19100 S Windy City Rd Mulino OR 97042, 503-632-3290       

           Fri. June 8, 2018

    IMPORTANT  DATES                 Late Start Fridays, NO MORE LATE STARTS

              June 11                           Field Trip 4th Grade Swim Party 

              June 12                           Field Trip 5th Grade end of year swim party

              June 13                           K-5 Field Day, 1-3 pm  3 pm school wide panoramic picture

            June 14                           5th Grade Promotion 9:30 – 10:30 am  gym

              June 15                           Last Day- Summer Break dismiss 12 noon-



    Dear Clarkes Families and Students,

    It has truly been a pleasure serving as your principal here at Clarkes Elementary School these last three years.  The community that surrounds our school is warm, welcoming, and supportive of doing what is best for students.  As many of you know I am shifting into a new position for next year and will be working out of the Molalla River School District Office.  You will be left in good hands with Larry Conley, who will be filling his new role of Clarkes Principal in the upcoming school year.  I am excited about my new role, but will miss the students and families.  It’s those relationships that have fueled  my thinking around how to best serve students. 


    On a personal note, my time at Clarkes has enriched my life!  Thank you to all Clarkes Families!



    Kathleen French

    Clarkes Principal



    Students of the Month for May, “Courage” are :  Eavah Baker, Alison Ernst, Bradley Wassom, Ryder Reghitto, Jayden Guest, Abby Henry, Lillie Burch, Chris Mason, Julian Duncan, Dylan Stabler, Dayvian McHargue, Ryan Ernst, Jonathan Stempf, Kaiden Walch.    Congratulations to all of our Clarkes Students of the Month. 

    PERFECT ATTENDANCE                                                                                                                        Thank you to “Cowboy Coffee” for donating ice-cream cone tokens to the following students for no tardies, left earlies or absences:   Students with perfect attendance for the third trimester are:  Elijah Burlachenko,        Gabe Hansen, Brooklynn Miller, Jillian Parks, Gabby Sayers, Tristan Burlachenko, Ben Dambach, Madison Irwin, Isaac Marshall, Kaitlyn Sayers, Violet Bickford, Jaimyn Burlachenko, Lea Souza, Hailey Foix, Tanner Loschiavo.

    Students with perfect attendance for the 2017-18 school year are:  Gabby Sayers, Kaitlyn Sayers, Violet Bickford, Haley Foix, Tanner Loschiavo.  Congratulations!  What an accomplishment!                                                                                                      


    The All-School Panorama Portrait that is taken at the conclusion of Field Day on June 13 will be available to purchase.  Picture order envelopes are coming home today.  Orders must be returned to your child’s teacher or the office NO LATER THAN Wednesday, June 13th, 2018.  Make Checks payable to:  Portrait Masters.  Pictures will be available for students to take home on Friday, June. 15.  Thanks.




    We’ve had a busy and exciting year with lots of learning and growing happening at Clarkes.  Thank you to all the parents, volunteers, Clarkes PTG, Clarkes Grange and those who make so many good things happen for our students from field trips to playground equipment to chrome books.  The Clarkes Elementary School Community makes a difference in the lives of children.  The school office will be open until June 20th.  Report cards will be mailed home after June 20th, along with a 2018-19 school calendar, supply list, and “Meet and Greet Night” information.  The Meet and Greet Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 30 beginning at  6:30-7:30 pm in the Clarkes gym. 

    Please make sure that if your student has any prescription medication, inhalers, epi pens, over the counter medication, etc. that you come in and pick it up by the students last day of school, Friday, June 15.   All medication is disposed of at the end of the school yearRemember the last day, June 15 is a half day with students eating lunch then dismissing at 11:45 pm.  PLEASE CHECK LOST AND FOUND, anything left will be donated to a non-profit organization. 



    Flyers came home this week for sport camps, soccer, tennis, etc. sponsored my MHS and Molalla Youth Sports     Molalla public Library summer reading program starts June 3-August 15  contact them at 



    • Please call the office if your child will be late or absent.  The office makes safety calls each morning by 9:30 when students are marked absent without prior notice.  This is a safety issue.
    • When providing your own transportation, please drop off your child/children off no earlier than 5 minutes before the start time, (8:55 am – 8:50 if they are eating breakfast) and please pick them up promptly after school.  Also if you are picking your children up after school, please send a note with

    them or give the office a call before 2 pm.  For safety reasons we need to know if students are not riding the bus.  Any and all information regarding a student being picked up or a change of destination must be relayed directly to the office since we are responsible for students.  If we have not received a note to hold your child, he/she will be sent on the bus to their regular destination. 

    When a student arrives late, parents please have him/her check into the office before going to class.  Students arriving more than 5 minutes after start time are Tardy.  Students leaving more than 5 minutes before release time are Tardy.                                                                             

Molalla River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Special Education Director or the Superintendent at 503-829-2359.Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Special Education Director at 503-829-2359.IN