Missouri City School Newsletter
(816) 750-4391 April 18, 2003
Our District Mission. Missouri City School provides a positive child-centered environment in which all students, parents, staff, and
community members are dedicated to life-long learning. Emphasis is placed on acceleration instead of remediation.
Surprise Visitor Paula Thompson Gary Trusler
On April 9 , just before the awards assembly, Antonio Garcia Abby Helen Sharon Benson
was just passing through on his way from Minneapolis to Candace Turner Jackie Vickrey
Dallas, and thought that he would stop in to say, “Hi.” The Joe Wattenbarger Michelle Zook
last time he was here was ten years ago when he was a Rowena McCoy
volunteer from Utah Valley State College and helped us clean New Web Page
up after the flood. He noticed many changes to the school and Check out the new school web page at
to the town. The awards assembly was in the Luxembourg http://www.mocity.k12.mo.us. It has links to a calendar of
Library, which was nonexistent when he was here. Following events, past newsletters, and the P.E.R.C. parade activities.
the assembly, he watched the staff and students move the There is also a link to Linda Rogge’s resource page. The
furniture back to change the assembly hall back into a library. students use her page for resources for their PowerPoint
He also had the joy of talking to some of the citizens of the presentations. The Mocity web page is very new and we hope
town. He sends his regards to the people of Missouri City. to update with school news.
Notice—Special Shelters 3rd Quarter P.E.R.C. Awards Assembly
The Christian Church basement has been designated as a
(Parents and Educators for Responsible Choices)
shelter, in the event of a severe storm alert for Missouri City.
If the warning siren sounds, the basement door will be The third quarter P.E.R.C. awards assembly was April 9th.
unlocked by Ron or Melissa Hascall. Students received a certificate and a tangible award, though
not listed here, were provided by P.E.R.C. Some of the
The Baptist Church will be used if quick evacuation of the
awards are given to specific grades in the quarter mastered.
school is necessary.
P.E.R.C. awards good behavior such as perfect attendance
Donations and bringing up grades to reinforce this type of behavior.
Wal-Mart donated a sack of apples and oranges to each
The following students received an award for perfect
student. They also gave birthday cards with a five-dollar gift
attendance for the third quarter:
certificate for each staff and student with an April birthday.
Elizabeth Hascall Tabitha Swatosh Christian McCaulley
Thank you Wal-Mart.
Melissa Holland Alison Adams T J Ivy
Beka Poteet Misty Roush Frankie Herbert
Thomas McRady donated a Conn tenor saxophone and bells.
These are wonderful instruments donated to our band and the
Each classroom teacher sends a newsletter home to
students are enjoying them immensely. Thank you Mr.
communicate with the parents. These must be signed stating
that they read the newsletter and returned. The following
students returned their signed weekly newsletter:
Last week an anonymous person donated a Buescher
Bradlee Dillee Elizabeth Hascall Dillon Griffey
Aristocrat flute for the band. Thank you so much.
Sam Miller Tyler Thompson Tim Reppy
Brett Grossheim Brandon Grossheim Kalani Still
Volunteer Luncheon Caleb Powell Jacob Stevenson Johnny Carter
On April 11 was our annual volunteer luncheon. The Melissa Holland Sean O’Connor Victoria Walker
organization and planning was done by Flora Hall. Her James Reppy Misty Roush Cody Casey
biggest helper was her sister Dottie Holder. The luncheon is Amanda McDowell
our way of saying thank you to the people who volunteer their
time, supplies, or money. You have made a huge difference in The following kindergarten students received an award for
our school. Below is a list of people who have helped us: identifying and writing all the letters of the alphabet.
Susan Abbett Teresa Adams Jacque Casey
Bradlee Dillee Kathleen Welton
Elizabeth Hascall Dillon Griffey
Scott Boyum Chester Crawford Myrtle Crawford David Cumpton
Debbie Dever Carla Drummond Eric Patterson
Wendy Swatoshkindergarten students received an award for
Rosie Glaze Brandee Ground Melissa Hascall
Flo Hall and writing the numbers 1-100:
Susan Heim-Davis Dottie Holder Crystal Holder
Bradlee Dillee Billie Holland
Elizabeth Hascall Dillon Griffey
Howard Killion Terry Kochsmeier Steve Lillard Earl Love
Cheri McCaulley Tommie Lou McKown The McKown Tomas McRady
John following kindergarten students received an award for
Rhonda Miller John Morgan Danelle Nichols hour: Nierman
telling time by the Pattie
Mona O’Connor Verna Poteet Cheryl Reppy
Bradlee Dillee Debbie Reynolds
Elizabeth Hascall Dillon Griffey
Sue Roush Christopher Sears Sue Selle Charlotte Smith
The fifth grades through the seventh grade students receive
The following younger students received an award for R.A.P. awards for good citizenship—respect, acceptance, and
knowing their vowels: perseverance. The following students received this award:
Kara Holder Sam Miller Tyler Thompson Ali Adams Melissa
Christian McCaulley Holland Jessica McCaulley
Tiffany McCauley Stephanie Abbett Krystal Casey
The following second grade students received an award for Misty Roush Frankie Herbert
knowing the vowel sounds:
Christian McCaulley Linnea Nierman Tabitha Swatosh Brett Grossheim Brandon Grossheim
Beka Poteet and Kyle Stevenson are the eighth grade students Ka
Krystal Herbert who received outstanding citizenship award.
Sam Miller and Bradlee Dillee received an award for learning The eighth grade students receive awards for typing 30 words
to subtract without regrouping. per minute or more. Below is a list of the students who
received this award with their top typing score:
Tyler Thompson and Bradlee Dillee received an award for Briana Deal 71
adding two-digit numbers without regrouping. Buddy Eason 60
Lindsay Holland 36
Brett Grossheim, Brandon Grossheim, and Krystal Herbert Kyle Johnson 59
received an award for adding two-digit numbers with Beka Poteet 53
regrouping. Tim Zook 37
The following second grade students received an award for The following eighth grade students received an award for
adding and subtracting three-digit numbers with regrouping: solving the problem of the day:
Christian McCaulley Linnea Nierman Tabitha Swatosh Cody Casey Briana Deal Buddy Eason
Krystal Herbert Amanda McDowell Beka Poteet Cory Reffitt
The following students were on the Principal’s honor roll The kindergarten students who received an Outstanding
which has all “A” and no “B”: Reading Award were:
Alison Adams Michael Eppley Vanessa Herbert Stephanie Abbett
Bradlee Dillee Beka Dillon Griffey Kyle S
Elizabeth Hascall Poteet
The following students were on the “A” honor roll with allows Quinton Ground received an award for tying his shoes.
Dillon Johnson Cana Poteet Melissa Holland TJ Ivy received an
The following kindergarten studentsKrystal Casey award for Kaitee
Jamie Reynolds Amanda McDowell knowing addition:
Bradlee Dillee Elizabeth Hascall Dillon Griffey
The following students were on the “B” honor roll with allows
one “C”: Bradlee Dillee and Quinton Ground received an award for
Stephanie Eason Sirena Masoner Caleb Powell knowing Johnny Carter
subtraction. Jessica McCaulley Sean O
Victoria Walker Misty Roush Frankie Herbert Buddy Eason Timothy Zook
The following kindergarten students received an award for
The following eighth grade students received an award for knowing their phone numbers:
their PowerPoint presentations: Bradlee Dillee Elizabeth Hascall Dillon Griffey
Cody Casey Briana Deal Buddy Eason Lindsay Holland Kyle Johnson Jason M
Amanda McDowell Beka Poteet Cory Reffitt Kyle Stevenson Tim Zook
The following first grade students received an award for L
telling time to the hour and to the half hour:
Classes in the third grade and higher received spelling awards. Kara Holder Sam Miller Tyler Thompson
Different teacher set the criteria for their class. The following
students received an award for spelling: The following first grade students received an award for using
Dillon Johnson Cana Poteet Ali Adams Sean
the dictionary:O’Connor Sala Still Vanessa
Stephanie Abbett Krystal Casey Misty Roush Briana Deal
Kara Holder Tyler
Sam MillerBuddy Eason Thompson Lindsay
Kyle Johnson Amanda McDowell Beka Poteet Kyle Stevenson Timothy Zook L
The following second grade students received an award for
Third grade through seventh grade were required to keep knowing prefixes, suffixes, and base words:
reading logs of their outside reading. Those students who Christian McCaulley Brett Grossheim Brandon Grossheim
received an award for their reading logs were:
Stephanie Eason Jacob Stevenson Johnny Carter Austin Wooldridge received an
The following second grade students Ali Adams award for Michae
Melissa Holland Vanessa Herbert Sean O’Connor Tomie Ground Victoria Walker
using guide words when using a dictionary or an Cor
TJ Ivy Stephanie Abbett Kaitee Ground James
encyclopedia: Reppy Jamie Reynolds Mis
Linnea Nierman Tabitha Swatosh Kalani Still
The following students received an award for learning to write for the children. All activities are free except the food, which
a five-sentence paragraph: will be served by the eighth grade as a fund raiser for their
Brett Grossheim Brandon Grossheim Kalani Still Sam Miller
class trip. After lunch will be the talent show. The emcee for
the talent show will be Susan Heim-Davis.
The following younger students received an award for Come and join the festivities.
learning to count back change:
Christian McCaulley Linnea Nierman Tabitha Swatosh Summer Activities
P.E.R.C. Brett Grossheim Brandon Grossheim Ka
Krystal Herbert Sam Miller Some of the P.E.R.C. summer activities are planned. Please
mark you calendar to leave these dates open.
The following third and fourth grade students received an The trip to Watkins Mill will be June 12 and we will leave the
award for completing all their writing assignments: school at 5:00.
Stephanie Eason Sirena Masoner Caleb Powell Jacob Stevenson Johnny Carter Dillon
Cana Poteet Matthew Reffitt Austin Wooldridge The Swim Night will be July 10 and we will leave the school
In the third and fourth grade class, long-range homework
assignment are given on Monday and due on Friday. The The P.E.R.C. committee is trying to set up a Teen Town and a
following students received an award for budgeting their time Kids Town. We need to set a date and ask or permission to
and for getting all their assignments in on time: use local buildings.
Stephanie Eason Jacob Stevenson Johnny Carter Austin Wooldridge
Not all of the activities are planned. The rest of the events
The following fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students received will be in the next newsletter.
an award for getting 90% or higher on all chapter book tests:
Ali Adams Michael Eppley Melissa Holland Missouri Jessica McCaulley
City Clean-up Days Sean O’Connor Tomie
Victoria Walker Sala Still T.J. Ivy Cory before Stephanie Abbett
The weekend Roush the P.E.R.C. parade, April 26-27, there Kryst
Kaitee Ground Jamie Reynolds Misty Roush will be three dumpsters in front of the city maintenance
building. This is the time to get rid of some old clutter.
The following five students had Remember that you are NOT to put the following items in the
perfect attendance for the first three dumpsters:
quarters. Each student will receive Tires
two free tickets to a Royals baseball Batteries
game. These students are: Paint
Tabitha Swatosh Melissa Holland Cory Roush AppliancesBriana Deal Beka Poteet
Dates to Remember
April 25 Lawn Party and Bookfair 5:00 p.m. Patrons of Price Chopper
April 26-27 Missouri City Clean up days Price Chopper is helping communities by donating to the
May 2 Kindergarten Enrollment 10:00-1:30 organization of your choice one-percent of your grocery bill.
May 3 Make up Day, Early Out 9:00-12:00 At the end of the newsletter is for form for you to take to Price
May 3 P.E.R.C. parade & wellness fair 10:00 a.m. Chopper to sign up. Afterwards, every time you use your
May 3 Honor Military families 2:30 p.m. Chopper Shopper card, Price Chopper will donate one-percent
May 9 D.A.R.E. Graduation 7:00 p.m. to our school. You have to buy groceries and this way you
May 22 Last day of School can help the school, too.
At the close of the
P.E.R.C. festivities on
May 3 at 12:30, the city of
Missouri City will honor
those families who have
family members in the
military. If you have an
immediate family member
in the service and you have not been contacted, please call
P.E.R.C. Parade and Wellness Fair
Lloyd Shockley at 750-4326. We do not want to leave anyone
Parents and Educators for Responsible Choices
All of the planning and preparation is coming together for the
Lawn Party and Book Fair
P.E.R.C. parade and the Wellness Fair. The parade will start
April 25 at 5:30-7:30 will be the Lawn Party, book fair, and
at 10:00 a.m. Following the parade will be the Wellness Fair
art fair. A light dinner will be served in the cafeteria. The
in the Luxembourg Library. Outside will be game and events
book fair is scheduled at this time of year to encourage
summer reading. The book fair will be in the gym. There will
be a coloring contest for the students for a prize of $5 off the
price of a book. There will also be several drawings for prizes
of $5 off the price of a book. Must be present to win. The art
fair will be in the atrium and the cafeteria. The Title 1
program sponsors this activity.
Show Your Child School Is Important To Your Family
Showing your child you support education is one of the best
ways to inspire her to do her best. When she knows school is
important to you it becomes important to her, also. Your child
will know school is a top priority the more you do these
Meet and talk with your child’s teacherseven when there’s
Talk with your child about school.
Tell your child why you value education and that you also
expect it to be important to him.
Monitor school work.
Attend school events, and invite neighbors to come along.
Post school work on the refrigerator for all to see.
Ensure your child has needed school supplies.
Volunteer at school.
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Improve Your Child’s Reading Over The Summer
Children learn to read by reading. So, the best way to improve
reading skills is to encourage children to read a lot.
Read aloud every day to your child. Or ask her to read to you,
friends, and younger children. (Even 10 minutes a day can
make a big difference!)
If your child wishes, read the same books over and over.
Visit your local library during read-aloud programs and
Sign you child up for the library’s summer reading program.
Check out library books that have “read-along” cassette tapes
your child can listen to as she looks at the pages.
Help your child look up answers to his questions in
dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs, or on the
Write new or difficult words on index cards or add them to a
“Words I’m Learning” list. Review the words daily until your
child can recognize, write or spell them.
If your child has trouble with certain letters, letter sounds or
words challenge her to find them on boxes, cans of food
and household supplies. (For example, find five C’s or three
words that start with “ch.”)
Put word labels on things around the housefrom the kitchen
to the clothing your child wears (“socks,” “shoes,” and so on).
Encourage your child to write letters to family and friends.