2017 National Blue Ribbon School

Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Congratulatons to our newest National Blue Ribbon School!!!

Haysville USD 261’s Ruth Clark Elementary School was one 342 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 named by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Ruth Clark Elementary School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School. Haysville USD 261’s Campus High School was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School and Oatville Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Watch the announcement video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YqQtf1GaY

Communication is your key to success!

Parent/Teacher Conferences
When: Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

If you have not scheduled your child’s conference, please contact your child's teacher.

Please note: There will be no school on Thursday, October 19, or Friday, October 20. School will resume on Monday, October 23 at 8:25am.

Mark Your Calendars

October 13: No School - End of Nine Weeks

October 19 & 20: No School - Conference Release Days

"Saddle Up and Read"

Book Fair Hours:
Wednesday, October 11: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 12: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, October 16: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 17: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Attention Kindergarten Students - It's Family Night!

Bring your family to the school on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM for an evening of special activities for the entire family.

Parents and students will work together on a hands-on project. Each student in attendance will receive a snack to take home along with this fun, learning opportunity.

Ruth Clark Fun Run - Thursday, October 26

The students will have the opportunity to participate in the Ruth Clark Fun Run. The following schedule will be followed:
Kindergarten and 1st grades run at 2:00 PM
2nd and 3rd grades run at 2:30 PM
4th and 5th grades run at 3:00 PM

Celebrate the Harvest! - Tuesday, October 31

The costume parade will be in the gym at 2:30 and the parties will begin at 2:45.

Skate Party

You are invited to a Skate Party for Ruth Clark Elementary!

Where: Roller City, 3234 S. Meridian
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When: Second Tuesday of each month

Congratulations!

Ruth Clark has been honored with the KS Math Challenge Award. This award is based on last year’s 4th grade state assessment math scores. The Challenge Awards are designed to recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population.

This award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas Assessment results, the sample size, and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

Both the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Quality Performance Accreditation program have as a foundation the belief that all children can learn. The purpose of this award program is to affirm that belief.

This award is the direct result of hard work and dedication by Ruth Clark staff and students. We are incredibly proud of this recognition.

Ruth Clark Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsWith this award, the Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Over the next several months, a Flippen Group site team will visit Ruth Clark to observe and experience for themselves the remarkable impact taking place. Ruth Clark hopes to receive a Capturing Kids' Hearts Nation Showcase Schools award for the 2016-17 school year.

 

 

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

October Update

This month, your child’s teacher has finished up testing and diagnosing what skills your child needs to help him/her become an incredible reader and great mathematician. If your child is in PreK-1st grade, they have been given the Phonological Awareness Skills Test and the Phonics assessment. Second through fifth graders have taken the previous assessments plus the Primary/Elementary/Upper Spelling Inventory and the Aimsweb+ assessments in both reading and math. So needless to say, your child has been thoroughly assessed!

All of the results of these assessments will be shared with you at our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences. According to Oakland University, “Let’s face it; kids today face a lot of pressure in school. When parents and teachers work together to try and provide the best environment for learning, the child stands to benefit the most.” How can you, as a parent, make the most of your upcoming conference? Here are a few tips to make this time the most beneficial:

  • Show up and be prompt. Kids see that school is important when you make it a priority in your busy schedule. If you are unable to make your scheduled time, please call and reschedule. Show your kids in this small way that they matter.
  • Plan ahead. Jot down some questions for your child’s teacher (ask about both strengths and weaknesses, academics, behaviors, social/emotional well-being, and friendships). Also come prepared to share what you see in your child. Your child’s teacher really cares about him and wants to know about him. Share what you see in the home and create a team for your child’s benefit.
  • Go in with an open mind. Remember that your child’s teacher wants the best for your child. Leave behind any issues you may have had with past teachers and allow both your child and his teacher a fresh start.
  • Go home and implement suggestions that you as a team came up with at the conference. If you all decided your child should spend more time reading, go home and set up a schedule of when and where that will take place. When we immediately come up with an action plan, we are much more likely to follow through on those good intentions.

Remember: Parent involvement in education is like the frosting on a cupcake, it makes it complete and oh so sweet!

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 380 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Jaguar

Principal: Carla Wulf

 


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Ruth Clark Elementary School

Membership

Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Teacher's Lounge. Next Meeting: Oct 24th.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

Upcoming Events

RC Skate Parties
You're invited to attend a skate party for our school at Roller City, 3234 S Meridian. from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month.
Next party is October 10.

PTO Movie Night - October 27
Bring your family and enjoy the show! Food will be in the cafeteria at 6 PM and the movie will begin in the gym at 7 PM.

Ruth Clark Merchandise
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, lanyards, and Sonic cards. Print an order form here or pick one up in the office.

 

2016-17 Officers    

President: Rachel Thomas
1st Vice Pres: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: KD Keim
Treasurer: Danella Hardy
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf

Principal

email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais
Secretary

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Linda Sexton
Secretary

email: lsexton@usd261.com

Janie Sowell
Secretary

email: jsowell@usd261.com

 

Ruth Clark Elementary School
1900 W. 55th St. So.
Wichita, KS 67217
P: (316) 554-2333
F: (316) 554-2340

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