Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 Recycle Bowl Challenge

Lunch Advisory Meeting

Lunchtime Solutions is having a Lunch Advisory Meeting in the Chadron Public Schools Central Office conference room Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.  This meeting is an opportunity for students and parents to visit about our school lunch program and offer input to the breakfast and lunch programs.  We look forward to seeing you at this meeting and hearing from you!  

Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

Monday, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th Chadron Primary School will host our Parent Teacher Conferences and Annual Scholastic Book Fair.  Conferences on Monday are scheduled and will be in teachers' classrooms so please call the office for availability.  Monday's conferences will run from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Tuesday, conferences will run from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. and will be open in the gym on a first come, first serve basis.  Both days will have 1:30 p.m. dismissals.  There is no Just For Kids after school programming on Monday or Tuesday so please make arrangements.  We will also be hosting the Book Fair.  We look forward to visiting with you!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thank You United Way

Chadron Primary School would like to extend a HUGE thank you to United Way.  Not only did they provide many school supplies through their Stuff the Bus campaign - they also donated a Visa Gift Card to the school so that throughout the year we would be able to help kids in need with school supplies.  Thank you to everyone who made school supply and/or monetary donations to this wonderful cause, we GREATLY appreciate it!

Mrs. Slingsby will be taking care of so many of our kiddos thanks to United Way's generous donation of a Visa Gift Card.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Missing September - Cardinal of the Month

Our sweet little Addisyn G. was absent from school on the day we had our Cardinal of the Month celebration.  She, like the other Cardinals of the Month, has been doing a great job in following our Cardinal Rules.  Congratulations Addisyn, keep up the GREAT work.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cardinals of the Month - September

These students were chosen by their classroom teachers as children who exemplify our three Cardinal Rules:  1.  Be Safe, 2.  Be Respectful, and 3.  Be Responsible.  They were honored at our Cardinal of the Month breakfast in the teachers' lounge.  Congratulations kiddos and keep up the great work!

Breakfast with Princessipal Uhing

Front Row (L to R):  Kindergarten ~ Lillian O., Ellianna S., Miley R., and Kallie B.
Middle Row (L to R):  First Grade ~ Brody H., Anna A., Ellie D., and Raimee G.
Back Row (L to R):  Second grade ~ Raelynn D., Brynn B., and Jason H.  - missing Addison G.

Silly students

First Grade Art Work

Mrs. Ferguson's First Grade students created some wonderful pictures of a farmer with a hay rack.  They had an example; however,  this was all done free handed.  Such creative work from these hard working first graders.

Cardinals Committed Visit Again

Chadron Primary students were treated to a visit from Cardinals Committed softball players.  The players took time out of their lunch hour to come have lunch and visit with our students.  The little Cardinals want to wish our softball girls GOOD LUCK at districts which are hosted here in Chadron today (10/5) and tomorrow (10/6).  We hope families can go and support our Cardinals.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Battle of the Box Tops!!!


Chadron Primary School will have a contest to help collect Box Tops for Education. We will do two contest one in the fall and one in the spring.  The Battle of the Box Tops will run from Oct. 2nd through Oct. 26th.. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops during this time period will earn a Pizza Party.

Regular Box Tops: Bundle these into groups of 50 using rubber bands, envelopes or baggies. Label each bundle with "50" on the outside. If you do not have “50” please count and label the outside of bag with the quantity and your child's teacher’s name.
Bonus certificates: Bundle all of your bonus certificates together, making sure none of them are attached to collection sheets.
Check your collection sheets: Make sure Box Tops are only glued or taped to the collection sheets, not stapled.

Box Tops are different from Campbell's Labels for Education. We do not collect the Campbell's Labels for Education. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each. Campbell’s Labels for Education are worth points, where you earn merchandise.

We will send home new collection sheets for you and your student to attach Box Tops.  When you have completed a collection sheet, simply return it to school with your child’s name and teacher’s name.  If you need additional sheets, please let your child’s teacher know.

Last year 2016/2017 Battle of the Box Tops we collected $1,107.30 in Box Tops. We used the money to purchase playground balls and hula hoops for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you for all your hard work.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thank You all so much!!!

I wanted to take a moment to send out a quick and HUGE  THANK YOU to each and every person who made the Penny Wars Fundraiser a success! Without the help from the CPS staff,
​principals, ​
students, parents, and community members, we NEVER would have raised $2814 for the Kubo family. I know without a doubt that the money you all raised has not only lifted a piece of the  financial burden that they are feeling, but it has raised their spirits knowing that they have a community that is backing them in the battle that Barb and the family are currently going through. Your efforts are appreciated more than you will ever know! Thank you!
Jennifer Cattnach
Chadron High/Middle School
Physical Education and Health

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chadron State College's Elmo Eagle Visits Chadron Primary School

Chadron State College's Elmo Eagle recently visited Chadron Primary School ~ he joined a couple of classes during lunch and then visited individual Kindergarten classes.  Students had the opportunity to give high fives and hugs to Elmo as well as participate in a coloring contest; the chosen winners will get to ride the Homecoming float with Elmo Saturday, September 23, 2017 (winners will be notified via phone call to parents/guardians).  Thank you Chadron State College and Elmo!

Taking a break during lunch!

Hanging out with our Kindergarten friends.

More Kindergarten fun!

Elmo was quite active!

Elmo liked the stuffed animals. 

Elmo and Princessipal Uhing during lunch.

Make Your Lunch Payments Online!

Make Your Lunch Payments Online!
Campus Online Payments is a reliable and secure payment processing solution that allows you to submit lunch payments 24/7 via the Portal. Payments can be made for one child or the entire household. First Step - Sign up for Campus Portal Access. (Check with the building secretary) Second Step - Visit and click on Campus Portal. Log on and click on Payments. Follow the prompts to set up payment via eCheck.
It is quick and easy!
Through the Campus Portal you can view individual or family meal account balances, sign up to receive low balance e-mail notifications, and view daily meal purchases in real time.
Plus: There is an App - the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal app. With the app, you can view meal account balances for one or multiple children, plus check grades. The app can be downloaded for free from Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon, depending on your device. Payments cannot be made through the App and you have to refresh the app to see the most current information.

THANK YOU ~ Creative Dining

Chadron Primary School would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Creative Dining Services.  Deb Kuskie organized a school supply drive and the employees of Creative Dining were able to donate a large amount of supplies to the Primary School.  These supplies will be able to help students in need and we greatly appreciate the kindness and generosity shown.  Thank you again!!

Princessipal Uhing accepts the generous school supply donation from Creative Dining and Deb Kuskie at Monday Night's Board Meeting

Chadron State Park ~ BIOBLITZ

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Todd Green Musical Performance at CSC ~ TONIGHT

Primary School Students were treated to an amazing musical performance sponsored by Chadron State College.  Todd Green plays over 30 string, flute, and percussion instruments from all over the world.  His custom-built electronics system allows him to layer instrument sounds as he plays and in effect turns him into a high-tech one-man-band of World Music.  His concert features original music inspired by more than a half dozen cultures in the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa. We hope you can join us for his public performance:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Memorial Hall
Chadron State College

Tickets:  Adults           $15.00
Seniors/Students          $13.00
1 Student FREE with each paying adult

This program is made possible with the support of Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Good Citizens in 2nd Grade

Mrs. Page and Mrs. Sandstrom took their students out and about last week to help pick up trash.  The students found a great deal of trash to pick up around the football stadium and were able to help out by cleaning up.  A HUGE thank you to these two 2nd grade classes for excellent citizenship ~ a job well done!!

Monday, September 11, 2017


The August 21st eclipse may be over but the 2nd graders used their library time to further explore the event by programing Ozobot robots to demonstrate how the eclipse occurred.  Students used OzoCodes to create the elliptical orbit of the moon.  Students were engaged and inspired when the topic came alive after successfully programming the Ozobot robots!






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Parent Information Night

Please join us Tuesday, September 12, 2017 for our Parent Information Night from 5:00 - 7:00p.m.  This is unlike the Meet and Greet where you could drop in and out of classrooms throughout the building in that we will have scheduled times for each grade level.  While we enjoy seeing your students every day, this meeting is just for parents, thank you for your consideration.  Ms. Uhing will begin by having all families of the designated classes join in the gym for a brief review of some things that pertain to all grades.  Please come directly to the gym at the designated times below, sign in, and following the presentation, you will head to your child's individual classroom.  Thank you again for all of your support and participation in events at Chadron Primary School.

Gym - Uhing Child's Homeroom
* 5:00 - 5:15 p.m. ~ 1st Grade * 5:20 - 5:50 p.m. ~ 1st Grade
* 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. ~ Kindergarten * 5:55 - 6:25 p.m. ~ Kindergarten
* 6:10 - 6:25 p.m. ~ 2nd Grade * 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. ~ 2nd Grade

District Students Lead Fundraiser for Kubo Family

Chadron Public School students at all four buildings are challenged to raise money to offset costs to the Steve Kubo family who are coping with medical treatments and expenses for a member of their family. Steve Kubo is a long time employee of Chadron Public Schools and works in all four buildings as well as drives bus for many of our student activities and field trips.

District students will start today with a fundraiser called Penny Wars. This will be a competition between the High School, Middle School, Intermediate School, and the Maintenance Crew. The Primary Building will be doing a Penny War between each of their classrooms.

For those of you whom have never heard of a Penny War, here are the rules. Each building or classroom will have a container for themselves as well as a container labeled for each of the other schools. The goal is to deposit as many pennies as they can in the next two weeks into their container. with each penny counting as 1 pt. towards their total. At the same time they can deposit any silver colored coins into the other containers of the other teams or classrooms. This will be a negative point value for whomever’s container they put it in. For example, if a high school student puts a quarter in the middle school bucket, that would be -25 pts. toward the middle school’s overall point value.

This competition will run for the next two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, the goal is to have more points than any other building or classroom. We would love to get parents and community involved in this great fundraiser. Hopefully you will see containers during Parent Teacher Conferences, feel free to stop in at any building to help contribute, and/or help your kiddo bring pennies or silver coins to their buildings!! 

ALL proceeds will be given to the Kubo’s to use however they need to as they go through this difficult situation.

Patriot Day

Patriot Day happens every year and is observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance. It lands on September 11th of each year in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. A bill to make a national day of mourning on September 11th was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001, but it wasn’t actually declared as Patriot Day until 2002. Today, the American flag is flown at half-staff at the White House as well as at all U.S. government buildings. It is also encouraged that American flags get hung on the houses of Americans throughout the country. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Meet and Greet


Please join us for the Chadron Primary Meet and Greet tonight from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  You will have the opportunity to bring your labeled school supplies as well as meet your teacher(s) and explore the school.  We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to the nest!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Road Construction - PLEASE READ!!!!

******  Road Construction Around Middle School and Primary School ******

The City of Chadron will begin road construction at the intersection of 6th and Ann Streets and roads will be blocked beginning on August 16th.  The construction project will impact drop off and pick up at Chadron Middle School and Chadron Primary School.  The map below shows the areas that will be blocked and suggested traffic routes.  Also, please note that there will be no through traffic in the parking lot and the gate will be closed during school hours (Please note how this will NOT allow for Pick Up or Drop Off on the East or North sides of the Primary Building.) . Thank you for your understanding.

Closed Streets:
6th Street from King to Chapin
Ann Street from 5th Street to 7th Street

Recommended Drop Off Procedures:

Option #1:

Go East on 8th St. and drop off along 8th St. next to War Memorial Park
Go East on 8th St. and turn North on Ann St. and drop off on Ann St.

Option #2:

Drop off students on Cedar Street using parking spots along the east side of football field (west side of Cedar Street)
Students can access the Primary School using the sidewalk between the football field and high school

Option #3:

Get fit and walk!! 😁🚶

Recommended Pick Up Procedures:
Pick up along Ann St.
Pick up along 8th St.
Use parking spots on Cedar St. along the football field

*****Please be patient and safe, watching out for children and cars.*****

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017 Eclipse Viewing Information

Solar Eclipse Viewing

On Monday, August 21, 2017 Chadron Public Schools will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing and Sack Lunch for our students.  A signed permission slip is REQUIRED for participation in this viewing so please look for the permission slip in the packet of information sent home on the first day of school. We look forward to sharing this experience with our students!

Important Back to School Dates

Welcome Back to another exciting school year at Chadron Primary School!!  We are very excited about welcoming you to the Cardinal Family and to the Nest!  We have some important upcoming dates you will want to mark on your calendars:

August 15th ~  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet (please bring your labeled school supplies, meet your child's teacher and tour the school)

August 16th ~ FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

August 16th, 17th, and 18th ~ 1:30 p.m. Dismissals (there is no Just for Kids after school programming on these dates so please make arrangements to pick up your child)

August 21st ~ Solar Eclipse Viewing (we will have an 11:30 a.m. lunch for all kiddos and will be providing a sack lunch during the viewing) . ***A Solar Eclipse Permission form is REQUIRED before viewing - watch for this in the first day of school packet being sent home!!!***

August 22nd ~ First Day for Just for Kids after school programming

Please continue to check our blog and watch for notes home in regards to paperwork required.  We cannot wait to see you all!!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Chadron Primary - School Supply List 2017-2018

Please check the right side of the blog for our link to the 2017-2018 School Supply List. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for our Meet and Greet: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, tour the school, and bring your labeled school supplies. We are anxious to see you all. Remember - school starts Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be 1:30 p.m. dismissals.             

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