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District Fine Arts Fair
Kindergarten Round-up - April 23
8:20 AM - 3:45 PM
Pre-K - 5
Blue & Gold
A reminder that school hours are from 8:20 AM - 3:45 PM. There is no adult supervision available for students until 7:55 AM unless you participate in Latchkey services. Pre-K meets daily. AM classes are from 8:20 AM - 11:20 AM and PM classes are from 12:45 PM - 3:45 PM.
Thank you for your cooperation on these matters.
Students at Ruth Clark will have Monday folders in which they will bring home important papers and any paperwork that needs to be signed. Please be sure to check the student’s backpack each day, but especially on Monday and return the folder on Tuesday.
To ensure the safety of our school children, everyone must sign in at the office and get a visitor’s pass.
School hours are 8:20 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Because there is no supervision for students, unless your child is enrolled in latchkey, they are not to be in the building before 7:55 a.m.
If you bring your student to school, please park in the marked parking spaces. The circle drive is for buses only! If you are waiting for your child at the end of the school day, please wait at the front entrance for them.
Family Rights and Privacy Act
USD 261 will be
releasing information and photos to
the media throughout the coming school year of
various activities and rograms. Under the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act, disclosure
without prior consent is permitted by law, including
the following directory information: name, address,
telephone number, and photographs. You have the
right to refuse to permit the release of any or all of the
above information. If you refuse, you must give
Be an involved Parent... Join P.T.O.
We purchase playground equipment, sponsor Swim Parties and Book Fairs, Help with Red Ribbon Week, Fundraisers, Field Trips, Pastries for Parents, Popcorn Parties, Snow Cone Parties, Box Tops For Education, Yearbook and Field Day.
Meeting dates for 2014-2015 School Year: August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25, December (No Meeting), January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.
Search Ruth Clark PTO to find our page.
Contact PTO Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org
You're invited to attend a skate party for our school.
Where: Roller City, 3234 S. Meridian
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
When: Second Tuesday of each month
Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, & May 12.
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, lanyards and Sonic cards. Order forms are in the office.
Don’t forget to sign up at Homeland grocery in Haysville, for the school to get a percentage of what we spend there.
Ruth Clark Elementary’s ID number is 64016.
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.
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|Shenae Stein||2nd Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Shauna Black||3rd Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Laverne Miller||4th Gradeemail@example.com|
|Kathy Schaller||4th Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laurie Leeper||5th Gradeemail@example.com|
|Terri Shahan||5th Gradefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Reed||Learning Facilitatoremail@example.com|
|Sandra Belden||Media Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laurien Taton||view website||Orchestraemail@example.com|
|Michele Barker||Reg Ed Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sandra Bayouth||SPED Paraemail@example.com|
|Linda Bowman||Title 1 Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Kristie Eberl||ESOL Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Gregory||Kitchen Manageremail@example.com|
|Jana Hardy||SPED Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Denise Hays||Pre-K Paraemail@example.com|
|Jyntre Hephner||Reg Ed Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sandra Johnson||SPED Paraemail@example.com|
|Heather Nichols||Reg Ed Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|LaTasha Riegle||SPED Paraemail@example.com|
|Star Smith||SPED Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Amy Stanley||Library Clerkemail@example.com|
|Karla Villagrana||Pre-K Parafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Bohanan||Day Custodianemail@example.com|
In the Office:
Mrs. Carla Wulf, Principal
Janie Sowell, Secretary
Traci McKelvey, MA
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Ruth Clark Elementary School
1900 W. 55th St. So.
Wichita, KS 67217
U.S.D. 261 Administration Building
Welcome to Ruth Clark Elementary! Read the monthly Newsletter for all the news and events.
March No School Dates
March 6: No School - End of 9 Weeks
March 16-20: Spring Break
Group and Casual Pictures - March 13
All students and classes will have their pictures taken. Group pictures must be paid for in advance. Parents will have the opportunity to preview the individual pictures before purchasing packets. Watch for more information to be sent home.
District Fine Arts Fair - March 26 & 27
The Campus High School Gym will come to life with art work from students around the Haysville District March 26 & 27. The choirs, bands, and orchestras will also be performing. Make plans now to attend this event and experience the talent of the students.
USD 261 is calling all students who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2015. Make plans now to attend Kindergarten Round-Up at your area elementary school to pre-register for next school year. If your child is in Pre-Kindergarten in USD 261, you do not need to attend this meeting. Parents, 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.
Congratulations to First Grade Teacher, Caleb McCaffree
Mr. McCaffree has been named a recipient of the 2015 Kansas Horizon Award. The Kansas Horizon award program identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. This award is given to recognize exemplary first year teachers who perform in a way that distiguishes them as outstanding.
What's happening in the Ruth Clark Elementary Library?
The Library had two large stuffed animals, a green and blue dragon and a rainbow colored sea turtle, donated for the students to enjoy. The students participated in Kansas State Library Program for Pre-Kindergarten Students Reading. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), in partnership with Scholastic’s FACE program allowed us to have the resources to have a lesson with the book “Is Everybody Ready for Some Fun? “by Jan Thomas. Each student was given a book to take home and keep. Now through April, will will have local figures coming into our library and reading to the students. The library would like to thank the students and parents for taking good care of our books and supporting the library. We are proud to let everyone know that we have added about 200 books so far this year to our collection. Half of these books were purchased with the October book fair money. For every 4 books that was purchased, the library was able to buy a book for the library.
Sandee Belden, Ruth Clark Library Media Specialist
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 15 through March, from 3:45 - 4:45 PM. Weeks that the students don't go to school a full week, there will be no TAPS.Transportation will return TAPS students to their home if they live within the Ruth Clark boundary. If you have any questions about TAPS, please visit with your childs classroom teacher.
Sonic Night - 47th & Seneca Location - March 18
Have dinner out between 5 PM and 8 PM and support our school at the same time. Mention Ruth Clark when ordering and a percentage of the sales will be donated to the school.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
All students will have their vision and hearing screened during the school year. The screening will be provided at your child's school and will be at no charge. Should you have any questions or concerns about the screening or would prefer that your child not be screened, you can contact the school or school nurse at 554-2333. Results of the screening will be sent home by the end of the school year and should a concern be identified at the time of testing, the school nurse will contact the parents.
Emergency Safety Interventions Policy
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.
Accelerated Reader and Math
Now you can check your child's progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math from home. Renaissance Learning has released a Home Connect program. Follow this link and use the same log in information your child uses at school. Click Here for HOME CONNECT
A reminder that school hours are from 8:20 AM - 3:45 PM. There is no adult supervision available for students until 8:05 AM unless you participate in Latchkey services. Thank you for your cooperation on these matters.
Box Tops For Education
Ruth Clark Elementary participates in the Boxtops for Education Program. Bring your boxtops and labels to the school office. PTO earns 10 cents for each box top.