J. G. Masters Elementary
5505 North 99th Street
Omaha, NE 68134-1599
Phone: (402) 572-1027
Fax: (402) 572-0952
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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.
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Sounds of the Season Provide Holiday Healing
by Katina Granger on December 22, 2016
A small crowd gathered in the corner of Methodist Hospital Café on Thursday, huddled around a Christmas tree to hear a choir of young voices sing:
“Sleigh bells ring…. Are you listening?”
The Masters Monarch Maestros, a children’s choir of 3rd through 5th graders from Masters Elementary, was the youngest group of singers to share their talents during the hospital’s Holidays at the Hospital music series. The series brought seasonal music from choirs and artists across the area to Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital through the month of December.
“It’s just a little bit of holiday spirit for patients and their families, as well as our employees,” said Michelle Olmo, Volunteer Coordinator at Methodist Hospital who helped arrange the series of performances. “The kids are also so excited to be singing. The girls wore their pretty dresses, the boys had on their finest, and they all got to ride a school bus. They told me they’ve never sang for an audience outside their school, so this is a treat for them as well as us.”
In addition to performances in the Methodist Hospital Café, other groups of carolers also sang on every floor of Methodist Hospital throughout the month, sharing the holiday spirit with those who would not be home for the Christmas season.
“Music is so healing,” said Olmo. “We just had a patient’s family member come up to us with tears in her eyes to tell us thank you for bringing in music. She was here to see her loved one and said this music and hearing these children sing was exactly what she needed. Nurses have also called us from their units to say that the carolers have done so much to lift spirits for patients. It’s such a blessing having people come in to sing.”
Singing groups have included soloists, high school and elementary choirs as well as groups from local churches.
Masters School Improvement Plan
Professional Development Focus Areas
Sense (Problem Solving)
2. Balance Literacy - Vocabulary/Comprehension
3. Writing Process
4. Multi-Tierred Systems of Support
Dear Masters Families, November 3, 2016
BOX TOPS NEEDED! Be sure to ask your friends and
family to save box tops for our school. Each label is worth $.10 and they
really add up, money raised helps us pay for special activities and field
trips. You can send them to school anytime with your student. Please contact Lisa Hendricks at 402-880-1924
or email@example.com with any questions or comments. Thank you! Did you know our
school has a website? Log on to ops.org/elementary/masters. We have updated
information on our PTO page if you aren’t able to attend our meetings.
Meeting 6:00 PM Tuesday,
@ Joslyn Wednesday,
School Wednesday, November 23rd
Recess Thursday & Friday,
November 24th & 25th
WINTER PROGRAM 9:30 & 1:30
Friday, December 9th
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, we will send home second quarter
Progress Reports with students who are in need of improving their grades before
the end of the first semester. The
semester ends on Friday, December 22nd, before Winter Break. Be sure to have a conversation with your
child about his/her second quarter grades and academic success. If you have any questions about your child’s
achievement, please call their teacher.
if your child is sick, tardy, out of town, or has an appointment please
call the school at 402-572-1027. You can call anytime during the night or day;
we do have an absence line that you can leave a message. This will save our staff from calling you at
work, or on your cell or home phone with no interruption to you!!!
Please let the office know if there are any
changes to your address or phone number.
If an emergency arises, or transportation needs to be corrected there
will not be any delay.
Girls are doing a wonderful job! Next game will be on Wednesday, November 9th
at JOSLYN. Games start at 4:45 p.m. and
end at 5:45 p.m. Transportation is
included for this game for basketball players to Joslyn. Parent will need to pick up their child after
the game. Please come and support our
girls, students must be accompanied by an adult to watch the game.
welcome our new students!! Gavin Miller,
Jayden Riley and Hailey Riley.
The lost and found with clothing
will be donated to the homeless shelter on Nov. 11th, if your child
is missing any items of clothing; please, come to the school to see if it is in
the lost and found. ATTENTION MEDICAID FAMILIES: There have recently been some changes
in Nebraska Healthcare Marketplace, which require all recipients of NE Medicaid
to re-enroll for services by January 31, 2017. Enrollment is open now. Those
who do not re-enroll will be at risk for losing their current Primary Care
Provider, and The Marketplace will choose their provider for them. Re-enrolling
is not like reapplying, as it requires much less paperwork. You may re-enroll
on your own by going to EnrollNebraska.org/Local, or you may contact the
following agencies for assistance (recommended): Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. at, 402-457-1207, or
One World Community
Health Center at, 402-502-8888.
It is that time already. Our
students have been practicing the songs for the Winter Program. This is definitely
a program that you do not want to miss; they sound amazing. It is often
standing room only at our musical performances. Please plan accordingly, if
your student plays a musical instrument, they will only perform at the
afternoon performance. Thanksgiving is a time to spend time
with family and friends and the Masters Staff wish you a happy Thanksgiving and
time with your families! Please feel free to e-mail your comments, suggestions,
or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org I welcome your input.
Dr. LeDonna Griffin, Principal
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