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Mrs. Diane McClain: Homepage

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Character Education Scholarship Fund Raiser

Putnam County R-I Schools has a strong Character Education Program that has been in existence for over 20 years now. Each month students in elementary, middle, and high school are recognized for showing good character traits, such as being . . .

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Random Acts of Kindness

A very special group of ladies who live at Lake Thunderhead meet weekly. They call themselves the Laker Ladies and they are a generous bunch. These ladies support local businesses and our school on a regular basis. When we have a . . .

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National School Counselor Appreciation Week

February 1-5, 2021.

National School Counseling Week 2021 (Feb. 1–5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the essential contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they have in . . .

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My Hometown American Hero

The Putnam County R-I Elementary PTO sponsored an essay contest for 5th-grade students again this year. Students were asked to write an essay describing their hometown American hero.  The essays were judged by a retired principal and . . .

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Character Education Community Winner for January 2021

Ava P nominated Brian Perkins for exemplifying the character education word of the month gratefulness because he is grateful for everything he gets. He is grateful for his family, his house, and the food he gets. He works hard every day to . . .

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Character Education Week Continued Through February 26, 2021.

Putnam Co. R-I Character Education Week was originally scheduled for February 8-12, but with all the days away from school, we are extending the Character Education Week celebrations through Friday, February 26, 2021.   . . .

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Character Education Community Winner for October 2020

This month's Character Education community winner is our very own, Mrs. White.  Mrs. White was chosen for demonstrating self-control and she is a great role-model for our students.  The elementary office secretary is a very . . .

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Red Ribbon Week in the Elementary

    What is Red Ribbon Week?  It is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign in the United States of America.  Red Ribbon Week began in 1988.  It was started after the death of Special . . .

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Character Education Winners for August & September 2020

Putnam County R-I Elementary Character Education 2020-2021 August-Respect Katie H. has nominated Codie Williams for exemplifying the Character Education Word of the month RESPECT because Codie is always calm when kids are yelling . . .

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Resources to Support Students During the Pandemic

As our nation is facing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic head-on, it can be a challenge to meet student needs outside of school. There are numerous resources available, but it may seem overwhelming on where to begin and . . .

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Birthday Boxes

The birthday box donation drive was a huge success thanks to the students and citizens who contributed. When news of the drive was made public, an alumni of Putnam County R-I contacted the school counselor to say he was . . .

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Character Education Week at PCR-I

On February 18-21, 2020, Putnam County R-I welcomes you to help pay it forward to others in our community during Character Education Week.    On Monday, we are not in session in observance of Presidents Day. This . . .

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Internet Safety

Detective Steve Feeney from the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit came to the elementary to talk to 5th-grade students about internet safety this week.  Detective Feeney investigates internet crimes . . .

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First Grade Students Receive a Book

Every year local businesses come together to purchase a new hardback book for students in 1st grade. The book it titled  My Favorite Book.  The students would like to give a big “thank-you” to Dun-Lap, . . .

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Birthday Boxes

A group of 5th-grade boys will be hosting a community service project after winter break. The boys want to give back to others by collecting donations for birthday boxes to take to the local food pantry. Every child wants to feel special on . . .

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What is Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated across the country this time of year.  Students from the 3rd-grade class have been busy writing and illustrating a book to share with lower elementary students.  The message of the story is promoting a . . .

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Back-to-School & Electronic Curfews

Research tells us that lack of sleep among our children has become a public health concern: 75% of teens do not get the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep.  The lack of sleep can lead to higher levels of mental health problems, accidents, . . .

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Learning About Diversity

Darcee  Schwarzkopf is an education student at Northwest Missouri State University and she came to summer school today. The kindergarten students learned about the importance of accepting differences in others and how everyone is . . .

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Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt

Kindergarten had a great time on the Putnam County R-I walking trail. Students were divided into three groups and had a scavenger hunt. The Kindergarten class hiked to the hidden classroom to explore and enjoy a short story. The . . .

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Power Plant Exploration

Kindergarten students were able to tour the power plant on Friday! 

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Kindergarten Friday Fun

Kindergarten is having a fun Friday. Mrs. Heidenwith invited older students to come down to the Elementary and read to our Kindergarteners.

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Mrs. Diane McClain Wins $500 CAPNCM Grant For PC Elementary

Congratulations to Mrs. Diane McClain! Mrs. McClain, Elementary School Guidance Counselor applied for a grant and won $500! The grant is from Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri.   The $500 will be used to . . .

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Moving on Up

The 5th-grade students had an opportunity to have a Q & A time with 8th-grade students this week.  Jesslyn K. and Brayden W. did a nice job helping ease some of the worries students have when anticipating the next step in . . .

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Learning How to Manage Stress

The 5th-grade students recently completed a unit on stress management. Many techniques were practiced such as deep breathing, ways to identify stress and anxiety, making a stress ball, madder matter sand, and creating a focus bottle. Thanks . . .

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Character Education Week

Elementary students helped load up a bus to deliver supplies collected during Character Education Week.

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Character Education Week

Donations  for the local food panty and money for the buddy pack are flooding in this morning. Thanks for supporting our community PC Elementary students and staff. 

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Stress Relief for Students

Students in Mrs. McClain's guidance classes learned techniques to help them manage stress. 

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Attendance Matters

Good attendance helps children do well in school and should start as early as preschool and go throughout your child's entire school career.  If attendance is poor by middle and high school, it can be a lead to increased dropout . . .

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Red Ribbon Week 2018-2019

Students celebrated Red Ribbon Week recently at Putnam County R-I Schools.  The SADD Chapter had several members come to the elementary and speak to students about making healthy choices throughout their lifetime.  . . .

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Old Glory Project

The 5th-grade students have been working very hard in guidance class to complete their essays for the Old Glory Project.  This year the Veterans Day Assembly will be on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the high school . . .

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Guiding Little Hearts for 13 Years: Mrs. Diane McClain

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ‍๐ŸซEvery school needs a great counselor. This fall will be Mrs. Diane McClain's 13th year as Putnam County Elementary School counselor. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Mrs. McClain grew up in Seymour, Iowa and graduated from Seymour High School. . . .

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Summer School Fun

Day 5 of summer school proves to be a lot of fun for kindergarten students.  With cooler temps to start off the day, these kindergarten students went on a scavenger hunt on the walking trail.  Fun was had by all, and all of the . . .

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Elementary Counselor

Putnam County Elementary Counselor Mrs. Diane McClain 801 S. 20th Street Unionville, Missouri 63565 660-947-3361 ext. 329 dmcclain@putnamcountyr1.net Why do we have an elementary counselor? โ€ข . . .

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Character Education T-Shirts on Sale!

    The Character Education Committee sponsors a $250.00 scholarship to a Putnam County High School graduate each year. The committee raises funds for the scholarship by working in the concession stands and selling . . .

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Donuts With Dads Breakfast!

     The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) held a Donuts with Dad breakfast on January 26th for all middle school and elementary Dads and their students. The event was well attended, with 52 Dads and 82 children. . . .

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Character Education T-Shirts For Sale

Hands Down We're The Best Around!         The Putnam County R-I Character Education Committee will be selling t-shirts following the elementary monthly character education assemblies. The t-shirts . . .

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