February 20, 2008
Looking Forward to Spring!!!
Feb. 21 - Junior High Girls Basketball game at Louisville has been rescheduled to February 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Louisville
Feb. -21 Boys Sub-Districts at Platteview 6:00
Feb. 22 – Washington’s Birthday
Feb. 26. - BOOSTER CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008, AT 7:00 P.M. WE WILL MEET AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN MURDOCK IN THE LONG DISTANCE LEARNING ROOM.
Feb. 23 - Junior High Girls BB game vs. Conestoga has been moved to Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Elmwood.
Feb. 27 – Public Informational Meeting for School Bond at 7:00 p.m. at the high school in Murdock
Feb. 28 & 29 – No school – Spring Break
Mar. 5 – Public Informational Meeting for School Bond at 7:00 p.m. at the elementary in Elmwood
Mar. 6 & 7 – No School – Spring Break
Mar. 11 – School Bond Vote
Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case
Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one
The good Lord didn't create any thing without purpose, but mosquitoes come close
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there
What’s Happening Around Our Community
Once again the Band Fundraiser was a GREAT success!
The evening began with a soup and sandwich dinner. At times the line wrapped all the way around the gym, out the door, and all the way down the hall!
(L-R) Jeff and Bonnie, Nancy and Mark enjoyed fellowship as they ate their dinner.
The fifth and sixth grade band played first.
Next up to perform was the Junior High Band.
Eleven month old, Matthew Fortney thoroughly enjoyed the Jazz Band!
The Jazz Band did an outstanding job!
The night concluded with the High School Band.
Mr. Hansen had a nice surprise as he called Sean Stille out of the audience to play drums for the final performance. Mr. Hansen gave a trumpet solo while Sean played the drums of “Louie Louie”.
Mr. Hansen thanked all those who attended and all those who helped make it all happen. The funds raised will go toward band competition expenses.
Ron Brown Comes To Murdock
This is the EM FCA leadership team with Ron Brown and Me, Dale the sponsor. They are: from left, Sierra Ronhovde, Lyndsey Hrabik, Travis Brewer, Jon Luetchens, Trent Shrader, Lance Steffen, Ron Brown, and Dale Vanderford.
SPELLING BEE RESULTS
The 5-8 Spelling Bee was held on January 23, 2008 at the elementary gym at Elmwood.
Here are the contestants
Jordan Bowman was the winner and Wade Mumford was the runner-up. Congratulations to Jordan and Wade! They will represent Elmwood-Murdock in the Cass County Bee at Louisville which will be held Wed, Feb. 20th.
MR. DWYER RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Paul Dwyer, our technology coordinator, has received the NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association) Technology Leadership Award. Congratulations to Mr. Dwyer. Visit www.netasite.org for more information about this association.
Everyone wish Lauren Bowman a VERY HAPPY 13th Birthday
Sunday, Feb 24!
THE NEXT BOOSTER CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008, AT 7:00 P.M. WE WILL MEET AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE LONG DISTANCE LEARNING ROOM. FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CLARIFICATION PLEASE CALL TIM ALLEMANG AT 867-2341 OR EMAIL AT TALLEMANG@ESU3.ORG.
ELMWOOD-MURDOCK DRIVERS ED SUMMER 2008 It is time to sign up for Drivers Education classes. Space is held when payment is received. Students must turn 14 by October 15 in the year the course is offered to attend the class. Cost will be $250.00 for students who are district residents and $300.00 for students who are non-district residents. Registration is not complete until payment is received in the Murdock office. Checks will be cashed on June 1st prior to the start of class. The in-class instruction will be June 16-June 19 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with behind the wheel instruction to be held following the in-class instruction. Students must be able to attend all classroom activities in order to take the class. If you have any questions please call the Murdock office at 402-867-2341.
Attention Parents: The 2008 Statewide Parent Involvement Conference is taking place on Saturday, March 29th. It will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and be held at Papillion-La Vista South High School. The cost is $25 per participant on or prior to February 29th and $30 per participant thereafter. Topics include: Helping Your Child Be a Better Reader; Internet Safety; Use of Technology; Discipline; Television Watching; Communication; and Nutrition. For questions and/or directions call (402)537-9998 or see the website at http://www.nde.state.ne.us/PIC/index.htm.
LEGION BASEBALL SIGN UP-Please see the office for preliminary sign up and to get a form. Senior Legion - 1989 or after birthday; Junior Legion 1991 or after birthday.
It's baseball/softball time. The due date is February 28th so it’s not too late to sign up if you missed it. You can mail the forms, with your checks, to Jean Baumeister 35817 McKelvie Road Murdock, NE 68407. The forms to register can be downloaded from www.elm.esu3.org
If you are willing to help on a committee and haven't emailed Jean please do ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jean says: “We need parents to get involved and help with the program. We have a pancake breakfast fundraiser coming up soon. It will be held in the old Gym in Murdock and will need lots of help with that.” The date will be announced shortly.
Spring is going to come!!!
Elmwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Weekly Winner
$100 Winner is Donna Lindenstruth of Papillion NE
SPRING CARNIVAL NEWS
The teachers have chosen themes for baskets for the silent auction for our S.O.S. Spring Carnival to be held on Friday, April 18. Parents may donate items to their child’s class for the silent auction baskets.
Kindergarten-Gardening ---- First Grade-Scrap booking--- Second Grade- Art --- Third Grade-Kitchen--- Fourth Grade-Barbeque--- Fifth Grade-Coffee and Tea--- Sixth Grade-School Supplies-- Mr. Backemeyer-Golf
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
We are still in need of parent volunteers to teach Junior Achievement classes in economics. We have openings in both Kindergarten rooms and for Mrs. Bacon’s Third Grade. Please contact Mr. Friedrich if you are interested in teaching or would like more information about the program.
THE ELMWOOD LIONS CLUB USED EYEGLASSES AND HEARING AID DRIVE
The local Lions Club is having a used eyeglasses and hearing aid drive. Buckets are available at the elementary school so that students, parents, and patrons may bring used eyeglasses and hearing aids to the school to be deposited. Glasses that are collected are sent to Rochester, Minnesota where they are cataloged and distributed all over the world.
CONTACT SCHOOL WHEN CHILDREN ARE ABSENT OR TARDY
Please remember to contact the school when your child is absent or tardy. If we are not contacted by a parent/guardian it is considered and unexcused absence or tardy. It is very important that we know where children are if they are not in school and that they are safe. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
NEWS FROM THE NURSE
I would like to remind everyone that influenza and flu season is among us. It is very important to get plenty of rest, proper nutrition and stay well-hydrated, especially young children, to help prevent illnesses. We are seeing quite a few bugs within our student population, faculty and their family members. We have had influenza, pneumonia, strep, mono, ear infections and stomach flu, floating around our buildings. Some signs and symptoms include: sore throat, headache, dizziness, fatigue/low energy, fever, rash, stomachache, and general body aches. Your student may experience one or all of the above symptoms, everyone’s body responds differently to different illnesses. Anyone with a fever of 100.5 will need to stay home from school until fever free for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin type products. It is also a good idea to keep students home for 24 hours after starting any antibiotic therapy for an illness, sending a student back to school to soon may only prolong the illness.
Lifetime Wellness Clinic
Open House, Saturday, February 23rd, 10am- 12pm
Chiropractic Physicians: Dr. Bryan E. Hufstader and Dr. Sally K. Hufstader (in the clinic building)
Elmwood Physical Medicine and Chiropractic Center is under new ownership. Please come to the open house and help us welcome Drs Bryan and Sally Hufstader to the area and see what they can do for you.
Refreshments! AND Prizes, with $50 worth of EMMA bucks!
Hours of operation 9-12, 2-5pm Mon - Fri.
For Appointments call 994-2030
Sponsored by the The Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association
Website of the Week
Check out the new website for the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Elmwood.
Webmaster, Jacob Blunt, has worked hard to put this together. See what you think!
News to the Editor
- Please send all your Murdock area news to me. Birthdays, anniversaries, announcements, events or news are welcome and will be added to the upcoming newsletter. Thanks in advance for all your help!