Chronicle 3-10-17

Important Reminders

Coming up this month

3/10     End of 3rd Quarter

3/13-17 Spring Break- No school

03/16   Last day to order Spirt Wear

3/23     PTO General Meeting, Finalized Officer Slate, 6:30 PM Media Center

3/23     Lux Open House 7PM

3/24     Movie Night-Moana 7PM

3/27     Lux Open House 7PM

3/28     PLC Day- Early Release 1:33PM

3/31     Report Cards go home

Pet Policy (New)

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. (Read More)

Opportunity to Respond (New)

When a teacher prompts or solicits a student response, it is called an “Opportunity to Respond”. Responses from students can be in a variety of forms including gestures (thumbs up, raise your hand, etc.), verbal (choral, individual answers, etc.) and written responses (on note cards, white boards, etc.).

Teachers know that when planning for student responses, it is important to:

  • Make sure there are MANY opportunities to respond presented to students
  • All students have MULTIPLE opportunities to respond
  • Provide students with a variety of ways they can respond

Research shows that the use of multiple opportunities to respond results in:

  • An increase of on task behavior
  • An increase of academic engagement with instruction
  • Increased rates of positive specific feedback
  • An increase in the number of correct responses

At Kloefkorn, teachers are encouraged to refine and develop their students’ opportunities to respond in order to increase the likelihood that students will meet their academic and behavioral expectations.

Preschool 2017/18 accepting applications (New)

Preschool Applications are now being accepted Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, extended hours are available on the dates listed here. Applications are available at any elementary school, on the Lincoln Public Schools Early Childhood website, and at the Early Childhood Office located at Hawthorne (use door # 2).Completed applications must be submitted (in-person) at the Early Childhood Office at 300 South 48th Street. Children are selected based on a variety of criteria listed on the application. If you have any questions, please contact 402-436-1995. (Read More)

Fill Their Fridge! (New)

This week we will kick off our fundraising for The Backpack Program of Lincoln. The annual Backpack Extra Mile Walk will be held on April 29, 2017 at 10:00am at East High. In partnership with The Food Bank of Lincoln, currently 2,291 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. Fundraising envelopes will be coming home after spring break and will be due Friday, April 21st. This is a great opportunity to help spread kindness around our community! (Read More)

Calling all Third Grade Parents (New)

Is your student interested in playing a string instrument next year? Come meet Mrs. Holloman, our strings specialist and learn all the details about the fourth grade beginning strings program. Students may choose from violin, viola, cello or bass. The Information Night for Beginning Strings will be Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Kloefkorn cafeteria. The meeting will cover when and how to get an instrument, what to expect from the program and how to register your student. Questions will be taken at the end of the meeting. Please bring your student with you to the presentation!

Kloefkorn Kilometer (New)

Would you like to help promote health and wellness in the Kloefkorn community? The PTO is looking for some caring adults to organize the Kloefkorn Kilometer. We have a great template for you to follow or bring some fresh ideas to our fun Saturday morning health fair. Please contact board@kloefkornpto.org if you are interested.

Good Luck DI Teams! (New)

Good luck to the four Kloefkorn Destination Imagination teams, who will be competing on Saturday, March 18 at Raymond Central!

Plant Sale

The Kloefkorn PTO had great success last year with Janet’s Jungle Plant Sales and have decided to partner with them again for this year’s big fundraiser! Janet’s Jungle sells high quality plants at great prices.  Plants and distributors are personally selected by Janet and her team, and all plants are locally grown right here in the Midwest.  You’ll be getting premium plants and supporting our school!

Check out this link, for a sneak peek at the available plants to choose from. You can also use this link to order online and/or to print off an extra order form.

Sales will begin on Friday, March 3rd and plant pick up is Saturday, April 29th. Orders will be due Monday, April 10th. Late orders will not be accepted this time so please make sure you get the order in by the due date.

Prizes will be given for top selling students, top selling classrooms, and for achieving the school wide goal.  More information will be coming home in your oldest or only child’s Friday Folder on March 3rd

After School Programs

Spring is here, and we have a new set of after school classes! Classes are open to all Kloefkorn students who wish to participate. Scholarships are available; please email asp-chair@kloefkornpto.org for more information. The classes being offered this quarter are Chess, Lego Club, Garden Club and Origami! They will run from March 27th-May 8th.

Registration opens today and will remain open until Friday, March 24th. Please register online as soon as possible, as many 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 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 click here.

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

Spirit Wear

It’s Spirit Wear time again. The online store closes at midnight on March 16th. We do have sample sizes (Small and Large for each of the offered items) in the office. Please be sure to check sizing before you purchase as there will be no exchanges. Click here to purchase clothing

Interested in joining the PTO Board??

Activities and events can’t happen without you. There will be vacancies on the Board, and on Committees. Please consider volunteering your time and talents to the PTO. Check out http://kloefkornpto.org/committees for more information.

The Officer slate for the 2017/2018 PTO Board will be finalized in March. Please visit https://kloefkornpto.org/board/ for descriptions and email with questions or to submit your bio.  Your bio will be added to the Officer Slate.

Yearbook Committee

The Yearbook Committee says thank you to all of the parents and teachers who took the time to submit pictures for the yearbook this year!! We loved getting your submissions and couldn’t have done it without you!

We are also excited to announce that the yearbook is finished and off to the printers. We expect the books will arrive during the first or second week of May, and will be sent home with your student in their Friday Folders!

As always, if you love taking pictures or are interested in helping out in other ways with the yearbook, please email us to let us know! We would love to have your help next year!

Science Fair Success

Thanks to all that helped with the Science Fair this year, especially Jen Thompson and Brian O’Neal. Our Cubs had so much fun putting together and presenting their projects!

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