Grace Abbott Elementary

October 25, 2019

Principal: Dr. Erik Chaussee,

Secretary: Cindy Wrenn,



In April of 2019 students in grades 3-5 at Abbott and across the state were assessed using the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS). This article will be the first in a series of articles about our results. The first table below shows our results compared to the district and state. Percent mastery means the percent of students who mastered or passed the test. Note the scores below are the combined grade levels. ELA means English Language Arts or reading.

Each school is assigned a ranking as determined by several factors, mainly the assessment results. It is called Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQueSTT). All public schools in the state are ranked 1-4 (needs improvement, good, great, and excellent) with 4 being the highest. Our current ranking (for last year) is 4 which is an improvement from last year’s rating of a 3., There are five factors that determine this which can be found on the NDE website.

The second chart shows Abbott’s scores the last two years. As can be seen, we had a great improvement in ELA and math. Again the scores are percent of students who passed.

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Calling all Parents! You are invited to attend our next PTO meeting on Tuesday, November 5th, at 6:30 pm in the library. All NEW attendees will receive a $10 Amigos Gift Certificate - just in time for our Amigos night on November 7th. We hope to see you on November 5th!


Abbott students and staff will be selling honey as a fundraiser for the Ollie Webb Center on November 3rd, at HyVee. If you would like to volunteer please see the attached flyer. We have sold over 600 bottles in the past 7 years.

If you would like to buy a bottle of honey, bottles will be available in the school office on Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st. The cost is $6 for one bottle or $5 each for more than one.

To find more information about the Ollie Webb Center:

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Are you or someone you know looking for meaningful work and flexible hours with a competitive wage and benefits package? Millard Public Schools is hosting a job fair for all employment categories: paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, teachers, van drivers, job coaches, food service employees, custodial/maintenance staff and more!

Millard Public Schools Job Fair

Monday November 4

Don Stroh Administration Center

5606 S. 147th Street

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Please see the links below to find out more about our Box Top collection and you can make a contribution to our school!

Hy-Vee Cash for Students

Save your Hy-Vee receipts from any Omaha / Papillion Hy-Vee store from September 1st through December 31st. Gas receipts, diner, coffee shop and pharmacy are accepted. Hy-Vee will donate $1 for every $200 spent during this time period to our school. Send your receipts to school. If you receive your receipts via email you can now forward them to

Don’t forget to ask family and friends for their receipts!

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