West Clay Weekly February 22, 2019


  • Feb 28: 2nd Grade Choir Program - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • March 7: 5th Grade Musical - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • March 8: PTO General Meeting - Cafeteria
  • March 10-15: Food Service Appreciation Week
  • March 22: Carnival - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • March 29- April 7: Spring Break - No School


We need parents to help the Life Touch photographers on February 26.. The volunteers will help the photographers navigate around the school, keep the schedule and assist with arranging students for pictures.

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 is NOW OPEN

Register by March 8th

Carmel Clay Schools is now accepting Kindergarten registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a new student within your family, please register by Friday, March 8th, 2019.

  • Registrations are done ONLINE ONLY.
  • Student MUST BE 5 by August 1st, 2019
  • Documents required to upload:
  • 2 forms of Proof of Residency (see website for accepted proofs), Immunization & birth certificate / passport

You can find more information and the registration link by clicking the link below.

  • Order your yearbook today!
  • Order at ybpay.lifetouch.com
  • Code: 12325619
  • Soft-cover yearbook: $15.00
  • Hardcover yearbook: $20.00
  • Personalized yearbook: Plus $6.00

The order deadline for yearbooks is March 22!


Don't forget...Family Bingo is tonight from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. No need to RSVP, just come join the fun!

Please be sure to slow down when entering and exiting the school parking lots during carpool and ESE drop-off. Staff, parents and students could be in the parking lots crossing into the building. Thank you for your help!

Carnival Silent Auction Donations

This year the silent auction will take place during carnival on March 22. You may have received information from your room parent regarding donations for silent auction baskets. If not, here's how you can help -- please find your child's class on the attached list and see what category they were assigned for donations. You or your child may bring the items into school starting now. The deadline to donate is March 8. You can also make a monetary donation and we'll do the shopping for you. Just click on the MySchoolAnywhere button below to make an online donation through the store or send in a check. Please contact Christy Shepard (christy.shepard1@gmail.com) if you have any questions.


Get ready for Carnival on March 22! Wristbands are now on sale through the MySchoolAnywhere link below. Pizza ($3), salads ($4) and cotton candy ($1) are also available for preorder. Paw Pass Plus - $20 - 1 Carnival Wristband, 1 slice of pizza, 1 bottle of water, 25 tickets (for prizes) and 3 raffle tickets Paw Pass - $15 - 1 Carnival Wristband, 1 slice of pizza, 1 bottle of water, 25 tickets (for prizes) Carnival Wristband only (School Age) - $10 Carnival Wristband only (Preschool) - $5 Wristbands allow children to play all the games at the carnival. Adults do not need wristbands. Prize tickets can be won at the games and exchanged for prizes at the Trading Post. Raffle tickets are for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch or be Principal for a day. Online purchases will be sent home with your child. Please contact westclaypto@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Raffle - Nintendo Switch

This year at Carnival (March 22), we will be raffling off two items -- a Nintendo Switch and the opportunity to be Principal for 1/2 a day. Raffle tickets are available for purchase. Tickets are available for $2 per ticket, $10 for 6 tickets, $20 for 12 tickets. You do not need to be present to win. Principal for 1/2 a day is available to West Clay students only. Tickets purchased online will be sent home with your child.

PTO General Meeting - March 8

The PTO General Meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, March 8 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. Mrs. Meyer will be speaking about digitally responsible schools.


We are looking for parent volunteers to assist students in tracing and painting the set-design for the 5th grade musical. We need parents every Monday and Friday starting February 1st - March 4th. Please see the Sign Up Genius button below for details. If you have questions, please contact Christine Thomas at crhouston@bellsouth.net.

Yearbook Photos Wanted

Want to see your photo’s in the West Clay Yearbook? Upload them to our photo library at community.lifetouch.com & use code: SEVSOK

Pup Running Track season will be starting soon and registration is now open. We are in need of some extra PUP Running coaches. If you are interested in helping out, please email Michele Buoscio at mbuoscio@mac.com.

Registration is now OPEN and closes April 1st. No late registrations are accepted! Practice will meet one day a week immediately after school starting the week of April 18th. The specific date will be determined at a later date.


Jump Rope for Heart In Wellness, students are participating in several jump rope activities while learning how to keep their own hearts strong and healthy. They are also taking home Jump Rope for Heart packets, which encourage donations to the American Heart Association. You can also register and donate through the link below. The deadline for donations has been extended to February 28. This is completely optional. Please reach out to Mrs. Guest if you have any questions at 317-733-6500 ext. 2215 or Lguest@ccs.k12.in.us. Jump Rope for Heart

ESE Enrichment Specials

Please click the link below to view the spring session of Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Enrichment Specials that will be offered at West Clay Elementary.

Carmel Clay Food & Nutritional Services is hiring Food Service staff to work in our school cafeterias. Currently, we have several 4-6 hour positions available, paying $12.97/hour. Food Service staff are hired as substitutes before being considered for permanent positions. Thank you for your interest in employment with Carmel Clay Schools.

Pictures of the Week

Author Troy Cummings, visited West Clay on 2.20.2019. His popular series, Notebook of Doom, has our students in a monsters haze! They are already using his ideas to create monsters of their own- which leads to very unique stories!

Our primary grade students read “Can I Be Your Dog” and learned to draw the main character, Arfy in art class!


Created with images by NjoyHarmony - "camera aperture digital camera" • Kunnasberg - "bingo play gambling" • MabelAmber - "piano piano keys classical music"

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