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Week of January 11, 2022

Crane Elementary

Need-to-know information can be found below!

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Need to Know Information

AMI Learning Days: Starting this Friday, your child will have an AMI Learning Packet in his/her Blue Communication Folder in the "Return to School" pocket. This packet will remain in the pocket until we have an AMI day designated by Dr. Johnson. Students should complete the work in the packet for each day deemed an AMI day. The packet of work will be due the next day we return to school. When this happens, we will provide more directions on Class Dojo. AMI Days will not have to be made up on Mondays or at the end of the year.


Honor Choir Practice: Honor Choir will not be Honor Choir Practice this week.


CSCO Meeting: We will have our January CSCO Meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 PM in the preschool commons area. We hope you can join us!


Stuff the Staff Fridge Round 2: Many of you blessed our staff the first time around and many of you missed out and wanted to help a second time. Therefore, we are doing Round 2 of Stuff the Staff Fridge. The staff absolutely loved this gesture. If you are willing to help out, please sign up for a treat to bring in sometime this week! We appreciate everyone's help! The sign up can be found here.


Cards: Second quarter grade cards were sent home on Friday. If you have any questions regarding your child's grade card, please contact his or her teacher!


Glow Kids Book Study: We will be starting our Parent Book Study on Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 PM in the Elementary Preschool Commons Area. Those participating will receive their copy of the book that evening and we will share the reading plan for the study. If you have not signed up to participate in the book study, and would like to join us, please let the Elementary Office know so we can ensure we have enough books ordered! So far, we have 26 families signed up!


Volunteer Training: If you are wanting to be a volunteer in our school on a regular basis, mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 19 for our training! This will be at 8:15 AM in our Elementary Data Room. This training should take less than an hour. Please call the elementary office at 417-723-5300 ext. 1301 to RSVP for the training.


Boys & Girls Club is Hiring: The Boys & Girls Club is hiring Youth Development Professionals for the Crane location. Once they hire their staff, then we will be able to start offering afterschool care! If you or someone you know is interested in working for BGC, please apply at the website found here.


Transportation Changes: We understand plans can change throughout the day. If transportation plans change for your child, please call the office to let Whitney know so she can ensure your child gets the message. Some parents have been messaging teachers on Dojo and there are days teachers do not see messages until after students have left for the day. We would hate to miss an important message! The Elementary office number is 417-723-5300 ext. 1301.


Absences: If your child is going to be absent from school, we need you to call the Elementary office to let us know. If you call before anyone is at school, please leave a voicemail letting us know your child's name and reason for absence. The office phone number is 417-723-5300 ext. 1301.


COVID Testing: Did you know if your child as COVID symptoms you can arrange to have Nurse Tena administer a rapid COVID test for free? We ask that you call the office to arrange a time with Nurse Tena to bring your child in for testing. She will have the results within 15 minutes. Please know we will NOT test your child without your consent!

Upcoming Dates

January 11: CSCO Meeting at 5:30 PM in Preschool Commons Area

January 18: Glow Kids Book Study Session #1 at 5:30 PM

January 19: Volunteer Training at 8:30 AM in Elementary Data Room