Chronicle 09/08/17

Coming up this Month
09/11   4th & 5th Grade Chorus Starts 7:10AM
09/12   Dine Out at DQ 5-8pm
09/18   Spirit Wear Online Store Closes
09/19  Dine Out at Runza 5-8pm
09/20   Picture Day
09/21   PTO General Meeting (drawing to win Fun Night Raffle Tickets!)
09/26   PLC Day- Early Release 1:33PM
09/26   Dine Out at Mr. Goodcents 5-8pm
Save the Date for next month
10/03   Dine Out at Big Red Sportsbar
10/06   Fun Night!
10/07   Pumpkin Run
10/09   Parent-Teacher Conferences
10/10   Dine out at Don & Millie’s
10/12   Parent-Teacher Conferences
10/16   No School
10/17   No School
10/17   Dine Out Mr. Goodcents 5-8pm
10/19   PTO General Meeting
10/25   Picture Retakes AM only
10/27   Movie Night – Emoji Movie
Principal’s News
Dear Kloefkorn Families,
It is hard to believe we have completed our 4th week of school already!  I hope your child is enjoying getting reacquainted with classmates, making new friends and building relationships with our highly skilled teachers.  We look forward to this year ahead and thank you in advance for your support.
I’d like to take this opportunity to remind all of you about the importance following our arrival and dismissal procedures to insure the safety of our students and to provide a smooth transition at a very busy time of day at Kloefkorn.  Please remember:

  • When dropping of your children in the morning in front/back loop, please have them ready to go (backpacks on, coats on….) so they can quickly exit your vehicle. This will allow for more families to use the front/back loop.
  • When in the front/back loop please do not get out of your vehicle when you are dropping off students in the morning or picking them up after school.
  • Please have your students exit your vehicle on the curb side.
  • You may not park and get out of your vehicle in the Kloefkorn front/back loop during arrival or dismissal. If you’d like to park and get out of your vehicle during this time please park on the street.
  • At dismissal, when driving through the front loop, please pull to the curb at the first open place to park (which may be up the driveway).  Our goal is to keep all vehicles moving to allow for as many of you as possible to pull into the loop.
  • Thank you so much for your cooperation!

At Kloefkorn we want all students to be successful. In order to ensure that students find success, Lincoln Public Schools has developed a framework of best practices for supporting student behavior throughout the school day. This framework includes evidence-based practices that we know lead to more positive outcomes for students. Some of the most powerful practices faculty and staff use include:

  • Developing and teaching all students our school and classroom expectations
  • Acknowledging positive behavior when we see it
  • Consistently practicing strategies that prevent problem behavior before it happens
  • Establishing consistent consequences
  • Using data to make decisions

All staff at Kloefkorn are working especially hard during these first weeks of school to teach our expectations and acknowledge positive behavior when we see it. In this way, we know we are laying the foundation for a productive and positive school year.
Mrs. Bowhay
Kloefkorn Team Web Pages
All of our grade level team websites are currently “under construction”.  The district has asked  that all LPS teachers move to  individual LMS pages, which can be accessed on ParentVue. Our Kloefkorn teacher training for the new LMS websites will be in early October.  We will let you know as soon as our new LMS teacher websites are ready to go.
Picture Day
Be sure to mark your calendar for September 20th. If for some reason your child(ren) are not in attendance that day or you are not satisfied with the photo, retakes will be on October 25th in the morning.  Click here for 5 useful tips to help your child get ready for a great picture day! Information about ordering will go home today. Order packets will go home next week. If you would like to order online ahead of time you can visit and use picture day ID# BN207132Q0.
A Note from the Health Office
Every year in the fall a dentist comes to Kloefkorn to see all students who have not been seen by a dentist within the last year. If your student has seen a dentist in the last year please send me an email ( or a quick phone call (402-436-1148 ext 2), with the date of the exam, and I will update our records for your student. By doing this it will eliminate the need for the student to be pulled out of class and be seen by the dentist. Thank you so much for your help in making this a successful year.
Birthdays and Celebrations/Lincoln Public Schools Guidelines
Birthdays are a special day in a child’s life. We will recognize birthdays. Please DO NOT send birthday invitations, treats, balloon bouquets, flowers, etc., to the school. These items will not be delivered to classrooms.
We are not able to share student names, addresses, and phone numbers. It is district policy and can be found the K-5 Common Practices online book and/or
The Kloefkorn PTO annually publishes a Student Directory that can be used for this purpose.  The PTO’s annual membership fee includes one copy of the directory per family, and is currently in the process of publication – watch for it soon!
5th Grade says THANKS PTO!
The 5th grade had so much fun at the Saltdogs game last week and looked awesome in their matching shirts. A big thank you to the PTO for providing the team shirts!
Pumpkin Run
Nebraska Sports Council is hosting its 15th Annual Kids 1-mile Cross Country Fun Run at Pioneers Park on October 7th. Registration is available online and will remain open until October 6th. There will also be forms available at school if you would like to fill out a paper copy and turn in with (exact) cash or check. Paper forms will only be accepted until September 22nd. Shirts and packets will be passed out on Friday, October 6th at school.
Additional information about this race (cost, times, course, parking, weather, etc.) can be found on the Nebraska Sports Council Website.
Professional Qualifications
Parents may request and the District will provide information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s teachers and paraprofessionals.
Committee Thank you!
Big Thank You to our Hospitality Committee and parents who helped make our back to school breakfast so successful.
Big Thank You to our 5th Grade Social Committee for coordinating everything for our 5th Grade Salt Dogs game!
Kloefkorn Spiritwear
Show your school spirit with Kloefkorn Cubs Spiritwear! You may choose from t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and sweatshirts. The following design options will be available:
The designs will be available for purchase from the online store September 5 through September 18. You may access the store at: If parents and students order from a desktop computer, choose the grade of the student under shipping options for easier distribution.
PTO Student Directory
We know that the PTO Directory is an important piece of sending birthday invitations to classmates and we will work to get this out as soon as possible. We are working to have them out to PTO members as soon as possible. To receive a directory, be sure to sign up for the PTO by clicking here.
Destination Imagination Information Night!
Join us for our DI Open House TONIGHT, Friday, September 8th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Kloefkorn cafeteria. DI is an after school program that promotes teamwork, builds problem solving skills and encourages creativity! This year we are excited to offer three different levels of DI programming to students. This program is for grades K-5.  We will also be recruiting parents to become DI coaches. Click here to learn more about Destination Imagination!  
Fun Night October 6th!
Fun Knight is the theme!  Come join us for our annual Fun Night with Dragons, Knights, Princesses and more.  Register and pre-pay at:
After School Programs
It’s a new school year, and we have a new set of after school classes!  Classes are open to all Kloefkorn students who wish to participate. This Fall we are offering a wide selection of classes, including Chess, Lego, P.E., Art, Destination Imagination, Theater, and a new STEAM class.  A reminder to sign up will come home in Friday Folders on September 8. Registration will all be done online, and payment will be made at the time of registration.  For full class descriptions and registration, please visit
Help Kloefkorn support as you shop!
Shop Amazon through this link and up to 8% of your purchases made will go directly to the PTO.
Box Tops are also a great way to help raise money for our school! In previous years we have earned over $1,600 for Box Tops that were turned in! Box Tops can be found hundreds of products! Click here to view participating products or here to learn more about what the Box Top Education Program is! Don’t forget to download the Box Tops App for bonus box tops!
Kloefkorn Yearbook – First day of School and Star City Shores
The year has started and we need help capturing all our special moments at school.  Please send pics to  (email actual size please).  We really need pictures from the First Day of School and Star City Shores – Thanks!!
October Parent Teacher Conferences – Dinner Sign up
The Kloefkorn Hospitality committee provides food for teachers on conference nights and is in need of volunteers. These meals are provided by parent volunteers. We need volunteers for October 9th and 12th. Food can be homemade or store bought and needs to be at school by 3:30pm on the days of the conference. Dishes can be picked up at 6:45p or the next day (the staff loves leftovers!). Thank you in advance for volunteering to bring a dish for the teachers. The PTO appreciates all our parent volunteers!! Sign up at:
Kloefkorn PTO Membership
A reminder to families who want to re-new their membership and get access to our annual directory, please go to:
25,000 Box Tops = Kloefkorn’s Artist-in-Residence
Go through the cupboards. Call the relatives. Ask the neighbors!
Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to raise money for Kloefkorn. For every Box Top we collect, the school earns $.10.
Goal:                10,000 Box Tops by Oct 25
15,000 more Box Tops by February 23
All Box Tops will go towards bringing an Artist-in-Residence to Kloefkorn in May.  This opportunity builds on Kloefkorn’s already incredible art program and gives students a “one-of-a kind” experience.
Grades with the most Box Tops on Wednesday, Oct 25th will win class parties.
•          1st Place –  Popsicle Party
•          2rd Place –  Extra Recess
ALL School Goal:   Collect 10,000 Box Tops by Oct 25 and Kloefkorn will celebrate with Hat Day!!
Return Box Tops NOW to your child’s teacher.  We will chart each grade’s collection progress inside the school.   Thank you for supporting our Cubs!!!