2017-18 Elementary Faculty & Staff

Hello December!

Clopton Elementary welcomes December with a blizzard of activities! First on the list are two opportunities to bring family together. PAT’s Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the cafeteria for children birth to 5 years of age. The celebration continues with the YMCA Before and After School Program’s Christmas Celebration on December 4 which begins at 5 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Students will have an opportunity to purchase gifts for friends and family at the PTO “Snowball Express Holiday Gift Shop”. This will take place December 5 and 6. More information to come!

Mrs. Smith has been very busy working with students in grades 6-12 in preparation of the Band Concert on December 4 at 6 p.m. In addition, Ms. Seers has been working just as diligently with Pre-K through 4th grade students to prepare for the Christmas Concert on Monday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Fifth and Sixth grade students will join 7th grade and high school students on December 13 for the Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and enjoy some holiday music with your loved ones!

Clopton Elementary will be preparing to celebrate students’ success with their individual reading goals. Our building goal is to have at least 90% of students demonstrate a year’s growth or more in reading, while all students show progress. Title I Teachers have created several hallway bulletin boards to honor students who meet their end of year goals and/or show a year’s worth of progress. Students were reading up a storm with the Title Team’s Thanksgiving Reading Challenge! Now get ready for the Christmas Reading Challenge for students over break. Be sure to check out their article inside! Please encourage your child to read at home. The more a child is engaged in reading, the greater his/ her success in school.

Christmas is a time of giving. With that giving spirit in mind, Mrs. Holland is hosting a food/personal needs drive challenge for students during the week of December 11. Look inside for details!

Clopton Elementary will round out the month of celebrations with our 2nd Quarter Habit Assembly on December 21 at 9 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Parents are welcome to attend. The 2nd Quarter Incentive for 6th grade will be held December 20 from 1–3 p.m. Students have been working hard to be able to attend. Some of the criteria that needs to be met to participate in the incentive includes turning homework in on time, having good behavior and passing all classes. Please encourage your student to keep up the hard work!

Last, but not least, classroom Christmas parties will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21 to kick off Christmas Break. Look for more information in your teacher’s weekly newsletter. Classes will resume on January 3. Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season!

Mrs. Linda Henderson