J. G. Masters Elementary
5505 North 99th Street
Omaha, NE 68134-1599
Phone: (402) 572-1027
Fax: (402) 572-0952
READ! READ! READ! . be on the lookout in the building for teachers promoting reading! You may see them reading a book in a far away place or somewhere in space!
We hope you enjoy visiting our Website. Our school's number one focus is to see each student reach his or her highest potential. Our overall goal is to improve student achievement. To reach this goal, we follow strategies from our annual School Improvement Plan. At Masters Elementary, the staff, parents, students, and community work together to increase student achievement. By keeping the lines of communication open, students will experience success at Masters.
Masters School provides many services to meet the needs of our students and community. Breakfast is provided before school for all students, and before and after school day care is available through OPS Kids Club. We have a hard working and active PTO that sponsors family activities, and of course, an outstanding staff teaching an excellent curriculum, supporting our goal of improving student achievement.
The Masters School Web site will provide important information about our school and events for the school year. Please visit our Web site throughout the school year. We value your input. Let us know if you have suggestions, questions, or concerns. By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.
On Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m., Film Streams will show the film "Catfish" followed by a panel discussion titled "The Online Persona: How Digital Identity Impacts Development and Relationships" moderated by Keegan Korf. Panelists will include well-known community members and a local teen for a varied perspective.
This event is open to the public and we encourage audience members from all parts of the community including parents, teachers, and teens from all local school districts. Tickets are available for $7 with a student or teacher ID. Advanced tickets can be purchased at http://www.filmstreams.org/film/catfish/. Consider buying tickets in advance because the event will likely sell out.
Masters School Improvement Plan
Professional Development Focus Areas
Sense (Computation/Problem Solving)
2. Balance Literacy - Comprehension
3. Writing to Learn
Dear Masters Families, September 8, 2016
Thank you to all the families who have sent in Party
donations and PTO Membership forms. It is not too late to send in your
forms, you can send to school at any time. Our Fall Fundraiser will be sent home next Monday
September 12th. Please keep in mind that this is the main fundraiser for
the PTO, without your support we cannot continue to provide for our students
and staff. We encourage you to do your best and remember that every item sold
helps us raise money for future field trips, meals and special activities for
our school community. All orders will be due back no later than Tuesday September 27th. Delivery
Date is set for Thursday, October 20th! We have exciting prizes for
the class who sells the most and a limo ride to Pizza Hut for any student
selling 18 items or more!
SCHOOL LUNCH REMINDER
regulations require that a new meal application be completed yearly for those
families interested in applying for a reduced or free meal status for their children. If an application is not processed by September 30th, 2016, last year’s lunch code status expires and students
become full pay students beginning Monday, October 3rd, 2016. To ensure your
child’s status does not become full pay please complete an application as soon
Services offers an online meal application which is located at the address
It is quick
and easy to complete. If you have any
questions, contact the Nutrition Services Office, 402-557-2230. Or call Ms. Gayle and she will assist you
with the online application. You will
get approval a lot faster!!!
Soccer Practice Masters September 12th, 14th, 21st
Soccer Game Girls at Masters September 13th ~vs~ Hartman
Soccer Game Boys at Masters September 15th ~vs~ Hartman
Improvement/Curriculum Day NO
SCHOOL Friday, September 16th
TEAM Planning Day NO SCHOOL Monday, September 19th
HY-VEE RECEIPTS SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
are asking for your help…Please save all of your grocery receipts from Hy-Vee
dated September 1 – December 31, 2016.
Masters will receive a check from Hy-Vee based on the total dollar
amount of the receipts collected by our school.
Please ask your family, friends, and neighbors to save their receipts
for us. Please keep Masters in mind when
you grocery shop. Thank you in advance
for your help.
Please remember to sign in at the office any time
you arrive at the school when class is in session. It is important that all visitors wear a
badge that is visible to all staff and students. This is for the safety of our
students. Thank you!
***If you changed your address on the
census forms, you must provide proof of address via OPPD, cable bill, MUD or
lease agreement. This will effect
transportation for you child, and mailings that are importantly sent to you! Also, change of phone number? Please call me
right away so I can update.***
PLEASE STEP UP
If you see
someone who is struggling to make friends or maybe they are brand new to
Masters and he/she doesn’t have many friends or because they are shy or not
dressed in the most “in” clothes – PLEASE step up. Say hi or at least smile at them in the
hallway. You never know what that person
might be facing outside of school. Your
kindness might just make a BIG difference in someone’s life!
child comes home with a change of clothing, and soiled clothes in a bag. Please return the washed borrowed clothing;
we are running out of small sizes.
you have a student that is medically excused and not in school, please make
certain that their sibling does attend school, as the sibling will not be
medically excused and it will count against their attendance.
Conferences are Coming!!!
will take place on Wednesday, October 26th (4:25 – 8:05 p.m.)
and Thursday, October 27th (1:00 – 7:25 pm.). This is so
important for your child to show what Monarchs are doing in the classroom, and
to give support of your child. Please call your students teacher to arrange a
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
in grades K-1 are participating in pre-test
in reading, given by their classroom teachers, to determine what students
already know about sounds, bending sounds together, and sight words. Students
in second grade are participating in the reading and math MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments to inform teachers
what support in learning is needed during reading and math classes. Students in
grades 3-5 are taking the Acuity
Pre-Screen Assessment in reading and math between the dates of September 6-September 30. As a staff, we review student results on these
assessments and create an annual School Improvement Plan to address the
academic needs of our students.
What is the Acuity test?
Acuity assessment is a multiple choice test aligned to the state standards in
reading and math to prepare students to take the Nebraska State Accountability
Assessments (NeSA) in reading and math at the end of the year. Students will
take the untimed Acuity assessments online, and teachers will receive detailed
information about student achievement in order to plan the next best “teacher
moves” to support each student’s academic growth.
What you can do to help?
the assessment with your child and encourage him/her to do his/her best. Reminding them of what NED said: Never give up, Encourage others, and always Do
your best! Additionally, please make sure your child comes to school
well-rested, on time, and prepared for learning. Thank you for your support!
Our students are working hard on exhibiting
model Monarch behavior by being respectful, responsible learners.
Students and Staff are focusing on the expectations for the class
restroom time, individual restroom use, the hallways and sidewalks. The
teachers will be teaching students about proper restroom etiquette such as
waiting your turn, maintaining privacy, and cleaning up after yourself.
Hallway procedures include staying in a straight line, facing forward,
and making sure to not interrupt the learning taking place in our school.
With practice and positive feedback, we know that all students at Masters
can meet these expectations 100% of the time.
Students are earning their Model Monarch
tickets every day, with teachers providing specific descriptive feedback as
support to 100% of students meeting the expectations. Ask your child if
they have earned one this week! Drawings for prizes are at the end of the
school day every Friday! We are proud of our students when they meet the
school-wide expectations of being respectful, responsible learners and we take
the time to recognize them for their hard work!
feel free to e-mail your comments, suggestions, or questions to email@example.com
I welcome your input.
LeDonna Griffin, Principal
The Omaha Public Schools District has adopted a new Standards-Based report card. The goal of the new report card is to provide parents/guardians with an accurate picture regarding their child's progress on grade level standards. Click on the link below to access additional information about the new report card and standards-based grading system.
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