We’re All Humann: Learn, Grow, Succeed
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2024-2025 Summer Mailer

Summer Mailings were sent out in the mail to all Humann families. If you did not receive a hard copy in the mail, please contact the main office at 402-436-1145

Humann Families,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year! We hope you are enjoying a rejuvenating summer filled with laughter, relaxation, and cherished moments with loved ones. As we gear up for another exciting school year, we warmly welcome familiar faces and newcomers to the Humann family.

The past month has been full of activity at Humann as our dedicated staff work hard fine-tuning our practices and preparing for the adventure ahead. This year, our guiding theme is “Plant Kindness and See What Grows!” Small acts of kindness have the power to transform not only individuals but entire communities, and we’re eager to see the ripple effect of kindness throughout our school.

Speaking of summer adventures, my family and I have relished the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature, whether it’s been soaking up the sun by the lake or cheering on our boys, Carter and Jack, as they hit the courts and fields. These moments together have been precious, reminding us of the importance of family bonds and creating lasting memories.

We extend a heartfelt welcome to our newest members, particularly our kindergarteners and their families. Your journey with us is just beginning, and we’re thrilled to have you onboard. Remember, your involvement in your child’s education is invaluable, and we encourage you to actively participate in their learning journey.

As we embark on the 2024-2025 school year, let’s embrace it with grit, determination, and a relentless attitude. Together, we’ll navigate challenges, celebrate triumphs, and create a nurturing environment where every student can thrive.

This year, we welcome some additional professionals to Humann:

  • Ellie Nelson- Fifth-Grade Teacher
  • Calli Terrell- Special Education
  • Amy Carnie- School Psychologist
  • Whitney Hill- Early Childhood Paraprofessional
Humann Elementary School logo featuring a Siberian Husky Dog in front of some pine trees, surrounded by the words Human Huskies.

A message from Humann’s Assistant Principal, Jess Ankerson:

I want to send a warm Husky welcome to our new families.  I am excited for the 2024-2025 school year and cannot wait to hear about your student’s summer experiences!  This will be my 9th year at Humann as assistant principal!  Before that, I was at Huntington and served as a special education teacher and special education coordinator. 

When I’m not at Humann, you can typically find me with my family outside.  My husband, Matt, and I have four children; Nate-11, Kenzley-10, Kiptyn-4, and Jaxon-3.  This summer we have enjoyed a few rounds of golf, going to movies, playing games of basketball, baseball, and volleyball!  We also decided to plant a garden for the second year in a row, while weeding and cleaning vegetables this year, I have had  many exciting thoughts about our theme for the upcoming year “Plant Kindness and see What Grows!” 

If you ever have any questions or want to problem solve, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I know personally that navigating the complexities of raising children can sometimes be overwhelming, we are here for you!

A message from Humann’s Coordinator, Laura Heller:

Hello Husky Families! I am so excited for the new school year and to continue to work with the members of the Humann community as your new Special Education Coordinator. This will be my 3rd year at Humann Elementary, but my first year as special education coordinator. I have spent the last two years in the classroom at Humann teaching 4th and 5th grade. Prior to being at Humann, I taught at Pershing Elementary and also at an elementary school in Goodyear, Arizona. I just recently graduated with my masters in educational leadership from Doane University. 

Outside of school, I love to spend time with my husband, Corbin and our kids, Theo, who will be three during the first week of school, and Isla, who was born on the last day of school during the previous school year.  This summer we spent a lot of time together as a family whether that was inside enjoying the newborn snuggles with Isla or outside at the park, the zoo, the golf course, or simply in our driveway playing games and sports with Theo. We also enjoyed a short trip out to western Nebraska to visit family and to Lake Okoboji, Iowa. 

My goal is to make sure that each and every student has a positive experience at school. I look forward to partnering with you and your child to make sure that students can be successful. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions, concerns, or if you just want to chat. 

Humann Elementary School logo featuring a Siberian Husky Dog in front of some pine trees, surrounded by the words Human Huskies.

Kindergarten Jumpstart: July 16th

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • If you haven’t already, please R.S.V.P using the link on the front page of Humann’s Website
  • Students will meet kindergarten teachers at Door #1, and students will be picked up outside Door #1 on the porch

Kindergarten Orientation for Families: July 16th 

9:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • Same time as Kindergarten Jumpstart
  • Humann’s Multipurpose Room

Open House: Thursday, August 8th

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.           Humann Elementary

  • Practice arriving at school using the safest route
  • Meet your new team of teachers
  • Tour the building & find your classroom
  • Find your arrival location in the front by Door #1
  • Classroom teachers will be shared with families via ParentVue on August 7th.  Families can log into ParentVue to find their child’s homeroom teacher on Aug. 7th.  

Important Census Information

The Annual Online Registration Verification (formerly the census form), Health History Form, the request to provide medication (Tylenol/Ibuprofen), and the Free/Reduced Meal Application forms MUST be completed online.

For the Annual Online Registration Verification: Starting July 15th, parents and guardians will verify their child(ren)’s enrollment information through the online parent portal, ParentVUE. The Health History Form and the request to provide medication (Tylenol/Ibuprofen) permission form are now part of the Annual Online Registration Verification. 

You must have an LPS ParentVue account to complete this process.  (Activation is a one-time setup).  To create your ParentVue account, please contact the Humann school office for an activation key.  Your ParentVue account will be used for the duration you have a student in LPS.  You will need a valid email address to create your ParentVue account.  You may obtain a free email account through services such as Google if you do not have one.

If you already use ParentVue, there is nothing more you need to do to prepare.  You will be ready to complete the annual Online Registration Verification process when it opens on July 15th.  If you have previously activated your ParentVue account but can’t remember your password, you can reset it online at https://synergyvue.lps.org/.

On July 22nd, the Free/Reduced Lunch Application link will be found under the Popular Pages on the district website’s homepage, www.lps.org.  

Building Information

First Day of School for students K-5: Monday, August 12th                      *No Preschool

Breakfast will be served on the first day of school.

  • 8:40 a.m. – 8:55  a.m. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria. 
  • 8:50 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Students not eating breakfast arrive
  • 9:00 a.m.     School begins
  • 3:38 p.m.     School dismisses

First Day of Preschool: Thursday, August 15th

  • Preschool a.m. will enter & dismiss through Door #1:          AM hours – 8:15-11:45
  • Preschool p.m. will enter & dismiss through Door #1:          PM hours- 12:00-3:30

Outside supervision begins at 8:50 a.m.

Students who are not eating breakfast should not arrive before 8:50 a.m. 

If a student arrives before 8:50 a.m. without supervision, they will be directed to the multipurpose room for breakfast.

Arrival Information

  • We made changes to our arrival locations. All scholars, K-5, will enter the building through the main doors. Each grade level has a line on the walkway leading to Door #1. Grade level lines will be identified using cones with grade level signs.  Students will stand and wait on their grade level line prior to 8:53 a.m.
    • Kindergarten: Pawprints under the porch (same as in the past)
    • 1st Grade: Blue line
    • 2nd Grade: Green line
    • 3rd Grade: Purple line
    • 4th Grade: Red line
    • 5th Grade: Orange line under the porch by Kindergarten
  • If your scholar eats breakfast at school, they will line up on the yellow breakfast line and enter beginning at 8:40 a.m.
  • Scholars are asked to stand on their grade level line until supervisors lead them in.  
  • Students who arrive before 8:50 a.m. will be directed to the multipurpose room for breakfast to ensure proper supervision.
  • Our new arrival process will be set up during Open House so scholars can practice where they will line up.  
  • At 8:53 a.m., school staff will lead scholars into the building.

Dismissal Information

  • 3:38 p.m. Dismissal bell rings
  • All students are to exit the campus unless staying for a school-sponsored activity.
  • Humann’s playground will be closed to families and scholars beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for Family Service.
  • Students will be dismissed from their assigned doors of the school. 
  • Kindergarten: Dismiss out Door 1
  • 1st Grade: Basketball court- West
  • 2nd Grade: Basketball court- East
  • 3rd Grade: Dismiss out Door 14 & 15
  • 4th Grade: Dismiss out Doors 12 & 13 
  • 5th Grade: Dismiss out Door 11
  • Early Childhood: Dismiss out Door 1
  • Teachers will wait with students outside until 3:45 p.m.  Students not picked up by 3:45 p.m. will be brought to the carline.  After 3:55 p.m., parents/guardians must come to the office to pick up children and sign them out. 

2024-2025 Lunch Schedule 

  • Kindergarten           Lunch: 10:50-11:20  
  • 2nd Grade                Lunch: 11:00-11:30
  • 1st Grade              Lunch: 11:20-11:50
  • 3rd Grade                 Lunch: 11:30-12:00  
  • 4th Grade                 Lunch: 11:55-12:25  
  • 5th Grade                 Lunch: 12:05-12:35
Humann Elementary School logo featuring a Siberian Husky Dog in front of some pine trees, surrounded by the words Human Huskies.

Communication: Friday Folder/Human Happenings Newsletter

A weekly Humann Friday Folder will be utilized as our primary communication tool.  While daily materials may be sent home with your student, other pertinent information will be placed in your child’s Friday Folder.  You can anticipate receiving the first folder in the first week of school.  Please empty the folder, go through the contents with your child, and return the folder on Monday.  The Humann Happenings Newsletter will be sent electronically to all families every other week.  

We hope you will also consider joining our school and PTO’s Facebook pages.

As we embark on this new school year, we want you to know that the staff at Humann is committed to partnering with you to ensure a productive and successful year for your children.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns or questions. Whether it’s your child’s teacher, our Assistant Principal, Jess Ankerson, our Coordinator, Laura Heller, or myself, we are here to support you.

I hope you continue to savor the remaining summer days with loved ones. We look forward to reconnecting with each of you soon!


Jamie Cook, Principal