Standing Bear News

National Blue Ribbon School, 2020

April 22, 2021

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Mark your calendars...

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd-7th

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear Families,

Many have inquired about the district calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Once that is finalized and approved, the district will put that out to public.

The week of May 3rd-7th is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Take some time to let the Standing Bear teachers know you appreciate everything you do! This could include a card, note, emails, etc. letting them know they are great!

This newsletter contains updates below:

  • Car Hanger re-order link
  • EL Student of the Year/Link for tonight's Celebration Event
  • PTO Links for volunteers and donated items





Just a reminder- If you are picking up your student early, please contact the office prior and we will have them ready to go. If students miss school due to medical appointments, please submit the doctor note to the office for attendance updates.

Stay positive, patient and flexible!


Bridget O'Melia

New Dismissal Car Hanger Request Link

If you need a new or additional car hanger for dismissal, please complete this 3 question form. We will get a new tag to your student to bring home. It helps immensely with the efficiency of dismissal if the number is visible to staff. Thank you!

Congratulations to Omina Mirzoeva

Omina Mirzoeva is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Outstanding English Learner for Standing Bear Elementary. Omina is a third grader who moved to the United States in first grade. Omina is deserving because she has shown diligence and effort in learning the language and has a positive involvement in school. Omina, along with other OPS recipients, will be recognized at a virtual award ceremony on Thursday, Aprill 22nd. Omina will receive a framed certificated signed by the Superintendent, Dr. Logan.

Congrats Omina!

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LIVE Virtual EL Outstanding Student Celebration Event

This will begin at 6:30.

Please take time to show your students how their families can access the celebration via their iPads using the QR code.

  • Practice Getting on the Live Event : The event will be recorded. If families are not able to watch the event live on Thursday, they can still access the recorded event using the link/QR code provided until May 27th.

We are excited for the students and families.

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Important announcement from our PTO

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK: We are looking for a volunteer to join the PTO Board as Treasurer. Anyone with accounting experience would be a definite asset to our board.

We are also looking for parents wanting to be involved as committee chairs for next year's activities. We're hoping for a more normal school year, so want to plan for a full range of activities. We will definitely need help with activities such as Bowling Night, Movie Night, the Carnival, Mathnasium Night, Book Fairs, Family Fun Nights, and restaurant fundraiser events.

These volunteer opportunities may not require as much of a time commitment but would still make a huge impact for our staff and students.

TEACHER SNACKS LINK: If you are interested in donating snacks to the school, please indicate using the link below!

Thank you!

* If you are interested in volunteering some of your time to the PTO next year, please provide us with your contact information using the link below.

Sign Up Genius for Teacher Support

Please use the link to sign up to donate SNACKS for teachers. We thank you for all the support you give us.

Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!

You can find that information on the Standing Bear website under School Calendar.


3rd-7th- Staff Appreciation Week

11th- Remote Learning Day due to election

- PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
Please use the Google meet URL for the meeting-

14th- Dunk Tank Event for Hoops for Hearts

- 4th Grade Strings Concert

19th- Field Day for Students (at this time it will not be open to parents due to district guidelines for Covid)

26th- Last Day for Student/4th Grade Celebration (additional information to come regarding 4th grade)

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Notes from the School Nurse

2021-2022 Kindergarten

Now is the time to make an appointment with your health care provider for your child’s 5 year old check up and immunizations. A copy of the physical exam and immunizations will need to be on file at Standing Bear. Please have the Dr’s office fax to 402-827-7101. If you have questions or would like to check that we have received this information please call the Health Office at 531-299-2142. Thank you!

Students with Asthma or Allergy Action Plans, Seizure Plans or medication given at school will need new Dr orders/plans for the 2021-22 school year. We can accept these dated after 3-1-2021. Please schedule an appointment or contact your health care provider to fax the Health Office at 402-827-7101.

Thank you, Mrs. Frazier & Mrs. Hine

PTO Information

Membership Toolkit

Enroll in the Membership Toolkit- you will have access to all online forms set up for you to review and complete as needed. You will find forms for Membership, Donations, Volunteer opportunities and more.

Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at

Parent Links & Attachments

Student Placement for 2021-22 School Year

As a staff, we will be working on sorting students for next year sometime in April. This is a very detailed and specific process to make sure classrooms are balanced and students are placed according to their strengths and needs. Therefore, I will not be taking requests for specific teachers for next year. You definitely know your child the best, so if there is a situation, concern, type of teacher, etc you feel your child would benefit from, please send me an email with that information. We will place them to the best of our ability and take into consideration your email.

I appreciate you trusting us that we will place your child in the best possible classroom. Fortunately, the staff at Standing Bear are all high quality instructional leaders and caring teachers. If you wish to send an email to me regarding next year, please send that before the end of March so we can have that information when we start the sorting process.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

For the safety and security of Our students and this building, we will not be allowing visitors into the building at this time, ONLY FOR EARLY PICK UP AND REMOTE LEARNING ITEMS PICK-UP. Bathrooms and other inner school facilities are off limits. Thank you for your understanding.

Drop Off Zone

We ask that you please continue to pull all the way down to the second crosswalk if possible (by main front doors). We can then unload around 10 vehicles rather than 5.

We currently have a school staff member assisting your child to breakfast or the classroom at the main doorway for all student’s morning arrival. REMINDER: School doors don’t open until 8:35 AM for classroom entrance and breakfast opening hours.

We ask again not arrive for end of school day pick-up until 3:45 PM due to traffic flow congestion issues we’re currently experiencing due to early arrivals.

Please be attentive and cognizant of all school crossing guard officials and adhere to their requests during student morning drop-off and pick-up times. Our goal is to ensure your child’s overall safety.

School Messenger

We will be using the School Messenger (Robo call or email) to communicate this year. Please make sure to contact the office if you need to update your contact information.

Birthday Celebrations

Due to COVID-19, we will not allow any outside items brought nto the building. We will continue to highlight students and have them feel special on this day!

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).