Tuesday, January 31, 2017

100th Day Fun!

We celebrated 100th day in style at Chadron Primary School.  Walking around the building you could see ties, headbands, activities, and many other celebrations to commemorate the 100th day of school.  We are 100 days smarter, kinder, safer, more respectful, and more responsible.  We are so proud of our students - keep up the GREAT work!

Monday, January 30, 2017

CSC Football Players and Parents help with Read Naturally Lab

Members of the Chadron State College Football Team have been volunteering their time to help out in our Read Naturally Lab.  These gentlemen visit our Primary Building every week to listen to our kindergarten students read and assist them in reading fluency and comprehension.  We also have a dedicated set of parents who volunteer their time as well.  Thank you Parents, Coach Larson, and CSC Football!

Penny Carnival Invites

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Community Conversation about Young Children and Their Families

We hope you can join us at one of our meetings (7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) to discuss the needs of families who have children birth to age 9:

Parent Teacher Conferences and Early Dismissal

We hope you can all join us for our Parent Teacher Conferences which will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  In order to prepare for our conferences we will dismiss school at 1:30 p.m., so please pick up your children promptly.  Our conferences will be held in the Chadron Primary School Gymnasium, and you will have the opportunity to visit with your child's teachers on a first come, first serve basis.  We would like to keep the conferences to under 15 minutes in order to accommodate our many families.  Please make child care arrangements for your younger children as we would like to keep congestion in our gym to a minimum.  Thank you for continued support of our teachers and school - see you all on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Menu Changes for Thursday (1/26) and Friday (1/27)

Please note the lunch menu changes for Thursday - January 26th and Friday - January 27th:

Thursday - January 26th:
Crispy Chicken Sandwich or
Mini Corn Dogs
Golden Corn

Friday - January 27th:
Italian Dunkers or
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wrap
Glazed Brussel Sprouts
Carnival Cookie

Penny Carnival Fun!!!

Chadron Primary School and our Parent Involvement Group is on the lookout for Lego Bricks…  The group is planning a Penny Carnival set for February 17, 2017 and as part of the games and activities we are seeking new or gently used Lego Bricks or other compatible building bricks.  If you would like to purchase and or donate any bricks you can send them with your child or drop them off at the Chadron Primary School Office.  We will be accepting any donations from now until the date of our Penny Carnival.  We thank you in advance for your support and participation in this exciting event and the theme for this year’s Penny Carnival is “Building Friendships and Families”.  The Penny Carnival will run from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and we will have snacks and refreshments.  Please bring your entire family to join in our fun!!  Thank you again for your continued support of Chadron Public Schools.

Chadron Public Schools - NO SCHOOL Wednesday (Jan. 25)

Chadron Public Schools - NO SCHOOL Wednesday (Jan. 25) due to inclement weather! Stay warm and safe!!⛄❅🌨

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NO SCHOOL (Tuesday 1/24) - SNOW DAY

NO SCHOOL for Chadron Public Schools Tuesday (Jan. 24th) due to inclement weather.  Stay home, stay safe, read a great book, work on some math facts, and PLAY!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

First Grade Readers

What a delight to have a group of first grade readers share with me some of their new vocabulary.  These words are quite incredible when you consider these kiddos are 6 & 7 years old!!  We are so excited about our new Wonders Reading curriculum and how much progress our students are making. Here are the first graders rocking the vocabulary cards and definitions in my office:  splendid, special, relief, appearance, predicament, determined, and feature.  WOWZA!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cardinals Committed

The Primary Building would like to thank Mr. Mack and the Cardinals Committed group from the high school who visited our lunchroom.  These high school students continue to make good choices and set such an amazing example for our little people.  We get so thrilled to have them visit and the connections they make with our students is long lasting.  Thanks again for coming over, we look forward to your next visit!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. March

Our children were fortunate to be a part of Chadron State College's annual Martin Luther King Jr. March on Monday, January 16, 2017.  Our students joined with students from CSC, Job Corps, Intermediate, Middle, and High schools on a march up to the CSC Chicoine Center where Dr. David Nesheim and other organizers put on an outstanding program.  We heard from our Superintendent of Schools, as well as other speakers and singers from the Middle and High Schools along with guest speakers from Colorado.  We would like to thank Dr. Nesheim and Chadron State College for hosting the event and inviting us to be a part of the celebrations.
The march up to CSC

Dr. Caroline Winchester - Superintendent of Chadron Public Schools

Jovan Mays

Jovan Mays

Cardinal Singers

Cardinal Singers

Dr. Hillary Potter

Dr. Hillary Potter

Noon Dismissal

Please remember that this Friday (1/20) we will have a 12:00 p.m. dismissal.  We do NOT have Just For Kids afterschool programming on Fridays and our teachers have meetings to attend early so please pick your children up promptly.  Because of the earlier dismissal we also have an altered lunch schedule:

1st Grade: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Kindergarten:  11:00-11:30 a.m.
2nd Grade:  11:30-11:57 a.m.

Perfect Attendance

These students had Perfect Attendance for the entire 1st Semester of school.  Thank you to all of the families that make this possible.  Being in school and on time is so important for student growth and learning and these students have proven that.  Congratulations on a job well done kiddos, keep up the good work!

Kindergarten:  Back Row - Mayci S., Olivia M., Avarie D., Garner C., Brielle B., and Addisyn P.
Front Row - Roxy T., Nina H., Audrey C., Jennie P., Mikayla O., and Roudy S.
First Grade:  Braylon B., Johnathon H., Gracie C., Thaivunh S., and Graycen O.

Second Grade:  Back Row - Kael B., Maize C., Tristan H., Hannah S., and Madison L.
Front Row - Macy B., Audrey D., Lillie U., and Kole C.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Health Screenings

2016-2017 Chadron Public Schools
Health Screenings
Dear Parents/Guardians:

We wanted to let you know the 2016-2017 Chadron Public Schools Health Screenings will be held on January  18 and 19, 2017.  January 18th will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades and January 19th will be 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th grades.  These are routine school days so we will be pulling your child’s class for a short time to complete a vision screening (provided by Lions Club), a hearing screening (provided by Lions Club),  dental screening (provided by CAPWIN dental) and Blood Pressure, Height, Weight and BMI (body mass index) screenings.  These screenings are not only a requirement by the State of Nebraska but also very important in early diagnosis of potential barriers in a student’s ability to learn and grow!
If you do not want your child/ren to participate in the free screenings, you will need to come to the school and sign a waiver.  Due to the screenings being a state requirement, we will need you to provide the school with documented results from your private provider (hgt, wgt, BMI and BP), from your private eye doctor the results of a vision screening, from your private dentist the results of a dental screening and from your private hearing specialist the results of a hearing screening by March 1, 2017.  
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Your School Nurses
Jenni Pyle RN-BSN
Patrick Jespersen RN-BSN

Monday, January 2, 2017

See you soon!

Just a reminder that school starts for students Thursday, January 5, 2017.  There will not be any Just For Kids after school programming Thursday or Friday (1/5 or 1/6).  JFK will resume Monday, January 9, 2017.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again and until then, stay warm and safe.