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Coach K's Health and Wellness Corner

Are you drinking enough water throughout the day?

Drinking enough water helps banish headaches, improves your mood, relieves fatigue, and boosts your energy levels. It also promotes weight loss, boosts your immune system, improves your complexion, and regulates your bodies temperature.

Well, Coach K, how much water is enough?

A good rule to follow is to take your body weight and divide that number in half. That number is the amount of water in ounces you should be drinking a day.

Ex: 160lbs / 2 = 80oz water daily

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school everyday!

Nurse Information:

The nurse has asked for everyone to please keep an extra set of clothes in their backpacks. You never know when you might get something spilled on you, have an accident, get dirty at recess, etc. The nurse has a small amount of extra clothes, but it would be helpful if everyone would bring their own in their backpack. Thank you!

Absence Line West Elementary 417-582-5907

When your child is going to be absent from school, please call the Ozark West Absence Line at 417-582-5907 as soon as possible to let us know why your child is absent. Please leave your child's name, teacher name, and reason for absence. Thank you!

Picture Day is coming Thursday, September 15

Lifetouch Picture Day

West will be having picture day on, Thursday, September 15, 2022.

1. You can either order online at mylifetouch.com with our picture ID of EVTQKVRB8 (individual pictures), or you can send in the money in the envelope in the mailer that will be sent home soon. Please see different picture package prices.

2. Class Picture order forms are also available online with a picture ID of EVTJTWBG8 (class photo), or you can send in the money in the envelope in the mailer that will be sent home soon. Class photos cost $10.00

Picture retakes will be on November 16, 2022. We will not be having Spring pictures this year.

PTA Mum Sale

Our Ozark West PTA is selling mums this year for $12.00 each for a 2 gallon pot. Please see the attached flyer and order by Friday, September 16th via PayPal (OZARKWESTPTA@GMAIL.COM) or send in with the student. Please include all of the information below.

You will pick up the flowers you purchased at Family Flowers at 2150 N Jackson, in Ozark on September 21-24th.

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Carrie's Corner


As your School Social Worker, I am available to help with any needs you may

have or help finding resources for your family! Please don't hesitate to contact

me: carrienelson@ozarktigers.org or 417-582-5755

School to Home Communication

  • Red Folders: Each student will be provided a red folder for school to home communication of student work, class newsletters, announcements and other information. Please make sure to check your child's folder each night.

  • SeeSaw app: SeeSaw is a quick and easy way for teachers and students to share their learning. Your child's classroom teacher share how to get connect to their classroom.

  • Email is also always an option to communicate with your child's teacher.

Key information to communicate with your child's teacher:

Please communicate directly with the classroom teacher about your child’s plan for transportation. If there are changes in transportation, please provide a hand-written note in your child’s red folder or email communication at the beginning of the day.

The afternoon for the office is a very busy time which makes any changes to pick-ups after 2:30 p.m (1:30 p.m. on Fridays) difficult. Please make contact about arrangements before such time to ensure that your child gets home safely with minimal miscommunications. We will do our best and do understand if it is an absolute emergency.


Shannon Merriman is our PTA board president.


Membership information:

  • $5 per person to join
  • Membership dollars go directly to our school and students.

Join our OWE PTA!


Dr. McBain & Mrs. Tabuya

Mission: Every member of our West school community will connect, learn, and grow to ensure a high-quality education for each student's future readiness.

Past Ozark West Newsletters

August 2022 - August Newsletter
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