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