Larimore Parent Newsletter

Week of 10/26/2020

Drive-Through Food Distribution

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Salvation Army-Toy Town

Christmas Assistance Application

Online ONLY for St. Louis City and County: October 2020 until all slots are filled

October 1-30 or until all slots are filled

Families with children 12 and under may apply for Angel Tree/Toy Town online at (no invitation code required)

October 8-30 or until all slots are filled

All others may apply online for General Holiday Assistance at

Required Documentation to Upload

❖ Photo ID for Head of Household ❖ Date of Birth document for children 12 and under (birth certificate, letter from school etc.)

❖ Proof of address

❖ Proof of monthly household income

St. Charles County Locations:

St. Charles Corps O’Fallon Corps

2140 N. 4th St. 1 William Booth Dr.

(636)946-7966 (636)240-4969

October 26th-November 30th October 5th-November 30th Mondays & Fridays 1:00pm-4:00pm Apply by phone

(October 5th-16 Thanksgiving meal box Applications)

St. Clair County Locations:

East St. Louis Belleville Corps

616 N. 16th St. #20 Glory Place

October 12th-Novermber 6th October 12th-November 6th Mondays 1:00pm-7pm Wednesdays 1pm-7pm

Tuesdays 9am-4pm Thursday 9am-4pm

Madison County Locations:

Alton Corps Granite City Corps 525 Alby St 3007 E. 23rd St

(618) 465-7764 (618)451-7957

October 5th-October 29th October 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays October 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm 9am-11:30am November 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm

Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm November 9th, 11th, 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm (November 12th and 13th by Appointment only 9am-5:30pm)

Jefferson County:

(call for documentation needed)

Arnold Corps

3740 Telegraph Rd.

Remedial and Supplemental Tutoring

Re: Remedial and Supplemental tutoring

This year the district’s tutoring program will assist all students who are struggling in one or more subjects, especially reading, writing and mathematics. The expectation is that students will receive rigorous instructional support so that they will become more successful in their classes and will demonstrate improved achievement. If you are interested in signing your student up for tutoring, please contact your child's teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences are Coming Soon

All report cards will be emailed to parents. Please make sure that we have your current email address. Call 314-953-4500 if your email address needs to be updated. Teachers will fill all sections of the report card EXCEPT behavior. Extensive comments will be provided.

No school on Oct 23rd and Oct 30th due to parent-teacher conferences. Please expect appointment invitations from teachers. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please let us know.

Conference times are as follows:

  • Oct 23th: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Oct 30th: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Red Ribbon Week Information

Red Ribbon Week Activities

Theme: Be Happy, Be Brave, and Drug Free!

“Mask Challenge”- Thursday

October 26 – 30th, 2020

Monday – “Sock It To Drugs” – students wear crazy socks, colorful socks during class. Teachers might allow time to show off your crazy socks.

Tuesday – “Red-Y” For Life” – students will wear the color RED!

Wednesday – “Wellness Wednesday” – students, bring a Red Apple to class with you. Eat it as a snack.

Thursday – “Shade Out Drugs” - Wear sunglasses!

Using Our Red Ribbon Theme, spend time during the week decorating a Mask using markers, crayon, paint, crafts, etc….. Share your mask during class on Thursday or, take a picture and send them to your teacher so that we can post them.

Dr. Martin Luther King-Oratory Contest

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice is once again sponsoring its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Students and adults are invited to submit written and oratories. Please contact Mrs. Neeley at 314-953-4509 if you or your child plan to participate. The deadline is November 16, 2020.

ü Essay (written oratory) and contest application must be postmarked by November 14, 2020, or emailed no later than midnight on November 16, 2020.

ü Finalists chosen to participate in the oratorical contest will be contacted by November 30, 2020.

ü Finalists will present their oratories on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom or a similar platform.

ü All essays should reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the theme of “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

Contest Categories

Senior (age 60 and over)

Prize: $100


Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 9-12

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 6-8

Prize: $100

Youth in Grades 3-5

Prize: $100

The winner of each category will present an oratory at the virtual

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To reference Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s values, please visit

Larimore PTA

The November PTA meeting will be held on the second Thursday in November. There will be an executive board meeting on November 10th. Email Shantail Shelton if you have any questions.

HSD Grab and Go Meals

The Hazelwood School District will continue to provide meals to students on days school is in session. For updated routes & delivery times, click on the link: Grab & Go Delivery Routes

For this month's menu, click on the link: Monthly Lunch Menu

Community Resources

  1. CARES Act Housing Funds

Rent and Mortgage assistance is available for qualifying residents of St. Louis City and St. Louis County through the CARES Act.

To see if you qualify, please complete the online application:

2. Accelerated Training Programs through Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions has released its October 2020 list of accelerated training programs offered at St. Louis Community College.

These non-credit courses provide fast track, concentrated opportunities to skill up and enter in-demand jobs quickly.

Many of the programs are eligible for full funding for eligible students.

For more information:

3. Show Me Hope Helpline

Show Me Hope is a federally funded crisis counseling program, offering free coping and resiliency skills education, disaster preparedness and response education, and referrals to community resources. Contact: 314-747-7492

More Important Dates to Remember

  • No School on November 3, 2020, due to Election Day so that everyone can go and vote.
  • No School November 25-27, 2020 due to Thanksgiving Holiday

Y Enrichment Program

The Emerson YMCA is providing daily learning support Monday -Friday 7am-6pm. State daycare payments are accepted and additional discounts will apply for HSD families. Register and learn more at