Masters Elementary

J. G. Masters Elementary
5505 North 99th Street
Omaha, NE 68134-1599

Phone: (402) 572-1027
Fax: (402) 572-0952

What's Happening at Masters.....

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!

Home of the Monarchs!

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.

Show your Masters pride by wearing school colors, orange and black, or a Masters shirt on Fridays!

Announcements

Phase 2 Bond Information Session - Monday, April 9, 2018
The OPS Board of Education will hold a Phase 2 bond information session on
Thursday, April 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Northwest High Magnet School - Library
8204 Crown Point Ave.
Dr. Shavonna Holman and Ricky Smith – Subdistrict 1 and 4
 
NSCAS Review - Monday, March 26, 2018

Please click on the PowerPoint link to see how you can help your 3rd-5th grader with the state test.
NSCAS-PPT-Parents.pptx

 
Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story - Monday, March 26, 2018

Kumbayah is a play put on by Minnesota Humanities Center and several Masters students are perform in it.

Please click on the flyer to see more details.

4th & 5th grade students from Masters will see it on April 20th.

Community Performance is April 21st from 7-9:30 pm

KumbayahTheJuneteenthStoryFlyer

 

Weekly Newsletter

Dear Masters Families,                                                                                                                                      March 22, 2018

 

PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION

Thank you to all the families that participated and helped with the Scholastic book fair. This enabled PTO to earn $800.67.  This was the most successful Book Fair, and PTO greatly appreciates all of you!  Box tops have helped earned $136.60 so far; please continue to collect these for the school to earn $.10 per box top.  Spring fundraiser were sent home, please check your child’s backpack.  Please help your child get involved to help raise funds for the walking trail.  The next PTO meeting is April 3rd at 6:00 pm in the library. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Lisa Hendricks at 402-880-1924 or email lisa-hendricks@cox.net.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March Fundraiser Starts                                                                                                                 Tuesday, March 20th

Fundraiser Ends                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, April 3rd

PTO Meeting                                                                6:00 PM                                                 Tuesday, April 3rd

Pancake Man (Rescheduled)                                                                                          Thursday, April 12th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Team Plan Day, No school                                                                                                                Friday, April 13th

PTO Meeting                                                                        6:00 PM                                                 Tuesday, May 1st

Field Day/Barbecue                                                                                                                            Thursday, May 10th

Spring Concert                                                                     5:30 PM                                                 Friday, May 18th

 

YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks are $13.00, order forms are in the office and payment is due when order is placed. The yearbooks will be given out

in May.

 

PARENT SURVEY

Parents do you want to want to have an opinion about Master’s school?  Now is the time.  The purpose of the Parent Survey is to get more actionable feedback about parent’s experiences at Masters.  The survey was launched by sending the link to all parents that have an email registered with the district. Your feedback is very important to us and continues to help us provide high quality education to all students. Please provide feedback at the following URL:Survey Link: www.TinyURL.com/OPSParentVoice.

To further improve the survey process, and the validity of this data; the parent survey was divided into six different areas that parents can provide feedback for those areas that they have feedback to provide – versus having to provide feedback for all areas regardless of if a parent has relevant feedback to provide. Starting next year, this survey will be available to parents starting on the first day of school to ensure that we are capturing the experiences of parents’ interactions with your building and your staff as they happen. For your reference, a live link to the number of responses recorded for each school can be viewed here: https://ops.co1.qualtrics.com/WRReport/?RPID=RP2_b71A3gj0mc68XDD&P=C

 

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Our students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 are taking their state test in reading, math and science over the next 4-5 weeks. Student performance is greatly impacted in a positive manner with parents serving as partners in the educational process. If your students is in one of the testing grade levels, we ask for your assistance by making certain that students get a good night’s sleep and start each day with a positive “I can and I will rock this test!” Parents; we thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement for our students to do their best…it is their time to shine.

The weather is getting a lot nicer; however, breakfast begins at 8:40 AM. Staff are available to supervise students at 8:35 AM. For the safety of ALL students, please do not drop off students before 8:35 A.M. When students arrive they will line up in the breakfast line of their choice: either “hot breakfast” or “cold breakfast,” and remain outdoors until the staff member walks them into the building. All students will enter the building at a level 1 (whisper voice) to start there day with a “grab and go” breakfast. If your student choses to not eat breakfast, he/she will stand in the cold breakfast line and walk through the cafeteria before going to their classroom. We are so excited about the work that is being completed on the south side of the building. This space will be the size of two additional classrooms and will serve as a space for our severe weather shelter for all staff and students. We are most proud of our students of the month for the month of March. Please see on the back of the newsletter our students’ daily display of being respectful, responsible learners.

Please feel free to e-mail your comments, suggestions, or questions to ledonna.whitegriffin@ops.org I welcome your input.

 

                                                                                Sincerely,    
                                                                                         Dr. LeDonna Griffin, Principal

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

Report Cards/Grading

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.

ReportCards

Important Information

If you are interested in volunteering at Masters,

please click on the link below.

 

Volunteer Form

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Kdg – Mrs. Steiner

Gabriel Chandler follows expectations and is a leader.

Adriana Alvarez follows expectations!

Kdg - Mrs. Hansen

Wyatt Vail listens, follows direction, and is a respectful responsible learner

Lea Key is a respectful, responsible learner

1st – Ms. Retzlaff

Truitt Schulz is kind, follows directions and always listens.

Anthony Morris is kind and nice per his peers.

1st – Ms. Engelby

Colton Walker is always kind and responsible.

Aaliyah McIntosh is kind, follows expectations and school rules.

2nd - Mrs. Welch

Moo Baw is a great worker, and loves to read.

McKenna Lee is a good worker and is always ready to learn.

2nd – Mrs. Nelson

Petunia Kloh is a hard worker, a great citizen and is well liked by her peers.

Kurtis Kelly takes pride in his work and strives to do his best.

3rd – Mrs. Ballard

Pedro Garcia-Diaz is respectful, helpful, nice, honest and a hardworking student.

Taylor Strong is respectful, helpful, kind and a great listener.

3rd – Ms. Larsen

Kadence Bonnette is respectful, responsible, kind and caring to others.

Ellia Longoria is respectful, responsible and a great friend to all her peers.

4th – Mrs. Marks

Rylan Walker is ready to learn, completes his work, and he is kind and a great role model.

Braiden Schade enjoys learning new things, uses his time wisely.

4th – Ms. Gary for Mrs. Tate

Eh Nay Than is respectful, responsible, honest and a friend to all.

Jessica Chei is hard working, asks for help, and is always willing to help others.

5th – Mrs. Baker

Lilian Bolter is respectful, responsible, always positive.  She gives 100%

James Hurst works extremely hard, meticulous about his work and helpful with his peers.

5th – Mr. Wilson

Jessie Tello is greatly improving his mindset and effort towards Math.

Makaela Sicilliani works incredibly hard and always has a positive attitude.

 Ms. Roth

Hope Messer has consistently followed classroom rules, expectations and is a good friend and role model.

Mr. Rivas

Wyatt Lynes has worked hard to catch up on all his missing work.

 

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