LPS Spelling Bee Feb 9, 2019

Attention Students in Grades 5 – Join the 2019 LPS Spelling Bee

Sign up online today at HERE.

Beat the deadline:  January 25, 2019

PTO Little Free Library Cart

Prescott Elementary has a Little Free Library Cart and you’re invited to choose a book! Join us on the dates noted below from 3:45-4:00 pm. The book cart will be located outside the main office

Prescott PTO are excited to be the stewards for the Little Free Library Cart! Here’s how it works:

  • We will stock the cart with a variety of good quality books that we hope will interest Prescott students of all ages and reading levels
  • Students may choose one book to take home and keep or return when finished reading
  • The cart will be open twice a month except as noted below
  • You may also donate books for the cart
  • A box for returns and donations will be located next to Family Service Office
  • LFL books are always a gift – never for sale!

Little Free Cart Schedule

Nov 2 Nov 16 Dec 7 Dec 20  
Jan 18 Feb 1 Feb 15 March 1 March 22
April 5 April 18 May 3 May 17  

Questions? Books to donate? Call Jen – 402-438-4870

Updated Information to be Volunteer

Safety and security is a top priority at Prescott Elementary School. Beginning October 26, 2018 any parent, family member, or personal friend who accompanies a Prescott student on a field trip must be a Level III Volunteer.  The Lincoln Public Schools Security Department recommends this practice to help ensure the safety of students.  Level III Volunteers are approved to assume responsibility for Lincoln Public Schools students without a certified staff member present.  Before an individual can be approved to be a Level III Volunteer they must submit information for a national background check.  This national background check can take several days to . Click here to go to the LPS Volunteer Website. This practice ensures that if students come under the supervision of a volunteer absent a staff member, that the volunteer has Level III status.

The field trips our students attend are Lincoln Public Schools sponsored events; they are not family events.  Approved Level III Volunteers who have coordinated with school staff to attend a field trip therefore may not bring other family members on the field trip, including younger, non-school age children.

Finally, parents, family members, or personal friends who show up on Lincoln Public School field trips unannounced, and have not been approved for Level III Volunteer status, will not be allowed to participate in the field trip.  Individuals without Level III status can be with their child one-on-one, but they will not be allowed to join the Lincoln Public Schools group at any time.

Student safety is our top priority and we appreciate your understanding of these procedures. If you have questions, or would like additional clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

J.J. Wilkins
Principal
Prescott Elementary School
(402)436-1161

Lost and Found

We have a Lost and Found table located at the bottom of the stairs by the cafeteria. When an item is lost, we put it on the table for the students to see when they are at breakfast or lunch. Please take a moment and check out our lost and found area by the cafeteria. Any items left at Prescott on December 20, 2018 will be donated.

Parent Notification

Parents may request and the District will provide information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s teacher and paraprofessionals.

After School Clubs End December 20

Clubs are open to all Prescott students in Kindergarten through 5th grade and they are free of charge to anyone who participates. Prescott school partners with Family Service, 21st Century Lincoln Community Learning Centers, school teachers and other community partners to support club opportunities.

First semester clubs begin on September 4th and end on December 20th. There are no clubs on non-school days or on PLC days. There will be no clubs the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences, October 8 – October 12, as well as the week of November 19 – November 23.

All After School Clubs begin at 3:38 pm and end at 4:45 pm. Snack is served to all children at the beginning of each club. Please include dietary needs on the registration slip as well as special accommodations that your child may need.  All school doors will remain locked until 4:45 pm, at which time door 1 will unlock automatically for parents to enter the building and sign out their child from the school’s auditorium.

If you have any questions or comments please call Cristina Keen, CLC Supervisor, at: 402-580-0195 or email: ckeen@lps.org.

 Additional clubs will be offered later in the semester for students who did not get placed into clubs.

 Other information:

  • Family Service policy requires that all students be picked up and signed out by an authorized adult escort at the end of club time.
  • For emergencies, absences, and/or if you need to pick up your child prior to 4:45, please contact the CLC Supervisor (402-580-0195).
  • Student misbehavior will not be tolerated and may be cause for dismissal from the club.
  • Parent consistently being late for pick up may result in child’s dismissal from club.

School Supplies

What school supplies do I need?

All students should have a backpack along with a lunch box, if needed, marked with their name.

According to Nebraska state law and LPS Policy, students are never required to bring any supplies to school. All supplies necessary for your child’s education will be supplied by LPS.

Some families have asked if they can help by donating supplies. Sometimes having extra supplies on hand is helpful especially when new students arrive, when markers go dry or items get misplaced. Teachers may have a special optional project planned that may require other resources, like notebooks, extra colored pencils or fabric.

IF YOU CHOOSE, you can certainly donate to a grade level ‘supply closet’ that will benefit everyone on the team. Later in the year there may be a time when a grade level sends out another grade level ‘supply closet request’ for a special classroom project.

If you are interested, you can also donate to area school supply drives. Please verify the organization collecting the supplies to ensure the donations are give to the students and schools that need the supplies the most.

Thank you so much for your willingness to help us launch our grade level supply closets. Thank you for being such an incredible group of parents!

School Supplies Wish List

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Kleenex Tissues
  • Sandwich, Quart, and Gallon Plastic Bags
  • Blue Painter’s Tape
  • Stickers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sticky Notes
  • #2 Ticonderoga Pencils
  • Pink Papermate Erasers
  • Papermate Flare Pens
  • Crayons
  • Dry Erase Fine Tip Expo Markers
  • College Ruled Notebooks
  • Two-Pocket Folders
  • Packages of sheet protectors
  • Hand Sanitizer – Hand Sanitizer products’ by Purell® and Germ-X® are the only products that are approved to be donated to Schools. Donated ‘Hand Sanitizer products’ should be unscented and must contain at least 60% alcohol.