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!


Cherrydale Fundraiser - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Our PTO fundraiser starts March 20th and ends April 3rd.

More details coming soon.


Weekly Newsletter

Dear Masters Families,

                                                                                                                                                              March 1, 2018


 If you have a 5th grader and would like to volunteer or organize the dance please contact Lisa.  The dance will be on  Thursday, May 24th. It would be nice to form a group, so we can have a plan for that day.  We do have a DJ set-up and will have cookies and punch. We will be using a new fundraising company for our fund-raising. The company is Cherrydale.  *Our fundraiser date is March 20th thru April 3rd. We will use the proceeds to fund a walking track, field trips, classroom parties, teacher appreciation meals,

                            scholarships, needed classroom supplies and family movie night.*   Book fair is March 7th and March 8th.   Pancake Man has been rescheduled for April 12th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Remember we still need box tops from our students.  Box Tops help with student parties, field trips and contribute to scholarships.  We are looking for new board members for the next school year. If you are interested in becoming more involved or have any PTO questions or concerns please contact Lisa Hendricks at 402-880-1924 or  Our next PTO Meeting will be March 6th at 6:00 pm in the library.



PTO Meeting                                                                                                           Tuesday, March 6th, 6:00 pm

Parent Teachers Conferences, Book Fair                                               March 7th, 4:15- 8:00 pm, March 8th, 1:00 – 7:30 pm

No School for Student                                                                                            Thursday, March 8th, Friday, March 9th

Spring Recess                                                                                                        Monday, March 12th – Friday, March 16th

Return to School                                                                                                   Monday, March 19th

Fundraiser Starts                                                                                                     Tuesday, March 20th

Fundraiser Ends                                                                                                      Tuesday, April. 3rd

Pancake Man                                                                                                          Thursday, April 12th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

No School for Students                                                                                        Friday, April 13th



Please remember that the automatic phone system will start placing calls at 9:35 a.m.  If your child is tardy after that time the call will still be placed.  If your child does not stop by the office for a tardy slip, your child will be shown as absent.  If your child is not in the classroom by 8:50 a.m. they will be considered tardy.  If your child is absent, you may call 402-572-1027 before 8:00 a.m. to leave a message.



THE FLU BUG HAS ARRIVED!  Please remember…if your child is sent home because of a 100 degree temp or higher, they must stay home for 24 hours, temp free (without medication) before they can return to school.  The same 24 hour rule would apply to children who are vomiting.



Our students in grades 3-6 have all taken their mid-year Math and Reading Acuity assessments and will be able to share and compare how they performed in comparison to the ACUITY they took in September. Please ask your student how they scored on Acuity and what their goal is for the state assessment!


Our students are really working hard on learning their grade level math and reading. They will have their time to show what they know shortly after Spring Break. All of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will have the opportunity to take the state reading test (NESA-R) and the state Math test (NESA-M). Our 5th graders will also take the state Science (NESA-S). We are excited to have our students show how smart they are and are looking forward to great results! The testing schedule is displayed on the back of the newsletter. This year our 5th graders will be required to answer questions that require them to read a passage and cite the evidence that communicates why they believe it is the best answer. Please continue to remind your students to try their best and know their teacher and parents will be most proud of them for giving their best.


The severe weather shelter has been completed at Masters. The addition that has been placed on Masters is the severe weather shelter. This is a space that has be provided to support the safety of all students and staff in the event that there is severe weather.

The National Teacher Appreciation takes place in May. We will now align with the national dates and celebrate our teaching staff in May. Although it is definitely understood that you appreciate the Masters staff daily, parents, if you would like to continue to recognize the dedication and commitment of your child’s teacher, please plan to do so on May 3rd,  this will be a school wide appreciation day of our school staff. Thank you in advance for taking the time to recognize school teaching staff!                                                                                

Please feel free to e-mail your comments, suggestions, or questions to I welcome your input.                                                                          



                                                                                                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.


Important Information

If you are interested in volunteering at Masters,

please click on the link below.


Volunteer Form