OCTOBER 1, 2014                                                        Brashear, Missouri



The elementary school will be celebrating National School Lunch week October 13-17.  Plan on eating with your favorite Brashear Elementary student(s) during this week.  An adult lunch costs $3.05.


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     11:05-11:30

                        4th Grade          12:17-12:42

  Tuesday          1st Grade          11:00-11:25

                        5th Grade          12:19-12:44

  Wednesday     2nd Grade         11:10-11:35

  Thursday        3rd Grade         10:55-11:20

  Friday 6th Grade          12:21-12:46


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 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 23rd for parent teacher conferences.  Conferences are scheduled from 1:30 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 24, 2014.




The Brashear Elementary Student Council will be collecting Box Tops again this year.  Last October, we sent in a collection of Box Tops worth $790.  In February, we sent in another collection worth $413.  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.


“October’s       Party"


October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,

And every thing was grand;

Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band....
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky....
            ~George Cooper




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.




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.




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 MobyMax; 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




Students in grades 9-12 that have not signed an agreement for the A+ Schools Program are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.  The student will need to see Mrs. Reeves in the Learning Center for an agreement which needs to be signed by the student and their parent(s). A brochure explaining the guidelines of the program will be given to the student with the agreement.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you might have at or 660.323.5272 ext. 15.




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 1-3

Wednesday: Cereal, breakfast bar, fruit, toast/Chicken wrap, chips & cheese, vegetable, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Breakfast wrap/Ribs, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, pumpkin bar, milk

Friday: French toast sticks, syrup/Chili cheese dog, fries, vegetable, applesauce, Oreo pudding, milk


October 6-10

Monday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin, fruit/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Wednesday: Cheese omelet, toast/Baked potato bar, corn bread, brown beans, pineapple, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Cinnamon roll, fruit/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, strawberries, white cake, milk

Friday: Flat bread/Walking taco, lettuce, refried beans, applesauce, cookie, milk


October  13-17

National School Lunch Week

Monday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Tater tot casserole, lettuce, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Biscuit, egg, sausage & cheese/Chicken fajita, rice, lettuce, pineapple, brownie, milk

Wednesday: French toast sticks, syrup/Hamburger, party potatoes, green beans, pears, cheesecake, milk

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, broccoli, peaches, cake, milk

Friday: Donut, fruit, breakfast bar/Pizza, lettuce, corn, applesauce, ice cream, milk


October 20-24

Monday: Breakfast pizza/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, vegetable, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Biscuits & gravy/Chicken patty, fries, vegetable, pineapple, banana bread, milk

Thursday: Long john, breakfast bar, fruit/Nachos, lettuce, carrot sticks, peaches, chocolate cake, milk

Friday: No School


October 27-31

Monday: Cheese omelet, toast/Tacos, lettuce, refried beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Flat bread/Grilled cheese, soup, carrots, strawberries, white cake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast wrap/Spaghetti, bread stick, cottage cheese, peas, peaches, brownie, milk

Thursday: Biscuit, egg, sausage & cheese/Pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, pineapple, cherry bars,  milk

Friday: Breakfast bites, syrup/Hot pocket, tater tots, broccoli & cheese, applesauce, banana bread, milk




Veteran’s Day will soon be here and the district is in need of your help.  Please call the school at 323-5272 or send a note with a Brashear student listing the name, branch of military, and years of service for all family and friends that you know who have served or are currently serving our country.  More details regarding our celebration will be available in the November newsletter.














































1 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

2 V/JV Softball w/ Green  City—There 5:00 p.m.

3 Group Picture Day (Marching Band, JH Basketball, JH Cheerleaders, Student Council, FBLA, & Art Club)

6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

6 SB/BB w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

8 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15    a.m.

8 Lunch w/ Principal K-1

8-11 District Softball Tourney at Knox County—There TBA

9 Lunch w/ Principal 2-3

10 Lunch w/ Principal 4-6

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

13-17 National School Lunch Week

13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

13 FBLA Murder Mystery—Here TBA

14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15  a.m.

14 Hannibal Band Day—There TBA

14 After Prom Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

15 Missouri Day

15 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

15 11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT (Optional)

16-17 Green City Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

16 FBLA Field Trip to CMU—There 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

17 First Quarter Ends

17 Early Dismissal—Teacher In-service—1:15 p.m.

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

20 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15     a.m.

20 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour—Green City 9:00 a.m.; Novinger 10:30 a.m.; Brashear 1:30 p.m.

20 JH Basketball w/ Atlanta—Here 6:00 p.m.

21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15     a.m.

22 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15     p.m.

22 Busy Bees Fall Activity Night—Here 6:00 p.m.

23 12th Grade Work Keys Assessment

23 Early Dismissal—Parent/Teacher Conferences—1:15 p.m.

24 No School

24 NE District Student Council Meeting—There TBA

24 JH Basketball w/ Green City—There 6:00 p.m.

25 MU Homecoming Parade—There

27-31 Red Ribbon Week

27 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15     a.m.

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

27 JH Basketball w/ LaPlata—Here 6:00 p.m.

28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15     a.m.

28 JH Basketball w/ Bevier—Here 6:00 p.m.

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

30 JH Basketball w/ Bucklin-Macon County—There 6:00 p.m.

Games will be played at Bucklin.

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


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