McClure Newsletter

March 11, 2022

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There is NO school on Monday March 21st as this is a teacher planning and prep day. All students will return to school for the start of the 4th quarter on Tuesday, March 22nd.

3rd Quarter Report Cards

Student report cards will be uploaded to the student and parent portals the week of March 21st. All students and guardians can access those items through "documents" on the left side of the student portal view.

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.
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Optional Spring Vaccination Clinic:

The optional spring vaccination clinic will be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Friday, March 25 at Topeka High School. This free service is offered to individuals age 5+ who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


Families should register for the vaccination clinic in advance here by Wednesday, March 23 at 12:00 PM. Those who register will be sent an electronic consent form. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and have a signed consent form to receive the vaccination.

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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.

Updating Information in TylerSIS

If your personal contact information has recently changed, (i.e. phone number, address, email address) please login to your TylerSIS account to update this information.


Families are discouraged from having a Yahoo email address on file as Yahoo often blocks TPS communication messages to families.

Yearbook Orders

The 21-22 yearbook can now be purchased by clicking HERE. You can also order a yearbook by following the directions listed in the flyer below.


The cost of each yearbook is $20. All orders are due by April 15th.

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Caught Reading Winners

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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

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

Online Registration Opens April 4th

Reserve your student's spot for next school year by registering as early as possible. Online registration for the 2022-23 academic year is anticipated to begin on April 4th.

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 topekapublicschools.net.

Class Picture Day-Rescheduled

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

McClure Carnival

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


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.

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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.

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.

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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

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

Preschool-
  • 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

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

Qualifications:

  • 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.


How We Communicate with Families: Topeka Public School District uses a wide variety of communication tools to engage its families. This is an important tool that schools can share with families.


TPS Staff Appreciation eCards: Brighten the day of a Topeka Public Schools staff member by sending an eCard to their inbox. Simply fill out the short form and your digital message will be delivered!


2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates

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
  • 22-23 Online 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
  • Yearbook Orders due

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