Standing Bear News

February 20, 2020

Message from the Principal

Standing Bear Families,

Please look for conference reminders coming home on Friday, February 21st. Please complete the form and send it back to school. If the noted day and time will not work please contact your child's teacher.

STANDING BEAR SOCK-HOP & Book Fair! Join us on February 28th at 6:30pm (See flyer below for additional information) This event does require a parent to attend with their Standing Bear Student. Thank you!

Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!

Below is the most current list of upcoming events through the end of the school year. It may change as additional events come up, please refer back to this list on a regular basis.


*24th-28th is READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK (See specific information listed below)

* 28th- Early Childhood Application Day (See information below)

  • Book Fair/Family Night (more information to come)


* 2nd- Dr. Seuss Day!

* 3rd- PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm

* 4th/5th- Parent/Teacher Conference

  • 4th (4:30pm-8:00pm)
  • 5th (12:30pm-7:30pm)

* 6th- NO SCHOOL

* 9th- 13th- Spring Break

* 16th- NSCAS testing begins (through April 24th)

* 17th- St. Patrick's Day! Wear Your Green!

* 26th- Scholastic Class Pictures

* 27th- 3rd Grade field trip to Rose Theater

* 30th- Blood Drive (2:30pm-7:30pm)


* 3rd- Family Fun Day (Early Childhood Room 1) @ 3:00pm

* 10th- No School

* 14th- PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm

* 21st- KDG (Livers/Maguire) Fontenelle Forest

* 22nd- KDG (Tolacko/Long/Madsen) Fontenelle Forest

* 28th- Parent Pay PK field trip to Rose Theater

*28th- 4th grade choir day performance @ Standing Bear (10:00am)

  • Choir night performance @ Standing Bear (7:00pm)

* 30th- Kid's Heart Challenge celebration


* 1st- Standing Bear School Carnival

* 6th- 3rd Grade Durham Museum

* 7th- Fun Field Day/Family BBQ

* 12th- PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm

* 14th- Spring Choir Celebration @ 4:15pm

* 21st- 4th Grade Farewell @ 2:00pm

* 22nd- Last Student Day

  • 4th Grade Clap Out @ 3:55pm

Author Jan Brett

There is still time for Standing Bear to win this author visit!!

Jan Brett is hosting a contest for a chance to win an author visit from her. The school that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest will win a free school visit from Jan in the 2020 school year. Contest ends Monday April 20, 2020.

Please enter your name and the information of the school you would like to win a free Jan Brett visit. One email address entry per person. Duplicate email addresses will be removed. All emails will be verified before the winning entry is announced. If you are under the age of 13, please use your parent's email address.

Standing Bear families, this is a great opportunity! Please take a few seconds to submit your entry for us!


Mark your Calendars Cubs- Read Across America Week!

We will be celebrating Read Across America during the week of February 24th - 28th with literacy related dress-up days.

Mon. Feb. 24th: Read My Shirt- Wear a shirt with writing on it.

Tues. Feb. 25th: Hats off to a Good Book- Wear a hat.

Wed. Feb. 26th: Favorite Book Character- Dress up like your favorite character.

Thurs. Feb. 27th: Backwards/Inside Out Day- Wear your clothes backwards or inside out.

Fri. Feb. 28th: I'm a Super Reader- Wear a superhero shirt.

Mon. March 2nd- Any items related to Dr. Seuss

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Cool cubs spotlight..

Kids Heart Challenge

In recognition of National Heart Month, Standing Bear students have been participating in the Kids Heart Challenge. A percentage of the money raised will be used to purchase P.E. equipment for Standing Bear. Students who raise $75 or more will receive an extra P.E. class and those who raise $100 or more will participate in "dunking" staff in a dunk tank.

The higher level prizes will be sent to Standing Bear in March after the contest ends. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Lensch.

Way To Go CUBS!!

PTO information

PTO Upcoming events

STANDING BEAR SOCK-HOP! Join us on February 28th at 6:30pm (See flyer below for additional information) This event does require a parent to attend with their Standing Bear Student.

Sock Hop dance (6:30-8pm). We are in need of volunteers for the event. Please see the Volunteer Sign-ups page on MembershipToolKit if interested. Direct any questions to Katie Sup Rezac

SPRING BOOK FAIR- Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair and help your child discover their ext favorite book.

Book Fair Dates:

  • February 28th 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • March 4th 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • March 5th 4:00pm-8:00pm

Due to Spring Break: the March PTO meeting will be held on March 3rd @ 6:30pm

Message to Parents from PTO:

Yearbook Pre-orders will begin soon and this year all sales will be on-line only. If you want to know the minute pre-orders begin, be sure to create a FREE account by visiting

Standing Bear Yearbook: Please submit photos for the year book using the following email

* PTO Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30pm in the school library. Parents are welcome to attend.

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2020-2021 Early Childhood Education

Omaha Public Schools

Early Childhood Classrooms

Standing Bear Elementary

We’re recruiting 3 and 4 year olds for our

Early Childhood Classrooms in 2020-2021!

If you have a child who will:

· Turn 3 or 4 years old on or before July 31, 2020

· Would benefit from a high-quality learning environment

APPLY ON February 28, 2020 from 9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-3:30pm at


10828 Old Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68164

Only the parent/legal guardian with custody may complete the application.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Bring your child with you. All applicants must be administered the academic screening.
  • Your child’s original birth certificate
  • Your child’s up to date immunization record
  • Proof of address in the parent/legal guardian’s name (OPPD, MUD, Cox or Century Link bill, letter from Nebraska Health & Human Services, or lease/purchase agreement)
  • Income Verification: Proof of Family Income for the previous 12 months (2019), including TANF/ADC, SSI, Child Support, 1098, 1099, 1040, 8453, all 2019 W2s, 12 months of check stubs, and/or letter from employer.

Please note: Our preschool program is funded by state and federal grants that require us to select students based on a number of factors. Applying for our program, does not guarantee that your child will be enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year.

Strive For 95!

School Attendance

Good Job Standing Bear Students! We are continuing to show good attendance each month. Classrooms have a chart outside of their doors indicating the percentage of students in attendance for the week. We continue to STRIVE FOR 95%!

Remember, every minute counts!

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Mark Your Calendars!! Standing Bear Blood Drive (March 30, 2020)


Our school is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive through the Pint-Size Hero program. This program will introduce students to the components of blood and the importance of blood donation. Your student will have the opportunity to show leadership and help save lives by recruiting blood donors for our upcoming blood drive. You can support your student, our school and help save lives by donating blood, recruiting other donors or volunteering at the blood drive.

Forms will be coming home in March. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Frazier (Standing Bear Nurse) at 531-299-2142

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Parent Portal: Below are instructions to access the parent portal and create an account. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the main office for your personal code.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

We welcome all parents to visit Standing Bear Elementary. For the safety and security of our students and this building, we require that all parents get a visitor badge from the office when going past the main entrance. If you enter through the cafeteria doors, please also stop by the office if walking your child to their classroom. Thank you for taking the extra steps to help ensure our school is a safe place to learn.

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. Also, we have some very excited and responsible "Ambassadors" to assist with opening your car doors for easy drop off.

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

We ask that you contact your child's teacher to determine if there is a good time to bring in birthday items. We ask that all items be non-food items, due to student allergies. Thank you!

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).