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Friday, May 15, 2020

A Letter from Miss Laubaugh

Dear Families,

As we wrap up the year, I want each one of you to know how great you've been to work with this past year. As I reflect on the year, I become overwhelmed with joy thinking of all the great times our class had together and I know it would not be possible without the unconditional support from all of YOU! Thank you! Each and every one of these students has not only helped each other grow, but have helped me grow tremendously as well. I will always hold our times in Room 17 near and dear to my heart!

I also want you to know that I will not be teaching at McCulloch next year. I plan to move out of state by the spring and resume teaching the following year. I regret not taking the chance to tell my class before Spring Break and wish I could tell them in person. Be on the lookout for a letter in the mail addressed to your child, I am in the process of mailing letters to tell them the news. I have also included ways to stay in touch! I have loved getting to know each student and would love to know how they are doing! Feel free to have your child email or mail me messages, photos, or videos! I've always loved having pen pals! I will no longer be able to use this email address after our year ends but have provided a different address!

Next week is our last week of virtual learning and these links are found in the newsletter. There are two days of learning and two days of summer fun activities. Also notice that today is the last day to vote for next year's theme at McCulloch. There is also information below regarding student supplies if you missed the supply pick up dates.

Thank you so much for an amazing and memorable year! I will miss these kiddos greatly. Have a safe, fun summer and an amazing year in THIRD GRADE!

Love always,

Miss Laubaugh

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Last Day to Vote for Next Year's Theme!

Each year, McCulloch Elementary has a theme that they incorporate throughout the year. Please submit your ideas. These ideas will be narrowed down by staff vote. Then, the top 3 will be sent out to families to vote for the final theme for next school year!

Link to Google Form to Vote


Yearbooks have not been delivered to our schools at this time. Families will be able to make an appointment to pick up yearbooks or they can wait until Open House at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. There are not extra yearbooks to purchase. There will only be yearbooks available for those who placed an order for them.

Family/Parent Contact Information

Do you need to update your phone number, e-mail address, or home address? Please e-mail me any information that McCulloch Elementary & the Republic District may need in order to contact you over the summer or next year.

Supply Pick-Up/Drop-Off Information

  • Picking up supplies is optional, but all supplies left behind will be repurposed after Friday, May 22nd.
  • If you did not pick up during the drive through times, please set up a time with the office before May 22nd to pick up belongings. Email Amber Sainz and Camie Lyons (principal, assistant principal) to set up a time to pick up your student's supplies. Please bring library books and drop them off.
  • 732-3620

Free Meal Distribution at RMS

Republic School District will continue providing free, daily grab-and-go lunch and breakfast (for the next day) pick-up at RMS and other designated locations across the community for Republic children through June 19. However, we will be changing our distribution time at RMS to Monday-Friday, 11:30-12:30 p.m. starting Monday, April 27.We will continue to provide meals at our remote locations (listed below) Monday-Friday 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Alpine Village

S. Lewis Street in Battlefield near the Prairie Oak Village Apartments

Old Stone Apartments

Hines Street Pharmacy

Calvary Baptist Church

RepMo@Home Learning Resources

Below you will find resources for each week to aid you in your child's learning of specific skills in all core subject areas. These are resources made by all Republic 2nd grade teachers. New resources for the following week will be posted each Friday. Completion of these activities is optional but highly encouraged. I would love to see your child's work! Feel free to send me pictures or scanned images of your child's work. Students can also post their work using Class Dojo. Ask me if your student needs help logging into Class Dojo!

Paper Packets are available through this sign up. A link to the current packet will be housed on this newsletter or your student can access through Google Classroom (see section about login info below). If you have already completed the form once, you do not need to sign up again. They will keep your information on file and have a packet ready for you each week of closure. If you would like a Paper Packet, please complete the sign up before Thursday 3pm so they are ready for you to pick up before 9am the following Monday.

Week 1: March 30-April 3

Week 2: April 6-10

Week 3: April 13-17, printable link here

Week 4: April 20-24, printable link here

Week 5: April 27-May 1, printable link here

Week 6: May 4-8, printable link here

Week 7: May 11-15, printable link here

Week 8: May 18-21, printable link here

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Classroom Resources and Log In Information for Home

Click this link to access Laubaugh's Home Resources. It has a compilation of completely FREE and engaging online resources for your child to use. It also includes important log in information for several sites that the district provides. I highly recommend utilizing this page to guide your child's online learning!

Note From Mrs. Lankford, McCulloch School Counselor

Hi McCulloch families! I sure do miss seeing your students each day and hope our distancing is providing you and your kids safety as we unite to lessen the spread of COVID19. I wanted to reach out to you to let you know, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s well-being during this time, please feel free to contact me at While I am checking my email and replying throughout the weekdays, I also am setting aside 9-11am Monday-Friday (unless in virtual meetings) to be available to you. Take care! Mrs. Lankford

Here's a great read about helping manage our kids' worries. (Preventative and Responsive Tips for Families)

Important Dates

5/15 - Week 8 Learning Resources available

5/19 - Last Day of School

5/22 - Deadline to pick up supplies