Plainview R-VIII School District

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Rt. 3 Box 145 Ava, MO 65608<>Phone: 417-683-2046<>Fax:417-683-3222


"Distinction of Performance"
Plainview School District is a Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Free Campus
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Last revised 4/16/14

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Preschool K 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7&8 Grade PE/Health


*Reminder* On Wednesdays, school is dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Otherwise, school is in session every day from 8:25 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. except for holidays, bad weather, and early outs.


Dates to Remember

4/17<>Make Up Day
4/21<>Progress Reports Go Home
4/23<>Kindergarten Screening
4/24<>MAP Night
4/21-25<>Book Fair
4/29<>7/8 Softball Tournament at Thornfield
4/29<>Preschool Screening




*We believe that it is the responsibility of the Plainview School to provide all students with the opportunity to and direction to develop themselves academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and creatively.

*We believe that each student can learn, and that each student has unique talents and needs.  Plainview School provides an atmosphere conducive to insuring that the students' needs are developed and met.

*We believe that the school has major responsibility for the academic education of a child, but shares that responsibility with parents, students, and the community.  The School is an important, but not sole agent for learning.

*We believe that the school should provide a facility that is both safe and conducive to learning.

*We believe that education is both a privilege and the responsibility of the learner.  It is the duty of the school to prepare students to function academically, become good citizens, and life long learners.






The 8th grade class is doing a year-long postcard project. If someone sends a postcard to us, we will send them one in return. We have maps in the classroom to display all the locations. We have received postcards from all over the US, Australia, Europe, Canada, and one from Asia. We are expecting postcards from Africa, but would still like to receive some from South America, Alaska, Hawaii, anywhere, and everywhere. If you know of anyone willing to help us out, feel free to pass along our address (be sure to tell them to include a return address, so we can send a reply).

Mrs. Woods
Plainview School
RR 3 Box 145
Ava, MO 65608
Helping Homework

Love it or hate it, homework is a very important part of school.

To help kids get back into the scholastic swing of things:

*Make sure there's a quiet place that's free of distractions to do homework.

*Don't let kids watch TV when doing homework or studying. Set rules for when homework and studying need to be done, and when the TV can be turned on and should be turned off. The less TV, the better, especially on school nights.

*Never do their homework or projects yourself. Instead, make it clear that you're always available to help or answer any questions.

*Review homework nightly, not necessarily to check up, but to make sure they understand everything.

Encourage kids to:

*develop good work habits from the get-go, like taking notes, writing down assignments, and turning in homework on time

*take their time with schoolwork

*ask the teacher if they don't understand something

To ensure kids get the most out of school, maintain an open channel of communication with the teachers by meeting with them throughout the school year to discuss your kids' academic strengths as well as weaknesses.

Most of all, whether it's the first day of school or the last, make sure your kids know you're there to listen to their feelings and concerns, and that you don't expect perfection only that they try their best.


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