NOVEMBER 1, 2008 Brashear, Missouri



Brashear Elementary students and faculty will launch Reading Week 2008, on November 17 by honoring our country and Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln’s 200th birthday this February will be the focus of nationwide celebrations.


During the week, “Free to Read” themed student activities will center around President Lincoln, America’s symbols and interesting information about the United States.  On November 21 Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by actor Richard Fritz Klein, will visit our school to share his life and his timeless principles.  He will present a program for students on Friday afternoon and appear again at 6:30 p.m. for families and the community.


Mr. Klein has appeared as Abe Lincoln at many Civil War reenactments, in films on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, C-Span and other venues.  Internationally known, Klein brings Lincoln to life.


We are looking forward to a unique learning experience with President Lincoln.  Community members and patrons are welcome to join us on November 21 for a lively hour of entertainment and fun with our sixteenth president.  Plan to come meet the President!


Watch those backpacks for fun family activities in November!


                                                                                                Betty Stephens




Tiger Pride’s Lights on Afterschool/Red Ribbon Kick-Off event was a success!  The Jackson Weightlifting Club was exciting.  Delicious pot pies were created.  The game “Yan Kaloba” was a hit and “Mad Science” was crazy cool!  Thank you to all of you who took time to be here with your families and for all those who helped make the event possible!


Please remember that there will be no Tiger Pride following the early dismissal on November 26 for Thanksgiving break.  This will allow families and staff extra time to travel safely before the holiday. 

                                                                                                Wendy Kerby





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 a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


November 3-7

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Nachos, lettuce, carrot sticks, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Scone, fruit/BBQ pork on bun, fries, baked beans, fruit, cookie, milk

Thursday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Chicken fajita, rice, fruit, brownie, milk

Friday: Apple strudel/Stuffed crust pizza, corn, fruit, jello, no bake cookie, milk


November 10-14

Monday: Donut, fruit/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, cottage cheese, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, cake, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, fruit, cinnamon roll, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, fruit, apple crisp, milk

Friday: Pop tart, fruit/Pepperoni stromboli, broasted potatoes, cooked carrots, fruit, ice cream, milk


November 17-21

Monday: Long john, fruit/Spaghetti, vegetable, cottage cheese, fruit, cherry delight, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, egg & cheese biscuit/Hot ham sandwich, chips, vegetable, fruit, cookie, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Grilled cheese, soup, fruit, jello, Oreo® pudding, milk

Thursday: Egg omelet, bacon, toast/Turkey roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Chicken patty, macaroni & cheese, cooked carrots, fruit, peanut butter bar, milk


November 24-28

Monday: Cereal, toast, fruit/Ham & cheese stromboli, broasted potatoes, peas, fruit, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Sausage, toast/Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, peaches, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Pizza, corn, fruit, jello, ice cream, milk

Thursday:  No School

Friday: No School 




Jackie Church for donating her time to clean up our flower gardens.


Brett, Wendy, Abigail, and Sam Kerby for their donation of several books from the Dragon Slayer’s Academy series

Jeremy Haupt for his donation of The Colorado Kid




A committee has been formed to explore fundraising and grant opportunities for a new playground.  The committee meets the last Friday of the month in the PAT room at 7:45 a.m.  Parents are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact Toni Tuggle ext. 33 or Lisa Fisher ext. 22 at 323-5272.





















































1 All-District Choir Auditions at Moberly—There  TBA

3 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

3 JH Basketball w/ Macon County—There 6:00 p.m.

4 JH Basketball w/ Novinger—Here 5:15 p.m.  Two quarters of B girls and B boys will be played.

5 Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Meetings—Here 3:00-5:00 p.m.

6 JH Basketball w/ Linn County—There 6:00 p.m.

7 Fall Dance—Here 8:00-11:00 p.m.

8 District Band Auditions at Moberly—There TBA

10-14 Atlanta Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

10 Picture Retakes—Here 8:00 a.m.

10 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

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

14 Adair County Public Librarian to Visit K-3—Here 1:00-3:00 p.m.

17 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

18 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

18 TSU Foreign Language Festival—There 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

18 7th/8th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00 p.m.  Free admission with donation of a canned food item.

19-21 Book Fair—Here TBA

19 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

19 Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Meetings—Here 3:00-5:00 p.m.

21 Reading Week Celebration—Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; Lincoln Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

24 Busy Bees—Here 8:30-11:00 a.m.

26 Early Dismissal—12:45  p.m.

27-28 No School—Thanksgiving Vacation




Do you have an old instrument collecting dust on your closet shelf or in your basement or attic?  We have students who can make them sound great!  Donate your unused instrument to the Brashear Band Program. See Mr. Jeremy Haupt at the school or call him at 323-5272 ext. 40.




·        Yearbook sales drive will begin on November 1st, 2008.  The price of the yearbooks will be the same as last year.  Yearbooks bought between November 1st and January 31st will cost $45.  During the month of February, the yearbooks will cost $55.  All yearbooks purchased after February 29 will cost $60.  Please buy them as soon as possible.  You may purchase them from Renee in the superintendent’s office.  Please remember to hold on to your receipt.  Additionally, you may choose to purchase an individualized nametag for an extra $5. 


·        Also, the yearbook class is offering the opportunity for family members to purchase space in the yearbook for $35 per 1/8 of a page in order to communicate a special message to their loved one.  Attention senior parents:  This would be a wonderful opportunity to specialize your child’s last BHS yearbook.  You may design the space or you can have the yearbook staff create one for you.


·        If you would like to purchase an 1/8 page ($35), 1/2 ($125), or full page ($250) ad for a business, please contact the yearbook staff at BHS or for more information.


·        Lastly, if any students, faculty, staff, or community members have any quality pictures that might be worthy of being included in the yearbook, please bring them by the school or email them to me as a .jpeg or .gif file.


Thanks for your help and support in order to create a quality yearbook.


Matt Copeland, Yearbook Sponsor


I, ____________________, would like to purchase 1    2    3 yearbook(s).  _________


Would you like to purchase a nametag for the yearbook for $5 more?    Y        N  ____


Would you like to purchase yearbook space in order to leave a special message?  Y     N


Special Message/Design:


                                                                                                Total Cost:_______________


Please detach and return with money to Renee Reeves in the superintendent’s office





Our softball and baseball teams recently completed their fall seasons.  The girls finished the season with 14 wins and 5 losses.  They finished second in conference with a record of 7-1.  The boys also finished second in conference with a record of 7-1 and an overall record of 8-2.  Cierra Hines, Abby McKim, Matt Thomas, Cody Snelling, and Ryan Ferdig were selected to the All-Conference 1st Team.  Macy Rogers and Kiley Watson were selected to the All-Conference 2nd Team and Katie Watson and Hayden Coin were selected for the Honorable Mention Team.  Abby McKim and Cierra Hines were also selected to the All-District Team.  Abby McKim received additional honors on the All-Region team.


Congratulations to the following students for representing our school in the 2008-09 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour on Monday, October 27:  Katie Stewart, Stephanie Linhart, Amanda Horton, Nichole Wagster, Lilly Tonkinson, and Tiffany Rigdon.  They joined other students from eight schools that performed on tour at LaPlata, Novinger, and Green City.


Congratulations to the Brashear Marching Tigers for winning 1st place at the Mizzou Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 25.  We are proud of you! 


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