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Upcoming Events
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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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8/12/2016
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District Announcements
Back to School Registration
We are excited to continue our district-wide registration at the Buffalo Prairie Middle School Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Each building will be ready to complete your children's registrations in one location.  Registration packets were mailed to currently enrolled families July 18, 2016.  If you do not receive a packet, you may utilize the New Student Enrollment tab at the top of the website to access the forms and information.  REGISTRATION LETTER
Mallory Supply List
We are looking forward to the start of school. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 17.  Click here for the Mallory Supply List.  Be sure to attend the district-wide registration Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Buffalo Prairie Middle from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  
Mallory IGNITE! Students Hard at Work!
Mrs. Leisa Hicks's soon to be fifth graders spent some time this morning during IGNITE!  reading to some younger Bison from Mrs. Elizabeth Redd's class.  The students read a book together and then engaged in some very meaningful conversation about the book to help sharpen their comprehension skills.
Recognizing Retirements
The Dallas County School District recognized 10 employees who are retiring this year, including Matt Frantz, 30 years; Marty Gauthier, 11 years; Dan McCorkendale, 17 years; Dalla Coursen, 19 years; Robin Wheeler, 13 years; Rhonda Shockley, 22 years; Cynthia Luttrell, 21 years; Linda Frazier, 20 years; and Diane Moyle, 30 years. Not pictured was Dorothy Anderson, 13 years. We appreciate their years of dedicated service. Each received a retirement gift.
Bright Smiles
D.A. Mallory Elementary students participate in the Bright Smiles program which is a partnership between the Dallas County Health Department and Mallory Elementary. The program is operated by volunteers. The organization recently created a Public Service Announcement.  You can see the announcement HERE.   Thank you to the Health Department and the Volunteers who make this healthy program possible for our students.
Mallory Welcomes New Principal
Dallas County R-1 schools is pleased to announce that Cheryl Knox has been hired as the Elementary Principal effective August 1, 2016.  Cheryl has been with the district for two years as the Early Childhood Parent Liaison.  Her position has included working closely with teachers to provide opportunities for family education and involvement. Please plan to meet her, Tuesday, May 17 at a Meet and Greet in the Mallory Library at 3:30 p.m.

After graduating from Southwest Missouri State University in 1995, Mrs. Knox began her career in education at Buffalo High School.  She taught Freshman and Advanced Physical Education.  She served as Physical Education Department Head and also assisted in the coaching of the Lady Bison Softball Team. Following her time at Buffalo, Cheryl taught for the Pleasant Hope School District.  After securing a Safe Schools Grant, she worked as the High School and Middle School At-Risk Coordinator.   She served in this role from 1998 – 2002. Mrs. Knox has held various roles in Springfield Catholic schools as a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher, a Physical Education teacher, a Junior High Cheer Coach and as an After School Program Director.  In 2014 Cheryl obtained a Master’s Degree from Southwest Baptist University in Educational Administration.  She holds a current Missouri Principal Certificate for K-th, and 9-12th.  Mrs. Knox has spent the last two years establishing relationships within the elementary building as well as in the Buffalo community.  She has worked with the Dallas County Resource Group, the Foster Parent Support Group, the Buffalo YMCA and other organizations to provide opportunities for community education.  She recently organized and facilitated the Elementary Parent Retreat at D.A. Mallory.
We look forward to her continuing to foster relationships with the families of Dallas County R-1. 
BHS Class of 2016 Visits Mallory!
Congrats to the Buffalo High School Class of 2016, from your friends at D.A. Mallory Elementary School.  Spread your wings and fly high!  We're proud of you!
Bright Smiles at Mallory
Some of the students at D.A. Mallory are participants in the Bright Smiles Program.  This program is in cooperation with the Dallas County Health Department.  Check out this video with some of Mallory's Bright Smiles kids from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services!  You can find the video HERE.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will take place on May 4th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Dallas County R-1 Alumni Building. This training is free of charge and is open to anyone.  We have to have a minimum 30 registered participants for the Community Partnership to justify traveling to our community to host. Contact Rachel Shoemaker at 417.345-2332 to learn more details. 
Mark Your Calendars!!
Mark your calendars!! Click Here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
April Happenings at Mallory Elementary
For the April Calendar and Lunch Menu. click HERE
For the April Mallory Memo, click HERE
Spelling Bee Winners!
Tuesday, March 22, Mallory held a Spell-Off in each grade level to determine who would represent Mallory at the Language Arts Fair in Stockton on April 30th. Two students in each grade level 1-4 will continue on to the Language Arts Fair Spelling Bee. Those representing Mallory will be:
1st grade – Lukas Stitt, Kyra Alfred alt. Hailey Stokes
2nd Grade – Anastaysa Tabor, Allison Conrad alt. Jaycee Johnson
3rd Grade – Alex Ousley, Kaylee Schoenfeldt alt. Brandon Tedlock
4th Grade – Morgan Rushing, Leah Stitt alt. Sophia Jason
Congratulations to all of our Super Spellers! 
Perfect Attendance - 3rd Quarter
These Mallory Bison all had PERFECT attendance during third quarter!  Perfect attendance means that they did not miss a single minute of school!  What an accomplishment!  Way to go!
Third Quarter Principal's Challenge Winners
These 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders all met the Mallory Principal's A.R. Challenge for third quarter! In order to meet the challenge given to them by Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Holt, students had to meet specific criteria in Accelerated Reader. In second grade, students had to have 27.6 points and an average of 85% correct on all of their A.R. tests. In third grade, that goal was 32.4 points and 85% correct, and for fourth graders, students had to have 38.4 points and 85%. These children met (and many exceeded) those goals! Way to go!
March Mallory Character Kids!
The character trait for March at Mallory was Self-Discipline.  These young Bison were all nominated by their classroom teachers to be Mallory Character Kids of the Month because they demonstrated throughout the month that they practice excellent self-discipline!  Way to go!  We're proud of you all!
Kindergarten Screening
Kindergarten screening for the 2016-2017 School Year begins on March 30 and will continue on Wednesdays.  To make an appointment, call Diana at Mallory (417-345-2350).  Screening appointments will fill up fast, so don't delay, make your appointment today!
DQ Bison Night
Join Mallory teachers at the Buffalo Dairy Queen on March 17 from 4 pm until 7 pm as they serve Dairy Queen eats and treats.  A portion of the proceeds generated during that time will be given back to Mallory to help teachers with their classroom expenses.  Stop by for dinner and some ice cream it is sure to be a blast!
Mallory Yearbooks for Sale!
Want to remember this school year?  A yearbook is the best way to do that!  Mallory Elementary Yearbooks are now for sale!  There are two ways to order.  1.  Fill out the form sent home with your child and return it along with a check, cash or money order OR 2.  Follow this link https://ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter the code:   2265716 to order a yearbook online.  
Horses of Hope Visits Kindergarten
Horses of Hope paid a visit to some of Mallory's Kindergarten classes on Thursday.  Shannon Stewart, from Horses of Hope, and a couple of volunteers brought a pony named "Little Black" to meet the children. After the children had gotten a chance to pet (and hug) Little Black, Shannon announced to the classes that each student would be receiving a copy of the book "Little Black, a Pony" by Walter Farley, the same author that wrote the best selling novel "The Black Stallion".  The books are being presented to Mallory's Kindergartners courtesy of Horses of Hope and Dollar General.  What a special time our little bison had!  Little Black shared many hugs with our kids, and Miss Lenz even stood still long enough to do an interview with KOLR 10.  Learning is a lot of fun at Mallory!  
"Millionaires" at Mallory
Mallory Elementary has it's first two "millionaires" for the 2015-2016 School Year.  Kimberly Evans from Mrs. Duskin's fourth grade and Sophia Jason from Mrs. Quigley's fourth grade have each read over ONE MILLION words this school year.  WOW!!!  Way to go girls!  We're very proud of you.  
No Child Left Behind Complaint Procedures
Click HERE for a copy of Complaint Procedures under The No Child Left Behind Act.
"Words To Live By"
The Fourth graders presented their musical "Words to Live By" on November 19 in the Shewmaker Center.  They were directed by Mallory's music teacher, Mrs. Gilpin.  The show was fantastic and enjoyed by all that attended. Well done fourth graders and Mrs. Gilpin!  Bravo!
Accelerated Reader Principal's Challenge Winners
New this year is the Accelerated Reader Principal's Challenge.  In order to meet the requirements for the Principal's Challenge Award, students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades must be specific point and average correct goals set by Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Holt.  These goals presented a challenge to our young readers and encouraged them to go above and beyond the normal grade level/classroom goals.  They were presented a special certificate as well as their own "swag" bag!  We are extremely proud of these young readers!  
Watch Us Whip and Nae Nae!
Today at Mallory during our Awards Assemblies, some of our 3rd and 4th graders surprised us with a "Flash Mob" and showed all of us how they can Whip and Nae Nae!  How fun it was to watch our young Bison show off their Dance Moves!  Click HERE to see a video of one of their performances!
 
Thank You Buffalo Wal-Mart!
This morning, the Buffalo Wal-Mart presented TEN Mallory Teachers with $50 gift cards!  Thank You Wal-Mart for your continued support of Mallory and our little Bison!  
Pre-K Bison Visit the Pumpkin Patch!
Our youngest Bison recently visited the pumpkin patch.From the looks of things, they had a wonderful time!  We're proud of our youngest Bison! 
NEW Standards-Based Grade Cards Coming

For information on the NEW Standard-Based Grade Cards that your child will be receiving, click HERE!
Kindergartners and Apples!
To celebrate the end of their apples unit and their study of the fall season,  Mallory's Kindergarten classes recently visited Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville.  While there, they learned about the many different varieties of apples, learned how to properly pick apples, and then were allowed to pick some to bring back to school, where they made home-made apple sauce!    
Title I Explained

Mallory Elementary is a School-Wide, Title I School.  For more information on what that means, you can view a short video by clicking HERE!
School Announcements
2016-2017 Student Supply List
Click here for Student Supply List.  Lists can also be found in the Student Handbook and in the July 20th issue of the Buffalo Reflex.​
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