Clara Bolen Elementary

Clara Bolen Elementary

The Mission of Clara Bolen Elementary is to create a nurturing environment which maximizes each child's full potential while empowering each child to become an independent, responsible citizen.

In The Classroom

In The Classroom In The Classroom

Christmas Time in Fourth Grade

Christmas Time in Fourth Grade Christmas Time in Fourth Grade

Ice Safety Demonstration

Ice Safety Demonstration for our students presented by the U.S. Coast Guard

Ice Safety Demonstration Ice Safety Demonstration

Square Dancing

Square Dancing

Square Dancing Square Dancing

Kindergarten Pajama Day

Kindergarten Pajama Day Kindergarten Pajama Day

4th Grade Skating Celebration

4th Grade Skating Celebration 4th Grade Skating Celebration

3rd Grade Play

3rd Grade Play 3rd Grade Play

In The Classroom

In The Classroom In The Classroom

Reading Volunteers

Our Coast Guard Reading Volunteers

Reading Volunteers Reading Volunteers

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies Reading Buddies

3rd Grade Play

3rd Grade Play 3rd Grade Play

AR Rewards

AR Rewards AR Rewards

Kindergarten Reindeer

Kindergarten Reindeer

Kindergarten Reindeer Kindergarten Reindeer

Fun Day

Fun Day Fun Day

Fun Day

Fun Day Fun Day

Using Osmo Words

Using Osmo Words during Language Arts Centers

Using Osmo Words Using Osmo Words

Mrs. Decker's Class

Mrs. Decker's Class

Mrs. Decker's Class Mrs. Decker's Class

Winter Fun

Winter Fun

Winter Fun Winter Fun

Coding Club

Coding Club

Coding Club Coding Club

Coding Club

Coding Club

Coding Club Coding Club

First Grade Christmas Donation

First grade students donate Christmas gifts to Children's Hospital in Kalamazoo.

First Grade Christmas Donation First Grade Christmas Donation

Kindergarten Pajama Day

Kindergarten Pajama Day

Kindergarten Pajama Day Kindergarten Pajama Day

School Assembly

School Assembly School Assembly

School Assembly

School Assembly School Assembly

100th Day

100th Day

100th Day 100th Day

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup Kindergarten Roundup

Static Electricity

Mrs. Alda's 4th Grade class learns about static electricity.

Static Electricity Static Electricity

Easter Egg Hunt

4th Graders help out with the Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunt

The Ned Show

The New Show

The Ned Show The Ned Show

2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR

May 30 No School/Memorial Day
June 9 & 10 ½ Days
June 10 Last Student Day
This calendar can also be found in your student handbook.  It is subject to change due to snow days or other unforseen event.

Class begins at 7:54 a.m.  
(This is the time students should be seated in
  class and ready to begin learning.) 
School ends at 2:48 p.m.  

May Happenings
Mark your calendar:
May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 M-STEP testing for fourth grade.  Regular attendance, rest and breakfast will be very beneficial for your children's performance.
•May 19 is Rural Education Day (Project Red) for K, 3rd and 4th Grade
May 21 PTO Mom 2 Mom sale from 9:00 am - noon (contact information Jennifer (989) 984-2223 or jfarmer@tawas.net)
May 23-27 Last week for Library- students need to return their library books
•May 26 is the last day for After School is Cool.
No school May 30, Memorial Day.

It is always helpful for your child to have extra clothing at school.....shirt, pants, underwear, and socks.  We have some extra clothing at school, but we don't always have all different sizes.  It's best if children have their own extra clothing right in their locker.

M-STEP Parent Report Video - NOW AVAILABLE

M-STEP Parent Report VideoLast fall, the Michigan Department of Education provided schools and districts with an M-STEP Communication Toolkit in preparation for the release of state, district and building Spring 2015 results. To continue the Department's commitment to support teachers, parents, and students throughout this transition to higher expectations for all students, a newly developed video is now available which summarizes M-STEP and walks viewers through how to read and interpret student scores within the M-STEP Parent Report.

 This high quality video could be shown at various school and district meetings and events and/or shared with parents and staff via email or placement on your website.

The video is available with or without Closed Caption. The M-STEP Parent Report Communication videos are available on the MDE M-STEP web page at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM55xZ-ZuNU


ATTENDANCE POLICIES

Students will be expected to attend classes regularly and be on time and stay until the end of the school day in order to benefit completely from the instructional program. From this they will have the opportunity to develop the habit of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility. All attendance policies will be applied with equity and consistency, keeping in mind that students are individuals, with individual needs

Other Important Information

  • If your child is unable to tie their shoes for gym, please consider Velcro shoes. This will help the teacher devote the full class time on physical education activities. Thank you for your cooperation.

Just a reminder:
If there will be a change to your child's regular after school plan, bussing or parent pickup, please write a note BEFORE he/she leaves for school in the morning to give to your child's teacher. This helps prevent transportation issues and children's anxiety. Your child's teacher provides time in the morning to accommodate transportation changes.

To better assure your child arrives safely at the correct place, bus pass requests must be in writing unless there is an emergency that develops during the school day. Emergency changes in your child's after school arrangement MUST be made prior to 1:30 p.m.

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Photos from The Ned Show assembly.
The Ned Show
The Ned Show (1)

The Ned Show (2) 

 

Photos from Jonathan Rand's vistit to Clara Bolen. 

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Photos from Mrs. Alda's Static Electricity Experiments
Static Electricity ExperimentsStatic Electricity Experiments (1)

 

 

Static Electricity Experiments (2)