Platte Center Elementary News and Events
Smile! On Tuesday, February 28, Lifetouch Studios captured many student smiles in school! As in previous years, pictures will be sent home with the students when the arrive in a few weeks. You can purchase any amount you wish: just be sure to send all unwanted pictures back to school or you will be charged for them.
Visually Impaired Day
How does it feel to be at school when you can’t see? Can you run and play? Can you eat by yourself? How do you read? Platte Center students got to learn first hand what it is like to be visually impaired. Students were divided into their “family” groups; each going to 8 different stations. Everyone donned a blindfold and started on the daily journey of a blind person. Students learned how to use a brailler and see the “dot” alphabet print on the paper. They learned that eating spaghetti is not easy for a blind person. They were led down the hallway and learned the importance of a cane. Students played board games with the aid of dice and a ball that beeped. They also discovered techniques the visually impaired person uses to match clothes, identify money, and the use of an Ipad for these purposes. Thank you to Judy Zadina, Kris Johnson, and Elissa Heibel, all from ESU#7, for providing the fun activities and for giving us new insight and awareness in the life of a visually impaired person.
Box Top Winners
The PTO Boxtop contest concluded the end of February. All the classes did a great job collecting enough box tops for a total monetary award of $280 1st Place winner was 1st grade with a total of 527. They will enjoy a root beer float party. 2nd place with a total of 426 was 6th grade receiving a movie/popcorn party. Third place went to 2nd and 4th grade who tied. They will get an extra recess. Thank you!!
Art Classes with Katie Claus was held on Wednesday, February 15. Students were inspired to fit components together to make a picture. At one point, Mrs. Claus drew a small part of a picture and asked the question, “What do you see?” Answers were numerous and varied. Katie told the students that they were all right! Art is as vast as your imagination!!! THANK YOU, KATIE, FOR YOUR INSPIRATION!!!
Adopt A Door
In an effort to continue community involvement with Lakeview Community Schools, we started an Adopt-A-Door program! Businesses in our community greet our students at the front door on their assigned day. Before school begins they talk to the students about their business! If they have time, they are taken on a quick tour of the school. Thank you to all the businesses who have signed up! The Adopt a Door program will run through May.
Parents of 2017 Kindergarten Students
Registration for new Kindergarteners will be Tuesday, February 21. This will be held in the Lakeview High School Office from 8:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. Please bring a certified birth certificate, current immunizations, and 2 proofs of residency. A letter and forms will be mailed to you prior to registration. If you do not receive a letter, please call the high school office 402-564-8518.
Winter Weather Rules
If the temperature is below 15 degrees wind chill we will stay inside for recess. Please be sure to send hats and gloves for the cold weather season!
WE ARE LAKEVIEW
The Viking Way
We strive to build a strong academic foundation with educational opportunities that develop character and the mindset needed for all students to be successful members of their community.
APPROVED SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE (SES) PROVIDERS
School Hours: Classes begin at 8:05 a.m. so please bring your students before then, especially if they are participating in the breakfast program. School will dismiss at 3:20 p.m. We encourage parents whose children do not ride the bus to pick up students promptly at 3:20 p.m.
Platte Center Elementary
155 Platte Street
Platte Center, NE 68653
Phone: (402 246-3465)
Fax: (402 246-3044)