February/March Update

Posted by Kim Willhoite on 2/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

Clear Creek Families, 

We have survived multiple snow days and lots of sick kids and adults over the past month! We have tried to stay on schedule and not let these things affect our student and family events or our student's learning. 

In January, we had our first student exhibition night. I was overwhelmed by the family support, the students' performances, and the attendance of our central office staff and board members. Our kids were excited to share their thinking and learning with so many different people. We were proud of their confidence and ability to articulate their learning. We will have another exhibition night in April. Please look for more information on that event after we return from Spring Break. I hope we have an even larger turn out that day. 

We have already started to gear up for kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year! I can't believe we will be working on registering another group of incoming kindergarteners so soon! We have kindergarten registration at each elementary school in the county on April 17th from 5-7 p.m. and again on April 18th from 9-1 p.m. There are many things we ask you to bring with you when you register your child. [Please see the list below.] The items are not required to register your child in April, but most are due before school starts. So, don't let those items keep you from coming out for registration. Please work on obtaining or finding those documents over the summer and they can be dropped off to the school office at any time. Your incoming kindergartener needs to come with you to registration. We will administer a kindergarten screening assessment that evening and you will hear their results before you leave. 

We are also planning a Kindergarten Orientation on May 2nd at 5:30 p.m. You will receive full details on this night at registration. The orientation will provide you a tour of the building, activities for you to play at home to help prepare them, and a time for you to ask questions of the teachers and school staff. 

List of items needed for Kindergarten Registration: 

  • your Kindergarten age child (age 5 on or before August 1st)
  • 2 proofs of residence (2 utility bills and/or copy of lease/mortgage)
  • your child’s birth certificate
  • his/her physical
  • your child’s Social Security Card
  • a current copy of your child’s immunization on a KY form

We are 5 weeks away from Spring Break but have so much work and learning to accomplish before we get there. Ask your child(ren) what they are learning in school and how they know they are learning or mastering their standards. Engage them in discussions about their thinking and progress in school. 

Please follow us at on Twitter @clearcreeknews for updates, news, and reminders. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.

Kim Willhoite, principal