Elementary Student Council Collecting Pop Tabs

Start saving those Pop Tabs!

Pop Tab Drive February 3-7th

The Student Council is going to continue to do a Pop Tab Drive for the Ronald McDonald House this year! Last year, we collected 127,500, WOW!!! Let’s see if we can beat that total! I have already seen some of the students bringing some tabs in, awesome! 

We are asking everyone to save their tabs starting today! The pop tabs will be collected by the classroom teachers the week of February 3rd. There will be a contest and a prize for the class who can collect the most tabs. We will choose a winner (1st and 2nd place) from K-2 and the winners from grades 3-6.

After one million tabs have been collected, the Ronald McDonald House will put our name on a plaque, to say “thanks a million!” Then, it is hung up in the house for all the visitors to see. 

Thank you so much for your support and kindness towards a great cause!

Mrs. Omer & the Student Council

See this letter for more information.

Girls in Engineering Day

Abigail Russell and Gina Namuth had a fun opportunity to participate in “Girls in Engineering Day” at UNL last weekend with Mrs. Shields. It was sponsored by UNL and the Lincoln Children’s Museum. It was a day for girls ages 7 to 18 to discover what engineers do. They explored hands-on activities and then had breakout sessions where more in-depth topics were discussed. They also were able to tour the UNL lab that is creating a surgical robot. Abigail Russell said she enjoyed learning about the different kinds of engineers and getting connected with professionals in the field.

picture by Jill Shields

Sweetheart Dance

Sweetheart Dance for Girls

Fort Calhoun Community Building 

Friday, February 7th, 2020


Fort Calhoun elementary girls PreK through 6th grade are invited to attend.  Students must be accompanied by ONE adult guest of their choice (Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Mom). Good music, dancing, and fun.  Snack concessions will be available for purchase.  Attire: Nice/Dressy 

Advance ticket purchase is required.  Tickets are $10 per Student/Adult pair, $5 for each additional student attending.  Tickets are non-refundable

Please return this form with payment to Pioneers for Education(PFE), Fort Calhoun Elementary School by February 3, 2020.  Or pay via Eventbrite by 2/3/20: https://fcsweetheartdance.eventbrite.com

To volunteer at the dance:


Questions? Contact Ronee Christensen @ pioneersforeducation@gmail.com

Early Childhood Developmental Screening

The early childhood team will be holding early childhood (Birth-Age 5) screenings on January 24th from 8:00-12:00.  The screening will look at the areas of communication, social, self-help and fine and gross motor.  If you have concerns about your child’s development, please call the elementary office to schedule an appointment. 

Walk And Talk

These shoes are made for moving and that’s just what they’ll do…

Did you know about this fun activity for Elementary students?

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:45 AM, students can come to the gym and enjoy walking, dancing or just moving and having a ton of fun before school starts. So, wear comfy shoes, find a friend and join us for some fun.

Download this permission form and send it with your child the first time they attend.

Crayola ColorCyle Program

Turn markers into energy

The PFE is still collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility, at no cost to us, where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house -even non-Crayola brands. Drop off boxes are located in the libraries at both the Elementary and High School as well as the Elementary office.

Thanks to the PFE for organizing his program.