South O'Brien Elementary
South O'Brien Elementary
Congratulations to retiring staff members Jean Triplett, Claudia Anderson, Shirley Fernstrum, Janet Miller, Meri Rickers, and Mary Lee Reuvers. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service. Also many thanks to long-time staff members Dana Rehder and Lisa Wiese who are leaving our staff to continue their careers elsewhere.
The Primghar Site houses South O'Brien Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Grades K-6
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
Thank you to the Rensinks for the cupcake pencil for Teacher Appreciation Day!
Mrs. Fernstrum has been selected
South O'Brien 2014-15 Teacher of the Year
by the Abiff Lodge in Sutherland
The 2015 Harvest is a Northwest AEA publication of student writing and art.
The artwork of 6th Grade students Breanna Bottjen & Kylie Swanson wil be included.
The writing of 5th Grade students Emilee Arrick, Grace Fuhrman, & Halley Saffeels will be included.
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 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 this year via email instead of mailing them to your home.
Schedules for Regular Bus Routes and Shuttle Bus Routes will be available to be viewed from the Parent Access page.
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.
Summer school will be held for grades K-8, June 8 – 26, 8:30-11:30 am, in Primghar.
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
Nurse: Brittany Goodchild South O'Brien Health and Wellness Web Page
Kindergarten Physical Exam form, must be signed by a physician.
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 Dates 2015-16
(as of May 2015)
5th grade band
Aug 31, 2015 (M)
Dec 7, 2015 (M)
Dec 7, 2015 (M)
Dec 14, 2015 (M)
6th grade band
March 10, 2016 (Th)
April 14, 2016 (Th)
April 19, 2016 (T)
April 19, 2016 (Th)
5th grade band
May 3, 2016 (T)