Clive Live

APRIL 2021

Upcoming No School Days 🚌

  • Friday, April 2
  • Friday, April 23


  • Face mask
  • Water bottle
  • Chromebook

Iowa State testing - Online Learners

Online learners in grades 3-6 will be participating in state testing at their scheduled times between April 5-13. Please contact the WDMCS Transportation Department at 515-633-4902 if help is needed with your student attending their testing time.

  • Third grade: April 5 & 7—9:15-11:15 a.m.; April 9—1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Fourth grade: April 5—1:30-3:30 p.m.; April 8 & 12—9:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Fifth grade: April 6—9:15-11:15 a.m.; April 8, 12, & 13—1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Sixth grade: April 6—1:30-3:30 p.m.; April 9 & 13—9:15-11:15 a.m.

Pick-up and Drop-off Reminders

The safety of our students is always our highest priority. We ask for your cooperation during pick-ups and drop-offs. Vehicles should never be left unattended while in the drive-through areas. If you need to go in and pick up your child, please park in the parking lot.

South Side Door/Parking Lot Dismissal Guidelines

  • All parents picking up their child in the south parking lot must stay in the car line (alongside the sidewalk and curb.) Please do not leave your vehicles unattended.

  • The entire curbside/sidewalk lane will be utilized, so please continue to move forward in your car as the car line moves forward. No cars should be parked and left unattended in either lane (inner lane or curbside lane.)

  • Students leaving the building at this location will be asked to stand along the west sidewalk next to the grass. Teachers will be located in this area.

  • Students will be dismissed to the vehicle when your child recognizes the vehicle. Teachers will provide assistance in this process. Children should enter each vehicle and exit from the curbside and NOT in the traffic lane.

  • If parents choose to park and walk to the school to meet your child, parking will be allowed at the south end of the parking lot. Parents and children should use the sidewalk for safety purposes.

  • The inner lane of the parking lot will only serve as a means to exit or park. Children will not be allowed to enter or exit any vehicle stopped or parked in this lane.

West Circle Drive Pick-Up Dismissal Guidelines

  • Please do not leave cars unattended along the curb lane or the outside lane.

  • As cars pick up their child in front of you, please move forward.

  • Once you have picked up your child, please move to the outside moving lane.

  • Students should be reminded to stay on the sidewalk and NOT cross the parking lot in between parked/running cars.

  • Students should enter and exit the car on the curbside of the car.

  • Teachers on duty will guide preschool students into their car from the curb lane.

  • At the main entrance, please obey the stop sign and the teacher on duty as students use the crosswalk.

  • There is no left turn onto 73rd Street out of the parking lot.

Walking To/From School

  • Families and students who walk to/from school should use the crosswalk at the front of the building. This includes families that park on side streets and pick up students at any door location.

We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe!

From the Nurse

Attention parents of sixth-grade learners: Before entering seventh grade, all sixth-grade students need a Meningococcal and Tdap vaccine. Please schedule your child's doctor appointments and turn in the updated immunization forms to the nurse.

Library News

Please turn in those overdue books!


The PTO Thanks You!

A big note of appreciation to all of the Clive Learning Academy families and friends who donated their time to read stories to our students during Read Across America Week. The classrooms thoroughly enjoyed having that special time with you! Ask your student who their guest reader was and what book they shared.

Thank you to all who donated items or money for our staff meals during conference week. We can't do it without you!

Finally, thank you for the outstanding support of our Penny Wars. This year, we raised a record-breaking $3,000! To see such generosity from the students themselves, plus all the families and friends who gave online, made for an amazing week. Congratulations to our third-graders who pulled through for the win! They will be having a pizza and slime-making party to celebrate.

Time Is Running Out — Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook NOW!

Yearbooks for this school year can be purchased by going to Cost is $14. Yearbooks will be delivered to the school mid-May and will be sent home with students accordingly. A pick-up time will be arranged for virtual learners to receive their copies. The PTO does not stock extra yearbooks, so please be sure to order by March 31 if your student would like to have one.

PTO Executive Board and Committee Volunteer Opportunities

We are actively recruiting for executive board positions and committee members for the 2021-22 school year. We are looking for a vice president, secretary/communications coordinator, treasurer shadow, fundraising chair, hospitality chair, volunteer coordinator, co-coordinator of classroom parties, and fundraising committee members. Being involved with the PTO is a wonderful way to meet other parents as well as get to know the teachers and staff at Clive. To learn more about these roles or to express your interest, email

Next PTO Meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, via Zoom

If you work at Clive Learning Academy or have a student attending Clive Learning Academy, you are a member of the PTO! There is no membership or dues. Everyone is invited to our meetings!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 828 0258 5268 Dial in #: 301-715-8592

What You Can Do To Help

  • Download the free Box Tops for Education app and start scanning! Each Box Top scanned in is worth 10 cents ... these add up fast!
  • Choose Clive Learning Academy as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. Visit for details.
  • Attend a PTO meeting! Meetings are a great way to stay informed, meet other Clive families, and to get involved.

Stay Connected!

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