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Field Day!

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

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 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.

Mayor’s Run

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)

One Day Without Shoes

We have a box in our lobby for students and staff to donate shoes from now until April 13th! You may donate shoes in ANY condition to school during these dates. Shoes will be donated to the People’s City Mission. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Pre-K 2017/18

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)

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Information 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 (late Dec-Early Jan) 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.

Students may enter kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before July 31. If your child was born between August 1 and October 15, he or she is eligible to participate in an assessment conducted by LPS to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten. Screening dates are still TBD.

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.

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. (Read More)

Kindergarten Timeline 2017-18

Last week in December-First week in January: Phone call goes out to our attendance area confirming kindergarten attendance for upcoming year.

January 4: 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 2017-18 school year)

February 6th-10th: A Kindergarten Booklet will go out in the mail. These booklets have important forms & information you will need for registration.

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

March 9th: Kindergarten Registration Day 2 8:00AM-4:30PM

May 4th: 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 14, 2017: First Day of School! 🙂

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

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!

Become a Media Volunteer

Interested in volunteering in the media center?

Here’s how in the three easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like
  3. Sign up! It’s easy- you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

School Routine Tips

Summer can be great for staying up late and sleeping in. But school tends to work best … with a routine. Here are some tips to help you and your scholars get prepared:

  1.  Start preparing for the school schedule 10-14 days prior to the first day of school.
  1.  Gradually establish an earlier bedtime and earlier wake up time. If the child will use an alarm, start that routine.
  1.  Students can decide what they will wear the night before to save time in the morning.
  1.  Depending on the age of the child, a morning routine checklist or chart may be created.  (Get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, comb hair, etc.)
  1.  Decide on hot lunch/cold lunch expectations. Students may read through the school lunch menu and determine in advance which lunches they will eat at school.  Posting this schedule in a prominent place like the refrigerator will save time.
  1.  Younger students may need to practice opening lunch box containers, yogurt cups, milk cartons, thermos, etc.
  1.  Find a spot where all school-related gear– backpack, lunch box, library books, lunch money, permission slips, etc. — is stored and prepped. This could be a box, large basket, plastic tub, or any container big enough to house your child’s school items.  Place this container near the door your child exits and enters going to and from school.
  1.  If your child will walk to school, practice the route and time the trek. (Walking to Open House together is a great opportunity to practice this!)
  1.  Be positive!  It is important to prepare the child for the first day, but too much emphasis and talk may cause anxiety.  Keep the transition to school in perspective.