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Backpack walk at East High on April 29, 2017

on our PLC day in March, students will learn about this year’s Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Walk! T-Shirt orders are due by March 23 and the walk is at East High School at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29!! Hope you can donate and be there!!

Thanks for shopping at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair on March 2!! Over $4000 of books, cookies (and more) sold to Maxey supporters . . so over $800 of books for the Maxey Library!! Stay tuned for pictures from the event!!

The Votes are IN!! Top vote getters for favorite cat:

1st Place: THE CAT IN the HAT!!

We love this CAT!!

2nd PUSHEEN

3rd Garfield

4th SkippyJon Jones

5th Grumpy Cat

6th Bad Kitty

7th Pete the Cat  & Ballet Cat (tie)

8th Chester

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9th Dewey the Library Cat

Happy Sesquicentennial, Nebraska!!

Chris Sayre visited Maxey on the January PLC day and shared stories and music with students. Here he is playing Clementine on the SAW!!

 Nebraska BOOKMARKS!! 

Maxey students K-5 were invited to create a bookmark to celebrate Nebraska and their 150th Birthday on March 1, 2017. The winning bookmarks will be available in the Maxey Library for all students and staff. The following students made bookmarks that were chosen to be printed for Maxey:

Kindergarten

Octav S.

Nolan N.

Tessa S.

Sophie Y.

 

First Grade

Marlee B.

Gabriela L.

Katy W.

 

Second Grade

Kate H.

Grace H.

Zoe W.

Lena W.

 

Third Grade

Olivia N.

Tess W.

Alivia M.

Will D.

Emma H.

 

Fourth Grade

Miley R.

Joy W.

Claire W.

 

Fifth Grade

Mitch J.

June K.

Dylan E.

 

Congrats to the winners and all who created a bookmark! They are incredible and were on display at the Maxey Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, SouthPointe on March 2.

Backpack walk at East High on April 29, 2017

 

BACKPACK WALK

 

On the next PLC day, March 28, during their specials class, K-5 students will have a presentation about the Lincoln Food Bank and the 10th Anniversary of the Backpack Walk at East High . . this year on April 29!! The backpack that goes home each Friday with students in need provides food and support for the weekends during the school year.  Details about the t-shirts, donations and the walk will be coming home in Wednesday folders.

 

 

On Halloween, Jill Stohs and Leigh Ann Muller got in the spirit!!

On Halloween, Jill Stohs and Leigh Ann Muller got in the spirit!!

Ballet Cat was asked to sign autographs!!

Ballet Cat was asked to sign autographs!!

That autograph, is in hot pink, just like Ballet Cat!! Meow!!

That autograph, is hot pink, just like Ballet Cat!! Meow!!

On Halloween, Volunteers got into the Spirit . . dressing up and even signing some autographs!! Ballet Cat is a new favorite series by Bob Shea!! Meow!! 

School is Cool!! National Champion 2015 Husker Volleyball player, #7, Sydney Townsend visits with third graders at Maxey.

School is Cool!! National Champion 2015 Husker Volleyball player, #7, Sydney Townsend visits with third graders at Maxey.

School is COOL was the message for second through fifth graders at Maxey on Thursday, October 27. UNL athletes visited grade level teams and talked about GRIT. Pictured above are third graders hearing from UNL junior, Sydney Townsend, Husker Volleyball player, who spoke about her daily schedule, winning the 2015 national championship, and responded to student questions. 

#7 Syd serves a winner during Saturday night's Husker game, October 29 in Lincoln.

#7 Syd serves a winner during Saturday night’s Husker game, October 29 in Lincoln. Go Big RED!!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers and shoppers during the Maxey Scholastic Book Fair!! With your generous support, we sold over $12,000 in books and goodies!! We raised over $500 in books for the Hartley Elementary School Library!! WOW!! Thank you to our generous students and families!!

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img_4432img_4441WOW!! THANK YOU to: Award Winning Author/Illustrator Peter Brown for an amazing presentation on September 22, 2016

Peter’s Website: 

http://www.peterbrownstudio.com/

 

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Logan and Julia Hoffman represented Maxey at the School Board Meeting on May 10, 2016, talking about their fundraising efforts for the Lincoln Food Bank's BackPack Program.

Logan and Julia Hoffman represented Maxey at the School Board Meeting on May 10, 2016, talking about their personal and Maxey’s school wide fundraising efforts for the Lincoln Food Bank’s BackPack Program. Mrs. Christen, Maxey Librarian, and Mr. Young from the Lincoln Food Bank joined the picture.

 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE:

Puddin and the Grumble at Maxey: A LIED Center Production

Maxey was representin' at the BackPack Walk at East on Saturday, April 16!

Maxey was representin’ at the BackPack Walk at East on Saturday, April 16!

Matt McCay played with Riley waiting for the rest of the Maxey crew.

Matt McCay played with Riley waiting for the rest of the Maxey crew.

Riley loves the BackPack walk every year!!

Riley loves the BackPack walk every year!!

Thank you for your AMAZING donations for the Lincoln Food Bank’s BackPack Program!! Our gifts change lives!!

Maxey 4th and 5th graders and Specialist teachers with our guests from Puddin' and the Grumble, Food Bank of Lincoln, and LPS District Office

Maxey 4th and 5th graders and Specialist teachers with our guests from Puddin’ and the Grumble, Food Bank of Lincoln, and LPS District Office

Maxey third grade student council members present a check to Scott Young, for the Food Bank of Lincoln's BackPack Program!

Maxey third grade student council members present a check to Scott Young, for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program!

Maxey students LOVED the performances by Puddin' and Mickey!

Maxey students LOVED the performances by Puddin’ and Mickey!

Mickey and Puddin' meet and decide to be friends. They tell each other about their problems and it makes a better day for both of them!

Mickey and Puddin’ meet and decide to be friends. They tell each other about their problems and it makes a better day for both of them!

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On Tuesday, March 29, during their Specials class, K-5 Maxey students  met cast members from the Lied Center production of the new musical

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Puddin and the Grumble; 

inspired, written and produced right here in Lincoln!! Thank you for an AMAZING performance!

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 Maxey Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Donation total: $15,400 and counting!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!

GOLDEN SOWER READERS!!!! 55 Students at Maxey in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders read all 10 Intermediate Chapter Books this year! WOW! GREAT READING!

Maxey students pose in the courtyard during the Golden Sower Celebration.

Maxey students pose in the courtyard during the Golden Sower Celebration on May 9, 2016.

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THANK YOU for your CAN donations in April!! This will get us $78 worth of new books for the library! save_the_dayThank you for recycling!!

SO FANCY!!!!!!!

On Wednesday, April 4, Kindergarten classes celebrated FANCY day!!

Activities in the library were fancy too!!

Mrs. Thompson's Class is soooo FANCY!!!

Mrs. Thompson’s Class is soooo FANCY!!!

Ms. Freye's class is solo FANCY!!

Ms. Freye’s class is sooo FANCY!!

 

 

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THANK YOU!!

On Friday, March 4,  HATS ON for Hunger, $452.87 in donations were raised by Maxey students, staff and volunteers!! Money will go to the Food Bank for the BackPack program, benefitting Lincoln families.

We are so thankful for our Library Volunteers!!

We are so thankful for our Library Volunteers!!

Maxey Library Volunteers include these ladies: Linda Gerner, Jenny Woods, Linda Barry and Mary Jacob pictured above.  Also: Leigh Ann Muller, Leslie Ianno, Heather Bloom, Nancy Christy, Liz Voss. Welcome to these volunteers, recently joining the team: Sherri Duval and Jenny Jurgens!! So THANKFUL for this wonderful TEAM!!!!!

We appreciate the service of these dedicated ladies: Terry Hostetler, Susan Harris, Zahraa Rida, WE MISS YOU and WISH YOU THE BEST!!

The votes are in at the STATE Level:

Here are the GOLDEN SOWER results:

Primary 

Winner:   The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers

Honor:    

That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems

My Crocodile Does Not Bite by Joe Kulka

Intermediate

Winner:   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

 Honor:    

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

 Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I by Alison Hart, illus. by Michael G. Montgomery

From the Golden Sower Committee: Thank you to all of the 69,432 students who read the Golden Sower Award nominees this year and voted for their favorite book.  And also a big THANK YOU to all of the teachers, media specialists and librarians who promoted the books in their schools and libraries.  You help make the program a success!

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Golden Sower Votes at Maxey

The Day the Crayons Quit-103

 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch-81

That is NOT a Good Idea!-80

My Crocodile Does NOT Bite!-42

Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom-41

The Invisible Boy-40

 Sophie’s Squash-26

Rufus Goes to School-8 

Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep-7

 NO Pirates Allowed, Said Library Lou-6

(426 votes total)

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2015-16 Intermediate
Golden Sower Votes at Maxey 
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library-19
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin-12
Darling: Mercy Dog of World War I-11
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond-
Sky Jumpers, Hold Fast, Half a Chance-7
A Snicker of Magic-6
Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year-3
The Girl From Felony Bay-2
(83 votes total)
 

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Thank You to Maxey students and families who attended the Maxey Book Fair at the South Pointe Barnes and Noble on Thursday, November 5!IMG_9954IMG_9959IMG_9968

Special thanks to Mr. Tebo, Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Hergott and Mrs. Reimers for their participation in the event.IMG_9972

 

A Huge THANKS to all of the volunteers and shoppers for the Maxey MONSTER Book Fair!! The in-school and online fairs combined total: just over $12,000!! This means $6,000 of new books for Maxey!

Book Fair Volunteers included: 

  • Kris Oakland-Maxwell

  • Sylvia Bailey

  • Madison Gaver

  • Maridee Kirchner

    Look who stopped by the book fair at Maxey! Mrs. Christen and Clifford are birthday twins!

    Look who stopped by the book fair at Maxey!

  • Cecelia Matejka

  • Sandy Matejka

  • Zahraa Rida

  • Angie Bringenberg

  • Brianne Jones

  • Cole Mickells

  • Dora Adam

  • Ellie Kasab

  • Greg Tebo

  • Madison Crocker

  • Callie Dreibelbis

  • J Schoemaker

  • Jake Firestone

  • Jill Stohs

  • Sydney Trucke

  • Laurie Christensen

  • Leslie Ianno

  • Hannah Tang

  • Liz Voss

  • Kaelie Voss

  • Melinda Beck

  • Cooper Morgan

  • Logan Hoffman

  • Margo Schnell

  • Lizzy Schnell

  • Madison Schweers

  • Sherri Duval

  • Alexis Bradley

 THANKS to the shoppers for being generous to our sister school, Hartley Elementary.  We raised just under $400 for new books for their library, as well as several new books being donated. 

 

 

Thank you for eating at RUNZA on August 25 and helping provide Great Books for Great Kids!!! Total $$ raised for Maxey Library is $200 . . the highest ever! WOW!!

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

The sower at the top of the Capital in Lincoln was the inspiration for our student-selected award, helping readers grow! Go to the Golden Sower Link under Favorites for more details!

All books are due May 7!!

Here are some of our events from the 2014-15 School year!! Go Maxey!!!

Maxey students are wearing their backpack shirts at the assembly to show support!

Maxey students are wearing their backpack shirts at the assembly to show support!

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THANK YOU!!

We had WONDERFUL Backpack DONATIONs from our Maxey Families!! The final total: $18,163.71 AMAZING!!!!

The theme for the Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Program this year is Each Kindness. The Golden Sower nominee and Coretta Scott King author honor award story Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis shares the discovery that each thing we do to help another has a great and far reaching effect.  

Each kindness ripples out.

Each kindness ripples out.

Take a look at this video by Life Vest: Kindness Boomarang

Can you make a donation and make each kindness matter to a child? The Food Bank accepts donations year round for backpacks.

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On Friday, March 6, 2015 we raised almost $500 with HATS ON FOR HUNGER, a chance to wear a hat at school and raise $$ for the Lincoln Food Bank backpacks!! Each Friday during the school year, hungry kids get a backpack of food to take home for their families.  The cost of one food backpack is $225 this year.   

Each Kindness is this year's theme for the backpack program. Here Maxey students share a reader's theater written by fifth grader, Kaitlyn Dumler and Mrs. Christen, Maxey Librarian.

Each Kindness is this year’s theme for the backpack program. Here Maxey students share a reader’s theater written by fifth grader, Kaitlyn Dumler and Mrs. Christen, Maxey Librarian.

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Fifth Graders shared quotes about kindness, and fourth graders read essays about world hunger.

Fifth Graders shared quotes about kindness, and fourth graders read essays about world hunger.

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Maxey students were shown what is in the backpacks.

 

We had an assembly on March 18, 2015 to give more details about the Food Bank Backpack program. The walk at East High School on Saturday, April 11 was well attended! Thank you for your donations to this important cause for Lincoln families!!

 

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Thank you for donating for CANS4BOOKS!!  We  turned them in to the local recycling centers and Barnes and Noble will give us some new books!! Results of how much we earned for new books: $118! THAT’s our BEST ever!! Thank you to all who participated!!!! 

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Bring aluminum cans to Maxey Library in April and save the day!

 

Preschool students had PETE the CAT week!!

Preschool students had PETE the CAT week!!

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Created by Christian and Carter

Hope you had a chance to Visit the MOSAIC and MAKERSPACE at the Maxey Library !!

Vicuna llamas are only shorn once every three years! Their wool is very valuable and rare.

Vicuna llamas from Peru are only shorn once every three years! Their wool is very valuable and rare.

What is the Mosaic? A collection of multicultural books that has been deemed very good to excellent.

Mosaic book display at Maxey Library

Mosaic book display at Maxey Library

What is a Makerspace? A place where you can create, tinker, remix, and remake items. Our first Makerspace was LEGOS!!

We hosted a second Makerspace in May: COIN struction, which is creating with coins!!

Makerspace is a great way to work with a partner or alone.

Makerspace is a great way to work with a partner or alone.

Mrs. Reimers reads with students during the Barnes and Noble Book Fair.

Mrs. Reimers reads with students during the Barnes and Noble Book Fair.

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Barnes and Noble Book Fair

A HUGE THANKS  to all who attended the Barnes and Noble book Fair!! We raised $414 for new books!! Stop by and CHECK ‘EM MEOWT!!!

We are thankful for books!

We are thankful for books!

So Thankful for Maxey students, families and volunteers!

So Thankful for Maxey students, families and volunteers!

Thanks to great volunteers the book fair was set up quickly, while Clifford watched!

Thanks to great volunteers the book fair was set up quickly, while Clifford watched!

 Thanks THANKS Thanks to all of you that attended the Scholastic fair and supported Maxey with your purchases, and those who supported Hartley School Library!! WOW!! Your hearts are full of caring for our sister school! Wonderful!!

Thank you THANK YOU to the following for helping with the fair:

Kim Meyers and Lynn Lux (donations for Photo Booth) Chris Kennedy, Tracy Reichmuth (treats for staff preview) Ginger G. John Christen, Danielle Erdley, Greg Tebo, Ashley Kisabacak, Brandy Ingwersen, Jenny Woods, Zahraa Rida, Linda Barry, Liz Voss, Beth Hergott, Susan Harris, Sylvia Bailey, Kyung Reece, Alice Dietz, James Sharp, Linda Jones, Terry Hostetler, Leigh Ann Muller and Carmen Zalman (set up, tear down and/or running the fair).

Special thanks to the Maxey Office staff!!

Student helpers included: Kason and Makynlie Cade, Sydney and Summer Allen, Braden McPhail, Ara Maxwell, Elena Erdley, Kaelie Voss and Keegan Maranville. 

ON THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 4th and 5th graders participated in STUDENT VOTE in the Maxey Library!! See the LPS results HERE

Thanks to Jackson and Harry who were chosen by their teachers to help classmates with the voting process.

Jackson and Harry helped with voter questions and handed out stickers to voters.

Jackson and Harry helped with voter questions and handed out stickers to voters.

Mrs. Christen and Mrs. Gerner invite you to come to the Maxey Library and CHECK MEOWT!! Pete the Cat is always here!!

Mrs. Christen and Mrs. Gerner invite you to come to the Maxey Library and CHECK MEOWT!! Pete the Cat is always here!!

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Mrs. Rida and Mrs. Woods are ready to help you in the library with Pete!! Meow!!

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Mrs. Hostetler and Mrs. Barry are checking in and shelving lots of books!

 

Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Christen, and Mrs. Rida love Pete!

Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Christen, and Mrs. Rida love Pete!

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We love PETE!! Check MEOWT!! at the Maxey Library!!

Mrs. Harris and Grammy Jones are ready to check you out and help you find a great book!

Mrs. Harris and Grammy Jones are ready to check you out and help you find a great book!

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At the Maxey Library, we are Rocking in our READ shoes!

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Students love to see the fish and the turtles in the Courtyard! The pool gives them shade.

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Mrs. Gerner and Mrs. Christen showing off their Skippy Jon Jones t-shirts, Boo Who!


 

 

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