Clarks Creek Chronicles

October, 2016 - News and Notes to Keep You Connected

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A Note From the Principal

Dear Parents,

After a busy week with conferences, we have a fun and important one this week. It's Red Ribbon Week! Each day we have a dress-up day to remind us how important it is to be drug-free!

Remaining Dress-Up Days:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25“I Have the Power to Be Drug Free!”

Dress as a Super Hero! Wear capes, tights, etc…

  • Wednesday, Oct.26“I’m Voting for My Future, I’m Drug Free!

Wear as much patriotic clothing or red, white, & blue as possible!

  • Thursday, Oct. 27“One School, One Goal – Bully & Drug Free!”

Wear as much RED as possible and encourage kids to all wear any PRIDE bands they've earned!

  • Friday, Oct.28“Orange You Glad You’re Drug Free!” Wear as much orange/black/purple as possible or Halloween clothing! NO COSTUMES or scary clothing will be permitted. (The same holds true for the 31st.)

On your child's P.E. day, he/she will follow the theme “Living Drug Free is No Sweat! Wear exercise and workout clothes. That is the day students will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event. On Friday we got to see a performance by the Indy Air Bears to help motivate us! (See pictures below.) Students who are able may bring a donation any day of the week. All money will go to the American Heart Association.

We hope to see you this weekend at our first big all-school family event of the year this Saturday - our PTO's popular Nightmare on Elm Drive event. See below for details!

Kind regards,
Mrs. Donovan
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Click the Link Above to See the Website Calendar

10/25 Culver's Restaurant Night - 5-8 pm

10/26 Community Forum - Helping to Drug Proof our Kids

10/29 PTO Halloween Event 5-8pm

10/31 Fall Parties 2:45-3:30 pm

11/2 School Board Candidate Forum 6:00 PM PHS Auditorium

11/7 PTO Meeting 6:30pm

11/10 Board Meeting 7:00pm Admin Bldg

11/14 Picture Retakes

11/16 Professional Development Day - No Students

11/18 Rescheduled Body Safety Day - K, 2, 4

11/24 & 25 Thanksgiving Vacation

School Lunch Information

You can find our school menus by clicking the red button below. Student lunches are $2.30 (including milk). Breakfast is $1.30. Extra milk (or for those bringing their lunch) is $0.50.
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Reminder - Visiting for Lunch

We know that parents often want to come in and eat lunch with their children on special occasions. You are welcome to do so by following the usual school visit procedures - beginning with stopping in the office to sign in and get a visitor tag. Please be aware, though, that space in our cafeteria is currently VERY limited. Please be prepared for the possibility that you may have to eat in another location with your student when you arrive. Staff members working in the cafeteria will direct you, as needed.

PTO Info

Trash Bag Sales
Thank you so much to all those who participated in our trash bag sale this year. This continues to be a successful event for our PTO with your help! If you have not picked up your bags, please do so this week in the main office.

Fall's Big Event!

The Nightmare on Elm Drive Halloween Extravaganza is just around the corner. It will be held on Saturday, 10/29 from 5-8pm. This year's event will feature the "Once Upon a Haunted Tale" haunted house, along with our usual games and activities around the building, trick or treating in the hallways upstairs with the teachers, a costume contest in the gym, and dinner in the cafeteria. We could really use your help and are asking for volunteers to help run the cafeteria and games throughout the evening. Click the link below to sign up to help for an hour. Mark your calendars - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!!

Fall Parties

As a reminder, if you are wishing to volunteer to help in your child's classroom during the party, you must have an approved background check on file. The fall party will be on October 31st from 2:45 - 3:30pm. Thank you to all those who have already volunteered to send in supplies for this fun event.

Next Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6:30pm in the Clarks Creek library. Free childcare will be provided by our YMCA before and after school childcare program. Please enter through door 3.
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Reminder - Volunteer at Clarks Creek!

If you have some time to donate at Clarks Creek including at this week's Nightmare on Elm Drive event, all volunteers need to complete a Volunteer Background Check and have it cleared prior to the first volunteer experience. This can take a couple of weeks, so be sure to plan ahead! These are also needed prior to chaperoning field trips, etc. The form can be found at .

Another thing we ask all volunteers to complete annually is the Volunteer Confidentiality Form. This form is available in the school office and should also be completed before the first volunteer experience.

We appreciate the help of all of our volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!


There are two upcoming opportunities for families in need to receive a nice, warm coat for a cozy winter! The annual Bundle'em Up will take place at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds on Oct. 29th from 1-4. Also, see the graphic below for the Optimist Club's Coat Drive distribution.
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Plainfield Wrestling Camp

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Paul Nicodemus and I am the varsity wrestling coach at Plainfield High School. I have been teaching and coaching in the Plainfield school system for twenty-six years. I currently teach Algebra 2 at Plainfield High School.

I am in the midst of my twentieth year as the head wrestling coach. During those twenty years my teams have won more than 250 dual meets, as well as several county, sectional, and regional championships. In addition, we have had many individuals experience great success including numerous semi-state and state qualifiers, as well as several medalists at the state finals!

Part of our success at the high school has been the outstanding programs that are in place at the elementary and middle school levels. This wrestling camp is an introductory program for your son. We will provide an outstanding opportunity for your son to try the sport at a young age in an informal environment (compared to middle school wrestling). If he is interested in continuing with wrestling after the camp, he can enroll in our advanced wrestling camp which will last throughout the winter. Last year’s elementary program was a huge success and we look forward to a great program this year. Who knows, you might be the parent of a future wrestling state champion!


· REGISTRATION: Thursday 11/10 from 6:00-7:00pm in the PCMS athletic lobby (door 14)

· LATE REGISTRATION: Monday 11/14 from 5:30-6:30pm in the PCMS athletic lobby.

· PRATICE DATES & TIMES: 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/23, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, and 12/7 All Practices are 6:30-7:30pm

· COST: $50 for each wrestler (every wrestler will receive a t-shirt with the remaining proceeds going to the Plainfield Wrestling Program)

· *The boys will wear shorts, t-shirts, and socks to the practices (wrestling shoes are allowed but not mandatory).

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (be sure to put “wrestling” in the subject line) or call 317-839-7711.

I look forward to meeting you and your son,

Paul Nicodemus

Head Wrestling Coach

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Check out these pictures of a few of the things that have been going on over the last month! You can enlarge any of the pictures below by clicking on them.

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