McClure Newsletter

April 25, 2023

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Registration Now Open

Registration for the 23-24 school year is now open!


  • Returning Families: Families who have at least one student returning to Topeka Public Schools should have received an automated individual email sent directly from the Synergy system. This email includes a unique code the parent must have in order to create a username and password to use with the Synergy ParentVue portal. Once the parent creates these credentials, the link for online registration is at the top-right in ParentVue.
  • New Families: Families who have NO STUDENTS previously attending Topeka Public Schools begin the process from the district's website. Families with any returning students cannot begin from the website, as they must have the unique code provided in the automated email.


Please review these helpful tips before registering your student(s):


  • If you have an electronic copy of the student's birth certificate and other requested documents, you will be able to upload those prior to submitting your registration. This will save you having to provide those items to the school in-person later.
  • If you have any questions about logging into Synergy ParentVue or submitting your online registration, please email SISHelp@tps501.org or call 785-438-4750 between 7:30 and 4:30 for assistance.
  • If you have any questions after submitting your online registration, please contact your student's school or the demographics office at 785-295-3000 for assistance.


We are very excited about this transition to Synergy's Online Registration System, and we look forward to the many exciting ways we will use this platform in the upcoming academic year.

BOGO Bookfair

Our BOGO book fair is coming up Tuesday - Thursday, April 25th - 27th. ALL items will be buy one and get one free. We are anxious for students to have this chance to stock up before summer. Plan ahead to read daily during the summer!!


Tues. April 25th 8am-4pm

Wed. April 26th 8am-5:30pm

Thurs. April 27th 8am-4pm

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PTO Meeting: April 25th

Our next PTO meeting will be Tues. April 25th at 6:30pm (no Zoom link). All parents and guardians are welcome to attend!


Childcare will be provided for this meeting.

23-24 PTO Officers

Our PTO is looking for parents and guardians to serve in the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, member-at-large roles for next school year. Interested? Fill out the form below.
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City of Topeka-Safe Routes to School Project

To improve safety, health, transportation choices, and access to schools, the City of Topeka, the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO), and the 501 School District are partnering on Safe Routes to School (SRTS) assessments at all 14 elementary schools in the district.


The study team is gathering information on parent and guardians’ opinions on student travel and how students travel to and from school. The Parent Survey (http://bit.ly/3U5CfY1) is a short survey on student travel that will provide the study team with a picture of how students get to school and why they choose the method they use. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete.


Please click on this link (http://bit.ly/3U5CfY1) to complete the survey. The deadline is May 12.

TPS Summer Enrichment Camps

Registration for the TPS Summer Enrichment Camps is now available! The Academic/Enrichment Summer Camps offerings and registration forms are available on the TPS website.


Click here to access the 2023 Summer Academic / Enrichment Registration Form.

Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Counselor Newsletter

Click HERE to read the April counselor newsletter.
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April Breakfast & Lunch Menu

School menus can be viewed below or by clicking HERE.
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Upcoming Dates:

April:

25-Middle School Orientation, 5:30pm

25-PTO meeting, 6:30pm

25-27 BOGO Bookfair

26-1st Grade Field Trip

27-Adventuremobile (Grades 1 & 2)

28-Day of the Military Child


May:

1-5 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

4-District Adaptive Field Day

9 & 10-5th grade middle school visits

11-5th grade Band & Strings concert, 6pm

12-Field Day

15-19-4th quarter spirit week

17-Senior Walk, 2:30pm

18-Talent Show

18 & 19-Grace Med Dental Clinic

23-5th grade Promotion, 2pm

24-Last day of school, dismissal @ 11:30am


Want all of these dates easily accessible and to be able to check if anything changes? Access our school calendar on the McClure website There, you can add the calendar to your own or even sign up for email alerts if something changes using the menu with the < sign above Saturday!

Summer Reading

Be part of Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s Summer Reading & Events June 1 – July 31! A trip to the library is a great way to keep brains active and entertained with an All Together Now themed activities. (tscpl.org/summer)


Kids, teens and adults are welcome to take the Summer Reading Challenge! Kids birth to 12 years old earn a prize for every 2 hours of reading (up to 8 hours) in June and July. That's 4 prizes!!

TPS News

Low-Cost Sports Physicals: The Campus Care, located at Topeka High School is offering convenient, low-cost sports physicals for all USD 501middle school and high school athletes. Physicals are performed by the clinic family nurse practitioner, Dr. Ashely Dinkel. No appointment is necessary. Parent/guardian does not have to be present, but must complete and sign required forms. This exam meets the annual state requirement. For more information click here.



FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program: FCC has announced its affordable connectivity program to provide eligible families, a credit of up to $30 per month to cover the cost of Broadband services with various providers, including Cox. Eligible families include those who qualify for free & reduced school lunch, SNAP, WIC, or those with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for family size. Click here for either English or Spanish.


Campus Care Clinic: Topeka High School has a care clinic in partnership with the University of Kansas Health System that is open to all students and staff. Click here to view a flyer or watch this video for more information.

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Dillon's Community Rewards

Do you have a Dillon's Shopper Card? Help our school as you shop for groceries. When using your Dillons card, designate McClure Elementary as your community rewards benefactor and your donations will go to directly support our school. Sign in or create an account to enroll. Once signed in, you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under your account settings.