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Highly Qualified Teachers
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Our school receives federal funds for Title 1 programming. We work very hard to meet the needs of your students using great programing and effective teachers.  At this time, 100% of our elementary teachers meet state licensing requirements for the grade level and subjects in which each teacher is providing instruction.  Para Professionals at Plattsmouth Elementary are also highly qualified.
Feel free to request specific information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher or teachers.  Our email addresses and phone numbers are below.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Cherie Larson                                      Todd Halvorsen
Director of Instructional Services               Elementary Principal
clarson@pcsd.org                                   thalvorsen@pcsd.org
402-296-3361 ext. 2812                            402-296-4173 ext. 2504
 
 
Elementary Daily Schedule
 
PLATTSMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DAILY SCHEDULE
2016-2017
 
       7:30 a.m.         Principal and Administrative Assistants arrive
       7:45 a.m.        Teachers arrive
       7:50 a.m.        Walking Club starts
       8:10 am.         Students enter building
       8:15 a.m.        Warning Bell
       8:20 a.m.        Tardy bell
       3:15 p.m.        Kindergarten dismissal
       3:20 p.m.        Grades 1-4 dismissal
       4:00 p.m.        Teachers’ workday ends
       4:00 p.m.        Administrative Assistants workday ends
 
APPOINTMENTS AND QUICK ANSWERS
Appointments with the principal and parent-teacher discussions should be prearranged by telephoning the school secretaries at 402 296-4173.  Parents can get quick answers about school by calling between 7:15-7:45 a.m., but for questions requiring detailed answers, please call after 9:00 a.m.
 

 
 
 
Title I Compact
Please see the attached updated Title I Compact.   Please review and provide any input into the changes to the school-wide and/or building documents provided.

Plattsmouth Elementary School Parent - School Learning Compact 2015-2016 School Year

Effective schools are the results of partnership between school staff members and families working together for each child’s success.   A learning compact is an agreement among groups toward that goal.  We invite you to be involved in a partnership with us.
 
School Responsibilities
All students are important, therefore the school is:
            •  Responsible for providing a high quality curriculum and instruction.
            •  Hiring highly qualified teachers.
            •  Providing policy and procedures that encourage academic achievement, responsible behavior,     civic engagement.
 
Parent/Guardian Responsibilities
I want my child to be successful; therefore I will:
  •   See that my child attends school regularly and on time.
  •   Support school staff in maintaining discipline.
  •   Read with my child and let my child see me read.
  •   Communicate with my child’s teacher on a regular basis.
  •   Volunteer to assist with projects at home or at school.
 
Teacher Responsibilities
It is important that students achieve; therefore, I will strive to do the following;
  • Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction to enable children to meet state academic achievement standards
  • Provide necessary assistance to parents so they can help with homework.
  •  Communicate regularly about student progress, especially positive aspects.
  •  Provide varied learning opportunities for all students.
  •  Hold high expectations for all students, believing all students can learn and  progress at their own rate.
  • Make the classroom a safe and caring place for learning.                                                                                                                                                                    
Student Responsibilities
It is important that I work to do the best of my ability.  I will strive to do the following:
  • Attend school regularly.
  • Work cooperatively with my classmates.
  • Respect myself, my school, and other people.
  • Always try to do my best.
 
 



 
District News
HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!
Monday, March 20, 2017, is the first day of spring and the first day of spring break! Enjoy some time to relax and prepare for a great finish to the 2016-2017 school year.
2016-2017 and 2017-2018 PCS Calendars
Click here for the 2016-2017 PCS Calendar that was approved by the BoE on Dec. 14, 2015.

Click here for the 2017-2018 PCS Calendar that was approved by the BoE on Feb. 13, 2017.
OPAA! Menus
BREAKING NEWS! PCS is the first school district in Nebraska with OPAA! to offer menus via Nutrislice! Menus are available at the link below. Hover over any food item and get a picture with detailed nutritional information. This is a great tool for monitoring personal health and wellness. It is an excellent resource for students, parents, and faculty/staff.

Menus are available for all buildings, starting Feb. 1, 2017. 


Click here ----> NEW BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS LINK

"Thumbs up to the new food choices and variety. My daughter is very happy about having lemonade, ice tea, and water as choices, since it's hard for the kids to get hydrated with the busy days." Jody Graskowiak-Parent

 
Upcoming Events
Today
3/27/2017
- NO Kindergarteners
8:20 AM - 3:20 PM
3/30/2017
4/3/2017
- Steven Fite Concert
8:45 AM - 1:20 PM
4/4/2017
- Skating Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM