GATOR TALES

Grace Abbott Elementary

February 4, 2022


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

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn, clwrenn@mpsomaha.org

NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE

Winter 2022 MAP Results...



Students have now completed the MAP testing for the winter in all grades. Parents will get the results this month during parent teacher conferences. The chart below shows the median percentile data collected from fall, 2021, to winter, 2021. The percentile is a student’s ranking compared to other students in the same grade. As an example shown in the top chart below, Abbott’s median percentile for all students was the 79th percentile for math in the winter of 2021 compared to the 75th percentile for the district. In other words, the average Abbott student outperformed 79% of others in the same grade level in math at the same time of year. 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 growth expectations (did the student meet or exceed his/her goal?).

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NO SUCCESS CENTER

No Success Center (after school study hall) Thursday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 15th due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Success Center will resume on Tuesday, February 22nd.
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CONFERENCES

We use Pick-A-Time for parent/teacher conferences. You can use the link below for parent instructions.


The window will close on February 9, so be sure to sign up before this time. You can sign up for one time slot per email address. If you have two students in the same class you will need to use different email addresses or call the office for scheduling. Fifth grade parents will sign up for their child's homeroom teacher only. Here is the link for classroom teacher conferences:


https://pickatime.com/February/Conferences


ORCHESTRA CONFERENCES


Mrs. Hinz will have both Zoom and in person conferences on February 15 and 16. Here are the links to sign up for those conferences:


https://pickatime.com/February/Conferences_ORCHESTRA_In_person


https://pickatime.com/February/Conferences_ORCHESTRA_Zoom


Zoom link: https://mpsomaha-org.zoom.us/my/mpshinz

CONFERENCES WITH OUR COUNSELOR

Parents and Guardians,


Hopefully this finds you doing well. With conferences coming up soon, I wanted to let you know when I will be available to meet with you.


In Person or on Zoom: February 10th and 15th from 4:00 - 8:00.

Zoom Only: February 16th from 8:00 - 12:00


If you would like to meet with me, please send me an email at bmstruck@mpsomaha.org or give me a call at Abbott, 402-715-2900, or Aldrich, 402-715-2020, and I’ll get you scheduled.


Thanks


Brett Struck


School Counselor

Abbott and Aldrich Elementary Schools

bmstruck@mpsomaha.org

MUSIC CONFERENCES

Mr. Lesiak is unavailable for conferences on Wednesday, February 16. If you'd like to speak with him, please stop by on Thursday, February 10 or Tuesday, February 15, or send him an email at tclesiak@mpsomah.org.
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KINDERGARTEN 2022-2023

The online registration for kindergarten and new families to Millard will open on February 10. Do you know someone who will be attending kindergarten at Abbott this fall? If you do, please have them fill out the form on the link below so we can get them some information!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jmknDf-GQqNzqZ5Qj_Wa21GmlJNn3xZnavWjM85Utds/edit

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Millard Public School is now accepting applications for preschool

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due by Feb. 15th.

  • You must live in the Millard school district and your child must turn 4 by July 31, 2022.

  • Scholarships are available for qualifying families.

  • The application is available on the Millard Public school website or click here:

Preschool Application.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Remote Learning: February 11


Abbott Day at Scooters (168TH & BLONDO): February 12


VALENTINE'S PARTY - February 14, 2:15 p.m.


Conferences: February 10, 15, 16

BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT TEAM (BIST) CLASSES

Please see the link below for more information regarding a series of three complimentary classes for parents and guardians.

WATER BOTTLES AT SCHOOL

PLEASE send reusable water bottles every day to school with your child. It really helps to have the child's name on the bottle.


Also, if your child is wearing a cloth mask, please wash frequently.

SHOW CHOIR CAMPS

Hey Families,

Do you know a current 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader who loves to sing and move? We would love to have them join one (or BOTH) of our Millard Show Choir Camps this summer! There are TWO to choose from!!! (or choose BOTH) One at Beadle Middle and one at Millard North High! These camps are open to ALL current 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (kids who WILL be in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade next school year!) Please check out the attached flier for all information. Then you will email klwhisinnand@mpsomaha.org to register your child for Beadle OR llbrown@mpsomaha.org to register your child for Millard North.

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WATCH D.O.G.S. SIGN UP

We are excited to invite our Watch DOGS (Dad of Great Students) back into the building this year! If you would like to volunteer for either a full day, or over our lunch times, please complete the Watch DOG sign up. You can email Charlene Hale (cghale@mpsomaha.org) with any questions.

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