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PTA Meeting Minutes April 15, 2019

Welcome

  • Molly Colling: Thanks to all for coming. This is the last meeting of the year, and we have a lot to go through, but we’ll get through it in a timely fashion.

It takes a village to support all of our PTA events throughout the school year, and we’re so grateful for everyone’s help and support. Committee members, teachers, parents, volunteers – we couldn’t do all of this without everyone’s support.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Lex Morrison: We have the proposed budget and our actual funds. Hearts for Harrison raised $975 but doesn’t appear on the budget. We were grateful for all who contributed. We had contributions from Harrison families but also from relatives and people living out of town. You can still donate at any time, and we will revisit this fundraiser next year.

The end of the year is when our expenses are the highest because of the 6th grade celebration, Carnival, etc. This is also when we pay for field trip buses. It has been a very successful year, and we are happy with how things went.

Penny Wars raised $634 which was down from last year, but last year was the first year, and this year we were running the fundraiser the week after a flood relief fundraiser. We will continue to do Penny Wars. The timing might not have been perfect. We tried this year to not “stack up” fundraisers with other Harrison efforts like Pennies for Patients.

Principal’s Report

  • Dr. Haynes is under the weather and can’t be here tonight, but we will read a message on her behalf:

Thank you to all of our parents and judges that assisted with the Science/Art Fair today. It was another successful event – highlighting our students’ talent, innovation, and curiosity!

We are currently right in the middle of state testing at Harrison. We have completed week 1 – and have about 2 weeks left. This is for Grades 3-6 only. State testing classroom schedules were sent home two weeks ago. Please let the office know if you have questions about your child’s testing schedule. It is always important to get a good night’s sleep and breakfast – but during these three testing weeks, it is even more important.


Two robo emails (from myself) are scheduled to go out this week to all Harrison families:

  1. The first email is in regards to the district’s Attendance Boundary Changes that were highlighted in the World Herald last week. I’ll provide some additional info for Harrison families in the robo email. Families can contact me directly, if you have questions following the email.

  2. The second email is about Attendance. We have been keeping a careful eye on attendance this year and unfortunately, we are on track to have more students with chronic absences this year – compared with the last three years. Any student missing more than 7 days in a school year (not medically related due to hospitalization) is said to be “chronically absent”. I cannot reiterate enough the importance of good school attendance. Yes, we want students to stay home when they are sick – but on average that is typically only 2-3 days per year for most students. We have over 50 students at Harrison that have missed over 10-12 days of school this year. In my mind, as a mother and as a principal that is very disheartening.  Many times, our parents do not even realize their child has missed so many days because they are not keeping track. I had a conversation with a family, just today, and asked the mother how many days she thought her daughter had missed – She said “around 5” – I corrected her and said “12”. She was surprised and very embarrassed.


Next year, we will be implementing a system that will give parents better data about their child’s attendance – so better decisions can be made about how and when a child stays home.

Please plan to join us on May 3rd for our Disney Musical – Aladdin! It is going to be the most amazing show yet! There are flyers all over the school and we’ll be sending another flyer home as the date gets closer.

Field Day will be held Tuesday, May 21st!


Reminder that the last day of school is on a Wednesday this year – May 22nd.

  • We’ll be holding Kindergarten Graduation at 2:00pm in the outdoor amphitheater – as is tradition – and the 6th grade party, which you’ll discuss this evening– will be that afternoon as well.
  •  I’m sure you’ll be discussing all of the other May activities as well tonight – i.e. Staff appreciation week, the Carnival, etc.


I deeply apologize for my absence. I haven’t missed a meeting in a couple years and I am sorry it had to be the last one of this year!

My final words are just a “thank you” to our current PTA Board – Molly, Scott, Lex and Annie have done a fantastic job this year. It is a grueling job – with very little thanks and zero compensation – but our children and staff benefit greatly from the work of the PTA. My heartfelt thanks to this year’s Board and everyone who has helped on any committee or with any event this year. I am proud to be a part of such a collaborative community.

As always, please email me or call me with any questions or concerns.

Old Business

  • Approval of January’s PTA meeting minutes. Meeting minutes were approved.


New Business

  • Lex: Approval of 2019-2020 budget: Unfortunately the second page of the budget didn’t print. The new budget will look basically the same as last year. We bumped up the expected revenue from BASH since that has been more successful in recent years. One thing to note is that – if you are a 5th grade parent you know that they we didn’t do dancing classrooms this year – we left $500 in the budget just in case there are additional funds that arise for this. We made some extra money this year from  family night at Raising Canes ($125), the eCreamery fundraiser, and the I Love Public Schools t-shirts. TAGG and other supplemental funds are under “other fundraisers.” We won’t vote to approve the budget until we have a complete copy of it. We will need to look in the bylaws to figure out how to do this.
  • Question about Dancing Classrooms. What is Dancing Classrooms? This is a program where 5th grade students learn ballroom dancing. It is a very beneficial program but also very expensive. It was funded by a grant in the past, and PTA supplemented some of the funds as well. If people are interested we could do a special fundraiser. At one time we thought about offering an option at BASH to sponsor a student. It seems like there is a lot of interest, so maybe we could bring this up with Dr. Haynes again.
  • Molly: We still have open board positions for the 2019-2020 school year. There are two monthly meetings plus the member meetings that occur quarterly. If anyone is interested, please let us know. We are all available and willing to talk if you want to know more. We do have some candidates who are mulling it over and we should know more soon. Annie has graciously offered to step into the Vice President position, leaving openings for secretary and treasurer. We hope candidates commit for two years because of the continuity required by the position.
  • Motion is seconded and passed for Annie Johnson to become Vice President and Scott Gillespie to become president for the 2019-2020 school year.

 
Upcoming Events

  • Disney Musical
    • All School Matinee Thursday, May 2, 2:00
    • Performances Friday, May 3, 5:30, 7:00
    • Need volunteers for Bake Sale to sell concessions / donations
  • Teacher and Support Staff Appreciation May 6-10th
    • Food signup
    • Gift cards
  • Carnival
    • Friday, May 17th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • Look for Sign Up and Pre-Order Coming Soon!
    • Invite your neighbors
  • 6th Grade Celebration, May 22
    • Stay tuned for more information on this as the committee figures out the outing that the 6th graders will do. The kids are so excited!


Program

  • Presentation of Wiese Citizenship Award

Scott: Jennie King will present the award and will tell more about the award. It goes to a Harrison student who has exemplified honesty, compassion, respect, courage, responsibility, and inclusivity both in the classroom and beyond. 6th graders are nominated by 5 Harrison teachers/staff and evaluated by those individuals. They score the students based on a rubric. What Jennie won’t say is that she not only knew the family but was also a recipient of the award.

Jennie: For many years, the PTA has honored a 6th grade student with a scholarship on behalf of Daniel Wiese, a former Harrison Elementary student who attended Harrison from 1975 through 1982. During Dan’s 6th grade year, he was diagnosed with leukemia. In 1982, Dan underwent a bone marrow transplant, which was first of such procedures involving a child in the State of Nebraska. Dan went on to attend Lewis and Clark Jr High School and graduated with his class at Central High School in 1988. Dan’s desire to help others with leukemia was a driving force in the formation of a support group at Clarkson Hospital for families involved with bone marrow transplants. Sadly, Dan passed away in the spring of 1989 from complications related to his illness. His determination to be successful and his positive attitude toward life are an inspiration to all who knew him.

In 2016, the PTA membership voted to discontinue the scholarship and create a new award to honor students who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities while still honoring the memory and legacy of Daniel Wiese.  

6th grade students are nominated by their teachers and scored against a rubric of criteria inclusive of their efforts in the areas of work ethic, behavior, academic achievement, interpersonal skills and the 6 pillars of citizenship: honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility, courage and inclusivity.

It is with great pride that this year that we honor Ellie Yamamoto with The Harrison Elementary PTA Wiese Citizenship Award. Ellie, will you and your family please join us up here at the front?

Ellie, on behalf of the Harrison Elementary PTA, we honor you for your dedication to honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility, courage and inclusivity and present you with this award. Please join me in congratulating these students and her family for their achievements. Ellie, congratulations.  

  • Science + Art Fair Recognition

Annie: As we’ve tried to communicate leading up to the Science + Art Fair this year, the committee made a decision to switch from a prize-based judging structure to a feedback-based judging structure. We’ve learned a lot about Harrison and the district’s focus on growth mindset this year, and we wanted to honor that focus in our approach to this event. Previously, kids who won a prize didn’t get any feedback other than “I won,” and kids who didn’t get a prize got no feedback other than “I didn’t win.” This way, they are focused on the process. We had a wonderful group of judges who worked through the projects today and who gave one constructive comment and one praise comment to each student. Every judge today commented on how much fun they had and how impressed they were with the kids. I was lucky enough to be in the gym this afternoon and to see the kids presenting their work. They did a wonderful job, and they will get to celebrate with an ice cream party on Monday, April 29th. They will get a certificate tonight, and they will receive their feedback from the judges at the party. Let’s recognize them with a round of applause.

Harrison PTA Updates August

It’s great to be back at Harrison! Please take a moment to review these brief reminders:

T-shirts!

Harrison shirts for the new school year are on sale now! In addition to the paper form in the PTA packet, you can now order t-shirts ONLINE! Click HERE for the link! We hope to have some sample t-shirts available soon so you can take a peek at the sizing before you order. Orders are due by Friday, September 6th.
PTA packet

Membership packets should have come home in backpacks yesterday. Please contact us with questions!

Make sure you’ve got the Dundee Day Parade on Saturday, August 24 marked on your calendar

Our first PTA meeting will be held on Monday, August 26. More information about both of these events will come out this week.

Voluntary School Supply List for the 2019-2020 School Year

Welcome back to the Harrison Elementary 2019-2020 School Year! Here is the voluntary school supply list for each grade:

Kindergarten:
1 Backpack (no wheels)
1 2-pocket folder
5 Glue Sticks
4 Black Dry Erase Markers
1 box of 24 count crayons
1 school supply/pencil box, to hold supplies
1 wide-ruled spiral notebook
2 Large boxes of tissues
1 box crayola markers (fine or broad)
Please do not mark Kindergarten Supplies – as some of the items will be shared.

First Grade:
3 Large boxes of tissues
4 Black low odor Dry erase markers
2 Glue Sticks
2 70-page wide-ruled spiral notebooks
1 pencil box
2 2-pocket folders
1 box of 24 count crayons

Second Grade:
3 100-page wide- ruled composition notebooks, NO spiral notebooks, please
2 4 oz. glue bottles
2 boxes of colored pencils
2 boxes of tissues
2 4 Plain yellow #2 pencils
4 2-pocket folders
1 Big pink eraser
2 boxes of 24 count crayons
2 Red pens
NO MARKERS PLEASE

Third Grade:
3 Spiral notebooks
1 composition notebook
3 2 pocket folders
2 Packs of #2 Pencils (plain Ticonderoga preferred)
2 pink erasers
1 yellow Highlighter
2 packages of pens (one red and one black)
3 boxes tissues (or more)
Clear pouch or strong baggies
1 pair of student scissors
1 container of Disinfectant wipes or a bottle of hand sanitizer
1 large glue stick
1 box of colored pencils

Fourth Grade:
4 Black, low odor Dry erase markers
1 black sock to use as a whiteboard eraser
1 pencil box to fit inside desk
3 Wide-Ruled Spiral composition notebooks (prefer yellow, green, blue)
1 2-pocket folder (prefer yellow, green, blue)
3 boxes of tissues
2 red pens or red pencils (no “clicky” pens please)
1 Large glue stick
1 box (12) colored pencils
1 large pink eraser
1 yellow highlighter
2 Glue Sticks
2 Packs of #2 Pencils (plain Ticonderoga preferred)

Fifth Grade:
1 Package red ball point pens with caps
4 2-pocket folders
2 boxes of tissues
1 pencil box that fits the desk
6-8 70-page wide-ruled spiral notebooks
2 yellow highlighters
1 box Markers
1 large glue stick
3 small glue sticks
1 bottle of white glue
2 Packages of #2 yellow pencils (Ticonderoga or Dixon preferred)
1 Manual pencil sharpener to keep in desk
2 Blue pens
1 Pair of student scissors

Sixth Grade:
6 Black or Blue pens
4 Black low odor Dry Erase Markers
1 Pencil bag that fits in the desk
1 box of colored Pencils
6-8 Spiral notebooks
4 boxes of tissues
3 Pkgs of 3 x 5 Index cards
1 8oz White Glue bottle
1 Glue Stick
1 pair of student scissors
6 2-Pocket Folders

Please note for all grades: Tennis shoes/sneakers are required for PE Class!

PTA Meeting Minutes January 14, 2019

Molly Colling: Welcome to all who are here. Second semester seems to be off to a good start. A few housekeeping reminders: make sure you sign in, and grab a slice of pizza. If you’re using the childcare option tonight, please compensate our teen chaperones. There are a few copies of October’s meeting minutes floating around if you’d like to look at them.

Treasurer’s Report Lex Morrison: We had an amazing turnout for BASH this year. We raised a little over $8000.00. Ruth Farrington and Nicole Brown led up this effort and headed the committee of folks who contributed to the success of this event. From a budget perspective, we are sitting well. We are $1100 ahead in the budget this year. Lex has a copy of the current budget available for anyone who would like to see it.

Principal’s Report Dr. Haynes: We were unable to find a boys’ basketball coach for intramurals. We offer the position to staff members, parents, etc., and did not find anyone. We’ll try for boys’ football and girls’ volleyball. We are partnering with Waypoint to offer a dance club after school for kids. o Just a couple reminders – classroom photos are coming up this Friday, January 18th. That afternoon, we also have Kindergarten Roundup. We usually have around 20-30 families that round up with us. o Harrison has had closed enrollment for 5 years now after we experienced large class sizes. We fought hard to close enrollment and it has been that way for 5 years. Class sizes have become much smaller during this time. What it’s also done is pulled our enrollment down. It was a significant decrease but one that needed to happen. I am now being approached to open up enrollment at Harrison again. At this point, we are still closed, but this may change. Even siblings are not eligible for attendance at Harrison as long as the closed enrollment continues. Enrollment may open up for kindergarten and first grade. Everybody wants to come here, and it is not a bad problem to have. We are comfortable and class sizes are where research says they should be. o January 23rd is I Love Public Schools Day. Also, no school on January 21st for MLK Day. o Mrs. Herzog sustained an injury (rupture to Achilles tendon) while playing with her kids and is out, possibly, for another 2-3 weeks. Haynes has listened to her voice mails and is keeping up with things. Mrs. Shafer is substituting for now and she has experience working in our guidance classroom from previous years. We will welcome Mrs. Herzog back in a few weeks, on a scooter.

Formative testing / MAP testing is happening right now – these are not high-stakes tests. These show us where kids are at and where we need to take them next. The end-of-the-year, high-stakes testing will be in April. The OWH showed a school rating scale – Harrison was rated ‘good’ but should be ‘great.’ Haynes has appealed this rating. The majority of OPS schools fell into ‘good’ or ‘great,’ and a few were ‘excellent.’ Haynes sent over 422 documents to appeal our rating. Scores are based on achievement but other things as well. Harrison consistently scores above district average. Science scores went down a little last year which may have hurt us. Schools are also scored on things like family and community partnerships, parent partnerships, and staff development. We were three points away, and anyone within five points could appeal. o The staff in attendance tonight are Mrs. Portis, Mrs. Lenz, Ms. Prieksat, Mrs. Fischer, and Mrs. Barsness.

Old Business

The staff appreciation committee did a lot of work for holiday gifts, and this comes from the whole membership so we wanted to share a little of that. Jennifer Woolf showed the clipboards that the committee designed and created for the teachers and personalized with their names. There are extra clipboards and supplies leftover from that. This committee also does birthday gifts/treats, treats during testing, staff wish lists, and lunch for conferences. The teacher and staff appreciation lunch is coming up too. o Update about combined teacher/staff appreciation week (Dr. Haynes): In the past, teacher and staff appreciation took two huge weeks and everyone ended up spending lots of money – it was great but got to be a bit much. Now it will be combined into one week. This should be much easier to coordinate for everyone, PTA included.

Yearbook (Annie Johnson): The yearbook deadline is coming up at the end of February, and now is the time to send in your photos from this year, teachers included! We especially need photos of classroom activities and clubs – like Girls on the Run and Student Council and other special groups. The yearbook will have a comic book theme this year – it’s very cool! Thanks in advance for anything you’re willing to send in.

New Business

Star Grant recipients: We were able to fund all of the Star Grants this year. But the only people that really know about these grants are the people who applied and the people who were on the committee, so we wanted to give you a chance to hear from some of the teachers whose Star Grants were funded.

  • Mrs. Portis and Mrs. Lenz: We have a wonderful mindfulness specialist/former teacher who comes in and covers more than just yoga. The kids learn different breathing techniques. She does yoga with them through music and stories. Mrs. Lenz brought letters that her students wrote about what they get out of learning about mindfulness. They work on improved attention, controlling emotions, better behavior, empathy and understanding others, test anxiety, and stress. Second grade also has morning meetings where the kids hear a story that helps them focus for the week. Mrs. Portis and Mrs. Lenz are using the mindfulness strategies in their everyday teaching as well.
  • Mrs. Prieksat: Brain Pop has short educational videos – up to 5 minutes long – that give different kinds of information. The videos cover lots of topics – not just library. Mrs. Prieksat uses it a lot to review strategies for things like doing research and paraphrasing, etc. They can watch a video and take a short quiz. The program includes related reading and games and gives kids a refresher or just another way to make the information come alive besides a teacher telling them. There are some Brain Pop videos that can be accessed from home for free (Brain Pop Jr.). The free stuff on Brain Pop is limited – like a video of the week. Brain Pop Jr. does a video of the day.
  • Mrs. Barsness: First grade got a Star Grant to go to the Safari Park. It’s important to take the kids out of the classroom and into the real world. They can see how big a bison is, look at living and non-living things, actually see an eagle up close, get out and pet some animals. It’s a good application to what we do in the classroom.

As you can see from these examples, Star Grants offer an array of different activities and opportunities for Harrison teachers and students.

Hearts for Harrison (Lex Morrison): We’ve been working on different ways to tweak our fundraising process. Starting February 1, we are following through on a project through the Omaha Schools Foundation. It is a direct ask campaign where everyone will get an email saying that we are doing a direct donation campaign. This is a way for us to avoid having kids sell things. A great thing about this is that you can pass along the link to extended family members, alumni, etc. This will broaden the base from which we get funding. Our goal this year is to raise $1500 during the month of February. We may do some classroom competitions. You’ll be seeing posts on FB and getting emails. Some schools do this as their only fundraising method. This will not likely be the case for Harrison. Another great thing about this is that 100% of every donation goes toward Harrison – there are no administrative fees. It will be shareable for everyone through the OSF website as well. We are really excited about this. Be on the lookout in the weeks to come for more information. Right now our goal is to hit it hard in February, and if we hit our number, close the campaign. We also might continue through the duration of the school year. We are still having these conversations. We’re not targeting the money toward a specific thing, but just general support for our outreach and other school events. There will be a budget committee in the spring that can help us reallocate money or make changes to the budget. There are always unexpected events where it’s nice to have extra resources.

Science and Art Fair: In the past, this has been a big process and we’ve been talking about ways that this might look the same or different this year. If you’d like to be part of this committee but didn’t originally sign up, please sign up tonight (list being passed around) or contact the PTA if you’d like to participate in this committee / conversation.

Other committee opportunities: The 6th grade celebration and carnival committees are still welcoming more members. The 6th grade celebration has happened in the past in lieu of a graduation ceremony. There is a send-off party at school and then an off-site activity (last year it was bowling). PTA has shouldered a lot of the responsibility for this in the past. It’s a busy activity, and we’d love to have more volunteers. The committee has been mostly 6th grade parents in the past. Carnival is May 17th this year. It is not as much of a fundraiser as BASH, but we still like to come out ahead. If you’re interested in any other committees, please let us know.

Robotics: They are having a short gathering after tonight’s meeting. Harrison earned first place at the first Robotics competition in two categories. The teams have made a lot of progress. Haynes got good feedback from the Saint Margaret Mary principal as well about our students’ great sportsmanship, respect, collaboration, etc. Harrison will host a Robotics tournament on February 16th – please come! It’s come-and-go for all ages. There is lots of food, and it’s a great way to see what happens in Robotics in person.

PTA Board positions: Next year, we will need a new treasurer and vice president on the PTA board. We have monthly board meetings and monthly meetings with Dr. Haynes. Please let us know if you’re interested in learning more!

Landscaping award: Although this wasn’t on the agenda, Dr. Haynes asked us to give a little update since many people have come forward with questions. Unfortunately, this has not been a smooth journey. We have been disappointed in the response from Kinnan Scaping. Dr. Haynes and the PTA are working together with TAC to try to figure things out. We got posts for the sun shade donated, but unfortunately they were not suitable. We are still hopeful that some of the basic landscaping needs will be met, but the winter season has interrupted things. We all stayed up late voting – but it turned into a bit of a nightmare. The problems have come from the individual we’re working with and some of TAC’s guidelines clashing with each other. TAGG has been contacted and has slightly pushed back but to no avail. We’re not done. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like it will be what we envisioned when we won, but we had no way of knowing this would happen. We left this off of the agenda for the meeting because very little has changed since our last meeting – we are hoping the conversation will pick up again after this winter.

Upcoming Events

January 28th– Family Night at Raising Canes; Raising Canes has been very generous in helping us with Bash. We’re trying to create a reciprocal partnership based on that. This will take place from 4:00- 11:00 at the Raising Canes on 71st and Dodge. A percentage of your purchase will come back to Harrison. o February 1-28th – Hearts for Harrison

February 14th– Classroom Parties; Room parents should be on the lookout for more info about this

February 16th- Robotics Tournament at Harrison; An online signup will be coming out for volunteer opportunities. No experience needed!

February 18th – No School

March 7-8th – No School/Parent Teacher Conferences

March 11-15th – Spring Break o March 25th-29th – Penny Wars; Please note that this date has shifted. This is a competition among classes to raise money. Last year we made $1100.00!

Special program

Toni Choquette is the parent of a second grader at Harrison. She is a literacy specialist at Liberty Elementary as well as a Harrison parent. She “invited herself” to speak because of how much she loves Harrison and appreciates the parent support and principal support. She is very passionate about reading and loves informing parents about reading and teaching children how to read. She struggled with reading

growing up. She had parent support but not the kind of resources and strategies that would have made her reading process easier.

Toni talked to us about creating a literate home. Parents are their child’s first teacher and the same strategies apply to us as they do to teachers. The purpose of reading is always understanding / comprehension; even if a child can read the words, they may not be comprehending them. There are many things parents can do to foster comprehension. We need to think past the 5 W’s. We don’t all have the time to sit next to our kids while they read, and we often ask them questions like, “What? Where? When? Why?” but this doesn’t always lend itself to a conversation.

Text tagging/coding is a strategy for readers to capture their thinking while reading and to be aware in the moment of what they are reading. It’s the difference between deeper thinking vs. surface level and helps readers slow down and monitor their thinking. If you practice this at home, your kids will be impressed. Kids get a stack of sticky notes and use them to “tag” their text while they’re reading. A simpler one to use at home is visualizing. This asks kids to use their five senses, like making a movie. They tag with a “v,” and then kids can show their sticky notes and explain their thinking about what they read. Connecting is a another strategy. “This reminds me of . . . “ (text, self, world). They tag with a “C” on sticky note. Questioning (wonder about characters, outcomes, new info, concepts, etc.) – tag with a “?” Inferencing (reading between the lines/drawing conclusions) – tag with “I.”

They can tag in other ways too that work for them: “L” (I learned something), “!,” “LOL,” heart shape, or smiley face.

This is a great way to have a positive interaction with your child at home about reading. Text tagging is happening at Harrison but we’ve never shared strategy with parents.

Harrison Staff Wish List

Dr. Haynes Principal
Foods: Mr. Goodbar, anything chocolate, Dr. Pepper, Cherry Coke
Restaurants/Stores: Charleston’s, Target
Activities: shopping, DIY projects, baking

Mrs. Davey Secretary
Foods: Butterfinger, Bold Chex Mix, Diet Dr. Pepper
Restaurants/Stores: Bass Pro Shop, Von Maur
Activities: reading, crocheting, camping, manicures, pedicures

Mrs. Herzog Counselor
Foods: Raw almonds, Snickers, Sour Patch Kids, Diet Coke, Black Tea
Restaurants/Stores: Dario’s, M’s, Block 16, Qdoba, McDonald’s
Activities: reading, pedicures

Ms. Collins Instructional Facilitator
Foods: Haribo Gummy Bears, fruit, Ginger Tea, Caramel Frappacinnos
Restuarants/Stores: Jimmy’s Egg, Netties, Abelardos, Chipotle
Activities: cooking, shopping, dancing, Golden State Warriors

Ms. Nelson Part-Time SSL Foods:
Restaurants/Stores:
Activities:

Mrs. Rivedal K
Foods: fruit, almonds, popcorn, unsweetened iced tea
Restaurants/Stores: La Casa, Romeo’s, Romeo’s, Don & Millie’s
Activities: singing, going out to eat, massages, pedicures

Mrs. Wilcox K
Foods: Hot Tamales, popcorn, trail mix, fruit, Bai, Teavana Teas
Restaurants/Stores: Pitch, Chik-Fil-A, Amazon
Activities: movies, reading, Hawkeyes

Mrs. Quackenbush 1
Foods: fruit, popcorn, chips & salsa, flavored water
Restaurants/Stores: Rivera’s Mexican, Arby’s
Activities: reading, pedicures, Huskers

Mrs. Barsness 1
Foods: Fruit, chips & dip, cheese & crackers, Gold Peak iced tea
Restaurants/Stores: Bonefish Grill, Panera
Activities: golf, reading, massage, facial, manicures, pedicures

Mrs. Portis 2
Foods: Chocolate, salted caramel, Chex Mix, water, tea
Restaurants/Stores: Taxis, Lombardo’s, Runza, B&G’s
Activities: reading, yoga, massages, manicures/pedicures

Mrs. Lenz 2
Foods: Chocolate, chips & salsa, trail mix, unsweetened hot tea
Restaurants/Stores: Bonefish, Panera
Activities: reading, pedicures

Miss Birkemeier 3
Foods: B-up Protein Bars, Eileen’s Cookies, Water
Restaurants/Stores: Zio’s, Jimmy Johns, Raising Canes
Activities: reading, kickboxing, pedicures, YankeesSS

Ms. Brodkey 3
Foods: Glucerna 80 cal. snack bars, Reeses, fruit, unsweetened iced tea
Restaurants/Stores: Lo Sole Mio, Chik-Fil-A
Activities: reading, movies, hair appointments

Mrs. Borgstadt 4
Foods: Smart popcorn, fruit, Tangerine La Croix, water
Restaurants/Stores: Jimi D’s, Taquieria Chingon, Qdoba, Panera
Activities: reading, baking, manicures, pedicures, Huskers

Mrs. Copenharve 4
Foods: Peppermint Patty, fruit, lemonade
Restaurants/Stores: Blue Sushi, Panera, Qdoba
Activities: camping, reading

Ms. Owen 5
Foods: Baby Ruth, apples, Raz Ice Tea
Restaurants/Stores: Red Lobster, Ameristar Buffet, Chik-Fil-A
Activities: baking, pedicures, massages

Mr. Cruz 5
Foods: Roasted almonds, Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper
Restaurants/Stores: Marco’s Pizza
Activities: watching TV, Golden State Warriors

Mr. Stuthman 6
Foods: Hummus, guacamole, donuts, popcorn
Restaurants/Stores: Cheddars, Panera, Arby’s, Taco Bell
Activities: movies, Huskers, seeing Broadway shows

Mrs. Barber 6
Foods: Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups, apples, Diet Coke, coffee
Restaurants/Stores: Outback Steakhouse, Panera, Starbucks
Activities: reading, pedicures, manicures, movies

Miss Yuskevich Primary BSP
Foods: Grapes, Cheeto Puffs, lemonade, unsweetened iced tea
Restaurants: Blue Sushi, Jams, Pitch, Chik-Fil-A
Activities: running, manicure/pedicure, Creighton

Mr. Cosby Band
Foods: Milky Way, pretzels, ginger ale
Restaurants/Stores: Harold’s Koffee House in Florence, Cabela’s
Activities: truck restoration, NASCAR

Mrs. Anding Speech
Foods: Almonds (Habanero BBZ), cookie dough, coffee, La Croix
Restaurants/Stores: Okinawa (sushi), Taco Bell
Activities: horseback riding, pedicures, massages, Huskers, Royals

Mr. James Strings
Foods: Snickers, granola bars, cola
Restaurants/Stores: Romeo’s, Wendy’s
Activities: music, movies, baseball, Minnesota Twins

Mrs. Skwira PE
Foods: dark chocolate, apples, walnuts, coffee, Dark Flash K-cups
Restaurants/Stores: R taco, Pitch, First Watch, Amazon
Activities: reading, working out, pedicures, Huskers

Mrs. Norman Music
Food: Mounds, potato chips, coffee, red wine
Restaurants/Stores: Upstream, Bath & Bodyworks
Activities: music, pedicures

Mrs. Rickard Art
Foods: Mixed nuts, Snickers, Diet Coke, Arizona Green Tea
Restaurants/Stores: Noodles, Chipotle
Activities: massages, facials

Ms. Prieksat Library
Foods: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, kiwis, Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Mt. Dew
Restaurants/Stores: Applebee’s, McDonald’s
Activities: reading, dancing, music, pedicures

Mrs. Beeghly Gifted and Talented
Foods: popcorn, coffee, tea
Restaurants/Stores: Espana, Maharaja Indian Cuisine, El Basha Grill,
Mai Thai, The Bookworm, Sur la Table
Activities: reading, writing, cooking, singing

Miss Barnes Resource
Foods: light popcorn, chips & salsa, unsweetened tea
Restaurants/Stores: Olive Garden, Taco Bell
Activities: reading, manicures, pedicures, Huskers

Miss Johnson Resource
Foods: flavored almonds, Crunchy Cheetos, Diet Pepsi
Restaurants/Stores: Mark’s, Benson Brewery, Runza
Activities: running, manicures, pedicures, massages,

Ms. Behrens ESL
Foods: dates & nuts, Chex mix, Cheetos, coffee, Kombucha
Restaurants/Stores: El Basha, Chipotle
Activities: reading, massages, pedicures

Mr. Hesser Psychologist
Foods: Snickers, popcorn, Dr. Pepper
Restaurants/Stores: Zio’s Pizza, Barnes & Noble
Activities: reading, golf

Mrs. Bradford Nurse
Foods:
Restaurants/Stores:
Activities:

Mrs. Dauner Health Aide
Foods: Fruit, cheese dip & chips, Diet Coke
Restaurants/Stores: B&G’s Tasty Foods, Raising Cane’s
Activities: Photography, manicures, pedicures, KC Chiefs

Mrs. Bowden (ESL)
Foods: Kit Kat, Candy Corn, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Coffee
Restaurants/Stores: Shucks, Sonic, Target, Von Maur
Activities: photography, reading, pedicures

Mr. Saw (ESL) Paraprofessional
Foods: Fruit, betal nut, lemonade
Restaurants: China Buffet, Burger King
Activities: music, singing, soccer

Ms. Caguioa Paraprofessional
Foods: See’s Awesome Bar, fruit, popcorn, juices, wine
Restaurants/Stores: Biaggi’s, Blue Sushi, Gap, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters
Activities: horseback riding, yoga, massages, pedicures

Mrs. Fischer Paraprofessional
Foods: Dove Milk Chocolate, popcorn, Diet Coke
Restaurants/Stores: Dario’s, Five Guys
Activities: jigsaw puzzles, reading, pedicures

Mrs. Goldsberry (Resource) Paraprofessional
Foods: Snickers, potato chips, Dr. Pepper
Restaurants/Stores: Dono’s, Five Guys
Activities: pedicures, reading, jigsaw puzzles

Mrs. Suter (BSP) Paraprofessional
Foods: chocolate, grapes, water, coffee
Restaurants/Stores: Blue, Runza
Activities: reading, gardening, Creighton

Mrs. Gilquist (K) Paraprofessional
Foods: $100,000 Bar, Heath bar, popcorn, trail mix, Diet Coke
Restaurants/Stores: Amsterdam Falafel, Target
Activities: music (writing/performing), baking, crossword puzzles

Mrs. Newman (K) Paraprofessional
Foods: Chocolate, popcorn, fruit
Restaurants/Stores: Salween Thai, Panera, McDonald’s
Activities: crafts, gardening

Ms. Smith (Library) Paraprofessional
Foods: Berries, plain potato chips, caramel latte
Restaurants/Stores: Spaghetti Works
Activities: massages, facials, pedicures, arts & crafts

Mrs. Laskley ESL
Foods: Twix, El Sabroso Guacachip Tortilla, Snapple Mango Tea
Restaurants/Stores: Jams American Grill, Scooters
Activities: reading, manicures, pedicures

Mrs. Davis PAC
Foods: popcorn, chips & dip, peanut M&Ms, Diet coke
Restaurants/Stores: Qdoba, R Taco
Activities: reading, pedicures

Mr. McNair Engineer
Mr. Dorador Custodian
Mr. Morris Security

Mrs. Clapper Cafeteria
Foods: Snickers, chips, chocolate chip ice cream, iced tea
Restaurants/Stores: Outback Steakhouse, Wal-Mart
Activities: sewing, Huskers, bubble baths

Mrs. Smoot Cafeteria
Ms. Shanna Brown Cafeteria