Happy Sunday Summer Discovery Families!
I am reaching out to remind you of a few things as we close out this 2021 Summer Discovery Program.
Tomorrow, Monday June 26th will be our WATER DAY! The Pacific Fire Dept. plans to come to our building around 10:00am and classes will have a scheduled time to go out to our field area and enjoy the BIG water sprinkler from the fire truck. Please have your students wear tennis shoes/water shoes or shoes that can get wet! We will be in the grass but flip flops and bare feet are too dangerous to allow. Please have them wear clothes that can get wet/dirty. I assumed the grass will flick up some mud but we do plan to move the hose around as to not turn one area into a mud pit! Have your child bring a towel and an extra pair of dry clothes to change into. Lastly, please apply sunscreen to your student before school! NO BATHING SUITS FOR WATER DAY! When students are not enjoying the fire dept. sprinkler they will be doing fun activities with their class around STEM related water experiments, water relays, and different fun challenges!
What to pack for school tomorrow:
Apply sunscreen before school
Have your student wear clothes that can get wet/dirty\
Wednesday, June 30th is the LAST DAY of Summer Discovery. You're student will officially begin their summer break on Thursday, July 1st!
Looking for some help with your kiddos from July 1st - August 6th? Check out our SACC program. Coleman and Truman will run their own SACC programs, at their own buildings.
Here is the link get more information: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/page/school-age-child-care
and Here is the Online Registration Link: https://mvr3.revtrak.net/rw-sacc/
I want to thank YOU for allowing Truman Elementary to host this Summer Discovery program, I applaud your patience and flexibility as many of us had to learn new faces, names, procedures, and environments all together. I am open to any feedback (positive or negative! - there are always things we can learn from with new experiences!), concerns or questions you may have... please feel free to reach out to me whenever at firstname.lastname@example.org
or anytime on my cell via text or phone call 636-346-6156.
Leading & Learning with a smile,
Dr. Jenna Sladek
Updated background check process for anyone interested in volunteering this summer or next school year. This is an entire new process so anything on file previously will not hold. You have to start this new process and this will save on file for 5-6 years.
Meramec Valley R-III School District
Volunteer Background Checks
If you plan to volunteer, attend field trips, or help in the classroom, you need a background check. Two background checks are now required. Please contact your child's school office, if you have any questions.
Background Check #1: Website: https://www.machs.mo.gov/MACHSFP/home.html
FBI/Highway Patrol Background Check
Registration: All individuals must pre-register online for fingerprinting through the State Highway Patrol's Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS).
Fingerprinting Fee: The fee for the fingerprinting process is $41.75.
Background Check #2: Family Care Safety Registry: https://healthapps.dhss.mo.gov/BSEES/Main.aspx?sk=SK751383528
*This background check does not expire and only needs to be done once.
Screening Fee: The fee for the screening is $15.25. (Registration $14.00 & Processing $1.25).
When you have completed the FBI/Highway Patrol Background Check and the Family Care Safety Registry Background Screening, please contact Central Office at 636-271-1400 for approval.
Approvals may take 5 to 7 business days.
Summer Discovery - From the Desk of Dr. Sladek:
Tribe & Warrior Families,
Below you will find a bundle of information. The main two things I want to cover are FIELD TRIPS & Attendance. These seem to be the most frequent questions that have come about over the first week of school and as field trips begin you will be getting permission slips and hearing directly from your student’s teacher.
Field Trips: We will need chaperons. Parent Volunteers will have to DRIVE SEPERATELY from the student and staff buses and meet the group at the location. No students will be able to leave the location from the site after the fieldtrip – they will need to ride the bus back and then be checked out properly from the building. IF you are interested, able and willing there is a NEW background check process that our district will be implementing. This is new, within the last couple months, that includes FBI Fingerprinting and the use of our school code.
More information on the process can be found here: Behavior Expectation Form to be completed ASAP!
The background checks on file can be verified through our central office, Mrs. Bridget McCaw, is who you can contact @ 636-271-1400.
*Please be patient with our field trip process. Due to the lifting of COVID restrictions and bus availability, etc. we are still attempting to finalize dates, times and locations.
Please contact your student’s teacher if you have interest in chaperoning the upcoming field trip or any questions or concerns:
Kindergarten – Ms. Schimsa email@example.com
Kindergarten – Ms. O’Hallaron firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten – Ms. Peirick email@example.com
1st Grade – Ms. Wadlow firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Grade – Ms. Barmeier email@example.com
1st Grade – Ms. Thurston firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Grade – Ms. David email@example.com
2nd Grade – Mr. Stolte firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade – Mr. Gilcrease pgilcrease@mvr3,k12.mo.us
3rd Grade – Ms. Seibert email@example.com
4th Grade – Ms. West firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Grade – Ms. Meininger email@example.com
*Communication is so important. Over communication never hurts! If you have any uncertainty at all or questions please reach out to us!
Attendance: There will be NO attendance prize money at the end of summer school. We are doing daily prizes and there are enough prizes for every student to receive one prize by the end of summer school.
***please check your email for the full email of information...
What has Truman Tribe been up to?
Closing a chapter and making memories one day at a time.
✔️ Silly String stress release to celebrate MAP Testing completion
✔️ Role-Switch: students become the teachers and teach their class about something they are passionate about!
✔️ 1st Grade takes a quick trip to Pacific City Park for a morning of play
✔️ PHS Seniors take a walk through the halls for a farewell to their time at MVR3 💜👏
Have a great weekend Tribe‼️
Closing another week to this 20-21 school year.
What to expect over the next 7 and ½ days?!
• Wednesday, May 19th – MVR3 Board Meeting @ 6pm. Mrs. Wadlow will be recognized for her District Teacher of the Year Award and Mrs. Lydon-Lorson will be recognized for her South-Central Regional Counselor of the Year Award.
• Thursday, May 20th – First Grade Field Trip from 9:00-12:00pm. No Volunteers needed this is in-seat students and staff supervision only.
• Friday, May 21st – Virtual Students will come to Truman Elementary SACC Wing by appointment only for EOY Testing.
• Sunday, May 23rd – PHS Graduation @ PHS Stadium @ 3:00pm.
LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL -----
• Monday, May 24th – 4th Grade Celebration Trip 9:00-2:00pm. No Volunteers needed this is in-seat students and staff supervision only. Kindergarten Graduation @ Truman Elementary [Graduation will be BY CLASS: Snyder – 1:00-1:30; Wadlow – 1:50-2:20; Herbst – 2:40-3:10] *You will park in the back/cafeteria lot or upper lot and enter through the cafeteria doors and exit through the SACC doors.
• Tuesday, May 25th – 4th Quarter Celebration Day! *Students will rotate through stations; Obstacle Course (design and set up by our 4th Grade Students, a Zumba class, a chalk mosaic, and a watermelon snack station!
• Wednesday, May 26th – Early Dismissal @ 1:10pm. Truman Elementary will celebrate Aloha Day! *Aloha Day will consist of; school-wide Zoom Bingo, Outdoor activities and memory book signing, and Beach Attire! LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!
What. A. Year.
Did you know?!
Interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure. Other studies have found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood.
As we kick off Teacher Appreciation Week at Truman Elementary, Staff will have time to visit and cuddle with puppies throughout the day tomorrow.
However, we didn't want to stop the fun there. Truman Elementary has teamed up with local Home 2 Home Canine Orphanage and we want to provide an opportunity for our community to help find forever homes for these pups. We will host a Pet & Preview Event tomorrow from 4:00-6:00pm in our Cafeteria! Please consider stopping by!
Save the date: Saturday 4/24!
RSVP for the event here so we know how many to expect: https://forms.gle/NCGJY1rM3Gke448J6
***You do NOT have to be a Truman family to participate...ALL are welcome!!!
We are so excited to get this event up and going. Truman PTO has worked tirelessly to organize a socially, distanced, family-friendly, event for ALL to join in on the fun! This is not a fundraising event, just a way to designate time in our busy Spring schedules to see all our amazing town has to offer while in good company of our loved ones.
***You do NOT have to be a Truman family to participate...ALL are welcome!!!
****RSVP RIGHT NOW at this link to reserve your spot and passports: https://forms.gle/NCGJY1rM3Gke448J6
Help us congratulate Mr. Gilcrease and Ms. Wadlow! Today, we recognize Truman Elementary School’s Phil Gilcrease as the Support Staff Member of the Year and Rachel Wadlow as the Teacher of the Year. Their hard work and dedication is appreciated. #MVNation #TrumanTribe
This message is to inform families that MVR-III is canceling classes for Thursday, February 11th due to poor road conditions in areas throughout the district. While roads in the city of Pacific have improved, roads in Catawissa, Robertsville, and Villa Ridge make it difficult to safely transport students. Again, we appreciate your support as we focus on the safety of our students.
MVR-III is canceling classes for Wednesday, February 10th. While some of the roads in town have improved significantly, many roads in the southern portion of the district remain challenging to navigate. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to focus on student safety.
‼️ Our phone lines are up and working back to normal ‼️
Dear MVR-III Families,
The school district continues to have problems with our digital phone lines. We hope to have service fully restored this week. In the meantime, we want to provide families with a phone line for each building's main office. Thank you for your patience as we work through this matter.
MVR-III School District
Our Friday phone line fix it to use our Fax Line for anyone needing to call in. IF you need to contact the school you can use our Fax Number: 636-271-1490 to contact Mrs. Cheryl in the office. You are still welcome to text or call my cell 636-346-6156 or use Class Dojo as a form of communication! I will continue to keep you posted as we work through this issue.
As of Friday, Dec 11th, our phone lines are still down. You will not be able to contact the school. Please use our Class Dojo Messaging or reach out to me on my cell 636-346-6156.
You can also reach out via email.
All teacher & administrator email addresses may be found on the district website at
We apologize for the inconvenience. Your patience and understanding as we work through this problem is appreciated.
From the Desk of Dr Sladek: School phone lines are down.
If you need to contact the school please use class dojo messaging or contact my cell phone -
From the Desk of Dr. Sladek:
Tonight, Franklin County officials announced a mask mandate that will go into effect tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20. It applies to all persons 10 and older. To be in compliance with this mandate, if your child is 10 or older, please have them wear a mask to school tomorrow. If you do not have a mask for your child, we will provide one for them when they arrive.
TRUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Absentee/Retake PLUS Virtual Student Picture Day is: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Wagner Portrait Group will be at school to photograph any students who were absent on the initial picture day or any student that needs his/her picture retaken. If you are having a picture taken as a RETAKE, please make sure your student returns their package in its entirety, including the package insert sheet, to the photographer. (Feel free to attach a note to describe what you’d like us to do differently.)
FOR ABSENTEE & VIRTUAL STUDENTS-
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
Don’t forget to dress appropriately as the school dress code will apply. Please direct all questions, concerns, or special requests directly to Wagner Portrait Group. We are happy to help! 1-800-444-7986 firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for some new school apparel? Take a look at the www.MVR3Merch.com
online store to purchase t-shirts, hoodies, and more. Text option available by texting MVR3 to 900900. Happy shopping!! #MVNation