McClure Newsletter

May 9, 2022

Field Day

The McClure fun/field day is coming up on Friday, May 13th. Students need to make sure they are properly dressed for the day, tennis shoes, loose fitting clothes, light colored clothes, and sunblock. No Crocs, flip flops, boots, or sandals please. There will be water stations so please send an extra set of clothes in case your child gets a little wet. If you choose to help, you will be able to stay with your child's class to observe them play, and help when needed. Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grades will be in the morning starting around 9:30am and ending around 11am. 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades will be in the afternoon starting at 1:00pm and ending around 2:40pm. If you want to help or just observe you are more than welcome to do so we just ask that you check-in with the office before joining your child. You are also welcome to bring your cameras and lawn chairs to enjoy the day with the students.


Mr. Kurt Lohse

PE Teacher

Questions regarding Field Day? Email Mr. Lohse at

Enroll Now for 22-23!

In order to receive your first choice of school, register early for the 2022-2023 school year as classes are filling up! Online registration, a school supply list, and the 2022-2023 academic calendar are now available at Click HERE to begin the registration process.

4th Quarter Site Council Meeting-Tonight

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

Topics: Dismissal procedures & calendar dates for 22-23

May PTO Meeting-Tonight

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 Officers Needed for 22-23!

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

Music Programs Dates

Thursday, May 12th-

1st grade, 6pm

4th grade, 7pm

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5th Grade Band/Orchestra Concert

The 5th grade band and orchestra concert will be Tuesday May 17th at 6pm.
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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

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Tuesday May 24th. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. Lunch will NOT be served.

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

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.

TPS 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)


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.

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.

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. May 9th

  • Site Council, 5pm
  • PTO, 6pm

Thurs., May 12th

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

Fri. May 13th

  • Field 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
  • Jeanie Still's Retirement Party, 4pm-5:30pm

Thurs., May 19th

  • 3-5 Talent Show, 1:30-2:30
  • PreK Promotion Rain Date, 2:30pm

Fri., May 20th

  • SOAR Assembly, 10:15am
  • Last day for PIP preschool students

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