Eagle's Eye Newsletter

January 11th, 2016

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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Lunch Menu Change

Due to a manufacturer delay, the Happy Birthday! frozen treat cups will now be served on Thursday, January 28. Happy birthday to our January babies!

Amy Droegemeier

Director of Student Nutrition

USD 232 De Soto

A Little Friendly Competion For a Great Cause

Dear Parents:

All of us at Clear Creek Elementary are extremely excited to announce that we have once again teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma society to participate in the Pennies for Patients program. The program will run from January 11th through January 29th.

This is a fantastic community service project for our students, and the Pennies for Patients program is not only to raise money for research and patient services, but also to teach children about cancer, philanthropy and team work. By pooling pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, our school will help in the fight against childhood leukemia, which is the number one cancer killer of children. Children helping children is what makes the Pennies for Patients program so unique.

Be looking for an information sheet and an individual collection box that will be sent home with your student in their Friday folder. We had a kick off assembly on December 3rd and each teacher will be provided with posters and educational information to share with your students.

We will also be having some friendly competition between each of the classes and the grades with some wonderful prizes for those classes that raise the most money by collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. While there will be winners, there won’t be any losers as we will all be able to make a difference in the lives of other children.

We hope that every student will have a lot of fun while learning about Leukemia & Lymphoma, and teaming up with their classmates with a little friendly competition for a good cause.

Linda Plouvier

Clear Creek Elementary

Student Nutrition Manager

913/422-8700 ext. 4451


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2015-16 yearbooks now on sale!

Please open the link below with yearbook ordering information. This is the first and only opportunity to order a yearbook for your child. Yearbooks are not part of enrollment fees.

For your convenience, we now have online ordering. Please click on the link below and follow directions to order. Please contact Melanie Blackmore at mblackmore@usd232.org if you have any questions.


Paraeducator Substitute Needed

The USD 232 Special Services team is looking for individuals interested in working as a substitute paraeducator. If you have a high school degree or equivalent GED and enjoy supporting students so to achieve high levels of learning, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please visit our website at www.usd232.org and complete our electronic application for the substitute paraeducator position.

Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for February

Clear Creek Elementary - February 4, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We know it's difficult to let go...

That's why our Kindergarten teachers place a high priority on providing a nurturing environment where children thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally. We really care about your child!

>> Preparing your child for Kindergarten - Resources for Parents

Going to Kindergarten in the fall?
Make plans to attend Kindergarten Round-Up and Parent Information Night on February 4th in the Clear Creek gymnasium.

>>Learn more about optional full-day Kindergarten

Find out everything you need to know at Kindergarten Round-Up and Parent Information Night. Parents will have the opportunity to begin the enrollment process, ask questions, and meet the principal. By Kansas statute, children must be the age of 5 on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.

What will you need?
Parents are encouraged to bring the following information to Kindergarten Round-Up:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate (required by Kansas statute)

  • Copy of immunization records (from pediatrician)

  • Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, real-estate contract, etc.)

Parents will also learn about Before/After School Care offered through a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Looking for activities to expand your child's learning this spring?

Enrollment for so many of the various awesome extracurricular activities available at Clear Creek this spring is happening right now and classes start soon! Enrollment forms for all clubs can be found at the following link:


What’s available to expand your students learning?

Chat n chew

Choir (4th & 5th grades)

Clear Creek Chess Club

Engineering FUNdamentals

Girls on the Run (3rd – 5th grades)

Mad Science

The Language Project

Young Rembrandt’s Art Club

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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.