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      Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Dear Elementary!!  We are off to a great start.  Teachers are 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.  Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours.  If he/she asks to stay home “just because”, remind your child of what they will miss, such as his/her math group, reading group, art, music, or PE class.  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.  


Dear Elementary School

701 East Main Street
Richmond, MO  64085

Principal:  Piper Peterson
Counselor:  Kim Spratt
Secretary:  Christine Bartz
Phone: 1-816-776-5401
Fax: 1-816-776-2110



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Character Words
2016 - 17
August / September - Bullying
October - Respect
November - Trustworthiness
December - Service Learning
January - Responsibility
February - Caring
March - Fairness
April - Citizenship


Mar 14 - Spring Pictures / Class Pictures
Mar 16 - Early Release Day
Mar 16 - Parent / Teacher Conferences
Mar 17 and 20 - NO SCHOOL (Mini Break)
Mar 29 - Early Release Day / Teacher In-Service Training
March 29, 30, 31 - Kindergarten Screenings (See Flyer)
April 3 - 7 - Spring Book Fair @ Dear Library
April 6 - Spring Fling and Art Show @ 5pm
April 12 - Spring Feast
April 14 - NO SCHOOL (Easter Break)
April 25 - First Grade Field Trip
April 28 - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 3 - Early Childhood Screening (See Flyer)
May 4 - First Grade Field Day
May 5 - Kindergarten Field Day
May 8 - Pre-school Graduation @ Farris
May 19 - Last Day of School (Tentative)

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.

Peanut Free Building
Dear Elementary is a Peanut / Nut Free Building.  A letter was recently sent home with students advising families of the concerns.  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.