2016-17 Clopton Elementary Staff

Letter from the Principal


A MULTITUDE OF ACTIVITIES! Wow! This school year has flown by! As the old saying goes, Time flies when you are having fun and working hard, which the students and teachers have certainly been doing as they recently finished up MAP testing!  I would like to thank all the parents and students who came out to make MAP Enrichment Night a success. We had 87 students attend this year!  I am very proud of the diligence and hard work our students and teachers have shown as we continue to work together to provide our students the BEST possible education.

May District Assessments: Last fall, students took the Fountas & Pinnell LLI assessment as a baseline measure for reading in comprehension and fluency. Students were also assessed in math using AIMSWEB. Both of these assessments were done this past winter as well.  Students will prepare to take the same assessments this month.  The purpose of the assessment is to show student growth.

A Multitude of May Activities! These events have all the right notes, music notes, that is!  Our PreK-4th Grade Spring Concert will be held on May 9 at 6 p.m.  The 5th and 6th grade will have a Choir Concert on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. The 5th-12th Grade Band Concert will be held May15 at 6 p.m. Ms. Seers, Mrs. Smith and the students have worked hard to prepare for the concerts so you won’t want to miss out!

Wild about Walking Club? Walking Club will be heading to the St. Louis Zoo this year for the annual trip.  Mrs. Kathy Gregory set Thursday, May 18 for the trip. Details about the trip will be coming home soon! Students look forward to this trip all year long and have been racking up the miles with Miss Kathy in Walking Club. Please watch for field trip forms to be signed!

6th grade students are pumped up for the Quarterly Incentive for 4th Quarter!  It will be held on May 22 at 10 a.m.  Students have certainly earned the right to celebrate by keeping great attendance, turning homework in on time, having no discipline issues, and passing all classes. This year for 4th Quarter, students will be going to the Elsberry Senate Theatre to watch a G-rated movie.

From gymnastic routines to solo songs, you will see it all at our Annual Talent Show on Thursday, May 22 at 1:15 p.m. in the Old Gym. 3rd and 4th grade students will be showcasing their talents!

The annual Field Day will be held on Friday, May 12. Rain date is May 19. K-3 events will be in the morning with grades 4-6 events in the afternoon. The last day of school, Tuesday, May 23, will mark several celebrations!  The 6th Grade Awards will be held at 8:15 a.m., with the K-5 Awards Assembly following at 9 a.m. Both celebrations will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room.  A bit later at 10:30 a.m., PreK will host their graduation for Kindergarten-ready students at 11 a.m. Miss Laurie and Miss Debbie have been working diligently to prepare for this celebration!  It will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room as well.

I hope this newsletter finds everyone ready for a beautiful spring!  With only a few weeks away, summer is just around the corner.  Please note that our final day of school will be May 23 with an early dismissal of 12:05 p.m.  Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs. Linda Henderson

Kindergarten Round Up

Wednesday, April 5 & Friday, April 7

All children who will be entering Kindergarten next fall are encouraged to participate. A child must be 5 years old before August 1, 2017 to register.

Free screenings will check hearing, vision, general health, language development, motor skills and cognitive development.  Screenings will take 90 minutes or less.

Email Julie Phillips (phillipsj@clopton.k12.mo.us) or call Clopton Elementary at 573-485-2488 x 208. Appointments are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Bring child's birth certificate, social security card, a current immunization record and proof of residency with you to registration.