Ruth Clark Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Nominee.

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. Over the next several months, a Flippen Group site team will visit Ruth Clark to observe and experience for themselves the remarkable impact taking place. Ruth Clark hopes to receive a Capturing Kids' Hearts Nation Showcase Schools award for the 2016-17 school year.



It's The District Art Fair

Come celebrate your students' art at the District Art Fair!

March 30 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 31 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Art Fair takes place at Campus High School in Gym 1. There will be art, music, and fun hands on activities! Check the Wednesday folders for more information!

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   Mark your Calendars

March 17: End of Nine Weeks
March 20-24: Spring Break

Calendar Change: Last Day of School has been changed to May 18. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM. Lunches will not be served.

2016-2017 District Calendar

Skate Party

You are invited to a Skate Party for Ruth Clark Elementary!

Where: Roller City, 3234 S. Meridian
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Second Tuesday of each month (March 14, April 11 & May 9)

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

Reading Improves Relationships

Because we are busy, it is difficult to have “quality” one-on-one time with our children without distractions. Building 20 minutes into each day for reading together provides this important bonding time. There is nothing more wonderful than snuggling a young child on your lap while reading a few storybooks aloud. Even if your child is beyond the “snuggling” stage, spending 20 minutes reading independently provides you with quiet, uninterrupted time together engaged in the same activity.

So what can you do at home to help your child want to read? There are plenty of ways to make reading fun:

  • Go to the city library and check out a variety of things to read; kids magazines, nonfiction and fiction books, newspapers from years past, journals about an interesting topic. Have kids read joke books, the cereal box, poems, a grocery list, a play and song lyrics. Read while wearing silly glasses or using funny voices (robot, queen/king, mouse, giant).
  • If your child is not reading yet, practice saying the letters sounds of the alphabet. Put basic sight words on notecards and post them around the house. Label everything. Read to them and be their biggest supporter. Encourage them. Praise them. The key here is to find things that interest your child and have fun while reading.

Did you know?

According to a Harvard research group, "frequent family dinner is the single most important factor in the development of a child's vocabulary."
Harvard Research, 1996

On the Calendar


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 380 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


Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Teacher's Lounge. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 28 at 7 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.

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.
2017 Skate Dates: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9.

Ruth Clark Merchandise
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, lanyards, and Sonic cards. Print an order form here or pick one up in the office.


2016-17 Officers    

President: Rachel Thomas
1st Vice Pres: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: KD Keim
Treasurer: Danella Hardy
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf



In the Office

Kelley Keais


Linda Sexton


Janie Sowell



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

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