Fifth-graders at Meramec Elementary enjoyed a fun challenge in October when each class visited the rock-climbing wall at The Center of Clayton. In conjunction with the fifth-grade physical education curriculum, students spent their morning practicing their rock-climbing skills while building their confidence and having fun with their classmates. Click on the headline to view photos.
The Meramec Elementary community came together for an evening of art, soup and service during the school’s Empty Bowls Soup Night on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event raised more than $2,200 to benefit Operation Food Search. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Meramec Elementary fifth-grader Michael Wild is leaving his mark on his school before advancing to middle school next year. Through a check presentation on Friday, Nov. 14, Michael donated $50, more than half of his proceeds at the recent Meramec Market, to the school’s library. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Meramec Elementary students paid tribute to some very special veterans on Friday, Nov. 14: the veterans who are also parents and grandparents of Meramec students. The honorary guests received a "red carpet" welcome to the school's “Salute-To-My-Hero” assembly, which honored all veterans for their service. Click on the headline to view photos.
To commemorate American Education Week, Meramec Elementary students invited their grandparents and special friends to Meramec’s annual Special Visitors Day on Nov. 20. Students and their special visitors shared stories about school then and now and discussed the similarities and differences between their elementary school experiences. Click the
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Cold and flu season is here. Please consult with your child’s physician to find out when flu shots will be available for your family. Students with chronic health conditions, including asthma, and those who are immunocompromised are highly encouraged to obtain a flu shot early. Click on the headline for more information about protecting your family this flu season.
Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.
Summer math packets provide opportunities for continued practice and help maintain computational fluency and problem solving throughout the summer. Click the headline to download the summer math packets and answer keys for students entering first through sixth grade.
Two Meramec Elementary fifth-graders have been honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration for their historical family stories. Belle Gage’s story, “Blizzard Blunder in Boston,” and Meredith Talbott’s story, “Tennis Switcheroo,” have been published in Grannie Annie, Vol. 9. Click on the headline to learn more.