October 1, 2000 Brashear, Missouri


As the winter season approaches, we are reminding parents and students to listen to the local media stations to check on "early dismissals" and/or "no school" bulletins. This information will be given to KTVO television, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL radio, KRES radio of Moberly and KMEM radio of Memphis. These stations will present dismissal information as soon as decisions have been made.

Please do not call the school.


We have several 2000 yearbooks still available for sale. The cost is $26.00. If you would like to purchase one, please send a check with your child or stop by one of the high school offices.


Students enrolled in the Public Communications class under the direction of Kathy Erwin will be featured at the October 26 PTS meeting. Student performers include: Ashley Alexander, Amber Dailing, Rachel Deacon, Lacey Hale, Shelly Howard, Jackie Knowles, Trevor Mills, Trent Platz, Chelsie Potter, Meghan Salter, Kate Slavin, and Jesse Turner. The public is welcome to attend.


The Adair County Health Department will be at the school on Thursday, October 19th from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. to offer flu shots. Out of county residents will be charged a $10 fee.


We will be celebrating National School Lunch Week during the week of October 16th through the 20th. Please come and enjoy lunch with your child. If you can't come the day we have scheduled for your child's class please make arrangements to come in at a different time. An adult lunch will cost you $1.75. Adults may either eat a regular school lunch or a salad. Please send a note or call in and let us know which you would prefer.

October 16th - Kindergarten and First Grade

October 17th - Second and Third Grade

October 18th - Fourth Grade

October 19th - Fifth Grade

October 20th - Sixth Grade



This year we are holding individual class meetings to discuss various ideas, concepts, and concerns relating to individual grades. I will be contacting you about specifics at a later date. The following schedule will help you plan to make arrangements:

October 2nd - First Grade 6:30 p.m.

October 3rd - Third Grade 6:30 p.m.

October 9th - Kindergarten 6:30 p.m.

October 16th - Second Grade 6:30 p.m.

October 17th - Fourth Grade 6:30 p.m.

October 23rd - Fifth Grade 6:30 p.m.

Sixth Grade has already had their gab session. It went fantastic. I appreciate the big crowd. We have wonderful parents here at Brashear.

Miss DeRosear


Brashear Elementary is now Brashear Accelerated Elementary. What does that mean? Well, the Accelerated School is a process to better enable a district (in this case, our elementary) to focus on specific goals and work together to achieve these goals. The Accelerated School is comprised of three principles, Unity of Purpose, Empowerment with Responsibility, and Building on Strengths.

Unity of Purpose means everyone (parents, teachers, administrators, staff, community, school board, students, etc.) is working toward the same goal. It means having a vision and making sure the vision is always in mind when decisions are made.

Empowerment with Responsibility means everyone is responsible for making decisions and carrying out plans. This is where the committees, called Cadres, work on the established priorities set forth in the vision statement.

Building on Strengths is using all resources available, focusing on individual talents to help move the group toward the vision and goals. Again, this means everyone is needed because separate we might be weak but together we are strong!

Ann DeRosear, Anne Gramling, and Becky Thomas spent a week in training this past July for the Accelerated Schools Project. There will be additional information given about the governance structure at the P.T.S. meeting on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to help by agreeing to serve on a Cadre (committee). Please come and hear more about Brashear Accelerated School.


Pursuant to the requirements of state law 162.997-999-RSMo, the State Board of Education is required to appoint a surrogate parent as such time as it becomes evident that a child with a disability does not have a parent or a person acting as a parent to participate in matters dealing with the provision of special education. For purposes of surrogate parent appointment, "parent" is defined as a biological parent, a guardian, or a person acting as a parent of a child including, but not limited to, a grandparent, a step parent, or a foster parent with whom the child lives. The term does not include the State if the child is a ward of the State. The term does not include a person whose parental rights have been terminated.

The local school district is given the responsibility to determine when a child with a disability who requires special education and who resides in the District is without a parent. The District must notify the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the need to appoint a surrogate parent. Training for persons serving as surrogate parents will be provided by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the District.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a surrogate parent, more information can be obtained from the Districts' surrogate parent contact person - the person responsible for the District's special education program.



Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or fruit. New regulations mandate the main entree for the day must be placed on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).


Monday: Pancake/Juicy burger on bun*, tater rounds, carrots, apple crisp

Tuesday: Flapstick/Barbecued chicken*, green beans, hominy, fruit, brownies

Wednesday: Muffin/Garlic cheese bread*, corn, carrot sticks, fruit, cake

Thursday: NO SCHOOL



Monday: French toast/Spaghetti*, meat sauce, lettuce, carrots, fruit, brownies

Tuesday: Scrambled eggs/Turkey & dressing supreme*, green beans, fruit, cake

Wednesday: Donut/Beef taco pie*, corn, slaw, fruit, ice cream

Thursday: Biscuit & sausage/Chicken nuggets*, potato rounds, celery and carrot sticks, fruit cobbler

Friday: Breakfast bites/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, peas, fruit, jello


National School Lunch Week

Monday: Waffle/Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, fruit, cookie

Tuesday: Toast & jelly/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, peas, fruit, jello

Wednesday: Breakfast bites/Lasagna*, green beans, fruit, brownies

Thursday: Egg & cheese omelet/Stir fry chicken*, rice, lettuce, fruit cobbler

Friday: Muffin/Pizza*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake


Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken patty*, corn, beets, fruit, jello

Tuesday: Pancake/Ham*, potatoes, green beans, fruit, ice cream

Wednesday: Donut/Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, fruit, cake

Thursday: Scrambled eggs/Turkey*, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, fruit salad

Friday: Ham/Chili or turkey noodle soup*, crackers, celery and carrot sticks, cheese, fruit, cookie


Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Meatloaf*, green beans, hominy, fruit, brownies

Tuesday: French toast/Chicken chow mein*, chinese noodles, corn, fruit, cake


12*3* 45*6*7*
89*10* 11*12*13* 14*
1516*17* 1819*20* 21*
2223*24* 2526*27* 28

21st Grade Gab Session H6:30
33rd Grade Gab Session H6:30
5-6Quincy Conference - NO SCHOOL
5-7District Softball at North Shelby TTBA
7Marching Band to Ottumwa Oktoberfest Parade of Bands T10:00
9Busy BeesH 9-11:00
9JH Basketball w/ Novinger H6:00
9Kindergarten Gab Session H6:30
10Hannibal Band DayT 3:00/6:00
11Bus Count Day
12Red Cross Blood Drive H2-6:00
12-13Green City Tournament TTBA
13Student Council/NHS Drug Free Planning Day at Camp Jo-Ota
14Marching Band to MU Homecoming Parade T9:00
162nd Grade Gab Session H6:30
1711th Grade PSAT/NMSQT (optional)
17JH Basketball w/ LaPlata H6:00
174th Grade Gab Session H6:30
19JH Basketball w/ Green City T6:00
20Fall DanceH 8:30-11:30
21Marching Band to Truman State University Homecoming Parade T9:00
23Busy BeesH 9-11:00
23JH Basketball w/ Atlanta H6:00
235th Grade Gab Session H6:30
24JH Basketball w/ Bevier H6:00
26First Quarter Ends
26Elementary Carnival H5-7:00
26PTS Meeting - Book Fair/Public Communications Class Monologues H7:00
27JH Basketball w/ Bucklin T6:00
30JH Basketball w/ Macon County T6:00
31Halloween Costume Contest (K-6) H1:30
31K-6 Halloween Parties H2-3:00

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