South O'Brien Elementary

South O'Brien's new web site is now active. This web site that you are looking at will no longer be updated.

Click here for the new website:

We hope you'll enjoy the changes, including that it is mobile device friendly.

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

The South O'Brien Elementary Principal's Office has moved to the SE corner of the building (on N Hayes Avenue, across the street from the law office by the school and beside the Kindergarten rooms). This will be the temporary office until the new permanent location is complete sometime next year.

Visitors, please enter the door beside this temporary office location. ALL daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in when you enter the building. You will receive a visitor lanyard to wear. Please return the lanyard and sign out before you leave. This is a common safety policy at all schools.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Thanks for your cooperation during this exciting period of transition at the elementary!

2016-17 School Supply List, pdf document

Dates to Note School Supply List for 2015-16
Classroom Newsletters and Information Peanut Allergy Information
Music Calendar PBIS

Cherokee native and two time Super Bowl Champion, Adam Timmerman, spoke to South O’Brien Elementary students on April 22. He talked to students about sportsmanship and doing the right thing! Adam is active in local churches and schools, as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Soles4Souls Service Project

South O'Brien's grand total of pairs of shoes collected this year is… 1,223!!! 
Thank you to Mrs. Rebecca Miller for organizing this service project.
South O’Brien Elementary teams with Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon for the Soles4Souls service project. The shoes will be sent to countries in need all around the world.


When sending cash with an elementary student to the office, PLEASE put the cash in an envelope or surround it with a piece of paper and write the student's name on the envelope or paper.  Thank you!




Elementary Student Council

2nd Semester


Pictures of students recognized during the year may be viewed from the PBIS page and the pictures will be included in the rotating picture display on the school home page.



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

2015-16 Schedules for Regular Bus Routes, Shuttle Bus Routes, and Emergency Routes may be viewed from the Parent Access page.

Use the TABS at the top of the page to access information including school board meeting agendas & minutes, menus, activity calendars, links to web sites that notify you when the weather effects our school day and more.
Just hover over a tab & select from the drop down menu.

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 attempt to send out SWIS discipline referrals for students via email instead of mailing them to your home.

Dates to Note


June 7 to July 21: Each summer, the South O'Brien Athletic Booster Club sponsors a Speed Camp for all JH & HS athletes. Students completing grade 6 may participate. Registration/Release forms are available in the JH/HS Office and by using a link on the Booster Club page. Forms should be returned to the office or either Coach Goodchild or Coach Simmelink. If you have any questions, please contact one of the coaches.


5,T; Registrations are due for 4-8 Boys Basketball Camp, which is July 11-14 (see Basketball page).


23, T; new school year begins

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

Little Paws Preschool
Mrs. Stoll



Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Mittelstadt

Newsletter May 20

Mrs. Thomson & Miss Tesch

Mrs. Thomson Party Committees

Newsletter May 13

Newsletter May 20, Mrs. Bavier

Newsletter May 27, Mrs. Brewer

Newsletter April 22, Mrs. Gloden

Newsletter May 26, Mrs. Triplett

Newsletter May 23

Newsletter May 31



Mrs. Meyer

Mrs. Meyer's Music Website

Physical Education & Computers
Mr. Reichle


South O'Brien Health and Wellness Web Page


Little Paws Preschool

2015-16 Parent/Student Handbook for South O'Brien Elementary, Grades PK-6 in the Primghar Building

2015-16 School Supplies List, Word document

2015-16 School Supply List, pdf document

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

Kindergarten Physical Exam form, pdf

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 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.

South O’Brien Elementary Music Dates 2016-17