Kindergarten Roubnd-Up

2017-18 Kindergarten Round-up

USD 261 is calling all students who will be five years of age on or before August 31. Make plans now to attend Kindergarten Round-Up at your area elementary school to pre-register for next school year. Please bring the following items to this event: state certified birth certificate, current immunization records, and a proof of residency (current utility bill, lease/purchase agreement with parent's name and current date). The following is the Kindergarten Round-Up schedule, please call USD 261 Administration Building at 554-2200 if you are not certain which school your child will attend.

School Address Date Time
Ruth Clark Elementary 1900 W. 55th St. So. May 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Nelson Elementary 245 N. Delos May 2, 2017 1:30 PM
Freeman Elementary 7301 S. Meridian May 3, 2017 10:00 AM
Rex Elementary 1100 W. Grand May 3, 2017 1:30 PM
Oatville Elementary 4335 S. Hoover May 4, 2017 9:30 AM
Prairie Elementary 7101 S. Meridian May 4, 2017 1:30 PM

5th Grade Band/Orchestra Spring Concert

May 3 @ 10:15 - 10:45 AM in Rex Gym

 

District-wide 5th Grade Band Concert

May 9 at 7:00 PM at Nelson Elementary

 

District-wide 5th Grade Orchestra Concert

May 11 at 7:00 PM at Nelson Elementary

Hour of Code

Fifth Grade Students Learn To Code

Seventeen Campus High School students participated in the third Hour of Code event hosted at Rex Elementary School on December 9. The program is a global initiative to get younger students interested in computer science, particularly coding. The students were taught html/css coding as they created their own basic websites.

 

 

Mark your Calendars

Field Day

May 4: 1st - 5th grades

May 10: Kindergarten

Last Day of School - May 18

Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM. Lunches will not be served.

2016-2017 District Calendar

As this school year winds down, we have been preparing for the 2017-18 school year. If your student has outstanding fees due, please make plans to pay these before taking off for the summer. Keeping these accounts current will speed up your enrollment pro-cess in the Fall. If you are unsure if your student’s fees are current, please call the office at 554-2281.

Extra Help is Available

TAPS (Teaching Assessment Preparation Skills) is for 3-5 grade students who may need extra help in specific skill areas. TAPS meets Monday - Thursday (no Fridays) from September through March, from 3:55 - 4:50 PM. If you have any questions about TAPS, please visit with your childs classroom teacher.

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

School's Out For Summer!

As this school year begins to wind down, I want to say that there have been excellent things that have been going on in your child’s classroom! As far as reading, your child has been given the tools to help them succeed at decoding and blending words together. They have practiced not only how to read in a fluent manner, but to read with expression, smoothness and phrasing. As your child prepares for the upcoming grade, please help keep their skills fresh during our nice, long summer break by trying some of these fun activities:

  • Go on a scavenger hunt—have a written list (or pictures if your child is in PreK/KDG) of things for your child to read and look for outside. Be creative!
  • Read and write a recipe of your favorite foods, then make that food.
  • Check out some funny poems from your library and read them in silly voices together.
  • Listen to books on cd or online, discuss the characters, setting, plot, etc.
  • Play “I Spy” using rhyming words, initial or final sounds, syllables, etc.
  • Read lyrics to their favorite songs and sing them.
  • Write compound words (or any words) in shaving cream, sand or play dough.
  • Use side-walk chalk to create words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Read signs you see in your environment—billboards, businesses, etc.
  • Check out some websites by Googling your child’s grade level + reading activities.

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation ~ Don’t forget to READ!

On the Calendar

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 551 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Purple and Gold

Mascot: Roadrunner

Principal:Brian Howard

 



School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Rex Elementary School

Membership

Rex PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

The next PTO meeting will be held Monday, May 9, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

2016-17 Officers

President: Amanda Hollenbeck
Co-vice President: Bethany Craig
Co-vice President: Hollie Reece
Secretary: Michelle Groh
Treasurer: Michelle Steen
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Brian Howard, Principal

Brian Howard

Principal

email: bhoward@usd261.com

In the Office

Michelle Steen
Secretary

email: msteen@usd261.com

Jan Williams
Attendance Secretary

email: jwilliams@usd261.com

 

Rex Elementary School
1100 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2281
F: (316) 554-2283

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