South O'Brien Elementary

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

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

To the right is a picture of the current Students of the Week.

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

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.

When they become available in Aug/Sept, 2015-16 Schedules for Regular Bus Routes and Shuttle Bus Routes will be linked 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.

Dates to Note


15, Th; Elementary Cheer & Dance Clinic; More information is available on the Cheer & Dance Team page.
16, F; Performance of participants in Elementary Cheer & Dance Clinic, at halftime of home football game.
21, W; Early dismissal for Prof Dev, Elem busses at 1:20, JH/HS 1:30.
22, Th: Picture Re-Take Day. Lifetouch photographers will begin taking photos early morning in Primghar. They’ll then move to the JH/HS to take photos.
*Please note: Lifetouch requires that entire photo packets be returned if you’re having your photo retaken.


3, T; Immunization clinic, grade 6


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

October Calendar and Newsletter

Newsletter Sept 25

October Calendar

Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Mittelstadt

Newsletter Oct 2

Mrs. Thomson & Miss Tesch

Mrs. Thomson Party Committees

Newsletter Sept 25

Newsletter Oct 2

Newsletter Oct 9

FAST Letter Sept 18 Mrs. Bavier

Newsletter Oct 9, Mrs. Bavier

Newsletter Oct 12, Mrs. Brewer

FAST Letter Sept 18

Newsletter Oct 1

Newsletter Oct 9

Newsletter Oct 5



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.

Student Council, First Semester 2015-16




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, 2014-15 Elementary Principal Mrs. Wiese and Grandma Evelyn . A fun time was had by all!

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

Instrument Display

Aug 31, 2015 (M)


TK-1st grade

Winter Concert

Dec 7, 2015 (M)

1:30PM/6:30 PM

2nd-4th grade

Winter Concert

Dec 7, 2015 (M)

2:15PM/7:15 PM

5th-6th grade

Winter Concert

Dec 14, 2015 (M)

7:00 PM

6th grade band

Solo Festival

March 10, 2016 (Th)

4:30 PM

5th-6th  grade

Spring Concert

April 14, 2016 (Th)

7:00 PM

TK-1st grade

Spring Concert

April 19, 2016 (T)

1:30PM/6:30 PM

2nd-4th grade

Spring Concert

April 19, 2016 (Th)

2:15PM/7:15 PM

5th grade band

Solo Recital

May 3, 2016 (T)

1:30 PM