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Chornicle 05/18/18

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
07/20    Kloefkorn Swim party at Star City Shores 8:30 pm-10:00 pm
08/09    Open House 6-7 pm.  PTO will sponsor a Kona Ice Social to welcome students  back to school-6pm.
THANK YOU PTO!
A special thanks to our fabulous PTO for everything they have done and continue to do for our staff and Cubs!  You are the best! Kloefkorn Staff
A Message from Mrs. Bowhay
Kloefkorn students and families,
Every year when May rolls around we wonder where the school year has gone! I want you to know how much I have appreciated your support as I finish my first year as the principal of this outstanding school.  There are typically a few growing pains when a new principal arrives on the scene. Everyone has been kind, understanding and patient as I’ve learned about the wonderful culture of our Kloefkorn Community. I’m truly looking forward to next year so I can continue to get to know more of you.
Have a safe summer and remember, August 13 will be here before we know it!
Our heartfelt THANKS and BEST WISHES to the following teaches who will not be returning to Kloefkorn next school year.

  • Allison Mattern-Mrs. Mattern has accepted a district pre-school coaching position.
  • Megan Fleischman-Mrs Fleischman has accepted a district math coaching position.
  • Christel Burgason-Mrs. Burgason is leaving the district to pursue other interests.
  • Joanna Fineran- Mrs. Fineran’s husband has a one-year military assignment in Alabama.  Mrs. Fineran will take a one year leave of absence, she will return for the 2019 school year.
  • Jennifer Nelsen-Ms. Nelsen will be moving to Valentine, NE to be closer to her family and teach in a country school.
  • Juli Steen-Mrs. Steen will be transferring to Schoo Middle School to teach computer science/business.

Will you be changing schools next year?
If you have a change of address and/or plan to move to another school for the 2018/19 school year,  please let the office know as soon as possible. We will send student records to the appropriate school and plan accordingly for classroom assignments.

Kloefkornucopia Day
Tuesday, May 22nd
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 a special parade along with our honorary guest, Mrs. Eloise Kloefkorn, as Grand Marshal.

Please cheer  us on as we walk along the parade route, which includes Glass Ridge, Meursault and Oakville.  Bring a lawn chair, invite your friends, grandparents, siblings, neighbors, and warm up your cheering voice as we celebrate the life  and honor the memory of Bill Kloefkorn.
Streets around our school will be barricaded beginning at 1:30 (neighbors may notice a police presence), and the parade will begin shortly thereafter.  
We encourage students to wear plaid shirts on our parade day.  As this was Bill Kloefkorn’s favorite kind of shirt.

Lost and Found
We have quite a collection of jackets and miscellaneous items  in our Lost and Found. Feel free to stop in and take a look if anything belongs to your family. All 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 accounts receivable@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.

Chronicle 05/04/18

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

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

Field Day Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers for Kloefkorn Field Day. Field Day will be held on the last day of school May 18th. Please consider signing up to volunteer and help make the last day of school an awesome experience for all. The times of each session are below. We would love to have 20 volunteers per session to assist in running the field day stations. Please sign up for one or by clicking here. Thank you!

Field day schedule:
•9:15-11:15 AM:  Pre-K, 2nd, 3rd & 5th
•12:25-2:25 PM: KG, 1st & 4th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chronicle 04/20/18

04/21 Kloefkorn Earth Day Cleanup 9am-12pm
04/23 Backpack Extra Mile Walk Donations Due
04/24 PLC Early Dismissal 1:33 PM
04/24 Strings concert 6:00 PM
04/24 Dine Out Night – Slim Chickens – 84th & Old Cheney 5-8pm
04/25   Final PTO General Meeting & Board Elections 6:30 PM
04/26 Band Concert 6:00 PM
04/27 No School
04/27 Janet Jungle Setup in Gym
04/28 Janet Jungle Pickup 9AM-1PM
05/01 Chorus Concert 6pm
05/01 Dine Out Night – Big Red Keno – 5-8pm
05/03 Kindergarten Orientation 6-7pm
 
Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month:
April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The following statement will be read to our students on April 25th. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Bowhay.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We want to reach out to students who may be experiencing abuse or neglect. They are not alone and never at fault. If you, or someone you know, is being hurt, please tell a trusted adult. We realize that it takes courage to talk about these things, but the adults in this building are always available to talk with you or listen to you. We want all of our students to feel safe and will do what we can to help.
If you need to make a report of child abuse or neglect, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-652-1999 or the Lincoln Police Department Non-Emergency/Dispatch at 402-441-6000.
 
Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation will be held for our incoming Cubs on May 3rd from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Parents are invited to come for a presentation with our principal, Mrs. Bowhay and our kindergarten teachers. The new Cubs will visit the classroom and begin to get to know our kindergarten teachers. You may bring any additional paperwork we may have missed at registration. We ask that you only bring your incoming student. Our PTO will provide popsicles on the playground at 7:00. If you have any questions please contact the office at 402-436-1148.
 
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Day Without Shoes Our students donated hundreds of pairs of shoes and $463 to the City Mission!
Art Show & WafflemanMr. Fisher did a fabulous job organizing all of the beautiful art that is currently on display in our hallways. We had a wonderful turnout  for Waffle Man. Thank you Angela Korpus for charing this event. Thank you to the 5th graders and 3rd grade Girl Scouts for helping make the event a great success.
Janet’s Jungle-Tricia Wiebusch did a phenomenal job chairing this annual fundraiser.   We sold over $16,000!
 
Field Day Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers for Kloefkorn Field Day. Field Day will be held on the last day of school May 24th. Please consider signing up to volunteer and help make the last day of school an awesome experience for all. The times of each session are below. We would love to have 20 volunteers per session to assist in running the field day stations. Please sign up for one or by clicking here. Thank you!

Field day schedule:
9:15-11:15 AM:  Pre-K, 2nd, 3rd, 5th
12:25-2:25 PM: KG, 1st, 4th
 
BackPack Fundraiser
Our BackPack Extra Mile fundraising for 2018 is almost over!  Please return the white donation envelopes to your child’s teacher on or before Monday, April 23.  We greatly appreciate all your efforts to help raise funds for families in need of food in Lincoln.

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

Janet’s Jungle Setup – Friday April 27th
Thank you very much in your support for Kloefkorn Elementary’s Spring Fundraiser – Janet’s Jungle.  Our children have been busy selling plants, now we need to set up so that folks can pick up their items and get their planting started! We will be setting up tables and plant stations in the gym as well as the attica.   Thanks again for all of your help, without you this wouldn’t be possible!
http://signup.com/go/rRgrVQf

Janet’s Jungle Pick up – Saturday April 28th
Part 2 of Janet’s Jungle!  We will be needing folks to help make sure everyone gets their plants, restock plants, and finally clean up the school from this great fundraiser.  This is a great volunteer opp for families and high schoolers!
http://signup.com/go/aoLVJcK

Kloefkorn Staff Appreciation Week 2018
May 7th-11th is Teacher Appreciation Week! This year’s theme is Our Incredible Heroes. Let’s show our awesome Kloefkorn teachers some love! We are asking parents and volunteers to sign up to bring treats and gifts each day of the week. Please utilize the sign up genius to let us know what you are bringing. As always we appreciate our parents and volunteers who support the Kloefkorn PTO and our activities that support Kloefkorn and our kids!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4a623aafc1-kloefkorn1

Chronicle 04/06/18

Coming up this month
NSCAS Testing continues throughout the month  – click here for testing dates (grades 3-5)
04/09 Janet Jungle Orders are Due
04/12 Art Night & Waffleman 5-8PM
04/13 One Day Without Shoes – Bring $1 to go shoeless (in your classroom only) for the day!
04/17 Dine Out – Goodcents – Pioneers/70th 5-8PM
04/19 Moore Middle School Parent Information Night
04/20 Hats on for Hunger Day (bring $1 to wear a hat, proceeds will go to Backpack Extra Mile Walk)
04/21 Kloefkorn Earth Day Cleanup 9am-12pm
04/23 Backpack Extra Mile Walk Donations Due
04/24 PLC Early Dismissal 1:33 PM
04/24 Strings concert 6:00 PM
04/24 Dine Out Night – Slim Chickens – 84th & Old Cheney 5-8pm
04/25   Final PTO General Meeting & Board Elections 6:30 PM
04/26 Band Concert 6:00 PM
04/27 No School
04/27 Janet Jungle Setup in Gym
04/28 Janet Jungle Pickup 9AM-1PM
 
Message from Mrs. Bowhay
I would like to give you a heads-up about a valuable survey that will be emailed to all LPS  families in April. This survey will ask about how you feel concerning a variety of aspects related to your child’s educational experiences and our school.
Please be aware that the address line in the email will look like this: lpsesu18@qualtrics-survey.com.
We use the results of these questions to improve our teaching and learning – to improve the education we provide to all students. We are grateful to everyone who will take the time – about 10 minutes – to complete the survey.
Watch for the email containing the survey: It will be available from April 16-May 18. Thanks so much.
 
Art Show – Volunteers Needed
Mr. Fischer would love to have your help hanging art for the Kloefkorn Art Show. If you can volunteer about an hour of your time come to the art room on Tuesday, April 10th. We will be starting right after school and will need help taping and hanging art. We appreciate the help!
 
One Day Without Shoes
Help us raise donations and awareness for People’s City Mission. Boxes have been set up in the front lobby for anyone that would like to drop off new or used shoes between now and April 13th. On April 10th we are allowing the students to wear fun socks and no shoes for the day if they donate $1. Note: Students still need to bring shoes for recess, gym, lunch, etc. They will be allowed to go shoeless within the classroom only.  (Read More)
 
Backpack Walk/Fundraiser – We need your help!
Fundraising envelopes are coming home Monday, April 9th for The Backpack Program of Lincoln and will be due back by April 23rd.  The annual Backpack Extra Mile Walk will be held on April 28, 2018 at 10:00am at East High. In partnership with The Food Bank of Lincoln, currently 2,303 LPS students at 32 LPS schools receive weekly food-filled backpacks. Over the past few years Kloefkorn has done an incredible job of fundraising for this amazing and important program. Our goal this year is $6,000. On April 20th we will have Hats on for Hunger Day. Any student that brings $1 can wear a hat for the day! This is a great opportunity to help spread kindness around our community! (Read More)
 
Mayor’s Run
This year marks the 31st Annual KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing. Known as midwest America’s largest children’s run, the Mayor’s Run will be giving away 30 bikes and $1 from every entry will be donated to BikeSafeIM.

Any 6th grade or younger child is eligible to run in the Mayor’s Run. Parents, grandparents, older siblings or an adult sponsor are welcome to enter on the family plan and accompany younger runners in heats 3, 4, 5 and 6 and receive a t-shirt. It is NOT necessary for adults to register to accompany a young runner.

If you register by April 19th you should be able to get your packet from Mr. Schmeeckle at school the Friday before the race.

Click here to learn more and to register.
 
Kloefkorn Preschool is celebrating the young child April 16-20, 2018!
The “Week of the Young Child” is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. The purpose of this week of celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.


  •         April 16: Music Monday
    ·         April 17: Tasty Tuesday
    ·         April 18 : Work Together Wednesday
    ·         April 19: Artsy Thursday
    ·         April 20: Sharing Family Stories Friday

    We’re so excited for a week-long celebration of our youngest learners!

You can find out more information on this celebration by clicking here.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten
If your child turns 5 between August 1st and October 15th they are eligible to participate in an assessment conducted by LPS to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten.

If this is something that you are interested in you may stop in the front office to pick up an application starting April 3rd. To register, bring your completed application and original birth certificate to the front office and Christy will get you scheduled for an assessment. All assessments must be scheduled one week prior to the beginning of each round of testing and are completed at Eastridge Elementary. Click here to view available testing dates and learn more.   
 
Inspire Award Winners!
Every year the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is privileged to honor one student and one educator from each school who are an inspiration to their school and their community. These remarkable leaders gathered for an evening of celebration and recognition for their accomplishment. The Inspire Awards are the only district-wide celebration of excellence and hope that touches each of our 61 school communities.
Congratulations to our Kloefkorn representatives,  Kennedy Johnson (5th Grade) Kristen Riley (5th Grade Teacher)!

 
Art Night with The Waffleman
Come see your student’s art on display and stay for waffles! Kloefkorn’s Art Night & The Waffleman will be on Thursday, April 12th from 5-8pm. Waffleman meal is $8 per plate and includes waffles, 2 sausage links, and lemonade or water. Kids 5 and under are free.
We are looking for volunteers to help the Waffleman at the event. He needs lots of help to keep those waffles moving!  Shifts are only one hour in length; please sign up to help at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D49ABA62FA1F58-kloefkorn5.  Thanks for your support of Kloefkorn school!

Earth Day
Please help us to celebrate Earth Day by joining us at Kloefkorn’s Earth Day cleanup.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 21st, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Feel free to come and go as works for your schedule!  We will be weeding and mulching the area around the school, and removing concrete chunks from the Field Area and filling any holes with dirt. Helpful items to bring with you include: yard waste bags, work gloves, gardening tools, larger shovels, wheelbarrows, buckets, etc.  Join us in caring for the space around our school. It will be fun!!!

Janet’s Jungle – Volunteers Needed
Final orders are due no later than this Monday, April 9th. Late orders cannot be accepted.
Janet’s Jungle is here and we need help setting up and getting purchased plants to families.  If you help volunteer on Friday, April 27th, you can take your plants home early and do not need to come back on Saturday.  This is a great opportunity for our Cubs to help out as well! All volunteers welcome!

Janet’s Jungle Setup – Friday April 27th
Thank you very much in your support for Kloefkorn Elementary’s Spring Fundraiser – Janet’s Jungle.  Our children have been busy selling plants, now we need to set up so that folks can pick up their items and get their planting started! We will be setting up tables and plant stations in the gym as well as the attica.   Thanks again for all of your help, without you this wouldn’t be possible!
http://signup.com/go/rRgrVQf

Janet’s Jungle Pick up – Saturday April 28th
Part 2 of Janet’s Jungle!  We will be needing folks to help make sure everyone gets their plants, restock plants, and finally clean up the school from this great fundraiser.  This is a great volunteer opp for families and high schoolers!
http://signup.com/go/aoLVJcK

Chronicle 03/23/18

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

Mrs. Bowhay
Principal
 
Mayors Run
This year marks the 31st Annual KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing. Known as midwest America’s largest children’s run, the Mayor’s Run will be giving away 30 bikes and $1 from every entry will be donated to BikeSafeIM.

Any 6th grade or younger child is eligible to run in the Mayor’s Run. Parents, grandparents, older siblings or an adult sponsor are welcome to enter on the family plan and accompany younger runners in heats 3, 4, 5 and 6 and receive a t-shirt. It is NOT necessary for adults to register to accompany a young runner.
 
If you register by April 19th you should be able to get your packet from Mr. Schmeeckle at school the Friday before the race.

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://kloefkornpto.org/asp

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

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

Chronicle 03/09/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chronicle 02/23/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

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

Chronicle 02/09/18

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

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

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

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

Directions on how to sign up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grade Totals

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

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.