From the Desk of Dr. Sladek

Week of Nov. 29th - Dec. 3rd

What's Happening This Week:

Monday: First day back from Thanksgiving Break! Doors open at 8:05am!

Tuesday: Souls in Motion [free exercise class open to the community] 7:00-8:00pm in the TE Gym!

Wednesday: Math Evaluate Day for 2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders!

Thursday: ELA Evaluate Day for 2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders! PTO MEETING @ 4:00pm in the TE Cafeteria. Souls in Motion [free exercise class open to the community] 7:00-8:00pm in the TE Gym!


Meramec Valley Christmas Tree Forest


4:00-9:00pm every Monday-Saturday


Truman Elementary is working with our PTO and will have a tree represented. The tree theme is "Truman Elementary Wil Warm Your Hearts"

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PTO Meeting this Thursday @ 4:00pm

Agenda topics that will be covered:

  • December 10th - Family Event - Ice Skating?
  • December 18th - Pacific Christmas Parade (permission slips!); Parade Prep and Pizza Night December 16th
  • Trivia - Prime Time Trivia moved to ADB facility - finalize date and assign roles.
  • Month of December focus - Critical Thinking

December Focus: Critical Thinking

At Truman Elementary (and across the entire district) we will use the month of December to focus on one of our 8 Pillars: Critical Thinking.

We describe Critical Thinking as: Be a Problem Solver. I can work hard to tackle obstacles.

Below you will find an article and a image to support Critical Thinking at Home!

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Think About It: Critical Thinking @ Home

Use these tips to encourage your child's critical thinking skills.

What's going on in Pacific, MO?

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Home to School Connection Articles

I send the staff a weekly newsletter similar to this every Sunday. Yes this newsletter is mostly used for "need to know information" but what I truly use this format for is connecting, growing, and reflecting. I always send my staff a reflection or a reminder at the end of their newsletter. Just something for them to think about or put on their radar.

I have used these articles in the past and think they serve as a great reminder and purpose for all of us.

So here is week 1 - enjoy.

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All Things December will be sent out mid-week...

  • December Newsletter
  • December Calendar
  • December Menu
  • etc.