Chronicle 04/06/18

Coming up this month
NSCAS Testing continues throughout the month  – click here for testing dates (grades 3-5)
04/09 Janet Jungle Orders are Due
04/12 Art Night & Waffleman 5-8PM
04/13 One Day Without Shoes – Bring $1 to go shoeless (in your classroom only) for the day!
04/17 Dine Out – Goodcents – Pioneers/70th 5-8PM
04/19 Moore Middle School Parent Information Night
04/20 Hats on for Hunger Day (bring $1 to wear a hat, proceeds will go to Backpack Extra Mile Walk)
04/21 Kloefkorn Earth Day Cleanup 9am-12pm
04/23 Backpack Extra Mile Walk Donations Due
04/24 PLC Early Dismissal 1:33 PM
04/24 Strings concert 6:00 PM
04/24 Dine Out Night – Slim Chickens – 84th & Old Cheney 5-8pm
04/25   Final PTO General Meeting & Board Elections 6:30 PM
04/26 Band Concert 6:00 PM
04/27 No School
04/27 Janet Jungle Setup in Gym
04/28 Janet Jungle Pickup 9AM-1PM
Message from Mrs. Bowhay
I would like to give you a heads-up about a valuable survey that will be emailed to all LPS  families in April. This survey will ask about how you feel concerning a variety of aspects related to your child’s educational experiences and our school.
Please be aware that the address line in the email will look like this:
We use the results of these questions to improve our teaching and learning – to improve the education we provide to all students. We are grateful to everyone who will take the time – about 10 minutes – to complete the survey.
Watch for the email containing the survey: It will be available from April 16-May 18. Thanks so much.
Art Show – Volunteers Needed
Mr. Fischer would love to have your help hanging art for the Kloefkorn Art Show. If you can volunteer about an hour of your time come to the art room on Tuesday, April 10th. We will be starting right after school and will need help taping and hanging art. We appreciate the help!
One Day Without Shoes
Help us raise donations and awareness for People’s City Mission. Boxes have been set up in the front lobby for anyone that would like to drop off new or used shoes between now and April 13th. On April 10th we are allowing the students to wear fun socks and no shoes for the day if they donate $1. Note: Students still need to bring shoes for recess, gym, lunch, etc. They will be allowed to go shoeless within the classroom only.  (Read More)
Backpack Walk/Fundraiser – We need your help!
Fundraising envelopes are coming home Monday, April 9th for The Backpack Program of Lincoln and will be due back by April 23rd.  The annual Backpack Extra Mile Walk will be held on April 28, 2018 at 10:00am at East High. In partnership with The Food Bank of Lincoln, currently 2,303 LPS students at 32 LPS schools receive weekly food-filled backpacks. Over the past few years Kloefkorn has done an incredible job of fundraising for this amazing and important program. Our goal this year is $6,000. On April 20th we will have Hats on for Hunger Day. Any student that brings $1 can wear a hat for the day! This is a great opportunity to help spread kindness around our community! (Read More)
Mayor’s Run
This year marks the 31st Annual KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing. Known as midwest America’s largest children’s run, the Mayor’s Run will be giving away 30 bikes and $1 from every entry will be donated to BikeSafeIM.

Any 6th grade or younger child is eligible to run in the Mayor’s Run. Parents, grandparents, older siblings or an adult sponsor are welcome to enter on the family plan and accompany younger runners in heats 3, 4, 5 and 6 and receive a t-shirt. It is NOT necessary for adults to register to accompany a young runner.

If you register by April 19th you should be able to get your packet from Mr. Schmeeckle at school the Friday before the race.

Click here to learn more and to register.
Kloefkorn Preschool is celebrating the young child April 16-20, 2018!
The “Week of the Young Child” is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. The purpose of this week of celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

  •         April 16: Music Monday
    ·         April 17: Tasty Tuesday
    ·         April 18 : Work Together Wednesday
    ·         April 19: Artsy Thursday
    ·         April 20: Sharing Family Stories Friday

    We’re so excited for a week-long celebration of our youngest learners!

You can find out more information on this celebration by clicking here.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten
If your child turns 5 between August 1st and October 15th they are eligible to participate in an assessment conducted by LPS to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten.

If this is something that you are interested in you may stop in the front office to pick up an application starting April 3rd. To register, bring your completed application and original birth certificate to the front office and Christy will get you scheduled for an assessment. All assessments must be scheduled one week prior to the beginning of each round of testing and are completed at Eastridge Elementary. Click here to view available testing dates and learn more.   
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 our Kloefkorn representatives,  Kennedy Johnson (5th Grade) Kristen Riley (5th Grade Teacher)!

Art Night with The Waffleman
Come see your student’s art on display and stay for waffles! Kloefkorn’s Art Night & The Waffleman will be on Thursday, April 12th from 5-8pm. Waffleman meal is $8 per plate and includes waffles, 2 sausage links, and lemonade or water. Kids 5 and under are free.
We are looking for volunteers to help the Waffleman at the event. He needs lots of help to keep those waffles moving!  Shifts are only one hour in length; please sign up to help at the following link:  Thanks for your support of Kloefkorn school!

Earth Day
Please help us to celebrate Earth Day by joining us at Kloefkorn’s Earth Day cleanup.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 21st, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Feel free to come and go as works for your schedule!  We will be weeding and mulching the area around the school, and removing concrete chunks from the Field Area and filling any holes with dirt. Helpful items to bring with you include: yard waste bags, work gloves, gardening tools, larger shovels, wheelbarrows, buckets, etc.  Join us in caring for the space around our school. It will be fun!!!

Janet’s Jungle – Volunteers Needed
Final orders are due no later than this Monday, April 9th. Late orders cannot be accepted.
Janet’s Jungle is here and we need help setting up and getting purchased plants to families.  If you help volunteer on Friday, April 27th, 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 27th
Thank you very much in your support for Kloefkorn Elementary’s Spring Fundraiser – Janet’s Jungle.  Our children have been busy selling plants, now we need to set up so that folks can pick up their items and get their planting started! We will be setting up tables and plant stations in the gym as well as the attica.   Thanks again for all of your help, without you this wouldn’t be possible!

Janet’s Jungle Pick up – Saturday April 28th
Part 2 of Janet’s Jungle!  We will be needing folks to help make sure everyone gets their plants, restock plants, and finally clean up the school from this great fundraiser.  This is a great volunteer opp for families and high schoolers!