Pulse of the Pirates

April Newsletter for Plainview Elementary School

Important Dates

  • March 29-April 2 - BOGO Book Fair

  • April 1st - April Fool's Day!

  • April 2nd - April 5th - No School, Easter Break

  • April 6th - 4th and 5th grade field trip to Lincoln

  • April 7th - 1:00 Dismissal - Professional Development

  • April 12th - Miles of Smiles

  • April 15th - Elementary Spring Concert

  • April 18th - Junior Jazzercise/Dance Recital

  • April 21st - 1:00 Dismissal - Professional Development

  • April 22nd - Earth Day


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BOGO Book Fair!!

Hello families! It's time for one of my favorite times of year, the Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair. We are going to be able to do a physical Book Fair again this Spring and I am so excited to provide the opportunity to do the BOGO event. The Book Fair will be the week of March 29th-April 2nd. It will be open from 7:45am -4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:45am-6:30 pm on Thursday, and from 8am-12:00pm on Friday. For those of you who don’t feel comfortable shopping in person, you will be able to shop at the following link https://www.scholastic.com/bf/plainviewelementaryschool. This is one of my favorite times of the year and I hope it is your kids’ as well! Come and get some great deals on books!

Mrs. Yilk

Testing Season!!!

We are to the part of the year that we, in the education field, like to lovingly call "testing season," and I couldn't be more excited. Students have been working so hard since January on interventions and extensions through IXL. I am excited to see just how much that hard work pays off when it comes to their tests.

If you find that your child is nervous about their upcoming test(s), please remind them that they have everything they need to be amazing! Their teachers have already prepared them with the knowledge they need, so all they need to do is relax and put forth their best effort!!

Two Schools - One Book.....ROUND TWO!!!

Thanks to the amazing and generous donation from Michaels Foods, we were able to purchase a second book to read as a school! On April 12th we will be sending home The World According to Humphrey with the youngest child in each family. We will also send home a reading schedule just like last time.

Nightly chapters will be posted on our school's webpage and on Twitter! If you are not able to read with your child, I would encourage you to have them tune in and listen to one of our amazing teachers read the nightly reading for them!

Field Trips

While every grade level typically has a field trip that they go on, please understand that some places have not opened back up to the public just yet. Teachers are looking for places that are educational, safe, and open to field trips for our students. Please be patient as we continue to look for great opportunities for our students!

Miles of Smiles

The North Central Health Department and Plainview Public Schools have partnered to bring dental health services to preschool and elementary school students through Miles of Smiles.

Please be on the lookout for paperwork coming home with your child that will give you more information on this awesome program!

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Twibell at (402) 336-2406.

ABC's to the end of the Year

Please be on the lookout for a sheet to come home with your child explaining something new to Plainview Elementary this year. We will be counting down to the last day of school using our ABC's!!

Each of the last 26 days of school will have a letter - and each letter will have a theme - the fun of the countdown will be living out each theme!!!

A Message from Mrs. Thompson

- this is a copy of the email that was sent to all parents on March 17th -

I want to first take this opportunity to THANK YOU for allowing me to be a small part of your child's educational career while at Plainview Elementary School. I do, however, want to let you know that I will be leaving Plainview at the end of the summer.

I will miss each and every one of the students that I have met in my time here, and I will not forget the lessons that they have taught me! I have learned true dedication watching our sixth grade boys head straight from basketball practice in one gym to wrestling in another. I have learned perseverance watching kindergarteners learn to find the proper keys on the keyboard week after week so they can type their name. I have learned patience watching third grade students go through fluency work while continuing to show amazing growth. And most importantly, I have learned just how much a smile can brighten a day - from every single student when they walk through the doors (whether it's a smile in their eyes, or now on their mouth).

I will miss them all, but my time here is NOT DONE YET! We are going to have an AMAZING 4th quarter!! I can not wait to celebrate their growth with them as we finish this school year!! We've got over 45 school days to ROCK - and I'm ready to celebrate their accomplishments along with you.

Thank you!