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Summer School 2019

Summer School begins Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Summer School is a great opportunity for enrichment activities, continued learning, socializing with friends, and preventing the summer slide, to name a few. We look forward to seeing your student . . . read more

5th-Grade Promotion Today

Our 5th-Grades, the Class of 2026, will be promoting from Elementary to Middle School today. Ceremonies begin at 8:30 am in the Middle School Auditorium. You can also watch online on our school YouTube Channel. Congratulations Class of . . . read more

Elementary Track and Field Day

The Elementary School Track and Field Day will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019. Attached is the schedule of events. PreK-2nd Grade Schedule of Events Grades 3-5 Schedule of Events Elementary Track and Field Day- May . . . read more

Mayor for a Day!

Putnam County R-I fourth and fifth-grade students were given the opportunity to write a short response to the question, "If you could be Mayor for a day, what would you do for your city?" The responses from students range from . . . read more

Spring Into Fun: Be Ready Event

Spring Into Fun: Be Ready Event has been rescheduled for Monday, April 22, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Middle School Commons. This event is for children ages 3-6. (Only if not enrolled in Kindergarten already)   Bring . . . read more

Special Olympics Practice to Begin

Run, Jump, Throw!

It is time to begin to prepare for Special Olympics!  This year we will be participating in Track & Field competitions on April 27, 2019 in Kirksville, MO at the Truman State University campus.  We do not yet have times for . . . read more

Elementary Spring Music Program

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Kindergarten, Third-Grade, and Fourth-grade will be performing, beginning at 6 P.M. Kindergarten performs "BUNNIES" at 6. The kindergarten students should be in their regular . . . read more

March 2019 Elementary Character Education Assembly

Friday, March 29, 2019, our elementary students and staff, parents, grandparents, and community members gathered to celebrate some academic, behavior, and character education winners. We begin each assembly with the Pledge of Allegiance and . . . read more

Elementary Spring Dance This Friday

PTO is hosting a Spring Dance for Pre-K through 5th-grade on Friday, March 29, 2019. It will be held in the Elementary gym from 6 pm- 7:30 pm. The cost is $5 per student.  Dollar General has generously donated snacks and drinks for . . . read more

Internet Safety Reminder: BE VIGILANT!

  As the internet and social media appear to be a part of daily life for most adults and for many adolescents, it is of the utmost importance that necessary precautions are taken to ensure safety. There have been many . . . read more

Elementary Character Education: Gratefulness & Trustworthiness

Congratulations to all of our Character Education Winners for the months of January and February 2019!  We started the assembly today with the 5th-grade leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Character Education . . . read more

The Heartland is a Wonderful Place to Live

Buddy Pack Matching Challenge Update

The Character Education Theme for 2018-2019 in the elementary is "Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking."  We just finished celebrating Character Education Week and were able to help several local agencies . . . read more

Preschool-2nd Grade Hoops

Looking for a fun activity to help your pre-school through 2nd-grade child develop their fine-motor skills, agility, hand-eye coordination, camaraderie, cardiovascular health, teamwork, discipline, work ethic, and social skills? Our Little . . . read more

Buddy Pack Meal Matching Challenge

The Buddy Pack program is designed to get nutritious food to children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. When we are out of school, there are often students who go with very little or without. During our . . . read more

Character Education Week Happening Now

Character Education Week is happening this week! Putnam Co. R-I Character Education Week will be held on February 5-8, 2019.   Tuesday: FOOD FOR THOUGHT DAY It is important to help others and we would like to . . . read more

Winter Wonderland Be Ready Event

Attention parents of children ages 3-6 who are not already enrolled in Kindergarten. Putnam County R-I invites you to our Winter Wonderland Be Ready Event. The event is a wonderful opportunity for children to celebrate all things winter with . . . read more

Getting In the Christmas Spirit!

Thanks to Mr. Walter Griffen for helping to make the elementary lunchroom a little more festive this time of year.  Mr. Griffen has come to the lunchroom twice this week to "serenade" students with Christmas carols.  . . . read more

Elementary Christmas Music and Art Program

Mark your calendars! Our elementary students in 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades have been working diligently with Mrs. Waugh and Mrs. Dooley to prepare an outstanding performance to help you celebrate the sights and sounds of the season. They will . . . read more

Fall Into Learning

Future Putnam County Midgets enjoyed a great time of learning and fun at the Fall Into Learning: Be Ready event. This event is hosted for 3-6-year-old children who are not already enrolled in Kindergarten. Children are able to experience . . . read more

Old Glory Flag Project a Success!

For the thirteenth year in a row, the 5 th- grade students have worked very hard in completing the Old Glory Flag Project during their time with elementary counselor Diane McClain.  The students take great pride in making the . . . read more

Elementary Character Education Assembly: Self-Control

Today we celebrated academic award winners for most improved on math skills. Students exemplifying good behavior were recognized next. Our character education word of the month was self-control. Students who display great self-control were . . . read more

Scientific Trunk or Treat

Science + Trunk or Treat  = Fun! Be Ready! The staff of Putnam County R-1 Schools invites you to an evening of fun and learning. Scientific Trunk or Treat will focus on time for fun, . . . read more

Elementary Character Education Assembly: Respect and Responsibility

The Elementary School celebrated August and September Character Education winners today with an assembly. Each assembly begins with the 5th-grade students leading us in the pledge of allegiance and the character pledge. The character trait . . . read more

Challenges, Creations and Competition

Elementary Tag Enjoys a Good Challenge

  Do you love a good challenge?  Elementary TAG sure does! They have started competing each Friday against one another in a weekly showdown we like to call Challenge Fridays.  Students never know what they’re up . . . read more

Grandparent's Day...Coming in November!!

Grandparent's Day will be held Tuesday, November 20, from 9:00-11:00 at Putnam County Elementary School.  This is an early dismissal day before Thanksgiving Break.  Please mark this date on your calendar and spread the word to . . . read more

Putnam County R-I Elementary

Elementary Principal: Donna Altiser 660-947-3361 extension 317 Elementary Admin Assistant: Jolene White extension 318 read more

Little Chefs in the Making

Students have had fun learning about nutrition, recipes and cooking with Ms. Joni this summer. πŸ‘©πŸΌ‍πŸ³πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍πŸ³πŸ‰πŸπŸ₯πŸ“πŸ₯¦πŸ₯•πŸ₯©πŸ— πŸ‰The students even made Watermelon Salsa for a refreshing . . . read more

February Elementary Character Ed Assembly

Bringing the focus on trustworthiness.

The Elementary Character Education Assembly for February brought the focus on the character trait trustworthiness, which is "confidence in the integrity, ability, character, and truthfulness of others."   In the Friday . . . read more

Bus Safety

Parent Expectation for School Bus Safety

The safety of all students riding the bus to and from school is a responsibility we all share. Parents hold a key, vital role in ensuring school bus safety.  The information contained on this page is provided to give you the tools . . . read more

Summer School Fun

Kindergarten students enjoy calendar time in Mrs. Trimble's classroom during summer school. Today they were excited to see that on Friday they will have a birthday celebration and a field trip.  Skylar enjoyed writing in the day of week . . . read more

Community Character Education Winners

Trustworthy was the character education focus word of the month for February.  Two members of our community were nominated by elementary students for best exemplifying the meaning of being a trustworthy citizen.  Dave Phinney was . . . read more

Rotary Donates Dictionaries

The Unionville Rotarians once again have donated a new dictionary to each member of the fourth grade class.  The fourth graders were very excited about receiving the dictionaries.  Thank you to the Rotary members for once again . . . read more

Seatbelt Safety

October 3, 2012, students in the elementary school were given a practical demonstration of how important it is to wear their seatbelts.  The Highway Patrol brought their "convincer" to show the kids what happens when a passenger . . . read more

The Band-Aid Chicken

     During classroom guidance Mrs. Roberts' kindergarten class read a story called, The Band-Aid Chicken by  Becky Rangel Henton. Wonderfully illustrated by Harry Norcross, the story is about the pecking order of . . . read more

Mini Midgets Cheer Camp

      Attention: K – 6th grade students     The Putnam County Varsity Cheerleaders are holding a cheer/dance camp. Come and learn a fun cheer and dance from the high school cheerleaders! The . . . read more

Elementary Students Write Their Way to Healthy Eating

For the last several weeks Mrs. Wood’s 2nd graders and all of the 3rd, 4th, 5th graders have been studying healthy diets. They have been introduced to information about the Food Guide Pyramid and the functions of nutrients.  The . . . read more

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