The Gasper Gazette

Mr. Gasper's First Grade Class - Schofield Elementary

October 14-18, 2019

Classroom News

Dear Team Gasper Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We have a full week ahead with lots of learning, leading and fun!

Below is a lot of information. Please read through it carefully and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Please know I will work very hard to support your child this school year. I believe we can work together to make this a great year for your first grader. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year please don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a great week!

-Mr. Gasper

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please make sure you sign up for a time for us to meet during Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences.

October Scholastic Book Order

Class Code - MRWRB

Order Due Date - 09/14/18

Support Your Child’s Reading Success! Did you know? Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.

Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers coming home today or online at: *To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code (or look me up by our school name): MRWRB

As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Snack Schedule for This Week

Monday - Jaylie J.

Tuesday - Jonah

Wednesday - Joel

Thursday - Logan

Friday - Miles

*The link to the monthly Snack Schedule is at the bottom of this newsletter. Please remember we have 21 students in our class.* *Allergies in our class: eggs & shellfish.*

Important Dates

October 18th - Leadership Assembly at 1:30pm at McCulloch Gym

October 22nd - Schofield McTeacher Night at Republic McDonald's - 4:00-8:00pm

October 28th & 29th - Schofield Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences (sign-up coming soon)

November 1st: PTO Fall Class Party - 1:00-2:00pm

A Note from our PTO Room Chair...

Hello Parents!

As we start off the school year I wanted to introduce myself as the Room Chair for Mr. Gasper’s class. I am very excited to start planning the events for the year and know that they will be a lot of fun! This year we will have two class parties: one on November 1st and one on March 13th.

Please let me know if your child has any allergies so that I can plan the snacks accordingly. If you are interested in helping out with the parties and did not sign up on the PTO volunteer sheet at Open House, please contact me. I am looking forward to a fun year with all of our kids. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. My number is (417) 366-9448 or my email is,

Thank you,

Jordan Stclair

Gracie Stclair’s Momma!

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New Visitor Management System

As we kick off the new school year, we are also kicking off a new visitor management system that will help us electronically record and check the sex offender registry for anyone who visits and accesses our school buildings. If you plan to visit our schools for class parties, as a guest speaker, volunteer (additional background check form still needed, to have lunch with a student, contractor, etc. you'll need to bring with you a state issued picture ID as a way to check in with our front offices. We are excited about implementing this system as it helps us continue our focus of creating a safe and secure learning environment for our students and employees.

Schofield T-Shirts Now Available

It is time to start Livin' that Schofield Life, families! We have a limited supply of t-shirts available in youth sizes. If you would like to purchase one, please send $12 cash in an envelope marked "Schofield T-Shirt" along with your student's name and size. Youth small, youth medium and youth large are the available sizes.

Every Friday is an Early Release

Each Friday full day preschool through 12th grade students will dismiss one hour early for teacher collaboration time. For details visit

Box Tops for Education

Our school collects Box Tops year round. If you have Box Tops at home please send them in at any time. Box Tops can be found on hundreds of product packages. Our school earn 10 cents for every Box Top, which adds up quickly!


Monday - Computers

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - PE

Friday - Library

School Improvement Plan

It is Schofield Elementary's goal to make sure more than 80% of students are proficient with Missouri Learning Standards for literacy and numeracy. Please read below to see what we are doing this week to meet this goal.


This week during Reading Workshop we will begin our unit on Main Idea in Fictional Texts.


This week during Writing Workshop we will wrap up our first writing project. We have been creating a fictional story.

Word Work:

This week during Word Work we will be discussing rhyming words.


This week during Math Workshop we will continue our unit on Subtraction Strategies.

Science/Social Studies:

This week during Science/Social Studies we will wrap up our unit on Weather.

Standards Based Grading

At Schofield Elementary, we use Standards Based Grading to monitor each student's understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards. Follow the link above to learn more about Standards Based Grading in RepMo.

Team Gasper Celebrations

Class Attendance Goal: 6 of 10 Days of Whole Class Attendance.

Class Tiger Paw Goal: 15 of 50 Tiger Paws.

Schofield's Attendance Goal

Schofield Elementary's proportional attendance rate so far this year is 95.93%. Remember our building level goal is to have a proportional attendance rate of more than 95%.

Parent Involvement

Schofield Elementary has many opportunities for families to volunteer and be involved during the school day. If you are interested in the below parent involvement opportunities, please contact Markie Bravestone, Schofield's Assistant Principal (

  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads can spend the day mentoring students and helping around the school.)
  • Super M.O.M.S. (Moms can spend the day greeting students, helping with breakfast/lunch, helping in the art room or library, reading to your child's class.

In addition to the above opportunities during the school day, parents can attend PTO Meetings, assemblies, special building events and serve on the Parent Lighthouse Team. Communication about these events are on Schofield's Facebook page and in our monthly building newsletters.

Counselor Corner

From Schofield's K-2 Counselor, Ms. Pietruszynski (Ms. P):

During our next visit from Ms. Pietruszynski, student’s K-2 will discuss the topic of bullying. Student’s will be able to identify bullying behavior and as well as next steps. As always, feel free to contact Ms. Pietruszynski with any questions/concerns you might have regarding your student. or 732-3610.

October Snack Schedule

Please send enough snacks for 21 students. Thank you!