May 10, 2019
From the Principal...
The Rohwer Library will be open this summer for students to check out books from 10:00 - 11:00 am on the following Wednesdays:
June 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17, 24
This is a great way to keep your children reading over the summer!!!
All students need to return their currently checked out library books before Friday, May 24th.
Field Day/School Picnic
Our Field Day/School Picnic is scheduled for Friday, May 17th. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, we'll be eating on the playground. We ask that you leave all pets at home.
Everyone is welcome to join us and guests will need to provide their own lunches. Please disregard the district lunch choices for 5/17. If your student is eating a school lunch, they will have the choice of turkey/cheese sub, ham/cheese sub, or sunbutter/jelly sandwich and will meet you outside with their sack lunch. If you are bringing a lunch for your student, they will go directly outside to meet you. Below are the adjusted lunch times for this day:
Kindergarten - 11:00 - 11:35
1st grade - 11:20 - 11:55
2nd grade - 11:40 - 12:15
3rd grade - 12:00 - 12:35
4th grade - 12:20 - 12:55
5th grade - 12:35 - 1:10
Congratulations to our 5th grade Dancing Classrooms team. All 5th graders participated in the Dancing Classroom Program (sponsored by the PTO), from which a competition team was selected. The Rohwer team participated in the Colors of the Rainbow Ballroom Dancing Competition put on by Arts in Motion. Rohwer brought home the 1st place trophy for the 4th straight year and did an amazing job! Congrats Rohwer Rockets!!
Thank you to Jane Buresh and our AMAZING Rohwer PTO for our Kindness Weaving project. The students really enjoyed adding their string to the project and participating in additional Kindness activities throughout the week.
Kindness is Contagious. Happiness is Contagious. #BeKind
End of Year Lunch Balances
If you are moving out of the district:
- Refunds for accounts with more than $10.00 are processed through the Food Service office. Please call 402-715-1433 to request your refund.
- Refunds for accounts with less than $10.00 can be processed at the school. Parents must sign and pick up the refund.
Students moving within the district, lunch balances will follow them to the next school.
If you use My School Bucks to fund your student's account, please turn off the auto prepay before requesting a refund.
Parents, please remember to pick up any medications that you have at school for your child by noon on the last day of school. All medications that are left after the last day, including inhaler, Epi Pens and prescriptions, will be disposed of by the school nurse. We are not able to send medications home with your child. We are not allowed to hold medications for you for the next school year. We get to start all over in August! Have a wonderful summer!
Kristin Harms, CNA
Rohwer Elementary 402-715-6226
Important Dates to Note:
May 13th - 4th grade Field Trip to Schramm Park
May 17th - Field Day & Picnic
May 22nd - Rohwer Movie Party
May 22nd - 3rd grade at Hawthorne Park
May 23rd - 1st grade at Hawthorne Park
May 28th - 5th grade Kickball @ Zorinsky
May 28th - Kindergarten at Hawthorne Park
May 29th - 4th grade at Hawthorne Park
May 30th - 2nd grade at Hawthorne Park
Grab N Go Breakfast is served everyday from 8:15 - 8:25 am
Breakfast price - $1.45
Student Lunch price - $2.65
Milk only price - $0.45
Milk cannot be charged to accounts with a zero or negative balance.
Adult Lunch price - $3.60
Milk and Fruit/Vegetable Cart available with all lunches.
For more information, visit the district foodservice website at: http://foodservices.mpsomaha.org
Dear Rohwer Parents,
We cannot begin to thank you enough for a wonderful year! Ann and I have thoroughly enjoyed our PTO presidency and are looking forward to the 2019-20 school year. We appreciate those of you who took the time to fill out our Survey Monkey survey and wanted to share some of the result highlights with you.
Fun Run: It was a huge success, raising close to $35,000! A few folks voiced concerns about having a second fundraiser when we had already done a donation drive in the fall. In the past, we’ve advertised our donation drive as a “one and done...You give now, we won’t ask for more later.” However, our donation drive used to net an easy $25,000 while in recent years, we’ve seen a steady decline. This fall, we removed the “one and done” verbiage from our campaign knowing that we may need to have another fundraiser to subsidize our budget. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused; we want to remain as transparent as possible. Next fall, we will NOT be doing a fall donation drive. We will continue the Fun Run as our primary source of income. Of course, we will have other things throughout the year that generate a small amount of revenue (carnival, spirit wear, yearbooks), but those are not our primary source of funding. The students and teachers loved our Fun Run and had an absolute blast with the pre-run videos, challenges, and celebrations. The kids have earned the “right” to slime Mrs. Burton and also to dunk some of their teachers on Field Day!
Communication: We have three primary means of communication. The bi-weekly school newsletter, the Rohwer PTO Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rohwerpto), and Friday Folders. The most viewed is the school newsletter. We will continue to communicate using all three resources. If you have specific questions or concerns, we are ALWAYS available to chat with you! Ann Broyhill-Schram, 402-740-7555, firstname.lastname@example.org and Erin Oberhauser, 402-677-1883, RealtorErin@me.com.
Activities: You make us blush. Our survey responses show that the majority are happy with what we provide. That being said, we are also looking to make some improvements next year. We plan to change our art program, offer field trip money to each grade, improve the landscaping at the front of the building (yes, there is landscaping there – if you look close enough, you can see it through the weeds), and more! Our gaga pit will be complete within the week and we plan to have picnic tables and benches installed over the summer. We are so excited for the enrichments the future holds for our children.
Again, thank you, thank you, and thank you!!! We look forward to seeing you at the first 2019-20 PTO meeting in September!
Erin and Ann
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Rohwer Elementary School guarantees a world-class education where each student develops and applies superior academic and life skills necessary to maximize individual excellence through:
- A safe, respectful, inclusive, and nurturing environment fostering responsible citizenship
- Effective and diverse practices and opportunities that challenge and engage each student
- Collaboration among the entire Rohwer community utilizing our unique strengths