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Next Steps for the Bond

Parents and Community Members,

Many of you may be wondering what the next steps is now that the bond has passed. There are many steps that the board has to consider throughout this process. The first step is to interview an owner’s representative that will work for the school to help in contract negotiations, quality control with contractors and architects and much more. This person will be the first hired and the last one that will be done. They will be with us for the entire project to make sure we are getting the most for the money.

Next we will hire an architect and soon after will be the Construction Manager at Risk. The Construction Manager at Risk is the construction manager for the job, but they also guarantee the job will be done on budget. They will work together to create a school that is within the budget and have a bid package ready by next winter. The subs will bid on the jobs at a determined date around January 2019. Construction will start soon after that with completion being the summer of 2020.

There is a lot of work and planning a head for Elder Grove. It is exciting knowing that we are making plans and building for the future of the school that will be here for many generations.

Thank you,

Justin Klebe

Bond Passing

Parents and Community Members,

I am very excited about the bond passing for the community and the students at Elder Grove School. We are currently at 620 students and our schools maximum capacity is 700. If you drive down 64th street just north of the school you can see a new subdivision cutting roads. It is nice knowing we have a plan for these 200+ homes coming into our district in the next couple of years.

I wanted to personally thank the community for voting in this bond election. I will assure you that the board as well as myself takes this bond very seriously and will do everything we can to be the best stewards of the money you have entrusted us with.

Thank you,

Justin Klebe

New Bus Routes

The new bus routes for 2017/2018 school year are now posted under Parent Resources->Forms and Links->Bus Routes. Please look at the bus routes and times due to adding an additional bus to accomidate our growing enrollment. Times, stops, and driver may have changed. Please look at the stops and have your student get on the bus at the closest stop to your house. For the first week or two please give 5-10 minutes before and after the estimated pickup and dropoff times. Remember that it is Elder Grove's policy as well as First Student's policy that we will not drop off kindergarteners without a parent or older sibling with them. 

Below are links to the pickup and dropoffs of the 6 routes. 

Route #1, Route #2, Route #3, Route #4, Route #5, Route #6

Thank you,

Justin Klebe


YMCA After School Program

As you already know we are running out of space at Elder Gove School. Our projected enrollment is about 600 students. We ended last year at 565. With the growing enrollment we need to free up space. With the added numbers, we need the gym space in the elementary. I have been working with the YMCA Afterschool Program to come up with a solution that will ensure the best afterschool program for our kids. The Y did a great job of finding a place ¼ mile west of our campus at YBGR. They will have a little kitchen, play area and a designated room for activities. The site is by the water tower on the east side of 72nd off YBGR's main campus.  The students will now have a designated space to meet every day and will be in a safe environment. You will no longer have to guess if they are in the gym, classroom or outside. I truly believe this will enable the Y Afterschool Program to be the best it can be. The one downfall is there will be an increase in tuition for the program due to the Y having to lease space at YBGR. There will be more information on this later, coming directly from the Y.

Super Science Animal Research Reports

Mrs. Schumacher's 1st Grade ClassroomMonkey

...sharing one of my favorite projects of the year...1st grader's read and researched an animal of their choice.  We covered numerous 1st Grade standards with this report.  We learned how to research, how to write a rough draft, how to compose a written report, how to present to an audience and how to listen to others speak in front of a group of peers all while having fun and cheering on our classmates.  



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