Standing Bear News

February 6, 2020

Message from the Principal

Standing Bear Families,

We have already passed 100 days of school and we are over 100 days smarter! Students celebrated and we saw many very "old" students running around Standing Bear (See pics below).

The Valentine's Day parties will be held on Friday, February 14th @ 3:00pm. If your child is preparing valentines to hand out in class, they must prepare one for each child in the room so all students feel included.

New phone number: The new main office number is 531-299-2140.

Standing Bear Yearbook: Please submit photos for the year book using the following email

Author Jan Brett

Jan Brett is hosting a contest for a chance to win an author visit from her. The school that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest will win a free school visit from Jan in the 2020 school year. Contest ends Monday April 20, 2020.

Please enter your name and the information of the school you would like to win a free Jan Brett visit. One email address entry per person. Duplicate email addresses will be removed. All emails will be verified before the winning entry is announced. If you are under the age of 13, please use your parent's email address.

Standing Bear families, this is a great opportunity! Please take a few seconds to submit your entry for us!

Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!


* 11th- PTO Meeting 6:30pm

* 14th- Valentine's Classroom Party 3:00pm

* 17th- No School (Presidents' Day)

* 28th- Early Childhood Application Day (See information below)

  • Book Fair/Family Night (more information to come)


* 2nd- Dr. Seuss Day!

* 4th/5th- Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • 4th (4:30pm-8:00pm)
  • 5th (12:30pm-7:30pm)

* 17th- St. Patrick's Day! Wear Your Green!


Mark your Calendars Cubs- Read Across America Week!

We will be celebrating Read Across America during the week of February 24th - 28th with literacy related dress-up days.

Mon. Feb. 24th: Read My Shirt- Wear a shirt with writing on it.

Tues. Feb. 25th: Hats off to a Good Book- Wear a hat.

Wed. Feb. 26th: Favorite Book Character- Dress up like your favorite character.

Thurs. Feb. 27th: Backwards/Inside Out Day- Wear your clothes backwards or inside out.

Fri. Feb. 28th: I'm a Super Reader- Wear a superhero shirt.

Mon. March 2nd- Any items related to Dr. Seuss

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Cool cubs spotlight..

Congratulations to David Dadabaev!

If you see 4th Grader David Dadabaev, congratulate him! David is the runner-up representative for Standing Bear and the Omaha Public Schools in this years spelling bee!! Way to go David!

Way To Go CUBS!!

Blue Cup Challenge Winners got to watch Mr. Nelsen take the "Polar Plunge" on a cold and snowy day! Thanks Mr. Nelsen for providing such a fun day for our winners.
Blue Cup Plunge

PTO information

PTO Upcoming events: Dine to Donate Event

February 9th: Dine to Donate Event benefiting Standing Bear Elementary

* PTO Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30pm in the school library. Parents are welcome to attend.

2020-2021 Early Childhood Education

Omaha Public Schools

Early Childhood Classrooms

Standing Bear Elementary

We’re recruiting 3 and 4 year olds for our

Early Childhood Classrooms in 2020-2021!

If you have a child who will:

· Turn 3 or 4 years old on or before July 31, 2020

· Would benefit from a high-quality learning environment

APPLY ON February 28, 2020 from 9:30am-11:30am or 12:30pm-3:30pm at


10828 Old Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68164

Only the parent/legal guardian with custody may complete the application.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Bring your child with you. All applicants must be administered the academic screening.
  • Your child’s original birth certificate
  • Your child’s up to date immunization record
  • Proof of address in the parent/legal guardian’s name (OPPD, MUD, Cox or Century Link bill, letter from Nebraska Health & Human Services, or lease/purchase agreement)
  • Income Verification: Proof of Family Income for the previous 12 months (2019), including TANF/ADC, SSI, Child Support, 1098, 1099, 1040, 8453, all 2019 W2s, 12 months of check stubs, and/or letter from employer.

Please note: Our preschool program is funded by state and federal grants that require us to select students based on a number of factors. Applying for our program, does not guarantee that your child will be enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year.

Strive For 95!

School Attendance

Good Job Standing Bear Students! We are continuing to show good attendance each month. Classrooms have a chart outside of their doors indicating the percentage of students in attendance for the week. We continue to STRIVE FOR 95%!

Remember, every minute counts!

nurses notes

Advise for Staying Healthy....

Help Your Family Stay Healthy

Wash your hands: Children and adults with the flu can infect others before their symptoms even show up. Washing your hands regularly with soap and water helps prevent the spread of germs.

Cover your cough and sneeze: Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, this helps stop the spread of germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth: Doing so can spread germs from your hands.

Practice healthy 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. Having a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to fight illness.


Parent Portal: Below are instructions to access the parent portal and create an account. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the main office for your personal code.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

We welcome all parents to visit Standing Bear Elementary. For the safety and security of our students and this building, we require that all parents get a visitor badge from the office when going past the main entrance. If you enter through the cafeteria doors, please also stop by the office if walking your child to their classroom. Thank you for taking the extra steps to help ensure our school is a safe place to learn.

Drop Off Zone

We ask that you please continue to pull all the way down to the second crosswalk if possible (by main front doors). We can then unload around 10 vehicles rather than 5. Also, we have some very excited and responsible "Ambassadors" to assist with opening your car doors for easy drop off.

School Messenger

We will be using the School Messenger (Robo call or email) to communicate this year. Please make sure to contact the office if you need to update your contact information.

Birthday Celebrations

We ask that you contact your child's teacher to determine if there is a good time to bring in birthday items. We ask that all items be non-food items, due to student allergies. Thank you!

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).