South O'Brien Elementary

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

Please read the attached letter from Principal Wiese. It lists several important events coming up in the elementary building.

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

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.
Thank you for your cooperation!

This is a common safety policy at all schools.

2015-2016 Little Paws Preschool Registration
The Little Paws Preschool at the elementary building still has a few openings for preschool students for next fall. Please call the Primghar school office at (712) 957-3755 for more information.
Children must be 4 years old by Sept 15, 2015 to be eligible to participate.
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 & 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 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.

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

2015-16 Teacher Request Form
Click on a link below.

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

Dates to Note


Congratulations to Mrs. Triplett and the 6th Grade Math Bee team!! They earned a 2nd place trophy at the Math Bee in Sioux Center on Thur, March 26. Aiden Rehder and Bryce Rasmussen scored in the Top 20. Other members of the team are Angela Nyunt and Eric Mars. What a great way to end Mrs. Triplett’s Math Bee career!!! 


TK/Kindergarten Round Up is April 1
If you have a child who will be five years old by September 15, 2015, please mark your calendar for South O’Brien’s TK/Kindergarten Round Up on April 1. Our parent information meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:45 a.m. in the little theater in Primghar. You can drop your child off for Round Up and then attend the meeting. All eligible children will attend Round Up on Wednesday, April 1, 9:-11:30 a.m. During Round Up, students will meet all the TK and kindergarten teachers, do some fun activities, listen to a story, have a snack, and ride the school bus. We will also be giving assessments for Round Up. Children currently attending South O’Brien TK or Little Paws Preschool will be tested during the school day. If your child does not currently attend South O’Brien, you will need to call and schedule an assessment time for the afternoon of March 31 or April 1.
If your child is eligible to attend TK/Kindergarten Round Up, please call the Primghar office at 957-3755 to register and schedule a testing time.

There will be no regular classes for ECSE, Little Paws Preschool, TK or kindergarten on April 1.

April 1 & 15, W; Elementary 1:20 dismissal for Professional Development
April 2, Th; No Elementary WOW
April 3-6; No school, Easter Break (we WILL have school April 2 & 7 - making up for a snow day and a tournament day)
April 13, M; G5-6 Spring Concert, 7 pm (Please read the Spring Concert Information - the link is beside Mrs. Meyer's name below.)
April 16 & 17; TK WILL be in session Thursday, April 16 due to the concert. TK will NOT be in session on Friday, April 17.
April 16, Th; TK-G1 Spring Concert Performances at 1:30 and 6:30
April 16, Th; G2-4 Spring Concert Performances at 2:15 and 7:15
April 17; Teacher Request forms are due.
April 21, T; Preschool Family Night
April 24, F; G5 Field Trip to Sioux City
April 29, W; G3 States Fair @ 2:45 pm


May 5, Tu; G5 band Solo Recital, 1:30 pm
May 6, W; Elementary 1:20 dismissal for Professional Development
May 7, Th; G4 Field Trip to Shrine Circus
May 8, F; G2 Farm Safety Day Camp sponsored by ISU Extension
May 8, F; K Field Trip to Great Plains Zoo
May 13, W; G3 Field Trip to Pipestone
May 14, Th; G2 Field Trip to Orange City Tulip Festival
May 15, F; G6 Field Trip to Camp Foster
May 15, F; G3 Penpal Picnic at Paullina Lake
May 19, Tu; TAG Expo
May 20, W; Field Day (Rain Date is May 21)
May 22, F; Last scheduled day of the school year for students (this could change due to weather or event cancellations)

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

March Newsletter and Calendar


Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Mittelstadt

March 11 Newsletter

March 23 Newsletter

Mrs. Thomson & Miss Tesch

March 20 Newsletter

March 27 Newsletter

March 27 Newsletter, Mrs. Bavier

March 27 Newsletter, Mrs. Miller

March 20 Newsletter

March 27 Newsletter

March 23 Newsletter

March 30 Newsletter



Mrs. Meyer

Spring Concert Information

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