Clark Weekly News!

Week Ending September 24

Gratitude and Celebration!

Thanks for the scrumptious weekly staff breakfast provided by the family of Evelyn and Gretchen Howe!


Many thanks to the family of Carson and Cameron Katri for providing dinner for those who were here late for our first ever evening conference night. It made a long day much better!


Clark is ready for fall (and soon Halloween) thanks to a wonderful group of students who volunteered to decorate! Thanks so much to Kimberly Wilson, Cecilia Galeas, and Ariana Fairchild!!


Many thanks to Office Depot for a generous box of supplies dropped off to Clark!

Announcements and General Info

Have you lost a necklace? One was turned in. Come and claim it in the front office.


Are you struggling in Math? Tutoring is available from peers as well as our math teachers. Stop by rooms 132 and 133 to see what days and times they are available to help. There is also the Academic Support Center at IRSC. No excuse! If you need help, seek it.


The Kane Center is looking for volunteers. See attached flyer.


PSAT for all 10th graders and most 11th graders is mid-October. Be on the lookout for an email from Ms. Jones next week with details for signing up as well as resources if you want to prepare some.


Panera Bread is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and customer service driven individuals to join our Stuart cafe team!! Grab a flyer from the front desk


Interact is having bring-a-friend day and donut day this Monday. We encourage new and old members along with their friends to join us that day in the Dome (D-110) during lunch to hear about the Interact club and the events Interact plans to do in the coming months. We hope to see you there!


If you need health, vision, or dental care and cannot afford it, there may be resources available through Children's Emergency Resources. Contact tjones@irsc.edu to see if you qualify.


Many events coming through IRSC for Hispanic Heritage Month (see attachment). There is also a statewide contest. See more here: https://floridahispanicheritage.com/


School shirts are in! We have a couple extra if you now wish you would've bought one. Stop by the front office next week to see if we have one you want.


We are still collecting paper towel tubes for Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge. Box near the front desk.


Volunteers are needed for the Stuart Air Show. Dr. Judd is the volunteer coordinator for this event, so email her for more info or if you are over 16, register as a volunteer here: https://stuartairshow.com/volunteer You must sign up before October 1 to be guaranteed a shirt, food, and even a spot to be assigned.


Bingo Night is October 8. Join the fun! Donations can be dropped off to the front office. More help and donations needed. Sign up to help here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaaaf2da3f94-clark16


We also want everyone to come play Bingo and bring friends. Sign up for a table here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHPwXRrCysrjxI9bjkmZZkBwPOIwGYv1MlNyIV_Ld9_icMmg/viewform


Seniors and parents: plan to attend the very informative Senior Night on Sept. 28. See the email sent by Ms. Jones earlier this week.


Reminder for all students that the IRSC Academic Support Center is located in the C building. Here is the link TO SO MANY RESOURCES and the TUTORING SCHEDULES shared by the ASC Manager Elaine Howell at Thursday night’s (soon to be renamed) Parents as Partners session. https://irsc-asc.weebly.com/ (Note: you can get to this page by searching for “tutoring” from IRSC homepage.)


Senior photos can be taken at the Cady studio or at Clark on 10/6. You must make an appointment at https://store.cady.com/ The sitting fee is $30. If there is financial hardship, please contact agribble@irsc.edu to discuss options.


All students should be able to access both Clark and IRSC email and be checking these daily for important messages and updates. If you still cannot access these, you must see Mr. McCrory or Mr. Fears for help ASAP. College instructors will not accept excuses for not knowing how to access Blackboard and email.

CLUB AND ACTIVITY UPDATES

The first SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) meeting is Tuesday after school in room 146. All are welcome!


Girl Up! is collecting supplies for SafeSpace. A list of items will be in next week's newsletter. Membership is always open! Interested students can join our google classroom to be kept up to date. Code: ms7gk4f


The ping pong table is available during lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays. Join the fun as a participant or a fan!


Interact Club meetings are every Monday during lunch in the Dome. They are currently raising funds for Water for South Sudan, which drills wells for people in South Sudan providing them clean drinking water in their community. One of the ways Interact is raising funds is Change 4 Change and will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 29th and 30th. Students with jars will be collecting loose change at the morning drop-off (at 7:30-7:50am), at lunchtime (12:15-12:50pm), and at afternoon pick-up (2:20-2:30pm). Donations of cash – bills and checks – are also readily accepted! Thank you!


Puzzle time! Do you love working puzzles? Stop by the table near the front desk and put a few pieces in during your off blocks. Don't forget, we also have colored pencils for the giant coloring pages near the knowledge room if you want to relax, too!

Every Day is a Celebration!

Enjoy those recognized and celebrated this week and make sure to submit your good news through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerigKeK1qTBIjkmbmP3L-1Kc-_UZN_mXXPKqL3uyfngb1MGg/viewform?usp=sf_link or email ljudd@irsc.edu


Make a Difference Mondays! Interact Club is a student organization that exists solely to build leadership skills while making a difference in our local and global community. What better way to make a difference than to get involved with Interact. Interact will hold a bring-a-friend day and donut day next Monday, Sept. 27th during lunch. They encourage new and old members along with their friends to join us that day in the Dome (D-110) to hear about the Interact club and the events Interact plans to do in the coming months. We hope to see you there!


Take Care Tuesdays! Hobbies are a great way to relax and take care of yourself emotionally. A great suggestion is to get lost in a book! This Friday is the first ever book club discussion for students and staff in the knowledge room during lunch. See the past enewsletters for the book title and quick get it read and come to chat about it!


Way to Go Wednesdays! Two nominations were received for shout outs. The first is to Elisa Chatonet for helping Caris with her French class. This other is to Mrs. Decker for being so kind and getting Charissa late textbooks! Thanks for being caring people, Elisa and Mrs. Decker!


Thankful Thursdays! Today we are grateful for parents and guardians! As students, though we may not always say it, we do appreciate the role parents play in helping us reach our goals. The Clark staff also truly appreciates the parents and guardians here because they always go above and beyond to support all things Clark!


Fun Fact Fridays! In September of 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. In 1989, it was expanded to a month long celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). The start date is significant because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

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Handbook Highlight

Safety first! Reminder- NEVER allow someone in the building. Anyone who should be here has an ID or key or will enter through the front doors.

Parent/ Guardian Info

In addition to using substances to cope with feelings, many teens also turn to self harm. Read a brief article here to learn more about this topic. https://aamft.org/Consumer_Updates/Adolescent_Self_Harm.aspx


We have a wonderful counselor on site from Tykes and Teens during the week. If your student is ready for professional intervention, contact Ms. Jones to begin the referral for services process.


Link to record/ submit parent volunteer hours: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk6eq04GT7U8SSSQftbHGrprsvXvjieSZrEuKrpJSATSbBGQ/viewform


Parents- make sure to set up your parent FOCUS account to be able to see grades, attendance, tardies, test scores and more! Instructions here: http://www.clarkadvancedlearningcenter.org/p/91/focus#.YR0Ff45KiUk