West Clay Weekly January 25, 2019


  • Feb 1 - PTO Bingo Night
  • Feb 5 - High Ability Program Meeting with Dr. Beresford (details below)
  • Feb 18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
  • Feb 28 - 2nd Grade Choir Program - 6:30 - 8PM

2 Hour Delay Reminder

  • On 2 hour delay days, all buses will run 2 hours later then your normal time. For example, if your pick up time is 7:50am - your two hour delay time is 9:50am.
  • If you do morning carpool, you cannot drop off students until 9:55am.
  • All morning activities unless notified by the activity sponsor.

New Website & Phone App

PARENTS: The Powerschool Portal App is the "lite" version of the website, however, by following these instructions, you can add the PowerSchool Parent Portal website to your phone's home screen and have access to everything the parent portal has to offer!

How to see if your bus is running late or if the number was changed?

Carmel Clay Transportation utilizes Twitter to notify parents of any late buses or last minute bus number changes. When you think your bus may be late, please check their twitter feed @myCCSbus. You can also see all the tweets on the transportation page of the website.

To view this now, click below and look in the lower right hand side for current @myCCSbus tweets.


Continue saving your Box Tops for Education. The winter contest will end Friday, February 22, 2018.

Each Box Top turned in is equal to $.10 so we would like to encourage every family to participate.No need to wait until the deadline, you can send in your Box Tops at any time and as many times as you wish. The teacher that brings in the most Box Tops for Education will receive a $30 gift card to spend on the class. Your child’s teacher’s name needs to be with the Box Top submission to count towards the class totals. Please confirm the Box Top is not expired and the four letter product code is present. Otherwise, the Box Top will not count towards our goal. To learn more click on the link: Box Tops for Education. Thank you in advance for your support!

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 is NOW OPEN

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.

PTO Meeting - February 7

There will be a PTO meeting on February 7 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. Mrs. Meyers will be speaking about digitally responsible schools and what that means for West Clay. Hope to see you there!

5th Grade Musical Ads and Sponsorship

5th Grade Musical - Seussical Jr. Ads & Sponsorship Place a personal ad in the playbill to let you favorite actor or crew member know how proud you are! You can purchase full ($75), half ($50) or quarter ($25) page ads. You can also show your support and grow your business by placing an ad in the playbill. Sponsorships are available at the Who level ($10+), Horton level ($25+) or Seuss level ($75+). Sponsors will be acknowledged in the playbill. Please purchase your ads through MySchoolAnywhere and contact Jared Houck (houckjared@gmail.com) if you need additional information

Math Pentathlon Training has kicked-off!! The coaches and children are having loads of fun getting familiar with the 5 games in each division. We will kick-off practice tournaments in about 3-4 weeks. If you are interested in your child participating, THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN-UP. We are in NEED of Division III participants and coaches!! We also need MORE coaches in Division I and II to monitor the games and teach the children the rules and strategies. Please consider signing-up and help West Clay bring home some awards from the competitions in the Spring! Any questions, don't hesitate to contact: Almera Mahmood @ almera.mahmood@gmail.com. Please visit the sign-up sheet by clicking the button below

Our Lost and Found is once again overflowing. Please stop by and take a look at all the hats, gloves, shoes, lunchboxes and and jackets.

Any items remaining on January 31st will be donated to a local charity.


Carnival is March 22nd, so save the date! We are still looking for volunteers to help with games and baskets. Please contact Alexis Sutera at westclaypto@gmail.com for more information.


Family Bingo Night is Back. Please join us Friday, February 1st from 6:30 to 8 pm. This year, we plan to add a few rounds of “Are you smarter than your child?” We will pick a child from each grade and their parent. It will be fun and we will try not to have the questions too hard…for the parents. (Of course, there will be prizes!)


With February right around the corner, so is the Valentine's Day Class Party. All parties are from 1:30 - 2:15. If you are interested in signing up and have a current background check on file, please click on the button below.

Kroger Community Rewards

For every dollar you spend at Kroger, they donate money back to the community. If you already have a Kroger Plus card, you just need to link it to West Clay Elementary. Sign in to your account online, click "Community Rewards" from the "Savings & Rewards" menu. Then search for West Clay PTO. Even if you have registered before, you will need to update for 2019. Thanks for your support!

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Series

View Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s 2019 summer camp offerings at https://www.carmelclayparks.com/summercampseries/. Be sure to mark your calendars because registration will begin January 8 at noon.

Mountain Martial Arts

Mountain Martial Arts is sponsoring a fundraiser. They will be donating a portion of the proceeds for each new student. They offer and introductory package (uniform & lessons) for $29.95. For more details, see their flyer. This offer is good through February 13, 2019.

Pictures from 100 day Celebration


Created with images by Kunnasberg - "bingo play gambling" • Laura Briedis - "Sweethearts"

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