Clark's Weekly Updates

October 18th-22nd

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COVID Updates

The cafeteria will remain closed to outside guests through December. Opening the cafeteria will be revisited at the district level.

Report Cards

Today (10/18/21) is the start of the 2nd 9 Weeks grading period.

Report Cards can be viewed starting Thursday, October 21st, in Parent Portal.

Report Cards will only be available in Parent Portal.

How to Check Grades Online:

You can view your student's grades online anytime during the school year. You can also set notifications to monitor grades and attendance through parent portal. Here is an easy step by step guide:

If You are Concerned:

If you are worried about your student's grades, please set up a conference with the teacher. During the conference, make the teacher aware of your concerns, explain how your student learns best, and brainstorm ways to help your student. We are partners in your student's academic success and here to help.

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

We are partnering with Texas Roadhouse in Baytown for their annual Bread and Gift Card Fundraiser until 10/29/21! Click to preorder your Texas Roadhouse Frozen Bread, Honey Cinnamon Butter, and Gift Cards to support Clark Elementary!
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Upcoming Events

Astros Day

We will have another Astros Day tomorrow (October 19th) to show our support. We love the Astros and wish them luck on today's and tomorrow's game.

Unity Day: Orange Out Against Bullying

On Wednesday (October 20th), we encourage students and staff to wear orange and unite against Bullying.

Pink Out Day

We will show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 21st. We encourage students to dress in pink attire.

Ross S. Sterling Homecoming

Sterling High School is the high school in our feeder pattern. Students can dress in homecoming gear to support the Sterling Rangers on October 22nd.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Sterling Rangers will be opening car doors in the morning to greet our Cowboys.

Curriculum Based Assessments (CBA)

There are several tests that will occur in October. Please see the testing schedule below.

ELA CBA (3rd-5th)-----------October 19th

Math CBA (2nd-5th)--------October 21st (revised)

Science CBA (2nd-5th)----October 27th

Curriculum Based Assessments (CBAs)

CBAs are like six weeks exams. The students have learned and practiced all the material covered on the tests. The CBA grades are counted as major grades and cannot be corrected for a 70.

Fall Family Night (STEM)

On October 26th, we are finally able to open our doors to families. We will have our Fall Family Night (in person) from 6:00-7:30pm. This night will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Families can come dressed in school appropriate costumes (not scary) and have fun with STEM activities. We are planning a fun night for you to enjoy with the family! We look forward to seeing you back in the building.

Red Ribbon Week

We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 25th-29th. Each day the students are asked to dress up. See the dress up days below.

October 25th ---------- Wear Red

October 26th ---------- Wear Sports Gear

October 27th ---------- Wear Pajamas

October 28th ---------- Wear Super-Hero

October 29th ---------- Crazy Socks or Character Parade

There is more information about Character Parade below.

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Character Parade

On Friday, October 29th, we will have our annual Character Parade.

Students can dress as a character from a book. Costumes must be school appropriate and not scary. No weapon accessories are allowed. Students are asked to bring a book that goes with their costume.

Students will need athletic shoes for PE. Students may also want a change of clothes for later in the day.

50's Day

On November 4th, we will celebrate the 50th day of school with a fun dress up day. Students can dress in school appropriate 1950's attire.

Veteran's Day Program

On November 11th, we will celebrate Veteran's Day. We love to recognize our families who have or still serving in the military. We will send out more information next week. We will send an electronic link and a paper form home for you to recognize family members who served or serving in the military.

Early Release

On November 12th, students will have an early release day. Students will dismiss at 11:45am on this day. Students will receive breakfast and lunch prior to dismissal.

World Kindness Day

We will celebrate World Kindness Day on November 15th.

Thanksgiving Break

Students will be out of school for Thanksgiving Break on November 22nd-26th. Students will return back to school on November 29th.

All Month Long (October)

Squat-tober at Clark

Our legs are burning at Clark! We are starting a fitness challenge at Clark and hope you will participate at home. The entire month of October is now Squat-tober at Clark. Students, staff, and families are encouraged to challenge each other. Our coaches will teach students how to correctly do squats and make this month a fun time to be a fit Cowboy.

I just did 20 squats and now I challenge you to do the same (or more)!!

ADHD Awareness Month

Difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and social skills — these are among the signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which affects millions of Americans. ADHD Awareness Month, sponsored by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and observed each October, highlights the latest research and clinical studies with the goal of bringing more effective treatments. Its guiding principle is that life can be better for those with ADHD and for those who love or work with someone with ADHD.

For more information click the following link:

Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. All across the country, communities will be making efforts to spotlight a range of dyslexic needs, struggles, and signs.

"Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge." (Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, November 12, 2002.)

Click on the link for additional information.

Cyber Security Awareness Month

The month of October kicks off Cyber Security Awareness Month in Goose Creek CISD. In a collaborative effort, the Goose Creek Curriculum and Instruction Department and the Educational Technology Department have teamed up to provide various lessons and digital citizenship concepts to teach our students how to stay safe and secure online.

Bully Prevention Month

October in National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to focus and raise awareness on bullying. During this month, many groups across the country will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to the issue of bullying.

Community Resources

Local Food Bank

Point Alternative Center will host the Houston Food Bank Mobile Unit on Friday, October 22nd from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 401 Jones Road in Highlands. The mobile unit offers free, healthy food, and is open to the community.

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DePelchin's Parent Cafe

Parent Cafe's create a safe place for parents to come together, provide mutual support, and gain parenting protective factors. Please see the flyers below for more information or register at the following link.

Parent Cafe Registration: