Monday, December 21, 2015

Kindergarten Christmas Program on December 21st

     The Chadron Primary Kindergarten students will perform at the annual Christmas Program on Monday, December 21st, at 7:00 P.M.  Parents of Kindergarten students should have their children at the Chadron High School Auditorium by 6:45 P.M. on that evening.  Parents can use the east or west entrances to the high school.
       School personnel will be available in the hallways to direct the students to a classroom where they will remain until they go on stage.  The classrooms will have a sign with the Kindergarten teacher's name outside the door.  At the conclusion of the program, parents can pick their child up in the same room that their child was dropped off.
     We hope to see you and your family at the program.   School will be dismissed at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 23, and will resume on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  We want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 11, 2015

November Cardinals of the Month

Cardinals of the Month chosen for the month of November are: Thaivunh Sayaloune, Brynnar Bach, Jayce Hoffman, Hunter Huffman - Kindergarten; Carter Peters, Kushi Chaudhari, Kylie Mattmiller, Sophie Watson - First Grade; and Paige Slingby, Keya Hand, Trey Pilcher - Second Grade. Pizza with the Principal will be on Friday, December 11th.  Congratulations to the November Cardinals.

Primary Students Continue to Collect Food for Local Food Bank

     The students and parents of Chadron Primary School can continue to collect non-perishable items for the local food bank until Friday, December 18th.  Thanks to all of you parents who have been so generous in sharing /purchasing food for this worthwhile endeavor.  Your contributions are appreciated by so many of the members of our community in need.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cardinals of the Month for October

The following students were chosen as Cardinals of the Month:

Kindergarten - Kendrick Trovato, Brynn Buskirk, Dakota Catches-Ornelas, and Ami Gartner
First Grade - Draegon Leonard, Matt Lien, Macy Bach, and Emmerson Landreth
Second Grade - Tristin Fry, Shanna Gunwall, and Wesley Margetts

These students will enjoy a pizza lunch on Friday, November 6th.  Congratulations, Cardinals.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Perfect Attendance for First Quarter of School

The following students were awarded a Perfect Attendance certificate for the first quarter of school:
Kindergarten - Brynn Buskirk, Carlin Canaday, Sadie Chesley, Kadence Fisher, Ami Gartner, Damian Hardy, Johnathon Hoffman, Hunter Huffman, Bennett Hyer, Abigail Jamison, Robert Moore, Paige Russell, Lailee Smith, Steven Smith, Anabelle Vander May, Gabe Wear, Dustin Zilinski-Rath; First Grade - Marlynn Antibas, Zaylei Bates, Mason Frye, Issac Hartman, Tristan Herbert, Jett Jelinek, Blayde Krul, Emmerson Landreth, Draegan Leonard, Brayden Linegar, Colin McCoy, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jack O'Brien, Taylor Olson, Gage Palser, Carter Peters, Tyson Pourier, Rueben Sanchez, Allison Taylor, Adday Tewahade, Annica Vargas, Taryn West; Second Grade - Hayden Byrd, Tristin Frye, Ty Hyer, Tayven Jenkins, Keagan Kelso, Maxwell Meier, Danny Rasmussen, Chelsea Stephens, Shawn Tebbs, Jacob  Winckler, Jack Price, Anastashia Gartner
Congratulations, students.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Volunteers from Chadron Fire Department Provide Fire Prevention Tips

Training Trailer
Mr. Nance and Frank

Besides the fire prevention tips that the volunteers from the Chadron Fire Department provided the students at Chadron Primary, students also had the privilege of experiencing what a fire in a house might look and feel like.   A special Guest, Mr. Ray Nance, provided the experience in a training trailer with the help of a fog machine.  Students were told how and were provided with an opportunity to crawl out of the closest exit.
As always, Chadron Primary Staff and Students appreciate personnel from CDVF volunteering their time to made certain that students know how to prevent and what to do in case of a fire .

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Primary Book Fair Deemed a Huge Success

Brooklyn Hoffman Won the Basket Raffle
Posters Winners

The Primary Book Fair supported by parents, grandparents, and students took in a total of $3,483.96, which was $469.44 more than last year's proceeds.  The school library earned $1,916.18 in profit which will purchase approximately 200 books. The book basket raffle netted $150, which will be used to purchase items for the Explore Center in the library. Thanks to all of you for supporting the Book Fair and new reading material for our students.
Winners of the drawings were as follows:  Book Basket Raffle, Brooklyn Hoffman; Posters, Addisyn Gruver, Bennett Hyer, Paige Russell, Job Anitbas, Audrey Dailey, Taylor Olsen, Mason Frye, David Sprague, Vrasai Sayaloune, Andrew Lauridsen, and Aiden Howard.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Primary Book Fair and Basket Raffle

Basket of Books and Novelties for Raffle

     Chadron Primary School is hosting its annual Book Fair on Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th.  Book and other novelties can be purchased between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 3:30 on Monday and between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday.  Please stop by and see the great selection.
     In addition to the Book Fair, Chadron Primary School is selling raffle tickets for a basket of books and other novelties.  If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, you may do so at the school office. Tickets are $1 each.  The winner will be drawn at the end of the day on October 20th.  You will be notified if you are the winner. Thanks for your support of the Primary Book Fair and the raffle.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Cardinals of the Month

Cardinals of the Month for September are as follows:
Kindergarten - Addisyn Gruver; Reid Griese; Anabelle Vander May; Paige Russell; 
First Grade - Tobin Landen; Josie Patras; Victoria Lucio; Jett Jelinek; 
Second Grade - Jenny Pintt; Toby Tebbs; Brooklyn Hoffman.  
These students will enjoy pizza with the principal on Friday, October 9th. Congratulations Cardinals!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

September Lunchroom Champions

     The September Lunchroom Champions were chosen on Thursday, October 1, and were rewarded with refreshments on Friday, October 2.  The champions are Mrs. Landreth's Team - Kindergarten; Mrs. Bounous' Team - First Grade; Mrs. Cogdill's Team - Second Grade.  Congratulations!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Battle of the Boxtops Begins

     Beginning on Monday, September 28th, we are asking parents to send their boxtops to school with their child.  Collection sheets on which to put the boxtops were sent home in students' folders on Wednesday, September 23rd.  If parents need more sheets, they should ask their child to let their classroom teacher know and more sheets will be sent home.
     Twice each year, our school has a opportunity to send in these boxtops in exchange for money. Each boxtop is worth $.10.  The money is used to purchase playground equipment and to pay for activities for our students.
     To encourage parents to help our school with this collection, we have a contest between classes to see which class can collect the most boxtops.  The winner of the collection is rewarded with a pizza party.
      This semester's contest begin on Monday, September 28th and ends on October 30th.  Thank you for helping Chadron Primary earn money for our students.

Monday, September 21, 2015

CSC's Elmo Visits Chadron Primary

Jessice  Orose & Elmo
The Elmo Coloring Sheet

     Chadron Primary Students welcomed some special guests on Friday, September 18th.  Jessica Orose, Student CSC Alumni Council President, and Elmo the Eagle, CSC's mascot, arrived during the students' lunchtime to tell them about the Homecoming coloring contest.  Students took home the coloring sheets and were asked to bring them back to school no later than Monday, September 28th.
     Leslie Bargen, CSC's Alumni and Foundation Development Officer, announced that there will be three winners from each grade level at Chadron Primary.  The winners will be given a T-shirt and have the opportunity to ride on a float with Elmo in the Homecoming Parade on October 10th. Parents will be notified by phone if their child's coloring sheet is chosen.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Primary Staff and Students Observe September 11th

     Students and staff at Chadron Primary joined the many students around the United States who observed September 11th at 11:00 A.M. in their time zone.  The Primary students and staff gathered around the flagpole to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and to sing the National Anthem.  Prior to leading the staff and students in the pledge and the sing along, Mrs. Chris Dickerson talked to the students about patriotism and what it means to be a patriot.  

CSC Dining Service Employees Donate School Supplies

Tracy Shuck, Operations Director and Deb Kusie, Office Mangaer
from CSC Dining Service

     The employees of the Chadron State College Dining Service donated three crates of school supplies to Chadron Primary School.  According to Ms. Deb Kuskie, CSC Dining Office Manager, the employees were able to choose the supplies that they wished to donate.  The supplies included crayons, pencils, markers, notebooks, lined paper, composition books, folders, scissors, glue, glue sticks, and kleenex .  The supplies are being distributed to those students who need them.
     This is the second year that school supplies were donated by the dining service employees.  Last school year the employees donated backpacks full of school supplies.
      Chadron Primary School Staff and Students would like to thank the dining service employees for their generosity.  The school supplies are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Chadron Primary School Open House Set for September 10th

     Chadron Primary will host an Open House on Thursday, September 10th.  This year's Open House will be using a format similar to last year's Second Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Each classroom teacher will give a presentation in their classroom for the parents of their homeroom students.  In addition, the First Grade teachers will give a presentation for the parents of the students in their reading group.
      Due to the fact that the teachers need parents' attention, it is requested that parents not bring their children.  However, if bringing their children is the only way that parents can attend these important sessions, some supervision will be provided.
     When the classroom teachers are not presenting information, they will be conferencing with some of their students' parents.  If parents have not been contacted for a conference, they will have an opportunity to conference on October 19th or October 20th if their child's classroom teacher and/or reading teacher determines that one is necessary or if a parent requests a conference.  Details will be sent out at a later date.
     The schedule for the Open House follows.  Parents only need to attend the session that pertains to their child.
5:30-6:00  Kindergarten in their individual classrooms
6:00-6:30  2nd Grade in their individual classrooms
                     1st Grade reading presentation in 1st Grade classrooms
                     (Parents can find out their child's reading teacher in the school office)
6:30-7:00   1st Grade in their individual classrooms
     We hope that all parents can attend this event to gain important information about their child's classroom expectations, our curriculum and assessments and how they can best assist their child in making this school year a successful one.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Chadron Primary Hosts "Meet and Greet"

     Chadron Primary Staff encourages parents and students to attend our "Meet and Greet" event on Tuesday evening, August 18th, from 6:00-7:00 P.M.  During that time, students and parents can visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, and bring school supplies.  We hope to see all of you then.

Friday, May 29, 2015

New Kindergarten Students Registration Information


You MUST register your child during this time period. July 13-17 and July 20-24
Please provide the following information to the Registrar’s Office (High School Office)
Office Hours 7:30–4:00 P.M.
Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:00-4:00 P.M.
Friday 7:00-12:00 P.M.
All registration paperwork MUST be submitted BEFORE your child starts school. If we do not have all the paperwork, your child will not start school on August, 19th.

_____Application for Student Admission/Health Record (Blue form)

_____Birth Certificate: an original, certified copy from the state of birth, raised seal
         (copy will be made for records)

_____Social Security Card:  original (copy will be made for records)

_____Immunization Records: State of NE requirements. Please be sure this includes
          the Kindergarten shots

Shot Clinic is held the 1st Tuesday of the month from 2:00 PM-6:00 P.M.
and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 12:00 PM-4:00 P.M.

March 24th 12-4 pm June 2nd 2-6 pm
April 7th 2-6 pm June 23rd 12-4 pm
April 28th 12-4 pm July 7th 2-6 pm
May 5th 2-6 pm July 28th  12-4 pm
May 26th 12-4 pm August 4th 2-6 pm
Call 432-8979 for an appointment.
_____Physical Examination:  (completed within six months of 8/14/2015)
Chadron Medical Clinic
825 Centennial Drive
Chadron, NE 69337
Physicals are given during office hours by the medical staff, at the family’s expense.

_____Vision Exam Form:  (completed within six months of 8/14/2015)
_____Home Language Survey
_____Native American Eligibility Forms (if applicable):
_____Proof of Guardianship (if not natural parent(s)):

If you have any questions, please call one of the following:
*** Tricia Berry, Registrar, High School Office,  901 Cedar Street,  432-0707
*** Chadron Primary School,  732 Ann Street,  432-0710 until June 1st.
*** Chadron Public Schools, Superintendent’s Office,  602 E. 10th Street,  
     432-0700 during the summer months

The school supply list is in your child’s packet that they are taking home today. Plan on attending our Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 18th from 6:00-7:00 P.M.   Please bring your child’s school supplies at that time.

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Students are Recognized for Perfect Attendance

Students with Perfect Attendance for the 2014-15 School Year are pictured from
left to right:  Cadence Baumeister, Billy Hy, Alex Fisher, Hina Hinman

     Students from Chadron Primary who were recognized at the end of the year ceremony are:
Cadence Baumeister (Kindergarten); Billy Hy (2nd Grade); Alex Fisher (2nd Grade); and Hina Hinman (1st Grade).  These students were neither absent nor tardy during the 173 days that school was in session.  Congratulations to these students.

Chadron Primary Appreciates Chadron Businesses

Winners of the prizes donated by Chadron Businesses

     Chadron Primary School would like to thank the Chadron businesses who donated prizes for the schoolwide positive behavior support project or ACES (All Children Experience Success).  This is the second year the ACES project has been implemented in each classroom at Chadron Primary but the first year that the project has gone school wide.
     Primary students are given Cardinal coupons by school personnel throughout the year for helping others without being asked.  The coupons go into a classroom jar and names are drawn at the end of each month to determine the students who are recognized as a "Cardinal of the Month."  At the end of the school year, all of the tickets at each grade level are dumped together and students' names are drawn and awarded the prizes donated.

     Chadron businesses who donated prizes for this year's ACES project include:

Outlaw Printers - Cardinal T-shirts
Cakes & Etc. - $25 Gift Cerificate
McDonald's - Dessert Sweet Coupons
Subway - Kids' Meals
Dollar General - Variety of prizes
Hibbett Sports - Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs
Pizza Hut - Pizza coupons
City of Chadron - Swimming pool day passes
Walmart - $50 gift card to use to buy prizes
Security First Bank - $50 to use to buy prizes
Cleo's - Magic flowering pots, water cans, and coloring pads
Donald's - Coupons for soft serve ice cream

     A special thank you also goes out to staff member, Mrs. Staci Larson, for soliciting businesses for the prizes and for facilitating the presentation of the end of the year Cardinal prize winners.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April Cardinals of the Month

     Primary Cardinals of the Month include:
Maddy Gustafson, Creighton Ryan, Brayden Landreth, Hermena Noah, Hannah Sprock, Zaine Feist (back row)
Makenna Hollander, Braelynn Bach, Aiden Howard, Josey Werner, Aubrey Curtis, Nicholas King (front row)
     Congratulations Cardinals!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Primary Students Observe Earth Day

      Students from Chadron Primary School in collaboration with Keep Chadron Beautiful took fifteen minutes out of their day on April 22, to pick up trash around the school buildings, fences, and football field on the main campus.  Jacki Daily from Keep Chadron Beautiful supplied the trash bags and grabbers used to help students pick up the trash.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Team Claussen Repeats as Box Top Champions

Team Claussen enjoying the Box Top Pizza Party

     Mrs. Claussen's First Grade Team were once again the winners of the Box Tops for Education Competition.  Her team collected 1,905 boxtops, which is equivalent to $190.50.  Other competitors are as follows:  Mrs. Brayton's Team - 827;  Mrs. Fisher's Team - 142;  Mrs. Hoffman's Team - 377;
Mrs. Hudson's Team - 811;  Mrs. Landreth's Team - 755;  Mrs. Bounous' Team - 1,173;  Mrs. Ferguson's Team - 414;  Mrs. Gardner's Team - 332;  Mrs. Cogdill's Team - 149;  Mrs. Hendrickson's Team - 561;  and Mrs. Uhing's Team - 670.
     The total collected this competition was 8,116 or $811.60 compared to first semester when 6,698 box tops were collected.  The money collected is spent on activities for students and playground equipment.
      Thank you all for sending your box tops to school.

March Lunchroom Champions


  Lunchroom Champions for the month of March are Mrs. Hoffman's Kindergarten Team, Mrs. Ferguson's First Grade Team, and Mrs. Hendrickson's Second Grade Team.  The "champions" enjoyed their reward on Friday, March 27th.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Primary School Annual Title I Meeting

     Chadron Primary School will hold its Annual Title I Meeting at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, March 23rd in the school library.  We will review the Title I Plan and the  School-Parent Learning Compact.  We hope that you can attend.