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Platte Center Elementary News and Events
Vehicle Day at Ag Park
The first grade students enjoyed Vehicle Day at Ag Park on September 8th. The students enjoyed walking around and learning about many different vehicles that are used in the community. Some of the students’ favorite vehicles were the ambulance, fire truck, mail truck, pay loader, and the police cars.
Family Groups Build Community Bridges
Platte Center “Family Groups” had a competition to build bridges. Each group had to assemble a bridge using cups and popcycle sticks, making it strong enough to hold 21 bears and bugs.

The groups also made get-well cards for a Platte Center resident. They will be delivered throughout the month to cheer her up! Our theme this year is “building bridges” between school and community.
Each family group has a student from every grade. It is so special to see bonds being made between the kids; older helping younger, smiles in the hallway, friendly and encouraging words!
Platte Center Elementary Student Council
The following students were elected to serve on the Student Council for the first semester:
4th Grade: Adamaris Torres, Carter Dietrich~Vice Pres., Emily Brandt~Secretary
5th Grade: Omar Gonzalez, Ayshia Delancey, Emma Anderson~Treasurer
6th Grade: Tyghanna Ellis, Dan Nelson, Jimena Riojas~President

This semester our Student Council members are responsible for Road Side Pickup, Red Ribbon Week and Candy and T-Shirt Sales. The Student Council uses their income to support student activities throughout the year. Congratulations to our newest members!!
Viking Helmet - Academic Excellence
A helmet on my head to protect all that I’ve learned,
I’ve worked so hard to get so smart, but there’s always more to learn.
(Academics)--Symbol: Viking Helmet
Mr. Witt is teaching the students about the School Mission. Mrs. Howles composed some clever poetry for the students to learn, reinforcing each symbol; helmet, shield and hammer. This week is academics symbolized by the Viking helmet.
Mikayla Loseke and Victor Perez, were chosen as this month’s “Viking Way” winners. Victor and Mikayla demonstrate the Viking Way with positive attitudes, caring natures and excellent grades. They work hard to be great students at Platte Center Elementary. Congratulations, Mikayla and Victor!!!

Accelerated Reader Kickoff
Platte Center Elementary students and staff kicked off our Accelerated Reader program for the 2016-2017 school year. The theme this year is “Sports”. Lakeview High School Cheerleaders were present and surprised the student body by cheering on the students to “READ! READ! READ! Their cheer encouraged students to exercise their minds and open new doors by reading books. A bulletin board in the hallway will display sports cards earned by students when they reach their 1st Semester Accelerated Reader goal, which is set by their classroom teacher, based on their reading level. There is also a poster in the hallway displaying school-wide progress toward a 6,000 point goal for the year. As the student body earns points for reading books and passing Accelerated Reader quizzes, a soccer ball flies closer to the soccer goal. If the 6,000 point goal is reached by the end of the year, we will have a sports fun day to celebrate the student’s reading success!
Lakeview Football Players Visit
Excitement was in the air on Friday, September 9, as children were greeted at the front door by the mighty Lakeview Viking football team. The team members interacted with students, talking to them about school, sports and teamwork, and signing autographs! Each member introduced themselves with the former Platte Center students getting rousing applause! A BIG thank you to the Lakeview Football team for coming to Platte Center!!!! Both students and staff loved it! Thank you Lakeview football team for visiting our students and teaching them the importance of working hard, being a team player, and doing well in school!
Lakeview, Lakeview, hats off to thee
To our colors, true we will ever be
Brave and strong, united are we
Rah! Rah! Vikings!
Rah! Rah! Vikings!
Hats off to Lakeview High!
Elementary Music Concert Changes
Due to the overcrowding at last year's Elementary Christmas Concert, some changes have been made for the 2016-17 school year to ensure students and parents have a more enjoyable experience.

Kindergarten-3rd Grade students will have a Christmas concert on December 20th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Doors willopen at 5:45 p.m. Because of the increase in attendance at the concert, saving seats will not be allowed.

4th-6th Grade students will have a spring concert. Date and time to be announced.
This change intends to alleviate traffic, parking, and seating issues that were experienced last year. If you have questions or concerns regarding this change, please call your building principal.
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.
School Hours
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.
Contact Information
Platte Center Elementary
155 Platte Street
Platte Center, NE 68653

Phone: (402 246-3465)
Fax: (402 246-3044)
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