Loveland Ice Cream Social TONIGHT from 6PM-8:30PM
Dear Loveland Families,
This will be the final issue of the Loveland Leader for the 2022-2023 school year. The past school year has been amazing! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways you have supported your children and the staff at Loveland this year. Your attendance at Parent Teacher communication meetings and willingness to help meet the educational needs of your children makes a positive difference in your child’s education. The Community Club fundraiser was an amazing success this year because of your willingness to support Loveland School. The entire Loveland staff is so appreciative of our Loveland parents, family members, and extended family members.
I hope you all have a very safe and enjoyable summer!
Congratulations 6th Grade Class
6th Grade Clap Out
We will continue with the great Loveland tradition of the 6th grade clap out. We will have the sixth grade teachers lead the students out of the building for the last time on May 26th, at NOON. Please join us on the playground to cheer and clap for our sixth graders.
End of Year 6th Grade Dance
The Loveland staff would like to extend a special thank you to Christina Greenwald, Community Club president, and the entire Loveland Community Club for the outstanding support throughout this school year. THANK YOU!
We would like to thank Sarah Hansen who served as the editor and creator for the 2022-23 Loveland yearbook. Thanks for your hard work and time to make sure all the activities were captured and included in the yearbook! (**Yearbooks will be passed out on the last day of school**)
Kindergarten and 6th Grade T-Shirt Making
Loveland Yearbook Information
Information Needed for 2023-24
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 important to us as we prepare for fall classes.
End of Year Library Information
Summer Reading Programs
Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.
Below are some available programs in the community or resources that can be used at home.
*Top priority is simply having your child read every day.
This can include times when someone reads to or with them.
Nebraska Reads: The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) has provided an extensive list with many online literacy activities.
Free Summer Opportunities for Reading
Westside Summer Camp, June 12-July 21, by invitation only
Omaha Public Library Summer Reading Program & Kids Resources
NDE freely available resources
Imagination Soup: Free summer reading programs
Free Online Resources:
Reach has interactive lessons for reading skills for grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade, as well as videos/lessons for all grade levels across a wide variety of topics including reading, math, science, and social studies.
Storyline Online is a website that has celebrities reading stories aloud and includes activity guides for parents. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.
Storynory is a website that has audio books. It has some original stories, as well as classics, fairy tales, and myths.
EPIC is an app that has both audio and digital picture books and chapter books. There is a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction.
Wonderopolis is a website that encourages children to explore the wonders of the world. A student picks a topic that intrigues them and there is an informational text that can be played auditorily, as well as a video to go along with the topic. Topics range from “What is Dragon Fruit?” to “Why Do People Like Bubble Wrap So Much?”
Summer Opportunities at Family’s Cost
Kindergarten Field Trip
Phase II Bond Information
At the February 21, 2023, Board of Education meeting, members voted unanimously to authorize Westside Community Schools to pursue Phase II of the Facilities Master Plan initially established in 2013.
Representatives from Project Advocates will be on hand with Dr. Lucas at the Phase II Bond Issue meetings to help answer questions regarding Phase II projects. See the below graphic regarding informational meetings and building tours.
Ballots will be mailed to by the Douglas County Election Commission to District residents between April 17 and April 28, 2023
Ballots are due by May 9, 2023.
2nd Grade Field Trip
We are just a few weeks away from the start of summer break 2023! While this time of year brings excitement and anticipation, it can also lead to feelings of anxiousness and uncertainty for students and their families. The Child Mind Institute reports that kids, particularly those students with mental health issues, benefit from structure. The school year provides this structure and routine naturally, whereas the summer months tend to be more relaxed and flexible. While the break is often enjoyable, it can also lead to frustration, panic, and the always popular, “I’m bored.” Luckily, there are some simple ways to merge structure and routine with fun and spontaneity while also keeping students’ bodies and minds healthy and prepared for the upcoming school year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Child Mind Institute outline several ways to make this happen including setting goals, giving students new responsibilities, and creating fun opportunities for learning. The Child Mind Institute article also includes suggestions for students with disabilities and/or mental and behavioral health challenges. A "Summer Bucket List" graphic is also attached. Please visit the links below to learn more.
Medication Pick Up
Remember to pick up any medications you have in the health office before the end of school. All medications left will be disposed of on the last day of school.
End Of Year Lunch Money
The end of school is near! Please check your student’s lunch account to make sure there is enough money until the end of the year. There will be NO CHARGING during the last week of school. Thanks for your very prompt attention to this matter.
2023-24 School Supplies
Hey parents, I am so excited that this year we've partnered with 1st Day School Supplies to provide pre-packaged school supplies which will be shipped directly to Loveland prior to the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. This is an optional way to obtain school supplies for your child. You can still go to the store and purchase supplies if you prefer. The Loveland Community Club wanted to provide another option to save time for those who choose to do so! We hope you like it.
1st Day School Supplies are going to save us up to 30% over shopping at big box stores like Target, Walmart and Amazon. Better yet, they are the undisputed leader in custom kitting school supplies. Providing us with only brand names you trust and respect like Ticonderoga, Crayola, Elmer's and Clorox.
Some things to note: Headphones and calculators (when required) are optional add-ons, but are required for each student. You can purchase your own, recycle from last year, or purchase new with your kit. Items such as scissors and pencil bags/boxes were not allowed to be optional supplies. Please consider donating any extra supplies you have to the school.
So, what are you waiting for? Buy early and save! http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=63038