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Zeman Book Fair

Nov. 9 – Nov. 22

Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It’s a new school year… let’s instill a new-found love of reading!

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Q1 Report Cards

Parents are able to access quarterly report cards through our online family communication portal, ParentVue. Quarter report cards will be available by 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

To see your child’s General Education, Special Education, Band and Strings reports, please log into your ParentVue account.

Special Education MDT report, IEP, and quarterly progress reports can be found in ParentVue by clicking on the “Special Ed” tab.

General education, Band and Strings report cards can be found in ParentVue by clicking on the “Documents” tab.

The Report Card information tab will provide completed quarter General Education, ELL, Band and Strings grades.  

Forgotten passwords can be obtained by clicking the “Forgot Password” link . A link to reset your password will be sent to your email address.

ParentVue activation codes for a new ParentVue account or ParentVue assistance can be obtained from the Zeman School Office in person or by calling 402-436-1169.  

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School Picture Retakes

Lifetouch School Pictures

LPS and Lifetouch have teamed up to offer a district-wide picture retake day, Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-3:00 p.m. in the gym at Riley Elementary School. This event will only be for the students who missed their school picture opportunities. 

Students with last names starting with A-L come from 8:00-11:00, while students with last names M-Z come from 12:00-3:00.

In order to sign your student up for this event, please fill out this registration form HERE. If you aren’t able to access the form or are having any troubles, please contact Tanisha Gray at 402-436-1668 or tgray2@lps.org. Those who register will receive a reminder email from Tanisha Gray as we get closer to the event.

Students who attend this event will have their photos included in their school’s yearbook.  

Here are directions for online ordering from Lifetouch. If you need a physical picture packet, they will be available, at Riley, on Dec. 5. Picture packet orders should arrive no later than January. 

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break is from November 25-27. Elementary students do not attend Monday November 30th.

Cold Weather is coming

Cold weather will be coming very soon! Please remember to check the weather forecast each day to determine how to dress your child for school. It is helpful if you mark all jackets, coats, gloves, hats and scarves with your child’s name. This will help us get items back to the correct owner and out of the lost and found! Students will continue to go outside for recess unless the wind chill is 10 degrees or lower.

Students will also continue to line up outside in the mornings. If the wind chill is 10 degrees or lower, we will bring students inside in the morning.

Bubba’s Closet

Every year, Lincoln Public Schools Elementary Principals Network organizes and distributes winter clothing through the Bubba’s Closet event. This year’s event will look a little different due to the current pandemic safety protocols put into place.

Instead of a Saturday event, families who are in need of winter coats for their pre-school and elementary aged children are asked to fill out a form (http://bit.ly/Bubbas2020) by Friday, Sept. 25. You will need to include your contact information, the child’s size, age and school. Elementary principals cannot guarantee a new coat for every child, but they will do their best to fulfill as many requests as possible. Coats will be distributed to students through their school during the last week of October.

Donating to Bubba’s Closet:

Those who are interested in donating to Bubba’s Closet this year are encouraged to give through the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Fund a Need campaign bit.ly/Donate2Bubbas. Funds raised will be used to help fill the coat requests from families.

Donations of new coats (tags still on the garment) will also be accepted at each elementary school. Please call your elementary school’s office ahead of time to arrange dropping off your donation.

Breakfast and Lunch Update

Important Breakfast and Lunch Program Update

Due to the pandemic, the USDA is federally funding breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while the federal funding lasts.  All LPS students in preschool – 12 grade and Independence Academy students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no charge starting Monday, September 14, 2020.  A la carte food items including milk and second entrees will still be available to purchase with money in the meal account or cash. LPS will communicate when the program is coming to an end for families to plan around breakfast and lunch purchases.  

Just a reminder, families must continue to fill out applications for free or reduced priced meals for the 2020-2021 school year.  You can access a meal application at https://home.lps.org/ns/free-reduced/

Breakfast and Lunch for remote learners will also be at no charge.

REMINDER: Meals Distribution for 100% Remote Learners

LPS is offering all PreK-12 grade 100% remote learners meals for the week to be picked up on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at three locations.   

Next week’s meal distribution for 100% remote learners will be on Monday, September 14. Go to our website for more information.

Food Bank of Lincoln

The Food Bank of Lincoln will have distributions at the same non-school location each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Our Tuesday distribution will be in the early evening and at a different school each week.

Food Bank Schedule – Click Here

ParentVUE: Entering student absences

A Report Absence button is available in ParentVUE.  Parents/Guardians can submit their student’s absence, up to 30 days in advance, from ParentVUE.

Absences should be entered in ParentVUE if the student will be absent for the entire day or first thing in the morning, arriving later in the day. Student’s picked up early from school should be called into the Zeman school office at 402-436-1169.