Starside's Comet

The Starside Communication - February 19, 2016

Starside Elementary

Our Starside Mission:

Through a collaborative learning community we will build a foundation upon which all students can develop essential academic and life skills.

A Message From Your Principal

Greetings, Starside Families!

We had a short week filled with all sorts of test preparation and hard work for our upcoming Kansas State Assessments. Grades 3-5 will begin testing next week and our primary grades are supporting testing by adopting a classroom as their "State Assessment Buddies." These buddies will work to create motivational greetings and encouragement throughout testing.

At home, we ask you to support our intermediate students by ensuring they arrive to school with a nutritional breakfast, plenty of rest, and an "I can do it!" attitude. Additionally, please note the state assessment testing schedule for your child's classroom. It will be important to avoid testing dates when scheduling appointments for your child. Thank you for working to ensure a positive testing season!

In Education,

Kris Meyer

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Session II enrichment clubs begin next Thursday February 23!!!

The last session of clubs runs February 23-April 7.

Clubs are 3:50-4:45 with the exception of Cooking club which ends at 5:15. Cooking class is for Grades 3-5 and transportation will need to be arranged.

Morning Clubs:

Running Club is Tuesday-Thursday Mornings: 8:00am. February 23 -March 22

Crafty Kids is also Tuesday mornings (k-2)

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PTA Information

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A reminder about morning drop-off times

Staff supervision is not available until 8:35am. After this time, your child may be dropped off and must enter the building through the front doors. Breakfast eaters may enter through the cafe' door at 8:25am. However, only students eating breakfast may go in through the café' door. Please help us to keep morning drop-off safe for all Starside students.

Travel Changes

If your child has a travel change for the day, please call or email the SE office by 3:00pm. This courtesy ensures our teachers plenty of time to prepare your child for an early pick-up. Thank you so much for your help!
First Student Bus Information

USD 232 has a contract with First Student for out busing. If you have an issue, question, or compliment concerning student bussing, please contact First Student directly at 422-8501. They will be able to answer any questions you may have.

First Grade Music Program is March 10th!!

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Jump Rope for Heart

February 23-26th during PE classes. All money must be submitted by March 1st.
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Front Office Staff:

Kris Meyer


Susan Spear

School Improvement Specialist

Jackie Johnson

Lead Secretary (students records)

Tami Gothard

Building Secretary (attendance)

Tara Brown


McKenzi Crow