2017 National Blue Ribbon School

 

Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Release Times

 

There is no school and all offices will be closed during the following November dates.

November 12, 2018 - Veterans Day Observed
November 21 - 23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Break

School starts at 8:25 AM and dismisses at 3:50 PM. There is no adult supervision before 8:00 AM and students are not allowed in the building unless you participate in Latchkey services. Pre-K meets daily. AM classes are from 8:25 AM - 11:25 AM and PM classes are from 12:50 PM - 3:50 PM.

Congratulatons to our newest National Blue Ribbon School!!!

Haysville USD 261’s Ruth Clark Elementary School was named one of 342 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Ruth Clark Elementary School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School. Haysville USD 261’s Campus High School was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School and Oatville Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Watch the announcement video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YqQtf1GaY

Ruth Clark Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsWith this award, the Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected.

 

 

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

November Update!

What do retelling, summarizing, main idea, predicting, clarifying and questioning all have in common? These are essential comprehension skills that every child needs in order to understand the text that they read.
Teachers use a variety of tools to help your child comprehend such as graphic organizers, modeling ‘thinkalouds’ while reading, activating their prior knowledge to help ‘hook’ your child to the text and asking higher-level thinking questions.
Some ways you can help your child comprehend the stories or passages they are reading are to start with that emotional hook. Ask your child why they chose the book they did. What do they know about the topic or some key vocabulary words? Model a ‘think-aloud’ such as “I’m wondering why there is an empty lake on the front cover…” Ask your child to identify some words that they might need to know in order to read the book. Have them predict what will happen before they start the next chapter.
While your child is reading, ask questions, too. If he is reading silently, interrupt from time to time and say, “Tell me what is going on in your book.” This helps you know if your child understands, helps your child work on creating a summary of the book, and teaches your child to stop and think while reading. You might also ask those questions that begin with “WH words;” what is happening, who is in the story, where does the story take place, when did that happen, why would the character do that. Asking questions while your child reads will help them to understand so much better. Showing an interest and engaging in your child’s reading will help cement those comprehension skills and instill a love for reading.

Each month I will post information regarding literacy strategies or skills that might be helpful for you and your child at home. If you have any questions about Literacy First, please call me at 554-2333 or email sstein@usd261.com.

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 404 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Jaguar

Principal: Carla Wulf

 


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
Ruth Clark Elementary School

Membership

Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Library.It is no longer the last Tuesday of the month. Meetings start every August. No meeting will be held the month of December. Last meeting of the year is held in April.

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.

Upcoming Events

RC Skate Parties
You're invited to attend a skate party for our school at Roller City, 3234 S Meridian. from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. Parties are held monthly beginning in September through May.

PTO Movie Night
Bring your family and enjoy the show! Food will be in the cafeteria at 6 PM and the movie will begin in the gym at 7 PM.

Ruth Clark Merchandise
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, and Sonic cards. Order forms are available in the school office.

 

PTO Board Officers    

President: Stacee Hendrickson
Vice President: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: Lake Bottorff
Treasurer: Traci Jacobs
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf

Principal

email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais
Secretary

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Heather Nichols
Secretary

email: hnichols@usd261.com

 

Ruth Clark Elementary School
1900 W. 55th St. So.
Wichita, KS 67217
P: (316) 554-2333
F: (316) 554-2340

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