McClure Newsletter

April 22, 2022

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Month of the Military Child Recognition

On Tues. April 26th, staff and students are encouraged to wear purple to celebrate military kids! Purple references the joint environment of the military, encompassing all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans. Purple combines each branch’s colors into one: the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard all use shades of blue, the Army uses green, and the Marines use red.
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BOGO Bookfair

Tuesday, April 26th 8:00 - 4:00

Wednesday, April 27th 8:00 - 6:00

Thursday, April 28th 8:00 - 4:00

Online bookfair link-

5th Grade Middle School Visits & Orientation

5th grade students will be visiting their middle schools on April 26th & 27th. All parents of current 5th grade students are invited to attend a middle school parent orientation meeting at their child's middle school on April 27th from 5:30-6:30pm.

April 26th 9:30-10:45: Jardine/Landon/Chase will host

April 27th 9:30-10:45: French/Robinson/Eisenhower will host

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College & Career Day

Friday April 29th will be “College and Career Day” at McClure. Staff and students will be able to wear their favorite school gear or dress as their future career choice.

PTO Elections

Complete the Google Form below if you are interested in serving in a PTO position for the 2022-2023 school year.

Character Counts Pillar Monthly Focus: Citizenship

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Online Registration for 22-23 Now Open!

Reserve your student's spot for next school year by registering as early as possible. Online registration for the 2022-23 academic year is anticipated to begins today. Click HERE to register your student(s).

There are instructions on how to enroll new students and returning students, as well as resources for families here:

2022-2023 Preschool Registration

Do you have a young scholar ready to begin preschool? Topeka Public Schools is accepting applications for State Pre-K, Preschool Intervention Program, Scott Dual Language, Sheldon Head Start, Pine Ridge Prep, and Shaner Early Learning Academy.

View the 2022-2023 preschool flyer in English and Spanish here. For more information on our outstanding preschool programs, visit

4th Quarter Site Council Meeting

Monday May 9th at 5pm Meeting ID: 873 1287 5421 Passcode: 790104

May PTO Meeting

We hope you can join us for the May PTO meeting May 9th at 6pm. The meeting will be held through this Zoom link. The Zoom link is also posted on our school website.

Zoom Meeting ID: 98594469620

PTO: Artsonia Fundraiser

Interested in purchasing keepsakes with your child's artwork on them? Click on the link below. Type in the school code: 8D7YTHKT then enter your child's name, grade level, and your personal email address.

Music Programs-Revised Dates

Spring music program dates have been revised to allow the programs to be held outside.

Revised Music Program Dates:

K- May 5- 6:00

1- May 12- 6:00

2- May 4- 6:00 (revised due to conflict on April 28th)

3- May 5- 7:00

4- May 12- 7:00

5-May 4- 7:00 (revised due to conflict on April 28th)

Inclement Weather Makeup Date-May 19th

Preschool & 5th Grade Promotion Dates

  • May 18, 2022: PIP Promotion, 2:00

  • May 19, 2022: PIP Promotion Rain Date, 2:00

5th Grade-

  • May 23, 2022: 5th Grade Promotion, 2:00
  • May 24, 2022: 5th Grade Promotion Rain Date, 9:30

Updating Information in TylerSIS

If your personal contact information has recently changed, (i.e. phone number, address, email address) please login to your TylerSIS account to update this information.

Families are discouraged from having a Yahoo email address on file as Yahoo often blocks TPS communication messages to families.

Summer Enrichment Camp PK-12

KAPP Preschool

KAPP Summer Application KAPP (Kindergarten Academic Preparation Program) "Power UP" is a six-week summer program that is offered to excite and encourage students and families to prepare for kindergarten while learning new skills required of in-coming kindergarteners!

The KAPP “PowerUP” program is provided by YWCA Northeast Kansas, funded by the United Way of Greater Topeka, and in partnership with Topeka Public Schools. The program is free and provides breakfast and lunch. Students with little-to-no preschool experience will have the first opportunity to participate. Students who may have attended pre-school but whose attendance may have been disrupted due to circumstances beyond

their control, or who believe their child may have other factors that have delayed their kindergarten readiness, will also be considered. Available KAPP spots will be filled first according to need and qualifications, then on a

first-come basis. Very Limited bussing is available.

YWCA KAPP “PowerUP” summer kindergarten academic prep program is offered daily beginning June 13th and ends on July 22th, 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

KAPP enrollment questions may be directed to

Rebecca(or Becky) Trapp-Márquez


785-235-7131 (office)


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Covid Self-Reporting

If a TPS student has tested positive for COVID-19 or had a COVID-19 exposure, please complete the TPS COVID-19 Self Reporting Form, and a district health official will contact you the next business day.

Families are encouraged to call the TPS COVID-19 Help Line at 785-438-HELP (785-438-4357) if they have questions related to district COVID-19 resources, testing, or protocol.

Paraprofessional Opening

Looking for a position that has the same schedule as your child? Enjoy making a difference?

We are looking to hire a full time para professional here at McClure!

Position Purpose: to assist in providing a beneficial learning environment in which all students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials


  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Possess 48 hours of college credit or pass the equivalency exam
  • Ability to successfully accomplish/complete the annual in-service training
  • Conscientiously accept and follow directions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit sound judgment
  • Adapt to a variety of situations
  • Fundamental understanding of students and the learning process

Apply for a paraprofessional position at McClure by clicking here.

TPS News

FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program: FCC has announced a permanent affordable connectivity program that will provide eligible families, who apply, a credit of up to $30 per month to cover the cost of Broadband services with various providers, including Cox. Eligible families include those who qualify for free & reduced school lunch, SNAP, WIC, or those with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for family size. Click here for information from Cox in either English or Spanish.

How We Communicate with Families: Topeka Public School District uses a wide variety of communication tools to engage its families. This is an important tool that schools can share with families.

TPS Staff Appreciation eCards: Brighten the day of a Topeka Public Schools staff member by sending an eCard to their inbox. Simply fill out the short form and your digital message will be delivered!

Low-Cost Sports Physicals: The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus is offering convenient, low-cost sports physicals for all middle school and high school athletes. Physicals are

performed by our Sports Medicine team led by Dr. Peter Loo. No appointment is necessary. Parent/guardian does not have to be present, but must complete and sign required forms. This exam meets the annual state requirement. For more information click here.

Shawnee County Parks Summer Programs: flyer

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

View, download, or print the School Supply List for the 2022-2023 school year.

Upcoming Dates

Mon. April 25th

  • No School-Staff Professional Development
Tues., April 26th:
  • National Month of the Military Child Recognition
  • 5th Grade Orientation Jardine/Landon/Chase, 9:30-10:45
  • BOGO Bookfair 8am-4pm

Wed., April 27th

  • Administrator Assistant Day
  • 5th Grade Orientation, French/Robinson/Eisenhower, 9:30-10:45
  • BOGO Bookfair 8am-6pm
  • 5th Grade Parent Orientation will be held at all MS 5:30-6:30pm.

Thurs. April 28th

  • BOGO Bookfair 8am-4pm

Fri., April 29th

  • College & Career Days


Mon. May 2-Fri. May-5

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Tues. May 3rd

  • Adaptive PE Field Day

Wed., May 4th

  • 2nd grade music program, 6pm
  • 5th grade music program, 7pm

Thurs. May 5th

  • Geography Bee , 2pm
  • Kinder music program, 6pm
  • 3rd music program, 7pm

Mon. May 9th

  • Site Council, 5pm
  • PTO, 6pm

Thurs., May 12th

  • 1st grade music program, 6pm
  • 4th grade music program, 7pm

Fri. May 13th

  • Activity Day

Mon. May 16-Fri. May 20

  • Zimmedaaree Spirit Week

Tues. May 17th, 6pm

  • Senior Graduation Walk, 2:30pm
  • Band & Strings concert, 6pm

Wed., May 18th

  • K-2 Talent Show, 9:30-10:30am
  • PreK Promotion, 2pm

Thurs., May 19th

  • 3-5 Talent Show, 1:30-2:30
  • PreK Promotion Rain Date, 2:30pm
  • Music Programs Rain Date, 6pm & 7pm

Fri., May 20th

  • SOAR Assembly, 10:15am

Mon. May 23rd

  • 5th grade Promotion, 2pm

Tues. May 24th

  • Last Day of School 8:30am-11:30am
  • 5th grade Promotion rain date-9:30am