Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Late Start Reminder

Clever R-V Schools
Home of the Bluejays

December 8, 2015


Winter is quickly approaching and with it comes inclement weather.  In the past few years, we have experienced all types of weather which has forced our school and others to cancel classes.  In some instances however, Clever Schools has utilized a two-hour late start when feasible. 

If a late start is used this year, buses will once again run two hours later than normal and our EleMiddle building will not be open until 9:30 am.  This will allow all of us, including faculty and staff, the extra time we need to arrive at school safely.  It will also give our maintenance crew the time and space they need to better prepare the parking lots, sidewalks, and buildings on these wintery days.

Classes on the EleMiddle campus will begin at 10:00 am when the two-hour late start option is used. 

Thank you for your continued support of Clever Schools and our great students.

Mr. Benjy Fenske
Clever Schools

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Care to Learn - Christmas

We would appreciate donations to Care to Learn in lieu of teacher gifts or student gift exchanges.  To ensure that we have useable items for our Backpack program, here is an outline of suggested donations for each grade level. 
                         PreK & 5th grade- boxed or instant cereals
                         K & 4th grade- single serve, shelf stable, microwaveable meals
                         1st & 8th grade- granola or cereal bars
                         2nd & 7th grade-pudding or fruit cups

                         3rd & 6th grade- snack crackers or peanut butter & jelly

Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

The Final 2 Weeks!

The Final Countdown!


Monday 12/7 – Get Fired up for Christmas Break! Wear RED!
Tuesday 12/8 – Wear your favorite Christmas or Winter Hat!
Wedensday 12/9 – Sleepin’ in on Christmas Break! Wear your favorite PJ’s.
Thursday 12/10 – Reindeer Day. Wear brown and/or your reindeer antlers.
Friday 12/11 – Decorate the tree wear. Wear green or dress up as an elf!

Monday 12/14 – Sleepin’ in on Christmas break. Wear your favorite PJ’s!
Tuesday 12/15 - Don’t be ugly, we just have a few more days of school! Wear your favorite ugly sweater
Wednesday 12/16 – Candy Cane Day! Wear red and white! Or candy cane stripes.

Thursday 12/17 - Get ready to Jingle All The Way Home. Wear a jingle bell necklace or bracelet
Friday 12/18 - Our break is here! Wear your favorite holiday outfit!
                *Christmas Party Day!

Also, beginning Monday, December 7th, we will be selling Candy Cane & Soda Grams! They will be sold before school through the 16th of December. See Mrs. King for more details.
                Candy Cane Grams are $.50 each.

                Soda Grams are $1.00 each. (Fanta – Grape, Strawberry & Orange)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Clever's Annual Performance Report

2015 Annual Performance Report
Each year, public schools in Missouri are scored on an Annual Performance Report (APR) that is generated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  This annual report is an accountability measure to review the performance of districts across the state. The accountability process is lined out in the Missouri School Improvement Program, otherwise known as MSIP 5. Accountability measures include the following:  Student Achievement (MAP/EOC scores), College and Career Readiness, Graduation Rate and Attendance Rate. Clever_High_SchoolLogo634036696339515680.jpg

We are excited to announce that Clever School District received 95.7% of total points possible. Thanks to the hard work of teachers, students, parents, administration, and the greater school community, the Clever School DIstrict was able to find this great gain on the APR.  Work was  focused on comprehensive literacy, learning targets, and instructional technology, which helped achieve great gains in student achievement.  The Springfield News Leader commented on the improvements made by the district in their article, Christian County School Districts Make Gains, Meet Benchmarks. Congratulations students and staff of the Clever R-V School District for a great 2015 report card!

As we focus on continuous improvement, there will be continued work not only on literacy and numeracy, but also designing and implementing instruction that will support and  develop the whole child. There is still work to be accomplished, and our target areas have not changed. The district focus areas include:  Comprehensive Literacy, building capacity and show growth in Mathematics; College and Career Readiness Skills. Instruction throughout the district will continue to improve and evolve as we continue on this journey toward educational excellence. We want to prepare our learners to go out into the workforce with the 21st Century skills necessary to succeed: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication and Creativity.

Comprehensive literacy is the core of all educational success.  The work that has been done has prepared students for the information-rich environment within which they live, and will be the foundational piece that will support the 21st century skills and instruction. Continued focus on comprehensive literacy will keep a balanced instructional approach, and lead to continued student achievement gains. The next step will be to use these literacy skills to support and expand a focus on STEM education and build learning stamina through rigor and relevance in all disciplines. High expectations in all areas, will help support the work and achievement gains on our APR.  Again, congratulations to all Clever R-V staff and students on the great gains. We look forward to another year of improved student achievement and a great APR in 2016!

Steve Carvajal, Superintendent

Robyn Gordon, Assistant Superintendent

Attendance Reminder

Just a quick reminder about our attendance expectation. We are striving for a 94% attendance rate. If our students aren't here, they are falling behind. 

We have set an expectation that students should meet the 94% threshold in order to participate in clubs, field trips, dances, etc.  Participation in these types of events is a privilege, and this is earned, in part, by showcasing good behavior and maintaining excellent attendance.  If participation is jeopardized due to attendance issues, a student and his or her parents may appeal the decision by using an Attendance Waiver Request that will be reviewed by the Attendance Committee.  These waivers can be obtained through the K-4 or 5-8 office.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Scholastic Book Orders

I have sent home Scholastic Book Order catalogs but have not received any back. I just wanted to make sure everyone has had an opportunity to see the books available. I have purchased a few as Christmas gifts already. You can always shop & order online as well. This will give you an opportunity to see all grade level catalogs.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Scholastic Book orders.

The link below will take you to the Scholastic website. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Class Photos

I have added a few pictures! Go on over the the Class Photos tab on the blog to see what has been going on!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sunny D Labels

Our class is up to 16 Sunny D labels! With 4 more labels we will be eligible for 20 free books for our classroom.
If we hit 40 labels by the end of November, we will get 40 FREE BOOKS! Keep them coming. Ask your friends, neighbors & relatives for theirs as well.

Sunny D For Books

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cox Care Mobile

Does your child need a sports physical, well check-up, or sick visit? 

 The Cox Care Mobile will be here on Thursday, November 5, 2015 and can provide these services for your child (ages birth to 18 years).  Vaccines might be available for those who qualify.  Please call your school nurse to schedule an appointment and to receive the necessary paperwork.  

Thank you!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Party!

The whole 5th grade will be together for activities this year! We are planning to accommodate for 100.  The party is 11:45am-12:30 on Friday, Oct 30!
PLEASE bring items to your child's classroom by Thursday, Oct. 29, so we are ready for setup on Friday morning!
Please have your student bring at least one package according to their Homeroom Class:

Mrs. Fenley- chips, cheese balls, or fruit/veggies
Mrs. Goolsby- chips, cheese balls, or fruit/veggies
Mr. Glenn- cupcakes, cookies, Little Debbies
Mrs. Hutcheson- cupcakes, cookies, Little Debbies
We have popcorn, peanut, pecan & strawberry allergies in this grade, please make your choices accordingly, thanks!
Murfins is donating drinks for us!  If you want to donate money toward our snacks, Murfin's has agreed to cut us a group deal.
Any extra perishables will be donated to our local food pantry.
Any extra non-perishables (ie: plates, napkins & cash) will go toward our other parties this year.

Thank you in advance for all your support!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pink Out Day

Pink Out Day
What: Pink Out day
When: Thursday, October 22nd
where: Clever middle school
why: to raise money for breast cancer awareness
how: For only $1, wear as much pink as you can!

*Donations of more than $1 are welcome!

Adopt-A-Highway Project

Adopt-A-Highway project on
October 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Meet at Casey’s
Lunch will follow at Lucky Panda

Friday, October 9, 2015

Family History

To continue on with our geography unit, we passed out a family tree assignment for students to work on this weekend. I decided to jump in on the fun and have been working on it for the past few hours. I hope the kids find this as much fun as I do...or maybe I'm just a little nerdy! Anyways, I wanted to share a little with you all in hopes that this will drive the students to dig deeper!

*My grandfather was a Moore. I'm curious to see if I have any relation with Ambryah!
*I just discovered the last name of Cowan on my maternal grandfather's side. Nate?? My grandfather's mother's name was Annie Cowan (1871-1920).
*My 4Great Grandmother's 2nd cousin was Mark Twain!!!
*I have been able to trace my family back about a dozen generations to Quebec, Canada, Northern Ireland, France, Germany & Scotland.

Happy searching!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Weekly Update

I know you will be receiving the Friday Newsletter tomorrow but I wanted to add a few things as well as remind you of a few others.

1. The friction assignment was a BIG hit! We had stories, songs, slide shows, a game, and much more! I love when students can use their creative minds to aid in the process of learning. I hope to have some pictures & videos uploaded to the blog sometime this weekend.

2. Next Tuesday we will have Fire Prevention Week. The whole morning will consist of Reading, Social Studies & our Fire Safety Presentation. The afternoon will consist of math, band & counseling. When our schedule changes, we go with the flow. I'm sure the kids will do just fine with this.

3. Next Wednesday during science we will be having our weekly DARE class. The kids are loving this & I'm very excited that Christian County offers this for us.

4. Don't forget we are collecting box tops & Sunny D labels. Check out this link to see the list of eligible product labels. Once we reach 20 labels, we get 20 free books. 40 labels = 40 FREE books!
Sunny D for FREE Books

5. Parent Teacher Conferences will be the week of 19th. Make sure to schedule those with your homeroom teacher. If you have any questions for another teacher, let your homeroom teacher know so they can get you some answers.

6. Halloween class parties are at 11:45 on October 30th.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunny Delight for Books!

Don't forget we are collecting Sunny D labels in order to get some free books for our classroom! Here is a link to the information about it; including a list of all the eligible products.

Sunny D Book Spree

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friction Activity

Today we discussed Friction in Science. Students have an assignment to go along with this however they do have a choice in what they do. Here are the instructions that I gave them:

  1. Create a song that explains and gives examples of the 4 types of friction.
    1. Lyrics must be written out.
    2. Song must be performed for the class or recorded for the class to view.
  2. Write a poem explaining the 4 types of friction.
    1. The poem must include all 4 types with examples for each.
    2. The poem must be ½ - 1 page in length.
    3. This is an activity for someone who wants to work on their own.
  3. Write a short story, 1-2 pages, about someone encountering the 4 different types of friction.
  4. DIY: With teacher approval, you may have another GREAT idea!

Groups of 3 or more must be approved by Mrs. Fenley.
This is to be a small project. Nothing needs to be purchased or made with supplies that must be purchased. I'm encouraging students to think outside of the box and get creative with what they already have.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Due to our time constraints during our reading & social studies block, we began our geography project today. Monday will be a day of social studies with the rest of the week for reading (social studies embedded where possible). There are a number of different geography concepts that your child can be working on; including states & capitals, location of states, reading maps, etc. This is NOT homework however if they are in need of something to do at home, this would be a great option!

There is a States & Capitals song that we are listening to almost every morning to start our day. This can be found at this link:

Everyone has the lyrics to go along with it.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Box Tops

Our first box top challenge hasn't yet begun however it is never too early to start saving them back! Keep a small jar somewhere for your kids to put them in or send them in a little at a time. I've got a basket started at school and a jar at home.

Class Photos

I have added a few photos to our Class Photos tab on my blog. Take a look at our day with FFA.

Books & Breakfast

Next Thursday, September 24, is our first of four ‘Books and Breakfasts’ this school year.   It is open to student in grades 4 – 6 AND any parents or teachers that have read the book:   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.  
We will begin at 7:30 with a cinnamon roll and be placed into discussion groups around the library.   We should be done by 7:50 or 7:55 at the latest.  
I do need a head count of those here at school who are planning to attend.    If you didn’t read this book, you may want to read the next one for our 2nd B&B on November 24th :  Counting by 7’s

-Mrs. Carlson

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sunny D for FREE books!

One of our classmates brought in a Sunny Delight challenge that I wasn't aware of. If we can collect 20 Sunny D labels, we will get 20 FREE BOOKS for our room! We have 4 at the moment.

If we collect 40 labels, that is 40 FREE BOOKS!

Here is the link to see which products will qualify and to learn a little more about it. Thanks for sending those in!

Sunny D Books for FREE

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Fair Volunteers

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school.  The dates are October 19-23.   We are looking for volunteers that can help us run the fair and we have found that
using VolunteerSpot (a leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) helps us organize our volunteers easier. 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click the link below and enter your email address to access our Volunteer Spot.
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me directly and I can sign you up manually.

-Mrs. Carlson

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cereal Boxes

We are in need of empty cereal boxes. If you have any that you could spare, please send them to school.

We will be using them to make ramps for our next unit.


Thursday, September 3, 2015


Mrs. Fenley will begin tutoring next Wednesday, September 9th. Tutoring will go from 3:30 - 4:30. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Job Opening!

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is currently hiring for a Program Leader for the After School Program at Clever Elementary.  Program Leaders are responsible for implementing daily lesson plans, interacting with parents, children, school staff, and Y staff, keeping kid and staff records up to date, preparing and serving snack, and more.

Qualifications include:
      A minimum of 60 college credits with a minimum of 12 in elementary/early childhood education
        Must be willing to become CPR/First Aid certified if they are not already.
        Must be 18 or older
        Must pass two background checks.

Pay starts at $9.00 per hr/ approximately 20 hours a week.

To apply, email unofficial transcripts and resume to ablack@orymca.org

Monday, August 31, 2015

Scholastic Book Orders

I have been sending home Scholastic Book catalogs with the students who have wanted them. I would like to put our first order in by this coming Friday, August 31st. If you would like to order but have not seen a catalog, please email me and I will send one home with your child.

There are some great deals this month. Even a few books for $1!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PTA T-Shirt Orders

Just a friendly reminder:

The Clever Spirit Wear orders are due this Friday. These order forms should have come home on day 1 but if you would like another one, please have your child pick one up in the office. All orders are due on Friday, August 28th. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Reminders

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! Please let me know if you didn't receive a copy of the 5th grade newsletter. I did send it out but I want to make sure I have everyone's emails put in correctly.

We DID finish our NWEA testing this week & ALL classes will be moving into full swing next week. The newsletter contains information about what is going on in each individual class.

There will be NO school on Monday, September 7th in honor of Labor Day.

Saturday, September 12th will be Grandparent's Day! The school will be open from 10:00 - 11:30.

FCA is having a movie night on Friday, September 4th at the baseball fields at the high school. Admission is a 2 liter of soda for girls and a snack, cookies, or dessert for the boys. Arrive at 6:30 for Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball & Football before the movie.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


 FCA Movie Night
Friday, September 4th on the hill behind the baseball field backstop!

Girls: bring a 2 Liter of Soda

Boyss: bring Chips or Cookies/Desert

Bring blankets, pillows, lawn chairs for sitting
or laying on the grass
Arrive at 6:30 pm for Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Football before the movie!

 Soul Surfer: The true story of a girl who was attacked by a shark and became a professional surfer.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mrs. Goolsby

Don't forget to check out Mrs. Goolsby's blog. She will be posting many updates; including Math.

Mrs. Goolsby's Blog

Week 1

We are off to a great start! We completed the Reading & Science NWEA tests today. Tomorrow the students will begin the tests in Math & Language Arts. 

Tomorrow we begin our first unit in Science over the Scientific Method. We will be learning how to form a testable hypothesis, conduct experiments & relay our data into graphs. Our tentative test date will be Thursday, September 3rd. Sometimes test dates change due to unexpected interruptions in our schedule but Thursday is what we will hope for! 

We are still looking for a volunteer or two for a homeroom parent this year. Please let me know if you are interested.

Our first Friday newsletter will be coming home this Friday. This will have information from all 5th grade teachers as well as Mr. Sullivan & Mr. Fenske. 

Also on Friday, we will be having our PTA Fundraiser Kickoff Assembly. Students will be bringing home the fundraiser that evening!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful first day in 5th grade! We started off our day with a middle school meeting with Mr. Fenske  & Mr. Sullivan. We spent some time going over the handbook, learning rules & getting to know each other.
Thank you to everyone who came to Open House last night. We had three parents sign up as Classroom Volunteers however nobody for Home Room Parent or Co-Home Room Parent. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put you down! We will have three parties this year; Halloween, Christmas & Valentines Day.

Coming up next: 
Tomorrow we will be organizing & discussing our WIN binders. WIN stands for What I Need. Our WIN Time is first hour from 8:00 - 8:15. This is a time to help our students get organized & conference with individual students for what they need.

At the beginning of each unit, we will have a pre-test to determine what we need to focus the most on for that topic. Our first science pre-test is planned for Friday and we will begin our unit over the Scientific Method on Monday.

NWEA testing begins next week as well. This is the first of 3 testing sessions we will have during the school year. Science & Reading will be tested on Monday & Tuesday. Math & Language Arts will be tested on Wednesday & Thursday.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Looking for a job?

Clever-YMCA After School Program needs a Program Leader!
Compensation: $9.25 per hour (varies by experience)
• At least 18 years of age with HSD or equivalent 

• CPR/First Aid certifications and Child Abuse trainings attained within 30 days of hire

• SAS Program Leader: Must have a minimum of 60 college level credits, at least 12 credits in elementary education, child guidance, or child development, minimum of 12 months experience working with school age children, must be familiar with state licensing guidelines and requirements

Reports to: School Age Services Area Director

Wage Range: $9.25 per hour 

Hours: Hours of work 2:30-6:30 M-Th, 12:50-6:30 Fridays

The School Age Services (SAS) Program is seeking individuals to run our before and after school programs in Clever. They will be responsible for planning, leading, and implementing recreational and creative experiences for school age children in a group setting. The incumbent provides high quality recreational experiences for school aged children that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. They will also supervise staff on site while on duty.
Excellent benefits complimentary individual membership and discounted YMCA programs. The incumbent will exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA.

How to Apply: Please send resume along with unofficial college transcripts to : Amanda Black, School Age Services Area Director, at: ablack @orymca.org

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thank you!

I am very thankful for a wonderful 1st year at Clever with the best class I could have asked for.

Thank you to all of the parents who put together class parties and joined us on field trips.
Thank you to all of the parents who put time into their children's education.
Thank you to everyone for making my first year at Clever so special.

And most of all, thank you to the kids. As much as I will miss this group, I am looking forward to the great things that they will go on to accomplish throughout middle school, high school and beyond.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wrapping up the year

The middle school field day is this Friday, May 22nd. Concessions will be available however students will NOT be able to call home that day for money. If they want to purchase snacks and/or beverages that day they will need to bring money with them. 

The last day of school is Tuesday, May 26th. School will dismiss at 10:40 that day. We will have fun activities planned but lunch will not be served. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Walking Field Trip

I hope everyone has heard about our walking field trip this coming Wednesday. We must have the permission slips returned before the students can go with us.

We will be back by lunch & will be having a celebration in the afternoon. Feel free to bring snacks and/or games to celebrate with.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thank You!

Thank you for such a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful group of students this year and I am not ready for them to move on to 6th grade!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Awards Assembly

The Awards Assembly is next Thursday, 5/14. A few students have been chosen to receive awards for outstanding achievement, character and improvement by the middle school teachers. If your child is invited, they came home with an invitation yesterday. I hope you are able to attend.

With that being said, my husband will be graduating that evening & I will not be able to be there. My awards will be handed out by the 5th grade team.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


My last day of tutoring will be Wednesday, May 13th.

I will tutor next week, Monday & Wednesday, 5/4 & 5/6.
I will tutor the following week: Tuesday & Wednesday, 5/12 & 5/13. 

CORRECTION: I will NOT be tutoring next Tuesday. Next WEDNESDAY will be my last day for after school tutoring. 

Thank you for letting me keep your children after school for this. I have enjoyed the one-on-one and small group time and I really feel this has helped many of them a great deal. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Camp Wakonda

Our YMCA after school site coordinator has extended an opportunity for students currently enrolled in 2nd through 8th grade to attend Camp Wakonda for FREE!!!
Selected participants will receive a voucher to be redeemed for a one week session at YMCA Camp Wakonda for the summer of 2015.  There are multiple camp options to choose during the months of June and July.  The value of camp ranges from $265 to $460 and the voucher must be redeemed by June 1, 2015.
All interested students need to submit a one page essay explaining why they should be selected.  Our criteria for selection is simply to select 3 students “with financial need who would greatly benefit from a week of camp”.  All essays are due back in the office by May 11th and recipients will be notified by May 15th.

Bus Drivers Needed

Attention Parents:
We are experiencing exciting times in the way of expansion in student activities and athletics at Clever Schools.  If you haven’t been by to see our newly expanded sports complex on the High School campus, you need to check it out!  However as we experience this growth, we have growing pains in the area of transportation.  We are in desperate need of bus drivers to transport students to away games, competitions, etc.  If you have any interest in driving a bus, an application can be found online at the following link or can be picked up in the Central Office.  For more information contact John Cackley at 417-221-7812.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Progress Reports

Mid-quarter progress reports went home today. If you haven't seen it, ask your child! 

Mid-quarter? How is this possible? 

Friday, April 17, 2015


Tutoring plans have changed! Sorry!

My meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday was moved to Tuesday. I WILL be tutoring Monday & Wednesday next week; April 20th & 22nd. Thanks for being patient with my changes.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Golf Tournament

Our 1st Annual Clever Care to Learn Golf Tournament is fast approaching on May 23rd at Indian Tree Golf Club in Crane, Missouri.  

For entry forms or sponsorship information, please visit www.clever.k12.mo.us/school/care_to_learn
or call 743-4800.

All proceeds from this event go toward meeting the needs of our own Clever students!

Thanks for your support!

Box Top Challenge

Thanks to everyone for sending in their box tops. I am excited to announce that our class has WON that challenge and will be receiving an ice cream sundae party next Thursday afternoon.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Important Dates

I have updated the Important Dates tab through the end of the school year. Take a look to make sure you don't miss anything!

Monday, April 6, 2015


I will not be able to tutor tomorrow, April 7th due to after school meetings. Wednesday tutoring is still available for anyone who would like to stay.

I will also be cancelling after school tutoring ALL next week due to parent teacher conferences. Thanks for understanding!

Book Fair

We need 5 more volunteers!

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our Scholastic BOGO book fair.   We have several time slots for which we are needing volunteers to help set up, run or take down the book fair.  If this interests you, please sign up for Clever Elemiddle Scholastic Book Fair! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/4qF7kA 
Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Mrs. Carlson or Mrs. Springer in the library at 417-221-7868 and they can sign you up manually.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Penny Drive



Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Conferences

Spring conferences will be the week of April 13th. I have created a sign up Genius for ease of scheduling. If you didn't receive my invite or have trouble logging on, please let me know.
If none of the times work for you, we can schedule a morning or other afternoon.

Conference Sign Up

Book Fair Volunteers

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our Scholastic BOGO book fair.   We have several time slots for which we are needing volunteers to help set up, run or take down the book fair.  If this interests you, please sign up for Clever Elemiddle Scholastic Book Fair!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/4qF7kA 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Mrs. Carlson or Mrs. Springer in the library at 417-221-7868 and they can sign you up manually.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We need your help!

Opaa! began a company-wide participation contest in October.  The goal is to feed healthy meals to more students in every district.  We are measuring percentage of increase in meals based on the first month of school and comparing it with the rest of the year.

The contest winner from each Region will receive $1500 in equipment, supplies, etc.  The company wide winner will receive an additional $3500 in equipment and supplies.  That’s potentially $5000 of equipment that we don’t have to ask Dr. Henson for, which will potentially free up more money for your budget requests! J

We are currently running neck and neck with Ash Grove for our Region!  Please encourage your students to try breakfast and lunch with us, have breakfast and lunch with us yourself, encourage the parents of your students to come have lunch with their students.  Every meal or a la carte purchase helps!!!

Taffy Keltner
Director of Nutrition Services
Opaa Food Management
Clever R-V School District