Standing Bear News

August 26, 2022

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear Families,

We have had a great start to the school year! Our Boosterthon Fun Run will be starting next week, see the information under the PTO section of this newsletter.

Standing Bear School store is open until August 31st, use the link below to order.

Upcoming Events, so Mark Your Calendars

September 5th- No School (Labor Day)

September 9th- Boosterthon Fun Run

  • PK-K 9:15 - 9:55

    1 10:00 - 10:40

    2 10:45 - 11:15

    4 11:20 - 11:50

    3 11:55 - 12:25

September 12th- Open House (5:30-7:30pm)

September 16th- No School (Curriculum Day for Staff)

September 23rd- No School (Teacher Plan Day)

Take Care

Stay positive, patient and flexible!


Bridget O'Melia

Standing Bear Staff "Shout Out"

If you have a staff member who you want to give a "Shout Out" to, use the QR code below to submit. It is always nice to hear good things! We appreciate all the hard work the Standing Bear staff does each day.
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Girls on the Run

Calling all 3rd & 4th grade girls! Come join our Standing Bear Girls on the Run team! Walkers & runners are welcome. We train for a 5k all while doing team building activities, increasing our self-confidence, making new friendships, and having a lot of fun! Practices begin September 6th and occur every Tuesday & Thursday from 4-5:15. Attendance is mandatory! GOTR is so much fun.

Sign up by going to the website below.

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  • Contact the main office if your child will not be in attendance or late
  • If you will be picking your child up early for any reason
  • If the dismissal procedure for your child has changed (another person picking up, no bus, etc.)
  • Please provide a doctor note for any appointments so we can mark the absence as medical and excused

Phone: (531) 299-2140

Fax: (531) 299-2159

Nurse Fax: (531) 299-2158

Notes from the School Nurse....

Accidents happen: spills, tears, etc. Please leave a change of clothes in your child's backpack. Reminder to return any borrowed clothes to the school nurses office. If you have any clothing donations (sweat pants, leggings all sizes) we are happy to take those from you.

Kindergarten and out of state transfers- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services requires your child have proof of immunizations and a physical on file at school.

Please fax to 531-299-2158 or email the school nurse at with any documents or questions.

When Does My child need to stay home from school....

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PTO Updates

Be sure to check this section often for updates on events!

Standing Bear PTO

@ptostandingbear · Community

Standing Bear Fun Run Details!

Standing Bear Elementary PTO families!

We’re only a day away from our Standing Bear Fun Run and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

⭐️ Log into MYBOOSTER.COM today to get started! ⭐️

Register & share today to help our school reach our goal of $35,000 for students & staff.

PLUS, there are only a FEW DAYS LEFT to register before 08/30/2022. If 80% of the school is registered by 08/31/2022, all students will earn a PJ day!

Check out this 30 second video about our upcoming event >> Click for Fun!

Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

Just a few days until kick off for our Standing Bear Fun Run! You can get a head start by registering your student and donating TODAY to help our school.

Head to MYBOOSTER.COM now to register and give to our fundraiser. Thank you for your support!

Reminder: there are just a few days left to register your student before 08/30/2022. If 80% of the school is registered by 08/31/2022, all students will earn a PJ day.

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School Safety

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

For the safety and security of our students and this building, anyone entering the building must stop in the office first.

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.

We currently have a school staff member assisting your child to breakfast or the classroom at the main doorway for all student’s morning arrival. REMINDER: School doors don’t open until 8:35 AM for classroom entrance and breakfast opening hours.

We ask again not arrive for end of school day pick-up until 3:55pm to prevent traffic flow congestion issues .

Please be attentive and cognizant of all school crossing guard officials and adhere to their requests during student morning drop-off and pick-up times. Our goal is to ensure your child’s overall safety.

School Blackboard Communication

We will be using Blackboard for mass communications to families. All newsletters, updates and reminders will be sent via email or text. Please make sure to contact the office if you need to update your contact information.

Birthday Celebrations

We ask that only non-food items be brought for birthday celebrations. Please check with your child's teacher to discuss day and time for treats to be dropped off.

Arrival Reminders

  • Drop off is 8:35AM, that is when breakfast is open and staff are on duty
  • Please have student(s) ready to get out when you pull up
  • Pull all the way down if able
  • If you need to get out to assist your child, go into the parking lot lane not the main drive
  • If your student is NOT eating breakfast they need to enter through the main front doors rather than the cafeteria doors
  • Grab and Go Breakfast- if your student is eating breakfast, they need to enter the building through the cafeteria doors. They may enter through the main front doors if they choose not to eat the district provided breakfast.

Dismissal and pickup

When parents pull onto school grounds, outside staff will input your family number to indicate that you have arrived. Classroom teachers will get your student(s) ready to dismiss. How this works- We will enter your Family Number into a form, this will be visible to classroom teachers in the building and they will dismiss. Students will be dismissing out the main front doors staggered based on your arrival time. Students will NOT be dismissing out any other doors.

It will be extremely helpful if you let your student(s) know your preferred lane for pick-up. This will help them know to look for you in the main drive or the parking lot lane. Once your student(s) are loaded, you can pull out of the pick-up line to leave.

What you will need at dismissal:

  • You will need to place your car hanger number on your rearview mirror so it is clearly visible to outside staff.

  • You will need to pull all the way down to the front door (as cars move ahead, you move ahead) if you are picking up on the main drive, pull all the way down to the front main entrance or up to the vehicle in front of you. If you are picking up in the parking lot lane, you will still need to pull all the way forward. ALL students will exit out the main front doors.

  • We will call your student(s) out as you arrive, continue to pull forward whenever possible until all your students are loaded.

** Kindergarten students- dismissal will remain the same for parents who walk up to get kindergarten students. If you are choosing to drive through for pick up, parents will still pull up like all other vehicles with their family number visible.

** Early Childhood will remain the same. Parents will need to park and come check out their child.

** Walk up parents- A staff member will be located out front, you can provide them with your family number so teachers are aware you are ready to pickup. You student(s) will then be dismissed.

** Each family will receive 2 car hangers. If you would need additional ones, please contact the office. It is imperative not to lose your issued designated car hanger numbers. Please clearly display upon arrive so there is no confusion to expeditiously release your child for pick-up.


Thank you for everything!

Early Pickup for Students

If you are picking up your students early for a doctor appointment, etc please call the office ahead of time and we will have you child ready to go at the designated time. Parents will need to come into the office to check out your student(s).

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).