2017 National Blue Ribbon School

 

Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Influenza (Flu)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has notified the school district that any students or staff members diagnosed with influenza will need to be isolated for 7 days from the time of the onset of symptoms. If your child is diagnosed with the flu, or you are a staff member diagnosed with the flu, please check in with your school nurse to determine when it is appropriate to return to school.

If you would like more information about seasonal influenza, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by clicking HERE!

 

Flu Season

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

February Update!

Word Study and Oral Language are a big part of your child’s day. The purpose of word study is to address phonics skills, spelling patterns and vocabulary growth. Oral Language and Word Study are crucial skills that begin in Pre-K and continue throughout your child’s education.
Some of the ways your child practices word study at Ruth Clark include: sorting words, keeping a word study notebook, looking at language and its history, doing word hunts, webs or ladders, illustrating words, writing ABC books or homophone books, talking at the house keeping center, and playing games related to oral language.
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).
Some things you can do to develop your child’s oral language at home are listed below.
* Talk, discuss and converse. Having conversations with your kids increases their vocabulary and ability to communicate. Ask them to put down their device on the way to Walmart and just talk to one another.
* Have your children answer questions using complete sentences. * Visit https:// www.familiesalive.org/dinner table/ and use their dinner conversation starters each evening.
* Ask your child to share his opinion and tell you why he feels the way he does.
* Use words that seem “big,” and then explain what they mean and how they fit in the conversation.
* Use your child’s spelling words in conversations.
* Allow each family member to select a “word of the week.” Post the word and then each person should see how many times they can use that word that week.
* Play a guessing game. “I’m thinking of a word that starts with “br” that is something you use to paint a house.” (Brush) “I’m thinking of a word that starts with “tr” that is something we do to the bushes when they get too large.” (Trim)
* Make up tongue twisters with your child’s sight words or spelling words for the week. Then have your child do the same. (ex. Spelling word= some, tongue twister= Sandy sold some salty sandwiches)

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: Raina Morrison
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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