GATOR TALES

Grace Abbott Elementary

August 30, 2019


Principal: Dr. Erik Chaussee, epchaussee@mpsomaha.org

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn, clwrenn@mpsomaha.org

NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE

MAP Testing…


For the last three years we have been administering the MAP test in reading and mathematics in all grades during August and they are also given in grades 6-8 in the middle schools. Fifth graders also take the science test. We feel the information gained from these assessments is extremely helpful for teachers as they plan their daily lessons. The results will be shared with you in a similar fashion to last year during our October parent conferences. Most students will now have have taken the test nine times over the last three years. Our students take the test three times a year.

All students in grades 2-5 will be setting goals with their classroom teacher. Growth goals have been established according to norms but students and teachers can deviate from those expectations. General information on goals will be shared at parent teacher conferences. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me.

Students also will be starting Exact Path soon. Parents will receive more information soon about Exact Path. They can do this at home. We hope that all students can do 20” of math and 20” of reading per week outside of school.


The table below shows a comparison between Abbott and the average MPS elementary school. The second and third columns show our average percentile achievement for all grades. The third and fourth columns show the percentile growth from fall to spring. The last two columns show the percent of students meeting their expected growth. The green shows above average growth. The blue shows substantial growth! Good news for all of us!

UPCOMING EVENTS

HEALTH ROOM NEEDS

The health room is in need of underwear, shorts and pants for little girls. If you have any you would like to donate we would much appreciate it!!

WALKING CLUB

Walking Club will start September 3. It is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:55 - 8:15 a.m. A permission form is required for participation.

SUCCESS CENTER

Success Center begins Tuesday, September 3 for 3rd - 5th graders. Please see the calendar below.

Hy-Vee Cash for Students

Save your Hy-Vee receipts from any Omaha / Papillion Hy-Vee store from September 1st through December 31st. Gas receipts, diner, coffee shop and pharmacy are accepted. Hy-Vee will donate $1 for every $200 spent during this time period to our school. Send your receipts to school. Don’t forget to ask family and friends for their receipts!

BOX TOPS WINNING CLASSROOM

Thank you for clipping Box Tops! The Kindergarten classrooms won a popsicle party!

The students brought in 1,788 eligible Box Tops = $178.80 for the school. In addition, the new Box Tops app has raised almost $30.

Watch the Gator Tales for more information on the new Digital Box Tops Program!

PTO Dinner and Dance

Friday, Sep. 20th, 6pm

1313 North 156th Street

Omaha, NE

Watch for details about this exciting event!!
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