South O'Brien Elementary

The Primghar Site houses South O'Brien Grades K-6, Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool

  • Address: PO Box P, 155 3rd St NE, 51245
  • Phone 712-957-3755, Fax 712-957-0205

Principal: Lisa Wiese
Office Staff: Jonna Rohrbaugh and Lori Tesch

All staff member email addresses can be found on the Directory page.

Please read the attached letter about the importance of reading from Brad A. Buck, Ph.D., Director of the Iowa Department of Education.

For sale: ornaments with “South O’Brien Wolverines” on them. Some ornaments are still available, in either holiday or plain white boxes.
This is a fundraiser for our activity and playground funds.  Click here for a picture of an ornament on the order form.

Click on one of these links to scroll down this page more quickly.

Dates to Note School Supply List
Classroom Newsletters and Information Peanut Allergy Information
Music Calendar Art Club Information


Use the TABS at the top of the page to access information such as staff email addresses, school board meeting agendas & minutes, menus, activity calendars, links to web sites that keep you posted when the weather effects our school day, and more. Just hover over a tab and select from the drop down menu.
ALL daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in when you enter the builidng.
Please check your home emails regularly for information from the school.
K-3 teachers are sending classroom newsletters to your email address.
The school will also be sending out SWIS discipline referrals for students this year via email instead of mailing them to your home.

Schedules for Regular Bus Routes and Shuttle Bus Routes are available to be viewed from the Parent Access page.

Revised regular and shuttle bus routes posted December 15, 2014.
Emergency Bus Route schedules are also available.


Dates to Note


Jan 29, Th; TK-G6 Cheer & Dance Clinic, 6:30 to 8 pm, HS Commons in Paullina.
Jan 30, F; Elementary Cheer & Dance Clinic participants perform during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game.


Feb 4, W; early dismissal for Prof Dev: Elem 1:15 pm with buses at 1:20 pm, JH/HS 1:30 pm
Feb 16, M; No school, President's Day
Feb 20, F; No school, Full day Professional Development.


Classroom Newsletters and Information

In the table below, click on the link to the right to view Newsletters and other information from your child's teacher(s). Click on the teacher's name to send them an email.

Grade or Subject
Newsletter/Information Link

Mrs. Stoll

January Newsletter and Calendar


Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Mittelstadt

January 12 Newsletter

January 19 Newsletter

Mrs. Thomson & Miss Tesch

January 16 Newsletter

January 23 Newsletter

January 9 Newsletter, Mrs. Bavier

January 23 Newsletter, Mrs. Bavier

January 16 Newsletter

January 23 Newsletter

January 19 Newsletter

January 26 Newsletter


Mrs. Meyer

Mrs. Meyer's Music Website

Physical Education
Mr. Reichle

South O'Brien Health and Wellness Web Page


2014-15 School Supplies List, Word document

2014-15 School Supply List, pdf document]

Kindergarten Physical Exam form, must be signed by a physician.

Kindergarten Health History Form

To register students new to the district, please read the attached document to become aware of the type of information you will need to supply. Parents of students previously registered will need to update a printout of their current information each year in August.

We hope you're all having a marvelous mustache kinda day and a GREAT homecoming week! GO BIG BLACK!


The Foster Grandparents program sponsored the Harlem Ambassadors team to come to our area.
They paid a visit to our school and held a short assembly.
Shown here with the Harlem Ambassadors team is Grandma Sally, Elementary Principal Mrs. Wiese and Grandma Evelyn . A fun time was had by all!

October 23, 2013 Rock ’N Prevention


We have students in South O’Brien Elementary with Peanut allergies.
We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe.

An allergic reaction can be life threatening.

The following practices have been put in place to help prevent allergic reactions:

    All of South O’Brien Elementary has been designated as peanut allergy aware.

    There will be no classroom projects with peanut butter, or anything that contains peanuts or tree nuts. Please do not send any of these projects into the classroom with your child.

    Parents who send a lunch from home for their child are free to pack the foods of their choice. It is our hope that families CHOOSE not to send foods containing  peanut butter or any nut product.

    All students eating a lunch from home will be seated away from the students with the peanut allergy, and will be given a wipe to use on their hands and table area after eating lunch.

    Please remind your child not to share their food or eating utensils with others.

    We ask that all foods including snacks or special occasion treats entering the building at any time not contain nuts of any kind.  A list of acceptable snacks/alternative items has been sent home with students.

    All multi-ingredient snacks (crackers, cookies, cupcakes) sent to the classroom must be purchased with a content label that the teacher can read, or it will not be distributed to the students.

We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful year at South O’Brien Elementary.  If you have any questions regarding our allergy aware policy, please call us at 712-957-3755.

Bus Route and Shuttle Bus schedules are available using links on the Parent Access page.


South O’Brien Elementary Music Events 2014-15
(as of May 15, 2014)

TK-1st grade

Winter Concert

Dec 8, 2014 (M)

6:30 PM

2nd-4th grade

Winter Concert

Dec 8, 2014 (M)

7:15 PM

5th-6th grade

Winter Concert

Dec 15, 2014 (M)

7:00 PM

6th grade band

Solo Festival

March 12, 2015 (Th)

4:30 PM

5th-6th  grade

Spring Concert

April 13, 2015 (M)

7:00 PM

TK-1st grade

Spring Concert

April 16, 2015 (Th)

6:30 PM

2nd-4th grade

Spring Concert

April 16, 2015 (Th)

7:15 PM

5th grade band

Solo Recital

May 5, 2015 (T)

1:30 PM