Clear Creek Connections is looking for people to be a part of its leadership group. The group meets the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:00 and lasting for 30-60 min. This group generates ideas and provides leadership and organization for those ideas. CCC activities have included such things as Box Tops for Education, Talent Show, Tech Club and Work Days. Parents and grandparents of students of any age along with community members are welcome, but in addition, CCC is especially interested in members that would be able to continue with the group beyond a year or two.

The second and fourth Wednesday of each month has been set as the day when volunteers will come into the Clear Creek Connections room and work on any task a teacher has left in there to be done. November, December and May are the only months when work days will occur only on the second Wednesday.

Volunteers can come and go as you please. If you have an hour in the afternoon, feel free to come. A half hour in the morning, feel free to come. All are welcome. We just ask that you check into the office on your way to the Clear Creek Connections room.

Students are chosen to be a part of a “Mentoring Program” here at Clear Creek Elementary. The “Mentoring Program” is part of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program (PBIS) that we started several years ago.

While in this program, your students are paired with a high school student from Clear Lake High School. The high school mentor will meet with their mentee once or twice a week for 30 minutes. Elementary students are selected to participate for many reasons, they may be a new student or a student who is shy; or the student may need help building friendships or self-confidence; or they may need some academic help. Sometimes the mentor goes to recess with the student; sometimes they stay in the classroom and give support and attention; other times they just spend time and talk….always focusing on our “Lion Pride Motto:”

  • Do What’s Right
  • Do Your Best
  • Do Treat Others Nicely.

The high school student receives a service credit towards graduation. The high school guidance counselor, Cathy Spotts, and the Clear Lake Schools Family Service Coordinator, Sally Duesenberg, work together to match high school students with elementary and middle school students. The focus of the program is to provide another positive role model for the student being mentored. In the past we have found that both the younger student and high school student have the opportunity to grow in self esteem, friendship and responsibility

The program is meant to be a positive and encouraging program and takes no time away from classroom studies.

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If you are interested in helping to create a set and collect props for our K-5 music programs, let us know! Many signed up during back-to-school conferences, but if you missed the opportunity and would like to help, email Ms. Fewins at afewins@clearlakeschools.org or call her at the school at 357-5288. She will get in touch with the parents that signed up about four-to-five weeks prior to the production. The dates of our programs (in calendar order) are as follows:

  • Fourth grade – TBA
  • Fifth grade – TBA
  • Third grade – TBA
  • Second grade – TBA
  • First grade – TBA
  • Kindergarten – TBA
Clear Creek is thankful for the opportunity to have the Foster Grandparent Program at Clear Creek. The Foster Grandparent Program has proudly served Clear Creek since 2006, focusing on student success in math, spelling, reading, and simply just being there to be a role model. This has proved to be an effective tool and Clear Creek is grateful for the Foster Grandparents.

Thanks go out to the foster grandparents in the picture (from left to right) – Darlene Toyne, Shirley Orthel, Lavonne Kacer and Joanie Nielsen.

Are you interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent? Please call Mary Litterer at 641-257-6327 to learn more about this very worthwhile and rewarding opportunity!