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Parent Newsletter

End of Year

We had another great year at Claywell. I hope your family has a wonderful break and you get to do all the things you would like to do with your family. Please make sure your kids are reading everyday. We want our students to stay on track or even accelerate over the summer and are ready for our 23-24 school year. Below is information about uniforms

There is a lot of good information for you in this newsletter. You may want to keep this link as we head into the 23-24 school year. We have important student dates as well as supplies your child will need.

Open House Dates and Times

Open House Monday, August 7, 2023

VPK, K and 5th Grade- 5:00-5:50

1st and 3rd Grade- 6:00-6:50

2nd and 4th Grade- 7:00-7:50

First Day of School- Thursday, August 10, 2023

School Supply Lists by Grade level for 23-24

Below are the general lists for each grade level. I do want to caution you though that each teacher may require specific supplies when we get to Open House. This will give you a head start though.

Student Calendar Dates

Congratulations to our 5th grade team

Our fifth-grade teams had a spectacular day today at MOSI. The Shark Tank Challenge team, which was challenged to propose a new invention to make the world a better place, developed a prototype and built a presentation around a product they named the Sea Saver. The purpose of the product was to save sea turtles and other sea creatures from choking on or ingesting garbage that is carelessly and thoughtlessly deposited into the sea, which is home to all of these creatures who are helpless to stop this injustice. They had marketing plans, statistics, and projections of the future effects of this problem to share with the judges. The team worked well together, was incredibly articulate, knew their rubric well, and made a poster to share visually the magnitude of this problem. Armed with statistics for both the current as well as the future projected damages, the team was a united force to be reckoned with and truly earned their gold medal. Team members included: Valeria Duarte, Phoenix Jordan, Taylor Bader, and Joy Konadu.

Our fifth-grade robotics team, which had two returning students from last year's team, an additional fifth grade student with sharp science processing skills, and a fourth grade student to prepare for next year's team, not only earned a gold medal, but they worked together so well and worked through some very difficult problems so successfully that they also were awarded one of only two engineering awards. They had an hour to code and finished by earning the maximum score with twenty minutes to spare. Team members included: Gianna Zumpano, Jaxson Comito, Kaylee Shartz, and fourth grader Blake McLain.

We are so very proud of these AMAZING kids!!!

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Visit from Ed Sheeran

Former student , Ethan Van Name and current first grade teacher Kim Van Name had a visit at Middleton High School last Friday from Ed Sheeran. Ed donated music supplies, guitars, and tickets to his concert. He also did a mini-concert for the students. What an awesome experience for Mrs Van Name and Ethan.
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Last day to bring backpacks is Wednesday

We are going to send students home with their school materials on Wednesday. Please make sure your kids do not bring their backpacks back by the end of the year.

Uniforms for 23-24 School year

We are going with red, white, or blue tops with khaki or navy blue bottoms. Attached below is a comprehensive layout of the county and school dress code policy. For ease of ordering, we are working with a company if you choose to use them. We are going to have various dates throughout the summer that you can physically come to Claywell to size the shirts for your child. The below link will go live and you can order starting June 1st.

There is a two week turn around because we are working with a small company. Those who order two weeks prior to July 11th can pick up your items at that time. The company will deliver, but that is a fifteen dollar charge, otherwise as you order you can pick the shirts up at Claywell during the summer, or as school starts we will send them home with your child.


Schedule for our on site uniform sales.

Yellow House Wins

Congratulations to the classes from the yellow house. They had the most house points for the month of May. Our word for the month is flexible. These students showed the most flexibility during the month of May. Thank you to Mrs. Stockslager, our wonderful guidance counselor for getting silly stringed. Pictures of the event are below.

Fifth Grade kickball game. Staff wins again!!!!! 24-6!

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We love our fifth graders

We are so very proud of each of you. You worked extremely hard throughout your time at Claywell and you always have a home with us at Claywell. I will see you at your high school graduation, so stay on track. We love hearing about the success of our students. Please visit.
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