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Make-Up Day Information Make up Day Information
Elementary Yearbooks On Sale Online Until March 12th EL Yearbook On Sale
Dr. Seuss Week/March 1-5 Dr Seuss Week
No School Friday, February 19 No School
No School Thursday, February 18/Snow Day No School Feb 18
No School Wednesday, February 17/Snow Day No School February 17
No School Tuesday, February 16/Snow Day No School February 16
Reminder/No School Feb. 12 & Feb. 15 No School Feb 12 and Feb 15
No School Thurs., Feb. 11/AMI Learning Day No School February 11
No School Tues., Feb. 9/AMI Learning Day No School Tuesday, February 9
Rivalry T-shirt Orders Due Feb. 8 Rivalry Tshirts
National School Counseling Week National School Counseling Week
Super Bowl Spirit Week/Feb. 1-5 Super Bowl Spirit Week
No School Wed., Jan. 27/AMI Learning Day No School AMI Day
2021-22 School Calendar 2021 2022 School Calendar
3rd & 4th Grade Honor Rolls Honor Roll
Kids Heart Challenge/Jan. 19-Feb. 15 Kids Heart Challenge
Free Clothing Event/January 19 Free Clothing Event
No School January 15 & January 18 No School Reminder
School Resumes Monday, January 4th School Resumes
Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays
Christmas Break/December 21-January 1 Christmas Break
Free Clothing Event/December 15 Free Clothing Event
Mark D. Hedger Hired as New Superintendent Mark Hedger New Superintendent
Christmas Spirit Week Spirit Week
Bus Snow Route Information Snow Route Information
Thanksgiving Break/November 25-27 Thanksgiving Break
Jordan Valley Dental Mobile Unit on Campus Dec. 7th-10th Jordan Valley Dental Bus
Free Clothing Event/November 19th Free Clothing Event
CTA T-Shirt Fundraiser Benefitting the Strafford School Foundation CTA T-shirt Fundraiser
P.A.T. Tee Pee Open/Oct. 27th PAT Tee Pee
Red Ribbon Week/October 19-23 Red Ribbon Week
Now Hiring/Custodian Now Hiring Custodian
School Picture Retake Day/October 21st Retake Day
New Helpful Website for Parents Parent Website
School Picture Day/Tues., Sept. 8th Picture Day
High Wave Fridays High Five Fridays
No School Monday, September 7th No School September 7
First Day Of School Reminders First Day Reminders
New Elementary Track New Elementary Track
Strafford Virtual Program Strafford Virtual Program
Parents Check LUMEN & Emails LUMEN Forms
Virtual Learning Sign-up/Deadline Aug. 14 Deadline
Parent Email Regarding LUMEN Updates LUMEN Email
Feedback/Survey Emails Survey Reminder
School Year Planning Update! Surveys Soon
Annual OACAC Back to School Fair/Online OACAC Fair
Retiree Spotlight for Fern Ely Fern Ely
Retiree Spotlight for Barbara Spriggs Barbara Spriggs Retirement
Retiree Spotlight for Richard Lurvey Richard Lurvey Retirement
Retiree Spotlight for Melody Young Melody Young Retirement
Retiree Spotlight for Vicki Tate Vicki Tate Retirement
Elementary Updates/Student Supply Pick-up & Drop-off Elementary Updates
Strafford School Parade/May 8th Strafford School Parade
Food Deliveries & Pick-ups Canceled for Monday/Now on Tuesday, May 5th Food Tuesday
Strafford ECC & Elementary Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week
Parent Update from Administration/April 28th Updates
Student Meal Account Balances Paid By Foundation Foundation Pays Lunch Accounts
Distance Learning Updates/April 15th Distance Learning Update
School Closed Remainder of School Year School Closed Remainder of Year
Outdoor Internet Now Available Outdoor Internet Map
Update Regarding Student Packets Student Packets
COVID-19 School Closure Information/Resources School Closure Updates
Early Childhood and Elementary Distance Learning Website Distance Learning Website
ECC & Elementary Materials Pick-up/Wednesday, March 25th Updates for Pick-up
Stay At Home Order Update Stay At Home
Family Internet Options Internet Options
Important Updates From Our Principals Update
Preschool And Kindergarten Screenings Postponed Screenings Postponed
Updated Information/Food Program During School Closure Food Pickup Flyer
Parent Updates During School Closure Updates
Staff Updates During School Closure Updates
Limited Spectators Allowed at State Basketball Games Limited Spectators
Preventing The Spread of Contagious Diseases Message from Brett Soden
4th Grade Field Trip/Canceled 4th Grade Field Trip
Summer School 2020 Summer School 2020
No School Friday, March 13th/Lady Indians Final Four No School Friday
Lady Indians Final Four/5th Straight Year Final Four
School In Session February 14th & 17th/Make-up Days School In Session
No School Thursday, February 6 No School February 6
No School Wednesday, January 29 No School January 29
Super Bowl Spirit Week/January 27-31 Spirit Week
No School Friday, January 24 No School January 24
No School Thursday, January 23 No School January 23
School In Session Monday, January 20th School In Session
No School Friday, January 17 No School January 17
Tornado Relief Effort Tornado Relief Effort
Now Hiring! Now Hiring
Snow Make-up Days Make up Days
Strafford Christmas Ornaments For Sale Strafford Christmas Ornaments
No School Tuesday, December 17th No School
No School Monday, December 16th No School
Visit Santa at Common Grounds On Saturday, December 14 Common Grounds
No School November 27th-29th Thanksgiving Break
Snow Make-Up Day/January 17th Make Up Day
Strafford Apparel Fundraiser Fundraiser
Pancakes & Pajamas With Santa Pancakes PJs with Santa
No School Tuesday, November 12th No School
District Hat Day for the Buschert Family Hat Day for Buschert Family
Big Chief Challenge/Food Drive Food Drive
"Hoe-Down Showdown" Kiddie Cheer Camp Junior Cheer Camp
Elementary Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair
Youth Softball Camp/Sept. 9th-11th Youth Softball Camp
Grandparent's Day Information Grandparents Day
Hat Day for the Hudspeth Family Hat Day
No School Friday, Aug. 30th & Monday, Sept. 2nd No School
New Elementary Reading Center Reading Center
Elementary School Picture Order Information Picture Day
Mighty Mites Football Sign-Up/ Aug. 19th-20th Might Mites
Community Pep Rally/Thursday, Aug. 22nd Pep Rally
School Picture Day School Picture Day
School Supply Lists School Supply Lists
Girls Youth Basketball Camps Girls Basketball Camps
4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Camp Canceled Today No camp
Talent Show Information/Forms Due April 26th Talent Show Information
Thank You Voters! Thank You Voters
Early Dismissal Today at 2:00pm/State Championship Game at 4:30pm Early Dismissal
Lady Indians State Games/Possible Early Dismissal Friday State Tournament Week
Dr. Michelle Gardner/Principal of the Year Michelle Gardner
No School March 11th-15th/Spring Break Spring Break
No School Thursday, February 28th No School
Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Week Dr Seuss
Early Dismissal Today! Early Dismissal
Please Read: Important Message Early Dismissal Possible
No School Friday, February 15th No School
No School Thursday, February 7th No School
Lunch Menu Changes Lunch Menu Changes
Second Semester Begins January 3rd Classes Resume January 3
Christmas Break Christmas Break
"Feeding Strafford" Food & Donation Drive Success!! Food Drive
Strafford Sportswear Fundraiser Strafford Sportswear Fundraiser
Elementary Booster Club's "Holiday Shop" Holiday Shop
Junior Cheer Camp December 3rd-5th Jr Cheer Camp
Early Dismissal Today! Early Dismissal
Early Dismissal Today! Early Dismissal
"Big Chief Challenge" Food Drive Food Drive
Fall Classroom Parties/October 31st Fall Classroom Parties
Child Friendly & SAFE Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat
Volunteer Meeting October 15th Volunteer Meeting
Free Clothing Events Free Clothing Events
Coffee with the Community Coffee with the Community
Family Fun Night/October 11th/ECC-Kindergarten Students Family Fun Night
No School October 12th & October 19th No School
Strafford Elementary/Culver's Scoopie Night Culvers NIght

Wednesday, October 3rd

Music Booster's Strafford Apparel Order Music Boosters

Due September 26th

Elementary Open House Open House

Monday, August 13th

August 15th/First Day of School Back to School

Mark Your Calendars!

Crosslines Mobile Food Pantry in Strafford Crosslines August

Saturday, August 11th

New Student Registration New Student Registration

July 31st-August 1st

Crosslines Mobile Food Pantry on Campus Crosslines Mobile Food Pantry July 14

Saturday, July 14th

Elementary Open House Open House

Monday, August 13th

Parent's Night Out Parent;s Night Out

Friday, June 8th

2nd Semester Honor Roll 2nd Semester Honor Rolls

Way to Go!

Lady Indian's Youth Softball Camp Softball Camp

June 4th-6th

Congratulations Retirees! Retirees
Track and Field Day Canceled Track and Field Day Moved

Moved to Monday, May 7th

Free Clothing Event Free Clothing Event

Tuesday, May 1st

Strafford Youth Apparel Order Youth Apparel Order

Order/Payment Due April 30th

Early Dismissal Today Early Dismissal

Dismissing at 1:30 pm

No School Monday, February 12th No School
Early Dismissal Today Early Dismissal
No School Monday, February 5th No School
Free Clothing Event Free Clothing Event

Tuesday, January 30th

No School Thursday, January 18th No School
Early Dismissal Today at 12:15 pm Early Dismissal

Due to Impending Inclement Weather

Santa's Coming to Common Grounds Common Grounds

Foundation Fundraiser

ECC & Elementary Booster Club's Annual Holiday Shop Holiday Shop

December 4th-8th

"Pretty Princess Night" Pretty Princess Night Flyer

Friday, December 1st

Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days Red Ribbon Week

October 23rd-27th

Free Clothing Event Free Clothing Event

During Parent/Teacher Conferences

Strafford Elementary Read-a-thon Fundraiser Readathon 2017

October 9th-24th

No School Friday, October 20th No School
Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent Teacher Conferences

October 17th & 19th

Free Flu Shots for Students K-12th Grade on October 26th Flu Shot Clinic

Registration Deadline Oct. 23rd

McTeacher Night McTeacher Night

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

School Picture Retake Day September 27th School Piture Retakes

Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Strafford Winter Coat Order Fundraiser Music Booster Order Form

Order until September 29th

Superintendent Search Community Survey Survey

Online Survey

5th Annual "Can the Eagles" Food and Donation Drive Can the Eagles

Now-September 22nd

No School September 1st & 4th No School September 1st & 4th

Mark Your Calendars!

Grandparent's Day Events Grandparent's Day

September 7th & 8th

Solar Eclipse Viewing Permission Slip Solar Eclipse Permission Slip

Download Slip Here

Back to School Bash Back to School Bash

Friday, August 18th

Classroom Assignments Email on July 28th Classroom assignments

Email to Parents

Strafford Staff Retirees 2017 Retirees
No School Reminders No School
Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Week/March 2nd-6th Dr Seuss Week
No School Wednesday, February 5th No School February 5th
2019 APR Information APR Information
Free Clothing Event/ October 15th and 17th Free Clothing Event
Elementary Class Lists Email/July 26th Class Lists
Elementary Talent Show/May 20th Talent Show
Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week
Elementary Track and Field Day Information Track and Field Day
Elementary MAP Spirit Week April 22-26 MAP Spirit Week
Theatre Camp/3rd-5th Grade Students Theatre Camp
World Down Syndrome Day/March 21st Down Syndrome Flyer
Jordan Valley Mobile Dental Clinic On Campus Jordan Valley Dental Clinic
No School Wednesday, January 30th No School
Valentine's Lollipops For Sale Until February 8th Lollipop Orders
No School January 18th and January 21st No School
Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week
Junior Cheer Camp/September 11th-13th Jr. Cheer Camp
No School Monday, September 3rd No School in Labor Day

Labor Day

Strafford Mighty Mites Football Sign-Up/1st-6th Graders Mighty Mites Sign Up

August 20th-21st

Strafford Night at the Springfield Cardinals Game Springfield Cardinals

Sunday, August 19th

No Meal Charging Begins May 9th No Charging May 9th
Theatre Camp for 3rd-5th Grade Students Theatre Camp

April 9th-12th

Spring Carnival Information Spring Carnival

Thursday, April 5th

Early Dismissal Friday, March 9th Early Dismissal March 9

School Will Dismiss at 12:30 pm

Dr. Seuss Week for ECC & K-1st Students Dr Seuss

Feb. 26th-Mar. 2nd

Valentine's Day Lollipop Orders Lollipop Orders

Orders/Money Due Feb. 9th

Winter Junior Cheer Camp 2018 Junior Cheer Camp

January 23rd-25th

No School January 12th & January 15th No School

Mark Your Calendars!

Christmas Break Christmas Break

December 21st-January 2nd

No School November 22nd-24th Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Elementary Tribe Leaders April Tribe Leaders


Elementary Book Fair Book Fair

September 18th-22nd

School Picture Day is Monday, August 21st School Pciture Day

District Wide

First Day of School/Thursday, August 10th 1st Day of School

Mark Your Calendar!

"Feeding Strafford" Donation Drive/Nov. 16-20 Feeding Strafford
Parents--New LUMEN Forms Coming Soon! LUMEN Forms
Elementary Yearbooks/March 13 Order Deadline Elementary Yearbook
Valentine's Lollipop Orders Due February 7 Valentine Lollipops
Reminder No School October 18th No School
Red Ribbon Week/October 28-November 1 Red Ribbon Week
Last Day of School is May 22nd/Early Dismissal Last Day of School
Wellness Week Spirit Days Wellness Week
"Boots and Beauties" Daddy Daughter Dance Boots and Beauties
Lunch Menu Changes Lunch Menu Changes
100th Day of School is January 24th 100th Day
Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Flu Shot Clinic
Elementary Book Fair Online Ordering Until Sept. 24th Online Ordering for Book Fair
Community Pep Rally!!!!! Community Pep Rally

Thursday, August 23rd

Grandparent's Day Events Grandparents Day 2018

September 6th-7th

Youth Boys Basketball Camp/1st-6th Grade Boys Basketball Camp

June 25th-27th

Track and Field Day Track and Field Day

Friday, May 4th

MAP Test Spirit Week Spirit Week

April 2nd-5th

No School/Spring Break Spring Break

March 12th-16th

Jordan Valley Dental Mobile Unit Dental Mobile Unit

February 19-22

Strafford/Fair Grove Rivalry T-Shirt Sales Rivarly Tshirt Order Fomr

Orders & Payment  Due Feb. 6th

No School Wednesday, January 17th No School Wednesday
ECC & Elementary Hat Day Hat Day 2017

Friday, September 15th

New Elementary Student Registration New Student Registration

July 31st - August 1st

Tribe Leaders April Tribe Leaders


Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences Virtual PT Conferences
Reopening Plan/Phase 1 Handbook Handbook
Thank You /Board of Education Members Finishing Terms Thank You Board Members
Free Clothing Event/February 11th Free Clothing Event
District Hat Day for the McBride Family McBride Family Hat Day
Orientation, Registration, and Open House Information Open House and Orientations
OACAC Back to School Fair/August 6 OACAC Back to School Fair
Springfield Cardinals Game/EL Honor Choir Performance Tickets Elementary Honor Choir
Junior Volleyball Camp April 30th-May 2nd Volleyball Camp Form
Elementary Honor Choir Wins Top Award Honor Choir
Spring Picture Day/April 2nd Spring Photos
School In Session Friday, February 15th Make Up Day
Elementary Yearbooks Orders Until March 9th Yearbook Information
Back To School 5K Run/Walk on September 15th CTA 5K

Saturday, September 15th

Elementary Booster Club Back to School Bash Back to School Bash

Friday, August 24th

Last Day of School Last Day of School

May 18th at 11:00 am

Lady Indians State Championship T-shirt Orders State Champs Shirts

Deadline is March 23rd

SHS "Junior Cheerleader" Camp & Performance Fall Jr Cheer Camp

August 22nd-25th

Free Breakfast & Lunch Until End of School Year! Free Breakfast and Lunch Extended
Now Hiring/Full Time Bus Driver Now Hiring
K-6th Grade Junior Cheer Camp/February 11-13 Junior Cheer Camp
2020-2021 District Calendar Approved 2020 2021 School Calendar
Classroom Fall Parties/October 31st Fall Classroom Parties
Elementary Open House Open House
5th Grade Science Fair Winners Science Fair Winners
5th Grade Science Fair/May 14th 5th Grade Science Fair
Autism Awareness "Blue Day"/April 3rd Blue Day
"Let's Glow Crazy" Mom/Son Party Lets Glow Party
Classroom Valentine Parties Classroom Valentine Parties
No School November 21st-23rd No School Thanksgiving Break
School Picture Retakes/September 26th Picture Retakes
5th Grade Wins 2nd Place Art Award Art Award

Group Sculpture

Order Your Elementary Yearbook! Elementary Yearbook Information

Deadline is March 9th

Strafford Window Decals For Sale Window Decal

$10 Each

District COVID-19 Statistics March 1 Statistics
Elementary Supply Lists Supply List
Elementary Booster Club's Read-a-Thon READATHON
50th Day of School Celebration/October 29th 50's Day
Indian Walkway Brick Paver Orders Paverr Information
Elementary T-shirts Available At Open House Elementary Tshirts
No Charging Breakfast/Lunch Begins May 13th No Charging Begins May 13
Boys Youth Basketball Camp/May 15th-17th Boys Basketball Camp
Elementary Spring Carnival/April 4th Spring Carnival
Lady Indians 4th State Title State Champs
Now Hiring! Now Hiring
Comprehensive School Improvement Plan Survey
Elementary Honor Choir Wins Best Overall Award Honor Choir


Lady Indian Volleyball Camp/Grades K-7 Volleyball Camp

May 1st-3rd

Ashley Bough Named Southwest Missouri Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Ashley Bough


Elementary Booster Club Presents "Mom & Son Date Night" Mom & Son Date Night

Saturday, February 24th

2017-2018 School Supply Lists School Supply Lists
Strafford Boys Basketball Camp-1st-8th Grade Boys Basketball Camp

May 22nd-25th

National Custodian Day National Custodian Day
Employment Opportunities Employment Opportunities
PAT TEAL Trunk or Treat TEAL Trunk or Treat
First Day of School/August 15th First Day of School
Elementary Bounce Day/May 16th Bounce Day
Lady Indians Break State Record! State Record
Jump Rope for Heart! Jump Rope for Heart
First Semester Honor Roll Honor Roll
Strafford Elementary #1 for Missouri's Hoops for Heart! Top Ten
Summer School Summer School

May 29th-June 21st

Spelling Bee Finalists Spelling Bee


Strafford Elementary's Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart Hoops for Heart

January 16-February 16

Message from the Guidance Counselor Update

MAP Scores

Summer School Summer School

Tuesday, May 30th-Thursday, June 22nd

Substitute Teacher Information Substitute Teachers
"Back To School" Webpage Back to School
Strafford Elementary Lending Librarians/Little Free Library The Little Library
Make-up Days Make Up Days
Employment Opportunities Now Hiring
Elementary Excellent Attendance Field Trip/May 17th Excellent Attendance
Summer School June 3rd-27th Summer School
Preschool & Kindergarten Screening Dates Screening Dates
Important Changes to Drop and Roll Drop and Roll Safety
Thank You to our Custodial & Maintenance Staff! Custodial and Maintenance Staff

We Appreciate You!

2018-2019 School Supply Lists School Supplies
Board Approved 2018-2019 School Year Calendar School Calendar
Kindergarten Registration Online Now Kindergarten Screenings
First Semester Honor Rolls 1st Semester Honor Rolls

Way to Go Students!

Kindergarten Screening Information Kindergarten Screening

2017-2018 School Year

2017-18 School Calendar 2017 2018 School Calendar

Approved Calendar

Updated District Quarantine Protocols Updated Quarantine Protocols
Start Strong Safety Plan Phase 1 Draft
Missouri All State Children's Choir Students All State Choir
Kids Heart Challenge Kids Heart Challenge
Jordan Valley Dental Bus Jordan Valley Dental Bus
Elementary Second Semester Honor Rolls Honor Roll
Strafford Schools Receive 100% APR APR
Student Safety Reminders For Parents Reminders
Preschool and Kindergarten Screening Information Preschool and Kindergarten
Strafford Sweatshirts for Sale! Sweatshirt

Just $10!

Daily Wellness Check Daily Wellness Check
New Student Registration New Student Registration
2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration
Strafford CTA/"Community Give Back" Tshirt Orders CTA Community Shirt
Kindergarten Screening Online Kindergarten Screening
Important Reminder /Text Messages From District Important Text Information
Snack Bar Thursdays for 4th & 5th Grades Snack Bar Menu

Menu Here!

Parents OPT-IN To Receive Text Messages Opt In for Texts
3rd and 4th Grade/2nd Semester Honor Rolls Honor Rolls
Student Flu Shot Clinic/November 15th Flu Shots
Transportation Snow Route Information Snow Routes
Brett Soden Named 2018-19 Superintendent Brett Soden
Box Tops, Best Choice Labels & Harter House Receipts Box Tops, Best Choice Labels and Harter House Receipts

Save & Turn In Please!

Substitute Teacher Information Substitute Teachers

Applications Being Accepted

Annual Performance Report Top 2% MSIP
Show Me South Youth Football League/1st-6th Grade Youth Football League
3rd & 4th Grade Honor Rolls 4th Grade Honor Roll
Make-up Days Makeup Days
4th & 5th Grade Snack Bar Menu Snack Bar

Available for Purchase Every Thursday

Transportation Snow Route Information Snow Routes
Elementary Food Service Pricing Food Service Prices
Transportation Snow Route Information Strafford School Bus

Attention Bus Parents

Indian Walkway Brick Paver Orders Brick Pavers

Accepting Orders Again!

Elementary Drop and Roll Map Drop and Roll Map
3rd Grade Snack Bar Reminder 3rd Grade Pizza Flyer
Strafford Strong Fridays Strafford Strong Fridays
3rd & 4th Grade Snack Bar Menu Snack Bar Menu
Elementary Breakfast & Lunch Prices Lunch Prices
2019-2020 School District Calendar 2019 2020 Calendar

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Strafford Elementary School 310 W. McCabe
Strafford, MO 65757