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Chronicle 12/07/18

Lincoln Public Schools

12/13     PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM

12/13     PTO General Meeting 7:00 PM

12/18     PLC Early Dismissal 1:30 PM

12/20     End of 2nd Quarter

12/20 – 1/6 Winter Break

01/01     Online Kindergarten Registration goes live!

01/07     Permit Deadline

Kloefkorn families,

With the holidays and gift giving right around the corner, I’d like to remind you about our school guidelines regarding the use of cell phones, smart watches, Gizmos, Fitbits, IPods and other electronic devices. This fall, LPS principals reviewed specific rules and regulations that appear as “common practices” in the LPS important Information Booklet. All elementary principals and other district personnel have determined that cell phones, smart watches, Gizmos, iPods, Fitbits, and other electronic devices are not necessary for elementary students to have with them during the school day. In many cases, these devices become a nuisance item and distract from instruction. These devices should be left at home or kept in a backpack during the school day.

We take security in our schools very seriously and recently enhanced the extensive plans and protocols intended to keep our students safe. If an event were to occur, we have plans and personnel in place to manage the situation and elementary age students will not need to rely on their personal devices for safety.  If you need to track your child’s walk to and from school, the Gizmo or other device can be worn before and after school.

Please feel free to call if you have further questions; I’d be happy to visit with you.  If you would like to know more about our safety measures, please contact our Director of Security, Joe Wright, at 402-436-1641.

Best regards,

Polly Bowhay

 

Lost & Found

Our lost and found area is overflowing!   We have been collecting  many coats, sweatshirts, hats , mittens/gloves…. Please remind your children to take a look and claim anything that belongs to them. At the end of 1st semester we’ll donate all unclaimed items to a local charity.

 

Permit Deadline – January 7th

What is a permit?

A permit is required when you live outside of your home school attendance area. You can always check to see which attendance area you are assigned to by going to the LPS Home School Lookup page. If your children are currently at Kloefkorn on a permit you do not need to complete a new permit unless you have an incoming Kindergarten student or an outgoing 5th grade student.

Incoming Kindergarten Students- If your students attend Kloefkorn on a permit and you have a incoming kindergarten student you will need to complete a permit by January 7th.

Outgoing 5th grade Students- If your students attend Kloefkorn on permit and you have an outgoing 5th grade student you will likely need to complete a permit for middle school by January 7th. Our attendance area is linked with Moore Middle School. Go to the LPS Home School Lookup page to see which attendance area and plan accordingly. If you would like to attend a school outside your attendance area for middle school you will need to complete a permit by January 7th.

 

LPS 2018 Spelling Bee – Saturday, February 9th

Any Lincoln Public School student in grades fifth through eighth and under the age of 16 on or before the date of the national finals shall be eligible to participate.

Participating students must have the permission of a parent or guardian and submit a completed registration form to their elementary or middle school office or to the LPS English/Language Arts Office by Friday, January 25, 2019 or register online. (Read more)

 

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration ONLINE

Parents of incoming Kindergartners will be required to register their students online for the 2019-2020 school year. Enrollment can be found on the Lincoln Public Schools homepage, LPS.org.  Enrollment opens January 1, 2019. Kindergarten registration booklets will not be mailed home as done in years past. All information can be found on the LPS home page.

Kloefkorn Elementary will have laptop computers available March 6 and 7 to assist parents with the online enrollment process, if needed.  Your child must be five years old by July 31st, 2019.

Families who wish to have their child enroll at an LPS school outside of their attendance area must fill out a Special Attendance Permit by January 7th.

If you know of families that are new to the Kloefkorn area and have a child who will be attending kindergarten, please encourage them to go online and register their child as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to our office or email crohe2@lps.org (registrar) with questions.

 

MAP & CoGAT Testing

We will administer the CogAT test to students in grade 2 and the MAP Growth test to students in grades 3-5 throughout the month of January. Please check our website soon to view those dates and times. 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!

 

After School Programs

Winter is here! Don’t let the cold weather bring you down. We’ve got a whole new set of programs coming up to keep you entertained through those frosty winter months.

We’re bringing back some programs in case you missed them; Party with the Penguins, P.E., Think Box and Kindness Club. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to put on a full production in Theater! We also have some exciting new additions like Guitar lessons, Science, and a Kloefkorn Leadership Club!

The next session of After School Programs will start after Winter break. Look for information coming home in Friday folders soon! Registration opens Thursday, December 20!

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Chronicle 11/02/18

November 2

11/02     Report Cards in Friday Folders

11/06     State Election

11/09     PTO Movie Night –  7:00 PM

11/15     PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM & General Meeting 7:00 PM

11/20     Fall Parties

11/21     No School

11/22     No School – Office Closed

11/23     No School – Office Closed

11/26     Plan Day-No Students

11/27     PLC Day – Early Release – 1:33 PM

11/29     Chorus Concert 6:00 PM

12/03     Strings Concert 6:00 PM

12/06     Band Concert 6:00 PM

 

LPS School Psychologists Book Drive

LPS School Psychologists are holding their 5th Annual Book Drive to collect new and gently-used books
that will be distributed to families being served through LPS Early Childhood Program. Books should be
for infants and children through age 5 and be in good condition without torn pages or writing in them.
Please – no magazines, textbooks, outdated nonfiction encyclopedia sets, coloring books, religious,
holiday, or monster/dinosaur/scary books. Please bring your books to the psychologist in your building between November 12-16, 2018.

 

Dental Visit Dates Needed by Nov 12th

The Health Office is still missing some student dental visit dates. Many students have been seen by their dentist but have not reported their visit date to the Health Office. Please send dental reports or notify the health office of dental visit date ASAP! An annual dental evaluation is part of the requirements for all elementary students so please send those in. If a dental date is not received by November 12th they will be seen by a dentist at Kloefkorn on the 13th. If you have already sent in a dental date for your student please disregard. Thank you!

 

Fall Parties

Kloefkorn’s Fall Classroom parties will be here soon and we need your help! The parties will be held  on Tuesday, November 20th. Parties last 30 minutes. (Times listed below.)  PTO will provide a  snack and 1-2 games and/or crafts; more party specifics will be announced as volunteers confirm. If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please sign up by Friday, November 9th, using the link: http://signup.com/go/sUntNRB. If your child’s classroom fills up and you’d still like to volunteer, please email Trisha Berry and she can help assign you an open classroom or give you further direction.

 

AM Preschool – 10:00 AM

PM Preschool 1:30 PM

1st grade -1:15 PM

K, 2-5 – 2:15 PM

 

Trisha Berry

kuhnberry05@gmail.com

PTO Classroom Party Coordinator

Chronicle 10/19/18

10/22 4th Grade Field Trip – Heritage School (Pfingsten)-9:30 am

10/22 Kdg-Children’s Museum – 9:30am

10/22 Adv. Orchestra Rehearsal Begins 2:53-3:45pm

10/23 PTO Dine Out – Chipotle

10/24 Picture Retake Day

10/30 PLC Day – Early Dismissal – 1:33PM (No After School Programs)

11/02 Report Cards in Friday Folders

11/06 State Election

11/09 Movie Night 7:00 pm

 

From the Principal’s Desk

Kloefkorn Families,

Thank you to everyone who attended parent/teacher conferences last week!  We appreciate your support and interest in your child’s education. Although formal conferences are scheduled twice a year, please know you are welcome to schedule a time to visit with your child’s teacher at any time throughout the year.  Phone calls and emails also facilitate on-going communication. The next parent/teacher conference will be scheduled in March.

Strong parental support makes a tremendous impact in a child’s educational journey.  We are fortunate to have supportive parents at Kloefkorn. Together we can partner to ensure your child is learning and successful.

With gratitude,

Mrs. Bowhay

 

Cell Phone & Electronic Devices

Cell phones, smart watches and other personal electronic devices are considered  nuisance items if seen or heard during the school day. If students bring a personal electronic device to school, it should be kept in their backpack or location designated by school staff during the school day. The school is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen devices. Please note that it is unlawful, and therefore prohibited on school grounds, to take a picture or record audio or video of another person without their consent.  

 

Dental Dates Needed

A dentist is coming to Kloefkorn on Tuesday, November 13 for all students that do not have a current dental date on file. If your student has seen the dentist within the last year please email me the date (if you have not already) and I will update the student’s information. Thanks so much for helping make Kloefkorn a successful school. Have a great week!  

Amanda Ehlers- Kloefkorn School Nurse

 

Picture Retake Day

If you missed picture day or got your child’s photos and didn’t love them, Lifetouch will be at Kloefkorn on the morning of October 24th for retakes.  Afternoon Preschool will have them taken at 12:15pm. Picture forms are available in the office.

 

Lifetouch offers a satisfaction guarantee. You must return your child’s photos on retake day and they will  take your child’s photo free of charge. If you’re still not satisfied, return your portraits for a full refund. Online ordering code: BN208132Q1

 

Bubba’s Closet

Donate gently used winter clothing to Bubba’s Closet to any Hanger’s Cleaners locations during the month of October. Donations can include

coat, jackets, mittens, hats, long pants, seaters and warm shirts. The clothes will be cleaned and transported to McPhee Elementary where elementary students can pick out items to adopt and use to keep them warm throughout the winter months– Saturday, November 3, 8:00 am-9:30 am.  Thanks for your donation!

 

Parent Survey
During the month of October, Kloefkorn parents will have the opportunity to participate in a brief LPS CLASS Plan Survey. The data will help LPS evaluate ongoing CLASS Plan implementation, align professional learning efforts, and inform technology purchasing decisions. To participate, please visit the following link:https://lps.org/go/BQPG Your responses will remain anonymous to protect you and your students’ privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, November 2nd. Thank you for taking part in this important survey! Questions can be directed to me.


Student Accident Insurance – 2018-2019 Voluntary Coverage

Student accident insurance serves to reduce out of pocket expenses not paid by primary coverage including copays, deductibles, coinsurance, etc., and will pay on a primary basis in the absence of other collectible coverage. With the increasing trend of high deductible plans, and more of the cost share shifted to the insured, Student Accident Coverage has become more important than ever! This means even if you have health insurance, you should consider purchasing this accident plan as a secondary insurance! To learn more click here.

 

Shout out to the Cullan family!

Thank you to Shannon and Elle making our entryway extra beautiful for the fall!

 

Fall Parties

Kloefkorn’s Fall Classroom parties will be here soon and we need your help! The party is on Tuesday, November 20th. Parties last 30 minutes. (Times listed below) Our  PTO will provide a snack and 1-2 games and/or crafts; more party specifics will be announced as volunteers confirm. If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please sign up by Friday, November 9th, using the link: http://signup.com/go/sUntNRB. If your child’s classroom fills up and you’d still like to volunteer, please email Trisha Berry and she can help assign you an open classroom or give you further direction.

AM Preschool – 10:00 AM

PM Preschool 1:30 PM

1st grade -1:15 PM

K, 2-5 – 2:15 PM

 

Trisha Berry

kuhnberry05@gmail.com

PTO Classroom Party Coordinator

 

Movie Night Tonight!

Tonight is our first movie night of the year! Join us in this PTO-sponsored FREE family event! Cubs wear pjs and bring blankets to spread out on the floor of the multi-purpose room. Parents, feel free to bring camping chairs and stake out your spot at the back. Concessions are available for purchase. Make sure to get your PAW-corn bucket for $10 and get free refills ALL year!

With the proximity to Halloween, we invite Cubs to wear your costumes and we will be showing Transylvania 3!

 

Spirit Wear is in!

If you ordered spirit wear you may stop by the office to pick it up next week. Any orders not picked up will go home on Friday.

Chronicle 10/05/18

10/05     Fun Night 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

10/06     Pumpkin Run – Click here for tomorrow’s details

10/08     Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair

10/08     PTO Dine Out – Runza

10/11     Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair

10/12     No School – End of Quarter 1

10/15     No School

10/16     No School

10/16     PTO Dine Out – Don & Millie’s

10/18     4th Grade Field Trip – Heritage School (McClintock)

10/18     PTO General Meeting – Media Room – 7:00PM

10/19     4th Grade Field Trip – Heritage School (Kerbs)

10/19     PTO Movie Night – 7:00 PM

10/22     4th Grade Field Trip – Heritage School (Pfingsten)

10/22     Kdg-Children’s Museum

10/23     PTO Dine Out – Chipotle

10/24     Picture Retake Day

10/30     PLC Day – Early Dismissal – 1:33PM

11/02     Report Cards in Friday Folders

 

Parent Survey

During the month of October, Kloefkorn parents will have the opportunity to participate in a brief LPS CLASS Plan Survey. The data will help LPS evaluate ongoing CLASS Plan implementation, align professional learning efforts, and inform technology purchasing decisions. To participate, please visit the following link:https://lps.org/go/BQPG Your responses will remain anonymous to protect you and your students’ privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, November 2nd. Thank you for taking part in this important survey! Questions can be directed to me.
Polly Bowhay

October Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are going to be held Monday, October 8th and Thursday October 11th from 3:30-7:00 PM. Each conference will be 15 minutes long for classroom and resource teachers and 10 minutes long for specialists. If you missed the online sign up you may call the office at 402-436-1148 or email Christy at crohe2@lps.org to find out if your teacher still has available times.

Picture Retake Day

If you missed picture day or got your photos and didn’t love them, you will have an opportunity on the morning of October 24th to do a retake. Lifetouch offers a satisfaction guarantee. Return your portraits on retake day and they will re-photograph your child free of charge. If you’re still not satisfied, return your portraits for a full refund.

Bubba’s Closet

Donate gently used winter clothing to Bubba’s Closet to any Hanger’s Cleaners locations during the month of October. Donations can include coat, jackets, mittens, hats, long pants, seaters and warm shirts. The clothes will be cleaned and transported to McPhee Elementary where elementary students can pick out items to adopt and use to keep them warm throughout the winter months. Thanks for your donation!

Fun Night

Fun Night is tonight from 5:30-8:00 at Kloefkorn. Join us for games, prizes, concessions, photo booth, and more! If you missed early registration that is okay! You can still buy tickets at the door. $15 per student. 3 and under can get in for free.

Register and start your bidding on the auction! It closes at 7:30, but the website will let you know if you have been outbid so there is no need to wait by the table! We have GREAT items this year!

https://www.32auctions.com/kloefkorn2018

PTO Movie Night

October 19th is our first movie night of the year! Join us in this PTO-sponsored FREE family event! Cubs wear pjs and bring blankets to spread out on the floor of the multi-purpose room. Parents, feel free to bring camping chairs and stake out your spot at the back. Concessions are available for purchase. Make sure to get your PAW-corn bucket for $10 and get free refills ALL year!

With the proximity to Halloween, we invite Cubs to wear your costumes and we will be showing Transylvania 3!

Kloefkorn Book Fair

Our bookfair will be held during the evenings of parent teacher conferences. Stop in, check out your teacher’s wish list and help add to our Media Center with all of the proceeds.

PTO Directory

Our 2018-2019 Kloefkorn Directory is available.  If you would like to purchase one, please become a member at:https://kloefkornpto.org/membership/

Walk-A-Thon Success

A huge THANK YOU to all students and families who participated in our first walk-a-thon. Everyone had a great time and we raised a ton of money for the school!

Chronicle 09/21/18

09/23 Spirit Wear Store Closes – Shop Now!

09/25 PLC Early Release Day 1:33PM – No Pre-School – No PTO after school clubs

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

09/30 Parent-Teacher Conferences online sign up closes – Sign up now!

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 12:15 PM-2:00 PM

10/04 PTO Board Meeting 6:00 PM

10/04 Kdg-Roca Berry Pumpkin  8:30 AM-11:00 AM

10/05 Fun Night 5:30 PM-8:00 PM – Register now!

10/06 Pumpkin Run – Sign up now!

 

October Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are going to be held Monday, October 8th and Thursday October 11th from 3:30-7:00 PM. Each conference will be 15 minutes long for classroom and resource teachers and 10 minutes long for specialists. Parents are asked to sign up online using the link below. Sign up will go live Friday, September 14th at 11:59 PM and will remain open until Sunday, September 30th 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 on how to sign up can be found below.

Click here for directions

Click here to sign up (Closes Sunday, September 30th at 11:50 PM)

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

 

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 6th. Registration 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.

 

Walk-A-Thon Success!

We had an AMAZING turn out today! Approximately 150 people came to participate in our Walk-A-Thon. Not only did we meet our goal of $25,000, we exceeded it! Donations are still coming in and welcomed until Monday. The top three classrooms battling for 1st place are Kindergarten, Mrs. Howe ($2,883), 2nd grade, Mrs. Schulz (2,447) and Kindergarten, Mrs. Rush ($2,075). Who will win!?!? We will find out next week. Thank you to everyone that donated and/or participated and made this such a success.

 

Kloefkorn Spiritwear

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

 

Fun Night

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/

 

Parent – Teacher Conferences Meals

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 8th and 11th. 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 6:45pm 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:  http://signup.com/go/HhAEQhz

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