S'more Schumacher News

warm & gooey reminders for the week of Sept 30th-Oct 2nd

IMPORTANT DATES to sink your teeth into

Tues, Sept 29- Mad Science, 4:10-5:10pm, 2nd Floor Commons Area

Wed, Sept 30- Spanish Club, 4:10-5:10pm, LMC

Wed, Sept 30- Watch DOGS Pizza Party Kick-Off, 6:00-7:00pm, Cafeteria

Thur, Oct 1- School Picture Day

Thur, Oct 1- Skating Party, 6:00-8:00pm, Northland Rolladium

Tues, Oct 6- Mad Science, 4:10-5:10pm, 2nd Floor Commons Area

Tues, Oct 6- Cici's Pizza Night, 4:00-8:00pm

Wed, Oct 7- Spanish Club, 4:10-5:10pm, LMC

Thur, Oct 8- Garden Club, 4:10-5:10pm

Thur, Oct 8- Harlem Wizards Basketball Fundraiser, 6:00-8:30pm, Liberty High School

Fri, Oct 9- 4th and 5th Grade Choir sing the national anthem before football game, 6:00pm, William Jewell


Attention all Dads and Father Figures, Our Watch DOGS program is hosting its annual Pizza Party Kick-Off for dads and their students tomorrow Wednesday, September 30th from 6:00-7:00pm in the Schumacher cafeteria. Come and hear all about this amazing program and sign up for a time to volunteer at school.

For more information about Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Amazing Students) contact David Wratchford at watchdogdavid@gmail.com or go here.


Comb your hair and iron your shirt...school picture day is Thursday, October 1st! Order forms came home last week.


The Scholastic Book Fair will be October 13th-15th during Parent-Teacher Conferences. The theme is Monster Book Fair: Reading is So Much Fun You’ll Get GOOSEBUMPS! If you have some time to volunteer, please complete this form and return to your student’s teacher.

Ways to help:

Decorating: Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 9:00am-2:00pm (lunch will be provided and $5 towards a book)

• Set-Up: Friday, Oct. 9th, 2:00-4:00pm ($5 towards a book)

• Cashiering: Tuesday, Oct. 13th, Wednesday, Oct 14th, Thursday, Oct. 15th ($5 towards a book)

Packing up the Fair: Thursday Oct. 15th 7:00-9:00pm ($5 towards a book)


October's skate party is a week earlier due to the Harlem Wizards game. It will be on Thursday, October 1st from 6:00-8:00pm at the Northland Rolladium!

School Skate Night parties are a fun and easy way to help raise money for Schumacher. Bring your students and any other family or friends who want to have a blast at each month's themed skate party. (The more paid skaters, the more money raised for Schumacher.)

The class with the most attendance will be awarded the "Golden Skate Award" trophy to keep in their classroom that month along with a free pass for each student in the class to use at a future public session! This month wear your favorite crazy combo for the "Crazy Wacky Hat/Hair/Socks" theme. It's only $4.00 to skate, plus $2.50 for skate rental or $3.50 for inline or speed skate rental.

Skate parties are private events for students and their families and friends. We are not open to the general public during skate parties. You are always welcome to stay and even skate with your child. If you are comfortable leaving your child, simply sign them in with a contact phone number with our experienced rink management and staff.


Our Learn2earn reading fundraiser ends tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30th. Please make sure you have logged your child's minutes and have all your pledges turned in. Our Shark readers have done an awesome job! We have read over 50,000 minutes and pledged $3,292! You can mail your donations to school or have your child drop them off if you don't want to donate online.

Don't forget that the class that raises the most money and the students that read the most out of each class will win a Shaved Ice Party from Snowie KC. You can follow our fundraising progress at www.learn2earn.com


Schumacher is bringing the Harlem Wizards to town to play a fun basketball game against our own Liberty District faculty "The Liberty Underdogs". This game is a fundraiser benefiting Schumacher as well as a fun event for the entire community! The game is on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00pm at Liberty High School's new fieldhouse. Some of our players include: Mr. Gabriel, Mrs. Bright, Mrs. Beaty, Mike Murphy, Andy Smith, and Mrs. Steenstra. You can purchase tickets in advance: $10 general admission (children 3 and under are free), $17 Reserved seating, $25 Courtside Plus. Courtside Plus includes a 10 minute Meet and Greet with the Wizards in a private room before the game, complimentary BBQ dinner from Mudhole BBQ before the game, a Wizards lanyard, and a Wizards team poster. General admission tickets will be $12 at the door, Reserved and Courtside Plus must be purchased in advance.

You can also purchase tickets at school or at www.harlemwizards.com. Buy your tickets between today and Wednesday October 7th and get entered into a drawing for an upgrade to Courtside Plus seating and amenities for 2 people.


Spanish Club is starting this week! There is still time to enroll!

Visit www.languageprojectkids.com for more information and to enroll today!

Language Learning opens up a WORLD of opportunity!


The bi-annual Lily Soto Blood Drive will be Friday, October 16th from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Come shop the crafts from 20 different vendors, enjoy the Bounce House, Mudd Hole BBQ, entertainment, a silent auction, and a chance to save a life. You can now sign up at www.savealifenow.org sponsor code lily.


It may seem early, but for some families it's time to begin thinking about Christmas. If you or a family you know need assistance this holiday season, please check out the Liberty Community Christmas Tree Program. The application deadline is a little bit earlier this year. They will be accepting applications until October 16th, 2015. For more information go here.

Also spread the word about volunteering to adopt a family! It is an awesome opportunity to teach kids about being generous, being good citizens, and taking care of our neighbors.

Missy Falk

Schumacher Social Worker


Fall is just around the corner and it is the time of year to begin going through your kids' closets and dressers to pull out their winter clothes. If your kiddos are growing like weeds, please remember your child's school when you are setting aside those clothes that no longer fit! If you don't plan to have a garage sale anytime soon and are looking for somewhere to donate those unwanted clothes, please consider donating them to Schumacher. It's easy! Just drop off your donations at the front office the next time you come to school. Items that are of highest need are clean, hole-free, gently-used, t-shirts, shorts, pants, and shoes, as well as new underwear, and new socks.

Thank you ahead of time for your love and generosity for your fellow Shark Families.

Missy Falk

Schumacher Social Worker


Parents of Kindergarten through Second Graders, answers to two common ipad questions can be found below:

iPads and internet access at home:

Just a reminder that if your child is bringing home an iPad they will need to log onto the filter in order to gain internet access. To view the procedures for logging onto the filter please review this tutorial.

Pictures on iPad and Geotagging:

Geotagging is a process that records the location of a picture that is taken and incorporates that information into the picture file. This information is used to show the location of the picture in a variety of programs. It is turned on by default and if you would like to turn that feature off please look at this tutorial.


PTA will be shipping your kiddos' masterpieces to Art to Remember on September 30th. We should receive the order forms back the week of October 16th. Please keep an eye out for these order forms that will be sent home with your kiddo. Their masterpiece will be attached to the order form.

There are over 30 keepsakes products available. Many of the items are less than $15. These make great gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles and are wonderful keepsakes that capture a moment in time with your child’s masterpiece.

All orders need to be turned in no later than October 22nd. The items will arrive the week of November 20th. We cannot accept any late orders received after October 25th. After the 25th you will need to contact AtR directly and there will be no guarantee orders will be received by Christmas. If you would like to check out the products or place additional orders after our fundraiser is completed, please go to www.arttoremember.com.

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