South O'Brien Elementary

Reminder: We are sending out SWIS discipline referrals for students this year via email (versus mailing home).
Please check your home emails regularly for information from the school.

Picture Re-Take Day at South O’Brien has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 21.
Lifetouch will begin taking photos at 8:30 A.M. in Primghar. The photographers will then take photos in Paullina. You must return your photo packet on retake day if you wish to exchange it. Thank you.

ALL daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in when you enter the builidng.

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 Sarah Fiddelke

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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.

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

Dates to Note


20, Mon; No School, Professional Development
21; Picture Re-Take Day at South O’Brien has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 21.
Lifetouch will begin taking photos at 8:30 A.M. in Primghar. The photographers will then take photos in Paullina. You must return your photo packet on retake day if you wish to exchange it. Thank you.
24, Fri; No ECSE, TK, or Kindergarten classes
27, Mon; School Immunization Clinic, Grades 6-12
28 & 30; Parent-Teacher Conferences
31, Fri; 1:30 dimissal (trade-off for Open House time)


3-5; Hearing Screening Rechecks, Grades PS-5. Hearing rechecks are for students who didn’t pass the screening in October.

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

October Newsletter and Calendars


Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Mittelstadt

October 1 Newsletter

October 13 Newsletter

Mrs. Thomson & Miss Tesch

October 9 Newsletter

October 17 Newsletter

October 3 Newsletter

October 17 Newsletter

October 10 Newsletter

October 17 Newsletter

October 6 Newsletter

October 21 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!


South O’Brien’s 6th grade math students competed March 12 in the 6th Grade Math Bee. The Bee, held in Sioux Center, is annually sponsored by Northwest AEA. There were 21 teams and 82 students that competed. Mrs. Jean Triplett, their math teacher, has been active with this Bee for many years.

Pictured above are:
Back (Left to right): Shelby Enger, Thomas Nelson & Jilian Heemstra
Front (Left to right): Jackson Louscher, Rebecca Liebsack & Anthony Sells


October 23, 2013 Rock ’N Prevention


Celebrating Cancer Awareness in October
In conjunction with the HS volleyball pink-out night, the elementary raised money to donate to the American Cancer Society. The change drive raised $247.11 and the elementary Teachers raised $157.00  for wearing jeans that day for a total of $404.11

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