Gomez Heritage Elementary

January 2020

Home of the Timberwolves!

5101 South 17th Street

Omaha, NE 68107

p. 531-299-1520

f. 531-299-1538

Website: gomezheritage.ops.org

Mission Statement

The Gomez Heritage staff, parents and community are dedicated to providing a safe learning environment where all students are empowered to become knowledgeable and productive citizens.

El personal, los padres y la comunidad de Gómez Heritage están dedicados a proveer un ambiente seguro de aprendizaje en donde todos los estudiantes son capacitados para llegar a ser ciudadanos productivos con mucho conocimiento.

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From the office...

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School Nurse

Influenza is still in our community and may be for a while. Please read the following tips from the CDC on how to keep your student, family and our Gomez family healthy!

1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

· Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives Tips on hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers

· It’s a SNAP Toolkit: Handwashingexternal icon Hand washing resources from the It’s A SNAP program, aimed at preventing school absenteeism by promoting clean hands.

From the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention, a collaborative project of the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Cleaning Institute.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Physical Education

Nutrition is essential for student success. Healthy, active, and well-nourished children are more likely to attend school and are more prepared and motivated to learn. Although the primary responsibility of schools is to foster academic achievement, schools have an exceptional opportunity to guide children toward healthier lifestyles by creating a healthy nutrition environment.

The school environment should encourage all students to make healthy eating choices and be physically active throughout the school day. We know schools cannot be responsible for the health and safety of their students at all times (such as when students are at home or out in the community); however, schools can and should ensure that students learn the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy decisions. School leaders can help encourage this by helping students make healthy choices using policies and practices that create a school environment that supports clear expectations for healthy behavior by faculty and staff, as well as students.


Kindergarten has been hard at work since we returned from our winter break. We have reviewed our school and classroom rules. In social studies, we have been studying needs and wants and jobs. It is important that parents continue working with their child on learning their sight words. Make sure your child is reading or being read to every night with our take-home book program. The weather has fluctuated drastically over this last month. Make sure to watch weather forecasts and dress your child appropriately.

Hemos trabajado duro para los niños de kínder desde que regresamos de nuestras vacaciones de invierno. También hemos revisado nuestras reglas escolares junto con las del salón de clases. Es importante que los padres continúen trabajando con su hijo en el aprendizaje de sus palabras repetitivas. Asegúrense de que su hijo esté leyendo todas las noches con nuestro programa de libros para llevar a casa. El clima a afectado drásticamente en este último mes. Asegúrense de ver los pronósticos del tiempo y vestir a su hijo apropiadamente.

First Grade

Happy New Year!

First graders are working hard already this year. In math we are working on place values. We have started counting and modeling numbers to 120. We are also skip counting by ones, and tens to 120. In writing we are working on personal narratives and adding more details. In Social Studies we are learning about needs and wants. In Science we will be working on describing, making and learning the uses of sounds. Please continue to have your child read every night.

Please send your child to school every day with a coat. We don’t always go outside, but if weather permits we will try to go out at least once during the day.

¡ Feliz Año Nuevo!

Los estudiantes de primer grado ya están trabajando duro este año. En matemáticas estamos trabajando en valores de lugar. Hemos empezado a ordenar los números hasta el 120.También estamos saltando el conteo por unos, y decenas hasta el 120. En lo que se refiere a escritura estamos trabajando en historias personales y agregando más detalles. En ciencias sociales estamos aprendiendo sobre las necesidades y deseos. También estamos trabajaremos en describir, hacer y aprender los usos de los sonidos. Por favor continúe haciendo que su hijo lea todas las noches.

Por favor, envié a su hijo(a) a la escuela todos los días bien abrigado. No siempre salimos, pero si el tiempo lo permite intentaremos salir al menos una vez durante el día.

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Second Grade

Happy New Year!

The 2nd grade students have been reviewing schoolwide behavior expectations and writing school, home, and personal resolutions for 2020. They also have studied the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and about his dream that all people would be free and have equal opportunities. The students wrote about a dream they have and those are displayed on a bulletin board on the second floor. We have a great group of student leaders!

¡Feliz año nuevo!

Los alumnos de segundo grado estuvieron revisando las expectativas de la escuela y escribiendo metas para la escuela, el hogar y ellos mismos para el año nuevo. También estudiaron las contribuciones de Martin Luther King Jr. y su sueño que todo el mundo será libre y tendrá las mismas oportunidades. Los estudiantes escribieron un sueño que tienen y aquellos están en un tablón de anuncios en el segundo piso. ¡Tenemos un gran grupo de líderes!

Fourth Grade

The fourth grade has had fun learning this quarter! In Math, we have been working with fractions. We have been learning about different types of energy in Science. In Reading, we have worked on skills such as fact and opinion, theme, and word structure. We have gotten to explore poetry, and write our own poems in Writing! The fourth grade classes are excited to continue learning!

In the Dual Language classes, Miss Diaz and Miss Harris' students are working on publishing a book. Their book is titled "Cuando Sea Grande/ When I Grow Up." The students have been learning all about the writing and the book publishing process. The students are eager to see how their books will turn out as they arrive!

¡El cuarto grado se ha estado divirtiendo al aprender durante este cuarto! En matemáticas, estamos aprendiendos aprendiendo sobre fracciones. En la clase de ciencias hemos aprendido sobre diferentes tipos de energía. En la clase de lectura estamos trabajando con estrategias como hecho y opinión, tema, y estructuras de las palabras. Hemos explorado la poesía, ¡y estamos escribiendo nuestros propios poemas en la clase de escritura! Las clases de cuarto grado están muy entusiasmadas al seguir aprendiendo mas.

En las clases de Dos Idiomas, los estudiantes de las clases de Maestra Díaz y Maestra Harris están trabajando en publicar un libro. El libro tiene el título "Cuando Sea Grande/ When I Grow Up." Los estudiantes han estado aprendiendo sobre el proceso de la escritura y el proceso de publicar un libro. Los estudiantes están muy entusiasmados por ver como se verán los libros al momento que lleguen.

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