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Chronicle 5-19-17

Important Reminders

All negative lunch balances will be referred to a collection agency if they are not paid by the end of this school year. Reminders have been sent home in backpacks.

The last day of school:

  • Is this Wednesday, May 24th
  • Lunch times and the release time (2:53pm) will remain the same
  • Report card will go home in Friday Folders on Wednesday

Office hours this summer will be 7:00AM-3:00PM

Coming up this month

05/23   Kloefkornucopia!

05/24   Field Day

05/24   Report Cards go home

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

A message from Mrs. Jolley

Dear Kloefkorn Families,

It seems impossible that the 2016-2017 school year is coming to a rapid close. In keeping with our focus on excellence in teaching and learning— right up to the final bell! – your help in assuring that the last week of school is safe and educational is appreciated.  Our goal for the last week of school is a business-as-usual climate.  We will continue to expect students to conduct themselves as they have all year – in a safe, respectful, responsible manner.  Please do not allow your child(ren) to bring potential nuisance items to school (i.e. shaving cream, silly string, etc.) that may disrupt the learning environment.

Summer doesn’t have to mean a vacation from learning. Keep school skills sharp by including daily time to read and write in your child’s busy summer schedule AND… find plenty of time to rest, relax and have fun together.

Our heartfelt THANKS & BEST WISHES to the following staff members who will not be returning to Kloefkorn School next year:

Mr. Cudaback

Mrs. Cudaback

Mrs. Deans

Mrs. Forsman

Ms. Miller

Mr. Palmberg

Mrs. Samuelson

The following staff members will serve in these assignments for next year:

Preschool

Mrs. Mattern

Kindergarten
Mrs. Howe

Mrs. Butler

Mrs. Rush

1st grade

Mrs. Fleischman

Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Johnson

2nd grade

Mrs. Schulz

Mrs. Beckman

Ms. VonEssen (New to Kloefkorn)

Mrs. Burgason

3rd grade

Mrs. Lau

Mrs. Fineran (New to Kloefkorn)

Ms. Young (New to Kloefkorn)

4th grade

Mrs. Kennedy

Ms. McClintock

TBD (New to Kloefkorn)

5th grade

Mrs. Riley

Mrs. VanGelder

Ms. Schutte

Ms. Gabriel (New to Kloefkorn)

Resource Teachers

Mrs. Manstedt

Mrs. Pfister (New to Kloefkorn)

TBD (New to Kloefkorn)

I want to thank this community for welcoming me at Kloefkorn.  It has been a pleasure to serve your children and Kloefkorn families.  I will miss you all and wish you the best.

Tonya Jolley

Principal

Will you be changing schools next year?

If you have a change of address and/or plan to move to another school for the 2017/18 school year please let the office know as soon as possible so we can send student records to the appropriate school and plan accordingly for classroom assignments.

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.

LPS Solar Eclipse Celebration

We are excited to announce that all Lincoln Public School students and staff will be invited to participate in a special LPS Solar Eclipse Celebration early in the 2017-18 school year!

On Monday, August 21, students and staff will take part in a solar eclipse experience for this once-in-a-lifetime event: a full solar eclipse visible in the Lincoln and southeast Nebraska area.  Guided by specialists in all curriculum areas, this eclipse day of celebration will be preceded by a full week of rich, hands-on learning opportunities leading up to the grand finale.

Special safety glasses will be provided for all students and staff at Lincoln Public Schools – glasses that have been approved by the LPS Medical Advisory Committee. We will also be training staff and students the entire week leading up to the eclipse on safe viewing procedures.  Alternative activities will be provided for students who choose to stay inside.

A committee of safety and science experts have been working for months to make sure this is a wonderful learning experience – and a safe activity.  You will receive more detailed information about our celebration at the beginning of next school year. Watch for our videos and upcoming newsletter information!

LPS Social Workers

LPS social workers offer many resources for parents including valuable new trauma information.

Lincoln Public Schools social workers offer families help and support in the issues they face day to day in helping raise healthy, happy children.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, social workers call your attention to their newest resource: Trauma Informed Parenting.

This publication recognizes that trauma affects at least one in four of LPS students, and that LPS has made a commitment for every school to be “trauma-informed” by educating staff, students and parents. The resource offers signs and symptoms, additional resources and other valuable advice and information.

LPS social workers also offer a wide variety of resources for parents – such as guidance in dealing with depression in children and adolescents, the importance of bedtime, school attendance issues, and many more. You can find parent resources from our social workers on the Parent Center webpage on the LPS website (lps.org) – or at this link.

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.

Attention 4th Grade Parents!

We need your help!  Kloefkorn’s PTO is looking for a volunteer to be the 5th Grade Social Chair next year.  This role involves making 5th graders’ last year at Kloefkorn a fun and memorable one.  Duties include creating a T-shirt for the Salt Dogs game, helping with a May Day celebration, and organizing the Camp Kitaki field trip at the end of the school year.  If you are interested in this position or would like more info, please contact board@kloefkornpto.org.

Janet’s Jungle and Color Run

Thank you to all the Kloefkorn Cubs, their families, and staff for all the help they provided during Janet’s Jungle Fundraiser and the Color Run.  Without your dedicated efforts and enthusiasm, it would not have been possible! Thank you on behalf of the PTO!

Bookmobile

Don’t forget about the Bookmobile! It comes during the summer every other Wednesday from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Anyone with a Lincoln City Library card can check out books, magazines, DVDs, etc. Requests for items not in the Bookmobile can be made by placing special orders. Most items can be loaned for a 4-week period, with one renewal allowed. You can also make returns to the bus. For additional information click here.

PTO Summer Media Dates 9:00AM-12:00PM

Library check-out is done for the school year, but visit the Kloefkorn library over the summer to check out books, participate in Makerspace activities, and sign up for the Lincoln City Libraries summer reading program.  As a reminder, all library books are due and should be returned to the library.

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

Summer Pool Party

PTO will be hosting a summer pool party at Star City Shores on July 21st from 8:30PM-10:00PM.

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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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Chronicle 4-21-17

Important Reminders

  • Tuesday (April 25th) we will release early (1:33PM) for our monthly PLC day.
  • No School on Friday, April 28th

Coming up this month

04/21   Backpack Donations Due (will still accept on Monday)

04/22   Earth Day Clean Up 9-12

04/24   Chorus Rehersal after school

04/24   Strings Concert 6PM

04/25   PLC Day- Early release 1:33PM

04/25   Band Concert 6:00PM Chorus Concert 7:00PM

04/26   Last PTO General Meeting, Board Elections, 6:30 PM *Wednesday*

04/27   Parent Information Night – 5th grade parents with Dr. Czapla

04/28   No School

04/28   Janet’s Jungle set-up in Gym

04/29   Janet’s Jungle Pick-up and Sale 9 AM – 1 PM

04/29   Backpack Extra Mile Walk

 

Looking ahead to next month

05/1-5 Staff Appreciation Week

05/02   Lancaster county Elections 7AM-9PM Attica Room

05/04   Kindergarten Orientation 6:00-7:30PM

05/05   Spirit Day

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

05/20   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! (Regular dismissal time)

 

Classroom Assignment Survey (New)

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 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.

 

Kindergarten Orientation (New)

Kindergarten Orientation is on Thursday, May 4th from . Your incoming Kindergarten student will go to the classroom and do a fun activity with teachers and new classmates. Mrs. Jolley will go through a presentation.

 

Attention 5th Grade Parents (New)

Dr. Czapla will be coming to Kloefkorn on Thursday, April 27th to meet with incoming 6th grade families. He will meet with parents in the cafeteria from 7-8pm.

 

The Backpack Walk (New)

Thank you to everyone that helped fill the fridge! We will continue to show support by wearing our Backpack Program t-shirts to school on April 27th and by participating in the Backpack Extra Mile Walk on April 29th.  If ordered a T-shirt and have not received one please contact the office or email Mrs. Lau (klau@lps.org). Hope to see you there! (Read More)

 

Field Day Volunteers Needed (New)

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, 1st & 3rd
  • 12:25-2:25 PM: KG, 4th & 5th

 

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 Avery Juedes (5th grade student) and Mrs. Mattern (Pre-K Teacher) on being our Inspire Award Winners!

Janet’s Jungle – Volunteers Needed

Janet’s Jungle is here and we need help setting up and getting purchased plants to families.  If you help volunteer on Friday, April 28th, 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 28th.

http://signup.com/go/ZxeAtX

Janet’s Jungle Pick up – Saturday April 29th

http://signup.com/go/nGP1Rf

Earth Day (New)

Join us on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00-Noon to help clean up the Kloefkorn grounds.  Get your hands dirty with other Kloefkorn families as we clean out the plant beds and spread new mulch around the school.  We need your help to get this project finished in just 3 hours!  We need you AND your tools; if you have a wheel barrow, shovel, rake or bucket, please bring them along!

Sign up at https://kloefkornpto.org/earth-day

Camp Kitaki – 5th Grade (New)

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 the following activities: canoeing, rope course, archery, and the climbing tower. The total amount due for each student is $28.00. Please make checks payable to Kloefkorn PTO or you may send cash or pay online by clicking here. If you would like to provide a scholarship for a child in need, please mark the box below and include that money also.  Scholarships are available. Please sign up by Monday, May 15th.

 

Kloefkorn Kilometer Run (New)

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!

 

Kloefkorn Staff Appreciation Week 2017 (New)

This year’s theme is all about the “sweetness” of Kloefkorn’s staff! Thank you for participating in Staff Appreciation Week!

This year PTO would like to recognize our sweet staff members in the following ways during the week of May 1:

  1. Please take the time to write a thank you card, note, or letter to your favorite staff members to tell them how SWEET you think they are! While certainly a note is enough, if you would like to include a gift as a part of your thank you, teacher wishlists can be found under Staff & Teams on the Kloefkorn website by choosing your grade level(s).
  2. Delivering Sweet treats to our staff each day during the week of May 1. To sign up, please go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4da8ab2aabfe3-kloefkorn3
  3. A delicious catered lunch on Friday, May 4, provided by your generous donations and hard work on behalf of PTO this year.

 

Art Night & The Waffleman- Thank you! (New)

Thanks to all who came out to Art Night and the Waffleman last night! We were able to raise $1,600 for the playground! Congrats to the following for winning the raffle prizes!

$25 in Cold Hard Cash- Ava Runyan

Lincoln Children’s Zoo Membership- Megan Guderjan

Bead Maker Kit & Painting Supplies- Lily Korpas

Door Hanger by Artist Heather Ladman- Lily Korpas

Paint Yourself Silly Gift Card- Maya Pfiel

Kids Garden Planter with Miniature Garden Furniture, Seed Packets and 4 Plants- Adrian Baker

Door Hanger Painting Party by Artist Heather Ladman- Yasmeen Honsi

Art Party with Mr. Fischer- Karuna Damle

#1 Door Hanger Artist Heather Ladman- Matthew Killham

Tote Bag with Colored Pencils, markers, and coloring books- Hailey Standish


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Chronicle 04-07-17

Important Reminders

  • Movie Night is tonight at 7PM!
  • Janet Jungle Orders are due on Monday. We will not be able to accept late orders.
  • No School next Friday, April 14th or Monday, April 17th

Coming up this month

NeSA Testing continues through April – Check Calendar for dates and time and plan appointments accordingly.

04/03-14 One Day Without Shoes

04/07   Movie Night 7PM- Sing

04/10   Janet Jungle Orders Due (Late orders will not be accepted)

04/11   Parent Info Night – Incoming 4th Grade Strings

04/14   No School- Office closed

04/17   No School

04/20   Art Night and Waffleman 5-8PM

04/21   Backpack Donations Due

04/24   Strings Concert 6PM

04/25   PLC Day- Early release 1:33PM (Last one for the year!)

04/25   Band Concert 6:00PM Chorus Concert 7:00PM

04/26   Last PTO General Meeting, Board Elections, 6:30 PM Cafeteria *Wednesday*

04/28   No School

04/28   Janet’s Jungle set-up in Gym

04/29   Janet’s Jungle Pick-up and Sale 9 AM – 1 PM

04/29   Backpack Extra Mile Walk

 

Art Show (New)

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 18th. We will be starting right after school and will need help taping and hanging art.

 

Mayor’s Run (New)

This year marks the 30th 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 35 bikes and $1 from every entry will be donated to Woods Tennis Center – Taking the Game to the Community.

 

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. Click here to register! (Read More)

Chorus & Band Date Changed (New)

Due to the Lancaster county Elections being held on May 2nd we have moved the choir concert to the same night as the band concert, Tuesday, April 25th. The band will begin at 6:00PM and the choir will start directly after at 7:00PM. The students will do a condensed version of the band/chorus concert for the school that same day at 9:15AM.

The orchestra concert will be held on Monday, April 24th at 6:00PM. They will do a condensed version of their concert for the school that same day at 1:45PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Jolley at tjolley@lps.org.

 

One Day Without Shoes (New)

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 11th. On April 11th we are allowing the students to wear fun socks and no shoes for the day if they donate $1. (Read More)

 

The Backpack Walk (New)

Thank you to everyone that helped fill the fridge! So far, we have raised around $1,000! Great job, Cubs! We will continue to show support by wearing our Backpack Program t-shirts to school on April 27th and by participating in the Backpack Extra Mile Walk on April 29th.  We will continue to collect donations until April 21st. T-shirts should be coming in the week of the 17th and will be distributed accordingly.

The support needed for the Backpack program continues to grow. This year, 45.8% of all LPS students (K-12) qualified for free and reduced lunch. That’s 18,014 students that we can help through this program. Everyone’s support is greatly appreciated!

 

Kloefkorn Preschool is celebrating the young child April 24-28, 2017! (New)

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 24: Music Monday
  • April 25: Tasty Tuesday
  • April 26: Work Together Wednesday
  • April 27: Artsy Thursday
  • April 28: 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 at http://www.naeyc.org/woyc.

Lost and Found (New)

We have a folding chair that was turned in from movie night and has not been claimed. Please let us know I it is yours. Also, we have had a couple of fit bits turned into the office. Please let us know if they belong to you.

 

Art Night with The Waffleman (New)

Mark your calendars for Art Night and Waffleman on 4/20 from 5-8 pm. Please look for raffle flyers and order forms for mounted artwork in Friday Folders. These make a great Mother’s Day gift!

The Waffleman needs your help! Please sign up here for a 1 hour shift. PTO couldn’t do this fundraiser without YOU! http://signup.com/go/HRp5Ch

 

Good Luck DI Teams! (New)

Good Luck to Kloefkorn’s Destination Imagination teams competing at Affiliate Finals in Kearney on Saturday!

 

Save the Date- Bike Rodeo (New)

Save the Date! Kloefkorn Kilometer and Bike Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 13th.

 

Janet’s Jungle – Volunteers Needed (New)

Final orders are due no later than this Monday, April 10th. 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 28th, 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 28th.

http://signup.com/go/ZxeAtX

Janet’s Jungle Pick up – Saturday April 29th

http://signup.com/go/nGP1Rf

 


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Chronicle 3-24-17

Important Reminders

  • Movie Night tonight at 7PM!
  • Tuesday (March 28th) we will release early (1:33PM) for our monthly PLC day.
  • Report Cards go home next Friday.
  • Kindergarten Registration was completed before spring break. If you did not register your incoming Kindergartner yet please stop by the office.

Coming up this month

3rd-5th grade will begin NeSA testing soon. Be sure to check here for dates/times.

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

Looking ahead to next month

There are a lot of field trips this month. Be sure to check the calendar for dates and times.

4/3       Dine Out night at Runza

4/4       Primary Elections for Lancaster County 9AM-9PM in Attica Room

4/6       PTO Board Meeting 6:30

4/7       Spirit Day

4/10     Janet Jungle Order Forms Due Today (Late orders will not be accepted)

4/20     Art Night and Waffleman 5-8PM

4/24     Strings Concert 6PM

4/25     Band Concert 6PM

4/26     Last PTO General Meeting, Board Elections, 6:30 PM Media Room *Wednesday*

4/28     No School

4/28     Janet’s Jungle set-up in Gym

4/29     Janet’s Jungle Pick-up and Sale 9 AM – 1 PM

A note from Mrs. Jolley(New)

Dear Kloefkorn Families,

While we still have eight weeks of school remaining for this year, planning for the 2017-18 school year is in the works! We are still working to finalize staffing for next year, but did want to make you aware of some upcoming personnel changes that will be taking place. We wish the best to the following staff members that will be leaving Kloefkorn:

Laura Deans – 3rd Grade Teacher

Julie Forsman – 2nd Grade Teacher

Sam Samuelson – Resource Teacher

Matt Palmberg – Resource Teacher

We look forward to interviews in the next few weeks to have new hires at Kloefkorn.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten (New)

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. 

Preschool 2017/18 accepting applications

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!

Fundraising envelopes are coming home today for The Backpack Program of Lincoln and will be due back by April 21st.  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. This is a great opportunity to help spread kindness around our community! (Read More)

Calling all Third Grade Parents

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

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.

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 are being accepted now until April 10th.  Late orders will not be accepted this time so please make sure you get the order in by the due date. Pick up will be on Saturday, April 29th.

Prizes will be given for top selling students, top selling classrooms, and for achieving the school wide goal.

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.

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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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Chronicle 2-24-17

Important Reminders

Coming up this month

02/24   Spirt Wear available for ordering

02/27   Science Night 5:30PM

02/28   PLC Early Release 1:33PM

3/1       Yearbook Orders Due

3/2       District Science Fair 5-8PM Lancaster Event Center

3/3       Kloefkorn Sprit Wear Day!

3/3       Janet’s Jungle Order Packets go home

3/6       PTO Board meeting 6:30 PM Conference Room

3/8       Kindergarten Registration 8:00AM-6:00PM

3/8       Kindergarten Registration 8:00AM-4:30PM

3/9       Destination Imagination – Night under the Stars 7-9pm

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 7:00PM

3/24     Movie Night-Moana

3/27     Lux Open House 7:00PM

3/31     Report Cards go home

Parent Survey

Each year the Assessment Department at Lincoln Public Schools conducts ‘climate surveys’ to measure parent satisfaction. The survey comes in an email from LPS-ESU18@qualtrics-surveys.com, and each school’s email will look different. You may receive multiple emails but you only need to take the survey once. The deadline for completion is March 17. Thank you for helping us better serve our families.

Kindergarten Registration 2017-18 (Update)

Kindergarten Packets took a couple weeks to get where they were going. If you still have not received one, please let Christy (crohe@lps.org) know. Kindergarten Registration will be on March 8th from 8:00AM-6:00PM and March 9th from 8:00AM-4:30PM. (Read More)

Middle School Open House Dates (New- 5th grade only)

5th Grade students will be receiving information about open house dates from their assigned middle school soon. Lux will have theirs on March 23rd and 27th at 7:00PM. Moore is still TBD. If you have questions about other middle school open houses please call.

Upcoming NeSA Testing (Grades 3rd-5th Only)

Kloefkorn students in grades 3rd-5th will be participating in the Nebraska State Accountability English Language Arts (NeSA-ELA), Math (NeSA-M) and Science (NeSA-S) tests with their teachers during March and April. (Read More)

Summer Technology Program (New- Grades 4th-9th)

The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 4-9 in the fall of 2017. 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 week-long classes available in computer science, digital media, and robotics. Morning and afternoon sessions! Registration opens March 1st. (Read More)

Family Night Tonight! (New)

Join us for Family Fun Night, tonight! We will have a magician performing from 7:00-8:30PM. Bring chairs and blankets to watch the show! Concessions will be available.

Spirit Wear (New)

It’s Spirit Wear time again. The online store opens February 24th and 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

Plant Sale (New)

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.

Kloefkorn Science Fair

The Kloefkorn Science Fair will be this Monday, February 27th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Projects can be set up that morning between 8:00AM and 8:15AM or after school between 2:53PM and 5:30PM. Please do not park in the loop or the staff parking lot during drop off and pick up hours. We ask that you use side streets for parking to insure the safety of students. If you are dropping off in the morning you will need to check in and out with the office.

Projects will not be judged and only 5th graders are required to participate, but it is open to all grades. If you have any questions contact Jennifer Thompson at andjencole@yahoo.com.

Yearbook Orders

In case you missed it! Yearbook order forms that came home this year were from LifeTouch instead of the usual half sheet from the PTO. If you missed that, it’s not too late to order! Yearbook orders are due this upcoming Wednesday, March 1st. You can order one by filling out the form and sending payment to the school or by ordering online by following this link and entering code 11701517. Yearbooks are $18.04. All checks need to be made out to Lifetouch. (Read More)

Thank you Volunteers (New)

Thank you to everyone who helped with Eileen’s Cookies, especially the Agnew family.  We profited almost $2,100!

We also wanted to thank all who volunteered at the Spring class parties and especially Angela Korpas for organizing the event. The kids had a great time!

Shout out to all parents who brought food, donated money for dinner, and extra kudos to Jeni David for organizing delicious dinners for our hardworking teachers and staff this week for conferences.

Interested in joining the PTO Board?? (New)

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.

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Chronicle 2-10-17

Important Reminders

Eileen’s Cookie order pick up is today until 5:30PM!

Parent Teacher Conference sign up closes this Sunday at midnight.

No School on Friday, February 17th or Monday, February 20th

Coming up this month

02/14   Spring (Valentine) Party

02/17   No School

02/20   No School

02/21   Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30 (PTO provides meals for staff)

02/22   PTO General Meeting 6:30

02/23   Parent Teacher conferences 3:30-6:30 (PTO provides meals for staff)

02/24   PTO Family Night 7:00PM

02/27   Science Night 5:30PM

02/28   PLC Early Release 1:33PM

Gifts, Treats, and Invitations Reminder

Money cannot be collected to buy gifts for school personnel. Exceptions can be made in the case of personal misfortune, or if a special honor is being given to a student, parent/guardian, or school staff member. Classrooms recognize birthdays in a variety of ways. Students are not allowed to bring birthday treats (edible or nonedible). Please do not send gifts, party favors, balloons, or flowers. These items will not be delivered to classrooms. Invitations will not be distributed during the school day. Teachers should be notified ahead of time if a student has invitations to distribute after school. Phone numbers and addresses cannot be distributed by any school personnel. This information can always be found in LPS Elementary School Common Practices document online. (Read More)

Parent Teacher Conferences (K-5) (Update)

Parent Teacher Conferences are being held on February 21st and 23rd from 3:30-7:00. Conferences are 15 minutes long and we ask that you not schedule any back to back appointments. Sign up is now live and will close this Sunday night at midnight. (Read More)

Kindergarten Registration 2017-18 (Update)

Kindergarten Packets with important forms needed for registration went out last Friday. You should be receiving them within the next week. Kindergarten Registration will be on March 8th from 8:00AM-6:00PM and March 9th from 8:00AM-4:30PM. (Read More)

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!

In honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day – Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX Radio are again collaborating to thank our educators with the annual Thank You Teacher contest. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, February 10. (Read More)

Middle School Open House Dates (New- 5th grade only)

5th Grade students will be receiving information about open house dates from their assigned middle school soon. Lux will have theirs on March 23rd and 27th at 7:00PM. Moore is still TBD. If you have questions about other middle school open houses please call.

Upcoming NeSA Testing (Grades 3rd-5th Only)

Kloefkorn students in grades 3rd-5th will be participating in the Nebraska State Accountability English Language Arts (NeSA-ELA), Math (NeSA-M) and Science (NeSA-S) tests with their teachers during March and April. (Read More

Summer Technology Program (New- Grades 4th-9th)

The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 4-9 in the fall of 2017. 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 week-long classes available in computer science, digital media, and robotics. Morning and afternoon sessions! Registration opens March 1st. (Read More)

Volunteers Needed – Book Fair

This past Fall, we sold about $5,000 worth of books and about $2,000 went to the Kloefkorn library as a combination of cash and scholastic dollars. 52 books were donated by families to teachers. It is time for our Spring Book Drive and we need your help to continue our support of the Kloefkorn Library – Please sign up here to help with the bookfair: http://signup.com/go/jbbTou

Volunteers Needed- Parent-Teacher Conferences

We are in need of volunteers to help provide Teacher Appreciation Meals for Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you are interested in signing up to bring something or would like to donate money that would go directly towards pizza and sandwiches, click here. (Read More)

Yearbook Orders

Order forms went home today for yearbook orders. You can order one by filling out the form and sending payment to the school by March 1st or by ordering online by following this link and entering code 11701517. Yearbooks are $18.04. All checks need to be made out to Lifetouch. (Read More)

Kloefkorn Science Fair

The Kloefkorn Science Fair will be on Monday, Febuary 27th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Projects may be set up that morning. Projects will not be judged and only 5th graders are required to participate, but it is open to all grades. You can register online at https://kloefkornpto.org/science-fair. Registration deadline is on Wednesday, February 22nd. If you have any questions contact Jennifer Thompson at andjencole@yahoo.com.

Spring Classroom Party

Our Spring Classroom Parties will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, about 2 weeks away.  Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times:

  • Preschool – 10:00AM
  • 1st grade – 1:20PM
  • All Other Grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15PM

The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided snack, and 1-2 games and/or crafts.

If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please click here to sign up ASAP if you are interested in volunteering.

Thanks for your willingness to volunteer! Please remember to park in the South parking lot (Teachers lot) during the party.

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Chronicle 1-27-17

Important Reminders

  • Order forms for Eileen’s Cookies were due today, January 27th. If you forgot to turn it in today we will still accept them on Monday.
  • This Tuesday (Jan 31st) we will release early (1:33PM) for our monthly PLC day. Please plan accordingly.

Coming up this month

01/27   Order forms due- Eileen’s Cookies

01/31   PLC Day- Early Release 1:33PM

Looking ahead to next month

02/03   Kloefkorn Spirit Wear Day

02/09   PTO Board Meeting 6:30PM

02/14   Spring (Valentine) Party

02/17   No School

02/20   No School

02/21   Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30 (PTO provides meals for staff)

02/22   PTO General Meeting 6:30

02/23   Parent Teacher conferences 3:30-6:30 (PTO provides meals for staff)

02/27   Science Night 5:30PM

02/28   PLC Early Release 1:33PM

 

Parent Teacher Conferences (K-5) (New)

Parent Teacher Conferences are being held on February 21st and 23rd from 3:30-7:00. Conferences are 15 minutes long and we ask that you not schedule any back to back appointments. Sign up goes live this Sunday night at midnight and closes on February 12th at midnight. That allows two weeks to sign up. If you have any issues getting signed up or have questions feel free to call the office 402-436-1148 or email Christy at crohe2@lps.org. You will receive an email Sunday night with directions and a link to sign up.

 

PBIS – The Power of Specific Positive Feedback (New)

At Kloefkorn school, we acknowledge positive behavior when we see it. We know that when we give specific positive feedback to students, it greatly increases the likelihood that the behavior will be repeated. In fact, you can improve behavior by 80% just by pointing out what someone is doing correctly.  Now that’s powerful! To shape behavior we connect the specific behavior to the expectation.

At Kloefkorn students hear statements like this from adults in the building:

“Sara, thank you for being responsible by following directions and getting started right away. Finishing your work at school means no homework!”

“Justin, thank you for being safe by keeping your hands at your side when walking in the hallway.”

We are creating a positive school climate when students are recognized for doing the right thing. PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) encourages that we try to acknowledge positive behaviors four times more often than correcting inappropriate behavior.

 

Kloefkorn Cubs Receive Grant (New)

Thanks to the efforts of Stan Mills and Brooke Rivera of Prairie Lake Mobil at 86th & Hwy 2, Kloefkorn has been awarded $500 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant for the 5th graders Science Curriculum for the fifth time! The money will be used to provide a guest scientist and supplies for our building Science Fair next year.

The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Mobil retailers like Prairie Lake Mobil with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through education grants to neighborhood schools.

We are so thankful for their remarkable investment in our community.

 

Upcoming NeSA Testing (New-Grades 3rd-5th Only)

Kloefkorn students in grades 3rd-5th will be participating in the Nebraska State Accountability English Language Arts (NeSA-ELA), Math (NeSA-M) and Science (NeSA-S) tests with their teachers during March and April. (See specific dates on our website)

The NeSA-ELA, NeSA-M, and NeSA-S are the state ELA, math, and science achievement tests.  All students in Nebraska in grades 3-8 will take the ELA and math tests.  All students in grades 5 and 8 take the science test.  The Nebraska Department of Education will send out score reports for students and schools in early fall. (Read More)

 

Kindergarten Registration 2017-18

If you are currently living in our attendance area and have a child that will turn five before July 31, 2017 you should have received a phone call by now to confirm Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. If you (or someone you know) believes they should have received a call from us, but did not, please contact the school as soon as possible. More information about Kindergarten Registration, including dates, can now be found on our website. (Read More)

 

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!

In honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day – Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX Radio are again collaborating to thank our educators with the annual Thank You Teacher contest. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, February 10. (Read More)

 

CADDY (Computer Science Workshop) (3rd-8th Grade Only)

CADDY is a youth workshop, exploring android application development through MIT’s AppInventor II. The course is supported by UNL’s department of Computer Science & Engineering (UNL CSE), and is held on campus. (Read More)

 

District Science Fair 2017 (5th Grade Only)

LPS 22nd Annual Science Fair will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Lancaster Event Center from 5:00-8:00PM. Register online by February 10, 2017. (Read More)


Spring Classroom Party (New)

Our Spring Classroom Parties will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, about 2 weeks away.  Parties last 30 minutes and will be held at the following times:

  • Preschool – 10:00AM
  • 1st grade – 1:20PM
  • All Other Grades (K, 2-5) – 2:15PM

The party should involve kids eating the PTO-provided snack, and 1-2 games and/or crafts.

If you’d like to help with your child’s party, please click here to sign up by Wednesday, February 1st.

Thanks for your willingness to volunteer! Please remember to park in the South parking lot (Teachers lot) during the party.

 

Eileen’s Cookies (Update)

Great job with Eileen’s Cookie sales! If you forgot to turn in your order form we will still take them on Monday. These funds will help provide new benches in the vestibule! You will receive your orders just in time for Valentine’s Day! Pick up is February 10th, after school, until 5:30PM. If you cannot pick up on that day or have any questions contact Brain Agnew.

 

Kloefkorn Science Fair

Please stay tuned for information for all grades to register for Kloefkorn’s Annual Science Fair on February 27th at 5:30. (Open to ALL students!)


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Chronicle 1-13-17

Important Reminders

  • Report Cards go home today
  • Movie Night tonight
  • No School on Monday, January 16th

Coming up this month

01/13    Report Cards Go Home

01/13    Movie Night – Storks

01/16    No School – Office Closed

01/23    Spelling Bee Registration Due

01/23    Skate Party at Skate Zone 6:00 – 8:00PM

01/26    PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM Cafeteria

01/31    PLC Day- Early Release 1:33PM

 

Arrival Time Reminder (New)

As a reminder, students are to arrive at school no earlier than 8:05AM each morning. There is no supervision until that time. The only exception to that is if they are in an extra-curricular activity that meets in the morning or if they are going to be eating breakfast. Breakfast does not start until 7:45AM.

 

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher! (New)

In honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day – Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX Radio are again collaborating to thank our educators with the annual Thank You Teacher contest. Anyone who lives in Lincoln/Lancaster County can nominate a teacher. Five teachers will be chosen and honored at a special breakfast on March 7 at the Governor’s Mansion, where the five students who submitted the winning nominations also will be invited to attend and read their winning letters. The winners will all receive gift bags and prizes awarded by KFOR/KFRX and their sponsors. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, February 10. (Read More)

 

Kindergarten Registration 2017-18 (Update)

If you are currently living in our attendance area and have a child that will turn five before July 31, 2017 you should have received a phone call by now to confirm Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. If you (or someone you know) believes they should have received a call from us, but did not, please contact the school as soon as possible. More information about Kindergarten Registration, including dates, can now be found on our website. (Read More)

 

Lincoln High Pomalinks Mini Dance Clinic (New)

Lincoln High Pomalinks are hosting a Hip Hop mini dance clinic for grades K-5 on Saturday, January 28th. They will practice from 9:00AM-12:00PM and perform at the boys Varsity basketball game that afternoon at 4:30PM. Cost is $30 which includes the dance clinic, t-shirt, snack and child’s entrance to the game. Be sure to register by Monday, January 16th. For registration, please contact Adrianne Poppe at LHSPomalinks@gmail.com.

 

Future Spartan Basketball Night (New 3rd-8th Grade – Boys Only)

The Lincoln East Boys’ Basketball team would like to invite boys in 3rd-8th grades to participate in our Future Spartan Basketball Night on Friday, January 27th.  Registration fee is $15 and needs to be turned in to the East High Athletic Office by January 20th. (Read More)

 

CADDY (Computer Science Workshop) (New 3rd-8th Grade Only)

CADDY is a youth workshop, exploring android application development through MIT’s AppInventor II. The course is supported by UNL’s department of Computer Science & Engineering (UNL CSE), and is held on campus.

 

The workshops are age-group specific, with two dates offered for each group from elementary to middle school. Each workshop is standalone, meaning that no prior knowledge is needed to participate, but youth can attend both workshops if they wish.

 

The sessions will feature an introduction to coding (with Blockly or Scratch), introduction to coding with AppInventor II, and then a quick, supported build of an application, the idea for which will be created and developed by the youth in that session. (Read More)

 

Spelling Bee 2017 (5th Grade Only)

The 2017 LPS Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 8:30AM. 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)

 

District Science Fair 2017 (Update 5th Grade Only)

LPS 22nd Annual Science Fair will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Lancaster Event Center from 5:00-8:00PM. Register online by February 10, 2017. (Read More)

 

Kloefkorn Science Fair (New)

Please stay tuned for information for all grades to register for Kloefkorn’s Annual Science Fair on February 27th at 5:30. (Open to ALL students!)

 

After School Programs (New)

Beat the winter after school blues!  The next session of PTO After School Programs starts the week of January 23rd, and some classes still have availability! Pick from Yoga, Writing, Theater, and P.E. Please note the dates, grades, and costs for each class before signing up. Scholarships are available.  Please email Angela (asp-chair@kloefkornpto.org) with any questions! https://kloefkornpto.org/after-school-programs/

 

Skate Night (New)

Join us for Skate Night this Monday, January 23rd from 6-8PM. Skate Zone is teaming up with students to help raise funds for their school. Invite family & friends to join you for this fun evening of roller skating. The more skaters you have, the more your school can earn! Admission is $6.99 plus skate rental. We hope to see you there!

 

PTO General Meeting Dates 2017

1/26       PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM Cafeteria

2/22       PTO General Meeting 6:30 PM Cafeteria *Wednesday*

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

4/26       Last PTO General Meeting, Board Elections, 6:30 PM Cafeteria *Wednesday*

 

Share your photos for the yearbook!

Looking back on a year of fun at Kloefkorn is always a highlight of the last weeks of school, but those can’t happen without your help! Did you take field trip pictures? Volunteer for a special event in class? Attend an assembly? Catch your kids having a blast at Fun Night, Skate Night, movie night, or a Dine Out? Whatever Kloefkorn event you have photos from, the Yearbook wants them!

Submit your photos here: https://kloefkornpto.org/yearbook-submission/

This link can be found on the Kloefkorn PTO website under committees at the bottom of the page under Yearbook.

 

Bookmobile

This cold weather is a great opportunity to curl up with a good book, watch a movie or play some indoor games! What’s even better is you won’t have to travel far to find one you like! Keep in mind that the Bookmobile comes to Kloefkorn every other Wednesday. The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks on tape and CD, computer games, and large print titles. Do you have a book, movie or game in mind? Call ahead and request one! The next time the Bookmobile will be here is on January 18th. (Read More)

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