NOVEMBER 1, 2011     Brashear, Missouri



We are excited to celebrate this year's Reading Week November 7-11.   Students will be challenged to read every evening to set reading goals and read each evening to earn carnival tickets.


And, yes, they may 'spend' them at our Reading Carnival for games and prizes on Monday evening, November 14, along with our Scholastic Book Fair.   Your family won't want to miss the fun!  Watch for the flyer coming soon to a kid near you.   




On October 7th, the Brashear Parent Teacher Club held their first playground fundraiser, a Family Fun Trivia Tournament.  Teams competed for bragging rights while pondering such categories as reading, math, lunch, and recess and raised $170 for the playground.  The team K3M2+T comprised of Kevin Terry, Jeff McHenry, Megan McHenry, Jason Kincaid, Celia Kincaid and Carol  Kincaid barely edged out the Fighting Squid, a team comprised of James and Daisy Rearick, Tammy Whitlow and Quin Allen.  A fun evening was had by all participants.  Another tournament is planned for some time in the spring. Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of the event: Backroads Bar and Grill, Willowbend, Joyce's Styling Hut, Accessories by Emily, Renee Reeves &  family, Becky Reeves & family, Peggy Gerhold, Sara Houghton, Memphis Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Colton's, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Hy-Vee, WalMart, Subway and Pepsi Cola.


PTC would also like to thank the following for their donations to the Playground Fund:

Sydenstricker Farm & Lawn, Inc.—Silver

Mike and Sara Erwin & family—Bronze

Laverne Gerhold Family—Friend

Tom and Jane Story—Friend

Supreme Body Shop—Friend

Frank and Vicki Collop—Friend

Brashear Oil Company

Michael W. Mulford, Attorney-At-Law




Elementary Reading Week is approaching.  We will celebrate the week with a Reading Carnival on Monday evening, November 14.  We are looking for some prizes.  If you have a "White Elephant"  item you no longer need or use, we would be happy to add it to our prize collection for some of the games.  You may send it to Mrs. Stephen's room.  Thank you!




On Saturday, November 26th, the Brashear After Prom will be sponsoring alumni basketball games beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Please pre-register your team by November 18th.  The cost is $5 per player.  Teams must be  all male or all female.  You may send your team name, players names and fees to Lori Housman, 23319 Clemson Way, Brashear MO 63533.


The community is welcome to attend.  Admission costs will be $2 for adults and $1 for students.  Concessions, including soup and desserts, will be available.  Your support of Brashear After Prom will be greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lori at 660.341.8060.




Breakfast each day includes milk and juice.  Students may also choose cereal instead of the breakfast item offered.  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 1-4

Tuesday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Hot pocket, tater tots, peas, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Sausage, toast/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, green beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast burrito/ Nacho pie, lettuce, vegetable, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Bagel or muffin/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, mixed vegetables, applesauce, Oreo® pudding, milk


November 7-11

Monday: Long john, fruit/Corn dog, fries, lima beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast casserole, toast/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken fajitas, rice, vegetables, pineapple, peanut butter bar, milk

Thursday: Biscuit, sausage, egg, & cheese/Tater tot casserole, lettuce, vegetable, applesauce, no bake cookie, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, ice cream, milk


November 14-18

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, peas, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Pancakes, syrup, sausage links/Grilled cheese, soup, chips, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Spaghetti, lima beans, peaches, cottage cheese, brownie, milk

Thursday: Bagel or muffin/Hot ham & cheese, chips, green beans, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit/Pizza, corn, applesauce, jello, ice cream, milk


November 21-25

Monday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Cinnamon roll/Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Hot dog, chips, carrot sticks, applesauce, cookie, milk

Thursday:  No School

Friday: No School


November 28-30

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Lasagna bake, garlic toast, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cottage cheese, cookie, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Nachos, lettuce, peas, pears, banana bread, milk














































Schedule of Events

ü 1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 1 JH Basketball w/ Novinger—There 5:30 p.m. Two quarters of B girls will be played.

ü 3 JH Basketball w/ Linn County—Here 5:00 p.m. Two quarters of B girls and B boys will be played.

ü 5 All-District Choir Rehearsal/Performance at Moberly—There TBA

ü 7-11 Reading Week

ü7-12 Atlanta Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

ü 7 Picture Retakes—Here 8:15 a.m.

ü 7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 14 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 14 Reading Week Celebration/Carnival/Book Fair—Here 5:30 p.m.

ü 15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü15 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü 15 7th/8th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü 16 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü 18 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service 1:03 p.m.

ü 21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 23 Early Dismissal—1:03    p.m.

ü 24-25 No School—Thanksgiving Vacation

ü 26 Brashear After Prom 5-on-5 Alumni Basketball Games—Here 2:00 p.m.

ü 28-Dec. 3 Novinger Tournament—There TBA

ü 28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 29 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 30 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 2:45 p.m.




Congratulations to our Lady Tigers Softball team and Coach Schneider on a GREAT season!  We are all very proud of you.


It is a technological world…mp3 players, iPods, iPads, cell phones, internet, etc.  How savvy are you???  It is vital that we all take part in helping our students and children become aware not only of the possibilities of this “new world of technology” but also the dangers.   We are able to “skype”, instant message, tweet, and FaceTime in less time than it takes to dial a telephone.  (If you don’t know what those are…ask your children!)  With the ability to connect instantly and endlessly, the need for positive parental involvement has never been more important.  Don’t give up your right as parents to be involved with your children (they will call it being nosey).  It’s our job to protect them…even when they announce loudly that “none of my friends’ parents ever check …phone, text, Facebook page, twitter account, social networks…”  My response…”WHATEVER!”  We have all been at the point when we thought our parents didn’t know a thing!  But we have all thought back and said “I wish I would have listened to mom and dad,” or “Mom was right!”


What is that saying…when kids are little, their parents are their heroes, when kids are teenagers, their parents don’t know a thing, but once they become parents themselves, they realize that being a parent is the toughest job there is…but also the BEST!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.


Shelly Shipman




·        Tuesday, November 8

      Members of the Society of Collegiate Scholars will present a Family Literacy Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Members will give one-on-one attention to beginning readers and share strategies with families to improve reading skills.  Although the focus will be on K-2nd grades, any child who needs encouragement is welcome to attend.

·        Saturday, November 12                                            

      Celebrate National Gaming Day by playing in the Mario Kart Wii Tournament from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

·        Thursday, November 17

      Phi Sigma Pi presents THE BUS STOPS HERE, an after school program featuring stories and crafts from 4:00-5:00 p.m.




Our softball and baseball teams recently completed their fall seasons.  The girls were conference champions with a record of 8-0 and an overall record of 19-7.  They were also the Class 1, District 11 tournament champions.  The boys finished the season with a conference record of 3-5 and an overall record of 3-6.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included Cierra Hines-MVP, Meredith Thomas and Hayden Housman—First Team; Kristen Love, Shelby Salter, and Nick Thomas—Second Team; and Heath Schneider—Softball Coach of the Year.  Cierra Hines, Kristen Love, Shelby Salter, and Meredith Thomas were selected to the All-District 11 Team.  All-Region selections included Cierra Hines and Meredith Thomas—First Team and Shelby Salter—Second Team.  Cierra Hines was also recognized by KIRX as one of their players of the week in October.


Congratulations to the following students for representing our school in the 2011 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour on Monday, October 17:  Rose Cloud, Alli Garrett, Christopher Longano, Blake Pflum, and Gabe Thomas.  They joined other students from eight schools that performed on tour at Green City, Novinger, and Brashear.


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