for any other important info!

  • 5/9 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 PCMS Auditorium
  • 5/9 PTO Meeting 6:30pm

  • 5/12 Kindergarten Screenings 8:00 - 4:00, as scheduled - Main Office
  • 5/13 Field Day - all day, scheduled by grade level
  • 5/18 -20 Summer Reading Book Fair
  • 5/18 High Ability Parent Meeting - 6:00 p.m. PCMS Auditorium
  • 5/19 Step-Up for each grade level
  • 5/19 LQA Graduation - 7:00 p.m. PHS Auditorium
  • 5/20 5th Grade Breakfast & Awards - 7:45 Cafeteria and Gym
  • 5/20 PRIDE Convo #4 - 2:15 Gym
  • 5/23 Kindy 500 - 9:00 a.m. - Track
  • 5/23 PTO Dairy Queen Fundraiser 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • 5/24 Last Student Day, end of 4th 9 weeks

Last PRIDE Convo!

Our last PRIDE convocation of the year will be on Friday, May 20th, at 2:15 p.m. in the gym. As we have done for the last two, you will receive a sign-up sheet to let us know if you will be attending. ALL parents are welcome, and ALL will receive the sign-up sheet. However, if your child will be recognized at the convocation with a special award or with special participation, you will be notified ahead of time by the classroom teacher.

PTO Info

Walk­A­Thon was a huge success in April! Thank you to all of those who volunteered or donated to help us meet our goals.

Summer Book Fair:

The final Book Fair of the year will be held 5/18 to 5/20. This will be an amazing sale where kids can buy one book and get another one free!

5th Grade Breakfast:

It is time to celebrate our 5th Graders. 5th grade breakfast will be served between 7:30-7:50. We invite all 5th Grade students and families to come and celebrate!


Qdoba is hosting a contest the next three Wednesday nights, 5/11, 5/18, and 5/25. They are starting up a kids night on Wednesday nights and are asking us to help them promote it and in turn will award our staff with a catered lunch if we are the elementary school that brings them the most business on each of those nights. Families just go and mention that they are from Clarks Creek and Qdoba will keep count of how many from each elementary in Plainfield attend over the course of the three nights. If our school wins the contest then we will have a lunch for staff members at the start of next school year.

Dairy Queen:

Our final restaurant night of the year will be held on 5/23/16. This will be from 5:30-8pm. Please come out and support Clarks Creek.


5/13- serving snow cones at Field Day

5/18-5/20- Summer Book Fair

5/20- 5th grade breakfast

5/23- Dairy Queen Restaurant Night

Cafeteria News

Please be aware that we have reached the point in the school year where students are no longer able to charge a lunch if their account is low. If your child is planning to eat school lunch (and/or breakfast), please be certain that the account has sufficient funding available. Thank you!
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Keep an eye on the district website for any updated opportunities that may come up for the summer!

PCMS Girls' Soccer Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30pm

PCMS Soccer Field

Rockstar Reading Camp!

Click the two links below for the info and sign-up sheet for an awesome summer reading camp opportunity! Unleash your inner rockstar!

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