Pevely Elementary

Weekly Update March 27-31

Pevely Elementary Weekly Update

Hello Pevely Families!

The Dunklin R-5 Pancake Breakfast was awesome yesterday! Thank you so much to all of the Pevely families that were able to attend!

The Spring Book Fair is still open this week. Please see the information below regarding shopping online and on Thursday evening if you were not able to visit during breakfast yesterday!

Our 2nd Graders have their Spring Concert on Thursday evening with two concert times by class. Please see the flyer below with concert times and information.

Dr. Lewis, Principal, and Ms. Bungenstock, Counselor, will be at Pevely on Tuesday to speak with our 5th Grade class about the transition to Senn Thomas Middle School and opportunities available to 6th Graders. 5th Grade parents, please also attend the Family Night at STMS on Thursday evening at 6PM for information about middle school. (Flyer below)

Friday is Family Reading Day! Please join us from 9:30AM-10:00AM to read in your student's classroom. Entrance is through the back of the building in the Cafeteria Doors. The Book Fair will not be open during this time (it closes on Thursday).

We will see you on Tuesday, there is no school tomorrow!



Ms. Katie Dunlap


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Scholastic Book Fair- Spring 2023!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Pevely Library from March 23-30th!

Students will be shopping during their class Library Special Area time.

Families can visit the book fair:

  • Thursday, March 30 from 5-7PM during the 2nd Grade Concert

Online Shopping Option:

We appreciate your support of the Scholastic Book Fair as the proceeds go directly to our library for new books on our shelves for students to enjoy!

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Student Lighthouse Team Applications

We are looking for students interested in being on the Student Lighthouse Team for the 23-24 school year!

  • Any current 1st - 4th grade student interested in joining the 2023-2024 Student Lighthouse Team, should pick up an application from the main office.
  • All SLT applications are due W 4/5/23 (before spring break).
  • Current SLT members will be given an application to apply again. They will not need to go through the interview process.
Our Student Lighthouse Team is a great way for students to be leaders in our school! The team meets monthly to discuss school events, voice their opinions on school culture, ask questions, lead events, and much more!

For questions about Student Lighthouse Team, please contact Ms. Conine or Mrs. Britain at:

Ms. Conine:

Mrs. Britain:

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Proposition Safe Schools- Dunklin R-5 School District

Want to learn more about the benefits of Proposition Safe Schools?

Be sure to visit our district website for photos, details, and plans around the proposition and the no-tax increase benefits to all buildings in the Dunklin R-5 School District!

You can also follow Proposition Safe Schools on Social Media!

Facebook: Proposition Safe Schools- Dunklin R5

Twitter: @BlackcatSafety

Lastly, please join us for these upcoming community events:

  • April 4: Election Day- Please VOTE! Absentee Ballots are open if you cannot attend a polling place on April 4.

Not sure where you vote? Please check your address here:

After you Vote, Come Skate with Us!

April 4th is an exciting day! Not only is is Election Day...It's also Lil’ Cat Club PTO Skating Night!

Please join us at Rock Roll-o-Rena from 6-8PM for a fun evening of family skating!

BONUS: If you bring your "I Voted" sticker from the local polling place, one skater in your family will skate for free!

As a reminder, Proposition Safe Schools - Dunklin R5 is on the April 4th ballot. Please go vote and then come skate!

Lil' Cat PTO News and Updates

Next Event:

  • PTO Skate Night- April 4

Upcoming Events:

-Family Skate Night at Rock-Roll-O-Rena: April 4th

-Imo's Pizza Night Fundraiser: April

All of these updates and more are on our website! Please sign-up for updates:

Remember to find us on Facebook at Lil' Cat Club PTO!

Bravo Blackcats!- March

We are proud to honor these students that were awarded Bravo Blackcat awards this month! Students honored with this award were recognized by a Pevely Staff Member for following the 7 Habits, taking pride in their school, showing leadership characteristics, and/or being an overall great student in our school community!

Amelia Sowell

Leah Stinson

Addalyne McCain (2)

Kimmi Forsythe

Blaine Beckmeyer (x2)

Ethan Pashia

Caisley Neifert

Lucas Nguyen

Eliana Beck

Emma Kaiser

Abbigail Edwards

Kaiden Crannick

Finn Mathews

Gunner Burgard

Thea Barker

Summer Miller

Tony Martin

Easton Millikan (x2)

Chevy Johnson

Chase Briley

Bentley Hendon

Mallory Trentmann

Ashton Neifert

Ben Capps

Kayson Harris

Shelby Ciolek

Emma Appelbaum

Counselor's Corner: "When Kids Don't Listen"

GoZen is a great website with multiple resources. One of their free weekly resources is the Parent Rewind letter sent out once a week. This letter provides different scripts and strategies for working with your child on various topics such as listening, deep breathing, healthy routines and many more! Sign up for this FREE weekly resource with the link below:

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Eye Thrive Mobile Eye Care Van

Mrs. Engelbach made arrangements for the Eye Thrive Van to visit Pevely Elementary in May for mobile eye exams. Forms were sent home to eligible students last week that qualified based the following criteria:

  • Student failed a vision exam at school this year
  • Family applied for and qualified for the Free and Reduced Lunch program

This is a free service for students that meet the criteria. If the consent for is returned, the student will receive an eye exam and glasses from the Eye Thrive van while at school on May 4th. This is the only day the service will be available!

*We have to meet a number of completed consent forms by April 6th to keep the date on their calendar. Please return your form ASAP if your student received one this week.

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Transportation Changes

Please email ALL transportation changes to

If you email a teacher or staff member your request, they will ask that you contact our secretary. We do this to make sure that all transportation notes go through our office in the event of a teacher absence, etc. We also ask that it is in writing so that we can verify who the request was made by.

Who to Call at Pevely

We're here to help!

You can always call the Main Office phone at 636-479-5200 to be directed anywhere in the building. If you would like to contact via email, please email

We have secretaries in the building to answer the phone between the hours of 7:45AM and 4:30PM. If you call outside of those hours, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned when they return.

Y-Care Questions? Please contact Festus YMCA at 636-931-9622

Pevely Spirit Wear

Our Pevely Spirit Shop is always open! Check out the newly added sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, etc. for these cold winter months!

Upcoming Dates and Events:

March 28-30: Spring Book Fair Open

March 30: Open Day- Cardinals Spirit Day!

March 30: 2nd Grade Concert

March 30: STMS Family Night for Incoming 6th Graders

March 31: Family Friday Reading

April 4: Election Day and PTO Skate Night

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Lil' Cat PTO Website

-Volunteer for Events -Calendar of Upcoming Events -Meetings Notes and News

Pevely Elementary School

School Hours:

8:35AM-3:35PM *Doors open at 8:15AM

Early Release: 1:00PM Unless otherwise noted due to weather


Ms. Katie Dunlap-

Assistant Principal:

Mr. Adam Dixon-

Dean of Students:

Ms. Michelle Liles-


Mrs. Maddie Huelskamp (K-2)-

Mrs. Jessica Rekate (3-5)-