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Chronicle 09/07/18

Lincoln Public Schools

09/11    4th & 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal Begins 7:20 AM

09/11    PTO Dine Out – Dairy Queen 87th & Highway 2

09/18    PTO Dine Out – Don & Millie’s 56th Street

09/19    Picture Day

09/20    PTO General Meeting 7:00 PM Media Center

09/21    Walk-A-Thon

09/25    PLC Early Release Day 1:33PM  No Pre-School

09/25    PTO Dine Out – Big Red Restaurant 88th & Highway 2

10/02    PTO Dine Out – Slim Chickens 84th & Old Cheney

10/03    5th Grade Field Trip – Morrill Hall 9:15 AM-11:30 AM

10/03    3rd Grade Field Trip – Morrill Hall 12:15 PM-2:00 PM

10/04    5th Grade Field Trip – Morrill Hall 9:15 AM-11:30 AM

10/04    3rd Grade Field Trip – Morrill Hall 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

10/04    PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM

10/05    Fun Night 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

10/06    Pumpkin Run

From the Principal’s Desk…

Kloefkorn Families,

Our students and staff have completed the 4th week of the 2018-2019 school year and I couldn’t be more proud of our Kloefkorn community!  Our school theme this year “I Choose Kind” is spreading all over our building!

As you know, I shared in our August Chronicle that our students have more time to eat lunch this year!  In the past, students had 20 minutes in the cafeteria, they now have 30 minutes. Allowing more time for students to eat lunch was a request I heard from parents last year.  As a result, we needed to find a way to add 10 minutes to the lunch schedule without taking time from instruction and we couldn’t add 10 minutes to the school day!  So, we made some procedural adjustments and accomplished our goal.  We’ve gone through a trial and error process the past few weeks but I believe we’ve got it down and it is working well.  I’d like to share our changes with you.

In years past, teachers came to the cafeteria to pick up their students and then they took restroom breaks before beginning instruction. This year, students take restroom breaks during their 30-minute lunch.   Some students stop in the restroom before they come to the cafeteria, other are dismissed by adults to take restroom breaks during their lunch.  At the end of lunch, students are escorted back to their classrooms by lunchroom supervisors and classroom teachers greet students at their doors. Our teachers really appreciate that students have the opportunity to take a restroom break before they get back to class. This way teachers can begin instruction immediately with all students present.

If our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders finish lunch early they have the opportunity to take an outdoor walking/talking break (weather permitting). Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are having fun walking around a track with their friends.  Our kindergarten, 1st and 2ndgraders seem to need the entire 30 minutes to eat their lunches.

This year, our classroom teachers are supervising lunch recess. In years past, paraeducators and specialists supervised lunch recess. We have found that having classroom teachers supervise recess allows for more consistency.  And the number of student incidents on the playground have dropped significantly!

To get almost 500 students in and out of the cafeteria as smoothly and quickly as possible we have students sit at designated homeroom tables with their classmates.  Students know exactly what table to sit at when they walk into the cafeteria. If students bring their lunches from home, they can begin eating as soon as they are seated.  If students are having hot lunch, they are dismissed by tables to get their lunches, no more waiting in long lines to get through the hot lunch line.  We’ll be mixing up the lunch table assignments throughout the school year.  We’ve already reassigned many of our students to different lunch tables and will continue to do so throughout the school year.  This is another great opportunity for our students to show kindness towards each other as they get the opportunity to have lunch conversations with everyone in their class throughout the school year. This is an important life skill!

We are very happy we’ve been able to find a way to give students more time to eat lunch this year.  The Kloefkorn staff believe the modifications we’ve made in the cafeteria to allow for more eating time, bathroom breaks before returning to class, classroom teachers supervising recess, and, giving 3rd through 5th graders opportunities to get some additional exercise, outweighs the procedural changes we’ve needed to make.  Working to improve instruction and keeping your students safe is our number one priority.

Our students and staff are really looking forward to our very first PTO sponsored  Pajama Jam Walk-a-Thon!  We are encouraging families to join us September 21st to come to school and walk with students during their designated  specials time.  What a great way to have fun, get exercise and raise money for our PTO.

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders recently completed MAP testing.  Individual student test results will  be sent home in the next couple of weeks. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will take the MAP again in January.  This is an excellent way for teachers and parents to see student growth.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Bowhay

Picture Day

Be sure to mark your calendar for September 19th. 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 24th 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. If you would like to order online ahead of time you can visithttps://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and use picture day ID# BN208132Q0.

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 (rhadley@lps.org) 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.

Chorus Rehearsal Begins – 4th & 5th

Chorus rehearsals begin this TuesdaySeptember 11th. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday mornings from 7:20 – 8:10 am when school is in session. Students will enter through the office doors no earlier than 7:10 am. Attendance will be sent to the office at approximately 7:30 am. Please contact Mrs. Moates in advance if your student need to miss a rehearsal. If you have signed up for chorus and have not received an email from Mrs. Moates with more detailed information, please email her at mmoates@lps.org.

New Volunteer Policy – Field Trips

Adults that attend field trips are now required to be level III volunteer to attend. If you plan to volunteer at any point throughout the school year, please complete the online LPS Volunteer Application. Once you complete this application you are eligible to volunteer for the next 3 years. After 3 years you will be contacted via email that you need to reapply. If you indicate  you will be attending a field trip, you will receive a follow up email asking for information to run a background check. You need to complete that portion of the application within 7 days of receiving the email. If you have any questions please contact the main office. 402-436-1148 Click here to complete the volunteer application

Pumpkin Run

Nebraska Sports Council is hosting its 16th Annual Kids 1-mile Cross Country Fun Run at Pioneers Park on October 6thRegistration is available online and will remain open until October 5th. 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 21st. Shirts and packets will be passed out on Friday, October 5th at school.

Additional information about this race (cost, times, course, parking, weather, etc.) can be found on the Nebraska Sports Council Website.

Big Ticket Week

Attached to this email is a free ticket for elementary and middle school students to attend a high school sporting event the week of Sept 10-15. There is also a list of games on the ad. If you are not able to print this off , you will also receive a copy of the ad/ticket in your community news that went home in Friday Folders today2018 Big Ticket.jpg

LPS is…

What does Lincoln Public Schools mean to our community? This past summer LPS posed that question – to our community, our families, our staff and our students – asking folks to describe LPS in one, single word. Lincoln Public Schools is ______ .

LPS had hundreds and hundreds of responses – words that praised our school district with a breadth and depth of incredibly strong and powerful expressions of faith in Lincoln’s public schools. We gathered all of the amazing responses, choose the top nine responses, and we will make them our nine LPS themes for each month throughout the 2018-19 school year.

To launch the initiative at the beginning of this school year, we chose a word that captures the very essence of public schools in Lincoln. For September, Lincoln Public Schools is – HOPE.

For more visit lps.org/is.

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!

THANK YOU!!

Pajama Jam!

Just two weeks left to get in your pledges for this year’s Pajama Jam Walk-a-thon! Please remember to sign up your child(ren) atwww.pledgestar.com/kloefkorn. You can use their system to send an easy email to help get their donations going. Cash and checks are also accepted in the office until 9/21 and will be credited to your student. You are welcome to send them as they are received so we can track our way to our goal of $25,000.

Kids: if we get to our goal, Mrs. Bowhay will dress as an emoji at Fun Night!

Adults: if we hit our fundraising goal, the PTO will not ask families to sell ANYTHING this year!

Crayola ColorCycle Program

Do you ever wish those dead markers didn’t have to end up in the landfill? Now they don’t! Bring your dried up markers (even highlighters and dry erase!) to school and repurpose them with the Crayola ColorCycle program! Just drop them off in the office or have your child bring them to their classroom. It’s an easy way to make the Earth better for our kids! For more information, visitwww.crayola.com/colorcycle.

Kloefkorn Spiritwear

Show your school spirit with Kloefkorn Cubs Spiritwear! The online store will be open September 11th through midnight on September 23rd. You may purchase articles of clothing with Kloefkorn designs from the following website: http://stores.inksoft.com/kloefkorn.

After School Programs

You still have a few days to get registered for the first session of after school programs. We have many excellent classes that still have spots available. Registration ends 9/13! https://kloefkornpto.org/after-school-programs/

PTO Email and Website

PTO uses our email distribution list for announcements and information. Members are automatically signed up with the member email address. But, if you are not a member or have multiple family members interested in receiving our email, please sign up for our list here:

PTO Email List

A huge THANK YOU to our technology committee for working on our website this year. It’s packed with lots of info, so check it out! PTO Website.

Pirate Fun Night October 5th!

ARR you ready for Fun Night?

Registration opens today for Pirate Fun Night! This annual event will take place from 5:30-8:00 at Kloefkorn. Join us for games, prizes, concessions, photo booth, and more! Those registering early will save money and skip the lines and head right to the fun!

Register and pre-pay at: https://kloefkornpto.org/fun-night/

Kloefkorn PTO Membership

A reminder to families who want to join or renew their membership and get access to our annual directory, please go to: https://kloefkornpto.org/membership/

Membership deadline is September 14 to ensure a copy of the directory.

October Conference Meals

Can you help our teachers feel your appreciation on the long conference nights? Food should be dropped off by 3:00 on conference days! http://signup.com/go/HhAEQhz

 

Chronicle 08/17/18

08/21-08/30 MAP Testing 3rd-5th

08/21   PTO Dine Out – Don and Millie’s in Edgewood (99 cent shakes!)

08/22   5th Grade Field Trip – Saltdogs Game

08/23   PTO General Meeting/Fun Night Planning 7:00

08/24   Pajama Jam Packets sent home

08/28   PLC Early Dismissal 1:33PM

08/31   After School Program registration opens

09/03   No School – Labor Day – Office Closed

09/06   4th Grade Field Trip – Pioneers Park

09/06   PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM

Message from Mrs. Bowhay

Kloefkorn Families,

What a fantastic first week of school!  Our students and families are the best.  We’ve spent our first few days building community, teaching routines/procedures and getting into curriculum.  Lots of learning has happened this week!
Here are a few procedural reminders that will help us keep our school running like a top at arrival and dismissal.

  • Students eating breakfast may arrive at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast.  All other students are to arrive between 8:00  and 8:10.  Please remember, we have no adult supervision prior to 8:00 am.
  • As students are dropped off in the morning in the front loop or the south side of the building, please stay in your vehicle as you drop off your child(ren).  If you’d like to park and walk up to the school you’ll need to park your vehicle on the street or in the parking lot.  We must keep the traffic in the loop moving at all times.
  • At dismissal, if you pick up your children in the front loop, please stay in your vehicle and wait for your child(ren) to walk to you.  If you choose to meet your child on the school grounds, you must park your vehicle on the street or in the parking lot.

As you know, we greet and dismiss over 400 children every day.  Safety is our top priority!

Thank you for your cooperation.

If your child(ren) are telling you they  have more time to eat  lunch everyday, they are correct.  All grade levels will have 30 minutes in the cafeteria this year.  This extra time will allow for students to have a little more time to eat and we will make sure everyone gets a restroom break during this time.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Bowhay
Pets on School Property

For the safety and well-being of students, parents, community members and staff, pets/personal companion animals are not allowed to be brought on school grounds when students are present. Having your pet in the car with you when you pick up your child is acceptable.

Not Receiving Emails?

Kloefkorn uses email as a main source of communication throughout the year. Unfortunately, any users that have a hotmail account have issues receiving our emails. This is a district wide issue. Hotmail is notorious for blocking anything that comes from LPS. The district office has tried to fix this with hotmail a number of times, but has not been successful. If you have a hotmail account, we recommend using another provider or having a second email on file. Sometimes our emails end up in the spam folder and sometimes they are blocked entirely. If you have any questions or would like to update your email address please contact the office. 402-436-1148

 

MAP Testing

Students in grades 3-8 and some high school students will take the MAP Growth test at least two times this school year. LPS uses the MAP Reading, Math, and Language Usage tests for this purpose and to fulfill the state requirement that elementary and middle school students take a norm-referenced achievement test. Teachers and administrators will work together to use the results to help plan instruction for students.

During these testing periods, we encourage you to make sure your children are in school unless they are ill. The best preparation for these tests is to come to school well rested with a positive attitude toward taking the tests. It is important your child do their best on these tests so LPS teachers and administrators have accurate information about your child’s knowledge and skills for instructional planning. Click here to view testing dates & learn more. 

If you have further questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office.

 

Chorus for 4th & 5th Grade Students

The Kloefkorn Chorus is a select music group that meets weekly in the music room on Tuesday mornings before school from 7:20-8:10 am.  Membership in this performing group is a privilege and a responsibility for 4th & 5th grade students only. The Kloefkorn Chorus serves as an ambassador for Kloefkorn Elementary and will be performing throughout the school year within our school and in our community. Chorus signup is available through Friday, August 24th (midnight).Click here to sign up

 

Strings for 4th & 5th Grade Students 
If your children were enrolled in strings prior to Open House, you should have received an “Open House & Important Information” e-mail from our strings teacher, Mrs. Holloman. If you did not receive this email, please contact Mrs. Holloman at ahollom@lps.org so she can ensure you receive this information. Students will receive a letter by Friday, August 17th with more details about their string lessons. Students will not need instruments for their first lesson. Lessons will start the week of August 20th. If you have any questions about strings or getting an instrument, please contact Mrs. Holloman by email.
Volunteers

If you plan to volunteer at any point throughout the school year, please complete the online LPS Volunteer Application. Once you complete this application you are eligible to volunteer for the next 3 years. After 3 years you will be contacted via email that you need to reapply. If you indicate that you will be attending a field trip, you will receive a follow up email asking for information to run a background check. You need to complete that portion of the application within 7 days of receiving the email. If you have any questions please contact the main office. 402-436-1148 Click here to complete the volunteer application

Friday Folders

We need your help to get the Friday Folders filled each week. This a fast and easy way to volunteer at Kloefkorn. All folders need to be filled by 1:00pm.  If you are going to be late, please notify the office. You can start as early as 8:00. Unfortunately, this is an adult only volunteer opportunity and no younger siblings can help. You only need to stuff the folders unless you are volunteering with the kindergarten class. Kindergarten is the only class that you need to stuff the folders into the back pack. We really do appreciate your help. Click here to sign up

 

PTO Membership and 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. To receive a directory, be sure to sign up for the PTO by clicking here. Even if you joined last year, you must join each year to receive the directory.

 

PTO Email

PTO uses our email distribution list for announcements and information. Members are automatically signed up with the member email address. But, if you are not a member or have multiple family members interested in receiving our email, please sign up for our list here: PTO Email List

 

Walk-a-Thon

On September 21st  we will hold our first annual Walk-A-Thon! The Walk-a-Thon is a 30 minute walk with the purpose of getting the kids involved in raising money for our school while doing a fun and healthy activity. Students are asking for sponsorship from friends and family to support them in this event. The walk will take place on the path around the school during each grades’ specials time. We encourage parents and grandparents to join their student during their walk time. The school receives 100% of the proceeds from this event since there is no cost of anything being sold. It’s easy, it’s fast, and most of all it’s healthy!

Save the Date and please check your child’s Friday Folders on 8/24 for more information.

 

Fun Night Planning – First General PTO Meeting

All are welcome to the first PTO meeting of the school year. We will approve the budget, hear from Mrs. Bowhay about the beginning of the school year, give ideas for the school year, and plan for our Pirate Fun Night! Everyone in attendance will be entered to win two wristbands for Pirate Fun Night! The meeting is August 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Media Center. We hope to see you there!

 

After School Programs

Our PTO sponsored after school programs will start mid September. Sign up will be online and will go live August 31st. Watch for a reminder about sign up in Friday Folders and Facebook on 08/31.

The classes being offered for the first quarter are:

  • Lego Club
  • Theatre
  • Chess
  • Creative Writing
  • Girl Empowerment (3-5)
  • Knitting/Weaving (3-5)
  • Party with the Penguins (K-2)
  • Think Box Club w/ LCM (1-3)
  • Kindness Club (2-3)

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 on hundreds of products! Click here to view participating products or clickhere to learn more about what the Box Top Education Program is!

Chronicle 07/18/18

07/18 Last Media Day for the Summer 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

07/20 Family Swim Night at Star City Shores 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

08/02 PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM

08/09 Open House/Safe Walk 6:00-7:00 PM

08/13 First Day of School – Early Dismissal 1:33 PM

08/14 Early Dismissal 1:33 PM

08/15 Early Dismissal 1:33 PM

Message from Mrs. Bowhay

Dear Kloefkorn Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We hope you are having a wonderful summer break and will soon be ready to join us for another year of learning. Please take a moment to read the following information regarding the first few days of school.

This year we welcome the following new professionals to Kloefkorn:

  • Patti Bassett- preschool teacher AM
  • Christa Smith- preschool teacher PM
  • Shari Freeman-preschool resource teacher
  • Tiffany Geis-1st grade
  • Michael Rader-2nd grade
  • Paige Meter-3rd grade
  • Alyssa Hoxworth-3rd grade
  • Sarah Kerbs-4th grade
  • Mary Abebe-Computer Science
  • Matt Palmberg-Special Education-Welcome back Mr. Palmberg!

Open House: Thursday, August 9th 6:00-7:00 PM  

  • Practice arriving at school using the safest route  
  • Meet your new team of teachers, tour the building and find your classroom  
  • Return all completed paperwork and deposit lunch money in the cafeteria  
  • Update Census Form and complete Arrival/Dismissal Form
  • Join the Kloefkorn PTO

First Day of School: Monday, August 13

Optional breakfast will be served every morning starting on the first day of school  

  • 7:45 a.m.-8:05 a.m. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria
  • 8:00 a.m.-8:10 a.m. Students may arrive (*teachers will meet students outside on the first day of school)  
  • 8:15 a.m. school begins  
  • 1:33 p.m. school dismisses

School will dismiss early (1:33 p.m.) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Regular School Hours Begin Thursday, August 16th  

  • 7:45-8:05 a.m. Students eating breakfast arrive and report to the cafeteria
  • 8:00-8:10 a.m. 1 st-5th grade students arrive and go directly to the gym.  Kindergarten students arrive and walk to the kindergarten hallway
  • 8:15 a.m. school begins  
  • 2:53 p.m. school dismisses

Classroom Assignments

Parent/Guardians will receive an email letting them know who their child’s/children’s teacher will be for the 2018-19 school year within the first two weeks of August. If for some reason you do not receive the email, the class lists will also be posted at Open House on August 9th.

Nutritional Services

See attached for three important documents for information regarding:

  • Meal Prices 
  • Unpaid Meal Charges 
  • Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals 
  • Meal Account & Balance Transfers

 

As we look to the year ahead, please know that the staff at Kloefkorn want to partner with you to make this a productive and successful year for your children. We are committed to academic excellence and meeting the needs of each student. If you have questions or concerns about your child throughout the year, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me at 402-436-1148.

Warmest Regards,

Polly Bowhay

Principal

Family Swim Night

Join us for Family Swim Night at Star City Shores on July 20th from 8:30PM-10:00PM to celebrate the end of summer! Incoming Cub families and graduating 5th grade families are welcome.  Admission to the pool is covered by Kloefkorn PTO. Concession stand will be open! We hope to see you there!

Summer Media & Bookmobile

We hope everyone enjoyed getting time at the school this summer to do some fun activities and check out books! Don’t forget, you still have the opportunity to check out books through our Bookmobile that is at the school every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 PM.

The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks on tape and CD, computer games, and large print titles. Requests for items not currently on the Lied Bookmobile can be made by placing holds through the library’s online catalog, by calling any library location, or by submitting titles to Lied Bookmobile staff. Please allow several days before your stop for items to reach the Lied Bookmobile when placing holds.

The next scheduled stops are listed below:

  • July 18th
  • August 1st
  • August 15th
  • August 29th

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

Chronicle 04/20/18

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
05/01 Chorus Concert 6pm
05/01 Dine Out Night – Big Red Keno – 5-8pm
05/03 Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm
 
Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month:
April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The following statement will be read to our students on April 25th. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Bowhay.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We want to reach out to students who may be experiencing abuse or neglect. They are not alone and never at fault. If you, or someone you know, is being hurt, please tell a trusted adult. We realize that it takes courage to talk about these things, but the adults in this building are always available to talk with you or listen to you. We want all of our students to feel safe and will do what we can to help.
If you need to make a report of child abuse or neglect, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-652-1999 or the Lincoln Police Department Non-Emergency/Dispatch at 402-441-6000.
 
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation will be held for our incoming Cubs on May 3rd from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Parents are invited to come for a presentation with our principal, Mrs. Bowhay and our kindergarten teachers. The new Cubs will visit the classroom and begin to get to know our kindergarten teachers. You may bring any additional paperwork we may have missed at registration. We ask that you only bring your incoming student. Our PTO will provide popsicles on the playground at 7:00. If you have any questions please contact the office at 402-436-1148.
 
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Day Without Shoes Our students donated hundreds of pairs of shoes and $463 to the City Mission!
Art Show & WafflemanMr. Fisher did a fabulous job organizing all of the beautiful art that is currently on display in our hallways. We had a wonderful turnout  for Waffle Man. Thank you Angela Korpus for charing this event. Thank you to the 5th graders and 3rd grade Girl Scouts for helping make the event a great success.
Janet’s Jungle-Tricia Wiebusch did a phenomenal job chairing this annual fundraiser.   We sold over $16,000!
 
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 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, 3rd, 5th
12:25-2:25 PM: KG, 1st, 4th
 
BackPack Fundraiser
Our BackPack Extra Mile fundraising for 2018 is almost over!  Please return the white donation envelopes to your child’s teacher on or before Monday, April 23.  We greatly appreciate all your efforts to help raise funds for families in need of food in Lincoln.

BackPack Walk: Saturday, April 28 at 10:00am, East High School
Checks: Payable to the Food Bank or to Kloefkorn
Donating online:  http://www.lincolnfoodbank.org/extramile/

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!
http://signup.com/go/rRgrVQf

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!
http://signup.com/go/aoLVJcK

Kloefkorn Staff Appreciation Week 2018
May 7th-11th is Teacher Appreciation Week! This year’s theme is Our Incredible Heroes. Let’s show our awesome Kloefkorn teachers some love! We are asking parents and volunteers to sign up to bring treats and gifts each day of the week. 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

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: lpsesu18@qualtrics-survey.com.
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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D49ABA62FA1F58-kloefkorn5.  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!
http://signup.com/go/rRgrVQf

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!
http://signup.com/go/aoLVJcK

Chronicle 03/23/18

03/27 PLC Day – Early dismissal @ 1:33PM
03/29 Report Cards Go Home in (Thursday) Folders
03/23-30 PTO After School Program Registration
03/30 No School
04/02 No School
04/03 Dine out night – Big Red Keno 5-8pm
04/05 PTO Board Meeting
 
NSCAS Testing begins next week  – click here for testing dates (grades 3-5)
NSCAS (Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System) testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade is right around the corner.  Kloefkorn students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be participating in a language arts and math assessment. Our fifth graders will also participate in science test. There is a link for our testing schedule below. Being in school during testing is very important. There are several things parents can do to positively contribute to their child’s success.  Encourage your child to put forth their best effort with positive statements expressing confidence in their abilities and their efforts. Reinforce those good habits of plenty of rest too. Your support goes a long way to help your child to do their very best in school. As always, we appreciate your support. Our teachers have done an excellent job preparing our students to show what they know and I am confident our students will perform very well!

Mrs. Bowhay
Principal
 
Mayors 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.
 
LPS Summer Technology Program registration is now open!
The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 4 through 9 in the fall of 2018. The goal of the program is to provide upper elementary and middle level students a fun, exciting, and challenging opportunity to explore their interest in computers and technology. Over 20 classes available in computer science, digital media, and robotics. Morning and afternoon sessions! Cost is $80 per class for Lincoln residents. Go to http://wp.lps.org/stp/ to register.
 
6th Grade Parent Information Night
Moore Middle School would like to invite incoming 6th grade families for the 2018/19 school year to attend our Parent Information Night on Thursday, April 19th. Two identical sessions will be offered. Families with the last name A-M are asked to attend from 5:45-6:45 PM and last name N-Z are encouraged to attend from 7:00-8:00 PM. Information on what 6th grade day looks like, courses and placement, clubs/activities and middle school policies will be shared. You’ll also be able to take a self-guided tour of the school at the end of the session. While the information being presented is geared primarily toward parents, future 6th grades are welcome to attend. There will be other opportunities for students to visit the school in May.
If you have further questions, please contact the Moore main office at 402-436-1225.
After School Program – Registration
Spring has sprung, and it’s time for our last session of after school programs!  Classes are open to all Kloefkorn students who wish to participate. Scholarships are available; please email asp-chair@kloefkornpto.org for more information.
A full list of class descriptions, meeting times, costs, etc can be found on the Kloefkorn PTO website by using the link provided below. – LEGO, P.E., STEAM, Games and Chess!

Spring term classes will run from April 4 through May 17.

Registration will be open from Friday, March 23 through Friday, March 30.  

Please register online as soon as possible, as classes will be filled based on registration date.  Payment for classes will be made online at the time of registration. Please make note of class dates before registering!

Classes will meet immediately after school.  At the end of class your child will be lead to the front doors of the school or to Family Services.  Please be prompt in picking up your child!

For full class descriptions and to sign up for classes, please visit:

https://kloefkornpto.org/asp

If you have any questions, please contact Angela at asp-chair@kloefkornpto.org.

Janet Jungle
This week we had our first money long jump! Congrats to Lauren Haney (KG) and Emily Nieman (5th)!
Does your student want to participate in the money long jump? Sell as much as you can each week!  
The top selling student in PreK to 2nd grade, and the top selling student in 3rd grade to 5th grade will
get to participate in the money long jump during lunch and take home some cash!
 
Janet’s Jungle sells high quality plants at great prices.   All plants are locally grown right here in the Midwest. You’ll be getting premium plants and supporting our school!
 
Sales are being accepted now until April 9th.  Or order online until April 4.
http://janetsjungle.com/lincoln-nebraska-kloefkorn-elementary-school.html
Late orders will not be accepted so. Pick up will be on Saturday, April 28th 9-1 pm,
Prizes will be given for top selling students, top selling classrooms, and for achieving the school wide goal.
 
We need YOUR help! Please consider volunteering your time April 27 or 28th to help with plant distribution. All volunteers will get to pick their plants up first! More information to follow

Chronicle 03/09/18

Coming up
03/09 Yearbook orders due today
03/12-16 Spring Break
03/20 Dine Out – Goodcents Pioneers/70th
03/22 PTO General Meeting – Finalized Office Slate – 6:30 Media Center
03/29 Report Cards Go Home in (Thursday) Folders
03/30 No School
 
Kloefkorn Families,
3rd quarter ends today, Friday, March 9th! It seems almost unimaginable that 4th quarter is
here. We have much to accomplish in the next 9 weeks. Please note that 3rd quarter report
cards will not go home until Thursday, March 29th. As always, if you have any questions
please feel free call me at 436-1148 or you email me at pbowhay@lps.org.
Warmest Regards,
Polly Bowhay

Lincoln Public Schools Reminder about Pets on School Property
For the safety and well-being of students, parents, community members and staff, pets/personal
companion animals are not allowed to be brought on school grounds when students are present
except in accordance with this regulation. Having your pet in the car with you when you pick up
your child is acceptable.
 
BackPack T-Shirt orders
The eleventh annual LPS BackPack Extra Mile Walk is set for April 28th at 10am. If you would like to get a t-shirt for this fundraiser please fill out this form by this Tuesday, March 13th. NO MONEY IS DUE AT THIS TIME. A $30 donation for each adult shirt and a $10 donation for each child shirt is due Monday, April 16th. We will send envelopes home to collect donations. Click here to learn more about the BackPack Program. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Pfister at epfister@lps.org
 
LPS Summer Technology Program registration is now open!
The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 4 through 9 in the fall of 2018. The goal of the program is to provide upper elementary and middle level students a fun, exciting, and challenging opportunity to explore their interest in computers and technology. Over 20 classes available in computer science, digital media, and robotics. Morning and afternoon sessions! Cost is $80 per class for Lincoln residents. Go to http://wp.lps.org/stp/ to register.
 
Yearbook Orders Due TODAY, March 9th
The Yearbook Committee is excited to announce that it is time to order our 2017-2018 Yearbooks! This year we have two ways for you to order.

ONLINE ORDERING. Orders may be submitted online through March 9, 2018 by using this link https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob and entering our school code 11701518.

No late orders will be accepted. Friday, March 9, 2018 is the absolute last day to place an order for this year’s book. We will not be ordering extra copies, so please get your order’s in early!

If you have any questions, please email kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com and we will help you out!
 
Kloefkorn Families – This year you’ve sent in nearly 15,000 BoxTops!  THANK YOU!!!

By the end of the school year, Kloefkorn will receive almost $1,900 because of your hard work.
(We know the effort it takes to clip, store, tape and send in tiny pieces of plastic and cardboard!  HA!)
This amount doesn’t include the Box Tops we’re hoping to collect in March, April and May.
The Artist-in-Residence project will be “unveiled” to the Cubs very soon.  
While our class competition is over for now, please keep sending in those Box Tops.   
Thanks to every grade for working so hard!!

Class Competition FINAL:
1st – 1,452  – HOT POPCORN PARTY!!
4th – 1,060 – EXTRA RECESS
2nd – 945 – So close!!
K – 773 – Thanks!
3rd – 744 – Thanks!
5th – 639 – Thanks!
 
Kloefkorn Spirit Wear!
The website will be open 3/9/18 at 8am and close on 3/22/18 at midnight.  Please make sure to get your order in during this time frame. If you miss the deadline and still want items, there may be additional charges and your items may be delayed.  All orders will be delivered in early April.
Here is the link:
http://stores.inksoft.com/kloefkorn
If you have any sizing questions, please access the size charts offered. If you have question not answered on their website, please email the customer service representative at ARTFX—her name is Emily Hawk      ehawk@artfxscreenprinting.com

Chronicle 02/23/18

Save the Date
02/27 Dine Out – Raising Canes 56th Hwy 2 5-8PM
02/27 Kloefkorn Science Fair 5:30-6:30 PM
03/01 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 PM
03/01 LPS Science Fair 5:00-7:30 Lancaster Event Center (5th-8th Grade)
03/02 Janet Jungle Fundraiser Begins (look for info in Friday Folders)
03/03 PTO & Copple YMCA Family Night 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
03/06 Dine Out Night- Don & Millies 5:00 PM -8:00 PM
03/07 Kindergarten Registration 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
03/08 Kindergarten Registration 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
03/09 Yearbook Orders Due
03/09 End of 3rd Quarter
 
Message from Mrs. Bowhay
Heartfelt Thank You Messages…….

  • Thank you parents for attending parent/teacher conferences this week. We appreciate your commitment to partner with us!
  • Thank you Kloefkorn families for providing two amazing dinners for our teachers during parent/teacher conferences!
  • Thank you Mrs. Lisa Mason D’Cruz for setting up and staffing our Scholastic Book Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences!
  • Thank you PTO officers……for helping set up our Scholastic Book Fair!
  • Thank you Kloefkorn students for working so hard this quarter!

 
Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (Grades 3-5)
We will administer the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) test to grades 3, 4 and 5 during the months of March and April. There are several things parents can do to positively contribute to their child’s success.  Encourage your child to put forth their best effort with positive statements expressing confidence in their abilities and their efforts. A good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast will go a long way to help your child best show what they know and are able to do on the test. Finally, being in school during testing is very important. Please reschedule any appointments that may take your child out of school on the testing dates listed above.  As always, we appreciate your support! Click here to view dates and times
 
Kloefkorn Science Fair
The Kloefkorn Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:30pm-6:30pm and is open to all Kloefkorn students. Please go to kloefkornpto.org/science-fair to register. When you register be sure to to fill out an entry for each student and include if power is needed for a project. Set up will be Monday, February 26th from 4:30-6:30pm. Please take projects home after the fair.
 
Yearbook Orders Due March 9th
The Yearbook Committee is excited to announce that it is time to order our 2017-2018 Yearbooks! This year we have two ways for you to order.

ONLINE ORDERING. Orders may be submitted online through March 9, 2018 by using this link https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob and entering our school code 11701518.

SCHOOL SUBMISSION. If you are unable to order online, please submit a check payable to “Kloefkorn PTO” to the Kloefkorn office. Write your student’s names in the memo line on the check, along with the completed bottom portion of the flier.

No late orders will be accepted. Friday, March 9, 2018 is the absolute last day to place an order for this year’s book. We will not be ordering extra copies, so please get your order’s in early!

If you have any questions, please email kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com and we will help you out!
 
Kloefkorn Olympics at the Copple YMCA – Save the Date March 3rd
Our PTO is partnering with the Copple Y and their Strong Kids Campaign on Saturday March 3. The Y is donating the use of their facility for us. It will be open from 7-10 pm for Kloefkorn families only, and we’ll be able to use the pool, gym, everything but the weight deck. We’ll have snacks for sale and the winning Kloefkorn Olympic team gets a special treat with Mr. Schmeeckle!
 
Janet Jungle Fundraiser
Kloefkorn’s PTO is getting ready for our BIG spring plant sale and Fundraiser.
In addition to the plants, planters and hanging baskets, we will also be selling seeds this year!
Important dates to remember:
Friday, March 2nd –Information packets and brochures go home in Friday Folders and the Sale Begins
Monday, April 9th – Final Orders Due
Saturday, April 29th – Plant Pick Up

Thank you for your support.

Remember all plants are premium quality, grown by farmers in Nebraska and Iowa. The funds raised from this sale will got directly back to our school!
 

Chronicle 02/09/18

02/09 Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up closes
02/13 Dine Out- Don  Millies – 56th Hwy 2 5-8PM
02/14 Spring Parties
02/15 PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM
02/19 No School – PLan Day
02/20 Parent-Teacher Conferences
02/22 Parent-Teacher Conferences
02/27 Dine Out – Raising Canes 56th Hwy 2 5-8PM
02/27 Kloefkorn Science Fair 5:30-6:30 PM
 
Dear Kloefkorn Families,
If you feel you don’t get much information from your child when you ask “How was school
today?” I’ve listed a few questions that you might like to try.

  • What is the coolest thing that happened at school today?
  • Pretend you are the teacher, How would you describe the day?
  • What made you laugh today?
  • How were you kind or helpful today?
  • How was someone kind or helpful to you today?
  • Can you tell me something you learned that you’d like to know more about? 

As we continue to work to keep a steady traffic flow in the morning as students are dropped off
at school, please have your child ready to hop out of your vehicle when you pull up to the curb.
Thanks so much!
 
Mrs.Bowhay
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 20th and Thursday February 22nd from 3:30-7:00 PM. Each conference will be 15 minutes long for classroom and resource teachers and 10 minutes for specialists. Parents are asked to sign up online using the link below. Sign up will close tonight, February 9th at 11:59 PM. We ask that you do not sign up with back-to-back appointments to allow travel time from one conference to the next. If you have any questions you may feel free to call the office at 402-436-1148 or email Christy at crohe2@lps.org. Directions for how to sign up can be found below. If at anytime you need to reference this information again you can find it on our website or our Facebook page.

Note: Pre-K families will not use pick-a-time to sign up for conferences. Mrs. Allison will be in contact with families to set those up separately.

Directions on how to sign up

Sign up for conferences by clicking here
 
PreK Applications
The Department of Early Childhood will begin accepting preschool applications for the 2018-19 school year. You will find information about the application process at http://home.lps.org/earlychildhood/programs/preschool/. Applications will be available at the Department of Early Childhood Office, located at 300 S. 48th Street. Their office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition they will have extended hours on:

Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Families need to bring children to the Office of Early Childhood at the time of application.
 
*Please note that this enrollment period is for new families to the LPS Early Childhood Education program. Returning preschool students will fill out paperwork with Miss Allison during a Home Visit at a later date.*

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Early Childhood at 402-436-1995.
KG Registration
Kindergarten packets were sent out on Monday, February 5th. These packets have forms needed for Kindergarten Registration. You should receive one in the mail soon. If for some reason you do not and need one we will have extras in the office.
 
Registration will be on March 7th from  8:00AM-6:00PM and March 8th from 8:00AM-4:30PM.
 
Parent Teacher Conferences Meal Sign Up
We are looking for volunteers to provide food and paperware for the days of parent/teacher conferences on Feb 20th and 22nd, 2018.  We are looking for a combination of entrees, salads, and desserts.  This year we will provide Sloppy Joes the first night and purchased sandwich trays the next night.  These meals can be dropped off at Kloefkorn office of the day you sign up for by 3:30pm.  Please label and pick up any kitchenware/crockpots/dishes you bring in.  We greatly appreciate any meals you can provide to support our wonderful teachers and staff at Kloefkorn!  
 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4a623aafc1-kloefkorn
 
Questions? Please reach out to  bmurtaugh@madonna.org or Shanti.Gangadharan@yahoo.com
 
Kloefkorn Dine Outs – Update
Thanks to all the Kloefkorn families that have been attending our dine outs!  So far we have raised over $900!  Every little bit counts — Hope to see you at dinner on Tuesdays!
 
Kloefkorn Board – We need your help!
In March we have our PTO Board elections and we are trying to plan ahead and recruit folks for next year’s board and  committees.  Our PTO has multiple positions open, if you are interested and have questions, please reach out to one of our board members and ask away.  Or you can just submit your bio on our website.  If you can think of someone who would enjoy this position, encourage them to apply!  www.kloefkornpto.org
Yearbook Orders
The Yearbook Committee is excited to announce that it is time to order our 2017-2018 Yearbooks! This year we have two ways for you to order.

ONLINE ORDERING. Orders may be submitted online through March 9, 2018 by using this link https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob and entering our school code 11701518.

SCHOOL SUBMISSION. If you are unable to order online, please submit a check payable to “Kloefkorn PTO” to the Kloefkorn office. Write your student’s names in the memo line on the check, along with the completed bottom portion of the flier.

No late orders will be accepted. Friday, March 9, 2018 is the absolute last day to place an order for this year’s book. We will not be ordering extra copies, so please get your order’s in early!

If you have any questions, please email kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com and we will help you out!
 
Kloefkorn Olympics at the Copple YMCA – Save the Date March 3rd
Our PTO is partnering with the Copple Y and their Strong Kids Campaign on Saturday March 3. The Y is donating the use of their facility for us. It will be open from 7-10 pm for Kloefkorn families only, and we’ll be able to use the pool, gym, everything but the weight deck. We’ll have snacks for sale and the winning Kloefkorn Olympic team gets a special treat with Mr. Schmeeckle!
 
Kloefkorn Science Fair
The Kloefkorn Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:30pm-6:30pm and is open to all Kloefkorn students. Please go to kloefkornpto.org/science-fair to register. When you register be sure to to fill out an entry for each student and include if power is needed for a project. Set up will be Monday, February 26th from 4:30-6:30pm. Please take projects home after the fair.
 
Box Top Update
Kloefkorn Families we LOVE when we get GIANT bags of Box Tops!  We also love when we get a large bag with ONE carefully placed Box Top.  

We can imagine a child finding the Box Top and quickly bringing it to school, knowing they are making a BIG difference.

THANKS for all the Box Tops you’ve sent in!  Can you send in 10 more next week?   In Week 5, we’ve already collected more than 3,800 Box Tops!!!

Our Artist-in-Residence project fits perfectly with the season.  We can’t wait to share it with you.  

Grade Totals

1st – 1.082 (WOW!  Every week!)
4th – 754  (Biggest increase this week!)
3rd – 569
2nd – 477
K – 464
5th – 457