Elmwood Newsletter 2-22-2017
Elmwood Nebraska News
Thank you for continuing to send me community news, events, and updates. No news is too small. We make our community stronger by sharing activities and news. We have a wonderful community with more happening than people realize.
There is 4-H, scouting, the library, the park, and several businesses to shop. Looking for a greeting card at the last minute. You can find one at Bits N Pieces or even the Elmwood Convenience Store. Need your hair cut, head over to the Thairapist. Looking for daycare or preschool? There are several options.
Want a cup of coffee and company in the morning? Visit the community center.
Rob Clements in the Nebraska Legislature
Elmwood now has two people in the Capitol.
Bess Streeter Aldrich has been there since 1974 when she entered the Nebraska Hall of Fame.
I stopped to see her and took a picture last week. I also took a picture of the view from my chair in the Chamber.
My first two weeks at the Capitol have been very busy. The schedule is hectic and there is a lot to learn.
The Legislature meets in the chamber to vote on issues from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Then committees meet daily from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Dan Wiles and Mark Freeouf are my staff.
They are experienced and very helpful. The other Senators are also good to answer questions.
There are about 660 bills being considered. I need to study those that come out of committees to be voted on. It will still take some time to get up to speed.
I am thankful for the many words of support I have received.
Thank you for letting us into your first few weeks in Lincoln. We look forward to learning more about the Legislative process and your participation.
Bad News Follows Good News
Alas, friends of the Elmwood Park, there is bad news. We are all victims of thievery.
Someone stole the yellow Schnozz-Wump rocking toy from the park. (yes, that is it's official name)
Don't know how long it has been gone, we all want him back.
If anyone has any knowledge of its whereabouts please let me know. The Cass County deputies are also interested. Put the word out. Someone has to know something.
They can't put it in their yard because someone will see it.
It could be someone from far away that stole it but with the help of Facebook and spreading this around we can reach out and put everyone on the lookout.
Let's bring the Schnozz home!!!
Elmwood-Murdock Dominates Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis!!
The Elementary Student Council is partnered with the High School Student Council to do their very first joint fundraiser.
The money raised is being split between the UNMC Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Both of these organizations are near and dear to the hearts of our students and our community members.
In exchange for the generous donations, the teachers agreed to some pretty fun and outrageous stunts during their assembly on February 17.
Enjoy the photos and the fun!
Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and our Student Councils. We are excited to be helping TWO organizations with very positive missions.
To the parents of pre-school aged children
Time to start thinking about Pre-School enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.
Based on the number of potential students that we have on our census report, our pre-kindergarten program looks like it will be full next year. We actually have more students on the list than we have spaces available.
The district runs two pre-school programs. Typically, our three-year-old students attend in the morning session and our four-year-old students attend in the afternoon session. Children need to turn 3 on or before July 31, 2017 and cannot turn 5 on or before July 31, 2017.
Based on space limitations, we are limited to 20 students in our pre-school program. Because we have the potential to have more than 20 students on our list for next year, we will prioritize enrollment based on the following conditions:
1. Students currently attending our pre-kindergarten program
2. 4-year olds living in the Elmwood-Murdock District
3. 3-year olds living in the Elmwood-Murdock District
4. Out of District student enrollment will be based on space limitations and if more than 20 students are interested, those spots will be given out by date and time of registration.
As a district, we know that there are a number of children who live outside the district boundaries who are interested in the program and we want to ensure that all applications are received and reserved for district patrons no later then April 1st. After that time, seats will be opened up to any child who would be interested in attending and does not reside in our district. At this time, we are looking at continuing to educate greater then 20 students in the afternoon session with two teachers.
This year, we are asking that parents register by using the following link: goo.gl/QHAu7l I
f you are unable to registrar electronically, we have included a paper form. This is part 1 of the application process. Part 2 is to submit a non-refundable $25 registration fee to the elementary school as soon as possible. This fee assists in having an understanding to your commitment to the pre-school program.
At any time, parents are more than welcome to come and visit the program. We encourage all parents to contact the district if they have any questions or concerns.
Congratulations to the E-M Spirit Squad
The Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad won 3rd place at the Nebraska State competition over the weekend.
Congratulations to all the girls, their coaches, parents, and friends who support them all year.It takes hours of practice and commitment.
For students who would like to join this high-spirited group, tryouts are just around the corner.
In FACT, this Wednesday, today, is a mandatory Parent/student meeting for anyone interested.
Village of Elmwood News
You can stay updated by signing up for the Elmwood Community Alert Texts. This will alert you to emergency situations such as weather alerts or water emergencies.
Not only that, BUT, you will also receive reminders of events, Village board news, park news etc. Spread the news and sign up by..
Send a text to number 28748 with 68349 as the subject
Visit the Village board website for more information.
Honoring Girls Scouts in February
Nebraska author Bess Streeter Aldrich was known to teach cooking classes to neighborhood girls and, of course, was an advocate of reading and writing.
It is with this knowledge, that the Aldrich Board has decided to honor Girls Scouts during February by letting them have a free tour. ( Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska) There will be an exhibit of vintage dolls, Barbies, and tea sets on display, too.
The Aldrich House is open on Saturdays and Sunday from 1 to 4 or by appointment. Please help share this post with any Girl Scout leaders in your area.
Elmwood Community Center
(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)
Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am
Coffee, Tea, Milk
(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00
Eat in or Take out
Please call by 9:30am to reserve
Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00
Junior Vet Camp
For students completing 2nd - 5th grades
The Oxbow Junior Veterinarian Camp is designed especially for children who have a passion for animals and veterinary medicine.
The 4-day camp includes many hands-on activities involving live animals, games and unique crafts.
Campers learn about veterinary tools, x-rays, body systems and functions, and important issues like animal over-population. In addition, they also get to practice activities like real veterinarians perform, including record-keeping and animal health exams.
At the end of camp, they perform a mock surgery, using all that they’ve learned. Campers get their very own set of scrubs and a stethoscope to take home.
Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School (Elmwood, NE) June 5 - 8
I have a special attachment for this camp as I worked at Oxbow Animal Health for many years and this was a project I helped start. Any child who loves animals would love this camp.
For more information and registration visit the Oxbow Academy website.
Nebraska Department of Ag Poster Contest
Agriculture Week in Nebraska Poster Contest.
Students in Grades 1-6th Grade
Deadline March 1, 2017
To celebrate National Ag Week in a special way again this
year encourage your elementary kids to get involved in the 14th Annual Nebraska Department of
This contest for elementary kids is a great opportunity for students to share their support of Agriculture and farming.
This year’s theme is “Good Life. Great Roots.”
Nebraska Writing Contest for 8th Graders
Treasurer Stenberg Announces 15th Annual NEST
‘Why I Want to Go to College’ Writing Contest for 7th, 8th Graders
$14,000 in NEST Scholarships to Be Awarded at Omaha Storm Chasers Game
Deadline March 17, 2017
Lincoln, Neb. (January 17, 2017) – Seventh and eighth graders are being encouraged to enter the 15th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Entries are due March 17.
Winners will receive Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. Nebraska winners also will receive tickets to the May 21 Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion. In all, 12 winners will be selected—nine from Nebraska and three from outside the state.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2017
2017 Community Sustaining Sponsor
2017 Community Sustaining Sponsor