No School--Spring Break (March 16-20)

March News from the Elementary Office
  • The PTO is busy wrapping up the plans for the PTO carnival.  This is a huge undertaking for the officers.  Please read all notes coming home from the PTO about ways that you can make this year's carnival the best yet.  The carnival will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 5:00-8:00 in the high school.  We are also sending home information with your child about the annual Spell-A-Thon.  It is a way to help your child's teacher buy items for their classroom.  Each class with 100% participation will have a party to celebrate.  Thank you in advance to everyone helping with these two fundraisers.  The PTO has been able to raise money to fund projects in the elementary school that would not have been possible otherwise, including, but not limited to projectors, SmartBoards, dry erase whiteboards and a Chrome Notebook Lab.  
  • A great big shout out to Beth Bazal and the PTO!  They have worked hard getting donations for a new elementary sign.  The new sign will be sponsored by the Barton County Chamber of Commerce and Lamar Bank and Trust, along with funds from PTO.  On Friday, March 6th, the Chamber and LBT will be here to present a check to the school for purchasing the sign.  Be on the look out for community happenings, as well as school happenings to be posted on the sign.  If you need something posted for your organization, please contact the elementary school at least one week before the event to ensure it will be posted on the sign.  Thank you, PTO, Barton County Chamber and Lamar Bank and Trust!!!
  • The annual Kindergarten Screening will be held on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.  On Thursday, screenings will be held from noon-5:00 and on Friday, they will be held from 8:00-3:00.  If you know or have a child who will turn 5 years old on or before August 1, 2015, please call the elementary office at 417-843-5865 to set up an appointment.
Important Dates:  March-May
March 6:  1st and 5th Graders to MSSU in Joplin to watch Play
March 10:  PTO Meeting 7:00 in Elementary Library
March 12:  Title I Family Night (Young Author's Celebration) 5:30-7:00; Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:00 (No After School Program)
March 16-20:  No School--Spring Break
March 26:  Kindergarten Screening Noon-5:00 (No Preschool Classes)
March 27:  Kindergarten Screening 8:00-3:00 (No Preschool Classes)
March 28:  PTO Carnival 5:00-8:00
April 3 & 6:  No School--Good Friday and Easter Monday 
April 9:  5th Grade to Middle School for Orientation
April 10:  MAP Assembly 2:00 in Elementary Gym
April 13-17:  MAP Testing (Grades 3-5)
April 20-24:  MAP Testing (Grades 3-5) and SAT-10 Testing (Grades K-2)
April 27-May 1:  Make-Up Testing for Grades K-5
May 5:  Kindergartner for a Day 8:30-10:30 in Elementary Cafeteria (No Preschool Classes)
May 7:  Elks Movie in Lamar watching Rio 2 (Grades K-2) 12:15-2:45
May 8:  Elks Movie in Lamar watching Rio 2 (Grades 3-5) 12:15-2:45
May 13:  Last Day of School; Kindergarten Graduation 9:00 in Elementary Gym