K - 5 Newsletter

Omaha Virtual Elementary School

A Message from Dr. Loewenstein

We made it to mid-quarter! It was so nice to see you at open house this week.

Please be sure to check your learner progress in courses and connect with your teacher if you have questions or concerns. We are here for you. Please review the Learning Coach Corner for information regarding grades and supports.

Thank you!!!

Wendy Loewenstein


Important Dates

Monday, September 20-October 3rd- Online Scholastic Book Fair-details below

Friday, September 24th- No school- Teacher work day

Friday, October 1st- No school-Teacher work day

Friday, September 24th

9am: Office Hours with Wendy--Click here to join the meeting

1pm: Office Hours with Sarah- Click here to join the meeting

Parent teacher conferences will be virtual! Sign-ups coming soon.

Wednesday, October 6th

  • Parent Teacher Conferences @ 4:30 to 8pm

Thursday, October 7th

  • Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00 to 8pm

Friday, October 8th


Tuesday, October 26th -School pictures (more info coming soon)

Learning Coach Corner Newsletter

Learning Coach Corner

Click here for all things Learning Coach!!

Online Book Fair--Starts on Monday!!

Our Online Scholastic Book Fair is from Monday, September 20-October 3rd. Start shopping on Monday!! Click below to get started!

Scholastic Online book fair

Click here to shop!

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* UPDATED * Pacing Guides Below!

2nd-3rd Mrs. Harmon's Class

Hi, everyone!

We are continuing our shark unit for the month of September this week! We will be focusing on author's purpose as well as text and graphic features as we read Sharks.

We started MAP testing this week and will continue next week with math MAP testing. This will dig into our time that we are able to instruct. If your learner is struggling, don't be afraid to reach out. There are resources, videos, and steps that I can send your way. I just ask that you keep me posted! What worked for your learner, might work for someone else's learner, too!

The plan is also to try our first coding lesson this coming week!

On the calendar: No school on Friday, September 24th. Pacing guides are updated to reflect this. I have posted them below. Parent teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, October 6th and 7th. School Pictures are scheduled for October 26th. More details to come about pictures at a later time.

What You Missed at Open House

Signing Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

All parent-teacher conferences are online this year through TEAMS. Here is a link to sign up for a date and time to meet with Mrs. Harmon: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084eabab23a4fa7-mrs20.

Signing for Receiving Student Handbook

All parents and students need to sign a form that show you have read and agree to follow the student handbook. Forms will go home with your child to sign on their face-to-face learning day. Please sign and send the form back with your child the following week. Curious about accessing the student handbook? You can find it here: https://www.omahavirtualschool.org/student-handbooks.html.

Club offered to K-5

There is only one club currently being offered to our 2-3 graders. It is called Get Fit! You will find information about it below. If you are interested, please sign up with your child's iPad here. (click the word here)

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**Updated Pacing Guides**

4th-5th Mark Dowling

Week in Review:

We started our MAP testing this week. I’m SO PROUD of our learners! They put for tremendous effort and stuck with it until the end. We took the Reading test this week. At the end of class we introduced some coding vocabulary. Thank you to those who were able to come to Open House. It was nice to get to talk with you face-to-face.

Looking Ahead:

We will be taking the Math MAP next week. Please make sure your learner remembers their iPad. I will be providing them with paper and pencil to show their work. Please reinforce this at home. Many times, the mistakes they make are silly and could be avoided by writing the problem down.

Parent Teacher Conference sign-ups are now available! Please click the link below and choose a day and time. All conferences will be held on Teams and will each be 10 minutes long.

Conference Sign-ups!

Wednesday, October 6th 4:30-8:00pm

Thursday, October 7th 1:00-8:00pm

Monday and Wednesday morning learners:

· Online Lessons will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

· 4th Grade @ 9:00am

· 5th Grade @ 10:00am

Tuesday and Thursday afternoon learners:

· Online lessons will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday

· 4th Grade @ 1:00pm

· 5th Grade @ 2:00pm

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