Grace Abbott Elementary
NEWS FROM DR. CHAUSSEE
Addressing Academic Needs (or Who’s Working With My Child?)
Perhaps your child(ren) have come home from school telling about adults who have helped them in class other than their teacher. There are many adults who work with students in addition to their classroom teacher. Occasionally, we have college students who do volunteer work including tutoring or sometimes just observing. Older students may have reading buddies with younger students. We have many parents who volunteer to work with students and a strong Watch DOG program. We do not normally inform parents due to the informal nature, and it is usually temporary. Some volunteers work with different students every week. Many of our students at some point work with our reteaching staff during the day or before or after school. If it is before or after school, parents will always be informed. Reteaching done during the school day is with a paraprofessional or before or after school is with a certified teacher. Parents of students who are in our reading intervention program are notified. Parents of children that are in special education are notified and permission is obtained before testing for special education placement takes place.
All of this help is given in order to have all of our children at Abbott be more successful academically. This addresses one of our site plan strategies from our school improvement plan. All volunteers that are not Millard employees, students, parents, or grandparents must submit to a background check. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact me.
Millard Bond Issue
Omaha Tap House, March 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Come out for dinner and support Grace Abbott!!
Movie Night, April 3
Plan to attend the last movie night of the year!!
SPRING BREAK, March 16 - 20
Enjoy your Spring Break - see you back on March 23!
Fourth & Fifth Grade Parents!
Thursday, May 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fifth Grade Parents - This is a special night to celebrate with your student as they end their career at Grace Abbott!
Fourth Grade Parents - Traditionally, fourth grade parents volunteer to allow fifth grade parents to spend the evening with their child.
LOOK WHAT'S COMING !!!
Right now your child is working with their art teacher, Mrs. Jensen to create their own unique piece of art. Soon you will have the opportunity to order from a variety of items displaying your child's work.
Please check backpacks weekly. You will soon receive a packet containing your child's art and all that Original Works has to offer. The proceeds will go to our crossing guard stationed on 156th street.
Contact Debbie Smith with any questions- 402-210-9014 or email@example.com.
Techademy aims to show students of all ages that Information Technology is fun and interesting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about many topics by participating in hands-on activities, learn new concepts, acquire new skills, and build a strong foundation in IT. Every Friday we have a pizza party for students and their families to share what they have learned that week!