Clive Live

October 8th, 2020

Reminders of Upcoming No School Days 📌

No School this Monday, October 12th!

October 30th- No School

November 13th- No School

November 18th- ** ALL STUDENTS ONLINE **. No onsite in person learning on this

day due to parent/teacher virtual conferences.

November 25th-27th - Thanksgiving Holiday

Picture Re-take Day 📷

Tuesday, November 10th

Drop off Reminders ✔

Please remember students are to be dropped off at the front of the school after 9:05.

Do not drop students off in the back or at the south doors of the school after that time.

Students arriving after 9:05 will have to be checked in at the office.

Bicycle Riders- Safety Rules & Reminders

Bicycles/Skateboards/Rollerblades/Scooters/Rollershoes To enhance student safety to and from school, we recommend that only students in grades 4-6 ride their bicycles to school. Wearing bicycle helmets is encouraged. Bicycles should walked on school property and parked in the bike racks. The school district is not responsible for students riding bicycles to and from school and assumes no responsibility for bicycles on the school grounds. Bicycle locks are encouraged. Damage or theft of bicycles should be reported to the local police department. The bike-riding privilege may be revoked if a student does not abide by the school guidelines and/or causes safety concerns. Skateboards, scooters, rollershoes, and rollerblades are not allowed on school property.

From the Nurse 😷

Please continue to send in health forms from your doctors. Don't forget dental. If you need help finding a doctor, please let me know and I can help.


The first PTO meeting of the year (virtual) will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, via zoom.

All are welcome!

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Prime Day and holiday shopping are fast approaching. Select Clive Learning Academy Parent Teacher Organization as your AmazonSmile Charity. Email if you have any questions.


The start of this school year has been like none before. For a number of reasons, the PTO has decided to postpone this year's Fun Run until the fall of 2021. Kids, hang on to your running shoes and be ready to sprint extra hard next year! Donations from families and businesses can still be given at any time.

For information on processing employer matches, visit or email


  • Download the free Box Tops for Education app and start scanning! Select Clive Elementary as your school of choice. Each Box Top scanned in is worth 10 cents ... these add up fast!
  • Choose Clive Learning Academy as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. Visit for details.
  • Attend a PTO meeting! Meetings are a great way to stay informed, meet other Clive families, and to get involved.


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Shelly Pospeshil

Years in Education: 25

College You Graduated From: Iowa State University and University of Houston

Family: I live with my husband (Jade), son (Mason - 17), daughter (Maddison - 14), and our dog (Parker - 3)

Where do you live? Johnston

Activities you enjoy outside of school? Spending time watching Mason play hockey, baseball, and football; watching Maddi play hockey and softball; attending sporting events with my family

Fun Fact: I lived in Houston, Texas for 11 years after I graduated from college

Meet our new teachers!

Hannah Mason

Years in Education: First Year Teacher

College You Graduated From: Iowa State University

Family: Just me and my Husband, Trey!

Where do you live?: Ankeny

Activities you enjoy outside of school?: Golf, Biking, Swimming, Netflix

Fun Fact: I got married over the summer!

Talia Buss

Years in Education: First year in education

College You Graduated From: The University of Iowa, Go Hawks!

Family: My mother and father and older sister, Sheldon. My boyfriend's name is Nate.

Where do you live? I live in Urbandale, Iowa.

Activities you enjoy outside of school? I enjoy traveling to Minneapolis and Iowa City to see friends and family. I also enjoy cooking and working out.

Fun Fact: I can do a standing backflip on the ground

Dena Gehm

Years in Education: 4

College You Graduated From: Iowa State University and Drake University

Family: Live with my husband, Austin, and our puppy Daisy

Where do you live? West Des Moines

Activities you enjoy outside of school? Exercising, reading, and playing with my puppy

Fun Fact: I started a garden this year, and I really enjoy it!

Taylor Fisher

Years in education: First year :)

College graduated from: Central College

Family: Mom-Amy, Dad- Thomas, Older Brother- Riley, Older Sister- Kylie

Where I live: Pleasant Hill

Activities I enjoy outside of school: Singing, binge watching Netflix, bowling, spending time with family and friends

Fun fact: I spent 4 months living in Merida, Mexico and taught English at a bilingual school there!

Kelsey Collin

Years in Education: 6

College You Graduated From: UNI

Family: I live with my husband Bert and our dog Pep

Where do you live? West Des Moines

Activities you enjoy outside of school? seeing friends, watching movies and traveling

Fun Fact: I taught English in Japan for a year!