Grace Abbott Elementary

December 6, 2019

Principal: Dr. Erik Chaussee,

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn,


This week the Grace Abbott staff was awarded the Millard United Way traveling trophy for having the highest staff participation in this year’s United Way fund drive. We were first place among the 25 elementary schools in the district for the sixth year in a row. I bring this to parent’s attention to brag somewhat about the staff. I see daily many ways that the adults in our building show they care from helping a student find their hat in the lost and found to counseling a student going through a severe family issue.

This year we created opportunities to make student giving a little more fun including a flash fundraiser which raised $800 in thirty seconds. We raised over $1,500.00!



A huge thank you to all of the parents who donated material, gift cards, etc. for our annual blanket project! Also a huge thank you to all of the parents who came and helped out!!We tied a total of 72 blankets for the LIFEHouse Partnership!!
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The Snowflake Breakfast will be held on January 18, 2020! Please mark your calendars! See the link below for more information. If this event is canceled due to bad weather the make-up date is January 25!!

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. If you receive your receipts via email you can now forward them to

Don’t forget to ask family and friends for their receipts!

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Elementary Parents and Guardians,

Millard Public Schools prides itself on being a district of choice, providing a variety of opportunities and specialized programs that allow parents and guardians to choose the best path for their students. One of these programs is the highly-acclaimed International Baccalaureate Programme, currently offered at Aldrich Elementary School, Black Elk Elementary School, Millard North Middle School, and Millard North High School.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a method of instruction focused on inquiry, the development of critical thinking skills, reflection, and the application of knowledge. IB encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for college and life beyond school.

As you begin to think about your student's transition to middle school, we would like to invite you to Millard North Middle School's International Baccalaureate -Middle Years Programme Parent Information Night. The annual information night is Thursday, January 16th from 7-8 pm at Millard North Middle School. Please join us to find out more about the IB Programme and Millard North Middle. For more information about IB information night, click here.

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Please click on the link below for an update on the Buzz Book.
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