Bluejay Bulletin

November 22, 2021

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Bryan Families,


With the upcoming break, it is perfect timing to remind parents about the power of play. One of the most effective tools a parent has is time and attention. Students need and crave it, even if they do not always show it!


I hope you are able to find ways to spend carefree time together. The activity is not as important as your attention. If the weather is nice, I encourage you to find 5 minutes to go outside in the fresh air and sunlight…take a walk, throw a ball, or go to the park and swing. Even as the weather turns cold... play cards, do a puzzle, or play a game. Any activity will do!


Throughout elementary, students start to make more decisions and are expected to handle more responsibility. Yet, each student relishes opportunities to play as they did when they were younger. I hope you find ways to play with your child(ren) and have a wonderful break.


Best,

Jimmy Feeney III

Principal


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Issues are arising in our Parking Lot at dismissal. The main two reasons are a lack of patience and people leaving their cars unattended. If you are parked next to a curb, you need to stay in your vehicle.


At dismissal, the parking lot is very full. Patience and understanding is required. We need to utilize the space along the curb and keep traffic flowing so do not exit your vehicle unless you are in a parking stall.


Due to the safety concerns with 144th Street at dismissal, the congestion is a lot. We have many cars and people moving in different directions and it can be a very busy environment. We typically have a 10 minute period that cars back-up trying to get back on 144th Street. Please plan accordingly so patience is possible. Here are a few parking lot reminders:
  • Students should enter and exit vehicles only in the drop off lane near the curb.
  • Please only exit your vehicle if you are in a parking stall.
  • Please use the crosswalk.
  • If you use a handicapped stall, your handicapped tags need to be visible.

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Health Room Information

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COVID Symptoms

Any of the following symptoms:

sudden onset of cough, sudden onset of shortness of breath, or sudden loss of taste or smell, OR

Two or more of the following symptoms:

a fever of 100.4 or above, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or fatigue.

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2020-2021 NSCAS Student Reports

Hello 4th & 5th Grade Parents,


As you know, last year was unique. The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) still administered the state tests in the spring. The student reports can now be shared.


Your child's report (ELA and mathematics scores) can be found in our Synergy apps called ParentVUE and StudentVUE. Look in the Documents tab in the ParentVUE / StudentVUE apps on your mobile device. If you are not using these mobile apps you can find the Synergy link on the Millard Public Schools homepage. If you need assistance logging into ParentVUE or Synergy, please call our PAL (Parent Assistance Line) at 402-715-8000.


New state tests are also being piloted this year by the NDE. A letter from NDE sharing more about state testing and the student reports can be found here.


Note: Last year the state was developing the science test (5th & 8th), thus no scores were reported.


Please reach out if you have any questions about these assessments or your child’s score.

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Lost & Found

All un-claimed items will be donated over Winter Break.
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Work for Millard:

Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding job? Do you love kids?

Want to do something meaningful each day? We are hiring for most positions!


Things to like: Flexible hours – great for parents/students, variety of hours, no weekends, great pay, summers off for many positions, family-first place to work.


Come SHINE with us at Millard! #SHINEwithMPS

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