Clays Mill Elementary

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Clays Mill's Guidelines for Success:
HappeningsCooperate with Others
Always Show Respect
Take Responsibility
Stay Determined

“The mission of Clays Mill Elementary School is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society.”


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Dr. Seuss 

Read Across America Week

March 2nd - 6th

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, the following activities will take place during Read Across America Week at CME:

  • Monday, March 2:  Fox in Socks  and The Foot Book -Crazy Socks & Shoes Day.  Wear your crazy socks AND/OR mismatch your shoes!
  • Tuesday, March 3: Cat in the Hat – Hat Day.  Put on your hat and read day.
  • Wednesday, March 4: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Dress head to toe in your favorite color for Favorite Color Day.
  • Thursday, March 5: Thing 1, Thing 2-Twin/Look Alike Day.  You and a friend wear matching clothes.  Dr. Seuss’ ABC book: ABC Nuggets and cookies will be served in the cafeteria.
  • Friday, March 6: Oh the Places You’ll Go-Dress for Success Day.  Dress as a career you want to be when you grow up.

And…back by popular demand, students will have opportunities to earn Seuss Citations over the next two weeks, 3/2 – 3/13.  All school staff will be loaded down with Seuss Citations to hand out to any student they catch making Seusstastic choices like following the CME Guidelines for Success or any good citizenship behavior.

Once a student receives a Seuss Citation, they can stop by the Library and place it in one of many book baskets for their chance to win a free book in our Dr. Seuss Book Raffle.  Book choices include award winners in addition to some of the newly announced 2015 ALA Book Awards!  Winners will be announced on Friday, March 13th!

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Bethel or Mrs. Carrico at or


 Scholastic Bookfair

Who: Clays Mill students and families

What: Spring Scholastic Book Fair

When: March 23rd - 27th 7:15am - 3:00pm (closing at 1:00 Friday, 27th)

Family Night Thursday, March 26th 6 - 7:30 in conjunction with Kindergarten Arts Night

Where: CME Library Media Center

The book fair will be open for anyone to shop each morning from 7:15-7:45am and after school from dismissal until 3:00pm.  Students will also come to the bookfair with their class on their specials library day.  On their library day please be sure their money is in a bag or envelope labeled with their name and teacher's name.  Parents are welcome to attend library specials with their student this week to shop with them.  We will be able to accept cash or credit/debit card payments.  We will have one evening of shopping on Thursday March 26th from 6-7:30pm for those who are unable to shop with their children during the school day.

We Need Your Help!

Mrs. Bethel and Mrs. Carrico are also looking for parent volunteers.  We need help running our cash registers, restocking books on the shelves and merchandising tables.  If you are available and interested in helping please contact Mrs. Bethel by email:


 CME Sewing Club

The CME Sewing Club has finished their first project!  Students in the club made children's pajamas and matching pajama outfits for a stuffed animal.  These outfits and stuffed animals will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter, Greenhouse-17.  We are so proud of our students and their community service mindset.

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Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress (K-PREP) Scores Released

The Kentucky Department of Education released information that helps gauge how well our school is doing in our effort to help every student master the skills they will need to excel in our increasingly global society.  Test score reports for individual students will not be available for at least another month.  As soon as we have those, we will share them with families of the children who took state tests last spring (our current 4th and 5th graders).  According to the data released today, our school received a score of 73.5 on the state’s “Unbridled Learning” accountability system, which means we scored in the 86th percentile of all elementary schools in the state!  Our school is rated Proficient/Progressing.  We are very proud of the progress our students and staff are making since the Unbridled Learning accountability system began.  In three years, we have maintained our position as a proficient school, but also one that is progressing.  That means that we are a school that is continuously improving, and ensuring our school is growing stronger every year.  For more information from our acting principal, Mr. Davis please see the attached letter.

K-PREP Letter



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Congratulations Alexandra Brown for being chosen as the 2014 Lexington Jr. Fire Chief!  The students and staff of CME are so proud of you!



DismissalAfternoon Transportation Changes

Please make sure all transportation changes are completed with the front office before 2:00pm.  This will ensure our students are getting home safely and correctly in the afternoons.


Kroger PlusKroger Community Rewards Fundraiser

The Kroger fundraising program is changing.  You no longer need to buy reloadable Kroger gift cards to support the Clays Mill PTA.  Now you will be linking your plus card to Clays Mill as a part of Kroger's new Community Rewards program that begins September 1st in order for us to recieve a quarterly payout based on our spending at Kroger.  Please visit the following website and link your plus card to us by logging in to your online Kroger Plus account (or setting up the online feature if you haven't) and connecting to our organization--CME PTA's ID: 11655.

If you have any problems signing up, please call Kroger at 1-866-221-4141.  If you have any questions about Clays Mill's participation please call Jennifer Carey at (859) 948-6792.



Electronics recyclingCME Electronics Recycling Program

We are excited to partner with Funding Factory to recycle our old printer cartridges, cell phones and electronics.  Please see the flyer below for more details.

Contact Mrs. Bethel:

or Mrs. Carrico: if you have any questions.

Funding Factory Flyer

Staff Spotlight

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