Chronicle 4-21-17

Important Reminders

  • Tuesday (April 25th) we will release early (1:33PM) for our monthly PLC day.
  • No School on Friday, April 28th

Coming up this month
04/21   Backpack Donations Due (will still accept on Monday)
04/22   Earth Day Clean Up 9-12
04/24   Chorus Rehersal after school
04/24   Strings Concert 6PM
04/25   PLC Day- Early release 1:33PM
04/25   Band Concert 6:00PM Chorus Concert 7:00PM
04/26   Last PTO General Meeting, Board Elections, 6:30 PM *Wednesday*
04/27   Parent Information Night – 5th grade parents with Dr. Czapla
04/28   No School
04/28   Janet’s Jungle set-up in Gym
04/29   Janet’s Jungle Pick-up and Sale 9 AM – 1 PM
04/29   Backpack Extra Mile Walk
Looking ahead to next month
05/1-5 Staff Appreciation Week
05/02   Lancaster county Elections 7AM-9PM Attica Room
05/04   Kindergarten Orientation 6:00-7:30PM
05/05   Spirit Day
05/06   Mayor’s Run
05/11   5th Grade visits Lux 9:10AM-11:30PM
05/11   PTO Board Meeting 6:30PM
05/13   Kloefkorn Kilometer Color Run & Bike Rodeo
05/20   Rain Date- Kloefkorn Kilometer Color Run & Bike Rodeo
05/23   Kloefkorncopia! – Save the Date!
05/24   Field Day
05/24   Report Cards go home
05/24   Last Day of School! (Regular dismissal time)
Classroom Assignment Survey (New)
At Kloefkorn School, we approach the important decision of class assignment in a very thoughtful and systematic manner, taking into consideration a variety of factors in developing class lists. Our first priority as we make assignments is to provide an optimal learning environment for all students. We strive for equitable, compatible, and balanced classes that take into account range of ability (heterogeneous grouping), gender, learning styles, and personality. We also look carefully at peer and social interaction patterns. Assignments for the 2017-18 school year will be made over the summer by teachers and administrators after extensive input and discussion and shared with parents electronically.  Waiting to inform students allows us to place students new to our school and to finalize teaching assignments that may change over the summer.
To provide input into the process, please complete this form and submit it by May 5th. Please note that due to the many factors that must be considered when making class assignments, we ask that parents not make specific teacher requests. The demands associated with achieving balanced classes make it difficult to honor all such parent requests. Please also know that not providing input will have no effect on the care given to each child’s placement.
Kindergarten Orientation (New)
Kindergarten Orientation is on Thursday, May 4th from . Your incoming Kindergarten student will go to the classroom and do a fun activity with teachers and new classmates. Mrs. Jolley will go through a presentation.
Attention 5th Grade Parents (New)
Dr. Czapla will be coming to Kloefkorn on Thursday, April 27th to meet with incoming 6th grade families. He will meet with parents in the cafeteria from 7-8pm.
The Backpack Walk (New)
Thank you to everyone that helped fill the fridge! We will continue to show support by wearing our Backpack Program t-shirts to school on April 27th and by participating in the Backpack Extra Mile Walk on April 29th.  If ordered a T-shirt and have not received one please contact the office or email Mrs. Lau ( Hope to see you there! (Read More)
Field Day Volunteers Needed (New)
We are in need of volunteers for Kloefkorn Field Day. Field Day will be held on the last day of school May 24th. Please consider signing up to volunteer and help make the last day of school an awesome experience for all. The times of each session are below. We would love to have 20 volunteers per session to assist in running the field day stations. Please sign up for one or by clicking here. Thank you!
Field day schedule:

  • 9:15-11:15 AM: Pre-K, 2nd, 1st & 3rd
  • 12:25-2:25 PM: KG, 4th & 5th

Inspire Award Winners!
Every year the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is privileged to honor one student and one educator from each school who are an inspiration to their school and their community. These remarkable leaders gathered for an evening of celebration and recognition for their accomplishment. The Inspire Awards are the only district-wide celebration of excellence and hope that touches each of our 61 school communities.
Congratulations to Avery Juedes (5th grade student) and Mrs. Mattern (Pre-K Teacher) on being our Inspire Award Winners!
Janet’s Jungle – Volunteers Needed
Janet’s Jungle is here and we need help setting up and getting purchased plants to families.  If you help volunteer on Friday, April 28th, you can take your plants home early and do not need to come back on Saturday.  This is a great opportunity for our Cubs to help out as well!  All volunteers welcome!
Janet’s Jungle Setup – Friday April 28th.
Janet’s Jungle Pick up – Saturday April 29th
Earth Day (New)
Join us on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00-Noon to help clean up the Kloefkorn grounds.  Get your hands dirty with other Kloefkorn families as we clean out the plant beds and spread new mulch around the school.  We need your help to get this project finished in just 3 hours!  We need you AND your tools; if you have a wheel barrow, shovel, rake or bucket, please bring them along!
Sign up at
Camp Kitaki – 5th Grade (New)
The Kloefkorn PTO is excited to celebrate our 5th Graders and everything they have achieved with a day filled with fun at Camp Kitaki on Monday, May 22nd! This year the PTO will be offering transportation as well as snacks for the field trip. Students will be participating in the following activities: canoeing, rope course, archery, and the climbing tower. The total amount due for each student is $28.00. Please make checks payable to Kloefkorn PTO or you may send cash or pay online by clicking here. If you would like to provide a scholarship for a child in need, please mark the box below and include that money also.  Scholarships are available. Please sign up by Monday, May 15th.
Kloefkorn Kilometer Run (New)
The third annual Kloefkorn Kilometer is Saturday May 13th 9-11 AM! This year’s event will include a Run, Bike Rodeo, Bike Check Station, Zumba, healthy foods and a free raffle!! Parking will be very limited, please walk or bike to this event.  You may register online at or by turning in a form to the office by Thursday, May 11. All children are welcome, you won’t want to miss this family fun event! This is an event to help bring more playground equipment to Kloefkorn – more tetherball courts, inclusive equipment, and supplies to help keep our grounds clean for all of the community to enjoy!
Kloefkorn Staff Appreciation Week 2017 (New)
This year’s theme is all about the “sweetness” of Kloefkorn’s staff! Thank you for participating in Staff Appreciation Week!
This year PTO would like to recognize our sweet staff members in the following ways during the week of May 1:

  1. Please take the time to write a thank you card, note, or letter to your favorite staff members to tell them how SWEET you think they are! While certainly a note is enough, if you would like to include a gift as a part of your thank you, teacher wishlists can be found under Staff & Teams on the Kloefkorn website by choosing your grade level(s).
  2. Delivering Sweet treats to our staff each day during the week of May 1. To sign up, please go to:
  3. A delicious catered lunch on Friday, May 4, provided by your generous donations and hard work on behalf of PTO this year.

Art Night & The Waffleman- Thank you! (New)
Thanks to all who came out to Art Night and the Waffleman last night! We were able to raise $1,600 for the playground! Congrats to the following for winning the raffle prizes!
$25 in Cold Hard Cash- Ava Runyan
Lincoln Children’s Zoo Membership- Megan Guderjan
Bead Maker Kit & Painting Supplies- Lily Korpas
Door Hanger by Artist Heather Ladman- Lily Korpas
Paint Yourself Silly Gift Card- Maya Pfiel
Kids Garden Planter with Miniature Garden Furniture, Seed Packets and 4 Plants- Adrian Baker
Door Hanger Painting Party by Artist Heather Ladman- Yasmeen Honsi
Art Party with Mr. Fischer- Karuna Damle
#1 Door Hanger Artist Heather Ladman- Matthew Killham
Tote Bag with Colored Pencils, markers, and coloring books- Hailey Standish

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