McClure Newsletter

March 6, 2022

Spirit Week: 3.7-3.11

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McClure Carnival

The McClure PTO Carnival will be Sat. April 9th from 3-5pm.

Planning Meeting: A carnival planning meeting is scheduled for this Wed., March 9, at 6pm via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to join this planning meeting. The Zoom meeting will be held through this Zoom link. The Zoom Meeting ID: 98594469620

Interested in volunteering? Complete the Volunteer Interest Form attached below. You will receive confirmation of your volunteer time slot closer to the carnival date.

Silent Auction Baskets: Each grade level will donate items to create a themed basket for the silent auction. Please send any item related to your child's grade level basket with your student to school prior to April 4th.

Kindergarten- Fun in the sun

1st Grade- Family Game Night

2nd Grade-Camping Basket

3rd Grade- Date Night

4th Grade- Spa Day/Self care

5th Grade- Tailgating

Spring Break

Spring Break is March 14th-18th. There is also no school on Monday March 21st as this is a Teacher Planning and Prep Day.

Student Transfers for 22-23

If you may be moving or already live outside our boundary lines. Make sure you complete the student transfer request, found on the TPS website or by clicking HERE. The link will be open until 3/31/22.

State Assessments

Our students and staff have been working hard all year to show their learning on the upcoming state assessments. If you have a student that will be participating in our state assessments (majority of 3-5 students) please be mindful of these dates as you schedule future appointments and such. Thank you so much for your support!

Science Assessment-5th grade only

March 29th & 30th

  • 5th-9:45am

ELA Assessment-3rd, 4th, & 5th grades

April 12th & 13th

  • 3rd-9am
  • 4th-1pm
  • 5th-10:30am

Math Assessment-3rd, 4th, & 5th grades

April 19th & 20th

  • 3rd-1pm
  • 4th-10:30am
  • 5th-9am

2022-2023 Preschool Registration Opens Online on April 4

Do you have a young scholar ready to begin preschool? Get ready! Our 2022-2023 preschool application will be available online beginning Monday, April 4!

Topeka Public Schools is accepting applications for State Pre-K, Preschool Intervention Program, Scott Dual Language, Sheldon Head Start, Pine Ridge Prep, and Shaner Early Learning Academy.

View the 2022-2023 preschool flyer in English and Spanish here.

For more information on our outstanding preschool programs, visit

Kindergarten Orientation

Families who have a preschooler ready to begin kindergarten this fall are encouraged to join us for 2022-2023 Kindergarten Orientation at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, April 5!

This event is an opportunity for parents to learn more about Topeka Public Schools, meet teachers and staff, and tour our schools.

Kindergarten Orientation will take place at each elementary school in the district, so please attend the event hosted at your child's school. Eligible students must be 5 years-old by August 31, 2022.

Class Picture Day-Rescheduled

The class picture day, originally scheduled for Feb., has been rescheduled to April 8th.

Family Math Night

Math Night has been rescheduled as it falls on the same day as the revised Kindergarten Orientation date. The new Math Night date is April 13th at 6pm.

5th Grade Middle School Visits & Orientation

5th grade students will be visiting their middle schools on April 26th & 27th. All parents of current 5th grade students are invited to attend a middle school parent orientation meeting at their child's middle school on April 27th from 5:30-6:30pm.

April 26th 9:30-10:45: Jardine/Landon/Chase will host

April 27th 9:30-10:45: French/Robinson/Eisenhower will host

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March PTO Meeting

We hope you can join us for the March PTO meeting March 28th at 6pm. The meeting will be held through this Zoom link. The Zoom link is also posted on our school website.

Zoom Meeting ID: 98594469620

Calendar Changes

There has been a calendar misprint on the district website and our McClure printed calendar.

April 15, 2022 there is NO SCHOOL.

April 22, 2022 school will be in session and it is late start.

April 25, the calendar is correct. There is NO SCHOOL, this is a teacher professional development day.

Please note that KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION which was previously scheduled on April 15, 2022 will now be held on APRIL 5, 2022 at 5:30pm.

Music Programs-Revised Dates

Spring music program dates have been revised to allow the programs to be held outside.

Revised Music Program Dates:

K- May 5- 6:00

1- May 12- 6:00

2- May 4- 6:00 (revised due to conflict on April 28th)

3- May 5- 7:00

4- May 12- 7:00

5-May 4- 7:00 (revised due to conflict on April 28th)

Inclement Weather Makeup Date-May 19th

Preschool & 5th Grade Promotion Dates

  • May 18, 2022: PIP Promotion, 2:00

  • May 19, 2022: PIP Promotion Rain Date, 2:00

5th Grade-

  • May 23, 2022: 5th Grade Promotion, 2:00
  • May 24, 2022: 5th Grade Promotion Rain Date, 9:30

Good to Know Info

Early Pick-up

When picking students up early please be aware that anytime away from school is recorded. Picking students up early multiple times can affect attendance. Our school day ends at 3:40pm. Students of course may be excused early for appointments, but a parent/guardian must check-in at the office and sign the student out. Students will only be dismissed from class after someone checks them out of the office first. This ensures that we keep our students safe.

Start of the Day

Doors open at 8:10am and students will be counted as Tardy after 8:40. Please keep all students in the car prior to 8:10 as there is no supervision before the doors are open! It is very important for students to be on time to school every day. It makes for a better day of learning when students are in their seats when the bell rings (8:30am). Thank you for your help and support in this.

Late Start Fridays

The doors will open at 9:00am, and school will start at 9:20am students will be counted tardy at 9:40am. This allows time for teachers to collaborate, look at data, and plan for the following week with their teams.

TylerSIS Information

It is extremely important that we maintain accurate and timely information on each student so we can make contact in case of an emergency. Please call the office to report all changes in telephone numbers, addresses and emergency contacts. Parents are required to keep access to TylerSIS.

TPS Inclement Weather Reporting

As we continue to experience winter weather, we want to remind families and staff of school closing notification procedures.

As we make decisions about closing school, a number of factors come into play, including safety of travel but also the safety of students who will be home during the day.

Should school be canceled, we will:

  • Send a text/email message via School Messenger
  • Update the district social media pages
  • Update the district website
  • Contact our local media partners

To sign up for text message updates, text Y to 67587.

Covid Self-Reporting

If a TPS student has tested positive for COVID-19 or had a COVID-19 exposure, please complete the TPS COVID-19 Self Reporting Form, and a district health official will contact you the next business day.

Families are encouraged to call the TPS COVID-19 Help Line at 785-438-HELP (785-438-4357) if they have questions related to district COVID-19 resources, testing, or protocol.

Paraprofessional Opening

Looking for a position that has the same schedule as your child? Enjoy making a difference?

We are looking to hire a full time para professional here at McClure!

Position Purpose: to assist in providing a beneficial learning environment in which all students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials


  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Possess 48 hours of college credit or pass the equivalency exam
  • Ability to successfully accomplish/complete the annual in-service training
  • Conscientiously accept and follow directions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit sound judgment
  • Adapt to a variety of situations
  • Fundamental understanding of students and the learning process

Apply for a paraprofessional position at McClure by clicking here.

TPS News

FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program: FCC has announced a permanent affordable connectivity program that will provide eligible families, who apply, 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 information from Cox in either English or Spanish.

Upcoming Dates

March 7-11th

  • Respeto Spirit Week

Tues. March 8th

  • Statewide Tornado Drill
  • 5th grade Field Trip to FMS Play

Wed. March 9th

  • PTO Carnival Planning Meeting, 6pm Zoom

March 14th-18th

  • Spring Break-No School

Mon. March 21st

  • Teacher Planning & Prep Day-No School

Tues. March 22nd

  • 4th Quarter begins

Thurs. March 24th

  • Papa John's Night

Mon. March 28th

  • PTO Meeting, 6pm

Tues. March 29th

  • 5th Grade Science KAP-9:45am

Wed. March 30th

  • 5th Grade Science KAP-9:45am

Thurs. March 31st

  • Deadline for TPS Transfer Requests

Mon. April 4th

  • Prek registration opens

Tues. April 5th

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 5:30pm

Wed. April 6th

  • Paraprofessional Day
  • Grace Med Clinic

Fri. April 8th

  • Class Pictures

Sat. April 9th

  • School Carnival 3-5pm

Tues. April 12th

  • ELA KAP (State Assessments)

Wed. April 13th

  • ELA KAP (State Assessments)
  • Family Math Night, 6pm

Fri. April 15th

  • No School

Mon. April 18th

  • Site Council, 5pm
  • PTO, 6pm

Tues. April 19th

  • Math KAP (State Assessments)

Wed. April 20th

  • Math KAP (State Assessments)

Mon. April 25th

  • No School-Staff Professional Development
Tues. April 26th-Thurs. April 28th
  • BOGO Bookfair
Tues., April 26th:
  • 5th Grade Orientation Jardine/Landon/Chase, 9:30-10:45

Wed., April 27th

  • 5th Grade Orientation, French/Robinson/Eisenhower, 9:30-10:45
  • 5th Grade Parent Orientation will be held at all MS 5:30-6:30pm.

Sat. April 30th

  • Sharefest