Standing Bear News

National Blue Ribbon School, 2020

April 12, 2022

NO School on April 15th & 18th

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear Families,

PTO Meeting Tonight- Due to weather, we will hold tonight's PTO meeting virtually.

Standing Bear PTO Meeting
Tuesday, April 12th · 6:30 – 7:30pm. Please use the below link.


It is that time of the year where our students will be taking some standardized tests. Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students will take the MAP test. Third and Fourth grade students will take the state NSCAS test. Your child’s teacher will let you know specific dates for testing. While we don’t want any added anxiety or stress for our students, we do want them to showcase their educational growth. Please encourage your child to try their best. Tests will be taken on student iPads so please make sure they are charged at home and ready for school. As always, make sure to get a good night’s sleep and have a good breakfast the morning of. Thank you for all your support! - Mr. Nelsen (Instructional Facilitator)

For safety purposes we need a parent note or phone call no later than 3:00pm to the office if your child is not going to ride the bus home.

Stay positive, patient and flexible!


Bridget O'Melia

Carnival Sign up! Please consider helping us out!

Climate Survey-

Please use the link or QR code to access the parent survey. Thank you!

Parent Link:

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Parent Pay Pre-K Program Details & Kid's Club

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open April 7th.

Provided by Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) at 6 OPS Elementary Schools

Mark Your Calendars!


15th- No school for students (Teacher Planning Day)

18th- No school for students (Articulation Day for Staff)

22nd- No Early Childhood Classes


2nd-5th- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

13th- School Carnival 5:30pm-8:00pm

18th- Field Day

26th- 4th Grade Performance

27th- Last Day of School

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 April 15th so we can have that information when we start the sorting process.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Notes from the School Nurse- Kindergarten students for 2022-2023

It's time to schedule your child's kindergarten physical and immunization appointment with their health care provider. Appointment's fill up fast between now and the beginning of the school year. Exams after 3/1/22 are accepted for kindergarten requirements. Please have the Dr's office give you a copy or fax to Standing Bear at 402-827-7101.

Thank you,

Mrs. Frazier


PTO Information

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Membership Toolkit

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Parent Links & Attachments

District Transportation Information

Parents should sign up for the Here Comes the Bus App as a way to keep in communication with pick up and drop off information.

Below is information to assist you with setting this up.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

For the safety and security of our students and this building, we are asking that any parent visitor make an appointment prior to entering the building. We will continue to limit outside visitors due to Health & Safety Protocols.

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 3:50pm 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

We ask that only non-food items be brought for birthday celebrations.

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).