"Pawsitively" Informed

Happy New Year 2023!

Learning about the Season

This would make a great Kahoot!

Thanks for coming to Gingerbread Literacy/STEM night!

Candy Cane Grams fundraiser by PTO

Students, parents, and staff were able to buy candy cane grams for 1.00 as a fundraiser for PTO. The money earned helped pay off overdue lunch charges for some CES students. Thanks to Ms. Rivera and all our fantastic parents for selling, making, and distributing the grams. The Grinch made all the deliveries so fun!
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Clarksville Elementary Employees of the Month


At CES our teams identified characteristics of an exemplary staff member and wrote Collective Commitments. We are all committed to the same Collaboration, Instruction, Behavior Management, Professional Behaviors, and Professional Beliefs. The Employee of the Month exemplifies these Collective Commitments in what he/she says and does!

CONGRATULTIONS to our January Employees of the Month. They will have a sign for their classroom door, a badge to add to their ID lanyard, choose a parking space for the month, and receive a 25.00 gift card from Ms. Thompson.

What makes winter winter?

  • Here's a blog post from National Geographic that explains what a season is, and describes seasons in different parts of the world. It's a resource for 6th - 12th.
  • From Education World, a great list of winter-themed resources, across all subjects and ages (and it's not too overwhelming!)
  • Here's a really cool list of science experiments for winter. No cold and snow where you are? No worries. A freezer will suffice :)

Students of the Month for December

Christmas Show for Students

This year some teachers and staff members of CES and CIS entertained our students on the last day before Christmas break with a show at the Fine Arts Building. Thanks to Ms. Stang for her leadership on this program and all the staff who performed and helped! The students had a blast! The YouTube link below is to all the performances from this show.
How does hibernation work? - Sheena Lee Faherty
THE STORY OF SNOW Read Aloud Book For Kids
Grab a book!

This link has many suggestions for great books to snuggle into this winter!

What are you reading? These are a few of my recent reads:

Student Health

Help our school stay healthy by following good handwashing habits, staying home when running a fever of 100 or more or vomiting, eating healthy meals, and getting plenty of rest.

Let us know how we are doing! Fill out this survey please.

Panther Palooza

Saturday, Jan. 14th, 8:30am

2022 West Clark Road

Clarksville, AR

This Vex IQ robotics regional competition will host grades 3-7. Come out and cheer on our robotics teams!

Click on this pic to see our post about second grade going to the Tree Farm

Looking Ahead

  • Jan. 5 I-Can Man iStation assembly at 2:30 in gym
  • Jan. 11 Report cards go out
  • Jan. 14 Panther Palooza--Vex IQ Robotics Competition
  • Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school
  • Feb. 8 Progress reports go out
  • Feb. 20 President's Day, no school

Looking for some help with food?

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 8am

1903 West Clark Road

Clarksville, AR

May the New Year bring you health and happiness! We are so thankful for all our students and families.

If your family needs help with food, try these places:

Second Baptist Church--Compassion Center, 709 Oak Street, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-4:00PM, Sun. 10:00AM-12:00 Phone: 479-754-2930

Clarksville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2514 W. Main St., Tuesdays 9:00AM-11:00AM Phone: 225-754-2376

River Valley Church of Christ, 1005 Interstate Dr, Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00PM Phone: 479-705-3002

Resources and Links

Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition

Sign up or learn about training to provide respite care.

Teach Arkansas

Employees already working in a school have options for becoming a certified teacher!

Mandated Reporter Secure Online Portal

Go here to submit a report of suspected child abuse. Or call 800-482-5964 or (844) SAVEACHILD

Community Asset Map

Need help with housing, clothing, rent, food, health? Check this resource list for numbers, names, and locations. Available at this link in English, Spanish, and Karen languages.

Our district social worker, Andrea Edgmon, is also available. Call 497-705-3237