About Us


      Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 school year at Dear Elementary!!  We are looking forward to a great start.  Teachers will first be working with students on learning the procedures and routines of the building.  We do this to make sure our building can run as efficiently as possible and to give all students a safe, healthy learning environment.  In addition, this builds responsibility in students and helps them to learn to control their little bodies.  Dear Elementary staff would like to remind parents/guardians that being at school and on time is very important.  If a child is in school every day this means they won’t miss out on learning and also develops responsibility.  Please schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours.  If your student asks to stay home “just because”, remind your child of what they will miss, such as his/her math group, reading group, art, music, PE classes and the fun that happens in school.  Explain that they can only be absent if he/she is really sick or if there’s a family emergency.  Students also need to be at school on time.  When a child is late it interferes with their day, interrupts the teacher, and the learning of other students.  Being on time is a good life skill to teach your child.  Dear Elementary staff is looking forward to a successful year of growth and learning for all of our students.  


Dear Elementary School

701 East Main Street
Richmond, MO  64085

Principal:  Piper Peterson
Counselor:  Kim Spratt
Secretary:  Christine Bartz
Phone: 1-816-776-5401
Fax: 1-816-776-2110



Kindergarten / Early Childhood
Screening Information

Spartan Excellence and Achievement Award
2016 - 17
Congratulations to Our Awardees:
Kim Wilton - RHS - Mathematics
Peggy Wollard - Dear - 1st Grade
Joshua Howk - RMS - Careers / 
Current Events / Economics

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Character Words
2017- 18
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Aug 14 - Open House - Dear (5pm - 8pm) 
Aug 17 - First Day of School
Aug 22 - Kindergarten Parent Mtg 6:00 pm
Aug 22 - 1st Grade Parent Mtg 6:30pm
Aug 23 - PTO Fundraiser Assembly 8:30am
Aug 24 - Fall Pictures
Aug 29 - Boy Scout Mtg for 1st Grade 2:00pm
Sept 4 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept 6 - Grandparents Day Celebration
Sept 11 - PTO Mtg Dear Library 6:30pm 
Sept 15 - Homecoming - Early Release
Sept 15 - Homecoming Parade - 1pm
Oct 5 - Picture Retakes
Oct 13 - End of First Quarter
Oct 19 - Early Release - Parent Conferences 1pm - 8pm 
Oct 20 - No School - Fall Mini Break
Oct 23 - No School - Fall Mini Break

SUPPLY LISTS are on Parent Resources Page

Security Information Letter to Parents / Patrons

Please view the letter that outlines our new building procedures for entering the building.  You may view the letter HERE.

Approved Snack and Birthday Treats
A list with approved Snack Items and Birthday Treat Items is to be followed.  You may view the lists HERE.