Ray Marsh Newsletter

Oct. 8, 2019

Upcoming Events for RM

Wednesday, Oct. 9

  • Tall Oaks Field Trip for 6th grade

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • Early Dismissal at 12:30p; teacher professional learning

Friday, Oct. 11

  • No School; End of quarter

Monday, Oct. 14

  • 6th & 7th grade band concert-7:00p at Trailridge MS

Tuesday, Oct. 15

  • Old Shawnee Town Field Trip 3rd grade
  • PTA Meeting 6:30p

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • Faulkner Ranch Field Trip Kindergarten

Friday, Oct. 18

  • KC Zoo Field Trip 2nd grade
  • Trunk or Treat - info. coming soon

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • Prairie Oak Center Field Trip 3rd grade

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • Conferences 5-8p; teacher scheduled

Friday, Oct. 25

  • No School; Conferences-teacher scheduled
  • Trunk-or-Treat Rain Makeup date

Monday, Oct. 28

  • SMS Lab Field Trip for 1st grade

Tuesday, Oct. 29

  • Chat n Chew 3rd & 5th grades

Wednesday, Oct. 30

  • Chat n Chew 4th grade

Thursday, Oct. 31

  • Class Parties - Info from room parent for specifics

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Bus Roster Verification

Bus Roster Verification

Dear Parents/Guardians,

During the week of October 7, DS Bus Lines, the district’s transportation service provider, will implement roster checks in order to verify accurate counts of riders enrolled and receiving transportation services. For any student riders not yet registered for transportation, please note that parents will be contacted by school offices to arrange alternative (parent provided) transportation.

To arrange bus transportation for your child, please contact DS Bus Lines at 913-384-1190.

Thank you!

Translation - Spanish

Estimados padres / tutores,

Durante la semana del 7 de octubre, el proveedor de servicios de transporte del distrito DS Bus Lines, implementará controles de lista para verificar los números exactos de los estudiantes inscritos y que reciben servicios de transporte. Tenga en cuenta que para cualquier estudiante que aún no se haya registrado para el transporte, las oficinas de la escuela se comunicarán con los padres para organizar el transporte alternativo (proporcionado por los padres).

Para organizar el transporte en autobús para su hijo, comuníquese con DS Bus Lines al 913-384-1190.


Head Lice

Ray Marsh Parents, I wanted to send some information out as the state regulations have changed recently regarding head lice. Although they are a big nuisance, they pose no health risk or spread disease. The new recommendation is not exclude children for lice or nits. The new updated web page is below if you would like to be aware of new guidelines.


I will be happy to check someone who suspects they have lice or nits and will call a parent and advise to call pediatrician for treatment recommendations. Most likely, I won’t say anything to the student as there is nothing they can do at the time and I do not want to cause alarm or stress.

Preventative measures are the most important in keeping lice out of our lives:

1. Avoid sharing, head touching items such as hats, scarves, helmets etc.

2. Minimize head to head contact, children are more susceptible because they naturally play close to one another.

3.Separate personal belongings, ex. avoid piling coats together.

Below are some other resources from the CDC.



Cathy Hsieh RN, BSN

Ray Marsh Elementary



PTA Meeting Oct. 15th

Please mark your calendars for the Ray Marsh PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30

You will have a chance to Meet the Candidates running for the Northwest Area seat on the SMSD Board Of Education:

Jaime Borgman – https://www.jamieborgmanforsmsd.com/

Devin Wilson – https://devinwilson.org/

The election is November 5th. This is a great chance to ask any questions you may have and learn more about their platforms. Our School Board determines class size, teacher salary schedules, strategic planning and so much more that impacts our kids on a daily basis.

This meeting is open to ALL members of the public to encourage voter education as we decide in November who will work for us to shape the future of the SMSD.

Meeting is held in the Library. Child care is provided for all PTA meetings.

Cougar Cart

Student Council welcomes back Cougar Cart sales for Ray Marsh Students. Cougar Cart will be offered once a month for each grade level. Students in grades K-2 will have the opportunity to shop on Monday October 21st from 7:55-8:10. Students in grades 3-6 will shop on Tuesday October 22nd from 7:55-8:10. Items will vary in cost from $0.25-$2.50 depending on the purchase.

October 21, 22

November 18, 19

December 16, 17

January 27, 28

February 24, 25

March 30, 31

April 27, 28