December 4, 2020
12/7-12-10 Return Annual Holiday Food Drive Bags
12/11 No School-Elementary Plan Day-NEW
12/11 Remote Learning Material Pickup (9:00 am-3:30 pm)
12/15 Early Dismissal/PLC Day- 1:33 pm, No Preschool
12/22 End of Quarter 2
12/22 Remote Learning Material Pickup (9:00 am-3:30 pm)
12/23-1/4 Winter Break-No School
12/24-12/25 Office Closed
12/31-1/1 Office Closed
1/5 Students Return to School
1/5 Permit Deadline
1/12 K-5th-Early Dismissal/Added PLC Day-1:33pm NEW
1/12 Preschool- AM preschool classrooms in session. NEW
Preschool- PM preschool classrooms NOT in session. NEW
We are happy to be back after an extended Thanksgiving break. In just 3 short weeks we will be at the end of the first semester of school! Our students and staff have truly done amazing work in the most unimaginable circumstances. I’m so proud of our Kloefkorn community.
PTO is sponsoring a food drive for our sister school, Riley Elementary. If you are able, please consider participating in our food drive. Oldest/only students received a brown paper bag today with suggestions for food donations. The bags can be returned anytime between now and December 11. PTO volunteers will take the donated food to Riley. Thank you PTO for sponsoring this project!
If your child is missing a coat, gloves/mittens….please have him/her check our lost and found. Over winter break, we will donate all lost and found items that have not been claimed.
Computing Services Information
Personal Computing Devices
This time of year often brings questions about whether students are allowed to use personal computing devices instead of the district issued Chromebook. Where completing school work is concerned, the answer to this question is “no.” There are a number of reasons for this, but you should be aware that the LPS Chromebook comes with limits on the web sites that can be visited and the applications that can be accessed. You can support teachers’ efforts in managing a consistent learning environment by encouraging your student to use the district issued Chromebook.
Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs) in LPS
LPS believes that high-quality curriculum and instruction can be enhanced with effective use of Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs). To that end, a district committee continually works to identify ITTs that are safe for student use, support district learning goals, and encourage innovative teaching and learning. The most frequently used, approved ITTs are made available to students and staff in the LPS Portal. Learn more about the LPS Portal here: https://home.lps.org/cs/2016/08/08/the-lps-portal/. Need a conversation starter with your student? Ask them for a tour of their LPS Portal and which ITTs they’re currently using in class.
Support for Students Learning Remotely
Stop by the LPS website and enter the word “remote” into the Search, Keyword field in the top-right.
The “Student Support” page on the Remote Learning site has links to valuable resources to support your student while learning from home. Make sure your students are familiar with the information about how to successfully connect with their teachers using StudentVue.
The “Parent and Guardian Support” page is filled with valuable information designed to help you help your student. Familiarize yourself with the “10 Remote Learning Things to Know.”
LPS Help Desk is available
Is your student having trouble connecting to their classes? The LPS Help Desk is available to help! Call 402-436-1735 between 7:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.
During the week of December 7, we will be collecting food donations for our sister school Riley Elementary. We will send home a paper bag with a list of items to donate on Friday, December 4. Please consider filling this bag with any/all of the items on the list and have your child return the bag to school December 7-11.
Food Items to Donate
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly Cereal
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Fruit Snacks/Fruit Roll Ups
- Individually packaged fruit/applesauce
- Granola Bars