Zeman T-Shirt Sales

Show your School Spirit with a Zeman T-Shirt!

Order by September 21st (closes at 3:00 pm).

Forms will be in Wednesday folders 9/12/2018.  Link to new form. 

Checks payable to Zeman Elementary.

Cost is $10.


Zeman Carnival – Sept 14th 2018

The Zeman Carnival will be held on September 14, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 pm.

Food preorder forms were sent out in Wednesday folders on August 29. All food pre-orders are due by September 6! If not received by then, food is still available for purchase that night for a higher cost.

This year we will not have preorders for game/activity bracelets or tickets for baskets. Those can be purchased the night of the carnival. Bracelets will be $10 each and allows children to play unlimited games, enjoy the inflatables and all other activities. Tickets for “Is this my basket?” Will be 2/$1.00

If you are able to help donate items for our themed baskets, please send new items to the school office by Sept. 11.

  • Kindergarten – Disney/Pixar Theme
  • 1st Grade – Arts/ Crafts Theme
  • 2nd Grade – Lego/Creative Theme
  • 3rd Grade – Family Game Night Theme
  • 4th Grade – Mad Scientist Theme
  • 5th Grade – Sports/ Outdoor Adventure Theme

We also need a LOT of full size candy bars and 2 liter bottles of pop donated for our most popular carnival games! Please bring these items to the school office.

Carnival Order forms can be found in the school office.

4th Grade Prairie Field Trip – Sept 26th

We will be going to the Nature Center at Pioneers Park for our annual Prairie Immersion field trip on Wednesday, September 26th. This is an all-outdoor event. Please have your student wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and a hat to protect eyes, face, and head from the sun.  If your student signed up to bring a lunch from home, please make sure that it is a disposable lunch with water only. You may send a water bottle to school with your child (even students who are getting lunch from school). We will leave school around 9:30 and return to Zeman around 2:00 p.m.

3rd and 4th Grade Zeman Choir Concert

Students in third grade will debut their program, “The Day the Crayons Quit” on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm. Please have your child in the gym by 6:15 pm to warm up for the performance.

The fourth grade program, “Hello from Around the World” will debut on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm. Please have your child in the gym by 6:15 ready to sing!

Picture Re-take Day!

Picture re-take day will be held on Wednesday, October 10th in the morning. If you are not happy with your child’s school pictures, please return your pictures on the day of picture re-takes.  If you need a new order form, please contact the Zeman office.

Book Fair & Parent Teacher Conferences


Our PTO will be sponsoring a book fair in the school media center during parent teacher conferences this year!  Please see below for hours of the book fair.  If you would like to volunteer for our book fair, please contact Jeanne Stelmach at jstelmac@lps.org.

  • October 8th: 3:00 – 7:00
  • October 9th: 3:00 – 5:00
  • October 10th: 3:00 – 5:00
  • October 11th: 3:00 – 7:00

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on October 8th and 11th.  If you do not have a time scheduled to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher, please contact your child’s teacher to set a time.  We look forward to meeting with you about your child’s adjustment to school and current progress.




Kindergarten Meet and Greet – Sept 28

Posted 8/31/2018

This has been postponed. We will reschedule, but do not know the date yet.

Posted 8/16/2018

All Kindergartners and parents are invited to the Zeman Elementary School playground on Friday, September 28 from 5-6 pm for a meet and greet.  Snacks and water provided by the Zeman PTO.

Come meet the children your son or daughter is talking about, and meet their parents.  A great opportunity to make connections!    Also see what is new on the playground and the plan for our entire playground renovation.

We hope to see you on August 31!

Pumpkin Run

The 17th annual Pumpkin Run is a 1-mile youth cross-country fun run, the largest run of its kind in the nation!

Saturday October 6, 2018 at Seacrest Park, Lincoln (70th & A St)

Entry fees:

  •      $12.00 per runner: through September 21
  •       $15.00 per runner: September 22 – October 4
  •       On-site entries WILL NOT be accepted

T-shirts and runner’s packets will be picked up by your P.E. teacher and distributed the week of the run.

Register here

Free Lunch Application and To Do Steps

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Application

Instructions for Free/Reduced Lunch


Parent To Do before School Starts
You may ask yourself, how can I be prepared for my child’s start of school. There are just three easy steps.

  1. Have you set up your ParentVue account. This only needs to be done once, so if you have already set it up, your good go to. Otherwise, contact the school office for your Activation key.
  2. Verify/Change your child’s information such as phone number, email, address etc. This was previously known as the “Census Sheet” but now can be done online. Verifying/Changing information can be accomplished through your ParentVue account by clicking on “Online Registration” in the top right corner.
  3. How will your child Arrive/Dismiss from School. Fill out our “Arrival & Dismissal Electronic Form” on the Zeman Website under Zeman Resources.


First Day of Classes

Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, August 13th. Zeman Elementary School will dismiss  early at 1:33 during the first three days of school (August 13-August 15th). The hours of school the first three days will be 8:15 a.m. to 1:33 pm. Beginning Thursday, August 16th, students will be dismissed at 2:53 p.m.