Sabetha Elementary eNewsletter

January 2016

From the Principal's Office

Happy New Year! A new year is a time to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. At Sabetha Elementary we continue to focus on using data to drive instructional decisions to meet the needs of each student. Additionally, we continue to focus on how we can utilize technology to make a positive impact on student learning. A personal goal I have for the beginning of 2016 is to continue to get to know each and every student at SES. With over 350 students it has taken some time for me to get to know so many names but I continue to make this a priority.

Thank you for making my first semester at SES very memorable! I am looking forward to another great semester. Together I know we can achieve great things! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Jennifer Gatz

Sabetha PTO Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of the students at Sabetha Elementary School for participating in their classroom spelling bee contests sponsored by the Sabetha PTO. Classroom winners are pictured. Congratulations to Nathan Voos for winning the oral spelling bee contest for grades 5-8th which was held at Sabetha Middle School on January 8th. Nathan along with fellow 5th grade students Bryson Lay and Jonathan Renyer placed in the top seven and will be representing Sabetha at the Nemaha County Spelling Bee on January 23rd at 8:30 am.

Nurses Notes

Welcome New Year! We returned from the holidays with enthusiasm. Everyone seemed

rested and ready to be back. It is a good preventative health measure to send your child to school each day with their water bottle full of water.

The first week quickly turned into a revolving door through my nurse's office. I have been seeing students from several different classrooms that are complaining of stomachache, nausea, or vomiting. Most students with stomach complaints are not running a temperature. I am sending students home with recommendations to avoid milk or milk products until their stomach pain is gone. I always encourage them to get lots of fluids and rest.

If your child has recently vomited at home, please do not send them to school. It is hard for a child to concentrate and learn when they are tired, have a stomachache, or just plain don’t feel well. If your child is running a temperature, remember that we recommend they be fever free without medication for 24 hours before they return.

Thank you for helping to keep the spread of illness to a minimum.

Jann Drahota, RN

Counselors Corner

Word of the Month

The word of the month for January is Leadership. Leaders are those who make the most of every moment, of every opportunity, and of every available resource. - Theodore Roosevelt

Thanks for Supporting Angie's Kids

The staff and students at SES participated in a Hats and Jeans fundraiser to help support Angie's Kids. We raised over $500.00 for this worthwhile cause . Angie McGuire spent countless hours helping children in the community through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program. Her legacy lives on through Angie's Kids.

Upcoming Events

January Events

  • January 8th - PAT Playgroup
  • January 15th- No School Teacher Inservice
  • January 18th - No School MLK
  • January 25th - Site Council 6 pm

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