Saturday, September 30, 2017

Clarke Family Happenings 9/29/17

Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal

Important Dates October

October 5th
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal
   Lunches Served
* Professional Development Day
October 9th
    Columbus Day Observed
October 11th
* Kindergarten Field Trip
   Smolak Farms
* School Committee Meeting
   7:00 pm SHS
October 12th
* Staff Meeting 2:30 pm
October 17th
* Dory Dash
   PTO Fundraiser
 Please see Flyer Below
October 18th
* Fall Pictures
   Smile!  J
October 20th
* PTO Sponsored
   Halloween Movie Night
   Please see Flyer Below
October 25th
   Wear your ORANGE
   More info. to come soon
* Clarke Shark Huddle
* School Committee Meeting
   7:00 pm SHS
October 26th
* Scholastic Book Fair
October 27th
* Scholastic Book Fair
* Halloween Parade 8:45 am
   See notice below
* Parents Visit Classrooms
“Bring Your Parent to School Day”

Spooktacular Movie Night!!!

The PTO invites all Clarke families for a fun movie night. We will celebrate Halloween by watching it’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Come dressed in your pj’s and bring a blanket. We will gather in the All Purpose Room. The movie will start promptly at 7pm. Snacks will be provided.  Attached is an RSVP form please return to school by Friday October 13th.

Movie: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Date:  October 20, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location:  All Purpose Room

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
The Clarke PTO Board

Halloween Parade and “Bring Your Family to School Day”

Dear Clarke School Families,

Once again, the Clarke School will have its annual ALL SCHOOL Halloween Parade on Friday, October 27th at 8:45 AM.

Each child from K-4 is welcome to come to school in a safe, kid friendly costume. We ask that  costumes  DO NOT promote violence or have parts/accessories that depict weapons. Look-a-like weapons are not allowed.  Also, please do not dress children in masks or costumes that could restrict vision. He/she can either wear their school clothes underneath his/her costume or bring a change of clothes. At 8:45 A.M. each class will leave the building from Door 5. (next to the All Purpose Room) We will walk along Norfolk Avenue to Paradise Road along the sidewalk turn onto Ellis Road and re-enter the building at the Middlesex Avenue entrance.

We cordially invite all parents/guardians and family members to view our wonderful costumes by lining up in the area immediately surrounding the school and field. Our parade should take about 15 minutes.   Following the parade, families are welcome to visit your child’s classroom in honor of “Bring Your Family to School Day.”  At 9:30 we will conclude our classroom visitations.  The PTA sponsored Book Fair will be open at that time for families to shop.

Again, please be respectful of our school rules regarding costumes. We look forward to a safe and fun celebration!


Jennifer Hunt,  

As you know, Hurricane Harvey devastated many areas in Texas.  In an effort to give back and provide support to the people of Texas our 4th Grade Leaders have adopted a 4th grade classroom from Beaumont, Texas. 

Teachers in this area were given one hour to get into their flooded classrooms and grab whatever was still viable in that allotted time.  The classroom we are supporting lost their reading area and are in need of a new rug and bean bag chairs for their classroom.

Our goal is to replace the reading rug and bean bag chairs for this classroom which will cost approximately $300.  Please consider donating whatever amount would work for you.  Anything helps and small amounts of donations add up quickly. Leaders will be coming around each morning to classrooms to collect donations.  Donations will be collected through October 6, 2017.

4th Grade Leaders

Clarke Elementary School
Tuesday October 17, 2017

Name:                                                                                      Teacher:

Dear Potential Sponsor,

I am participating in the Clarke Elementary School PTO “Dory Dash”, where I will run/walk/wheel for 30 minutes on Abbott Park. I would appreciate if you could sponsor me either for a flat amount or per lap.  For example, if you pledge $1 per lap, and I run 10 laps in 30 minutes, you will make a $10 contribution.  Or, you could pledge me a flat rate regardless of how much I run. Flat fees can be paid online at Funds raised will support the Clarke PTO’s programs including cultural arts, field trips, library books, family events, and more.

Thank you for your support!

Name of Sponsor                Phone/Email                     Pledge Amount

Please make checks payable to the Clarke School PTO. The Clarke Elementary School PTO is a 501c3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law

Clarke Family Happenings 9/29/17

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