Chronicle 5-5-17

Important Reminders

Coming up this month

05/06   Mayor’s Run

05/11   5th Grade visits Lux 9:10AM-11:30PM

05/11   PTO Board Meeting 6:30PM

05/13   Kloefkorn Kilometer Color Run & Bike Rodeo

05/18   Pajama Day!

05/20   Rain Date- Kloefkorn Kilometer Color Run & Bike Rodeo

05/23   Kloefkorncopia! – Save the Date!

05/24   Field Day

05/24   Report Cards go home

05/24   Last Day of School/Field Day (Regular dismissal time)

05/29   Office Closed

Classroom Assignment Survey

At Kloefkorn School, we approach the important decision of class assignment in a very thoughtful and systematic manner, taking into consideration a variety of factors in developing class lists. Our first priority as we make assignments is to provide an optimal learning environment for all students. We strive for equitable, compatible, and balanced classes that take into account range of ability (heterogeneous grouping), gender, learning styles, and personality. We also look carefully at peer and social interaction patterns. Assignments for the 2017-18 school year will be made over the summer by teachers and administrators after extensive input and discussion and shared with parents electronically.  Waiting to inform students allows us to place students new to our school and to finalize teaching assignments that may change over the summer.

To provide input into the process, please complete this form and submit it by today, May 5th. Please note that due to the many factors that must be considered when making class assignments, we ask that parents not make specific teacher requests. The demands associated with achieving balanced classes make it difficult to honor all such parent requests. Please also know that not providing input will have no effect on the care given to each child’s placement.

Mayors Run

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.

PBIS

At Kloefkorn we strive to create a positive partnership with families and communicate the supports we have in place. Behavioral health and academic success connect to learning inside AND outside of school. Through this partnership, a positive impact can been seen in academic and behavioral growth. A few ways we can enhance this important partnership between school and home include talking about the importance of learning with your child, praising their efforts, and recognizing improvements both academically and behaviorally. (Read More)

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 by clicking here. Thank you!

Field day schedule:

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

Hurray, hurray for Pajama Day!

Because Kloefkorn students and families sold over $15,000 in plants for the PTO Janet’s Jungle fund raiser, we will have an all-school Pajama Day on Thursday, 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 23rd

Grand Parade- 1:45pm (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 honorary guests including Mrs. Kloefkorn as Grand Marshal!  Each grade’s theme will reflect something about Mr. Kloefkorn’s life.

Please join us along the parade route, which includes our “big” block of land including the roads of 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.  Thank you for respecting our neighbors’ sidewalks.

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 right now along with other items. Feel free to stop in and take a look to see if anything belongs to your family. Anything left behind at the end of the school year will be donated to charity.

Negative meal balances need to be paid in full before June 2, 2017

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 until Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Online payments can be made through May 24. After this date, payments will need to be made at or sent to:

Accounting

LPSDO Box 2

5905 O Street,

Lincoln, NE 68510

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. We now offer payment by phone, using a credit or debit card.  There is a $.70 convenience fee per transaction.  Please contact accounting to make a payment by phone.

End-of-the-Year Cafeteria Refund Procedures

Cafeteria account balances will automatically carry over from this year to next, even for students changing schools within Lincoln Public Schools.

Students leaving the district can obtain a refund for any amount. Lincoln Public Schools will only refund balances for returning students that exceed $20.00. Students must request their refund to the cafeteria manager at our school (Carol Irons) by May 24th, 2017 or from the District Office Accounting Department starting June 1st, 2017. Refunds over $45.00 will be mailed to the parents.

Students who have left LPS in one school year and return in another school year will not have their former cafeteria balances reinstated unless it is a negative balance.

REMINDER: ALL NEGATIVE LUNCH BALANCES WILL BE REFERRED TO A COLLECTION AGENCY IF THEY ARE NOT PAID.

Summer Punch Tickets

We have Summer Fun Punch Tickets for sale for $5. They have a $50+ value in them 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

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28
  • July 5
  • July 12

Yearbook Committee

Yearbooks went out in Friday Folders today. Please email yearbook-chair@kloefkornpto.org if you haven’t received your copy or if you did not order one, but would still like to purchase one.

A special thank you to Jennie Wood 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!

Color Run

The third annual Kloefkorn Kilometer is Saturday May 13th 9-11 AM! This year’s event will include a Run, Bike Rodeo, Bike Check Station, Zumba, healthy foods and a free raffle!! Parking will be very limited, please walk or bike to this event.

You may register online at www.kloefkornpto.org/Kloefkorn-kilometer or by turning in a form to the office by Thursday, May 11. All children are welcome, you won’t want to miss this family fun event! This is an event to help bring more playground equipment to Kloefkorn – more tetherball courts, inclusive equipment, and supplies to help keep our grounds clean for all of the community to enjoy!

5th Grade Camp Kitaki

The Kloefkorn PTO is excited to celebrate our 5th Graders and everything they have achieved with a day filled with fun at Camp Kitaki on Monday, May 22nd! This year the PTO will be offering transportation as well as snacks for the field trip. Students will be participating in a variety of fun activities! The total amount due for each student is $28.00. Please make checks payable to Kloefkorn PTO or you may send cash or www.kloefkornpto.org/5th-grade-trip.

If you would like to provide a scholarship for a child in need, please mark the box on the form or online and include that money also.  Scholarships are available. Please sign up by Monday, May 15th.

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