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Testing Dates

 

3rd Grade Schedule

ELA Wednesday, March 28th 8:30-10:30
ELA Thursday, March 29th 8:30-10:30
Math Tuesday, April 10th 8:30-10:30
Math Wednesday, April 11th 8:30-10:30

 

4th Grade Schedule

ELA Tuesday, April 10th 12:00-1:30
ELA Wednesday, April 11th 12:00-1:30
Math Tuesday, April 17th 12:45-2:15
Math Wednesday, April 18th 12:45-2:15

 

5th Grade Schedule

ELA Wednesday, April 4th 12:30-2:00
ELA Thursday, April 5th 12:30-2:00
Science Thursday, April 12th 9:15-10:15
Science Friday, April 13th 9:15-10:15
Math Wednesday, April 18th 9:15-10:15
Math Thursday, April 19th 9:15-10:15

PreK Applications 2018/19

The Department of Early Childhood will begin accepting preschool applications for the 2018-19 school year on February 1st. You will find information about the application process at http://home.lps.org/earlychildhood/programs/preschool/. Applications will be available at the Department of Early Childhood Office, located at 300 S. 48th Street and on our website, beginning February 1, 2018. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition we will have extended hours on:

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

*Families need to bring children to the Office of Early Childhood at the time of application.

*Please note that this enrollment period is for new families to the LPS Early Childhood Education program. Returning preschool students will fill out paperwork with Miss Allison during a Home Visit at a later date.*
 
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Early Childhood at 402-436-1995.

Kloefkorn Science Fair

The Kloefkorn Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:30pm-6:30pm and is open to all Kloefkorn students. Please go to kloefkornpto.org/science-fair to register. When you register be sure to to fill out an entry for each student and include if power is needed for a project. Set up will be Monday, February 26th from 4:30-6:30pm. Please take projects home after the fair.

Yearbook Orders

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!

Feb 20th & 22nd

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

 

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

2018-19

Kindergarten Information 2018-19

If you are currently living in our attendance area and have a child that will turn five before July 31, 2018 you should have received an email or phone call by late December to confirm Kindergarten enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. If you (or someone you know) believes they should have received an email or call from us, but did not, please contact the school as soon as possible.

Permit Deadline 01/08/18

If you live outside of the attendance area and already have students here on permit, you will still need to fill out a new permit for the incoming Kindergartner. Permits for the upcoming school year are due by 01/08/18. You can find them on the LPS website or at your local school.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten 

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

If this is something that you are interested in you may stop in the front office to pick up an application. 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. Applications will not be available or accepted until April 3rd.  (Read More)

Kindergarten Timeline 2018-19

By late December: You should have received an email and/or phone call confirming kindergarten attendance for upcoming year.

January 8th: Permits Due for those that wish to attend Kloefkorn and live outside the attendance area. (Check your attendance area here– Be sure you are in the 2018-19 school year)

February 5th-9th: A Kindergarten Booklet will go out in the mail. These booklets have important forms & information you will need for registration.

March 7th: Kindergarten Registration Day 1 8:00AM-6:00PM

March 8th: Kindergarten Registration Day 2 8:00AM-4:30PM

May 3rd: Kindergarten Orientation 6-7:30PM (Bring your incoming Kinder with you! They will get to go to the classroom and do a fun activity with teachers and friends.)

Open House: Date TBD

August 13, 2017: First Day of School!

Chronicle 09/08/17

Coming up this Month

09/11   4th & 5th Grade Chorus Starts 7:10AM

09/12   Dine Out at DQ 5-8pm

09/18   Spirit Wear Online Store Closes

09/19  Dine Out at Runza 5-8pm

09/20   Picture Day

09/21   PTO General Meeting (drawing to win Fun Night Raffle Tickets!)

09/26   PLC Day- Early Release 1:33PM

09/26   Dine Out at Mr. Goodcents 5-8pm

 

Save the Date for next month

10/03   Dine Out at Big Red Sportsbar

10/06   Fun Night!

10/07   Pumpkin Run

10/09   Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/10   Dine out at Don & Millie’s

10/12   Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/16   No School

10/17   No School

10/17   Dine Out Mr. Goodcents 5-8pm

10/19   PTO General Meeting

10/25   Picture Retakes AM only

10/27   Movie Night – Emoji Movie

 

Principal’s News

Dear Kloefkorn Families,

It is hard to believe we have completed our 4th week of school already!  I hope your child is enjoying getting reacquainted with classmates, making new friends and building relationships with our highly skilled teachers.  We look forward to this year ahead and thank you in advance for your support.

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind all of you about the importance following our arrival and dismissal procedures to insure the safety of our students and to provide a smooth transition at a very busy time of day at Kloefkorn.  Please remember:

  • When dropping of your children in the morning in front/back loop, please have them ready to go (backpacks on, coats on….) so they can quickly exit your vehicle. This will allow for more families to use the front/back loop.
  • When in the front/back loop please do not get out of your vehicle when you are dropping off students in the morning or picking them up after school.
  • Please have your students exit your vehicle on the curb side.
  • You may not park and get out of your vehicle in the Kloefkorn front/back loop during arrival or dismissal. If you’d like to park and get out of your vehicle during this time please park on the street.
  • At dismissal, when driving through the front loop, please pull to the curb at the first open place to park (which may be up the driveway).  Our goal is to keep all vehicles moving to allow for as many of you as possible to pull into the loop.
  • Thank you so much for your cooperation!

At Kloefkorn we want all students to be successful. In order to ensure that students find success, Lincoln Public Schools has developed a framework of best practices for supporting student behavior throughout the school day. This framework includes evidence-based practices that we know lead to more positive outcomes for students. Some of the most powerful practices faculty and staff use include:

  • Developing and teaching all students our school and classroom expectations
  • Acknowledging positive behavior when we see it
  • Consistently practicing strategies that prevent problem behavior before it happens
  • Establishing consistent consequences
  • Using data to make decisions

All staff at Kloefkorn are working especially hard during these first weeks of school to teach our expectations and acknowledge positive behavior when we see it. In this way, we know we are laying the foundation for a productive and positive school year.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Bowhay

 

Kloefkorn Team Web Pages

All of our grade level team websites are currently “under construction”.  The district has asked  that all LPS teachers move to  individual LMS pages, which can be accessed on ParentVue. Our Kloefkorn teacher training for the new LMS websites will be in early October.  We will let you know as soon as our new LMS teacher websites are ready to go.

 

Picture Day

Be sure to mark your calendar for September 20th. If for some reason your child(ren) are not in attendance that day or you are not satisfied with the photo, retakes will be on October 25th in the morning.  Click here for 5 useful tips to help your child get ready for a great picture day! Information about ordering will go home today. Order packets will go home next week. If you would like to order online ahead of time you can visit https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and use picture day ID# BN207132Q0.

 

A Note from the Health Office

Every year in the fall a dentist comes to Kloefkorn to see all students who have not been seen by a dentist within the last year. If your student has seen a dentist in the last year please send me an email (rhadley@lps.org) or a quick phone call (402-436-1148 ext 2), with the date of the exam, and I will update our records for your student. By doing this it will eliminate the need for the student to be pulled out of class and be seen by the dentist. Thank you so much for your help in making this a successful year.

 

Birthdays and Celebrations/Lincoln Public Schools Guidelines
Birthdays are a special day in a child’s life. We will recognize birthdays. Please DO NOT send birthday invitations, treats, balloon bouquets, flowers, etc., to the school. These items will not be delivered to classrooms.

We are not able to share student names, addresses, and phone numbers. It is district policy and can be found the K-5 Common Practices online book and/or http://home.lps.org/threat/.

The Kloefkorn PTO annually publishes a Student Directory that can be used for this purpose.  The PTO’s annual membership fee includes one copy of the directory per family, and is currently in the process of publication – watch for it soon!

 

5th Grade says THANKS PTO!

The 5th grade had so much fun at the Saltdogs game last week and looked awesome in their matching shirts. A big thank you to the PTO for providing the team shirts!

 

 

Pumpkin Run
Nebraska Sports Council is hosting its 15th Annual Kids 1-mile Cross Country Fun Run at Pioneers Park on October 7th. Registration is available online and will remain open until October 6th. There will also be forms available at school if you would like to fill out a paper copy and turn in with (exact) cash or check. Paper forms will only be accepted until September 22nd. Shirts and packets will be passed out on Friday, October 6th at school.

Additional information about this race (cost, times, course, parking, weather, etc.) can be found on the Nebraska Sports Council Website.

 

Professional Qualifications

Parents may request and the District will provide information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s teachers and paraprofessionals.

 

 

Committee Thank you!

Big Thank You to our Hospitality Committee and parents who helped make our back to school breakfast so successful.

Big Thank You to our 5th Grade Social Committee for coordinating everything for our 5th Grade Salt Dogs game!

THANK YOU!!

 

Kloefkorn Spiritwear

Show your school spirit with Kloefkorn Cubs Spiritwear! You may choose from t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and sweatshirts. The following design options will be available:

The designs will be available for purchase from the online store September 5 through September 18. You may access the store at: http://stores.inksoft.com/kloefkorn. If parents and students order from a desktop computer, choose the grade of the student under shipping options for easier distribution.

 

PTO Student Directory

We know that the PTO Directory is an important piece of sending birthday invitations to classmates and we will work to get this out as soon as possible. We are working to have them out to PTO members as soon as possible. To receive a directory, be sure to sign up for the PTO by clicking here.

Destination Imagination Information Night!

Join us for our DI Open House TONIGHT, Friday, September 8th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Kloefkorn cafeteria. DI is an after school program that promotes teamwork, builds problem solving skills and encourages creativity! This year we are excited to offer three different levels of DI programming to students. This program is for grades K-5.  We will also be recruiting parents to become DI coaches. Click here to learn more about Destination Imagination!  

 

Fun Night October 6th!

Fun Knight is the theme!  Come join us for our annual Fun Night with Dragons, Knights, Princesses and more.  Register and pre-pay at:  https://kloefkornpto.org/fun-night/

 

After School Programs

It’s a new school year, and we have a new set of after school classes!  Classes are open to all Kloefkorn students who wish to participate. This Fall we are offering a wide selection of classes, including Chess, Lego, P.E., Art, Destination Imagination, Theater, and a new STEAM class.  A reminder to sign up will come home in Friday Folders on September 8. Registration will all be done online, and payment will be made at the time of registration.  For full class descriptions and registration, please visit https://kloefkornpto.org/asp

 

Help Kloefkorn support as you shop!

Shop Amazon through this link and up to 8% of your purchases made will go directly to the PTO.

Box Tops are also a great way to help raise money for our school! In previous years we have earned over $1,600 for Box Tops that were turned in! Box Tops can be found hundreds of products! Click here to view participating products or here to learn more about what the Box Top Education Program is! Don’t forget to download the Box Tops App for bonus box tops!

 

Kloefkorn Yearbook – First day of School and Star City Shores

The year has started and we need help capturing all our special moments at school.  Please send pics to kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com.  (email actual size please).  We really need pictures from the First Day of School and Star City Shores – Thanks!!

 

October Parent Teacher Conferences – Dinner Sign up

The Kloefkorn Hospitality committee provides food for teachers on conference nights and is in need of volunteers. These meals are provided by parent volunteers. We need volunteers for October 9th and 12th. Food can be homemade or store bought and needs to be at school by 3:30pm on the days of the conference. Dishes can be picked up at 6:45p or the next day (the staff loves leftovers!). Thank you in advance for volunteering to bring a dish for the teachers. The PTO appreciates all our parent volunteers!! Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/KoyGuyh

 

Kloefkorn PTO Membership

A reminder to families who want to re-new their membership and get access to our annual directory, please go to:  https://kloefkornpto.org/membership/

 

25,000 Box Tops = Kloefkorn’s Artist-in-Residence
Go through the cupboards. Call the relatives. Ask the neighbors!

Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to raise money for Kloefkorn. For every Box Top we collect, the school earns $.10.

Goal:                10,000 Box Tops by Oct 25
15,000 more Box Tops by February 23

All Box Tops will go towards bringing an Artist-in-Residence to Kloefkorn in May.  This opportunity builds on Kloefkorn’s already incredible art program and gives students a “one-of-a kind” experience.

FALL BOX TOPS CONTEST

Grades with the most Box Tops on Wednesday, Oct 25th will win class parties.
•          1st Place –  Popsicle Party
•          2rd Place –  Extra Recess

ALL School Goal:   Collect 10,000 Box Tops by Oct 25 and Kloefkorn will celebrate with Hat Day!!

Return Box Tops NOW to your child’s teacher.  We will chart each grade’s collection progress inside the school.   Thank you for supporting our Cubs!!!

 

Traffic Safety

Safety is a primary concern and something we will be vigilant about at all times at Kloefkorn School. One important aspect of safety is traffic flow during critical drop-off and pick-up times. We have worked with the City Traffic Engineers Office and the Lincoln Police Department to develop a recommended traffic plan, cross walk locations, signage, and walking routes.

We ask for your patience and for your help in following these procedures. Like you, safety is our #1 priority. Please familiarize yourself (and anyone who might pick up your student) with our one-directional traffic flow during arrival & dismissal times. Specific details – and an Extreme Weather Parking Plan – are available on Page 12 of the Student Parent Handbook 2016-17:

In general:

  • Traffic flows one direction during high-traffic times of arrival (7:45am – 8:15am) and dismissal (2:15pm – 3:15pm)
  • Traffic always moves from north to south

Main Entrance / Front Loop procedure:

  • The curb along the west-/school-side of Glass Ridge Drive is for loading/unloading students. It is posted as a Loading Zone (10 minute maximum with driver in the vehicle) with No Parking 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on School Days. Using this side of the street allows students to safely exit/enter the passenger side of your vehicle to the school grounds. We do not want students crossing in the middle of Glass Ridge Drive to enter/exit awaiting cars on the east side.
  • In the front drive-through loop (one way only), please follow the adults directing traffic and pull all the way forward to utilize the entire loop. Cars must pull over and stop along the curb to load/unload; children should ONLY enter and exit from curbside. Students must be ready to exit the car immediately to keep traffic moving. Drivers must stay in their vehicle during high traffic times (see above).
  • Parking in the front loop is allowed outside high-traffic times.
  • Cell phones must not be used in the loop during high-traffic times.
  • When exiting the loop, do so with a right-hand turn ONLY. Proceed slowly and with caution!

Side Entrance / South Loop procedure:

  • The drive through loop on the south side (parking lot) of the school is designated for:
    • buses and commercial daycare vans, and
    • Loading/unloading student’s families of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who use south wing doors for arrival and dismissal. For students’ safety, they will not be dismissed to meet waiting vehicles in the ‘Staff Only’ parking lot; they must be picked up curbside

Establishing walking/biking routes to school, carpooling with other families, identifying an alternative drop-off/pick-up site away from the school grounds, are recommended options for reducing/avoiding traffic congestion that is a part of every school’s day. Please develop a plan with your child about drop-off and pick-up times so they know where you plan to meet or pick them up, as this dictates where they will go upon dismissal. Your help in sharing this information with childcare providers and grandparents who may be picking up children is appreciated.

Effective safety practices are not always convenient. Your willingness to adhere to the procedures is critical to the success of our plan and ultimately to the safety of all Kloefkorn students.

Your patience and cooperation are sincerely appreciated!

Wish List

What school supplies do I need?

All students should have a backpack along with a lunch box, if needed, marked with their name.

According to Nebraska state law and LPS Policy, students are never required to bring any supplies to school. All supplies necessary for your child’s education will be supplied by LPS.

Some families have asked if they can help by donating supplies. Sometimes having extra supplies on hand is helpful especially when new students arrive, when markers go dry or items get misplaced. Teachers may have a special optional project planned that may require other resources, like notebooks, extra colored pencils or fabric.

IF YOU CHOOSE, you can certainly donate to a grade level ‘supply closet’ that will benefit everyone on the team. Later in the year there may be a time when a grade level sends out another grade level ‘supply closet request’ for a special classroom project.

If you are interested, you can also donate to area school supply drives. Please verify the organization collecting the supplies to ensure the donations are give to the students and schools that need the supplies the most.
Thank you so much for your willingness to help us launch our grade level supply closets. Thank you for being such an incredible group of parents!

 

School Supplies Wish List

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex Tissues
  • Sandwich, Quart, and Gallon Plastic Bags
  • Blue Painter’s Tape
  • Stickers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sticky Notes    
  • #2 Ticonderoga Pencils
  • Pink Papermate Erasers
  • Papermate Flare Pens
  • Crayons
  • Dry Erase Fine Tip Expo Markers
  • College Ruled Notebooks
  • Two-Pocket Folders  
  • Packages of sheet protectors

Special Attendance Permit

The deadline for submitting a special attendance permit for the 2017-2018 school year is January 4, 2017.

If you are already attending Kloefkorn on permit, you do not need to fill out another permit unless you move to a different residence.

If you are on a permit to attend Kloefkorn and have an incoming kindergarten student for 17/18 school year, you will need to fill out a permit for your new student.

Also, if you have a fifth grade student and want them to attend a middle school not in your home address attendance area, you will need to submit a permit.

Note: The majority of the Kloefkorn attendance area will now be going to Moore Middle School. If you would like to attend Lux still, it is likely that you will need to fill out a permit.

In order to determine where your home falls within boundary limits you can view this map or utilize the home look up tool online. With both, make sure you are on 17-18 school year.

This permit is on the LPS.ORG website, or in the school office. If you have questions or need assistance with the permit process, please call or email Christy at 402-436-1148 crohe2@lps.org