NOVEMBER 1, 2012                                                  Brashear, Missouri



The theme this year is “Reading Road Trip” and will take place November 12-16.  The reading week kickoff will be on Monday, November 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The plan (weather permitting) is for the evening to be outside around the ball field.  Cookies, hot cider, and coffee will be served from the concession stand (free of charge naturally).


Look for more information and a reading packet to go home with your child(ren) on Friday,   November 9th.  Hope to see you here on November 12th!




The PTC met October 15, 2012 in the cafeteria with 6 members present.  The fundraisers were discussed.  The pasta sales earned us $577, Colton's Night brought us $323, and Hollister Incorporated donated $100 to our playground.  A grant may be a better option for our needs, space, and funds and is being checked into at this time.  There isn't a meeting scheduled for November.  Thank you to everyone for all of your support!




FBLA would like to extend a special thank you to the following people who donated supplies and/or prizes for the Halloween Carnival held on Saturday, October 13.


Mike and Sara Erwin

Charlene Fisher

Curtis and Tammy Gordon

Bill and Karen Leffler

Jeff McHenry

Jim and Renee Reeves

Gale and Rosalee Rusk

Roger and Dana Thompson


The weather didn’t provide the best evening to be out and about, but thanks to everyone who helped support the FBLA Carnival.  A good time was had by all!




The Incredible Years® Experience has come to Adair County!


Meet with other parents and learn about some exciting new resources and ways for increasing your child's social skills, self-confidence, and academic success while preventing behavior issues.


The Incredible Years® is a 12 week researched based program using group discussion, role playing, home activities, goal setting, problem solving and parent networking to help you strengthen your relationship with your child.


The next Incredible Years® session will begin in January and is FREE to residents of Adair County.  Meetings are held at the Kirksville Primary School and childcare is provided.


For more information regarding the Incredible Years® program, please contact Lynn Van Dolah, M.A., Program Coordinator at 660.216.7332 or  If you have any questions about the class, you can also contact Lisa Fisher.




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 WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


November 1-2

Thursday: Cereal, toast or Pop tarts/Hot pocket, tater tots, vegetable, pears, brownie, milk

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


November 5-9

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Hamburger, chips, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Sub sandwich, chips, chili or potato soup, apple slices, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Lasagna bake, cottage cheese, lima beans, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Bagel or Muffin/Corn dog, tater tots, corn, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk


November 12-16

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Beef stew, corn bread, peaches, cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast wrap/Mr. Ribb, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, pineapple, brownie, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, green beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Garlic cheese bread, ravioli, vegetable, applesauce, pudding, milk


November 19-23

Monday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Nachos, lettuce, lima beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Donut, yogurt/Hot dog, chips, carrot sticks, applesauce, ice cream, milk

Thursday:  No School

Friday: No School

November 26-30

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chicken fajita, rice, onions & green peppers, mandarin oranges, no bake cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuits & gravy/Grilled cheese, chili or chicken noodle soup,  carrot sticks, peaches, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese,  peas, pineapple, milk

Thursday: Biscuit, sausage, egg & cheese/Fish, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, apple slices, banana bread, milk




Need a babysitter so you can shop for the holidays?  The Junior class would like to invite you to bring your child(ren) for an afternoon of fun on Saturday, November 17th and/or Saturday, December 1st from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  There will be a dance/music room, game room, movie room, art room, and a snack will be provided.


Cost is $5 a child, $8 for two children, $10 for three children, or $15 for four children.  All children ages 0-12 are welcome.  Your help would be appreciated and any donations of supplies (food, art supplies, movies, etc.) are welcome.  Look for registration forms to come home with your child(ren) soon.














































ü 1 JH Basketball w/ Linn County—There 6:00 p.m.

ü 2 Fall Dance—Here 7:00-10:00 p.m.

ü 5 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 5-10 Atlanta Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

ü 6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 9 Sophomore Career Fair at KATC

ü 10 All-District Choir           Rehearsal/Performance    at Moberly—There TBA

ü 12-16 Reading Week

ü 12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 12 Lunch w/ the Principal K-1

ü 12 Reading Week Kickoff/Book Fair—Here 5:30-6:30 p.m.

ü 13 Picture Retakes—Here 8:15 a.m.

ü 13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü13 Lunch w/ the Principal 2-3

ü13 7th/8th Grade Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate—Here 6:00 p.m.

ü 14 Truman College Visit Day—There 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

ü 14 Lunch w/ the Principal 4-6

ü16 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service 1:03 p.m.

ü 17 Kids In, Parents Out!—Here 1:00-5:00 p.m.

ü 19 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 19 Varsity Basketball w/ Marion County—There 6:00 p.m.

ü 20 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 21 Early Dismissal—1:03    p.m.

ü 22-23 No School—Thanksgiving Vacation

ü 26-Dec. 1 Novinger Tournament—There TBA

ü 26 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

ü 27 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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




A BIG thanks goes to EVERYONE who has helped us with our playground project.  We wanted to give an update on our progress.  Currently, we have raised $11,025.  Thank you!!!!  That is AMAZING!!!  The PTC has been looking through catalogs and searching online for just the right pieces of equipment for our playground.  With the help of Mark Thompson and Angela Althide, we became aware of a Solid Waste Management Grant opportunity through the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission office in Memphis, MO.  This is a matching grant and would allow us to get "more" for our playground and our children.  The grant itself is centered on recycled materials and education on recycling to our students.  We will be applying for this grant once the grant cycle opens.


We want to make sure that we use our resources wisely and get the most playground possible for our children.  So, we do not want to rush into "buying", but do more planning in regards to selecting the best possible playground pieces for Brashear Elementary.  Our goal is still to break ground in the spring or summer of 2013 and have a new playground structure up and ready for use in the fall of 2013.


Again...a big THANKS to everyone!


Shelly Shipman




·        Alligators to Zebras—Animals at the Library

      There really won’t be animals roaming the library during the Primary Grades Literacy        Night, but kids can read about them!  Members of the National Society of Collegiate           Scholars will be on hand to provide one-on-one reading help to Kindergarten thru 3rd       grade students on Tuesday, November 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

·        Thanksgiving 101                                         

      A Thanksgiving program for kids, ages 2-12, with all the trimmings on Saturday,                November 10 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Members of SMSTA will provide an abundance of         activities.

·        Glow Worms Evening Story Time

      Preschoolers, ages 2-5, and their caregivers will meet on Tuesday, November 13 from     6:00-6:30 p.m. for a Mother Goose jammie time.

·        Exploring Physics

      TSU’s Women in Physics club will investigate the physics behind magnetism and falling   objects.  Students in grades K-6 will be able to experiment with magnets, parachutes,       and paper airplanes on Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.




Our softball and baseball teams recently completed their fall seasons.  The girls were co-conference champions with a record of 6-1 and an overall record of 13-9.  The boys finished the season with a conference record of 2-5.  Tri-County All-Conference selections included  Shelby Salter and Meredith Thomas—First Team; and Alexa Acton, Mandy Taylor, and Nick Bradshaw—Second Team.  Shelby Salter and Meredith Thomas were also selected to the All-District 9 Team. 


Congratulations to the following students for representing our school in the 2012 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour on Monday, October 15:  Willow Frazier, Alli Garrett, Cassy Graham, Brianne Hart, Celia Kincaid, Megan McHenry, and Kacie Mihalovich.  They joined other students from eight schools that performed on tour at New Cambria, Bucklin, and Linn County.


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