Martin Warren News

Martin Warren Elementary (660) 747-7160

December 2, 2022

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Character Word of the Month for December


Capable of changing or being changed to better suit a situation.

Transportation Changes

Please make any transportation changes by 2:30 p.m. on regular dismissal days and 12:30 p.m. on early release days. You can e-mail Julie Starbuck: or Debbie Richner:

THANK YOU to Culver's in Warrensburg!!

Culver's in Warrensburg partnered with Mr. Narron's class to support the Johnson County Angel Tree Fundraiser this year. We are so excited about the results!! They were able to raise over $1300 to provide gifts for students in need. The students in Mr. Narron's class will be shopping next week with the money they raised at Culver's. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us!
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5th Grade Music Program

Mark your calendars!! We are having a winter 5th Grade Program this year!

What: “A Holiday of Music”

Where: Martin Warren Elementary School Gymnasium

When: Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.

All 5th Grade Martin Warren students will be performing together.

The following is only a suggestion of what to wear to the program. We would rather a student come and participate than not come because they didn’t have the “appropriate” attire. Students could wear the nicest thing they have, which could mean boys in a button-down shirt, black slacks, and a tie and girls could wear a dress, long skirt, or nice slacks.

Students should be at Martin Warren Elementary by 5:45 p.m. Drop them off in their regular classroom when they arrive. Each class will go to the gym together as a group.

It is our hope that every child participates in the performance. These performances are important and treasured memories that last a lifetime. Plus, we have a little bit of fun, too! Please make this a family event you will talk about (and share the pictures of) for years to come.

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Winter Parties are December 15!!

3rd Grade will be 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.

4th Grade will be 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

5th Grade will be 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

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Read for 15 Minutes Each Day to Earn Rewards!!

Looking for a way to encourage and motivate your child to read? Have them sign up for the Read for 15 challenge through the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation! Children are challenged to read for 15 minutes a day for 15 weeks. As they log their minutes on the foundation website they will be eligible to win a prize! Sign up here.

12 Days of Holiday for Teachers & Staff!!

Remember to send in your items to shower our staff with love. The last day is a note for your

child’s teacher from you and/or your child. If there is a staff member that your child wants to

show gratitude for, please encourage that gesture as well. Thanks for supporting us as we

support your student. Happy Holidays!

Recorders for 5th Grade ONLY!!

As a part of our District’s music curriculum, 5th graders will be learning to play the soprano recorder in music class. Purchasing a recorder is fairly inexpensive.

In the past, we have required all students to purchase the Peripole soprano recorder from Martin Warren. The Peripole recorders include a zipper case, cleaning rod, and a neck strap. We are no longer requiring families to purchase this specific recorder. You may use any recorder, but please make sure that it is:

  • A soprano recorder

  • The recorder uses the Baroque fingering system.

If you would like to purchase a recorder from the school, the price is $10. Return payment with your child to the Martin Warren Elementary office secretary in a secure envelope. Please make all checks payable to Martin Warren Elementary.

Your child will keep this recorder in his/her locker at school, and will bring it to music class. Your child is responsible for bringing their recorder to music class. They will have music every third day. All recorders will be sent home at the end of the school year.

Your child will need to have their recorder in their locker by January 4th (the first day of school after Winter Break).

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Dress Up Days Beginning December 1

Monday, December 5 - Let it Snow: Bundle up & wear your scarves, hats, & gloves.

Tuesday, December 6 - Holiday Best: Dress up in your fanciest holiday attire!

Wednesday, December 7 - Winter Sports Day: Wear your favorite winter sports gear.

Thursday, December 8 - Santa's Workshop: Dress like Santa, an elf, or reindeer!

Friday, December 9 - Mean and Green: Wear your Grinchiest Grinch attire or green.

Monday, December 12 - Shine Bright like a Light: Light up your wardrobe with the holiday lights, glitter, tinsel, light-up necklaces, etc.

Tuesday, December 13 - Christmas Vacation: Hawaiian shirts, hula shirts, sunglasses, etc.

Wednesday, December 14 - Mad About Plaid: Wear your favorite flannel shirt, pants, suits, etc.

Thursday, December 15 - Ugly Sweater: Break out your tackiest sweaters!

Friday, December 16 - Polar Express Day: School appropriate pajamas and slippers.

Upcoming Events

Monday = T; Tuesday = I; Wednesday = G; Thursday = E; Friday = R

The days listed above will be the letter schedule for 12/5 - 12/9.

December 6 - 5th Grade Music Program at Martin Warren - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Wednesday, December 7 - Collaboration Early Release Day 1:30 p.m. dismissal

Thursday, December 8 - Full Moon

Tuesday, December 13 - Reteach PBiS Expectations

Thursday, December 15 - Winter Parties at Martin Warren

Friday, December 16 - End of 2nd Quarter - Early Release - 1:30 p.m. dismissal

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - Students return to school!

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Breakfast is $1.95 & Lunch is $2.90

December 5 - December 9


Breakfast: Dutch Waffle, Juice, Fruit, Milk OR Cereal, Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Celery w/Peanut Butter, Fruit, Veggies, Milk OR PB&J Sandwich w/Cheese Stick, Veggies, Fruit, Milk


Breakfast: Yogurt Parfait, Muffin, Fruit, Milk OR Cereal, Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Cheeseburger on Bun, Potato Wedges, Veggies, Fruit, Milk OR Ham & Cheese Wrap, Veggies, Fruit, Milk


Breakfast: Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Biscuit, Fruit, Juice, Milk OR Cereal, Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Hot Dog w/Chili Bowl, Veggies, Fruit, Milk OR PB&J w/Cheese Stick, Veggies, Fruit, Milk


Breakfast: Mini Cinni, Sausage Link, Juice, Fruit, Milk OR Cereal, Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Walking Taco, Roasted Chick Peas, Veggies, Fruit, Milk OR Ham & Cheese Wrap, Veggies, Fruit, Milk


Breakfast: Pancake Breakfast Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk OR Cereal, Fruit, Milk

Lunch: Bosco Stick w/Marinara Sauce, Veggies, Fruit, Dessert, Milk OR PB&J w/Cheese Stick, Veggies, Fruit, Dessert, Milk