Please know we are using all the information received from our health officials, communicating with parents, and doing our absolute best to determine if a child needs to be sent home. Our goal is to keep children and staff as safe as possible, while providing the best education possible. Please see the attached guidance we are using when determining if a child needs to go home. Thank you to all the parents that understand schools are in a situation we do not love, but we are doing our best. If you have any questions please contact Dewey at 646-4255. #dewey45.
Good day Parents! We are so excited to see the children next week! A reminder that elementary open house with scheduled times is Tuesday, August 25 and the first full day of school for elementary students is Wednesday, August 26. #dewey45
Thank you to Jessica Trussell, MU Extension and The Livingston County Children’s Wellness Committee for hosting a successful Back to School Bonanza! They were able to provide over 500 children with the supplies he/she needs to begin school. It is an honor to have a community so dedicated to our children. There are four backpacks at Dewey full of supplies. If you would like one, please call our office. They will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. #dewey45
Good Day Families, In doing our very best to meet the needs of our families in a safe way, and knowing the importance of Open House and meeting the teacher, grades K-5 will hold an open house in a different format this year. Please click the smore.com link below for details. We are so honored to serve you and we are so grateful for your patience and flexibility. https://www.smore.com/1wvqx
Good Day Dewey Families: If you know of a family with a school-aged child that is new to our District, please share the pre-registration information link below with them. tinyurl.com/r2enroll Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much for your help! #dewey45
The 2020-2021 Free and Reduced Meal Application is available at: 5il.co/igwl Email the application to email@example.com or send it to school with your child (one application per family). Some of the application pages are information for you to know and some will need your details to be processed. If you need help filling out the form, please let us know! We are happy to provide assistance. #dewey45
Ella and her Grandpa, Sergeant Valbracht, at his retirement reception. Thank you Ella for taking me along for such a special occasion. Mr. Valbracht, thank you for all you have done for our community. Your focus on our children's safety has not gone unnoticed. We will certainly miss you. Feel free to stop by Dewey anytime! #dewey45
4th Graders! You can get a free pass to national parks, lands and waters for one year! Go to the website to get your ticket: https://everykidoutdoors.gov/how.htm
Do you have or are you an upcoming 6th grader in Chillicothe, MO? Take a moment to view the link attached to learn about 6th grade band that YOU can join next fall at the Chillicothe Middle School. Also, meet the band directors, Mrs. Cavanah and Ms. Noneman (at the end of the video). If you have any questions or are interested in joining band next year, please contact Mrs. Cavanah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Noneman (email@example.com). You can also call CMS at (660) 646-1916 and tell whoever answers the phone “You want to enroll in 6th grade band!!” Please share this musical experience with your friends and family on Facebook and any other social media platform! VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/Yx0cXl0EsrI P.S. Mark your calendars for the September 24th band recruitment night at CMS and be on the look out for more updates and information regarding joining 6th grade band! We hope you will join us in the fall!!!
Bus sign-up for 2020-2021 should have been with your child's school items when you picked them up yesterday. Please return the form to the Superintendent's Office, bus barn or you can fill it out electronically at: https://goo.gl/forms/FNMml4Bt2gq0fVVq1
Whose Eye Is It Anyway? The results: #1 Ms. Pyrtle, #2 Mrs. Gott, #3 Ms. Kapp, #4 Ms. Hinnen, #5 Mrs. Rucker, #6 Ms. Sanson, #7 Mrs. McWhorter, #8 Mrs. Taylor, #9 Mrs. O’Berry, #10 Ms. Maasdam, #11 Mrs. Musselman, #12 Mrs. Davis, #13 Mrs. Oliver, #14 Mrs. Jones, #15 Mrs. Gott, #16 Ms. Hibner, #17 Mrs. Smith, #18 Mrs. Howe, #19 Mr. Ford, #20 Mrs. Chambers, #21 Mrs. Leamer, #22 Mrs. Fahrmeier, #23 Mrs. Hawkins, #24 Mrs. Keller, #25 Mrs. Kincade
Good Morning, The Chillicothe R-II School District continues to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus. After consultation with neighboring school districts, the Chillicothe R-II School District will extend its closures until Friday, April 24, with the hopes of having students return on Monday, April 27. District officials will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation so we can lift our closure as soon as it is safe for everyone. The meal program will continue in its current form through April 24. Those interested in signing up for meals, should visit the Chillicothe R-II website or call 660-646-4566. Those already signed up for the program will continue to receive their meals. Chillicothe R-II will continue to the Flexible Learning Plans that were implemented on March 17. If you have questions about the educational offerings, please reach out to your children’s teachers via email. For our families whose children receive special education services: If your child’s annual IEP meeting was to be held between March 17th and April 24th, your child’s case manager will contact you soon to schedule this meeting via phone conference call or video conference.
Good Day Families: Mrs. Leamer shared an article about talking to children about COVID-19.We wanted to make sure it was in your hands. https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications The entire link is on Dewey Elementary Facebook if you cannot get to it from here.
FREE MEAL SERVICE DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE The Chillicothe R-II School District, community volunteers and the Department of Health and Senior Services will be providing free meals during the COVID-19 school closure. Meals will be served starting Wednesday, March 18th. The current day's lunch and the next day's breakfast will be prepared daily Monday-Friday and are available to any person 18 years and under residing in the Chillicothe R-II School District. Two serving options will be available to families, 1.) Meals may be picked up at either Chillicothe Middle School or Field Elementary School. 2.)Meals may also be delivered to several locations (TBA) throughout the community for those without transportation. Please follow the link and fill out the form if you are requesting district-provided meals from the dates March 18-April 3rd. We will continue to provide updates as needed through the district website and through text alerts. If you have any issues with the form and or questions/concerns, please call the Chillicothe R-II School District 660-646-4566 or email Dr. Zach McMains- firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to Meal Request Form: https://forms.gle/o4ESpJBQjKMoqZkf9 Respectfully, Zach McMains Assistant Superintendent Chillicothe R-II School District
So proud of the children at Dewey. A couple new Dewey Impact projects have begun by students leading the pack. Landry will be doing a PSA on KCHI so she called to set up the recording date and time . She records Wednesday so listen for her mission. Aubrey called the Constitution Tribune to see where to send a story. #dewey45
Dewey Impact World Changers are excited to announce we have officially kicked off our Pennies for Patients program! Your child will be coming home with their own collection box and a flyer that explains all of the exciting Hero Gear students can receive by collecting money in their box. This year, we are also encouraging online donations. The link to our donation page is below. Just enter the student’s name and they will get credit for the donation. Thank you for helping us make the biggest impact possible! Even the smallest donation adds up! When HEROES work together, we CHANGE cancer!!! #dewey45 https://events.lls.org/pages/gat/Dewey-Elementary-School-2020
It has been a busy week at Dewey Elementary. Dewey Impact has been writing thank you cards, creating sucker bouquets (orders due Monday), making posters for businesses, started the Pennies for Patience Drive (more information tomorrow), and made welcome bags for new students. We had a full week of school, rewards celebrated, made finals touches on memoirs, learned about fractions, fractions and more fractions, made final touches for Parent Retreat (it is going to be AMAZING), celebrated National Counselor Week and much more. #dewey45
Dewey Impact's Smile Infraction group were out and about today to spread ideas of how to be thoughtful. They put idea postcards on car windshields. One student said, "If only one person uses the card to do something extra that is nice today, our day is good." The students are split into groups based on how many students fit in the car. The rest of this committee will go out another day. #dewey45
We ARE going to school tomorrow!!! Yeah!! To celebrate the Chiefs in the Super Bowl we will have themed dress up days. Tomorrow is Mahomes’ Day! #dewey45
No School tomorrow, January 17 due to weather forecast or Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. stay safe and warm.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Dewey Families from the Dewey Staff. We hope you have an incredible day. #dewey45
Stinger Singers will not have practice today. Ms. Kapp is not feeling well. Please share. #dewey45
It is flu shot time! Permission forms were sent home last week and are due this Friday, October 18. The shots/mist will be given by Hedrick Medical Center and Livingston County Health Department. The vaccine is highly recommended. If you sent the form back and want to make sure it has reached Nurse Teresa’s office, please call the school to check.
Mrs. Chambers Receives Fulbright Award. "Chambers is one of approximately 76 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program in 2019-2020. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential...Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all fields, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the United States' long term interests..." For more information about the program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright
We are excited to see the children of the Classes of 2027 and 2028 tomorrow! The teachers have been working and are patiently awaiting students arrival. The custodians have been busy getting the building ready, the cooks working on menus for delicious meals and the bus drivers preparing to get your children to and from school safely. It is going to be the best year yet! A few reminders/bit of news on the night before the 2019/2020 year begins. Dewey Elementary hours are 8:20-3:30. The main entrance, prior to 8:00, will be the Northwest doors by the cafeteria/gym. After 8:00 we will use the regular West office doors. At this time, walkers and bike riders will not be dismissed until after the busses and cars have completed their pick-ups. We do not want students around moving vehicles. Please watch the Webpage or Facebook page for updates. Polk Street will be the only drop off/pick-up area for cars. Dickinson Street from Calhoun to Bryan Street must be kept clear for busses. Please do not use Cooper Street as a drop off location as it runs into Dickinson. Since Polk is one way, here are two options (from Washington Street): 1. West on Calhoun, past the Middle School Field House, North on State to Polk and East on Polk. 2. West on Bryan Street to Edgewood Avenue, South on Edgewood to Polk and East in Polk. Please know our goal at dismissal is to be efficient and safe. Thank you so much for sharing your children with us! Please call Dewey if you have any questions at 646-4255.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ellen Gott for receiving the Missouri Retired Teachers Grant for the project, “Creating Relationships by Creating Art.” The funds will be used for activities for 4th Grade Boomers to Bloomers.
All Chillicothe R-2 Elementary Schools, Pre K-5th Grade, will host Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 14th, from 4:00-6:00. Come check out your school and meet your teacher.
Chillicothe R-II School District is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to real-time sports scores, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administration, student stories, and even emergency notifications. We hope you are as thrilled as we are!