OCTOBER 1, 2015                                                        Brashear, Missouri


The elementary school will be celebrating National School Lunch week October 12-16.  Plan on eating with your favorite Brashear Elementary student(s) during this week.  An adult lunch costs $3.10.

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   10:59-11:21

        4th Grade              12:17-12:42

Tuesday        1st Grade              10:57-11:19

        5th Grade              12:19-12:44

Wednesday    2nd Grade             11:00-11:22

Thursday       3rd Grade              10:55-11:17

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.



The Brashear Elementary Student Council will be collecting Box Tops again this year. Last October, we sent in a collection of Box Tops worth $523. In February, we sent in another collection worth $333. 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.



School will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 22nd 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 23, 2015.



Busy Bees met for the first time on Monday, August 24.  Busy Bees is a preschool program for children in our district ages 3-5 years old.  Busy Bees will meet this year on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:15-11:15 a.m. in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) classroom.  If you would like more information about our preschool program, please call Mrs. Chelsea Coe at 323-5272 ext. 33 or e-mail



Breakfast each day  includes milk and juice. Students may choose cereal instead of the breakfast item offered. The following items are offered daily for students to choose from in lieu of the lunch entrée: yogurt or a WOWBUTTER® (peanut butter replacement) and jelly sandwich.


October  1-2

Thursday: Cereal, breakfast bar, oatmeal, fruit, toast/Tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Breakfast bites,    syrup/Garlic pizza bread, ravioli, corn, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk


October 5-9

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

Tuesday: Pancake, sausage, syrup/Nacho pie or sloppy joe, lettuce, vegetable, fruit, pudding, milk

Wednesday: Cinnamon roll, Go-Gurt®, fruit/Beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: Cheese omelet, toast/Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, fruit, banana bread, milk

Friday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Pizza, chips & cheese, corn, applesauce, cookie, milk


October 12-16

National School Lunch Week

Monday: French toast sticks, syrup/Walking taco, refried beans, lettuce, mandarin     oranges, cookie

Tuesday: Bagel, muffin,     yogurt, fruit/Chicken wrap, noodles, broccoli, pineapple, cheesecake, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Tater tot casserole, cottage cheese, vegetable, fruit, rice krispie treat, milk

Thursday: Bacon and egg breakfast wrap/Chicken fajita, rice, lettuce, strawberries, cake, milk

Friday: Long john, Go-Gurt®, fruit/Hamburger, cheesy potatoes, green beans, apple-sauce, pudding, milk


October 19-23

Monday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, cheese/Chicken patty, mashed potatoes, vegetable, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast bites, syrup, fruit/Baked potato bar, corn bread, brown beans, pears, pumpkin bar, milk

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast/Hot pocket, fries, corn, pineapple,    banana bread, milk

Thursday: Biscuits & gravy/Pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, peaches, brownie, milk

Friday: No School


October 26-30

Monday: Pancake, syrup, sausage/Grilled cheese, soup, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk

Tuesday: Donut, yogurt, fruit/Spaghetti, bread sticks, cottage cheese, peas, peaches, brownie, milk

Wednesday: Cheese omelet, toast/Sub sandwich, chips & cheese, broccoli, strawberries, cake, milk

Thursday: French toast sticks, syrup/Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, pudding, milk

Friday: Waffle, syrup, sausage links/Nachos, corn, lettuce, applesauce, rice krispie treat, milk



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 is  available in the district office for public viewing during business hours.



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.



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.



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.



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, and 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, mental retardation/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 an 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 during regular school hours on days school is in session in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.



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 homeless      ness.

    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 partici     pate 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 CoordinatorAdair County R-II School 205 West Dewey StreetBrashear, MO 63533 Telephone (660) 323-5272 ext. 10



Glow Worms Family Story Time will be every Tuesday evening from 6:00-6:30 p.m. for families with PreK thru 2nd grade students.

Crafternoons” is a new afterschool maker program for students in grades 1-6. October’s project will focus on Denise Flemming and paper pulp paintings. It will be held Thursday, October 8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lego Junior Maker Club for all grades, will meet Thursday, October 15 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Steamology 101: Operation Egg Drop is an afterschool maker program for Teens and Tweens, grades 5 and up, on Thursday, October 29 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The objective of this event is to design and construct a container to keep an egg from breaking when dropped on the library driveway.



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



The Brashear Elementary is in need of nut-free prepackaged snacks for the Birthday Pantry.  Some snacks that seem to be a hit are cookies, fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, rice krispie treats, chip bags, etc. You can leave the snacks at the office or send them with your child labeled “Birthday Pantry”.



Veterans Day will soon be here and the district is in need of your help.  Please 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.






Lacey Fisher—CA

Ashton Ray—CA

Deyton White—CA

Rhett Whitlow—CA/MA

Andrew Delaney—CA/MA

Landon Fisher—CA/MA

Aden Shahan—CA/MA

Reagan Shumaker—CA

Avery Zentz—CA/MA

Rudy Borntrager—SC

Abilene Hartwig—MA/SC

Brandon Jochimsen—CA/MA/SC

Callie Althide—CA

Trace Gottman—MA

Hannah Grissom—CA/MA

Garrett Housman—MA

Tanna Garlock—CA/MA

John Gerhold—CA

Justin McHenry—MA

Sebastian Melendez—CA

Noah Reeves—MA

Levi Blankenship—CA

Wyatt Potter—CA

Aden Zentz—CA/SC

Leah Grissom—Alg I

Celia Kincaid—Alg.I

Morgan Magruder—Alg I

Megan McHenry—LA I/Alg I/AH

Devin Morrison—AH

Hannah Reeves—Alg I

Nathaniel Stewart—Alg I/AH

Zane Sykes—AH

Jacob Bleything—Geom

Saydie Potter—Geom

Breann Turner—LA II




Carson Erwin—CA/MA

Lacey Fisher—MA

Gunner Lonberger—MA

Clancy Noe—MA

Ashton Ray—MA

Jack Reeves—CA/MA

Deyton White—MA

Alex Houghton—CA

Lucas Keller—CA/MA

Jeryn Smith—CA

Aiden Withrow—CA/MA

Abilene Hartwig—MA

Connor Melendez—MA/SC

Peyton Osborn—CA/MA/SC

Sierra Snyder—CA/MA

Kynleigh White—MA

Callie Althide—MA

Garrett Housman—CA

Madison Taylor—CA

Makenna Vorkink—CA

Averi Acton—CA/MA

Quin Allen—CA

John Gerhold—MA

Noah Hall—CA

Alexa Higgins—CA

Justin McHenry—CA

Kelsey Platz—CA

Austin Ray—CA/MA

Fisher Reese—CA/MA

Noah Reeves—CA

Wyatt Reeves—CA

Levi Blankenship—SC

Lane Kirkham—MA

Eliza Magruder—CA

Wyatt Potter—CA

Makenzie Sizemore—CA

Aden Zentz—CA

Ty Gottman—Alg I/AH

Leah Grissom—LA I

Shalia Kennison—LA I

Celia Kincaid—LA I/Ph SC/AH

Morgan Magruder—LA I/Ph SC/AH

Megan McHenry—Ph SC

Harli Mihalevich—LA I/Alg I

Devin Morrison—LA I

Travis Nilson—LA I/AH

Lauren Platz—LA I

Hannah Reeves—LA I/Ph SC/AH

Nathaniel Stewart—Ph SC

Zane Sykes—LA I/Ph SC

Colt Acton—LA II/Geom

Jacob Bleything—LA II/Bio

Caitlee Hall—Bio

Brianne Hart—LA II/Geom/Bio

Hailey Lawrence—LA II/Geom/Bio

Kacie Mihalovich—LA II/Geom/Bio

Mechelia Potter—LA II

Saydie Potter—LA II/Bio

Jacklyn Sidenstricker—LA II/Bio

Breann Turner—Geom/Bio

Robbyn Wagster—LA II/Alg I

Tyler Watson—Alg I

Skylar Housman—Alg II

Abigail Kerby—Alg II

Dillon Klingsmith—Govt

Rebecca Story—Geom/Govt














































2 SB/BB w/ Novinger—Here 5:00 p.m.

3 Ottumwa Oktoberfest Parade—There 10:00 a.m.

5 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

6 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

7 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

12 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

13 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

13 Lunch w/ Principal K,2

13 Hannibal Band Day—There TBA

14 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

14 Lunch w/ Principal 1,3

14 11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT (optional)

15 Lunch w/ Principal 4-6

15-16 Green City Junior High Basketball Tournament—There TBA

16 1st Quarter Ends

16 Early Dismissal-Teacher Inservice—1:15 p.m.

17 Trenton Band Day—There 8:00 a.m.

18 Tri-County Conference Choir Rehearsal at Bucklin—There 1:00-4:00 p.m.

19 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

19 Tri-County Conference Choir Tour—Bucklin 9:00 a.m.; Meadville 10:30 a.m.; Linn County 1:30 p.m.

19 JH Basketball w/ Atlanta—There  5:30 p.m. (Girls B Quarters)

20  Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

21 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

21 FBLA Murder Mystery—Here  6:00 p.m.

21 PAT Fall Night—Here 5:30 p.m.

21 Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.

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

23 No School

23 JH Basketball w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m. (Girls/Boys B Quarters)

24 Culver-Stockton College Homecoming Parade at Canton—There TBA

26-30 Red Ribbon Week

26 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

26 JH Basketball w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m. (Girls/Boys B Quarters)

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

27 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

27 JH Basketball w/ Bevier—There 5:00 p.m. (Girls/Boys B Quarters)

28 Busy Bees—Here 8:15-11:15 a.m.

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

29 JH Basketball w/ Bucklin-Macon County—Here 6:00 p.m.

30 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 8:15 a.m.

30 NE District Student Council Meeting—There TBA

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


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