McClure Newsletter

October 24, 2022


McClure readers are rounding the corner to the finish line. As a school, our students have collectively read 32,089 minutes since the start of the Read-A-Thon on Oct. 12th. We've also raised $4, 207! The Read-A-Thon officially ends this Wed. Oct. 26th and we are hoping we can raise the remaining funds to meet our school goal of $5,000.

If you would like to help us reach this goal, please click the link below. Thank you!

Read-A-Thon Link


McClure PTO

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Parent Teacher Conferences

If you still need to schedule your conference(s), please check your email inbox as it will contain an email detailing how to schedule your student's conference. You may also call our office at 785.438.4340. You should receive a confirmation email once you schedule your student's conference.

Attending conferences is one of the best ways parents, guardians, and teachers can partner to support our students' learning. These fall conferences will provide insight into your student’s strengths, areas in which they may need to improve, and ways you can support them with their learning at home.

In order to help conferences run smoothly, we ask that you arrive on time and stay only for the scheduled time of the appointment as our teachers have several back-to-back conferences. If you are running late, your child's teacher may ask you to wait until their next available conference slot or ask that you reschedule your conference in order to ensure they have enough time to meet with you.

We also recommend you view your student's 1st quarter report card prior to the conference and write down any questions you may have. Report cards will not be printed; instead, you may view them by following the directions listed below.

We look forward to seeing our McClure families in a few days!

Viewing Student's Report Card

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Book Fair

The annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held Oct. 24th-27th. The hours of operation are as follows:

Mon. 10/24 8:00am -4:00pm

Tues. 10/25 8:00am -4:00pm

Wed. 10/26 8:00am-7:30pm

Thurs. 10/27 8:00am-6:30pm

Scholastic Book Fair Website:

Halloween Parade & Parties

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Veteran's Day Assembly

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PTO Meeting: Nov. 1

Our next PTO meeting will be Tues. Nov. 1st at 6pm in the McClure library.

Grace Med Dental

Grace Med Dental will be at McClure on 11/17 and 11/18. Forms will be sent home next week in order to sign your students up.

Can Drive

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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

2022-2023 Calendars

The district's academic calendar provides a quick-glance overview of important dates for parents to be aware of. This calendar includes days school is not in session, parent-teacher conferences, and start and end dates for the 2022-2023 school year.

The McClure school calendar is posted on our school website. Click here to view.

Oct. & Nov. Breakfast & Lunch Menu

School menus can be viewed below or by clicking HERE.
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Lunch Payment Options

1. You can send a check or cash with your student to school to deliver to the office. If you write a check, write 'lunch' in the memo. Make checks payable to McClure Elementary.

2. At no cost, MypaymentsPlus allows your family to:

  • Create a free, secured account to manage all of your student's accounts.
  • Check your student's current account balance.
  • Monitor the items your student has been purchasing in the cafeteria.
  • Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance.
  • Online Lunch Payment Website-

3. For a small fee, MypaymentsPlus allows your family to:
  • Make a prepayment into your student's meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card at, or by calling 877-713-5442 (toll-free)! Funds deposited through MypaymentsPlus are usually available for student use within a matter of minutes. This feature eliminates the need to send a check to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money.
  • Create settings to automatically replenish your student's account when it reaches a low balance.
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TPS News

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.

October Healthy Schools Tip: TPS monthly Health Tip

Upcoming Dates

  • October 12-26: PTO Read-A-Thon

  • October 24-27: Book Fair

  • October 26: Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-8pm

  • October 27: Parent Teacher Conferences 8am-8pm, No School

  • October 28: No School

  • October 31: Halloween Parade & Party

  • Nov. 1: PTO Meeting, 6pm

  • Nov. 11: Veteran's Day Assembly, 2:30pm
  • Nov.14-18: Penny Wars
  • Nov. 15: Literacy/SEL Title I Family Night, 6pm
  • Nov. 16: Picture Retakes
  • Nov. 17: Grace Med Dental
  • Nov. 18: Grace Med Dental
  • Nov. 23, 24 & 25: No School
  • Dec. 5-9: Penguin Patch PTO Fundraiser
  • Dec. 6: 2nd grade music concert, 6pm
  • Dec. 6: 5th grade music concert, 7pm
  • Dec. 8: Papa John's Night
  • Dec. 12-16: Kujali Spirit Week
  • Dec. 13: PTO Mtg, 6pm
  • Dec. 16: Winter parties, 2:30pm