Mrs. Potts Post

December 2, 2019

In the Classroom

Dear Families,





*In writing students have started a personal journal. At any time your child may bring in a picture to place in the journal to write about. If you would like to email me a photo I will print it off for them. I know several of the students compete in the mud run, some have started football, or it could just be a family or friends pic.


Box Tops

Our school collects box tops year round. If you have box tops at home, please send them in at any time. Our school earns 10 cents for every box top, which adds up quickly. We have been able to purchase items for students such as new playground equipment with the money from box tops.

Schofields PTO Holiday Shop

Schofield PTO is bringing the Penguin Patch Kids' Holiday Shop back again this December! The Holiday Shop is provided as an opportunity for your child to shop for his or her family and friends for the holidays. It is a fun way to learn about budgeting and the joy of giving. All items are inexpensive, with pricing from $0.25 to $12. Classes will be shopping on the days below. This is completely optional and not required. The PTO is also looking for volunteers to help run the shop. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Coursey.

Shopping for fourth grade will be Tuesday, December 17, from 1:00-3:00p.m.

Cheers for Peers

The Cheers for Peers student leadership team would love to share your child's celebrations, outside of the classroom, with our Schofield family. Please send a picture of the celebration with a description of the accomplishment to tammywatkins@republicschools.org and we will post it on our Schofield Spotlight Celebration board.


Ideas of celebrations could include:

Winning a tournament Participating in a play

Gymnastics medal Learning to play a new instrument

Learning to tie shoes Girl Scout/Boy Scout accomplishment

An awesome hunting/fishing experience Riding a bike w/o training wheels

The options are endless!

Important Dates

December 2nd - PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

December 5th - Last day for Major Saver fundraiser

December 6th - Holiday Painting with Mom

December 16th - PTO Holiday Shop

December 20th - Lifelong Learners and Leaders Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.

December 21st - January 5th - Winter Break

January 6th - Students return to school

January 6th - PTO Meeting

Classroom Celebrations

Schofield's Attendance Goal

Last week's proportional attendance was 95.93%

Our Learning

School Performance and School Improvement Plan

It is Schofield Elementary's goal to make sure more than 80% of students are proficient with Missouri Learning Standards for English Language Arts, and 82% of students are proficient in Math.


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Parent Involvement

Schofield has many opportunities for families to volunteer and be involved during the school day. If you are interested in the below parent involvement opportunities, please contact Ms. Markie Bravestone, Schofield’s Assistant Principal, at markie.bravestone@republicschools.org.

  • Watch D.O.G.S. Dads

    • Dads spend the day mentoring students and helping around the school.

  • Super M.O.M.S.

    • Greet students at the beginning of the day

    • Help with breakfast of lunch

    • Help in the art room or library

    • Read to your lifelong learner’s class

In addition to the above opportunities during the school day, parents can attend PTO Meetings, assemblies, special building events and serve on the Parent Lighthouse Team. Communication about these events are on Schofield’s Facebook page and in monthly building newsletters.

Mission and Vision

Our classroom Mission Statement - In Mrs. Potts class we will work together to be learners and leaders. We will accomplish this by working together, using the 7 Habits, being responsible for our learning so that we can improve and meet the goals we set for ourselves and the class. We believe that learning should be fun, that we should work as a team, being kind, standing up for each other, and respecting everyone.


Schofield's Mission - Developing and empowering lifelong learners and leaders all day, everyday.


District's Vision - Preparing each child for a successful future.

Our Counselor

Bullying Triangle The School Counselor will visit with my class this week We talked about the following topic: Interacting with others in ways that respect individual and group differences and applying personal safety skills and coping strategies. Please ask your student about the Bullying Triangle Your student will be bringing home a portfolio, at the end of the year, showing you EVERYTHING we did.