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Grace Abbott Elementary

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 10, 2020


Principal: Dr. Erik Chaussee, epchaussee@mpsomaha.org

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn, clwrenn@mpsomaha.org

NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE

Winter 2019 MAP Results...



Students have now completed the MAP testing for the winter in all grades. Parents will get the results next month during parent teacher conferences. The chart below shows the median percentile data collected from fall, 2019 to winter, 2019. The percentile is a student’s ranking against other students in the same grade. As an example shown the top chart below, our median percentile for all students was the 77th percentile for math in the winter of 2019 compared to the 72nd percentile for the district. In other words, the average Abbott student outperformed 77% of others in the same grade level in math. In the middle column the numbers indicate the growth percentile from fall to winter (F2W). The last two columns show the percent of students meeting their growth expectations. Green indicates above average. Remember, there are three ways we look at data: achievement, growth, and percent mastery of expectations.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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PHOTOS FOR YEARBOOK!

Submit Photos for the Yearbook!

Help us fill our yearbook with photos of students from class parties, field trips, or other Abbott events!


Go to:https://images.jostens.com/414383672

• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 414383672

• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images

• Enter information about the photo - Student Name & Grade

• Click “Upload Chosen Images


The last day to submit photos for the yearbook is February 28, 2020


If you have any issues uploading photos, please contact Jackie Ryba: JLRyba@hotmail.com

SNOWFLAKE BREAKFAST

The Snowflake Breakfast will be held on January 18, 2020! Please mark your calendars! See the flyer below for more information.



CALLING ALL BAKERS AND HELPING HANDS!!

It takes many helping hands to make the Snowflake Breakfast run smoothly. in past years over 300 plates were served. Please consider signing up to sell tickets, serve food, assist with the cakewalk or clean up.

We also need yummy treats to make the cakewalk a success! If you would like to donate, please wrap your homemade or store-bought goodies in units of 6 larger or 12 smaller items. Please sign up on the link and bring them to the office on Friday, January 17th or to the stage the morning of the event.

Sign up to volunteer and/or donate treats: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094fa9ac2ca5f94-2020




If this event is canceled due to bad weather the make-up date is January 25!!

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IB PROGRAM

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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MILLARD SCHOOL BOARD 2020

President - Linda Poole

Vice President - Dave Anderson

Secretary - Stacy Jolley

Treasurer - Amanda McGill Johnson

Board Member - Mike Kennedy

Board Member - Mike Pate