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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

Chronicle 01/26/18

Coming Up
01/29 Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Up goes live
01/30 PLC Day – Release at 1:33PM
01/30 Dine Out – Noodles & Co – 27th/Pine Lake 5-8PM
02/01 PTO Board Meeting 6:30 PM
02/06 Dine Out – Big Red Keno – 84th Hwy 2 5-8PM
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
 
Flu & Cold
Dear Kloekforn Families,

Health officials in Lincoln have reported an increased number of flu cases in our community. Lincoln Public Schools is currently not seeing high rates of absenteeism in our schools.  But as a preventative measure, we are sharing some important information with you to help you and your family guard against illness during the flu season.

Cold vs. Flu
A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks.

Cold symptoms:
-sore throat
-runny nose
-congestion
-cough

Flu symptoms:
-sore throat
-fever
-headache
-muscle aches
-soreness
-congestion
-cough

Most flu symptoms gradually improve over three to five days, but it’s not uncommon to feel run down for a week or more. It is strongly recommended that staff and students with a fever over
100 degrees stay home until they are fever-free for at least a minimum of 24 hours without the
aid of fever reducing medication. We recommend that students and staff also seek the advice of their medical provider in regards to use of antiviral medication and when to safely return to school.

At Lincoln Public Schools, we have an Infection Control Committee that continuously monitors and works diligently with all staff year-round to make sure we are prepared for flu season. The Infection Control Committee includes community partners such as the County Health Department to monitor illness in the community and within the schools — helping us guide our coordinated response.

A weekly absence report is posted on the LPS website under the Parents tab. Our absences have remained similar to previous years. We are monitoring flu cases and request families work with their medical providers to guide school attendance. At a minimum, we request that students remain out of school for 24 hours once fever-free without the aid of fever reducing medication.


School nurses have posted information around school buildings reminding students to cover their cough and wash hands to prevent the spread of infection. School nurses often go into classrooms and provide instruction on healthy habits, especially to early childhood and elementary classrooms. This would be a great opportunity to reinforce these important healthy habits at home. Thank you for partnering with us in keeping our students healthy and ready to learn.

School Nurse Principal
Kessondra Zachary Polly Bowhay
 
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences are going to be held 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 long for specialists. Parents are asked to sign up online using the link below. Sign up will go live this Monday, January 29th at 11:59 PM and will remain open until Friday, 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 on 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
 
Spring Parties- Volunteers still needed
Classroom Valentine’s Day parties will be here soon and we need your help. The party is Wednesday, February 14 – about 4 weeks away. Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times: Preschool – 10:30; 1st grade – 1:15; all other grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15. The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided snack, playing games, and/or doing a craft. More party specifics will be provided soon. If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please click here to sign up by Friday, February 2.

Thanks for your willingness to volunteer!

Trisha Berry
kuhnberry05@gmail.com
PTO Classroom Party Coordinator
 
Box Top Update!
Last week Cubs, with only 3 days of school, you managed to turn in more than 400 Box Tops!!   

You are going to “LOOOOOVE” our Artist-In-Residence project.  It’s going to be BIG!

The Box Top Grade Competition is heating up!   In first place is 1st Grade with another great week!  In 2nd place is 4th grade, over taking the 3rd place 3rd Graders, by 3 Box Tops.  

In 4th place is Kindergarten followed closely by 2nd grade and 5th grade.  

Check the chart in the lunch room for more details.

(5th Grade – 222,   4th Grade – 437,  3rd Grade – 434,   2nd Grade – 303,   1st Grade – 832,    K/pre K – 315)


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 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.
 
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 330pm.  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
 

Chronicle 01/12/18

Coming Up
01/15 No School
01/16 Dine Out – Goodcents – Pioneers/70th – 5-8 PM
01/18 PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM
01/19 Report Cards in Friday Folders
01/22 Dine Out – Runza – 84th/Pine Lake – 5-8 PM (NOTE Date Change)
01/30 Dine Out – Noodles & Co – 27th/Pine Lake 5-8PM
01/31 PTO board Meeting 6:30 PM
From the Principal’s Desk
Kloefkorn Families,

Our students are quickly settling in this week as we officially begin 3rd quarter and a new year! We are all looking forward to a productive semester. As you know, our staff and students have a laser sharp focus on learning and giving 100% effort every day! Parents sometimes ask me what our teachers do during early dismissal PLC Days. I’m hoping the following information will help explain what teachers accomplish on a typical monthly PLC (Professional Learning Community) early dismissal day.

As you know, one designated day each month students are dismissed at 1:33. Our PLCs begin as soon as students are dismissed. All of our classroom teachers meet in grade level teams in our library. Our specialists (art, music, media, PE, computer) meet at schools around the district for their PLC team meetings.
 

  • They use a data teams process to look at very important math and reading standards that are essential to student learning. They review individual student pre-assessment data, and analyze this information to determine student strengths and areas of need on this important concept.
  • Then, staff will discuss the instructional strategy they will use to teach the needed skill.
  • The next step in this process will be the team agreeing on the amount of time they will focus
    instruction on this skill, and deciding when they will post-test the skill/standard. From this data,
    reteach groups are formed.
  • Then the process starts all over again.

As you can see, this is a very focused time which allows teachers to dig deeper into how to help every student learn. Our PLC work is an ongoing process and although we concentrate on this work during our monthly PLC early release days our teachers also meet on the second Tuesday of each month after school to do additional PLC work. In fact, most teachers would tell you PLC conversations happen on a daily basis at Kloefkorn.

Warmest regards,
Polly Bowhay
 
CogAT Testing (2nd Grade Only)
We will administer the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to students in grade 2 on January 17th, 18th and 19th from 8:30-9:30. The CogAT is a norm referenced academic abilities assessment. During the 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. CogAT test results should be returned in February and will be shared with families as soon as they are available. If you have further questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office.
 
Kindergarten Registration 2018-19 – Save the Date
If you are currently living in our attendance area and have a child that will turn five before July 31, you should have been contacted by now to confirm your 2018-19 Kindergarten enrollment. If you have not or know someone that has not please contact the school as soon as possible. You can click here for important upcoming dates including registration and orientation.
 
LPS CLASS Plan Survey
During the month of January, LPS staff, students, and parents will have the opportunity to participate in a brief LPS CLASS Plan Survey to obtain feedback on how technology is being used to support learning. Survey data will help LPS evaluate CLASS Plan implementation, align Professional Learning efforts, and inform technology purchasing decisions.

To participate, please visit the following link: https://lincolnps.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Ffgl9wmutM7yGF

Your participation and support is essential if we are to understand the impact of the CLASS plan implementation from multiple perspectives. Your voice will help shape modifications necessary to success for all. Please know that your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is February 1.

Thank you for taking part in this important survey!

Questions can be directed to  Kristi Peters, kristi@lps.org.
 
After School Programs
Beat the winter blues with another set of after school classes! Classes are open to all Kloefkorn students who wish to participate. This semester the following classes are being offered: Lego, P.E., Art, Theatre, STEAM, Games, and Knitting. A full list of class descriptions, meeting times, costs, etc can be found on the Kloefkorn PTO website. Fall/Winter term classes will run from January​ ​29​ ​through March​ ​22.
Registration will be open from today,​ ​January​ ​12​ ​through Thursday,​ ​January​ ​25.
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.
Scholarships​ ​are available​; please email asp-chair@kloefkornpto.org for more information.
 
Box Top Competition!
Ready for the Biggest Box Top Competition Ever!!  Collection starts NOW and ends Feb 23.  Call the relatives!  Ask for Facebook help!  We need to collect 15,000 Box Tops to help bring an Artist-in-Residence to Kloefkorn. Artist plans are already underway. Announcement to be made soon!
You’ve already sent in 802 Box Tops. THANKS!!
Class competition starts with 2nd grade and K/Pre-K in the lead.
5th – 122
4th – 71
3rd – 71
2nd – 196
1st – 146
K/pre K – 196
 
Help Needed – Junior Achievement
Kloefkorn classes are in need of volunteers to teach Junior Achievement. Every classroom at Kloefkorn will have Junior Achievement some point throughout the year and this is a great opportunity for parents to get involved in their student’s classroom! The time commitment for volunteering is just 45 minutes for five days. The lessons are all planned out and come with a step-by-step guidebook and all of the materials (worksheets, board games, posters, etc.) are provided. The lessons focus on jobs, money, and entrepreneurship. JA staff will also go over all of the material with you before you volunteer!
Anyone who would be interested in volunteering can sign up at bit.ly/JAKloefkorn or email Rachel Murray at rmurray@jalincoln.org, If you would like to volunteer or have any other questions, please reach out!!
 
Calling All Scientists!
Start tinkering, planning, and experimenting!  Koefkorn’s Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 27th!
 
Spring Parties – Volunteers Needed
Classroom Valentine’s Day parties will be here soon and we need your help. The party is Wednesday, February 14 – about 4 weeks away. Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times: Preschool – 10:30; 1st grade – 1:15; all other grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15. The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided snack, playing games, and/or doing a craft. More party specifics will be provided soon. If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please click here to sign up by Friday, February 2.

Thanks for your willingness to volunteer!

Trisha Berry
kuhnberry05@gmail.com
PTO Classroom Party Coordinator
 
Bookmobile
Did you know that the Lied Bookmobile parks in front of Kloefkorn every other Wednesday at 6:00-7:00p.m?  It carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks, music CDs, video games, and large-print titles.  Upcoming dates are: January 17 and 31, and February 14 and 28.  

Chronicle 12/08/17

Coming up this month  
12/08 Poinsettia & Cactus Sale Pickup
12/08 Movie Night- Despicable Me 3 7:00 PM
12/11 Strings Concert 6:00 PM
12/12 Dine Out Night – Mr. Goodcents
12/14 PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM
12/19 Dine Out – Don & Millie’s
12/22 End of Quarter 2
12/25 – 01/05 Winter Break
 
Dear Kloefkorn Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support of your child’s education. First semester will be drawing to a close in a few weeks and I can confidently say that all of our students have made excellent academic progress. Thank you for instilling the value of education in your child(ren). We are truly grateful for your partnership!
Respectfully,
Mrs. Bowhay
 
Permit Deadline (KG & 5th Grade – pay special attention)
If you currently live outside of the attendance area of the school you plan to attend next year you may need to turn in a permit in by January 8th. If you are currently attending a school on a permit you do not need to fill out a new one unless you have an incoming kindergartner or 6th grader.
 
Incoming Kindergarten Students-
If your family is here on permit you still need to fill out a new one for your incoming Kindergarten student.
 
Outgoing 5th Grade Students-
As a reminder, many of our families fall into the Moore Middle School attendance area now. If you plan to go to Lux (or any other middle school) you will likely need to fill out a permit for next year.
 
Kindergarten Registration 2018-19
If you are currently living in our attendance area and have a child that will turn five before July 31, you should have been asked either in person or via email to confirm Kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. If you (or someone you know) believes they should have received a email  from us, but did not, please contact the school as soon as possible.
 
Holiday Teacher Wish List
If you would like to provide a meaningful gift for your child’s teacher this season, we encourage you to look over the teacher’s wish list. While gifts are certainly NEVER expected, we have had many families inquire as to what they could do to brighten the day of their favorite teacher(s) during the upcoming season.
 
Lost and Found
Please have your child(ren) check the lost and found for misplaced hats, gloves, coats etc. Items not claimed by December 22 will be donated to charity.
 
LPS 2018 Spelling Bee – Saturday, February 10th
Any student of the Lincoln Public Schools in grades five through eight who will be 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 23, 2017. (Read more)
Hour of Code
Registration for this year’s Lincoln Hour of Code city-wide event is now open at http://codelnk.org/ – this free event is geared toward K-8 students and their families. The event will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The Hour of Code is co-sponsored by LPS, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, UNL, and many other local groups. We will have opportunities for students to take part in coding activities and explore over 20 interactive booths and activities. Come join us for an hour or all three hours! This event is part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10).
Sock Drive
We will be holding a sock drive for our sister school, Riley Elementary. We are looking for new socks of any size. Students can make their contributions in the front lobby from December 11th-22nd. Any donation would be appreciated as the weather grows colder.

Chronicle 11/06/17

Nov 3
Looking ahead to next month
11/7 Dine Out Night – Runza
11/10 Movie Night – Cars 3
11/11 Bubba’s Closet
11/14 Dental Dates Deadline
11/17 Poinsettia & Cactus Sale
11/21 Fall Room Parties
11/21 Dine Out Night – Mr. Goodcents
11/22-11/27 No School
11/28 PLC Day – 1:33PM Release Time
11/28 Dine Out – Raising Cane’s
 
From The Principal’s Desk

The cooler weather is finally starting to arrive and as you know, we are in store for many more chilly winter days.

We will make every attempt to take children outside for recess throughout the winter.  Fresh air and exercise fuel their bodies for learning throughout the school day.  If it is raining or bitterly cold we have a variety of options for indoor recess.

Please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat and gloves/mittens.  We appreciate names in coats, hats and boots.  Also, younger children will benefit from practicing zipping, buttoning and snapping.

In the event school closes due to weather, families will receive a phone call from the district office between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m.  We know this is very early, but this allows working parents a little more time to make arrangements for childcare for the day. Also, you can log onto the LPS website: www.lps.org for school closures and of course, the local television and radio stations will carry the latest announcements.

Thank you for your help as we prepare for the winter months.  Bundle up, eat healthy, get plenty of rest and wash those hands!
 
 
Bubba’s Closet
As cold weather looms, it’s that time of year to donate new and gently used winter wear for Bubba’s Closet, the clothes give-away effort facilitated by the elementary principals of Lincoln Public Schools – to keep our community’s children warm.

You can donate Oct 2-27 at any Hangers Cleaners location in Lincoln, where they clean the clothes for free.  Donations are appreciated that include coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, sweatshirts, mittens and gloves.  This year you can also donate at Roca Berry Farm, Oct 16-22 – and on Saturday, Oct. 21, LPS elementary principals will be at Roca Berry Farm all day to personally thank you for your donations.

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is also accepting monetary donations for Bubba’s Closet. Click here to donate online.

The Bubba’s Closet clothes give-away is set for Saturday, Nov. 11, at McPhee Elementary School, 820 Goodhue Blvd.  Any elementary student, accompanied by an adult, may choose appropriate items of clothing to adopt and use.
 
LPS School Psychologist Book Drive
LPS School Psychologist Book Drive for Early Childhood Education is November 1-17, 2017. Bring us your new and gently used books and drop them off with the School Psychologist at your school. The books will be distributed to families being served through the 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 or coloring books.
 
Fall Parties
Kloefkorn’s Fall Classroom parties will be here soon and we need your help! The party is on Tuesday, November 21 – about 3 weeks away. Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times: Preschool – 10:30; 1st grade – 1:15; all other grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15. The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided 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 10, using the link: http://signup.com/go/OtNYrdp. If your classroom fills up and you’d still like to volunteer, please email Trisha Berry and she can help coordinate you with an open classroom or give you further direction.
 
Trisha Berry
kuhnberry05@gmail.com
PTO Classroom Party Coordinator
 
Holiday Plant Sale – back by popular demand!
Last year we tried something a little different by offering Poinsettia and Cactus plants during the holiday season.  Since those plants did so well, we wanted to bring it back for this year!  Submit your orders via forms that are going home in Friday Folders this week and turn in by November 17th.  Plant pick up is on Friday December, 8th with Movie Night.  Thanks for your continued support!
 
School Pictures – PTO Volunteer Thank you!
Thanks to our PTO volunteers who took the time to make our Cubs look great for Picture Day!  Emily Killham, Angie Tidball, KayCee Wanser – we appreciate it!
 
Year Book Photo Request
We need pictures from this year’s Pumpkin Run and 3rd grade field trips- please send to kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com
 
Help Kloefkorn support as you shop during this holiday season!
Shop Amazon through this link: https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=klpt-20
and up to 8% of your purchases made will go directly to the PTO.
 
FINAL BOX TOP RESULTS
The Fall Box Top Contest has come to a close with 9,320 Box Tops Collected ($932)!  This is incredible.
THANKS to every family who sent in Box Tops, we are nearly halfway to our goal of bringing an Artist-in-Residence to Kloefkorn!  Thanks to our PTO Volunteer, Susan Stibal for coordinating this great community project.

However, we are still 680 Box Tops ($68) short of our fall GOAL OF 10,000 Box Tops.  Would you consider helping us meet our goal by sending in a small contribution?

Today (Friday) the students celebrated the tremendous Box Top Results with HAT DAY!  

The grade competition brought out some serious competitors!  Over 1,000 Box Tops were brought by each grade and the winners were separated by 10 Box Tops or $1!
1st place is 5th grade with 1,870 and a popsicle party!
2nd place is 3rd grade with 1,860 and an extra recess!
3rd place is 1st grade with 1,635
4th place is Kindergarten with 1,471
5th place is 4th grade with 1,085
6th place is 2nd grade with 1,035

We will start a new competition after the winter break with new prizes. Box Tops returned in November and December will be credited to specific grades, if labeled, in the new competition,  Way to go Cubs!!
 

Chronicle 10/20/17

Coming up this month
10/20 Pictures go home in Friday Folders
10/24 Noodles and Co Dine Out 5-8pm
10/25 Picture Retakes AM only
10/27 Movie Night – Emoji Movie, Wear costumes!
10/31 PLC Day – 1:33PM Release Time
Looking ahead to next month
11/3 Report Cards go home in Friday Folders
11/7 Dine Out Night – Runza
11/10 Movie Night – Cars 3
11/17 Poinsettia & Cactus Sale
11/21 Fall Room Parties
11/21 Dine Out Night – Mr. Goodcents
11/22-11/27 No School
11/28 PLC Day – 1:33PM Release Time
11/28 Dine Out – Raising Cane’s
Dental Dates Needed
A dentist is coming to Kloefkorn on Nov 14th 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!
Picture Retakes & Orders
If you missed picture day or got your photos and don’t love them you will have an opportunity on October 25th 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.
MAP Testing 3rd & 5th Grade
We will administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test to grades 3 & 5 during the weeks of October 23rd and November 6th. During these testing periods, we encourage you to make sure your children are in school unless they are ill. To learn more about MAP including the test dates, click here.    
Thanks Volunteers!
These past few weeks could not have happened without such amazing support from our Parent Volunteers! Thank you to all of our Fun Night committee heads and especially KayCee Wanser for taking our silent auction to a whole new level.    Shout out to our volunteers who helped set up for our annual book fair as well as all of the volunteers who helped make dinners for our valued teachers and staff during conferences!  Thanks again for helping the PTO bring such great things to our children, family, teachers, and staff at Kloefkorn.
Fall Parties
Kloefkorn’s Fall Classroom parties will be here soon and we need your help! The party is on Tuesday, November 21 – about 3 weeks away. Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times: Preschool – 10:30; 1st grade – 1:15; all other grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15. The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided 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 10, using the link: http://signup.com/go/OtNYrdp. If your classroom fills up and you’d still like to volunteer, please email Trisha Berry and she can help coordinate you with an open classroom or give you further direction.
Trisha Berry
kuhnberry05@gmail.com
PTO Classroom Party Coordinator
Book Fair
Our total sales for the book fair were $4,386.36, with us taking around $1,300 in profits.  That money will go towards purchasing books and resources for the library and subscriptions to our online databases.  We also had 70 books (!!!) donated to classroom libraries.  What a success!  
Movie Night
It’s 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!
Emoji Movie Friday 10/27 at 7pm.  With the proximity to Halloween, we invite Cubs to wear your costumes!
BEST BOX TOP WEEK EVER!!!
We had more than 1,440 Box Tops turned in this week, bringing Kloefkorn’s total to 7,563 Box Tops. UNBELIEVABLE!  Thank you!!
Can you help us reach our goal of 10,000 Box Tops by next Friday?  That means we still need 2,437 more Box Tops.   
We can’t do it without your help!
Fall Contest Update – ANY GRADE CAN WIN! – Only 1 week left!
1st place – 3rd Grade – 1,674
2nd place – 5th Grade – 1,534
3rd place – 1st Grade – 1,324
4th place – Kindergarten – 1,233
5th place – 4th Grade – 949
6th place – 2nd Grade – 894