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

Congratulations!

Ruth Clark has been honored with the KS Math Challenge Award. This award is based on last year’s 4th grade state assessment math scores. The Challenge Awards are designed to recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population.

This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results, the sample size, and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

Both the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Quality Performance Accreditation program have as a foundation the belief that all children can learn. The purpose of this award program is to affirm that belief.

This award is the direct result of hard work and dedication by Ruth Clark staff and students. We are incredibly proud of this recognition.

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. 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.

 

 

You're Invited!

You are invited attend the following Freeman Elementary Band/Orchestra Performances:

Date Grades Time and Location
May 9 District Band Concert 7:00 PM at Nelson Elementary
May 11 District Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM at Nelson Elementary
Level Time
Kindergarten and 1st Grade 2:15 PM
Grades 2 and 3 2:45 PM
Grades 4 and 5 3:15 PM

Parents are welcome to come and cheer on their student, or join in and run with their students. The races will be held in the field west of the school.

   Mark your Calendars

9:00 AM: Year End Talent Show in the Gym

11:40 AM: School will be dismissed. Lunches will not be served.

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

School's Out For Summer!

Kids can lose two months’ worth of reading skills over the summer. CRAZY, huh? That means the teachers at Ruth Clark will spend much of September and October just trying to get kids back to where they were the in May. Imagine if, instead, your child came back to school the same place they were when they left in May or maybe even ahead. IT CAN HAPPEN! And, it can be simple and fun! As you make plans for the summer break, please help keep kids’ skills fresh 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!

P.R.I.D.E.

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

Membership

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.

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

Principal

email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais
Secretary

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Linda Sexton
Secretary

email: lsexton@usd261.com

Janie Sowell
Secretary

email: jsowell@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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