First-graders at Captain Elementary took advantage of the warm weather on Tuesday, March 11. Unencumbered by their heavy winter coats, the students played basketball and soccer and enjoyed using the playground equipment during their recess time. Click on the headline to view photos.
Captain Elementary kindergarteners took part in a variety of literacy activities on Wednesday, March 26. The students enjoyed reading silently or with their teacher or parent volunteer, improving their reading skills using a computer or iPad, and taking part in literacy-inspired center activities. Click on the headline to view photos.
The third- through fifth-grade students at Captain Elementary were treated to a special visit by author Brandon Mull on Friday, April 4. Mull is the New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series and the Beyonders series, which are written for elementary and middle school-age children. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Fifth-grade students and their teachers from across the School District of Clayton spent the day together on Friday, April 11, for the District’s first-ever Elementary STEM Day. Click the headline to learn more and view phtos.
The District’s Family Center offers programs and support for families with children well beyond preschool age. Families with older children can benefit from the parenting education classes and other resources available to them at the Family Center. Click on the headline to take a peek into the wonderful programs available at the Family Center and to learn more about the growth opportunities for all District families.
The Captain Elementary community held its annual Black History Night on Thursday, Feb. 20, with a celebration of courage inspired by the story of Ruby Bridges. Captain students and their families learned the story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, through performances of song, dance and poetry. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Sightings of political figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Nelson Mandela, athletes including Jackie Robinson and Michael Jordan, and important historical individuals such as Betsy Ross, Albert Einstein and Rosa Parks occurred at Captain Elementary on Monday, Feb. 10, during the Second-Grade Wax Museum. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Captain Elementary students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 7, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.
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.
Captain Elementary kindergarteners paraded throughout the school in celebration of the Chinese New Year, “the Year of the Horse,” on Friday, Jan. 31. In preparation for the parade, the kindergarteners created lanterns, masks and a giant paper dragon that led the parade. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.
Dear Ralph M. Captain Families,
Principal, Ralph M. Captain Elementary
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2nd Grade: Fairy Tale Theater
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1st Grade: Magic House
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Captain Dad's Group
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PTO Forum in Conference Room
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM KDG Sing-Along
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PTO Garden Family Fun Event