Neihardt Elementary - Better Together

October 22, 2021

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Notes from Dr. Sullivan

Halloween Costume Parade - Parents are invited to come to watch our "outside" costume parade on October 29 at 3:25. Weather permitting students will exit the building on the west side and walk south down 152nd to Drexel, then along Drexel turning at the driveway and proceeding back inside the front doors of the building. The conclusion of the parade should be right at dismissal time. Students will go back to the classroom and wait for the final bell and dismiss as usual. I would ask that parents wait outside for their children. We do not have enough office staff to call down students for early dismissal at the end of the parade.

Halloween Costume Guidelines - Students will be allowed to bring costumes for the Halloween parties and the costume parade on October 29th. As you are thinking about costumes please follow these guidelines.

  • Costumes should be age appropriate, no weapons, no fake blood. Questions about costumes may be directed to Dr. Sullivan before the parties. On the day of the parade, questionable costumes will be sent to the office and phone calls made home.

  • No face makeup will be used for the school parade. It is uncomfortable and disruptive to wear all day. Students will not be allowed to put on face paint or hairspray at school.

  • We do not have enough restroom space for all students to change into their costume in the privacy of a restroom. Students should be able to put their costume on in their classrooms.

Water Bottles - Our drinking fountains are still turned off. Please send a fillable water bottle with your child each day.


Coin War Update

Our class winner is 3rd grade with a total of $103.44

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Monies raised from the coin war went to the United Way of the Midlands. United Way of the Midlands keeps costs low and invests 93 cents of every dollar back into local programs, you can feel good knowing your generosity is making a big difference. We raised a total of $578.38.

Way to go Neihardt Elementary!!!

Totals by Grade

Pre-K - $32.17

Kindergarten - $70.87

1st Grade - $94.55

2nd Grade - $85.61

3rd Grade - $103.44

4th Grade - $93.98

5th Grade - $97.76


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Friday, October 29 ••• Halloween Parade

Starts at 3:25 pm outside

Thursday, November 4 ••• Picture Retake

Pictures for any students that were absent on our September picture date will also have their pictures taken. Any student new to Neihardt Elementary since September 24th will have their picture taken.

Please note: We have received confirmation from Martin Photography that school pictures are scheduled to be delivered next week and will come home with your student on Friday, October 29.


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Pictures below show some examples of items that are available to purchase. Click the link below to take a look at all the items and place an order. Online store is open until October 31 and orders will be delivered the week of November 22. Questions, contact the school office at 402-715-8360.


Raising Cane's Food Night

Tuesday, November 2

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Thank you to this week's



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PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Please join us on zoom for our October 26th PTO meeting at 6:00 pm.


COVID - 19 Vaccine Information

Throughout the pandemic we have shared information from our medical community. In partnership with Children’s Hospital, we are passing along information from their physicians regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

As a pediatrician and mom in your community, I know there is a lot of information out there about the COVID-19 vaccine. My goal is to ensure that you have the knowledge you need to make an informed decision to keep your family safe.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and is the only way we are going to put an end to this pandemic. The FDA recently gave full approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for teens and adults, and we are hopeful they will approve the vaccine for children as young as 5 years old before the end of the year.

The vaccines continue to be monitored very closely. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that COVID-19 vaccines will have "the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history." I want to reiterate that even though the vaccine was developed quickly, it is safe. The process was sped up because we needed to get the pandemic under control quickly, but all the usual safety steps were followed, and tens of thousands of people participated in the clinical trials.

As a physician, I’ve watched firsthand how this devastating disease can cripple families. There is a way out of this pandemic, and that is through getting as many people vaccinated as possible. The vaccine not only decreases the risk of contracting the virus and transmitting it to others but prevents more than 90% of COVID-19 infections and most COVID-19 hospitalizations. It will help keep our community safe and allow us to get back to normal.

Children’s top priority is keeping children safe. I want nothing more than to see our children thriving, happy, and healthy again. Getting them vaccinated against COVID-19 is a step in the right direction, so please schedule your vaccine today.


Dr. Melissa St. Germain


Children’s Hospital & Medical Center


Jingle 2021

Support Your School!

If you want to help kids succeed and make a meaningful difference, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Join us for Jingle 2021 – funds raised from this event will directly benefit the Millard School district.

How can you make a difference?

Purchase a ticket and come “kick off the season” with us or purchase a ticket for a teacher. You can get more information and buy tickets here:

Need to get in the mood for the holidays – click here:

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October Community Corner

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Nancy Cole, Our Community Counselor


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