McClure Newsletter

March 6, 2023

PTO Meeting: March 7th

Our next PTO meeting will be Tues. March 7th at 6pm in our library (no Zoom link). All parents and guardians are welcome to attend!

The final PTO meeting of the year is on April 25th and will also start at 6pm in our library.

3rd Quarter Spirit Week

Friday March 3rd: Read Across America/Dress as Favorite Book Character

Monday March 6th: Mixed Match Day

Tuesday March 7th: Dress Like a Teacher

Wednesday March 8th: Dress Up Like House Family Animal (grades 3-5) or Favorite Animal (K-2)

Thursday March 9th: PJ Day

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Spring Break Learning Challenges

K-2 Students: Footsteps 2 Brilliance Challenge

K-2 students will have the opportunity to complete a Footsteps 2 Brilliance Spring Break Challenge. Students will be coming home this week with information on how to login to their F2B account. They will also be coming home with a Spring Break Challenge flyer (see image below).

All K-2 students who complete the Spring Break Challenge and turn in their challenge flyer on 3/20 will receive a prize. The students with the top total minutes spent on F2B over spring break will receive a McDonald's lunch w/ the principal.

Parents may also register their email w/ their student's Footsteps 2 Brilliance account to monitor their student's learning. Watch the video linked below to learn how to do this. Our registration link is:

3-5 Students: Moby Max Challenge

All students who complete 60 mins in reading and 60 mins in math will receive a prize.

The student from each class who achieves the most minutes in Moby Max over spring break will receive a McDonald's lunch w/ the principal.

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Footsteps2Brilliance Parent Registration
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County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 5th grader, Leo Hooper, for placing 2nd place in the county Spelling Bee. Leo will move on as the alternate in the state Spelling Bee.
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Counselor Corner Newsletter

Click the link below to read the March. 'Counselor Corner' newsletter.
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March Breakfast & Lunch Menu

School menus can be viewed below or by clicking HERE.
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Upcoming Dates:


3-9 Respeto Spirit Week

7-5th Grade field trip to see French Middle School musical

7-PTO meeting in the library, 6pm

9-Adventuremobile (Grades 1 & 2)

9-End of 3rd Quarter

9-PTO Chuck E. Cheese's Night fundraiser 4-9pm

10-No School, Teacher Plan & Prep Day

13-17 Spring Break

20-Start of 4th Quarter

21-4th quarter 'Kinder Kollege', 5:30pmpm

22-Papa John's Night

28-5th grade Science State Assessment

29-5th grade Science State Assessment

30-Adventuremobile (Grades 1 & 2)

31-College & Career Day


4-1st grade music program, 6pm

4-4th grade music program, 7pm

7-No School

11-3rd, 4th, & 5th grade ELA State Assessments

12-3rd, 4th, & 5th grade ELA State Assessments

13-Kindergarten Orientation, 5:30pm

13-Adventuremobile (Grades 1 & 2)

18-3rd, 4th, & 5th grade Math State Assessments

19-3rd, 4th, & 5th grade Math State Assessments

21-PTO Block Party 6-8pm

24-No School, Staff Development Day

25-PTO meeting in the library, 6pm

25-Middle School Orientation, 5:30pm

25-27 BOGO Bookfair

26-1st Grade Field Trip

27-Adventuremobile (Grades 1 & 2)

28-Day of the Military Child


1-5-Teacher Appreciation Week

4-District Adaptive Field Day

9 & 10-5th grade middle school visits

11-5th grade Band & Strings concert, 6pm

12-Field Day

15-19-4th quarter spirit week

18-Talent Show

18 & 19-Grace Med Dental Clinic

23-5th grade Promotion, 2pm

24-Last day of school, dismissal @ 11:30am

Want all of these dates easily accessible and to be able to check if anything changes? Access our school calendar on the McClure website There, you can add the calendar to your own or even sign up for email alerts if something changes using the menu with the < sign above Saturday!

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TPS Student Transfers

The TPS transfer form for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. If you have moved this school year and no longer live in the McClure attendance area, be sure to complete this transfer request form as soon as possible.

More information for district transfer requests can be found by clicking HERE.

TPS 2023-2024 Transform Form Link

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TPS News

FREE DENTAL CLINIC TO BE HELD IN TOPEKA: The Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) free dental clinic will be in Topeka on March 24-25 at the Stormont Vail Events Center. It is the goal of KMOM to make sure that any child that may not receive regular dental care, or has an unmet dental need, is able to take advantage of this unique and beneficial opportunity without waiting in line. Parents can make an appointment time online for their child by going to Information for Kids & Parents (

Adults and children 14 years of age and older are seen on a first come first, served basis and the clinic will open at 5:30 am both days. KMOM will be offering cleanings, fillings, and extractions at no cost and hundreds of patients will be treated each day. For additional information, go to

FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program: FCC has announced its affordable connectivity program to provide eligible families, 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 either English or Spanish.

Campus Care Clinic: Topeka High School has a care clinic in partnership with the University of Kansas Health System that is open to all students and staff. Click here to view a flyer or watch this video for more information.

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Dillon's Community Rewards

Do you have a Dillon's Shopper Card? Help our school as you shop for groceries. When using your Dillons card, designate McClure Elementary as your community rewards benefactor and your donations will go to directly support our school. Sign in or create an account to enroll. Once signed in, you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under your account settings.

Planet Aid Clothing Bin

If you've been to the this week, you may have noticed a yellow bin at the south end of the parking lot. This bin is placed in partnership with Planet Aid and their school donation program. Any community member is welcome to place donated clothes in this bin at any time.

The Eagles Nest: Before & After Childcare Program

McClure has started our own before and after school childcare program this year which has officially been named The Eagle's Nest! If you are interested, please complete the registration form linked below. The form also outlines the monthly fees, times, etc. Once you submit the form, you will be contacted within 48 hours to notify you if there is enough room in the program for your child to attend.

McClure 22-23 Childcare Registration Form

Childcare & ESSR Calendars