Captain Elementary first-grade students in Cathy Chamberlin’s class rotate to different reading stations throughout their classroom on Wednesday, April 3. Students enjoyed reading fiction and nonfiction books, writing their names with hieroglyphic letters and using computer programs to practice reading. Click on the headline to view photos.
Following a field trip to Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Ill., the third-grade students in Dr. Larry Rennick’s class spent time in the Captain Elementary library computer lab on April 8 creating comic books based on their trip. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
First-grade students spent time in the Captain Elementary library conducting research on dinosaurs on Monday, April 8. With the help of Librarian Tom Bober and Educational Technology Specialist Mark Lynn, students used books and laptop computers to learn important facts about their chosen dinosaurs. Click the headline to view photos.
Clayton alumna Alyssa Hartel and Captain Spanish Teacher Lorie Madriz have been working together this year to coordinate a pen pal program for the fourth-grade Spanish students at Captain. Hartel, a former Captain student and a 2007 Clayton High School graduate, currently is teaching English to elementary students in Galicia, Spain. Click on the
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The Captain Elementary students in Carolyn O’Dea’s second-grade class participated in a lesson on international poetry during their Writers’ Workshop on Wednesday, May 15, led by English Language (EL) Specialist Azniv Tcherkezian. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
We are seeking volunteers to help with Field Day! What is Field Day you ask? Field Day is our annual event-filled day set aside for outdoor activities and relays. It is as much fun for the volunteers as it is for the kids! It is being held this year on Friday May 24, 2013 at Concordia Park. The event includes 14 stations that the kids cycle through; they hit 7 in the morning session, and 7 in the afternoon session. We need parent volunteers to help man the stations - preferably 2 per station. (Click headline for more information).
The School District of Clayton will save an estimated $651,000 over the next 20 years while reducing its impact on the environment with the installation of eight arrays of solar panels on six buildings across the District, including Captain Elementary. The Board of Education approved a 20-year lease proposal from Microgrid Solar, which includes Microgrid’s donation of an array of solar panels at Wydown Middle School. Click on the headline to read the article.
Captain Elementary fifth-graders in Jen Crowley and Laura Winkler’s class celebrated Pi Day, March 14, with the second annual Pi-Off, a competition that tests students’ memory by seeing who can remember the most digits of pi. Click the headline to learn more.
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy. The physical, mental and social wellbeing of our students is always the top priority in our District, and our staff is fully prepared to support the needs of our students, especially during difficult times. Click on the headline to read a list of tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for helping your child cope.
Captain Elementary students in Jennifer Crowley’s fifth-grade class spent time writing literary essays as they analyzed poetry relating to their language literacy curriculum. Click on the headline to view photos.
Dear Ralph M. Captain Families,
Principal, Ralph M. Captain Elementary
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 4th Grade: St. Charles Old Capital Building
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM KDG Play Date in Cafeteria (Parents & KDG Students Only)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3rd/Franzen: Turtle Project in Forest Park
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Field Day: wear your team shirt
3:30 PM Captain Fair
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3rd/Bladt: Turtle Project @ Forest Park
10:45 AM - 2:00 PM 5th Grade: Shaw Park Pool Party
6:25 PM - 7:30 PM KDG Ice Cream Social