Chronicle 05/04/18

05/05 Mayors Run
05/07-05/11 Teacher and Staff Appreciation
05/09 Chet Ager – 2nd Grade
05/10 Moore & Lux Middle School Tour
05/11 Walking Tour – 3rd Grade
05/15 State Primary Elections taking place in building 7AM-9PM
05/15 Dine Out Night – Goodcents – Pioneers/70th 5-8PM
05/17 2nd Grade Talent Show
05/18 Pajama Day!
05/18 5th Grade National Park Research
05/22 Dine Out – Runza 84th.PIne Lake 5-8PM
05/22 Kloefkornucopia! Parade 2:00 PM
05/23 Zoo Trip – 5th Grade
05/24 Field Day – Last Day of School – Report Cards go home
Message from Mrs. Bowhay
We had a wonderful turnout for our Earth Day/Kloefkorn Clean Up on Saturday, April  21. Thank you to all of the families who helped mulch our school grounds. Special thanks to Angela Korpas and Lori Volin, our PTO chairs for this project! Note: We have a straight edge shovel and a garden hoe that were leftover from earth day. If this belongs to you please pick it up from the office.
Thank you also to all of  our many volunteers who helped with Jane Jungle last weekend.  Our PTO chair, Trisha Wiebusch, did an outstanding job. Trisha volunteered countless hours to make our Janet Jungle fundraiser a huge success. Thank you Trisha!
I hope your children have been sharing what is happening in the art room right now.  Liz Shea McCoy, our artist in residence, taught our students about public art projects  this week and now the students are designing their own creative symbols that will be placed on our beautiful mosaic of love,  a 6 foot by 6 foot heart. The heart will be permanently displayed in our library for everyone to enjoy! What an amazing, once in a lifetime  opportunity for our students. We were able to fund this project by collecting box tops throughout the school year. PTO member, Susan Stibal, deserves a huge thank you for organizing our box top drive and counting thousands of box tops.  Please thank Susan when you see her.
Warmest Regards,
Polly Bowhay, principal
Mayor’s Run – Tomorrow
There are six heats with the first heat starting at 8 a.m. with 15-20 minutes between each heat. The heats are:
8 a.m.: boys grades 5-6
8:20 a.m.: girls grades 5-6
8:40 a.m.: boys grades 3-4
9 a.m.: girls grades 3-4
9:20 a.m.: boys 2nd grade and under
9:40 a.m.: girls 2nd grade and under

Any child may run with a heat of older children if they need to finish early. If you need to walk and plan to take over 12 minutes we encourage you to wait until after the first two heats. No roller skates or blades, skate boards or dogs are allowed. https://www.lincolnrun.org/races/mayors/

Field Day Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers for Kloefkorn Field Day. Field Day will be held on the last day of school May 18th. 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, 3rd & 5th
•12:25-2:25 PM: KG, 1st & 4th

Hurray, Hurray for Pajama Day!
Because Kloefkorn students and families sold over $16,000 in plants for the PTO Janet’s Jungle fundraiser, we will have an all-school Pajama Day on Friday, May 18th. Students can wear their favorite jammies and also bring slippers to wear indoors. Please keep in mind when choosing your comfy wear
that we will still go outside for recess, as usual, so shoes are necessary.
Kloefkornucopia Day
Tuesday, May 22rd
Grand Parade- 2:00 pm (weather permitting)  

Join us in celebrating our namesake Bill Kloefkorn, and the close of another successful school year!  Students in grades K-5 will walk in this special parade along with our honorary guest, Mrs. Kloefkorn as Grand Marshal!  Each grades theme will reflect something about Mr. Kloefkorn’s life.

Please join us along the parade route, our “big” block of land includes  Glass Ridge, Meursault, Oakville. Streets around our school will be barricaded beginning at 1:30 (neighbors may notice a police presence), and the parade will begin shortly thereafter.  Bring a lawn chair, wear your plaid, invite your favorite friends, grandparents, siblings, neighbors, and warm up your cheering voice as we celebrate the life – and honor the memory of – our beloved namesake Bill Kloefkorn.

Lost and Found
We have quite the coat collection in our Lost and Found. Feel free to stop in and take a look to see if anything belongs to your family.  Items left behind at the end of the school year will be donated to charity.

Negative Meal Balances
Negative meal balances need to be paid in full before June 1, 2018. The parent/guardian is responsible to pay for all school meal purchases made by their student(s). Negative balances can be paid in the school office or sent to Accounting, LPSDO Box 2, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.
Also, online payments can be made through May 28th at https://wapp.lps.org/scarlet/parentaccount/login.cfm?idx=y . Negative balance meal accounts will be referred to a collection agency if they are not paid. If you have questions regarding your child’s negative meal account, please contact Accounting at 402-436-1700.

Student Meal Account Refund or Balance Transfer
Balances for underclassmen will be automatically carried over to the next school year. Refunds from
student meal accounts are granted when a student graduates, leaves the District, or a special
circumstance necessitates the refund.
Upon request, money remaining in the student’s meal account may be transferred to another account or a refund may be requested. After three years, any remaining balances for students who have withdrawn from the District will be donated to the Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services Department.

Parents/guardians may request a refund or a transfer by completing the Meal Account Refund/Transfer
request and email to accountsreceivable@lps.org or mail to:

Lincoln Public Schools
Accounting Department
PO Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501
Please note-it may take 2-3 weeks to process a refund request.
Summer Punch Tickets
We have Summer Fun Punch Tickets for sale for $5. They have a $50+ value  for kid friendly activities throughout Lincoln. If you are interested in purchasing one, please turn in the form that went home in today’s folders.  

PTO Summer Media Dates 9:00AM-12:00PM
Come check out books in our library on Wednesdays  June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11 , 18 from 9:00-12:00.

Yearbook Committee
Yearbooks went out in last week in Friday Folders. If you thought you should have received a yearbook and didn’t please email yearbook-chair@kloefkornpto.org. There are a small selection still available for purchase in the office for $25. Must have exact cash or check at time of purchase. A special thank you to Katie Thimmesch for doing an AWESOME job with this year’s yearbook!  The Yearbook Committee wants to thank all the parents and teachers who submitted pictures this year for yearbook consideration. We couldn’t have completed the book without your help and loved seeing the moments you captured.  You all rock!

Box Tops
Thanks to our amazing families,  our students are working with our Artist in Residence to create our very own heart for permanent display in our library!
ARE YOU READY FOR ONE FINAL BOX TOP CONTEST OF THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR?

Any student who turns in Box Tops between now and May 18 will be eligible to win: 2 KC Royals Tickets, 2 Worlds of Fun Passes, Family 4-Pack of tickets to Lincoln Saltdogs. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 22. **Makes sure to mark you sheet or bag with first and last name
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
May 7th-11th is Teacher Appreciation Week! All week we will have an appreciation station at school.  Please stop by and help fill our station with as many thank yous as possible from parents and students letting our teachers and staff know that they are our Heroes!  There are still a few items to bring – if not food then supplies! Please utilize the sign up genius to let us know what you are bringing. As always we appreciate our parents and volunteers who support the Kloefkorn PTO and our activities that support Kloefkorn and our kids!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4a623aafc1-kloefkorn1