Mark Your Calendars

February 8 & 9: No School - Conference Release Days

February 19: No School - Presidents' Day

 

USD 261 CALENDAR UPDATE
NO SCHOOL- APRIL 27
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President's Day

Communication is your key to success!

Parent/Teacher Conferences
When: Monday, February 5, Tuesday, February 6, and Wednesday, February 7
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Parents, thank you in advance for making these meetings a priority. By now, you should have been contacted by the classroom teacher about your conference appointment. These conferences will again be held in the gym for your convenience.

Please note: There will be no school on Thursday, February 8, or Friday, February 9. School will resume on Monday, February 10 at 8:25am.

Valentine's Day Parties - February 14

Parties will begin at 3:00 PM. Room parents, please visit with your classroom teacher to finalize plans.

Bring Your Family to Movie Night at Nelson Elementary!

Movie: "TBA"
When: Friday, February 16
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM, Movie starts at 6:30 PM
Where: Nelson Elementary Gym

Shop The Book Fair!

As a reminder, the Scholastic Book Fair will be up on the Stage during this week of Conferences February 5-7, 2018. It will be open Mon.-Wed. from from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Come on out and support the school while having a blast reading!

Bring Your Cans to School!

Nelson School is having an Aluminum Can Drive from February 26 through March 16. The winning class bringing in the most cans will be treated to a pizza party at Nelson with the Principal. The funds generated from these aluminum cans go directly back into special activities and recognitions for the "Kiddos" as well as for the Nelson Beautification Project and Nelson OWLS (outdoor) project.

Do you need a buddy?

New Buddy Benches At Nelson

Jake Edwardson, 5th grader, is showing off one of the new Buddy Benches that CHS students designed and built for our school last spring. Jake initiated the idea that having buddy benches on our school playground would be great for kids to use when they were in need of someone to play with at recess. Nelson staff and students held a spirit week & photo booth fundraiser last spring to raise the money for the benches. Awesome job Jake!

We need musical instruments!

We have a great number of fifth graders who are desiring to take Band or Orchestra this year which is a wonderful opportunity. However, some students are in need of instruments. If anyone has an instrument at home that is not being used, it would make a big difference in the life of a student to donate or loan an instrument. If this is something you would be interested in doing, please contact the school 554-2273.

Nelson Elementary School has been recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner.

Capturing Kids' Hearts

Nelson Elementary School has been recognized by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2016-2017 school year.

Three years ago, Nelson Elementary School began an initiative to transform its campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come alive with a love for learning.

After researching programs used by some of the nation’s most successful schools, Nelson Elementary School leaders chose to join hands with the Flippen Group to bring Capturing Kids’ Hearts to its campus. Teachers and staff have learned processes to connect students with their peers and adults on campus, and to create classrooms where students are excited to enter and learn every day. As a result of implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts, Nelson Elementary School has enjoyed creating a positive and productive learning environment and nearly an 83% reduction in office referrals.

 

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Nelson Capturing Kids' Hearts
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Showcasing just a bit of what NELSON has to offer! Welcome...and ENJOY!

 

Please Notify the Office ...

If you do not want Haysville USD 261 to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, you must notify the District in writing by September 13, 2017 or within two weeks of enrolling your child. If at any point in the school year, you change your mind about disclosure of information, you must follow the notification procedures listed here.

Please send such notification to: Liz Hames, Communications Director, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060 AND to the principal of your child’s school. If a written notification of refusal to release directory information is not received by the District, USD 261 assumes there is no objection to the release of the directory information as designated.

Please Notify the Office ...

Please remember to call the office when your student will not be in school because of illness or appointments by 8:50 a.m.. Our phone number is 554-2273. Also, please have your child sign in the office if they arrive after 8:25 a.m. In the afternoon, if you have a special message for your child, please notify the office by 3:15 p.m. to assure all messages get delivered before school is let out. We will again be utilizing an attendance recognition program to help keep our attendance up. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly needed and appreciated.

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

February Monthly Tips!

Word Study and Oral Language are a big part of your child’s day. The purpose of word study is to address phonics skills, spelling patterns and vocabulary growth. Oral Language and Word Study are crucial skills that begin in Pre-K and continue throughout your child’s education.

Some of the ways your child practices word study in the various grades include: word sorts, keeping a word study notebook, looking at language and its history, doing word hunts, webs or ladders, illustrating words, writing ABC books or homophone books, practicing with dictionaries and thesauruses, doing activity cards and playing games based from our L.F. skills packets.

If you have any questions about Literacy First please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out the official website: www.literacyfirst.com.

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 488 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and White

Mascot: Sharks

Principal: Mike Mitchener

 


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Nelson Elementary School

The Mission of the Nelson School Community is to challenge all students with learning opportunities through quality instruction in order to prepare them to be life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Membership

Nelson PTA always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTA meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

Upcoming Events

Nelson Skate Party - Monday, January 22

Family Movie Night - Friday, January 19 @ 6:30 PM

 

 

2017-18 Officers

President: Kim Thompson
1st Vice Pres: Kim Mills
2nd Vice Pres: Christine Gutierrez
Secretary: Nadine Smith
Treasurer: Jackie Waters
Mike Mitchener, Principal

Mike Mitchener

Principal

email: mmitch@usd261.com

In the Office

Jackie Waters
Secretary

email: jwaters@usd261.com

Kim Thompson
Attendance Secretary

email: kthompso@usd261.com

 

Nelson Elementary School
245 N. Delos
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2273
F: (316) 554-2275

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