A Message from Dr. McGraw: September
THANK YOU PTA!
Lee's Summit R-7 recycling bins no longer able to accept community recycling
Due to a change from the district's solid-waste vendor, Deffenbaugh Industries, recycling bins located at Lee’s Summit R-7 schools and facilities are no longer able to accept materials from community members. Schools and district facilities will continue to participate in recycling at each building through the district-wide program.
During the summer, Lee's Summit R-7 officials were notified by Deffenbaugh that they could no longer offer free pick-ups for community recycling items. Based on this notice of fee increase, the district issued a bid and received two bids from solid waste companies (Republic and Town & Country). Both proposed a significant fee to pick up the community recyclables at district facilities. Deffenbaugh also proposed adding more containers and charging a significant monthly fee to pick up both district and community recycling. Their offer was declined by the school district based on the its cost and impact on the R-7 budget. Lee's Summit R-7 continues to be a strong supporter of recycling and green initiatives throughout the district.
Would you like to be an Underwood VOLUNTEER??
1. Go to your http://uwe.lsr7.org/ and click on the "Parents" ribbon across the top.
2. Scroll down to where it says "volunteers" and click.
3. A 5-minute video will play. Then volunteers should press the "continue" button at the bottom of the video.
4. A short questionnaire will pull up to be filled out by each volunteer.
5. Once submitted, there is an option for printing the background check if you are needing to be screened. You can then fill this out and present it to Underwood's office with an ID.
Will you tell us your story about student success through R-7 Story Project?
Do you have a story about your child that you'd like to share focusing on his or her success in school? As part of "The Story Project," Lee's Summit R-7 is featuring personal stories about our students and their accomplishments in school. We are looking for stories about a specific incident or an individual school staff member making a positive difference for your child.
The stories may be about children from birth through high school and may be submitted by parents and guardians of both past and present students. Stories should be 200 words or less and should go to email@example.com. You may also contact Janice Phelan to provide general information, and she will draft your story for your review.
Beginning of the Year Reminders:
- Attendance is extremely important to your child's academic success. Although absences happen, please contact the office when your child will not be in attendance. 816.986.3280
- If your child will be late to school, please come in to the office and sign in your child for the day
- Guests can only take photos of their personal child and no other students can be included on photos
- Cell phones need to be turned off when in the building. We want to model that the kids are the most important thing to us and give them our full attention
- Our car lane and bus lane are tight quarters! Please be patient when entering and exiting UWE.
- Please label all coats and lunch boxes clearly with your child's name
Life Changer Honor
Save the Date
- September 19-30, 2016: Fun Run Fundraiser
- October 13th, 2016: Spirit Assembly, 9:30am
- October 28th, 2016: Fall Parties
- November 10th, 2016: Goodies with Grandparents, 5:00-7:00pm
- December 8th, 2016: Donuts with Dads, 7:45am
- December 21st, 2016: Spirit Assembly, 9:30am
- February 14th, 2017: Valentine's Parties
- February 24th, 2017: Sock Hop, 6:00-7:30pm
- March 17, 2017: Spirit Assembly, 9:30am
- March 30th, 2017: Muffins with Moms, 7:45am
- May 5th, 2017: Spirit Assembly, 9:30am
- May 12th, 2017: Field Day