Patriot Elementary


  • New Year and New Beginnings

    Communication at this time of the year will come very quickly.  As we move into second semester report cards, district curriculum updates, and second semester conferences are just a few of the ways we will contact you.  This will supplement the weekly communication concerning your individual student.  I wanted to preview report card comments so you are aware of what report cards will look like when they are ‘live’ next week. 

    Teachers will provide:

    • an overview of your student’s academic work over the second quarter
    • identify and describe two goal areas for second semester
    • celebrations from first semester

    This communication will supplement but not replace a conference.  If you would like to know more you are always welcome to contact the teacher.  However, we will again extend an invitation to attend second semester conferences at Patriot the week of March 5th-9th.

    Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to provide feedback from this past semester.  You have given us feedback that has stimulated strategic thinking moving into second semester.  I will be working to communicate some of the ideas through this avenue as well as working internally to address some of your other concerns. 

    It is always a great day to be a Lion!

    Mr. Hilderbrand




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  • Kindergarten Enrollment 2018-2019 Now Open

    Online enrollment for kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year is now open.

    Please go to and follow the online instructions.

    Incoming kindergarten students must be five years of age by July 31, 2018.  All kindergarten students must be enrolled online.  If you know of a neighbor who is of kindergarten age and might not have others in school, please share this information with them. Kindergarten Roundup information will be coming in the near future. We look forward to receiving your online enrollment form. If you have any questions regarding kindergarten or the online enrollment, please don’t hesitate the school office at (402) 898-0405 or email Debbie Portofee, our school secretary at We are very excited to begin the kindergarten process for your family.

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  • Elementary Report Cards Available Online January 18th!

    Elementary report cards for all Papillion La Vista Community Schools are online.  Second quarter report cards will be available on January 18th.   Parents can access the report card from the school website by clicking on the popular bar and then online report cards.  If you do not remember your password you can log on and click forgot my password. 

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    Patriot students in grades 3-6 will once again take tests called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). This is an  assessment tool we will utilize to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year-to-year in the areas of reading, language usage, and math.  MAP® assessments are untimed, but each will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Testing dates are as follows:

    3rd Grade – 1/31 (Language), 2/7 (Reading), 2/13 (Math)                             5th Grade – 2/6 (Language), 2/7 (Reading), 2/8 (Math)

    4th Grade  - 1/30 Language), 1/31 (Reading), 2/1 (Math)                              6th Grade – 2/6 (Language), 2/7 (Reading), 2/9 (Math)

    Additional information regarding the MAP assessment along with parent resources can be found at and

    Tina Raymond

    Literacy Coach

    Patriot Elementary


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  • Yearbook Orders

    Starting this year, Patriot students will be designing and creating the school yearbook!

    Yearbook ordering is now going on NOW thru December 31st. Yearbooks ordered on or before this date are $20. Starting on January 1st through February 28th, the price increases to $25. Don't delay, own your piece of Patriot history today! NO extra yearbooks will be ordered!

    Please make sure to include your child's teacher's last name only when ordering. This is to ensure that your child’s yearbook will get to correct classroom at the end of the year. Thank you so much for your help with this!! Questions, please contact Mr. Nabity ( or the Yearbook Committee (

    Order your yearbook at:

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  • Connections at Project Harmony

    When your child is experiencing a stressful life event, Connections can help!


    • Connects children and their families to counseling services
    • Joins children who are going through similar situations through group counseling
    • Addresses difficulties in accessing counseling
    • Collaborates with school staff and qualified counselors in the community

    Talk to your school counselor or social worker for more information!

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  • Attendance News

    Attention Parents: Please call the office at 402-898-0405 by 8:30am to report absenteeism, appointments where students need to be released early or arrive late.  Before and after school hours, you will reach our night answering machine.  Please leave a message with your student’s name, date of absence and reason for absence.

    Feel free to call when you are on your way so that the office is able to retrieve your student(s) from class and have them waiting for you to arrive.

    To email the front office about an absence, please send to the following:  and /or  If you are emailing your student’s teacher about any absences, please “cc” the front office at the above email addresses.  You may also send in a note.

    Please refer to the Patriot Parent Handbook for more information on student absences and tardies.  If you did not receive a handbook, contact the front office and we will be sure to get you one.


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  • Lunch Prices

    The lunch prices for the 2016-17 school year are as follows:

                Elementary Lunch          $2.15

                Milk                              $ .55

                Reduced                       $ .40

                Adult Lunch                   $3.00


    Lunchroom Schedule

    Kindergarten   11:35-11:55

    4th Grade       11:40-12:00

    3rd Grade       11:50-12:10

    1st Grade       12:00-12:20

    5th Grade       12:05-12:25

    6th Grade       12:15-12:35

    2nd Grade      12:25-12:45

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  • Lunchroom Visitors
    Parents we are asking if you are coming to have lunch with your child and would like to eat a HOT lunch, that you call us no later than 8:25 a.m. that day to order. We do not order extra lunches so if we do not hear from you, we will not be able to provide you with a lunch. Payment is made when you arrive in the lunchroom and exact change is required. The cost of an adult lunch is $3.00.

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  • Music Programs for the 2017-2018 School Year    

    Grade 1 Music Program      February 13       6:30 pm

    Grade 2 Music Program      January 29         6:00 pm

    Grade 3 Music Program      January 29         7:00 pm

    Grade 4 Music Program      October 23        6:00 pm

    Grade 5 Music Program      October 23        7:00 pm

    Grade 6 Music & Band Program      November 14         6:30 pm           

    KG Music Program              February 13       5:30 pm


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  • Patriot Elementary is a Closed Building

    Patriot is considered a “closed” school.   If you move out of our attendance area, you may only be allowed to finish the current school year here.   Any requests beyond that will not be approved.   The district uses this process to help manage school/class sizes as much as possible.  Please contact Student Services at 402-537-6214 if you have questions.

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  • Be in the Know...

    Want to stay connected to your child's school? Do you want to know what activities are taking place today? Interested in your student’s grades or attendance? The App is Where It’s At! Don't miss out on this great communication tool. Download the FREE School District app today to stay connected!

    The PLSD App Features:

    Calendar of Activities, Attendance, Lunch Menus and Account Balances, Library Info, Secondary Grades, Sports Schedules, Staff Directory and more!

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