Eagle's Eye Newsletter

February 2nd, 2016

Clear Creek Elementary

Principal - Carrie Handy

School Improvement Specialist - Kelly Robinson

Our Clear Creek MISSION:

To unite school, family and community by inspiring, challenging and empowering each of us to grow as life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for February 4th

Clear Creek Elementary - February 4, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We know it's difficult to let go...

That's why our Kindergarten teachers place a high priority on providing a nurturing environment where children thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally. We really care about your child!

>> Preparing your child for Kindergarten - Resources for Parents

Going to Kindergarten in the fall?
Make plans to attend Kindergarten Round-Up and Parent Information Night on February 4th in the Clear Creek gymnasium.

>>Learn more about optional full-day Kindergarten

Find out everything you need to know at Kindergarten Round-Up and Parent Information Night. Parents will have the opportunity to begin the enrollment process, ask questions, and meet the principal. By Kansas statute, children must be the age of 5 on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.

What will you need?
Parents are encouraged to bring the following information to Kindergarten Round-Up:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate (required by Kansas statute)

  • Copy of immunization records (from pediatrician)

  • Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, real-estate contract, etc.)

Parents will also learn about Before/After School Care offered through a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Please remember that we need you to send in pictures of your student for the 5th Grade Farewell Video. Please send the pictures (up to a total of five) via email to farewellcce2015@gmail.com. Please send one photo per email with a subject line that includes student name, teacher name, and the number of the photo (i.e. 1 of 5). Group photos of students can have a subject line of 'Group Photo'. All pictures need to be submitted by March 10th!

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Clear Creek Families Make A Difference With Their Pennies For Patients

From January 11th through January 29th , the entire Clear Creek Community participated the Pennies for Patients Program, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The program was designed to not only raise money for research and patient services, but also to teach children about cancer, philanthropy and team work.

We are extremely excited to announce that everyone participating in this program did an unbelievable job and the Clear Creek Community raised over $1,375.00…..WOW. Everyone should be extremely proud of this accomplishment as the final results far exceeded any expectations. We would like to thank the entire staff at Clear Creek, all of the students, and every parent because this would not have been successful without the involvement of everyone.

The results of our friendly competition were very close, but….

  • The Domino’s Pizza Party goes to Mrs. Hammond’s Kindergarten Class

  • The McDonald’s Ice Cream coupons goes to Mrs. Casper’s Kindergarten Class

  • The Extra Recess Time with Willow will be enjoyed by all of the 2nd grade classes

  • An ice cream treat will be given to all students as a special thank you from the ladies in the kitchen.

We hope everyone had a great time helping in the Pennies for Patients Program and that everyone learned a little about cancer and how great it feels to help other children. We are so proud of everyone and this program just confirmed what we already knew…The Clear Creek Community is the BEST.

Thank you again for your amazing support!

Linda Plouvier

Clear Creek Elementary

Student Nutrition Manager

913/422-8700 ext. 4451


Box Top and Labels for Education Collection Date is Coming

Our next collection date is February 19th.

When sending in Box Tops and Labels for Education Labels, please provide first/last name and teacher on each sheet or baggie turned in. All Box Tops and LFE Labels must be turned into your student’s classroom on or before February 19th.


Q: How much is a Box Tops for Education clip worth?

A: Each Box Tops Clip is worth 10 cents for your school. Occasionally, Bonus Box Tops or Bonus eBoxTops of a different value are issued for special promotions.

Q: Can I submit a damaged Box Tops Clip?

A: It’s very important that each Box Tops clip has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date. If we are unable to read the acronym or expiration date, we cannot accept the clip. Additionally, expired Box Tops are not accepted. If the expiration date only shows a year that is in the future, we will accept it. And remember, clipped Box Tops don’t need to be trimmed perfectly – you can cut them neatly or just tear them off the package.

Q: How much can my school earn?

A: Each eligible school may earn up to $20,000 cash per year beginning on March 2 of every year from the Clip program. There are no maximum annual earning limits for schools earning eBoxTops or Bonus Box Tops.

Q: What does my school do with the cash earned from Box Tops?

A: The CCE PTA uses the money for anything the school needs! Family events, equipment, books, and classroom needs are just a few ways we've used the funds raised. Every little bit helps!!

Labels for Education Request:

We are excited to accept all Labels for Education labels sent in and we would love to make a request also for Pepperidge Farm Labels. These are the ones that give the school the biggest bang for their buck! We will need more in the upcoming months for some of the seasonal collection sheets available for our school to send in. These sheets give Clear Creek 50 points for every five points submitted. We can max out at 25 sheets which is a very easy way to get the school 1250 points. Without the Pepperidge Farm labels, we cannot submit the seasonal collection sheets. Thank you very much for all your help!

Join us for the PTA Movie Night

PTA is hosting a Family Movie Night February 19th and admission is just $1 or 10 Box Tops or 10 Labels for Education. Keep saving those box tops and labels and come to the movies with your friends at Clear Creek!

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February Upcoming PTA Events At Clear Creek

Check out the latest news and mark your calendars.....

Go to https://www.smore.com/ha10y

Valentine Parties
February 9th
10:45am – 11:30am AM KDG
2:30pm-3:15pm PM KDG – 5th Grade

Please remember parties are for elementary aged students only. Preschool, middle school and high school students are not able to attend. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.

Mark Your Calendars for the Spring Conferences!

Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference if you haven’t already done so. Your participation is key to your child’s academic success!

Wednesday, February 10th—
Kindergarten 8:15 AM - 8:00 PM

KDG-5th 4:45 PM - 8:00 PM

No School for KDG Students

Thursday, February 11th —

KDG-5th 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

No School for KDG-12th Grade

Friday, February 12th—
Building Closed- No School for
Staff and Students

Looking for a part time job while your children are in school?

Looking for a way to earn some extra cash while your students are in school? The Student Nutrition department is looking for people to work in our kitchens under a substitute capacity. Hours would be approximately 10am – 2pm and days are flexible. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online at the link below.


JCPRD Summer Camp Registration Is Coming Soon

Indoor Summer Camp Registration will begin Monday, February 22 at noon by downloading the forms from www.jcprdkids.com

Forms will have to be scanned into the Registration Office not left at the school.

There will only be 60 spots available for participants this summer.

De Soto USD 232 Electronic Flyers

This link is a source for information on events, classes and programs offered at Clear Creek and throughout our district by outside groups and agencies. This information is constantly updated so please check back often.

Watch D.O.G. Sign-up

To sign up to volunteer at Clear Creek as a WD, please use our Sign Up Genius calendar.