GATOR TALES

Grace Abbott Elementary

March 18, 2022


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

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn, clwrenn@mpsomaha.org

NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE


Questions to ask your kids instead of how was your day…

I shared this list about 2 ½ years ago and I think it’s a good set of questions for parents. I find these questions to be very helpful as a parent. I remember asking my kids frequently how their day at school was and always got the same mundane responses. A more complete list can be found at the blog My View from Home. Try one of these questions:


1. What or who made you laugh today?

2. Was there an example of unkindness? How did you respond?

3. Does everyone have a friend at recess?

4. What was the book about that your teacher read?

5. Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh?

6. Did anyone cry?

7. What did you do that was creative?

8. What is the most popular game at recess?

9. What was the best thing that happened today?

10. Did you help anyone today?

11. Did you tell anyone “thank you?”

12. Who did you sit with at lunch?

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LUNCH AT ABBOTT

Returning to Lunch…


Parents and guardians,


With Covid numbers dropping schools would appear to be safer and a gradual return to some of what we did prior to Covid such as parents eating lunch at school. Life is unpredictable as we’ve all learned the last two years with Covid so we don’t want to rush this. We will start gradually allowing visitors at lunch on March 14. Initially, only one parent will be allowed per student and only two parents per grade level lunch. The level of interest will dictate what we do after the first two weeks of this.


PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CADAA23A4F94-lunch

VOLUNTEERS IN SCHOOL

The library is looking for volunteers!! If you would like to volunteer in the library, please click on the link below. You can fill out the form and return it to school.

UPCOMING EVENTS

End of 3rd quarter, March 18

Group picture day (Band, Orchestra, Student Council, etc.), March 21

Omaha Tap House, March 24, 5 - 7 p.m.

Report cards go home March 25

Spring Break, April 4 - 8

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HELP NEEDED

The Fifth Grade Farewell committee is looking for 4th grade parents to volunteer to help run the party so that the 5th grade parents can enjoy time with their child! You can sign up for a 2.5 hour shift ( 4 - 6:30 or 6:30 - 9:00).



Date: May 19th (Thurs)

Time: 4-9pm

Location: Kiewit Middle School

Contact person: Wendi Sanny wendisanny@gmail.com

UPCOMING NSCAS ASSESSMENTS

Please see the schedule below for upcoming testing. Please try to make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and has a good breakfast!
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UNDERWEAR NEEDED!

The health room is in need of some underwear for both boys and girls. If you would like to donate either new or gently used underwear they would really appreciate it!! THANKS!!
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WALKING CLUB

Spring walking club will begin soon. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:55am. The first day will be Tuesday, April 12th.

KINDERGARTEN 2022-2023

The online registration for kindergarten and new families to Millard opened 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

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ORIGINAL WORKS

Right now your child is creating a one of a kind work of art. You will soon have the opportunity to turn everyday items into something special. In a few weeks your child will bring home a list if items along with their art. Please continue to check backpacks.

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.

SPARK ( Formerly Kids Network)

Don’t Miss Out On This Epic Summer!

Are you looking for full day fun for your student this summer? Spark (formerly Kids Network) is a program provided by the Millard Public Schools Foundation and this summer we have great adventures planned for your child. Weekly registration is available, themed activities and weekly field trips!

New this year – Spark UP is our new summer program designed exclusively for incoming 5th and 6th graders.

Join us for a summer to remember! Don’t delay – we have limited spots available. Register Today! www.mpsfoundation.org

The Millard Public Schools Foundation supports the school district by providing funds to all 35 schools to support strategic initiatives.

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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 NORTH AFTER PROM

The Community Walk-Thru is this Saturday, March 19th, from 7pm to 9pm. Come and check it out!!
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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