Dassa McKinney
Elementary School

Warrior News

School is a huge part of family and community life. It’s where our children spend their days; it’s where we gather to celebrate talent and promote the pursuit of lifelong learning. Use this page to keep apprised of the news and events that affect your family.

Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families,

We are working hard to keep our students reading! We hope to raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic online-only book fair from March 1, 2021, through March 14, 2021. The fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters, helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to shop for book fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist.

For more information and online shopping features, please read our book fair flyer. Wondering how to choose the right books for your child? Check out our fun and informative book fair preparation guide!

Book Fair FlyerHow Do I pick a book that's right for me?

Read Across America Spirit Week

Read Across America Spirit Week is on Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5. Celebrate the joy of reading and Dr. Seuss's birthday by participating in the following daily themes:

Read Across America Spirit Week Flyer

  • Monday, March 1 - Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Day - Wear your favorite or crazy hat.
  • Tuesday, March 2 - Read My Shirt Day - Wear a shirt that others can read.
  • Wednesday, March 3 - Wacky Wednesday - Show off your crazy socks.
  • Thursday, March 4 - Reading Fun in the Sun Day - Bring your shades.
  • Friday, March 5 - Cozy Up With a Good Book Day - Wear jammies for pajama reading.
Free Tutoring Service for Moniteau Students and Families

We are excited to announce a new tutoring service that is free, and all you need is a library card! The Moniteau School District has recently partnered with the North Trails Public Library and the Butler County Federated Library System to offer a brand new digital resource called Tutor.com. This website provides homework help, tutoring, and test preparation for the SAT, ACT, and more. Tutor.com services are available seven days a week from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. In addition to helping kindergarten through 12th grade students at Moniteau School District, this service will be available to GED students and other members of our community seeking life-long learning opportunities.

We cannot stress the importance of students having a library card enough. In addition to Tutor.com, the public library offers access to many other free digital services, eBooks and eAudiobooks, and physical book check out. We hope that you use this opportunity to help set your child up for educational success.

Strengthening Families Program

Check out this family involvement opportunity offered by Keystone Wellness Programs. This is a strengthening families program for youth ages 10 to 14 beginning on Tuesday, March 9 and on Wednesday, March 10. Parents and youth will attend two evenings per week for seven weeks via Zoom and have lots of fun together. They will learn ways to promote family bonding, keep the lines of family communication open, and use family strengths to solve problems together. Please see our strengthening families program flyer for more information.

COVID-19 Case Updates

For more information about current COVID-19 cases in the district, check out our COVID-19 website.