Dear Loveland Families,
We are fast approaching our final weeks of school. The last few weeks are filled with many great events and activities making it a special time for all. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways you have supported your children and the Loveland staff this school year. The Community Club activities and fundraisers were successes this year because of your willingness to volunteer and support Loveland. Your attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences and willingness to help meet the educational needs of your children makes a positive difference in your child’s education. THANK YOU!
May 6 1st Gr. Field Trip/Lauritzen Gardens 10:30 am-1:30 pm
May 6 CC Mtg. 7 pm
May 7 Band & Strings Concert/Gym 2:40 pm
May 9 Student Co. Mtg./Library 8 am
May 10 6th Gr. Warrior Walk About/WMS 11:45 am-2:45 pm
May 11 Big Band Dance/WHS 5:30 pm
May 13 Red Cross Babysitting Class/Library 3:45-7:45 pm
May 14 Red Cross Babysitting Class/Library 3:45-7:45 pm
May 14 District Strings West Fest/WHS 7 pm
May 16 WMS Show Choir Performance/Gym 9:50 am
May 16 LL Graduating Seniors Cap & Gown Walk/Playground 3 pm
May 17 Field Day & Closing House Cookout/All Day Event
May 20 Kdg. Readers' Theater/Classroom 2:45 pm
May 22 4th Gr. Invention Convention/Classroom 1:45-2:45 pm
May 24 Last Day of School/1 pm Dismissal
ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS TONIGHT!!!
Come to Westside Middle School from 6-8:30 PM for games, hair styling, and much more fun. Great, inexpensive food will be served all night.
Please make sure to stop by the silent auction tables to admire and bid on all our teachers' and students' creative work. Hope to see you all tonight at WMS!
Loveland Field Day and Family Cookout
May 17th is our Family Picnic and Field Day. Please come and join us for a full day of fun on the
Non-student lunches may be prepaid through the office by Thursday, May 16th. Please use the attached reservation form or bring your own picnic lunch.
Kdg. - 11:50
1st - 12:10
2nd - 12:25
3rd - 11:45
4th - 12:00
5th - 11:40
6th - 12:30
Last Day of School: Friday, May 24th
The final day of the 2018-19 school year is Friday, May 24th. This will be a HALF-DAY of school with a 1 PM DISMISSAL time. Please be sure to arrange supervision for your students the afternoon of May 24th!
If your child will not be coming back to Loveland next fall because you are moving or transferring to another school, please let our office know as soon as possible. This information is very important to us as we prepare for fall 2019 classes.
2019-20 Staff Update
It is always sad to announce the departing of members of our Loveland team. We wish them all the best for the 2019-20 school year.
- Mrs. Sara Schnase - is moving to Sunset Hills as a first-grade teacher. Good luck and thank you Mrs. Schnase for your dedication to our first-grade learners.
- Mrs. Kara Lane - is moving to WMS for the 2019-20 school year. Thank you, Mrs. Lane for your kindness and passion for our Loveland students over the last three years.
- Mrs. Gollehon - is moving to Paddock Road next school year. Thanks Mrs. Gollehon for helping the Loveland students create masterpieces for the past four years.
- Mrs. Kline-Stearns - is staying home home with her new baby. Thank you for your 2 years at Loveland.
- Mr. Raydell Cordell - is moving to the Chicago area to pursue his theater opportunities. Thank you for your 11 years of dedication to our Loveland students at Club 66 and in the classroom.
I have bittersweet news to share with all of my Loveland family. I will not be returning to Loveland next fall. I have been re-assigned and will now be one of the school counselors at Westside Middle School. I have enjoyed the last three years at Loveland and will miss all of the students, staff, and wonderful families. Fortunately, I’ll just be down the road and will see many of the students again!
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT WITH BOX TOPS!
Help us reach for the sky with a Box Tops count that is high! Thank you for all of your support with the Box Tops Program this year. Please send your May Box Tops to school by May 22nd; clipped, trimmed and in a baggie or on a collection sheet. Remember to include your name and your teacher's name.
SAVE BOX TOPS ALL SUMMER LONG!
A special thanks to our students who have helped count the Box Tops this year: Lucas A., Charlotte A., Jack H., Sophia M., Amelia M., Daisy J., and Charlie H.
Returning Student Registration
Starting this year, May is the time to get current students registered for the 2019-2020 school year!
To get started, login to your parent PowerSchool account at ps.westside66.org. Then click on the Returning Student Registration button. Remember that the registration must be completed for each returning Westside student in your home.
Once you're finished, your child will be registered for the 2019-2020 school year, and we will have up-to-date contact information for back-to-school communication this summer.
What if I forgot my PowerSchool account login information?
You can reset your password using the “Forgot Username or Password?” link on the login page (ps.westside66.org). Please be aware that the recovery email will be sent to the email address you used to create the account, which may not be your current email address.
If you need further assistance with your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-390-2100.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the yearbook by submitting photos. We would like to especially thank Katie B. who served as the editor and creator for the 2018-19 Loveland yearbook. She put in lots of hard work and time to make sure all the activities were captured and included in the yearbook. Thank You!
The End of the Year Approaches Quickly!
Some items for you to think about as the 2018-2019 school year winds down:
• Lost and Found is piling up. Please stop by to take a look and see what belongs to you.
• All medicines must be picked up by the last day of school. Any medicines left in the nurse’s
office will be disposed of.
• Lunch accounts must be at or above zero at all times. But especially at the end of the year, all
negative balances in your child’s account must be paid in full by the last day of school. Any
monies left in your child’s account will stay there for the next school year. Sixth graders’
accounts will transfer to the middle school.
• All lost library books MUST be found and turned in to the Media Center by May 17th.
Thank you for helping us end the year on a positive note.
Congratulations sixth grade class for finishing their elementary school years, and all their
accomplishments this past year. We wish them all the best as they enter middle school.
MIDDLE SCHOOL HEALTH PHYSICAL/IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
By law, all incoming 7th graders must present evidence of having a complete physical examination, updated immunizations (Tdap is required by state law), and a dental exam prior to entering school. For missing immunizations, state law allows us to accept only valid medical exemption forms, signed by a physician or notarized religious exemption forms. A signed waiver form from parents/guardian refusing to provide physical exam documentation is also required. All forms are available from the District’s ABC Welcome Center.
Physicians may print out results of the physical exam and immunizations on their forms, or parents may print the 7th grade health physical exam form from the WMS website found in the “Health Information” area. Exams must be completed anytime after March 1, 2019, and before school starts in the Fall. Students planning to participate in sports must have a physical dated after May 1, 2019.
If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, a health action plan is required. Asthma action plans must be completed and signed by a doctor and may be found on the WMS website in the “Health Information” area or picked up from the WMS main office. I will be checking my email periodically during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Smith, or contact the main office at WMS for general information.
Westside Middle School
Elementary Unified Activities-Unified Field Games
Monday, May 13th, 5:30-6:30pm
Hillside Elementary 7500 Western Ave Omaha, NE 68114
An hour of fun and friendship aimed at partnering peers and enjoying the games and memories of elementary “Field Day” activities
RSVP Needed for Participation
If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.