Mary Lynch Newsletter

May 2022

From the Principal's Desk

I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the students and parents at Mary Lynch. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as principal!! I hope you have a great summer!!

Below is a list of events coming up in the last few weeks of school.

Wednesday, May 18th --- 6th grade Upshift Day – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 19th – Elementary Field Day

Friday, May 20th – 6th Grade field trip to Oliver Lake

Monday, May 23rd – Junior Kindergarten Field Trip – Rocky Hollow Buffalo Company and Wildcat Hills

Wednesday, May 23th – 6th grade Career day – 8:30 a.m.

Monday, May 23rd – Kindergarten Field Trip around Kimball

Monday, May 23rd – 1st grade trip to Zoo

Wednesday, May 25th – K – 6th Assembly at the High School – 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 25th – Kindergarten Graduation – afternoon

Wednesday, May 25th – 6th grade Career day – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 26th – Talent Show 8:30 a.m.

Star Students

Congratulations to our Star Students of March, Dean Wilke and Braysen Atkins. Way to lead the way, keep up the great work.
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News From the Classrooms


Mrs. Ingram -We are concluding the year with our insect study! Students are learning about different types of insects, their anatomy, how they defend themselves from predators, and all about an insect's habitat. Students have enjoyed learning about how bees make their honey, how caterpillars change into butterflies, and how some insects defend themselves by camouflaging in their surroundings.

We have enjoyed getting to play outside more with the nice weather! Our classroom received some new tricycles and the students have enjoyed riding them at recess, and of course, looking for more insects to observe.

Junior Kindergarten

Mrs. Mekelburg -For the rest of May we will finish reviewing the alphabet with letters Tt-Zz and numbers 28-30. A field trip is planned for Monday, May 23, please sign and return the field trip permissions slip in your child's folder.


Ms. Malm and Mrs. Klosterman -

Here’s a sneak peek of things coming up for Kindergarten: be looking for additional notes coming home!

+We will be NWEA testing the 10th-13th

+Track and Field Day is on the 19th

+Field Trip Around Kimball on the 23rd

+Kindergarten Graduation on the 25th @ 1:00 p.m.

+Talent Show on the 26th @ 8:30 a.m.

Crazy to think it is time to be wrapping the school year up, but we are so proud of our kiddos and all they have accomplished this year! We encourage you to keep reading over the summer but most importantly enjoy time outside, play games, soak up the sunshine, spend time with family and friends, and make lots of memories! Thank you for all of your support this year!

First Grade

Mrs. Patterson and Miss Lashmett - First grade has a lot of exciting events wrapping up this school year. May 9-13 we will have NWEA testing so please make sure your child is well rested and ready to show off their academic skills!

We also have field day on May 19th, and a Field Trip on May 23rd. We have quite a few first graders performing in the talent show on May 26 as well!

First grade is doing well finishing out the year. Although the snow threw a wrench in our summer moods, we are excited to get outside once the weather warms up.

We will be sending home packets for the kids to read over the summer. There is also the ELITE summer program and the BookIt reading program that is partnered with Pizza Hut. If parents need assistance with Book It, please contact Miss Lashmett and she can assist them.

Rocket Stars !!!

Second Grade

Mrs. Fryda and Mr. Head - In second grade we are getting excited for the end of the year. As we are looking towards the end of the year, please remember to read and work on some math skills during the summer. This will help ensure students have a successful third grade year.

Important dates:

NWEA Testing: 10th, 11th, and 12th

Field Day: 19th

Talent Show/ Last Day of School: 26th

Third Grade

Mrs. Heeg and Mrs. Daimond - Our third graders have been busy finishing up learning how to graph and are studying perimeter and area in math. We are completing our NWEA testing this week and the students have worked really hard to meet their goal! Everyone is excited for the Elementary Field Day on the 19th and the Talent Show on the last day of school!

Below are some of our highlights from the Kimball HELPS egg activities!

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Murdoch and Ms. Dorrell - In social studies 4th graders are studying supply, demand, and price in Nebraska. The last day for 4th/5th-grade math students to retake quizzes for Mrs. Murdoch is Friday, May 20th, the last morning there will be math morning will be Tuesday, May 17th, only quiz retakes may come in during the morning of Thursday, May 19th.

Fifth Grade

Miss Robinson and Mr. Kilgore - 5th graders are reading "Night of the Spadefoot Toad" to the end of the year. They were given a calendar and had to plan out what they needed to read each day in order to finish the book and project.

In history we are exploring the Declaration of Independence and how it explains why the colonies should be free.

Reading NWEA is on May 10th.

Sixth Grade

Mr. Walker and Mr. Ferguson - In reading 6th graders picked between research projects and novel studies to end the year. Each group had to plan out their days in order to finish reading/research and the projects by the end of the school year.

In history 6th graders are learning about World War 2 and the rise of powerful dictators that lead to war.

Reading NWEA is on May 10th.

6th grade Upshift Day is May 18th.

Physical Education

Mr. Wurdeman -The kids are getting ready for "Field Day" at Kieth Staehr Field on May 19th starting at 9:00 a.m. We hope to see you there


Mr. Jefferis - It has been a great year in art at Mary Lynch. Below are some of the self-portraits completed by the 5th and 6th graders.

Music and Band

The fifth and sixth grade band students will be having a concert on Monday, May 16th at 6:00 in the evening in the Kimball High School auditorium.

The concert is open to the public.

ELITE After School Program

ELITE after school program update:

Hello! This month is going to zoom by!! Here are a few reminders of upcoming events for ELITE:

*We will be having an ice cream social on the last day of program, May 26, 2022. Please plan on joining us for some outside games, and a yummy ice cream!(details coming soon)

*ELITE summer program will be held from

Jun 6, 2022 -July 1, 2022 / Mon-Fri / 8am - 12pm

Please turn your registrations in soon so we can start planning!

Email me with any questions:

**Our program is funded in part by the 21st Century Community Learning Center federal funds grant program.

Legendary Longhorn

This month’s Honorable Mentions

In First Grade we have Noah and Cameron for Legendary Longhorns. These two have grown so much this year it is hard to believe they are the same kids. We are proud of them and look forward to watching them continue to grow in second grade. Way to Go Noah and Cameron.

Kaylie Broeder and Madilyn Whitney are two young ladies that are great classroom helpers, and willing to be a friend to all. They both have grown and matured so much this year, and we are so proud of them. Keep up the great work, girls!!

Do You know a great student? Someone who always holds the door for others, doesn’t hesitate to help others or works really hard on a project. Nominate them for Legendary Longhorn.

Legendary Longhorn is a student who shows exemplary behavior in or out of the classroom. They will be nominated by teachers, students, parents/guardians or members of the community. If you know of a student who has accomplished something out of school in a sporting event, or 4H, please send Mr. Jefferis an email at to nominate them for Legendary Longhorn.

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