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  • Love and Logic Workshop Teaches Valuable Parenting Strategies

    Twenty-five elementary, middle and high school parents met several times throughout February and March to share their parenting challenges and joys and to enhance their own parenting strategies through the District’s Love and Logic Parenting Workshop. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Students and Parents Enjoy a Spring Gallery Walk

    Family Center students in the Blue and Orange Rooms invited their parents to a Spring Gallery Walk on Thursday, April 7, to show them the artwork they have created this spring. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Families and Staff Take Care of Their School

    Family Center students, families and staff in the Blue and Orange Rooms on the Clayton High School campus spent their Saturday morning beautifying the play yard during the Spring Beautification Day held on Saturday, April 2. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Exploring the Family Center’s Urban Forest

    If it’s not thunderstorming or extremely cold outside, visitors to the Family Center are likely to see classes of students exploring all that nature has to offer by spending time on the school’s nature trail. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • The Family Center Has Heart!

    Family Center students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 5, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day and to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Click the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Kids Enjoy Getting Messy at PAT Event

    Clayton children and their families enjoyed making a mess at The Family Center on Saturday, Jan. 23, during the annual Messy Play event hosted by Clayton Parents as Teachers. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Playing in the Snow Isn't Just for Snow Days!

    Family Center students took advantage of the snow-covered play spaces to do some sledding and make snow angels on Jan. 21! Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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  • Green Room Students Play and Learn

    Family Center students in the Green Room enjoyed playing independently and with their classmates, teachers and parent volunteers on Jan. 14. The students read books, played with blocks, dressed up with hats and skirts and created meals in the Green Room’s kitchen. Click on the headline to view photos.

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In Other News

  • Kid Zone Named Missouri AfterSchool Network's “Program of the Month”

    The School District of Clayton's after school program, Kid Zone, has been selected as the Missouri AfterSchool Network's “Program of the Month.” The program earned this award for the dedication, passion and high quality programming it offers to Clayton students every day. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Dr. Sean Doherty Appointed Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Sean N. Doherty has been unanimously appointed to serve as the School District of Clayton’s next superintendent of schools. The Board of Education appointed Doherty, who has been serving in the role of interim superintendent since November 2015, to the position after the District’s current superintendent, Dr. Sharmon B. Wilkinson, submitted her resignation and intent to retire at the end of the current school year. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Free Shipping From the Online Spirit Store

    The School District of Clayton and its schools have launched a new, easy way to shop for school apparel through the online Clayton Spirit Store! Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Developer Terminates Maryland School Contract

    Love Investment Company (Love) has terminated its contract to purchase the Maryland School property from the School District of Clayton. The proposed Maryland School Town Homes development, which had its re-zoning petition denied by Clayton’s Plan Commission a few weeks ago, would have generated about $400,000 of new annual tax revenue. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • Board Approves 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Calendars

    The Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 calendars at their Nov. 18 meeting. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • Parenting Education Program Supports Families of All Ages

    Supporting the social, emotional and mental health needs of each student is a top priority for the School District of Clayton. Through the Parent Coaching program, parents can take advantage of the neutral ear of a trained counselor who will provide guidance on a variety of parenting issues and situations. Click on the headline to learn more.

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  • New Volunteer Enrollment Procedures

    As part of an ongoing effort to protect the physical and emotional safety of all Clayton students, the District has begun requiring training and background checks for all volunteers who will be performing tasks that might put them in close and unsupervised contact with students. Individuals who are planning to volunteer within the District during the 2015-2016 school year are required to review the District's volunteer expectations, complete an enrollment form and submit a confidential background check form. Click on the headline to learn more about the process and download the forms.

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  • Students and Staff Collect $24,489 During Jump Rope for Heart

    The District’s six schools raised a total of $24,489 in support of the American Heart Association this year through the annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! Every school put their own spin on the fundraiser while promoting healthy living and physical fitness. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.

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The Family Center provides programs for families with children from infancy through high school. Positive parent-child, parent-teacher and child-child relationships are the core of a healthy and productive family. Its programs are designed to support the growth and development of children and their families.

The Family Center is a place where families — children and parents — grow together and learn together. The Family Center staff believes that information and support can strengthen parents' skills, competence and sense of self-worth. This combination of skill and confidence promotes children's growth and development and fosters healthy families, which in turn enhances the community as a whole. Through involvement in the Family Center, families build connections with other families and with the District as a whole.

Nationally recognized for its parenting education and early childhood education programs, the Family Center offers a wide range of learning opportunities, including parenting consultations, short-term counseling and early childhood special education. Family Center classes are held in environments that welcome, encourage and nurture friendships and communication.

Beyond the early years, the Family Center’s programs support a child’s smooth transition to kindergarten and continue to support the parenting process throughout the years of a child’s attendance in Clayton’s schools.

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