Welcome to Sixth Grade

     Welcome to the Sixth Grade and room 209!  I am your sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Krebs.  We will be learning many new skills and trying new engaging strategies in class to help us become better learners.  I expect my students to be respectful, safe, and  responsible.  I view our classroom as a family where everyone is special, talented and vital to a successful school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me either by email: lori.krebs@ops.org or call me (402) 554-8690. I look forward to working with you to help your child be successful. This will be the final year in elementary school so let's make it the best year yet!

Welcome Message from Mrs. Krebs

    

     Hello and welcome again to room 209!  I am extremely excited to be starting my seventh year here at Washington Elementary.  Summer was amazing but I am energized to start a new school year, meet all of you as well as start learning and exploring. 

Here is a little information about me . . . .

     I was raised in Clarkston, Michigan but have also lived in several other cities: Milwaukee, WI; Houston & Arlington, Tx; and Columbus, OH.  We have been in Omaha now for a little over ten years and love it here!  I am married to a wonderful man, Gary, for over 21 years and have three amazing daughters: Brianne (17), Cassandra{Casey}(15) and Danielle {Dani}(15).  Yes, I have twins.  Also, we have two adopted dogs- Freckles and Arya. Freckles is a Beagle-Blue Heeler mix and Arya is a Schipperke Mix.

     I earned my Masters of Elementary Education degree from Creighton University.  I am excited to announce that I just finished an endorsement in Mathematics last summer, finished a mathematics leadership class in Spring of 2017 and took a Mathematics Manipulative Class this past summer. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Therapeutic Recreation. Yes, I am proud to be a Spartan and always support my team!  "GO GREEN, GO WHITE, GO STATE !!!!!"

     When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my girls and watching their activities.  This usually entails walking the golf courses or being at the golf range.  I love reading books, especially mystery, historical fiction or realistic fiction, which allows me to travel to new places or times as well as letting me become different people.  Hopefully, I can instill a love in reading to all my students.  Additionally, I like to go for walks with my dogs, curl up to a good movie or keeping up on college sports. (GO Spartans!)

 

Dates to Remember

August 15: Welcome Back Night 6:00-7:00 pm

August 17: First day of school

August 23: School Picture Day

September 4:  NO School-- Labor Day

September 14: Open House at 6:00-8:00 pm

September 15 & 18: NO School (Curriculum/Teacher work days)

September 28: Fieldtrip to Fontenelle Forest- H2Omaha

October

November 2 & 8: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:45-8:00

November 9: Parent Teacher Conference 1:00-4:30

November 9 & 10: No School

November 21: Harvest Party (day)

November 22, 23 & 24: NO School-- Thanksgiving

December 23- January 8: Winter Recess

January 9 : School Resumes-- Welcome back!

January 15: No school-- Martin Luther King Holiday

February 9-25: Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics and Olympic Games

February 14: Valentine's Day Party

February 19: No School- Presidents' Day

March 1 & 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:45-8:00

March 8: Parent/Teacher Conference 1:00-4:30

March 9-17: Spring Break-- no school

April 13: No School (Teacher work day)

May 4: No School (Teacher work day)

May 23: Sixth Grade Program 10:00 am

May 25: Last Day of School-- Goodbye!

 

Cycle Day Specials

 

Cycle Days 1 & 6:  Library Skills-day 1 & PE- day 6

Cycle Days 2 & 7: Library Checkout and Day 2: Guidance 10:50-11:50

Cycle Days 3 & 8:  Music

Cycle Days 4 & 9:  Art

Cycle Days 5 & 10: PE

 

Chorus: Cycle Days 3 & 8 3:10-4:00

Strings: Cycle Days no string students

Band: Cycle Days: 3 & 5 1:05-1:35 or 1:45-2:15; 8 & 10 2:15-2:45 or 3:15-3:45

 

 

 

Spirit Days

Spirit Days are every Friday during the school year. Students can wear their Washington Spirit shirt or any red shirt.