Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Primary Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

     The students at Chadron Primary School are celebrating October 29-November 2 in honor of what has been designated as Red Ribbon Week.  Besides distributing Red Ribbons to encourage students to take a stand against drugs,  Mr. Bach, Primary Guidance Counselor and Ms. Amanda Chytka, School Nurse, have developed a theme for each day of the week.  The themes are as follows:
Monday - "Red Day" - Wear as much red clothing as possible; Tuesday, "Roundup Against Drugs: - Wear cowboy/cowgirl clothing; Wednesday - "Put a Scare on Drugs" - Wear a Halloween costume; Thursday - "Sock it to Drugs" - Wear crazy socks; Friday - "Team Up Against Drugs" - Wear sports clothing such as a team jersey or team T-shirt.
     The students and staff are having a lot of fun dressing up to promote being "Drug Free."

Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Well Attended

     The Parent-Teacher Conferences that were held on October 22-23 were well attended by parents of students at the Primary School.  The percentage of parents were as follows:  Kindergarten - 91% (Mrs. Fisher-88%; Mrs. Hoffman-100%; Ms. Schmid-94%; Mrs. Landreth-   82%); First Grade - 86% (Mrs. Bounous-95%; Mrs. Claussen-88%; Mrs. Ferguson-72%; Mrs. Gardner-90%); Second Grade - 88% (Mrs. Cogdill-85%; Mrs. Hendrickson-95%; Mrs. Hudson-89%; Mrs. Uhing-84%).
     The Primary Staff very much appreciates the fact that so many of its parents attended the conferences.  If you are still needing to conference with one of your children's teachers, please call that teacher at 432-0710 and schedule a conference with them.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Primary Book Fair Was a Huge Success

     The Primary School Book Fair generated $2,959 during its displays on October 22 and October 23 during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  The money that was collected will purchase approximately 185 books worth $1678 for the Primary School Library.  Parents and staff are to be commended for their support and purchases.   It is always exciting to see parents and grandparents encourage their children and grandchildren to read by buying them a book.   Thank you for helping our students to become great readers.
     The winners of the Book Fair drawings were Cade Smith, Noah Wirth; Eliana Uhing, Brady Daniels, Trace Shaw, Afton Jimerson, Caden Buskirk, Aiden Dressel, Kyra Kubo, Natalie Carattini, Aspen Graves, Trey Williamson, Kourtney Hawk, Haylee Wild, Kadence Goode, Kyndall Carnahan, Tayton Shaw, Madison Graves, Lauren Rasmussen, and Mason Marcy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Elmo Coloring Contest Winners Announced

The Alumni Office at Chadron State College has announced the winner of Elmo's Homecoming Coloring Contest.  The winners from the Primary Building are:

Kindergarten                                           First-Second Grades
Anabell Griewank                                   Josie Downing
Taegan Bach                                           Jason Jensen
Zane Cullers                                           Kyndall Carnahan

Congratulation students.  We will look forward to seeing you on Elmo's Float in the Chadron State College Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 27th.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd

     Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held on Monday, October 22, and Tuesday, October 23 at Chadron Primary School.  The conferences will begin at 3:00 P.M. and conclude at 7:00 P.M. both of those days.  Parents of children whose last names begins with A-L are scheduled to come from 3:00-7:00, and parens of children whose last name begins with M-Z are scheduled to come from 5:00-7:00.  If you cannot make it at the times that we have you scheduled, you may come anytime during the hours 3:00-P.M.-7:00 P.M.  Teachers are also willing to schedule conferences, if you cannot come either evening.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Several of Chadron Volunteer Firemen gave fire prevention tips to the students at Chadron Primary School on Monday, October 8, during what was designated as "Fire Prevention Week."  The firemen who volunteered their afternoon were Bob Tiensvold, Mike Provance, Steven Boeselager, Jack Rhembrandt, Jarret Johnson, and Jason Clark.
     The fireman displayed three different fire vehicles with equipment and showed the students how the equipment works and allowed them to spray some water.  The firemen also let the students hear what a smoke alarm sounds like, discussed how the students can prevent a fire, what students should do in case of a fire, what number students should call in case of an emergency, how to "stop, drop, and roll," the importance of having an evacuation plan, and other relevant information.

Friday, October 12, 2012

CSC's Eagle Mascot is a "Big Hit" at Chadron Primary

     On Friday, October 5, Chadron State College's mascot Elmo, Mrs. Leslie Bargen from the Alumni Office, and Lindsey Cummings from the Student Alumni Council visited the Primary Building to encourage students to participate in the annual CSC  Homecoming Coloring Contest.  Mrs. Bargen gave the coloring sheets to classroom teachers who sent them home with their students on Friday, October 5th.  The students were encouraged to do their best job coloring and to return the coloring sheets to school no later than Friday, October 12th.  The sheets will be judged and the winners will be informed sometime next week.
     There will be six winners chosen from Chadron Primary Building.  Three of them will be Kindergartners and three of them will be from the 1st and 2nd Grade classrooms.  The contest winners will win a T-Shirt and will have the opportunity to ride with Elmo on the CSC Homecoming float on Saturday, October 27th.

CSC Wrestlers Read to Kinders

     Interim Chadron State Wrestling Coach Brett Hunter brought 26 of his wrestlers to Chadron Primary Building on Friday, September 28, to read to Mrs. Fisher's and Ms. Schmid's Kindergarten students.  Coach Hunter, with Mrs. Alcorn's permission, has arranged for a group of CSC Wrestlers to come to Chadron Primary every Friday, when both the schools' and the wrestlers' schedules permit, to read to two of the four Kindergarten classes.
     According to the Kindergarten teachers, the children had a great time listening to the stories that the CSC students read and look forward to the next time their "Reading Buddies" visit them again.  For the Kindergarten students at Chadron Primary School, it is a way to reinforce the importance of reading, and to  Coach Hunter and the CSC Wrestlers, it is a great way to give back to the community.
     Thank you Coach Hunter and CSC Wrestlers.  Good luck this season.  We will be cheering for all of you!