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THANK YOU for your generous donations to the

Maxey Walkathon for Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Program



Raising $$5,000 for Hungry Kids in Lincoln!

Thank you for shopping!! 

WILD WEST Book Fair, Saddle Up and READ was a great success! We raised $244 and sold several books for Hartley Elementary School and sold $11,000 of merchandise . . that’s $5,500 of new books for MAXEY!


We couldn’t do a book fair without Amazing Volunteers: THANK YOU TO: Addison Catlin, Alivia Miller, Alexandra Meyer, Lilly Pannier, Calum Krikac, Madison Weier, Lara Mattos, Sydney Allen, Defne Otu, Izzy Alfano, Jackson Rennerfeldt, Yui Sakai, Tatum Lewis, Dora Adam, Hasan & Handan Can Otu, Lindsey Dersch, Greg Tebo, Jessie Krikac, Lisa Lewis, Daniela & Fabio Mattos, Amber Messick, Tracy Reichmuth, Julie Watteyne, Ginger Guilfoyle, John Christen, Jill Stohs, Robin MacKnight, Nancy Jagadich, Annette Wiegert, Letti Torrens, Leslie Norris, Todd Juhnke (and the rest of the custodial staff), Tracey Peterson & Suzanne Reimers!!



A HUGE thank you to these 12 amazing volunteers in the Library during 2016-17! From left: Sherri Duval, Leslie Ianno, Jill Stohs, Leigh Ann Muller, Amber Messick, Heather Bloom, Sheri Christen (librarian), Linda Gerner, Nancy Christy, Linda Barry, Kim Zarnick, Liz Voss and Robin MacKnight.

Our twelve volunteers helped Maxey students and staff BLOOM!!


Mrs. Reimers with Logan and his dad following the walk. Logan and his family worked hard to gather donations!

$17,700 to the Lincoln Food Bank for Backpacks!! MAXEY is Amazing!! WOW!! Thanks to all who made a donation!! 

Backpack Walk 2017

Shari Styskal from Lincoln Public Schools and Scott Young from the Lincoln Food Bank help Mrs. Christen celebrate the kind donations from the Maxey community! Maxey was honored with being the highest fundraising school in LPS this year!

Logan and Julia Hoffman gathered over $1,150 from family, friends and neighbors for the Backpack Program!! WOW!! This got them a GRIT award at Maxey.

Logan and Julia commented about their Backpack commitment.

These Maxey 3rd and 4th Graders showed GRIT by reading all of the 2016-17 Golden Sower Chapter Books!

These Maxey fifth graders read all of the 2016-17 Golden Sower Chapter books!

The Votes have been counted!! Maxey voted for 2016-17 Golden Sower Picture Books:

Gaston-73 Votes

Blizzard-70 Votes

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas-56 Votes

A Piece of Cake-53 votes

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie The Pooh-36 Votes

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla-30 Votes

Ninja Red Riding Hood-26 Votes

I am Cow, Hear Me MOOO!-25 Votes

Emmanuel’s Dream-23 Votes

My Grandfather’s Coat-9 Votes

(401 student votes total)

The sower at the top of the Capital in Lincoln was the inspiration for our student-selected award, helping readers grow!

And 2016-17 Golden Sower Chapter Book Voting at Maxey:

The War That Saved My Life-29 Votes

El Deafo-26 Votes

Loot-13 Votes

Stella By Starlight-10 Votes

The Fourteenth Goldfish-9 Votes

Absolutely Almost and Life on Mars-TIE-8 Votes

Frostborn-7 Votes

Fish in a Tree and Dash-TIE-5 Votes

(120 students voted)

Thank you for reading and voting!! 

 On Friday, March 31, Maxey celebrated “Hats ON for Hunger” and over $650 was raised toward food filled backpacks for LPS students! Thank you to those who brought money and/or wore a hat!

Mrs. Christen and Mrs. Muller celebrated “Hats ON for Hunger” in the Library.

Thanks to Maxey Student Council for a $1500 donation to the Lincoln Food Bank’s Backpack Program!

Go Maxey! Support the Backpack Program!

There was no way to miss all the spirit supplied by students and staff wearing their backpack shirts!

Thanks, Maxey!!

Author, Julia Cook

Author Julia Cook visited Maxey on Monday, April 3 thanks to a grant written by Maxey Kindergarten Teacher, Linda Freye.   She spoke about several different topics that affect kids every day . . from boogers to bullies, caring and coping, and her dog Kirby was sooooo perfect!! To visit Julia’s website, go to

Julia spoke to K-5 students in large and smaller groups.

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