Renner Family Newsletter

October 15, 2021

Renner Information

Renner Elementary School

School Phone: 816-359-4350

Office Hours: 7:15-3:45 PM

Student Hours: 8:15 AM-3:05 PM (students are late after 8:15)

Principal: Sasha Kalis

Assistant Principal: Allison Page

Social Worker: Tara Davis

Counselor: Kevin Bland

Important Dates

October 18: David Kilpatrick Parent Night (see info below)

October 19: Ian's Flu Foundation Free Shots, 6:00 PM

Ocotober 20: Wear Orange for Unity Day (info below)

October 21: End of First Quarter

October 21: Fall Party (no costumes)

October 21: PTA Meeting at 6:00 PM (see info below)

October 22: No School for Students (Teacher Work Day)

October 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

October 28-Nov. 4: Book Fair

November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00-7:00 PM)

November 4: Parent Teacher Conferenecs (12:00-8:00 PM)

November 4: No School for Students

November 5: No School for Students or Staff

***The Renner Spirit Store is open on Tuesdays before school.

Early Dismissal at 1:05 PM (Once a Month on Wednesday)

November 10

December 8

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

May 4

Attendance & Tardies

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Birthday Treat Guidelines

Because of food and labor shortages, our Nutrition Services department can no longer provide birthday treats.

We will start allowing families to send birthday treats if they want to do so, as long as they come from our list of treats that contain none of the major allergens.

Please bring birthday treats ahead of time (two hours after the start of school, at the latest).

Thank you for understanding that all classroom treats must come from this list, because we do not have the staff capacity to check for allergens that could threaten the health of some students.

Approved Birthday Treats:
  • Stickers
  • Erasers
  • Pencils
  • Crazy straws
  • Blow Pops
  • Juice boxes
  • Popcorn
  • Smarties
  • Dum Dum lollipops
  • Jelly Belly
  • Nerds
  • Ring Pops
  • Skittles
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Starburst
  • Swedish Fish
  • Life Saver Gummies

Book Fair Announcement from Mrs. Curry

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site:

  • Fair Dates: 10/28/21 – 11/05/21

Dear Parents and Families:

I'm excited to announce that the Scholastic Book Fair is back! After months without beloved school traditions, our upcoming Book Fair will be a familiar and welcome celebration. Here's what you need to know about our upcoming fair:

  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly.
  • You can sign up for Book Fair eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, so your child can shop the Fair cash-free. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet to help build your home library.

Click here to view the Digital Book Fair Flyer!

Conference Time

It's time to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. These will be held on November 3rd (4:00-7:00 PM) and November 4th (12:00-8:00 PM). Our goal is 100% attendance. To sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences, go to your child's grade-level link below. Be sure to scroll down to locate your child's teacher's name!

Curriculum Connections for October

Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what our Roadrunners will be working on in each subject area in October! We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you are familiar with what topics and content are taught this month! Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!

Fall Party: October 21

Thank you to the Renner PTA and all of the famlies who have donated items for our 10/21 Fall Parties. As a reminder, this is a Fall themed party and costumes are not allowed.

Family Learning Night with David Kilpatrick

When: Monday, October 18

Where: Park Hill South Auditorium

4500 River Park Dr, Riverside, MO 64150

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

SIGN UP HERE! Click the link to RSVP so enough materials are prepared for you!

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Girl Scouts

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Park Hill Education Fun Run

Join us for the first annual Park Hill Education Foundation Fun Run on October 23!

Register here to participate!

Become a sponsor by investing $100 in our district. Sponsorship includes your logo/name on the back of every race participant’s t-shirt.

Register here to become a sponsor!

Proceeds from the Fun Run will benefit the educational programs the Foundation supports.

Visit our website

Park Hill Star

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District. If you would like to recognize them for all they do for our students, please click on "Nominate a Park Hill Star" button below.

Nominate a Park Hill Star!

Use this link to nominate an awesome Renner staff member as a Park Hill Star!


Joining Renner PTA is a terrific opportunity to support our school! Please visit the Renner PTA Website for membership info. We look forward to working together to make Renner the best it can be!

Next Meeting: October 21 @ 6:00 PM through Microsoft Teams

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Renner Spirit Wear

Starting next week, the Spirit Store will only be open on Tuesday mornings before school.
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Special Family Request

As we continue our AVID journey, we would like for our families to be represented in our college and career displays. If your family would like to participate, please send in a pennant or poster from your college alma mater, technical school, business, local union, etc. We appreciate your participation!

Unity Day: Wear Orange on Oct. 20

October 20 is National Unity Day. As a school we are encouraging everyone to wear orange on Wednesday, October 20 and to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. At home you can also make a poster or take a photograph to support Unity Day! If you would like your poster or picture to be showcased on Renner's Facebook Page, please send it in an email to Mrs. Kalis! (

More information can be found HERE.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are on sale until April 1, 2022. You can order your yearbook at and enter code: 63390H

***Please note, we do not order extra yearbooks, so you must order before the deadline.

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Renner Health & Safety Guidelines

See the information at this link for our procedures to keep our students safe at school!

Translation Informatoin

We partner with Argo Telephonic Translation Services to help us better communicate with families that speak a language other than English. We can set up an interpreter during parent conferences in addition to using a translator during phone calls. If you, or someone you know would benefit from this service, please let your child's teacher know, or contact an administrator.
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