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Today kicks off the beginning of our Annual Cookie Dough Sale. Look for information
to come home with your child tomorrow. There is a great prize incentive plan. The
prepackaged cookie dough will be delivered in November before we get out for
Thanksgiving in order to make things easy for the holidays. It also makes great gifts!
All money will be due on October 16.
Please support our school by selling Cookie Dough!
This Friday, October 5 will be the last day for the 1 st nine weeks. We will send report
cards home on October 10.
October 16 will be our Chick-fil-A Spirit Day! We will receive 15% of all sales between
open and close on that day. Please send in your receipts with your students the next
day or enter them under Planet Fundraiser. This is a Win-Win. You get to eat
delicious Chick-fil-A and we get much-needed funds for our school. This would be a
great opportunity to buy supper for the family, breakfast for your co-workers, a nugget
tray for your child’s organization or surprise a grandparent or elderly neighbor with
We will have Open House on October 18 between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Come and see all
of the great things your students are working on at Clay Elementary. We hope all of
you can make it on that night.
October 19 will kick off the PTA Fall fundraiser. This year they will be selling a variety
of popcorn. Look for more information to come home closer to the date.
This Friday, October 5 – PTA will be selling Spirit items before school.


PTA will sponsor Break the Rules Day on October 31. Students pay $1.00 to wear
sunglasses, crazy hair, mixed up socks and because it is Halloween; for this Break the
Rules Day, students will be allowed to dress up as long as they do not wear mask,
paint their faces or wear anything scary. Their costumes must not do anything to
distract from classwork.
The Health Department will be here on October 31 to give flu shots to the students that
complete a permission slip. These forms should come home on October 22. Please
make sure and return them if you want your child vaccinated against the flu.
You all should have received a letter home on Monday talking about Community
Meetings. The closest one to us will be at CCMS on October 10 at 6:00 p.m. in their
Media Center. Below is the notice:
The Jefferson County School District has long been a part of a school
desegregation case, Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education. The federal
court supervising the case has ordered the Parties to the case to review the
District’s operations to decide what steps the District needs to take before the court
will grant the District unitary status and end the case.
We want to hear from families about whether your children have equal access in
District schools to qualified teachers, the gifted and talented program, advanced
courses, career technical education, extracurricular activities, and quality school
facilities, without regard to race. We would also like to hear from you about your
experience with student discipline and whether students are treated fairly,
regardless of race. Lastly, we’d like your feedback on how students and faculty are
assigned to schools and classrooms so we can ensure that those assignments
comply with the federal court order.

Below you will see the newsletter for Core Values. October’s value is Contentment.
To be content means to be happy. Sometimes being happy is just taking a moment to
be grateful for the many blessings that we have in our lives. Take a few minutes to
share the newsletter below and talk with your child about Contentment. They will also
be talking about what it means to be content in their counseling classes this month.


Students are tardy at 7:55.  If you are walking in the door at 7:55, you are tardy.  A parent must sign all students in that are tardy.

At this point, all non-bus riding students should be dropped off through carline.  No one should be walking their students into the building or letting them out in the parking lot.  The carline is the absolute safest way to get your child into the school.  (Remember that before school care and safety patrol have designated drop off points)

All students should be picked up by 3:20.  Drop-ins for afterschool care are not permitted this year.  Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to get here by 3:20. 

You are welcome to eat lunch with your student twice a month.  Only persons listed as a contact for the student will be allowed to attend lunch.  You must have a picture I.D. to obtain a pass from the reception desk when you come.

Starting Tuesday, September 4, we will be selling ice cream every day in the lunchroom for all grades.  The cost is .75.  This is an additional charge as an a la carte item.  Students cannot purchase ice cream if they have outstanding charges.  Also, students on Free Lunch will have to have money on their account to purchase a la carte items. We will leave it up to the parent’s judgment to have conversations with their child about eating lunch first before eating ice cream.

The Parent Portal is now open for parents to view student information in INOW/Chalkable.  If you forgot your password from last year and need it to be reset, please email  If you are new to our school, we will send home your access codes on Tuesday, September 4.

Through the parent portal, you can view attendance, discipline, grades(3rd – 5th) and see notes from us.

Discovery Club begins on Tuesday, September 18.  You must fill out an application and they will let you know if you will be a part of the program this year.  Space is limited.

Grandparent Day Lunch – Parents we sent home forms for you to complete if a Grandparent will be attending lunch with your child on their designated day.  Those are due on September 7.   Please make sure your child has enough money on their account to cover their grandparent if you are paying for their meal.  Grandparents may shop with the student at the book fair immediately following lunch.

Book Fair – Every student will have 2 opportunities to shop at the Book Fair. 

The following classes will shop on Monday and Wednesday:

 K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
 Schmidt  Bauer  Jenkins  Lee  Stith
Miller  K.Smith  Harris  Ferguson    Payne
   Williams  Moore  Sutton    

The following classes will shop on Tuesday and Thursday:

K 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Dorsey     C. Smith Doaty Nation Butterfield
Clark McKay Lovett Woodroof Wilkins
Hays     Hancock  




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