MARCH 1, 2009 Brashear, Missouri




A big thanks goes to everyone who contributed desserts and time to working the kitchen and concessions on the last evening of the Brashear Tournament.  Tiger Pride earned $457.40!  That will go directly into our savings account and be put toward sustaining the program after our grant ends!  We are scheduled to work during the 5th/6th Grade Tournament on March 20, 2009, so please pencil us in on your calendar for either a dessert or work donation!


The Parent Advisory Committee met in February and plans are almost ready to be presented to the Board in April and to all Brashear families before the end of the school year.  Things are looking good for the 2009-2010 school year!


If you have any suggestions for fundraisers, program changes, available grants, etc. that can be used to sustain the program, please feel free to

contact me!  Please be looking for an in-depth report about program progress and changes later this month!


Wendy Kerby





On Saturday, February 21st twenty-one students participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event.  The students jumped rope, played games, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch.  $1,355.01 was raised for the American Heart Association by twenty-three enthusiastic elementary students.


We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated prizes, money, or support to make our event so successful.


*SunBrite Laundry - money for prizes

*Color Me Red - free child's hair cut

*Hastings - slip and slide, ball and bat

*Leisure World - 10 bowling passes

*Depot Inn and Suites - Pool Party

*Hy-Vee - Gift card for fruit and veggies for lunch

*Pepsi - bottles of juice

*Subway inside Wal-Mart - sandwiches for lunch

*Amy Feeney - help organizing and donating prizes

*Lisa Fisher, Tammy Whitlow and Jo Kincaid - help with getting donations and supervision.


Thanks again,

Toni Tuggle

JRFH 2009 Coordinator




On Monday, March 23rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Playground Committee will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser.  The cost is $5 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 3-12, and children under 3 are free.  The meal will include; spaghetti, garlic bread, lettuce salad, dessert, and drink.  Tickets may be purchased in advance from any elementary student, Playground Committee member, or can be purchased that evening.  The Spaghetti Supper is open to the community and surrounding areas.  All proceeds from the Spaghetti Supper will go into the Playground Fund.


That evening the elementary students will also be having Author Night, the Fifth Grade class will hold its annual Science Fair, and the Book Fair will be available for viewing and purchasing books.  If you have any questions about the spaghetti supper, or would like to donate a dessert, please contact a Playground Committee member at the school 323-5272.


The Playground Committee would also like to thank those who donated desserts, worked the ballgame, or did both during the Brashear Tournament.




Kirksville Area Technical Center has numerous community education classes available to the public.  Enrollment began Monday, January 19, 2009 for the spring session.


Courses will be offered at KATC in the following areas during the months of March through June:  Business, Computers, Technical, Healthy Living, Arts & Crafts, and Personal Enrichment.


For a listing of courses available, you may contact Kirksville Area Technical Center, the High School Office at Adair County R-II or by visiting KATC website at and clicking on the link for Community Education.


You may register in person or by phone at the Community Education Office at the Kirksville Area Technical Center, 1103 South Cottage Grove, Kirksville, MO, between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.  The phone number is (660) 665-2865.


Online Courses from ed2go are available in the following areas with new classes beginning March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 19:



Start Your Own Business

Grant Writing

Career Ideas

Career Development

Personal Enrichment

Test Prep

Digital Photography



Art, History, Math & More

Family & Friends

Law & Legal Careers  

Personal Finance

Health Care



Basic Computer Literacy

Computer Applications

Web Programming

Web Design

Computer Programming


To enroll in ed2go:

Click “Browse courses by Department”

Select the course and click

Click on “Enroll Now”

Click on the date you will begin training

Complete the registration form





Dear Patron,


In order to ensure that we are providing our community with comprehensive education services, we are asking you to complete this survey and return it to the school.  We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this survey.  Your input is valuable to the improvement of our school system.  You may drop this off at the school or mail it to Adair County R-II School, 205 West Dewey Street, Brashear, MO 63533.


Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement by marking an “X” in the appropriate box.





Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the main entrée: yogurt or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


March 2-6

Monday: Cereal, toast/Ham & cheese stromboli, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, pudding dessert, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/ Tacos, refried beans, lettuce, pineapple, cookie, milk

Thursday: Sausage, toast/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Friday: Long john, fruit/Spaghetti, breadstick, vegetable, fruit, cottage cheese, pumpkin bar, milk


March 9-13

Monday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/Ravioli, breadstick, broasted potatoes, vegetable, fruit, chocolate cake, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Hamburger on bun, french fries, baked beans, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Grilled cheese, soup, vegetable, fruit, peanut butter square, milk

Friday: Muffin, fruit/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, no-bake cookie, milk


March 16-20

Monday: Donut, fruit/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, egg, toast/Pizza casserole, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Hot ham & cheese, chips, baked beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Thursday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/BBQ chicken, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, fruit, pudding dessert, milk

Friday: Pop tarts/Pepperoni hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, no-bake cookie, milk


March 23-27

Monday:  Pancake, syrup, sausage/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, brownie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Tenderloin on bun, french fries, baked beans, pears, peanut butter square, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream, milk


March 30-31

Monday: Cereal, toast/Nachos, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday:  French toast sticks, syrup/BBQ pork, broasted potatoes, baked beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk




Tami Sack for her donation of A Little White Shadow, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and James Herriot’s Treasury for Children to the library in memory of Carol Chambers


The Class of 2009 for their donation of The Odyssey in memory of Carol Chambers

James, Elaine, Chris & Jay Scudder for their donation to the library in memory of Carol Chambers


Books and scholarship donations make a lasting tribute to the memory of our loved ones.  If there is someone that you would like to memorialize in this way, please contact the school at 323-5272.














































2-6 District Basketball at LaPlata—There TBA

2 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

4 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scouts Meeting—Here 3:00-5:00    p.m.

5 5th/6th Grade Girls and 5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball at Knox County—There 6:00 p.m.

6 CMU Music Festival at Fayette—There TBA

7 Tri-County Conference Band Auditions & Rehearsal—Here 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9 Tri-County Conference Band Tour—Brashear 9:00  a.m.; Atlanta 11:00 a.m.; Bevier 1:30 p.m.

9-13 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament at Schuyler County—There TBA

9 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

9 Academic Bowl at Atlanta—There 4:00 p.m.

10 Third Quarter Ends

11 Early Dismissal-Teacher In-service—12:45 p.m.

12 Academic Bowl at Macon County—There 4:00 p.m.

13 Spring Picture Promotion Pre-School begins at 8:00 a.m.

16-20 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament—Here TBA

16 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

16 Academic Bowl at Green City—There 4:00 p.m.

18 NHS Field Trip to Kansas City

18 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scouts Meeting—Here 3:00-5:00     p.m.

20 Book Fair Preview Day

23-27 5th/6th Grade Basketball Tournament at Knox County—There TBA

23 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

23 Academic Bowl—Here 4:00 p.m.

23 Playground Committee Spaghetti Supper—Here 5:30-7:30 p.m.

23 Evening in Education-Author Night/Book Fair/Science Fair—Here 6:00 p.m.

24 Baseball w/ North Shelby—Here 5:00 p.m.

25 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

26 Art Club Field Trip to Kansas City

26 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

27 Lunch  w/ the Principal 4-6

27 Academic Bowl at Atlanta—There 1:00 p.m.

27 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.

28 Instrumental District Music Festival at Hannibal—TBA

30-April 24 Terra Nova/MAP Testing—TBA

30 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

31 Knox County Varsity Track Meet—There 3:30 p.m.

31 Baseball w/ Linn County—Here 5:00 p.m.


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