McClure Newsletter

November 12, 2021

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Can Drive

November is here already! The second grade classes at McClure will be participating in a food drive this year. Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Domme decided on some friendly competition between the classes. The whole school is welcomed to participate and show how they can be good citizens by donating non-perishable food items now until November 18. You can drop off your donation to the Hall of Heroes. There will be boxes on the stage with the class names on them.

We will be donating the food to the Rescue Mission to help families feed their loved ones this holiday season. The second grade team would like to thank you in advance for your participation.

~Mrs. Palmer & Mrs. Domme

Openings at McClure

Love McClure? Want to have the same schedule as your child? Apply for a paraprofessional position at McClure by clicking here. Share this application link with anyone you know who may be interested.

We are also hiring after school tutors to support our program on Tues., Wed., & Thurs. Interested in this position? Click here.

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Elementary Vaccination Clinic

Topeka Public Schools, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Shawnee County Health Department - SCHD are partnering to provide optional Elementary Vaccination Clinics at Jardine Elementary School and Meadows Elementary School from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. for children ages 5 to 11 on specific days.

Please pre-register here:

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Library News

Students have received iRead 20 calendars. This is a reading program to encourage your student to read at home. You will receive a calendar for each month through April. Students are to read at least 20 minutes a day for at least 20 days a month. At the end of the month students return their calendar to the library signed by a parent to receive a reward.


With the temperatures dropping, we want to include a reminder about our recess policy found in the Student Handbook. The policy states: Students will not be going out for recess if one of the following conditions prevails: We are in a severe weather alert; It is raining; The chill index is below 20° or heat index is 95° or above.

During cold weather, please make sure your child comes to school with a warm coat, hat, and gloves. Even if we stay inside, an emergency that would cause us to evacuate the building in cold weather would leave students who have come without a warm coat and are in danger of getting cold. In Topeka Public Schools, we believe that fresh air and exercise are good for the body and the mind. While students may not stay outside for an entire play period, if the wind chill index and temperature are within reason, students will go outside, if only to “run off a little excess energy.” If for medical reasons, your child is restricted from this play, a note

should be sent. If the restricted period is for more than one or two days, a note should be sent from the physician.

School Spirit Wear

Our PTO spirit wear store is open again! Click this link to make your purchase before the November 28th deadline.
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Virtual Transportation Thursdays

Topeka Public Schools is excited to host Virtual Transportation Thursdays! These weekly hiring events offer the public a chance to explore our transportation job openings one-on-one with a recruiter. We may have the perfect spot for you to make a difference in a child's day!

School bus drivers begin at $16-20 per hour, plus a signing bonus and the opportunity to receive Topeka Public Schools Premium Retention Pay.

Schedule a virtual interview by completing this short form. We look forward to seeing you!

Site Council

We believe in the importance of partnering with families to support our students' education which is why we hope you can join us for our quarterly Site Council meeting on Monday Dec. 6th at 5pm via Zoom.

The purpose of School Site Council is to be a decision-making body that represents all stakeholders of the school community. The primary responsibility of this council is to identify common goals and assisting and advising the school in establishing and executing a plan to achieve the goals.

Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 882 1105 5866 Passcode: 126626

Dec. PTO Meeting

We hope you can join us for the December PTO meeting on Monday, Dec. 6th at 6pm. The meeting will be held through this Zoom link. The Zoom link is also posted on our school website.

Counselor Website

Take a look at the October information on Mrs. Hight's parent page section on her website.

Student Needs Assessment Form

Please take a moment to complete the Student Needs Assessment form. This form helps us to identify the needs our students have as resources become available.

Upcoming Dates

Monday Nov.15th-Friday Nov. 19th
  • American Education Week
  • Penny Wars
  • Can Drive

Tuesday Nov. 23rd-

  • SOAR Assembly
Wed. Nov. 24th-Fri. Nov. 26th
  • No School

Sun. Nov. 28th

  • Last day to purchase PTO Spiritwear

Mon. Dec. 6th

  • Penguin Patch Holiday Shop preview for students
  • Site Council, 5pm
  • PTO, 6pm

Tuesday, Dec. 7th

  • Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Wednesday, Dec. 8th
  • Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Thursday, Dec. 9th
  • Papa John's Night

Monday, Dec. 13th

  • Kujali Spirit Week