Captain Elementary School

  • Students Focus on Writing a “Great Beginning”

    Captain Elementary second-graders focused on the goal of creating a “great beginning” to their personal narratives during Writer’s Workshop on Friday, Sept. 5. The students’ personal narratives focused on a past experience, from riding on an airplane to visiting Disneyworld. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Drinking Milk is Lucky at Captain Elementary

    Captain Elementary students had an opportunity to win free yogurt parfaits and dairy-themed school supplies during lunch on Friday, Sept. 26, thanks to a grant the District’s food service provider, Chartwells, received from the St. Louis Dairy Council. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • The Gift That’s Worth a Thousand Words of Thanks

    In Teacher Jennifer Crowley’s fifth-grade classroom at Captain Elementary, an antique typewriter is nestled in the corner, eliciting admiration and curiosity from her students each year. More importantly, though, the typewriter serves as a reminder to Crowley and her colleagues about the important work they do each day. Click on the headline to read the article.

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  • Storybook Picnic is Fun Combination of Lunchtime and Storytime

    Bundled up on picnic blankets across the school’s blacktop, Captain Elementary first- and second-graders enjoyed the crisp fall weather as they ate lunch and read books with their families and classmates during their Storybook Picnic on Friday, Oct. 3. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Student-Created Roosters Line Walls of Local Restaurant

    Twenty-four Captain Elementary students currently have their artwork on display at a new St. Louis restaurant. The students painted their own version of roosters in celebration of the opening of Rooster’s new location on South Grand Avenue. The students’ artwork, which was copied and framed or enlarged and stretched on canvas, lines the walls of the restaurant. Click on the headline to view photos.

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  • Protect Your Family Against the Flu

    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.

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  • Two Clayton Orchestras Selected to Perform at MMEA Conference

    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.

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  • Download Your Child's Summer Math Packet

    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.

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  • Students Learn Ceramic Techniques from Visiting Artist

    Captain Elementary art students were treated to the expertise of Artist Tom Dykas, who recently spent a week in the school’s art room alongside Captain Art Teacher Maryellen Picker. Dykas is a local ceramic artist whose work recently was shown at SOHA Gallery and Studio in St. Louis. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Clayton’s Counselors are a Pivotal Part of the School Community

    School counselors are often the individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure students are ready to learn each day and are prepared for success beyond graduation. Click on the headline to learn more about the important role counselors play in their school communities.

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Welcome

“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.  It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.”

~Carol Dweck, author of Mindset

 Dear Ralph M. Captain Families,

The students of Ralph M. Captain Elementary are the heart of our school community.  Faculty and caregivers work in partnership to foster a caring, supportive learning environment where all children embrace challenges, think critically, and persevere to reach high levels of learning.

Creativity, innovation, and leadership are just a few of the unique characteristics that describe our diverse group of young learners.  Our teachers ensure that each child’s individual strengths are nurtured and serve as the foundation of learning.  Ralph M. Captain Elementary students partake in differentiated learning experiences designed to deepen understanding, in order to transfer knowledge and skills to new learning situations.

From assisting in the classroom to chairing a school event, parents have many opportunities to volunteer in our school, and they enjoy doing so! The Parent Teacher Organization welcomes parent involvement and continually seeks avenues to further enhance teaching and learning.

The Ralph M. Captain Elementary website is a wealth of information; however, please feel free to contact the school directly.  On behalf of the staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. We are excited to work with your children.

Respectfully,

Jennifer Martin, Ed.D.

Principal, Ralph M. Captain Elementary

 

 

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