Month of December Christmas Pets


Dear Parents,

Our Festival performances will be on Friday, December 2 in the TRUMAN SAFE ROOM.  Each class will be performing, and they will need to meet in room 106 15 minutes before their scheduled performance.  For the program students will wear their Bess Truman shirts and blue jeans.  The theme is "Pajama Party," so students may wear pajama pants instead of jeans.  The students will be given their shirts in the music room right before they perform.  Below are the times that each class will be performing.  Your child has been working very hard for this program and we know you will enjoy seeing them perform!!!

If you have any questions please let us know.  We can be reached at 673-6055.

Mrs. Headrick

Mrs. Strickland

*5:30 p.m. preschool 

*6:00 p.m. Ms. Gastel and Mrs. Whitworth

*6:30 p.m. Mrs. Atnip and Mrs. Mitchell

*7:00 p.m. Mrs. Dickinson, Mrs. Henning, and Mrs. Schultz

*7:30 p.m. Mrs. Baird, Mrs. Davied, and Mrs. Gillespie

New Breakfast/Lunch Prices
Meal Prices-Full Pay
Breakfast (K-12) $1.35
Breakfast (Adult) $1.50
Lunch (K-6) $2.10
Lunch (7-12) $2.35
Lunch (Adult) $2.75

Meal Prices-Reduced
Breakfast (K-12) $0.30
Lunch (K-12) $0.40

Milk (all) $0.40




Important Dates:

     November 28- December 9 District Food Drive
     November 28-December 2 Book Fair
     December 2  School Festival & Music Program
     No PTO meeting in December!!!  Happy Holidays!

LifeTouch School Photos
If you were not able to send your child's picture money in it is not too late to still order photos.  Visit or call 1-866-955-8342.  Bess Truman's picture day ID is GJ016129Y0.

Cookie Dough/ Popcorn Fundraiser
Help our school raise money for a digital marquee sign and a playground shade pavilion!  You can even shop online at just use our school ID 4177820-- the website will be available all year and is perfect for family members who live far away!

Each child selling 15 items gets a LIMO ride to MCDONALD'S for icecream!  20 items sold allows student to bring a friend!

Thank you's go out to all families that helped to make this fundraiser a huge success!  Information will come home as soon as we learn of the delivery date!

Free/Reduced Lunch Link

Bess Truman Slideshow


Understanding Feedback on Student Work

You will notice this year that student work is graded differently than it has been in the past for 1st - 4th grade.  In order to give better feedback about students’ present level of performance, we are reporting on individual standards.  We are giving feedback in the form of levels of mastery rather than letter grades that are based on a percentage of points earned.  

When you see your child’s papers marked with a 3, 2, or 1, here is what that means.

3 = On Target for the grade level standard

2 = Approaching the grade level standard

1 = Emerging knowledge/skills on the grade level standard.

In student terms it looks like this: