Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Welcome Back to School

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Chadron Primary School Staff is excited to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year.  As we enter the new school year we would like to review a few reminders about the Primary Building.  

School begins at 8:00 a.m and dismissal is 3:15 p.m.  Please watch the calendar, blog, and remind messages for 1:30 p.m. dismissals.  The first three days of school will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. and students need to be picked up promptly as our staff has meetings and trainings to attend.  Supervision on the playground begins at 7:50 a.m. and following school until 3:30 p.m.  We ask you do not drop students off without supervision until 7:50 a.m. and upon dismissal, please do not allow your students to play on the playground equipment until after 3:30 p.m. for the safety of those students dismissing.  

During drop off and pick up times please understand the concept of STOP - DROP and ROLL (stop the vehicle completely without parking or exiting the vehicle yourself), (drop your student off with a quick kiss, hug, and positive encouragement for the day), and (roll on down the road to begin your glorious day).  With over 200 students, traffic becomes quite congested and the ramp in front of the building is NOT for parking during these times.  Please also be respectful of the back parking lots (East side) of the Primary and Middle school buildings - these are for STAFF PARKING ONLY - not areas to drop off or pick up students, we have also designated this as a safe area for students to walk between the Primary, Middle, and High School buildings!!!  Parking is available along Shelton St., Ann St., and 7th St. and the police department will be monitoring the area to keep our students safe.  Thank you for being respectful of the procedures put in place to help keep students safe and traffic flowing.  

We would also like to remind everyone that your student must be registered for the upcoming school year PRIOR to the first date of school (August 14th).  For our returning first and second grade students, that should not involve any registration paperwork; however, for new students (grades K, 1, and 2), please make sure the registration packet, including any immunizations, physicals, and vision exams are completed and documentation given to Tricia Berry at the High School (432-0707).  Unfortunately, if your student is missing any of the required paperwork he/she will NOT be allowed to attend until the necessary paperwork has been received by the district.  Any questions on registration can be directed to Tricia (School Registrar) or Chrissy (Secretary) at the Primary Building (432-0710).  Any further information about requirements can be found in the Student/Parent Handbook located on the District web page   

Following are some dates and times you will want to mark on your calendar and the school supplies list can be found on the right column of this blog post.  We look forward to seeing you all!!

August 13th ~ 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ~ Meet and Greet (bring your school supplies and meet your new teacher)
August 14th ~ First Day of School!! 1:30 p.m. Dismissal
August 15th ~ 1:30 p.m. Dismissal
August 16th ~ 1:30 p.m. Dismissal
August 20th ~ First Day of Just For Kids (JFK) after school program

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Chadron Public Schools is in need of certified substitute teachers.  If you would be interested in working with students while earning extra income, please consider completing one of the applications linked with the two  certificates below.

State Substitute Teaching Certificate:
Gaining the State Substitute Teaching Certificate requires that you have held a teaching certificate in Nebraska, or a state with equivalent requirements. This would indicate that you have completed a teacher preparation program at the bachelor’s degree level at minimum, as well as the necessary human relations and special education courses.  

Local Substitute Teaching Certificate:
Gaining the Local Substitute Teaching Certificate requires that you have completed at least 60 hours of college credit in an educator preparation program, and the human relations course requirement
Stop in and visit the Chadron Public Schools Central Office or call 432-0700 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Non-Public Schools Special Education Meeting

Principal Uhing Gets Duct Taped to the Wall!

After a few weeks of fundraising for our ACES (All Children Experience Success) positive behavior program, our students hit their goal of $300 to duct tape Principal Uhing to the wall!  Students brought change and dollar bills to add to the buckets to get to their goal and on Friday, she was stuck!  Her daughters helped complete the fun with one over her mouth and students were so excited to celebrate their fund raising.  The money donated goes to our ACES rewards throughout the year and to support our End of Year Celebration.  Thank you to all of the families and staff that made this event and year a HUGE success!

Perfect Attendance

These Chadron Primary School students received Perfect Attendance awards for the ENTIRE YEAR!!  With all we have going on throughout the year, including sessions of sickness, this is no easy task!  Thank you to all of the family support that helps our littlest birds attend every day!  Congratulations kiddos!  Enjoy your summer!
Perfect Attendance Awards:
Back Row:  Principal Uhing
Middle Row:  Philip E., Roudy S., and Garner C.
Front Row:  Braden B., Isabella W., and Kylan V.

Silly crew

Thank You United Methodist Church Sunday School Group

Chadron Public Schools would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the United Methodist Church Sunday School Group for making another generous donation to our negative lunch balances across the district!  These students continue to do amazingly good work that helps so many other kiddos.  We want to thank all of the United Methodist congregation for their support of Chadron Public Schools. 

ACES End of Year Celebration

Chadron Primary School is so fortunate to have so many incredible donors for our ACES (All Children Experience Success) positive behavior program.  Throughout the year, we support students in positive ways and continually encourage positive choices.  Students are able to earn Cardinal Coupons that allow them the chance to be chosen for monthly drawings from the prize cart.  Outstanding students are also honored by their teachers as being chosen as our Cardinals of the Month; those students are treated to breakfast in the teachers' lounge.  At the end of the year, students all gather in the gym for our End of Year ACES Celebration where donations from businesses and individuals are awarded to students drawn from the coupons.  We do drawings from each class and then our big prize drawings from each grade level.  Our program would not operate without the generous support from our community members and Chadron Primary families.  Thank you all for such a successful year and for bringing joy to the lives of our littles.
Ready for the BIG Celebration

Thank you to our AMAZING donors!

ACES Graduation

Chadron Primary School is proud to implement our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) which is called ACES (All Children Experience Success).  Part of our successful supports is to help students make better choices with the help of a behavior notebook and a "check in" "check out" person who is there to support and offer encouragement.  We are so proud to announce a graduation of one of our students from our notebook program.  This little guy has grown so much in making good choices and has had a tremendous year.  He was able to have his graduation celebration with some of his close friends and teachers!  Congratulations kiddo, we are so PROUD of you!

Scavenger Hunt

Chadron Primary Students enjoyed the last day of school with a scavenger hunt close to school.  Students had to take pictures with a variety subjects for the photograph, including the high school marquee, for sale signs, on a slide, in the shape of a letter, with strangers doing the YMCA, and shaking a high school teachers hand to name a few.  Students and teachers had so much fun exploring town and gathering crazy pictures.  We want to thank all of the Chadron Primary Families for another great school year and we hope you all have great summers!

These little rascals put a for sale sign on my car!

The Letter K for one kindergarten team!

An address with 17 in it
Statue of Liberty 

Abbey Road reenactment
For Sale sign

Human pyramid

By a bus

Nebraska Flag flying high

Planking in an unusual place

By a Cardinal

A butterfly


Jumping in the air

With a lifeguard

With our mission statement and a Cardinal

With a license plate from another state

In a cramped space

Shaking a high school teacher's hand