OCTOBER 1, 2013                                                        Brashear, Missouri



The elementary school will be celebrating National School Lunch week October 14-18.  Plan on eating with your favorite Brashear Elementary student(s) during this week.  An adult lunch costs $2.95.


Please let us know the day before you are eating by sending a note with your child or giving us a call.  The schedule is as follows:


  Monday               Kindergarten         12:11-12:36

                                4th Grade               11:05-11:30

  Tuesday              1st Grade               12:10-12:35

                                5th Grade               11:00-11:25

  Wednesday        2nd Grade              12:09-12:34

  Thursday             3rd Grade               12:08-12:33

  Friday                   6th Grade               10:55-11:20


We are asking that you do not bring younger siblings, as they will have a hard time with the lunch schedule and procedures.  We are also asking that only one guest accompany your child  for that day. 




School will be dismissed at 1:03 p.m. on Thursday, October 24th for parent teacher conferences.  Conferences are scheduled from 1:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you have not already done so, please contact the school to schedule an appointment for your child(ren).  You will be able to pick up first quarter grade cards at the time of your conference.


Please note that we will not have school on Friday, October 25, 2013.




The Brashear Elementary Student Council will be collecting Box Tops again this year.  Last October, we sent in a collection of Box Tops worth $669.  In February, we sent in another collection worth $448.  Every Box Top you collect is worth $.10.  Thank you for taking the time to clip Box Tops, the money we receive really does help the 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.




Community Education classes are available at the

Kirksville Area Technical Center. 


Computer Classes

10/15       Gmail & Google Drive

10/17       Google Docs/Drawing

10/22       Google Spreadsheets/Forms

10/24       Google Websites

10/29       Web 2.0 Tools

11/5         Facebook 101


Personal Enrichment

10/2 & 10/3             ACT Preparation Seminar

                                Enroll at

10/3         Beginning Guitar (Thursdays thru 11/7)

10/6         Couples Country Dancing (Friday nights from October 2013 through April 2014)

11/5         Estate Planning

10/7         Cooking Basics—Party Foods

10/14       Cooking Basics—Smart Cooking

10/21       Cooking Basics—Healthy Eating

10/28       Cooking Basics—Nutritious Kid-Friendly Meals



10/3-12/5 Office Procedures (Thursdays)

10/16-12/4       Intro to Automotive Technology   (Wednesdays)


Health Careers

10/16       Paramedic (Mondays & Wednesdays)


Food Safety

10/10       ServSafe (Also meets 10/15, 10/17 & 10/22)

10/29       Basic Food Sanitation

11/19       Basic Food Sanitation

12/17       Basic Food Sanitation



Take online courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient for you.  They offer the following online learning options.


For complete class descriptions and to enroll: or call 660.665.2865.




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, KHQA television, WGEM television, KIRX radio, KTUF radio, KRXL radio, KLTE radio, KRES radio of Moberly, KMEM radio of Memphis, and KZBK radio of Brookfield.  These stations will present dismissal information as soon as decisions have been made.  Please do not call the school.




The district must ensure that students and/or their guardians are informed about asbestos inspections, reinspections, surveillance, response actions and post-response action activities at least once a year.


The most recent Asbestos Reinspection will be available in the district office for public viewing during business hours.




Brashear Elementary is a Schoolwide Title I School.  This designation means that all of the students in the elementary are eligible to benefit from the services provided through this program.  Such services include: individual and small group instruction in reading, math, and/or science; programs purchased with Title I funds, such as Reading Eggs and Study Island; and tutoring for those eligible students.  These programs and services are available to ALL students in the elementary because of that designation.


In the beginning of the year packet, a parent information sheet was included.  On that sheet, you may have noticed Title I as being marked for your child(ren).  All students, K-6, were marked as Title I students because of our Schoolwide designation, not necessarily because they are receiving individual or small group instruction in the Title I Reading Room.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Shipman at 660.323.5272 or email at




Our new Earth Friendly Outdoor Classroom/Playground is underway!!  If you haven’t heard, we did receive a DNR grant through the Region C, Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District.  Our equipment and structures have been ordered.  The old playground structure has been removed, fence taken down, and we are waiting patiently (well…the kids are anxiously waiting!) for the new equipment to arrive.  Thank you to everyone who has helped with this project!  A special thanks to Billie Hettinger, Larry Childress, Bruce Hamlin, Lonnie Salter, and Ron Parrish for helping with the removal of the old equipment.  


Once the new equipment arrives and is installed, we will have a special ceremony for everyone to attend!  Thanks again to everyone for their help with this project!




Ricky and Denise Brown and

the family of Nellie McCoy

for their donations to the library.


Todd and Traci Hill & family

for their donation to the scholarship fund

in memory of Velma Aldridge.


Brashear Community Bible Church

for donating the offerings from Vacation Bible School to the playground fund.




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 lunch entrée: yogurt or a WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


October 1-4

Tuesday: Pancake, syrup/Tater tot casserole, roll, cooked carrots, banana or peaches, milk

Wednesday: Warm pretzel/Baked potato bar, chili, diced turkey, pinto beans, cheeses, broccoli, strawberries, milk

Thursday: Turkey sausage, cheese, biscuit/Hamburger, sweet potato fries, lettuce salad, apple slices, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Scrambled eggs, toast/Grilled cheese, soup, nacho cheese tortilla chips, pineapple, milk


October 7-11

National School Lunch Week

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken nuggets, roll, lettuce salad, sweet potatoes, carrots, mandarin oranges, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, sryup/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, peas, carrots, pineapple, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Chicken fajita, lettuce, pinto beans, green peppers, onions, milk

Thursday: Breakfast wrap/Mr. Ribb, bread, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, peaches, milk

Friday: Egg, biscuit/Sub sandwich, romaine lettuce, carrots, applesauce, milk


October 14-18

Monday: Cereal, bagel/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, milk

Tuesday: Cinnamon roll, fresh fruit/Hot ham & cheese, soup, carrots, nacho cheese tortilla chips, banana or banana bread, milk

Wednesday: Cheese omelet, toast/Roast turkey, roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, milk

Thursday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Nachos, lettuce, butter beans, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: Cereal, pop tarts/Corn dog, sweet potato fries, broccoli, mixed fruit, milk


October 21-25

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Nacho pie w/ bun or chips, lettuce salad, corn, mandarin oranges, milk

Tuesday: French toast sticks, sryup/Tater tot casserole, roll, green beans, apple slices, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Beef stew, corn bread, pinto beans, peaches, sugar cookie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast wrap/Pizza, lettuce salad, broccoli & cauliflower, peaches, white cake, milk

Friday: No School


October 28-31

Monday: Cereal, honey bun/Cheeseburger mac, roll, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, pears, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken wrap, lettuce salad, rice, beans, pumpkin bar, milk

Thursday: Cereal, blueberry muffin/Cheese pizza crunchers, marinara sauce, peas, apple slices, apple crisp, milk





October 1, 15, and 29

from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The entire family can hear classic stories read by ATSU students during “The Listening Hour”.  October will feature adventure tales.




If you are homeless and going to school, let the school know about it.  Being homeless and going to school would be hard for any child regardless of age or grade level.  Many things that you normally would not have worried about before become issues, such as transportation, space to do homework and school attendance.  Some families are afraid to let their child’s school know that they are in between places for fear of being judged or, even worse, being reported to DFS.


There are some things you should know about being homeless and going to public school:

·        There are laws that protect your child’s rights and your rights as a parent to be treated as any other participant of the Adair County R-II School.

·        The school district has a program to help homeless families with resources to help your child stay on track and can direct you to agencies that can help you during your period of homelessness.

·        It is your choice to let the school district know that you are homeless.

·        The school district, like any other agency that mandates reports, must have a reason to call DFS.  Homelessness, depending on the circumstances, is not grounds to make a DFS report.


Homeless students have the right to:

·        Be enrolled without a birth certificate, immunization record or other required documentation.

·        Attend the school that he/she attended before the family lost its home.

·        Be transferred to a school closer to where he/she is staying now.

·        Get assistance with free transportation to and from school.

·        Have access to materials such as books and supplies to ensure an equal opportunity to participate in school.

·        Receive any special services that he/she might need.  These services include:

                  1.         Special education

                  2.         Bilingual services

                  3.         Gifted and talented education services

                  4.         Free lunch and breakfast program

                  5.         Counseling services

                  6.         Before and after school programs

                  7.         Tutoring services                                                      

·        Attend school free of judgment.


Parents and guardians of homeless children have the right to:

·        Be involved in your child’s education.

·        Be notified of and involved in any decision that your child’s school makes regarding his or her social or academic career.

·        Request a Student Alert team meeting for your child and include people of support. These may be a social worker or counselor from an agency you are working with or someone that has tutored your child at an after school program.


For More Information Contact:

Shelly Shipman, Homeless Coordinator

Adair County R-II School

205 West Dewey Street

Brashear, MO 63533

Telephone (660) 323-5272 ext. 10




All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.


The Adair County R-II School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.  Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.


The Adair County R-II School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.


The Adair County R-II School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.  Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


The Adair County R-II School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).  This plan may be reviewed in the Superintendent’s office during regular school hours.


This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.














































1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

1 V/JV Softball at Marion County—There 5:00 p.m.

2 After Prom Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

3 SB/BB at Green City—There 5:00 p.m.

4 Grades 4-9 MAP Incentive Trip to Quincy

5 Central Methodist Band Day—There 9:00 a.m.

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

7 Group Picture Day (Elementary classes, Marching Band, JH Basketball & JH Cheerleaders)

7 V/JV Softball at Putnam County—There 5:00 p.m.

8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

8 Hannibal Band Day

9-12 District Softball Tournament at Memphis—There TBA

14-18 National School Lunch Week

14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15  a.m.

15 PAT/Busy Bees Fall Activity Night—Here 6:00 p.m.

16 Missouri Day

16 11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT (Optional)

17-18 Green City Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

18 First Quarter Ends

18 Early Dismissal—Teacher Inservice—1:03 p.m.

19 Truman State University Homecoming Parade—There 9:00 a.m.

20 Tri-County Conference Choir Rehearsal at LaPlata—There 1:00-5:00 p.m.

21-25 Red Ribbon Week

21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15  a.m.

21 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour—LaPlata 9:00 a.m.; Atlanta 10:30 a.m.; Bevier 1:15 p.m.

21 JH Basketball w/ Atlanta—There 6:00 p.m.

22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15  a.m.

22 Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off—Here 5:30 p.m.

23 10th Grade PLAN Test

24 Early Dismissal—Parent/Teacher Conferences—1:03     p.m.

25 No School

25 JH Basketball w/ Green City—Here 6:00 p.m.

28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15  a.m.

28 JH Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 6:00 p.m.

29 Busy Bees Halloween Party—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

29 JH Basketball w/ Bevier—There 6:00 p.m.

31 K-6 Halloween Parade at 2:00 p.m. and Parties from 2:15-2:55   p.m.


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