About Us


      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.  


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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School Lunch and Free / Reduced
Meal Information


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

September - Bullying

October - Respect

November - Trustworthiness

December - Service Learning

January - Responsibility

February - Caring

March - Fairness

April - Citizenship

May - Career Fair


Aug 13 - District Convocation (New School-year Kickoff Meeting
                   for All Staff) - Building Closed in AM
Aug 14 - Teacher Meetings / Professional Development
Aug 14 - Open House for Dear and RMS - 5pm - 8pm
Aug 15 - Teacher Professional Development
Aug 16 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! - Half-day Schedule
Sept 3 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept 28 - Homecoming - Half-day Schedule

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.