September 11, 2023
Grandparents Day Breakfast
In honor of Grandparent's Day, we will have a Grandparent's Day event Mon. Sept. 11th and Thurs. Sept. 14th. We will celebrate grandparents or any adult that attends with their student with donuts and juice. Students and their guest are welcome to eat breakfast with us from 8:00-8:40am.
Monday, Sept. 11th will be for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students and their guests.
Thursday Sept. 14th will be for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and their guests.
*If a guest has a student in both primary and intermediate grades, they can choose to attend the date that works best for them.
Author Visit at McClure! Meet Jefferson Knapp!
Children's book author Jefferson Knapp lives in the country outside Wichita, Kansas. He will be visiting McClure on Friday 15 September. Check out his website to view some of his books!
September 11: Grandparents Day Breakfast: K-2 Students
September 14: Grandparents Day Breakfast: 3-5 Students
September 14: Papa John's Night
September 20: Family Fitness Fun Night
September 27: Family Fitness Fun Night Rain Date
October 2-6: Spirit Week
October 3: 5:45 - 6:45
October 4: School Picture Day
October 5: 4th Grade Kanza Field Trip
October 9 & 10: No School
October 12 - 26: PTO Read-A-Thon
October 23 - 26: Book Fair
October 24: 4th Grade Symphony Field Trip
October 25: Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm
October 26: Parent Teacher Conferences 8 am-8 pm
October 26 & 27: No School
November 10: Veteran's Day Assembly 2:30 pm
November 20 - 24: No School
November 28 & 29: Vision & Hearing Screening
Need To Know
Synergy Mail is incredibly useful as we can send messages from our phones; however, Synergy does not have the capability to send text messages.
- Sign up for School Messenger and receive texts that way by sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to the TPS short code number, 67587. You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying "stop" to one of our messages.
- Download the Parent Vue app from your phone's app store and set up push notifications so those notifications appear directly on your phone.
2023 - 2024 Learning Nest Tutoringand Enrichment Program
Our free after school tutoring and enrichment program, the McClure Learning Nest, will officially begin September 5th. The focus of all after school programing is to address learning loss that may have occurred during Covid as well as provide enrichment opportunities for students. The program will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, from 3:45-5:30pm. A snack will be provided to each student at the beginning of the program time.
Click this link to sign up!
Help Our School!
We are excited to provide meals to all TPS students free of charge for the 2023-2024 school year!
Families are still encouraged to complete the Free & Reduced Meal Application, as this information is vital for the district to receive funding for many programs, technology, and more to ensure student success.
Families may qualify for reduced textbook fees and free or reduced-cost internet from Cox Communications. Complete the application at topekapublicschools.net.
Volunteer at McClure
Interested in volunteering at McClure!? Please click HERE to complete the TPS background check form for volunteers to see all of the different ways you can help support our school, staff, and students.
Calendars & School Hours
School Instructional Hours
Mon.-Thurs.- Students enter the classroom at 8:30am. Direct instruction begins at 8:40am. Students are dismissed at 3:40pm.
Fri.-Students enter the classroom at 9:20am. Direct instruction begins at 9:40am. Students are dismissed at 3:40pm.
School Doors Open
Students are not allowed to enter school until 8:20 a.m (9:10am on Fridays) unless they are enrolled in the before school child care program, are participating in a before-school program under the direction of a teacher, or are under the supervision of a parent.
Late Start Fridays
Every Friday of the school year, the doors will open at 9:10am, and school will start at 9:20am; students will be counted tardy at 9:40am. This allows time for teachers to collaborate, review educational data, and plan for the following week with their teams. Thank you for your flexibility in supporting teacher collaboration!
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 2023-2024 school year.
The McClure school calendar is posted on our school website. Click here to view.
September Lunch Menu!
Before & After School Childcare Program
**The free tutoring and enrichment afterschool program will also continue this year on Tuesday and Thursdays.