Events and News

Volunteer: Updated Information

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.

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
Prescott Elementary School

Parent Notification

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

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.