Eagle's Eye Newsletter

October 16th, 2015

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.

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Important Reminders About Attendance and Student's Morning Arrival Proceedures

Students may arrive to school no earlier than 8:30am to wait in front of the building for the first bell. Please note, staff is not on duty to supervise students dropped off early. If you are in need of care prior to 8:30am, you will need to make other child care arrangements for before school care.

All students and parents must enter the building through the main doors in the front of the building. During the school day, all doors will remain locked with the exception of the door into the Clear Creek office.

Any student not in class by 8:50am will be considered tardy. Please walk your student into the building if arriving after 8:50am to sign them in and get them a pass to class.

Students who will be absent from school must be called in by 9am each day they are absent. Students not called in by 9am will be considered unexcused.

Please call the office no later than 3pm to change your child’s go home arrangements. We are not able to change arrangements without a parent’s verbal or written consent prior to 3pm. If your student attends JCPRD, you will also need to notify them by phone or email with absences or changes in go home arrangements.

These policies are in place to ensure the safety of your child and we truly appreciate your assistance!

Fall Holiday Parties Are Coming Soon…

October 29th AM KDG - 10:45 - 11:30am
PM KDG- 5th – 2:30 - 3:15pm

A quick reminder about Halloween costumes: students may bring costumes to school. They cannot bring makeup, masks or weapons. Please make sure the costume is school appropriate. Thank you.

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October 23rd is the next Box Top and Labels for Educatiion Collection Date

Please keep clipping those Box Tops and Labels for Education labels and send them in either on a collection sheet or in a baggie. Labels should be trimmed, counted and please remember to check the expiration dates. Include your child's name, teacher's name and number of labels on their baggie or sheet! Box Tops and Labels for Education will be collected from classrooms on Friday, October 23rd. We will also accept Campbell's Soup and Pepperidge Farms labels! Thank you for your great support of this program! Clear Creek parents ROCK!!!

Look for more information coming home soon about our upcoming Pennies 4 Paws fundraiser October 26th-29th benifiting the Great Plains SPCA.

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Dear Parent(s) of Kindergarten and 1st grade students:

On November 23rd, 2015, the kindergarten and first grade classes will welcome a special visitor to our school, “Happy Bear.” Happy Bear is the main character in an entertaining, interactive 25-minute play. During the performance, students will teach Happy Bear about a very important type of safety—personal safety.


P.S. Happy Bear is part of the P.S. It’s My Body! Program from Sunflower House, a child abuse prevention center that serves Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. Sunflower House has performed the P.S. Happy Bear play for more than twenty years in area elementary schools and preschools. A trained Sunflower House staff member will present the program, which will discuss recognizing welcome and unwelcome touches, recognizing “private parts,” using resistance skills (say “No,” move away), and identifying trusted adults to tell about inappropriate touches. The play incorporates humor and audience participation to allow children to teach Happy Bear about personal safety.


Statistics tell us that approximately one in four girls and one in six boys will be the victim of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday, and that one-third of sexual abuse victims are age six or younger. Research demonstrates that by teaching children about personal safety, they are more likely to tell an adult about an inappropriate touch. Happy Bear will discuss these important messages with your student in a fun, informative format.


By talking with our kids about these important safety issues, we will create a safer community for all children. If you have further questions about our Happy Bear program please refer to the Parent Meeting Online portion of the Sunflower House website at, www.sunflowerhouse.org. There you will be able to view a recording of the Happy Bear play and will have the opportunity to read supporting documents. Please fill out the permission slip when it comes home in your child’s backpacks so that your child will be able to participate in this event. Please contact me if you have any more questions, 422-8700.


Sincerely,


Lori Schierts

Counselor

Clear Creek Elementary

Health Information Regarding Lice

Dear parents,


Please read the attached letter from our Coordinator of Health Services for USD 232. While we do have cases of head lice periodically throughout the school year, there is a rise in cases within Clear Creek and our district as a whole. Ongoing precautionary measures are being addressed within the building and will continue throughout the year, as needed. We encourage all families to take any necessary precautions at home in order to decrease the number of cases as well.


Thank you for your ongoing support,

Carrie Handy

Clear Creek Principal

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Sign Up To Be Part Of The Winter Wonderland Vendor Fair

Last year, families from Clear Creek Elementary enjoyed a wonderful variety of vendors who participated in the third annual Holiday Mart during our Winter Wonderland! We would like to again extend the opportunity to anyone interested in being part of this community event.


This year's Winter Wonderland and vendor fair will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is again $25 for a space, with $5 extra for a table, and $5 for electricity access. Please see the attached registration form for more details. Vendor Application

Priority will be given to CCE families, and we will do our best not to duplicate vendors.
Registration is due by Oct. 15.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Also, if you know
others who might be interested in having a booth, please feel free to pass
this along. While first priority is given to CCE families, there are many
great items not represented within our CCE family. We hope you can join us
for the 4th annual Holiday Mart on Nov. 7!


For more information about the entire Winter Wonderland event go to

https://www.smore.com/fk12a


Have a great day,
Stacy Tindell
Winter Wonderland co-chair
anastasiatindell@gmail.com

A Message From First Student

-- For Parents of Bus Riders --

Just a friendly reminder that, if you have not done so already, the balance for the FareRide Fee is due by November 1. If you have questions about your account, please contact First Student. If this does not apply to you, please disregard.


First Student Branch 27013 - De Soto

8020 Monticello Terrace

Shawnee, KS 66227

Phone: 913-422-8501

Fax: 913-441-4565

Recyclables Needed In Art

The art room is in need of the following recyclables.

Cardboard tubes from gift wrap, toilet paper & paper towel rolls.

-Small yogurt sized plastic containers WITH MATCHING LIDS

Students may drop off the donations in the collection bin at the corner of the kindergarten & 3rd grade hallway, by art display case. Thank you!

Megan Clark

Clear Creek Art Educator

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Student Nutrition Open Positions

Looking to work while the kids are in school? Want your nights and weekends off for family time? We’ve got a spot for you! The Student Nutrition department is now hiring for the following positions:

  • SN Assistant at Monticello Trails MS (10am – 2pm)

  • SN Substitute Assistant – days/hours vary

For additional information or to apply, please visit our district website at https://desoto.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.

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.