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

BOND ISSUE PLEASE VOTE! - Tuesday, May 8, 2018
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON MAY 15th, to support the Phase 2 Bond Issue to improve our school! 
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,                                                                                                                                          May 3, 2018

PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION

 A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the spring Fundraiser! Our profit was $3960.45 to go toward walking track. Pancake Man was so much fun and PTO profited $225.50 this will go toward school parties and activities. Thanks for the book donations, the book walk was a success!  Fundraiser pick up is Thursday, May 3rd from 3-6pm items need to be picked up in the gym. We will expedite orders to you from the stage. The Spring Arts Concert is May 18th at 5:30 in the gym. PTO will award 2 scholarships this night along with; 3 Hall of Fame winners and volunteer of the year.   Please plan on joining us!

PTO board positions are open for the 2018-2019 school year as this is the last year for the entire current PTO board. Parents and guardians, please consider taking on this fun and rewarding challenge!

We would like to thank Hy-Vee at 108th Fort for supporting our school this entire year. They have provided us with teacher appreciation meals and cookies for our classroom parties. Thank you!!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day                                                                                              Friday, May 4th

Field Day/Barbecue                                                                                                                         Thursday, May 10th

Spring “Arts” Concert and PTO Scholarships         5:30 pm                                                 Friday, May 18th

Fifth Grade Recognition                                                   2:30pm                                               Thursday, May 24th

Last Day for Students                                                                                                                     Friday, May 25th

 

MASTERS FIELD DAY AND BARBECUE

On May 10th, we will hold Field Day and our Barbecue. Students in grades K-2 will participate in Field Day events from 9:30-11:15. Students in grades 3-5 will have their events from 1:30-3:15. During the students’ regular lunch time, our kitchen staff and will provide everyone with a Barbecue lunch. Non-OPS students and adult lunches cost $3.55. The Barbecue will take place rain or shine. Field Day will be canceled if the weather is bad. Tickets will be given to students in their classroom the day of the picnic if you have prepaid.  If you are joining your child for lunch; remember lunch is $3.55 for adults and children who do not go to Masters.  Please see Ms. Gayle for prepayment.  It is strongly encouraged to purchase pre-paid tickets. You can do so by returning the form on the back and sending the money to your child’s teacher.   Any questions see Ms. Gayle.

 

YEARBOOKS

We still have (2017 –2018) yearbooks available for $13.00, they are going quickly.  Last year’s yearbooks are still available (2016-2017) for $7.00.  See Mrs. Barnett if you would like to order!  Orders in May 23rd.

LOST AND FOUND

Please take a moment to stop by the lost and found box located outside the front office to check for any clothing items your student may have accidentally left at school this year.  Thank YOU!

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

The school year is winding down quickly.  We continue to focus our instruction on state standards.  Students must continue to stay on track with their schoolwork and display model behavior in order to take part in the activities planned for their classroom or grade level.  Encourage your child to put forth his/her best efforts and to follow all school rules.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

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

 

 

Sincerely,

 

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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