Principal's Newsletter

As usual, the last month has flown by and we are finding ourselves at the beginning of another fun and eventful month full of great learning opportunity for our students!    

Our District Needs Assessment will be available this coming week.  Your input is important to our success and efforts to provide the best education possible for all students.  We appreciate your commitment in advance and hope to hear from you!  Please be looking for information on how to access the online survey this coming week.

            As a reminder, our school collects Box Tops for Education, Lids 4 Kids (from the American Red Cross) pharmacies, Labels for Education, and Best Choice labels.  We appreciate your support in helping collect labels!  The next deadline to submit Box Tops is February 26th!!!

            I’d like to thank our Home & School Committee for recently purchasing a Greyhound Mascot costume for our school!  Be sure to watch for our Greyhound MASCOT at future events! 

            The Home & School Spring Fundraiser will kick off on Tuesday, February 6th.  Students will have an opportunity to sell items to raise funds to support our school and have a chance to earn a LIMO ride, VIP Seating for the MAGIC Show, cool prizes and much more!!!! 

            A HUGE Thank you to all families participating in this year’s Jump Rope Fundraiser!  Total monies raised this year were $535.00!!!  Coach Rennison has been organizing this fundraiser to support the American Heart Association for over 20 years and has raised over $25,000 in all!!! 

 Our 5th and 6th grade Basketball teams will be competing in the Emma Civic Tournament on Friday, Feb. 2nd and Saturday, Feb. 3rd.  Good Luck to all of our Greyhounds and Coaches!

Volleyball interest forms will be sent home with students in grades 3rd-6th later this month.        If your child is interested in playing, please ensure that you complete the form and return it to school. 

Our Habit of the Month is Sharpen the Saw.  We spotlight our student leaders on our “Our Pawsitive Behavior Rocks! board.  As always, if there are ever questions or concerns, I am happy to discuss them with you.  My email is or by calling the elementary office at 660-335-6348.

Ms. Melanie Schlup