Clarks Creek Chronicles
January - News and Notes to Keep You Connected
A Note From the Principal
Hello, everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we look forward to being back together at school on Monday, January 4th, I wanted to follow up with the message that you received from the superintendent's office earlier today.
In the previous message, you heard, "Plainfield Community School Corporation leadership, in conjunction with Town of Plainfield and Plainfield Police officials, met on December 30th in preparation for the beginning of school on Monday, January 4th. Precautionary measures have been put in place, and additional officers will be utilized for extra security at all Plainfield schools."
As this message says, for the first week of school (January 4-8) , we will have enhanced police presence in our school. This will probably not seem any different to our students, as we have an officer in our building every day already, but the time will be extended. We are blessed to be in a community where the police work so closely with us. The district has gradually increased the security presence in the schools over the last several years, with the support and cooperation of the Plainfield Police. While this new increase in hours may make us "feel better" given the recent threats at the high school, it has been in the works for some time. I am happy and grateful that it has been granted now and will remain in effect through the rest of the year.
In addition to that, we will have indoor recess the first week of school. We hope that this will ease the transition for everyone back into our regular school schedule.
Please remember that NO threats have been made toward anyone in our school. As always, the safety and security of all students and staff is our top priority. As the "P" in PRIDE says, we "put safety first" at Clarks Creek and will continue to do so now and in the future.
I look forward to seeing all of our students and staff back for a great beginning to the new year on Monday, January 4th!
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1/6 Quarter 2 Report Cards Go Home
1/8 PRIDE Convo #2 2:15pm - Gym
1/11 PTO Meeting 6:30pm
1/11 to 2/26 WIDA Testing Window for ELL (English Language Learner) Students
1/14 School Board Mtg 7:00pm - Superintendent's Office
1/18 MLK Day - This could be a make-up day! We will know mid-week next week
1/11/16- PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
2/8/16- PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
2/11/16- Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
3/5/16- Spring Carnival
Our annual Santa Shop was an amazing success! Thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped our students. A special thank you to Susan Andersch and Amy Monteleone for being the heads of this event. It was a great experience for our students who were able to learn about the "value of a dollar" and purchase some outstanding gifts for family and friends!
Spirit Wear orders are in. Orders that were identified as "pick up" will be in the office. Any remaining orders will be sent home with students by the end of the week. Thank you to everyone who has placed an order. This is a great way to support the school, as well as show your school spirit.
PTO regretfully informs you that Alicia Berg will no longer be our Financial Secretary. We'd like to thank Alicia for her service to our organization and our school. In accordance with the PTO bylaws, the PTO board unanimously has elected Ashley Wilbur to fill this position. Ashley expressed her interest in the beginning of the school year to run for a board position in the 2016-2017 school year and was willing to step into this position for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.