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A note from Mrs. Newman on May 14, 2023

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to any and all special ladies out there who have touched the lives of another person. I hope that you had a wonderful day on Sunday celebrating who you are.

-Mrs. Newman

Youth Truth Survey

We need your voice! This survey is for Parents/Guardians.

Help us make our school great by taking this quick survey. Parents and guardians have the opportunity to provide feedback for their child's school in areas like culture, engagement, relationships, communication & feedback, school safety, and resources.

Our goal is 80 parent responses. The results are used to create our school improvement plan and all submissions are anonymous. Thank you for supporting our students!

Here is a video that explains what the Youth Truth Survey is all about.

The Youth Truth survey will open on May 1st and close on May 26. Please take a moment to fill it out, we would love to hear from you.

A message from PTG

Clarkes Families,
Let’s get Excited for our last Fundraiser
It will run from 5-15/5-22, packets and money must be turned in by May 22nd.
Fundraisers help us pay for student activities such as art supplies, Omsi, classroom books, field trips, assemblies, specialty items like bouncy chairs, and more.

So let’s Rock This!!

May activities in molalla

Molalla has some pretty cool activities happening. Check them out!

A note from Nurse Amanda


After three long years of ever-changing pandemic exclusion guidance, we have finally reached the final stage--Widespread Population Immunity!! Please see the excerpt below from a recent ODE update, effective today, 5/11/2023:

*A five-day period of isolation for those infected with COVID-19 will also no longer be recommended for the general population, including people in K-12 education settings. Oregon public health officials believe widespread population immunity due to vaccination and repeated infections means most COVID-19 infections are now likely asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, and the five-day isolation period is doing little to reduce transmission. The recommendation for the general population will be to stay home until fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving; to avoid contact with individuals at increased risk for severe disease, including older adults and those with underlying medical conditions; and to consider masking for 10 days.

Operationally, this means that we will treat COVID similarly to any other illness, and follow the symptoms-based exclusion guidance. [Fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, unexplained vomiting free for 48 hours, diarrhea free for 48 hours.]

Thank you!


Molalla Summer Camps




June 19th -22 for 2nd -8th grade 9:00 am-12:30 pm $65.00


June 19th -22nd 5th -8th grades 1:00 pm-4:00 pm $50

July 10th -13th K-4th grades 9:00 am-12:00 pm $50

July 10th -13th 5th -8th grade s1:00 pm-4:00 pm $50


July 11th -14th K-8th grade 4:00 pm-6:00 pm $40


June 26th -29th K-8 th grade 6:00 pm-8:00 pm $50

July 17th -20th K-8 th grade 9:00 am-11:00 am $50


July 31st -Aug 3rd 5th & 6th grade 3:00 pm-4:30 pm $40

July 31st -Aug 3rd 7th -9 th 5:00-7:00 pm $40


Aug 7th -10th 9th -12th grade 4-6 pm $40


June 26th-30th K-8th grade 9-10:30 am $40


Aug 14th-17th 5th-8th grade 3-4:30 pm $40

Aug 21st-24th 2nd-4th grade 3-4:30 pm $40

ACP for eligible families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service. It provides households up to $30 per month off their internet bills if they are not located on qualifying Tribal lands, and up to $75 per month on qualifying Tribal lands. Families that receive free and reduced-price school lunches, SNAP benefits, or participating in certain federal assistance programs are encouraged to apply. More info here.

Upcoming dates

Monday, May 15- Friday, May 19: 4th Grade Swimming Lessons

Monday, May 15-Monday May 22: Read A-Thon!

Friday, May 19, 2023: Late start

Wednesday, May 24, 2023: K/1 Zoo field trip

Friday, May 26, 2023: Late start

Monday, May 29, 2023: NO SCHOOL-HOLIDAY

We are Cougars!

Our mission at Clarkes Elementary is to provide each student with a safe learning environment where they are engaged, encouraged, inspired, and empowered. Our community of dedicated teachers, volunteers, and support staff makes that impact possible. Together we all succeed.