Eagle's Eye Newsletter

May 9, 2016

Clear Creek Elementary

Principal - Carrie Handy

School Improvement Specialist - Kelly Robinson

Our Clear Creek MISSION:

To unite school, family and community by inspiring, challenging and empowering each of us to grow as life-long learners and responsible citizens.

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The end of the school year for students will be Friday, May 20. This new date was approved by the Board of Education on April 4, 2016.
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Come be part of the fun for Field Day 2016 on Friday May 13th!

Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 (Check in at 8:30)

Kindergarten, 4th, and 5th Grade classes

Afternoon Session: 1:00-3:10 (Check in at 12:30)

1st, 2nd, 3rd grade classes, and Ms Hansen's PM Kindergarten class

Click here for the SignUp Genius link for Field Day parent volunteers

Field Day parent volunteers

Schedule for the last day of school

The last day of school is quickly approaching and it will be full of fun and celebrations as we end this amazing school year!

9:00-9:50am -- The day will begin with our annual awards assembly and slideshow. If your child will be recognized at the assembly, the classroom teacher will contact you with information.

Students will have an altered specials schedule for the day:

10:10 – 10:40 a.m. Specials (2nd)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Specials (5th)
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. Specials (4th)
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Specials (1st)
1:05 – 1:35 p.m. Specials (3rd)

  • Each grade level will determine when they will do their yearbook signing and their recess schedules for this day. Lunch schedules will not change.

2:00-2:45pm -- Students and staff will attend a Hooked On Books assembly. After the assembly, students will receive a treat to enjoy with their class.

3:40pm -- Students and staff will line the hallways outside of their classrooms to cheer on the 5th graders as they take one last walk down the halls and lead everyone out of the building to start the summer break. BYOK (Bring Your Own Kleenex!)

3:45pm -- After the 5th graders leave the building, all other students will be dismissed their normal way to go home. If you need to change your child's go home plans, please contact the Clear Creek office EARLY in the day so that we can ensure the messages are delivered in a timely manner.

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Last Boxtop and Labels for Education Pick Up For The Year

The final Boxtop and Labels for Education pick up date is this coming Monday May16th. Please check through box tops to ensure they are not expired, count them up and send them in to help Clear Creek finish out the school year with a big collection!

We appreciate all the support our Clear Creek families have given to these great programs. Your submissions have help raise money to support classrooms. Thank you very much!

Spring Band Concert

Mark your calendars for the spring band concert

May 19th - 7:15pm students dropped off, 7:30pm concert begins

Please contact Russell Harvey, Band Director, at rharvey@usd232.org if you have any questions.


Does your child love math? Does he or she have fun learning something new? Is your child currently in fourth or fifth grade? If you answered “YES!” to all of these questions then we have the summer enrichment class for them!

Math Masters is a four day, one hour per day summer enrichment program that works with high ability math students to learn new concepts and work on challenging problem solving. Each class will focus on a different math concept. The four concepts are: Identifying patterns, Geometric equations and solutions, Algebraic principles, and mathematical reasoning through multi-step problem solving.

The criteria for participating in this enrichment opportunity is:

  • A love of math

  • A district Math MAP score from the 2015-16 school year at the 85th

    percentile or above

  • Completion of the form below with the enrollment fee of $60 (this must be turned in to Math Masters [payable to Shawn McWhirt] by May 16, 2016)

For more information and for an enrollment form, click HERE.

Mill Valley Jr. Football and Cheer Association Sign Up Information

Attention Parents:

Sign up your son or daughter for Mill Valley Junior Football and Cheer today!!!

Please go to www.MVJFCA.com to sign up for K-6th grade football and cheerleading for the fall 2016. Click on the Player Registration or Cheer Registration on the left side of the website, under FORMS/CAMPS. We have are flag and tackle options! Spots are filling up fast for the 2016 season.

Deadline is May 31st without incurring late fees.

Come join a fun and safe environment to learn the fundamentals of football and cheer!


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End Of The Year Reminder From the Cafeteria

Please ensure that your child has enough funds in his/her account to cover the remaining school year breakfast & lunch purchases. Your student will still be able to charge up to three meals (breakfast and/or lunch). However, we ask that those charges be paid promptly and before the last day of attendance.

Volunteer with Girls on the Run

Volunteer with Girls on the Run

Coach a Team at Clear Creek

Coaching a Girls on the Run team is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season. Each coach possesses infectious enthusiasm, strong character, and the joyful spirit necessary to educate and motivate girls. All share the desire to work with girls from different races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to prepare each girl for a healthy adolescence and adulthood. There are many ways to become a GOTR coach.

Our volunteer coaches work with girls after school, leading them through the Girls on the Run-developed curriculum, stretching and running activities, and training for the end-of-season 5K run. Programs meet twice a week for 60-75 minutes. The program is offered twice a year from September-November (fall season), and March-May (spring season).

Girls on the Run lead coaches are male or female and at least 21 years of age. Assistant coaches are at least 18 years of age. All coaches must pass a background check before the season begins.

If you are interested in being a GOTR coach at Clear Creek, please contact Marilyn Boaz at meboaz@gmail.com you can also email coaches@gotrkc.org with any questions and for more information, go to http://www.gotrkc.org/getinvolved/volunteer

End of the Year Clean Up in the Nurse's Office

As the school year comes to a close, it’s time to clean out the medication cabinet in the health office. All medications need to be safely returned back to you for the summer. Over the counter medications can be sent home with students on the last day of school, May 20th. Please let me know if you would prefer not to have them returned in this manner. I can set up other arrangements upon request. Please call or e-mail me to let me know if it is NOT okay to send home in backpacks.

Prescription medications (such as pills/tablets, inhalers, Epi-pens, etc) will NOT be sent home with students unless consent is given. Please call or email me to let me know how your child’s medication will return home. This is to ensure the medication arrives safely home without any incidents. My last day in the building will be Monday, May 23rd, and I will be leaving at noon. All medications not picked up by 5/23/16 @ 12pm, will be discarded (per district policy) unless other arrangements have been made with me.

Please contact me with any questions!

Thank you,

Nurse Amanda

913-422-8700, ext 4405


Thank you to all of our wonderful Watch Dog dads this year! We appreciate all the time you have given to our school!

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DeSoto Summer Band Camps

Do you have a student going into 5th grade and is interested in trying out various band instruments and learning about all that being in band entails? Do you have a student who will be in 6th-12th grades next year? A variety of excellent camps will be offered to develop and fine tune essential band skills as well as explore a variety of genres in music. Summer is an excellent time for students to continue supervised practice to continue to develop their musical skills.

For more information about the Desoto elementary, middle and high school summer band camps, please click HERE.

De Soto USD 232 Electronic Flyers

This link is a source for information on events, classes and programs offered at Clear Creek and throughout our district by outside groups and agencies. This information is constantly updated so please check back often.

Watch D.O.G. Sign-up

To sign up to volunteer at Clear Creek as a WD, please use our Sign Up Genius calendar.