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 www.chadronschools.org 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.

You can explore more at www.toddgreen.com

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.