Neihardt Elementary - Better Together

October 1, 2021

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Notes from Dr. Sullivan

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.


Parent/Teacher conference information

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday & Tuesday, October 11 & 12, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Wednesday, October 13, from 8:00am to 11:00am. Each appointment slot will be for 15 minutes.

Again, we will be using "Pick-A-Time" - an online scheduling system that allows parents to set up their own conference time. Instructions are attached. The program is live now, but will close on Tuesday night, October 5, at 11:59 p.m. for parent scheduling.

Here is the link that will take you straight to the online scheduler!

If you have any questions or problems, please call the school office at 402-715-8360 for assistance.

Online (Zoom) conferences will be available by contacting your teacher directly. Please schedule your appointment on Pick-A-Time prior to contacting your teacher to alert him/her of your preference. If you do not prearrange an online conference, it will be assumed that you will come to Neihardt for an in-person conference.


Pathfinders Meeting - Date Change

Monday, October 4

Pathfinders will meet on Monday, October 4 from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. Please note the date change. Students will be dismissed at the front door at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Litke at or Mrs. Korinek at


Fuel Up to Play 60 Meeting

Thursday, October 7

Students who are members of Fuel Up to Play 60 will meet on Thursday, October 7 from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. Students will be dismissed at the front door at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 402-715-8360.


Visual Spatial Activity

Thank you to UNL Nebraska Civil and Environmental Engineering for leading some of our visual spatial students through the engineering design process to construct their very own domes this week! Pictured are some of our students with their domes.


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Monday, October 11


Tuesday, October 12


Wednesday, October 13 ••• NO SCHOOL


Thursday, October 14 ••• NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 15 ••• NO SCHOOL


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A Scholastic Book Fair is a magical and unforgettable experience

where all kids can become readers.

Neihardt Elementary is excited to bring the Scholastic Book Fair back on Monday, October 11 through Wednesday, October 13 during Parent/Teacher conferences. Please stop by the library and check out all the wonderful books available to purchase.


Thank you to this week's




There is still open slots to sign up to be a WATCHDOG. See link below.


11:00 am - Help with recess

11:30 am-1:10 pm - Help in lunch room and have lunch with your child

Volunteers will report to the office to check in at 11:00 a.m. We ask that at this time you only sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G. once to allow everyone the opportunity to volunteer in our building.

Please sign up here: Sign Up Genius Link for Watch Dog


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TAGG News for October

Neihardt Elementary participates in TAGG which has over 350+ LOCAL businesses that will donate to us YEAR-ROUND when you take a pic of your receipts with the TAGG (Together A Greater Good) app!

New for October - The first 10 people to "TAGG" a receipt at 5 businesses in a row on the TAGG BINGO will receive a $20 gift card to one of the featured businesses! For full rules + to submit your BINGO visit

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Message from Mrs. Mangan, our school counselor

Please take a look at the article below about "What Kids Say about Handling Stress". This article is a wonderful resource for parents.


October Community Corner

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Nancy Cole, Our Community Counselor


Millard Public School Foundation

Jingle 2021

Support your school at Jingle 2021!

Join us for the district wide holiday event that will help you get prepared for the holidays and support your school! Jingle is a district wide community building event benefiting the Millard Public Schools Foundation. The Millard Public Schools Foundation supports the school district by providing funds to all 35 schools to support strategic initiatives within your buildings, connects Millard graduating seniors with over $150,000 in scholarship funding and helps Millard Families in need through pantries at Millard South, Millard North and Horizon.

Limited tickets available, purchase today at

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