School's Out for Summer

May 17th @ 11:40 am

Lunches will NOT be served.

School's Out

You're Invited!

Come join us for the Spring Musical Programs and Concerts. The students have been practicing and are ready to perform. Mark your calendars with these important dates:

Second Grade Music Program

Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00 p.m. at Nelson Elementary

District 5th Grade Orchestra Program

Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 p.m. at Campus High School

District 5th Grade Band Concert

Tuesday, May 8 @ 7:00 p.m. at Nelson Elementary

 

Concerts

FUN DAY, FIELD DAY!

Field Day will be on Friday, May 4th. Your student will have a free Field Day shirt waiting for them at school to change into the day of Field Day. Please make sure your student wears appropriate closed toe shoes. Also, please remember to apply and pack sunscreen.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Mrs. Duling at duling@usd261.com. The volunteer time would be from 8:15-1:00.

 

Thank You

We want to say a BIG THANKS to everyone for helping make this year’s “Pennies for Patients” drive so successful!! Thanks to your efforts Nelson School brought in $1,125.27 for this very worthy cause!

 

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 2017-2018 school year.

Four 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

May Update

As this school year begins to wind down, I want to say that excellent things have been going on in your child’s classroom! As far as reading, your child has been given the tools to help them succeed at decoding and blending words together. They have practiced not only how to read in a fluent manner, but to read with expression, smoothness and phrasing. As your child prepares for the upcoming grade, please help keep their skills fresh during our nice, long summer break by try-ing some of these fun activities:

  • Go on a scavenger hunt – have a written list (or pictures) of things for your child to read and look for outside. Be creative!
  • Read and write a recipe of your favorite foods, then make that food.
  • Check out some funny poems from your library and read them in silly voices together.
  • Listen to books on cd or online, discuss the characters, setting, plot, etc.
  • Play “I Spy” using rhyming words, initial or final sounds, syllables, etc.
  • Read lyrics to their favorite songs and sing them.
  • Write compound words (or any words) in shaving cream, sand or play dough.
  • Use side-walk chalk to create words with prefixes and suffixes.
  • Read signs you see in your environment – billboards, businesses, etc.
  • Check out the Haysville Library
  • Check out some websites by Googling your child’s grade level + reading activities.

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation ~ Don’t forget to READ!

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 - 3:55 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:55 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

Family Movie Night - Friday, April 20th @ 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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