GATOR TALES

Grace Abbott Elementary

January 31, 2020


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

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn, clwrenn@mpsomaha.org

NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE


READ-AT-HOME PLAN FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade


In December we finished our second round of MAP testing. Abbott made good growth from the fall to the winter. Our fall to winter growth school average was in the 73rd percentile for math and 71st percentile for reading. Both scores were in the top ⅕ of all MPS elementary schools. On the other hand, about 30% of our students did not meet their projected growth. Students in grades K-3 that fall below a certain threshold are on plans developed by the teachers and communicated to parents. The threshold numbers were in a December issue of the Gator Tales. The Nebraska Department of Education has produced a document to help parents help their children at home. Our goal is move all students above the threshold and set them on a path of being a successful reader. Students will do best if both home and school work on this. The link is below:


https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Read-At-Home-Plan-3.pdf

Valentine's Party

Our classroom Valentine's Party will be held on Wednesday, February 12, at 2:15 p.m. If you are planning on coming to the party, you must RSVP to the office. A form is going home with your youngest or only child today. Please return it to the office. You can also email the office at clwrenn@mpsomaha.org

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Bring your pre-schooler for storytime on Thursday, February 6, from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Millard Public School is now accepting applications for preschool

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due by Feb. 15th.

  • You must live in the Millard school district and your child must turn 4 by July 31, 2020.

  • Scholarships are available for qualifying families.

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

  • If you have questions regarding preschool, call 402-715-8339.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Choir Concert

The choir will be singing their Snowflake Breakfast songs on Friday, February 6 at 8:30 a.m.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are coming up on February 4 and 11 from 4:15 - 8:15 p.m. and on February 13 from 8:15 - 11:35 a.m. Please see the link below for detailed instructions on how to schedule your child's conference.
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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

SWIMMING LESSONS

Please see the link below for information on swimming lessons at Millard North High School.

Maverick's Run

Check out this link!

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=133168

This is free for kids age 5 - 12.

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