May 11, 2018

From the Principal...

Dear Families,

We hosted our second annual Volunteer Luncheon on Wednesday as a small token of our appreciation for everything our wonderful parents do for our school. I hope you know how much we truly appreciate you. We couldn’t do the great things we do here at Reagan without all of your help and support! We are very lucky to have such an involved community.

There are less than three weeks of school left of this school year. How is that possible? Online registration is open for the 2018-19 school year. This will eliminate the majority of paper forms we usually send home for you to fill out in the summer. I will still send a summer letter to families in mid-July with classroom teacher assignments. I cannot assign your child to a class if you have not completed the online registration. Please visit www.mpsomaha.org and get your child(ren) registered as soon as possible. You can find the Enrollment button under Quick Links. Call the office if you need any assistance.


Enjoy the sunshine,

Tara Fabian

Upcoming Events

5th Grade Culmination - 5/18

Field Day - 5/29

Last Day of School - 5/31 (half day)

Lunch Times: 2nd grade - 11:00 - 11:30 4th grade - 11:10 - 11:40 Kindergarten- 11:35 - 12:05 1st grade - 11:45 - 12:15 5th grade - 12:10 - 12:40 3rd grade - 12:20 - 12:50

Last Day of School...

The last day of school for Reagan students is Thursday, May 31st with a noon dismissal time. Busses will run the normal schedule. Lunch WILL NOT be served that day.

Help Needed


We’re getting ready to prepare for Field Day, which will be held on May 29th. This event requires lots of volunteers. Please consider helping out! It’s a low-key event and the kids have so much fun.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050a49abaa2ea02-field

Our Artist in Residence, Kristin Pluhacek, could use extra support in grade K-5 for the fourth quarter art project. There is space available for 2 volunteers per class. Please check this Sign Up Genius:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e49aaaa2ba02-unit3

to sign-up to volunteer. Parents and grandparents welcome!

The Millard Physical Therapists are seeking donations of gently used kids bikes for use in our special education program. The bikes are used by our students throughout the year to teach bike safety, build strength, and develop a recreational life skill. Bikes can be dropped off at the schools, please label them for the building physical therapist.


Band & Orchestra:

Please check your email so that you can complete the Google enrollment form for Orchestra (3rd & 4th grade) and Band (4th Grade) if you have not already done so. We need to get an accurate number of students for Orchestra and Band classes for next year. Instrument availability is limited. If you have questions please contact Patti Clifton at paclifton@mpsomaha.org for orchestra or Byron Braasch at bpbraasch@mpsomaha.org for band


Planning for next year

Each spring we begin planning for the following year. It is helpful to know how many children to expect at each grade level. We would appreciate your help in making our projections for next year as accurate as possible. We always have a few families who will be moving. If you know that your child(ren), who currently attend Reagan, will be attending another school next fall, either in Millard, or one of the area school districts or out of town, would you please call the Reagan office 402-715-7100 and let us know. Also if you know of a family that has a new incoming Kindergartner please have them contact our office. Thanks for helping us with our planning!

The Makerspace is new to Reagan and is housed in what used to be our computer lab. It is intended to provide students with hands-on, creative activities that encourage them to design, build, invent and experiment, while working collaboratively. Students may visit the Makerspace in small groups or with their whole class.

The Reagan Makerspace would love to have the following items:

* plastic containers

* lids of any size

* cardboard boxes (can be flattened)

* spools

* cardboard tubes (toilet paper, paper towel, wrapping paper)

* bubble wrap

* old CD's

* Pringles cans

* pie tins

* string or yarn

* beads

* buttons

* pipe cleaners

* paper or plastic plates/cups

* other recycled/craft items that students could use in their creations

Please send all items to the library.