Wahoo Elementary School 

October Family Newsletter

At Wahoo Elementary, we work to identify each child's positive attributes, and help him/her develop these talents with a growth mindset.

Students with a growth mindset:

1) EMBRACE Challenges

2) LEARN from feedback

3) PERSIST through setbacks

4) Are INSPIRED by the success of others

5) Value EFFORT as the path to mastery

October Events

  • Thursday, October 13: Assembly in Afternoon
  • Friday, October 14: End of 1st Quarter
  • Monday, October 17 through Wednesday, October 19: Book Fair
  • Tuesday, October 18: Early Dismissal & P/T Conferences 2:00-7:00
  • Wednesday, October 19: Early Dismissal & P/T Conferences 2:00-7:00 &                                                Picture Retake Day
  • Thursday, October 20: No School - Teacher Inservice
  • Friday, October 21: No School
  • Monday, October 31: Halloween Parade
October Calendar

The Power of Conversation

Talking with your child is something that parents do all the time. How big of an impact does having a conversation have on student IQ? Research by Hart and Risely has shown that having 40 conversation turns an hour correlates to higher IQ's. An increase of just 2 talking turns an hour ties to an increase of IQ by 1 point. Even though the most critical time for conversations is when kids are 1 1/2 to 2 years old, any time you can talk with your student will have a positive impact.

Wahoo Elementary School

Title I Reading Meeting

All families are invited to a brief informational Title I Reading meeting on October 6th at 6:00pm! 

Agenda items: 

  • What is Title I?
  • Goals of the Title I Reading program
  • Meet Reading intervention teachers
  • Information about how your child will be assessed in reading
  • Important upcoming dates
  • Q&A
  • Cookies will be provided :)

Please contact Lisa Miller with questions.

Email Lisa Miller

Parental Involvement

Wahoo Elementary welcomes participation of parents and community members in our school! If you are looking for ways to go "ABOVE and BEYOND" as a parent, please click on the button below.

Parental Involvement Opportunties

October Is Fire Prevention Month

On Wednesday, October 12th the Wahoo Fire Department will be visiting Wahoo Elementary School. During the visit students will learn about preventative steps that can keep family members safe. If you have any questions you can contact Garrett Packett (402) 904-91704.

Email Garrett Packett

Personal Devices at School

Many families send their child to school with a personal device of some kind (cell phone, iPod, high-tech watch). Often, parents do this as a safety measure so students can call/text as they travel between school and home. However, the growing number and types of these devices pose a significant distraction during school hours. Moving forward, all devices (including watches) that have the ability to text/call will be kept in backpacks from 7:45 to 3:15. Students are not to use these devices until they leave the elementary building.

Casey's Cash for Classrooms

Please download "Cash for Classrooms" mobile app and select Wahoo Elementary to ensure a percentage of your purchases go to our school!

Join Elementary PTO!

Wahoo Elementary encourages you to get involved with our PTO! Check out the group's Facebook page or email Katie Harmon, Parent Representative

PTO Meeting Schedule
Email PTO Parent Rep


I encourage you to take an active role in your child's education. Please feel free stop in, call me, or shoot an email my way!

                                   -Mr. Kreifels

September Newsletter Articles

  • How To Handle Pushback With Homework
  • Parent Resource: Supporting Your Children
  • Watch D.O.G.S
September Newsletter Articles

Wahoo Elementary School 

2056 N. Hackberry St.

Wahoo, NE 68066