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      Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year at Dear Elementary!!  We are looking forward to a great start.  Teachers will first be working with students on learning the procedures and routines of the building.  We do this to make sure our building can run as efficiently as possible and to give all students a safe, healthy learning environment.  In addition, this builds responsibility in students and helps them to learn to control their little bodies.  Dear Elementary staff would like to remind parents/guardians that being at school and on time is very important.  If a child is in school every day this means they won’t miss out on learning and also develops responsibility.  Please schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours.  If your student asks to stay home “just because”, remind your child of what they will miss, such as his/her math group, reading group, art, music, PE classes and the fun that happens in school.  Explain that they can only be absent if he/she is really sick or if there’s a family emergency.  Students also need to be at school on time.  When a child is late it interferes with their day, interrupts the teacher, and the learning of other students.  Being on time is a good life skill to teach your child.  Dear Elementary staff is looking forward to a successful year of growth and learning for all of our students.  
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Dear Faculty 2018-19


Dear Elementary School

701 East Main Street
Richmond, MO  64085

Principal:  Piper Peterson
Counselor:  Kim Spratt
Secretary:  Christine Bartz
Phone: 1-816-776-5401

Link to school lunch page
School Lunch and Free / Reduced
Meal Information

            Link to Dear Elementary Facebook


Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award
Congratulations to Our Awardees:
Julie Baker - RMS - Science
Tammy Kugler - Dear - Pre-School
Trish Carletti - Sunrise -Special Education

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Character Words
2018 -19

November - Trustworthiness

December - Service Learning

January - Responsibility

February - Caring

March - Fairness

April - Citizenship

May - Career Fair


Dec 10 - 1st grade music program practice 8:50 @ Farris
Dec 11 - 1st grade performs for school 8-9 in gym
Dec 11 - D.A.R.E. graduation (notice date change)
Dec 11 - 1st grade Music Program 6:30 @ Farris
Dec 18 - Tues - Teddy Bear Tuesday
Dec 20 - 1st Grade Gingerbread House
Dec 20 - Class Parties
Dec 20 - Early Release @ 12:55pm
Dec 21 - NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break Begins
Jan 2, 3 and 4 - Teacher Meetings / Prof Development
Jan 7 - Begin Second Semester - Students Return
Jan 14 - PTO Meeting 6pm @ Dear Elementary
Jan 17 - Kindergarten Family Night
Jan 21 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
Jan 25 - Mother / Son Challenge Evening

SUPPLY LISTS are on Parent Resources Page

Security Information Letter to Parents / Patrons

Please view the letter that outlines our new building procedures for entering the building.  You may view the letter HERE.

Approved Snack and Birthday Treats
A list with approved Snack Items and Birthday Treat Items is to be followed.  You may view the lists HERE.