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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!! If you are a student that is working to read all 10 of the Chapter Books, the deadline to let Mrs. Christen know you have completed this goal is Monday, MAY 1, 2017!!!

Wow! What an exciting day! Julia Cook was an amazing guest!

 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!!

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Backpack walk at East High on April 29, 2017

on our PLC day, March 28, students learned about this year’s Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Walk! The walk is at East High School at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29!! Hope you can donate and be there!!


10 Maxey Families will receive a copy of this book! Thank you for your generous donations!


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 http://www.juliacookonline.com/


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

Kirby was dressed for success with cool shades!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornhusker football player and former Maxey student, Bryan Reimers read When I grow up, I’m going to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

 

Maxey Principal, Mrs. Reimers reads to students.

Decorating cookies is the best!!

Frosting and sprinkles!!


Barnes and Noble SouthPointe was the place to be on Read Across America Day! Maxey raised over $800 for library books and had lots of fun!

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
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
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

Octav S. Marlee B. Kate H. Olivia N. Miley R. Mitch J.
Nolan N. Gabriela L. Grace H. Tess W. Joy W. June K.
Tessa S. Katy W. Zoe W. Alivia M. Claire W. Dylan E.
Sophie Y. Lena W. Will D.
Emma H.

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, and are available in the Maxey Library!

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.

#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!!

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. 


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!

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


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