Communication is your key to success!

Parent-Teacher Conferences
When: Monday, October 16, Tuesday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 18

Parents, thank you in advance for making these meetings a priority.

Please note: There will be no school on Thursday, October 19, or Friday, October 20. School will resume on Monday, October 23 at 8:25am.

October No School Dates

October 13: No School - End of Nine Weeks

October 19 & 20: No School - Conference Release Days

Stop By The Book Fair

Book Fair Hours:

October 16-18: 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Fall pictures will be taken at Rex on Tuesday, October 24. Picture envelopes and additional information will be sent home.


Please note: All shots, and physicals should be turned in by Sept. 15, 2017 in order to be in compliant.

Medications at School

According to Kansas State Statutes, children who have medications to take at school need to have them kept in the Nurse’s office and not with the child. Especially in elementary, medications are to be kept in a locked cabinet at all times for the safety of your child and other children at the school. Children lose track of time and are prone to wanting to use their medications when they feel the need, rather than the proper times. I do realize that some parents send medications to the health room via their children. I would appreciate a call so that I know they are on the way and can take them from your child before school starts. Thank you for your help in this matter.


It is recommended that children with the following symptoms stay home for 24 hours after these symptoms are resolved, unless a note from the family physician states that the student can attend school. Children should be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.

  • fever at or above 100F
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • sore throat
  • rashes
  • red, draining eyes
  • thick, green nasal discharge
  • ear drainage

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions or concerns about your child/children as I have a very open door policy and enjoy meeting parents as well. Looking forward to a great year!!!

Morgan Lehning, LPN

Please save the following for Rex Elementary:

BOXTOPS-Can be found on General Mills products. Please have your student bring in box tops and put them in the box top box in their classroom for a chance at classroom parties!

CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS-These can be found on all Campbell’s soup. Please have your student bring these to the office.

Collecting these items found on products used daily greatly helps your school! Please remind friends and family to collect these also!


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

October Update!

This month, your child’s teacher has finished up testing and diagnosing what skills your child needs to help him/her become fluent in reading. If your child is in grades PreK-1 grade, they have been given the Phonological Awareness Skills Test and the Phonics assessment. Second and third graders have taken the previous assessments plus the Primary/Elementary Spelling Inventory and the fluency assessment from our Aimsweb program. Fourth and fifth graders have taken the Elementary Spelling Inventory and the fluency assessment from our Aimsweb program. So needless to say, your child has been thoroughly assessed in their reading skills!

Your child’s teacher has settled into a routine with the Literacy centers rotations, whole group components and MIRP (Monitored Independent Reading Practice). They have started teaching small groups during centers at their teacher table. There is a lot going on during reading!

If you have any questions about Literacy First, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out the official website:


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


Rex PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

The next PTO meeting is to be announced.

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.

2017-18 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



In the Office

Michelle Steen


Jan Williams
Attendance Secretary



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

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