Shull Family Front Page

April 8, 2016

Bond Issue Passes with Flying Colors!

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A Message From Dr. Monsees

I want to extend my great appreciation for your support and efforts related to our bond issue. Ray-Pec patrons voted 79.85% in favor of the bond issue in this week's election - a tremendous margin of support!

We look forward to implementing the facility projects outlined in our Long Range Facility Plan. The next year or so will be challenging as we tackle the construction projects and the necessary transition activities in preparation for the fall of 2017. I am confident that collectively we will make this transition a positive experience for our students moving forward.

I also want to thank Leo Anderson and Joe Anthuis for their years of service to Ray-Pec on the Board of Education. Their dedication to our students and staff have been a tremendous benefit to Ray-Pec.

Please congratulate newly elected Board of Education members Kim Bailey and Susan Edmonsond.

Summer School Enrollment Began April 4

Summer School parent information letters and enrollment forms for all grade levels went home with students on Monday, April 4. Enrollment forms are due April 29. Summer School sessions span June 6-June 30 this year the daily school hours are 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday for grades K-8.

The program for grades K-8 integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and math topics into courses in a project-based format.

  • Kindergarten-8th grade Summer School will be four days per week (Monday-Thursday).
  • Kindergarten-8th grade students may choose to attend one session of two weeks, or two sessions to total four weeks.
  • Transportation will be available to students in grades K-8.
  • For students in grades K-6, fee-based Panther Pride child care will be offered (before and after school care and/or Friday, as needed).
  • Shull Elementary will be a site location for K-4 summer school this year!

Enrollment forms will be available online at THIS LINK on April 4.

Mrs. Morrison Introduces, "The Unwanteds"

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New Teacher to Join Shull in 2016-2017

Our interview team is currently conducting interviews to hire another teacher to join the Shull Family for the 2016-2017 school year. I look forward to announcing the addition of a new family member to you soon!

Did You Send a Report Card Notification to Parents?

If you did not send a notification to parents that 3rd quarter progress reports are now available, please send the following notificaiton to your parents.

"3rd Quarter Progress Reports were released to parents electronically before spring break. You have access to the progress report through TeacherEase. For directions on how to login to TeacherEase, click HERE . To locate this quarter's Progress Report within TeacherEase, select “Academics” from the top menu, and then select “Report Card.”

Here is the direct link to TeacherEase: "

Introducing Mrs. Kathy Carter

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Mrs. Carter Joins our Shull Family!

Mrs. Kathy Carter has joined our first and second grade teams to provide instruction to students in the areas of math, reading and writing. Mrs. Carter has lived in this area since she was a small child and graduated from Raymore-Peculiar HS. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Carter spent 25 years at Sprint, most recently as manager of a technical writing team for customer service support. She has two married sons who also graduated from RPHS. Mrs. Carter has one grandson who is expecting his new sibling in late September and a new granddaughter on the way at the end of May! She is coming to us from Peculiar Elementary and has already grown to love Shull students and the friendly atmosphere.

4th Grade Music Program April 14

Mark your calendar to attend the 4th Grade Musical Folk Performance on Thursday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m., in the Shull Gym. The Book Fair will be open until 6:00 p.m. that night as well!

1st Graders Showcasing the Learning Target, "I Can Make a Painting"

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Kindergarten Screening & Tour

All Kindergarten eligible children who will be age 5 by August 1, 2016, should plan to attend Kindergarten Screening and our annual Kindergarten Tour. Please help spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors.

Shull Kindergarten Screening:

  • parents must have made an appointment at Round Up or call school 892-1600
  • April 12, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • April 13, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Shull Kindergarten Tour:

  • All enrolled Kindergartners for the 2016-2017 school year are invited to attend
  • April 22 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Shull is on Track to Becoming an Exemplary PLC School

The path to Exemplary PLC School Status involves implementing the components of Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) with fidelity that leads to increased student achievement. On April 20, representatives from the state will visit Shull Elementary to assess where we are on the path to receiving exemplary status. Raymore Elementary and Eagle Glen Intermediate both received Exemplary PLC Status this year and were recognized for their accomplishments at the Powerful Learning Conference in January.
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Pennies for Patients Began April 4

Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country.

The funds collected during Shull's Service Learning Project, "Pennies for Patients," will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner! The class collecting the most change receives a pizza party.

Our school wide goal is to raise $500 to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. That's only $100 per grade level in coins!

Important Calendar Events

April 6 - Teacher & Support Staff of the Year Banquet 6:00 p.m.

April 11-15 - Spring Book Fair - closes daily at 4pm EXCEPT April 14

  • April 14 - open from 4:00-6:00 (before 4th grade music program)

April 12 - McTeacher Night at Raymore McDonalds

  • Kindergarten screening (by appointment only 892-1600)
April 13 - Kindergarten screening (by appointment only 892-1600)
April 14 - 4th gr Music Program 6:00 p.m. - arrive in the cafe by 5:50 p.m.
  • Book Fair open until 6:00 p.m.
April 22 - Kindergarten Tour 9:00 a.m. (incoming 2016-2017 Kindergartners)

April 24 - Raymore Day at the K

April 25-May 6 - MAP Window

April 29 - Shull Family Barbecue

May 2 -6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 - PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.

May 4 - Kindergarten Field Trip

May 9 - Al Library Books Due

May 16 - Field Day

May 11 - Art Show & Spaghetti Dinner

May 13 - Kindergarten celebration @ 9:00 a.m.

May 17 - Talent Show 6:30 p.m.

May 19 - 4th Gr Celebration (all day) - RSVP below or email Dr. Mattingly if you'd like to help

May 20 - Last day, early release, yearbook signing

4th Grade Celebration Planning Members Needed!

Thursday, May 19th, 9am

11706 East 211th Street

Peculiar, MO

If you'd like to help plan our 4th graders' end of year celebration, please RSVP and Dr. Mattingly will forward your contact information to the Planning Team Coordinator.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Kindergartners Learn & Collaborate at Developmental Centers

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School Board Approves the 2016-2017 School Calendar

Join My Text Message Remind Group!

I regularly send text messages to remind you of important events, cancellations, or school changes. Signing up is easy!

To sign up to receive important school text reminders:

  1. open text messaging on your phone
  2. enter the phone number 81010
  3. type this in the body of the text: @sharksrock
  4. send the text!