Friday, December 21, 2018

December 21st Fun Day

Chadron Primary School hosted a Holiday Fun Day Friday, December 21st and our students had a BLAST!!  Students rotated through various stations that engaged students in STEM activities, sensory activities, literacy, music, and art activities.  Students were also able to have their classroom parties and we had so many parents and family members who volunteered their time to make the day a success!  Thank you to all of the folks that coordinated these activities, it was a day to remember!  We finished the day with an all-school sing-a-long with our special guest Dr. Tebbs from Chadron State College.  Thank you Dr. Tebbs for entertaining us all, what fun!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone from Chadron Primary School!

Lunchtime Solutions

Do not let these shirts deceive you ~ these lunch gals are the nicest you will meet!!  They have so much fun with our Chadron Primary School students and we are so grateful to have them as a part of our family.  Happy Holidays from our Lunchtime Solutions gals and all of Chadron Primary School.

Perfect Attendance

These students achieved Perfect Attendance for both the first and second quarters of school!  This is not an easy feat with all of the activities and sickness that often occurs in elementary school but these children made it happen.  Congratulations to these students and thank you to all of the family support, without you, this would not be possible!

Kindergarten: Tenley G., Adetsi S., Sidney M., Braden B., Damien O., and Isabella W.
First Grade:  Zander S., Ayden A., Fox C., Kian J., Nathan P., Wylee S., and Kylan V.

Second Grade:  Philip E., Garner C., Nina H., Jennie P., Delanie R., Roudy S., and Olivia M.

The Incredible C3 Church!!

Chadron Primary School staff was once again blessed by Pastor Corbit and his family along with members of the Chadron Community Church.  Each staff member was given a gift from the church as a thank you and Merry Christmas for all we do along with breakfast in the Teachers' Lounge.  Staff members were in awe of the generosity and thoughtfulness of Pastor Corbit and the C3 Church.  To live in a community that embraces a school so much is an honor and from the bottom of all of our hearts ~ THANK YOU!!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Food Pantry Donations

Chadron Primary School would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our students and families for their AMAZING donations to our Kids Caring at Christmas campaign.  In lieu of Christmas presents students brought canned goods and non-perishable food items which were donated to the Food Pantry at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  We had some pretty good helpers carrying bags of food down to the church and we thank the folks at the church who will assemble bags and distribute to families.  What a community!  Chadron Primary School is proud to be a part of it!!

Thank You Thrivent Financial

Chadron Public Schools received a generous donation of school supplies from Thrivent Financial!  All four schools:  Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High schools were able to distribute supplies to students and teachers.  We are so thankful to live in a community that recognizes and supports our students and staff.  Thank you again for thinking of all of us!

2nd Grade Reader's Theater

Our second grade students have been working on a Christmas Reader's Theater and they were able to perform for our Kindergarten classes today.  These students have been studying these in library time and we would like to thank Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Kaus for all of their work helping get the students ready to perform.  Our Kindergarten students always get so excited for the "big kids" to visit and today was no exception.  Well done second grade students!

Your Selling Team

Folks from Your Selling Team delivered their donation to Chadron Primary School which will assist many of our students and families with lunch accounts.  Thank You ~ Your Selling Team for thinking of our children and your sense of giving and kindness! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Change for Changing Lives a Success!

This year students from Chadron Public Schools and Sioux County Schools participated in our Change for Changing Lives Campaign in November.  Chadron Community Hospital’s Change for Changing Lives is a program that involves the participation of local schools in fundraising competitions to benefit our Circle of Light Program, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance directly to local cancer patients.  The competition pits all classes within the school against each other to see which class can raise the most money within a month.  There is only one winning class within each school; the winning class receives a catered Subway party on the date of their choosing.  The winners from CPS were Ms. Larson, Ms. Motz, Ms. O’Boyle and the 5th and 6th grade class from SCS.  They raised a total of $1851.67 that will go to help assist local cancer patients and their families. 

We are so thankful for our partners at Subway and in the schools for making this such a success.  This is the second annual Change for Changing Lives Campaign and we raised twice the amount we did last year!

A little change can make a big change in someone’s life and we are very grateful to all our cancer warriors!

Big THANK YOU to Chadron Public Schools, Sioux County-Harrison Schools and all the students who raised money this year for the Change for Changing Lives campaign! The $1850  you raised goes directly to help cancer patients in our area through our Circle of Light Program. We would also like to thank Subway for partnering with us to provide our winning classrooms with a much deserved Subway party.  A little change can make a big change in our community!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Thank You - First Congregational Church

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Chadron Primary School received some generous donations of hats, gloves, and coats from the First Congregational Church.  These gifts to the school will help so many of our students who are without some of the winter essentials.  We want to thank First Congregational Church for thinking of our young students!

Committees for Penny Carnival

Our Parent Involvement Meeting was last week and there is still time for parents to help out with our Penny Carnival taking place in February...  We have a number of committees that can use help, please contact the school if you are able to help with any of the following:

Game/Booth Committee:  
Food/Snack Committee (Cake Walk):
Prize Committee:  
Advertising/Promotion Committee:  
Serving/Kitchen Leader:

We are also still seeking Lego/building brick donations for our night of fun along with monetary donations to purchase Legos. Thank you so much for supporting our positive behavior program! If you would like to be a part of our Friday, December 21st activities please contact the office and thank you for making child care arrangements for your younger children.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Your Selling Team Donation

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Chadron Primary School would like to thank Your Selling Team for their generous donation of $150.00 to help with lunch accounts.  Donations such as these help so many of our students who accrue debt for extra servings of entrees.  We were able to distribute this donation to many students and we want to thank you so much for thinking of our children.  Again THANK YOU!!

The 12 Recipes of Christmas

Our lovely ladies in the kitchen offered these easy recipes for family meal ideas for the upcoming break! Enjoy!
A Dozen Easy Family Favorite Recipes
Easy Creamy Chicken
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom or cream of celery)
Bake at 275 degrees, covered with foil, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the chicken is cooked
through. Serve over rice and or cooked vegetables.
You can also make this easy dinner recipe in the crockpot.
Just dump everything in and cook for 4-6 hours on low.

3 Ingredient Salsa Chicken
6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless OR 6-8 chicken pieces
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican Blend)
Place the chicken in a crockpot and pour the salsa on top.
Cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on high.
Place cheese on top and let it melt during the last 10-15 minutes.

3 Ingredient Sweet Pork Chops Or Ribs
4 pork chops (They can still be frozen.) OR 2-3 lbs. pork ribs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1 cup grape jelly
Grease the crockpot with oil cooking spray. Place the pork chops in the crockpot.
In a bowl, mix the chili sauce and grape jelly. Pour the mixture on the pork chops.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours (8 hours if frozen).
These pork chops or ribs will fall of the bone! Super Yummy!

3 Ingredient Beef Tacos
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning (or homemade)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis
Put all in a greased crockpot and cook for 5-7 hours on low.
Stir ever few hours to break up beef. (can be done before if you are gone all day).
Serve on taco shells. 

3 Ingredient Ritz Chicken
1 lb. chicken (boneless skinless), cut into strips
1/2 bottle of ranch dressing
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed (generic is fine)
salt and pepper
Place the ranch dressing and the Ritz crackers in separate bowls.
Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Salt and pepper the chicken.
Dip the chicken in ranch dressing and then dip in the crackers.
Place in the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.

3 Ingredient Creamy Chicken Tacos
1 can Rotel tomatoes OR 1 cup salsa
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 bar cream cheese ( 4 oz.)
Place the chicken and Rotel or salsa into a greased crockpot.  
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 30 minutes before serving, place cream cheese on top.
No need to stir. Finish cooking 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, stir and break up chicken.
Serve with tortillas.

3 Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-8 chicken pieces
1 bottle spaghetti sauce
2-3 cups vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms and onions
Grease the crockpot. Add the chicken and spaghetti sauce.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
One hour before serving, add vegetables and continue cooking.
Serve over pasta.

3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs
25 frozen fully cooked meatballs ( half 32 oz. bag) 
1 cup grape jelly
1 cup Barbecue sauce
Combine sauces in your crock-pot and stir until combined.
Add meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce.
Cook on high for 3 hours. Serve over rice.

3 Ingredient Dr. Pepper Pork
1 can Dr. Pepper
1 packet onion soup mix (or homemade)
2-3 lbs. pork roast
Grease crockpot and place pork roast in crock pot. Sprinkle pork with onion soup mix.
Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork until it is almost covered in the crockpot. 
Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Drain juice and shred and serve with BBQ sauce if desired on buns. 

Shells and White Cheddar
2 cups milk
2 cups shells
1 cup white cheddar cheese
In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and pasta to a simmer over medium heat.  
Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often and making sure that the milk doesn’t boil.
Once the pasta is al dente, remove from heat and add the cheese.
Stir until melted. If you like it a little creamier, you can add a little more milk.  
Add salt to taste.

Easy Tuna Casserole
3 cups cooked macaroni
1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups French fried onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the macaroni, tuna, and soup.
Mix well, and then top with cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
Sprinkle with fried onions, and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Easy Sloppy Joe’s
1 lb ground beef
1 can condensed tomato soup
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbls chili powder
Cook and drain excess fat from ground beef.  
Add the soup and chili powder.
Serve on buns, baked potatoes, or tortilla chips.

Chicken Noodle Casserole
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots
1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn
1 cup milk
1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain water.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine all the other remaining ingredients.
Add cooked noodles to mixture. Gently stir to combine everything.
Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.
Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Real Colors Parenting January 9th


Please consider joining me for a Real Colors Parenting Workshop on January 9th from 6 - 8 p.m. in the HS library.  Real Colors is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality type test. The goal is to provide parents with the skills to:
  • understand human behavior
  • uncover motivators specific to each temperament
  • improve communication with students
  • parenting strategies for emotional and mental health
The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Type Test: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange.
It all begins with the Real Colors workshop, in which participants:
  • gain an understanding of the four colors (each corresponding to a personality type)
  • discover where they fall as an individual on the Real Colors spectrum
  • learn to recognize student characteristics of each of the four colors
  • discuss with fellow workshop participants what it’s like to be each color and how to most effectively work with students of various colors
From the very beginning, participants begin to see the world from a new perspective…and have fun doing it!  We will invite ANY parent interested PK-12th grade.  Please RSVP with if you plan on attending.  The workshop will last the entire two hours but will be held at no cost!  We look forward to providing you with this workshop!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

He's Back...

Seymour Goodthings has returned to Chadron Primary for another year of watching students follow our Cardinal Rules!  You just never know where Seymour will be hiding to watch our littles birds follow the rules here at the nest!