Sheltered Reality Assembly (K-6)

K-6 students will attend an assembly on Friday, April 29 for a performance by Sheltered-Reality.
This is a percussion group that also tells a positive message about believing in yourself. There may be three to ten performers on the stage. The show lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour and fifteen minutes. After the performance is over, students will return to their rooms to share more about the show.

This is a chance to have fun and enjoy some great music with a great message for your students.

5th & 6th Grade Science Fair

Students in 5th and 6th grade participated in Science Fair on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. They started preparing for this in September by conducting the steps of the Scientific Process in order to understand their project. After Winter Break, the students started bringing in their materials to start conducting their experiments. Throughout January and February, the 5th and 6th graders worked really hard on getting all of the pieces of the Scientific Process and understanding the outcome of their experiment. This was then presented on the 23rd in the Fine Arts Lobby. For judges, Mr. Maske, Mr. Wahls, Mr. Zurbriggen, and Mrs. Rankin were asked to assist with this piece. Both grades had groups receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Winners are shown below.

5th Grade
1st - Jayden Rankin and Emily Frey
2nd - Jessi Gordon, Harlie Miller, and Sierra Mohs
3rd (Tie) - Harley Hoppe and Lindsay Weller; Tania Marroquin and Yuvitza Toj; Maria Rivera and Vannessa Schunelle

6th Grade
1st (Tie) - Olivia Lansing; Kelleigh Martins and Jenna Fish; Emily Navarro and Kylee Whalen
2nd - Kimberly Mucia and Kathleen Looney
3rd - Francisco Ocampo, Raul Solis, Javier Hernandez

Family STEAM Night / 100th Day of School Celebration

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math)

Join us for a free meal of Walking Tacos and Milk.
Please donate a canned food item for the food pantry. Our goal is to collect 100 or more items!

Who: All K-6 students along with their families
Where: Lunchroom and various classrooms
When: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm

Kindergarten 100th Day of School
Kindergarten students will be presenting their 100s day program on Monday, February 8, in the Fine Arts Center at 5:30pm. After the program, students and their families are invited to come over to the elementary lunchroom for the Walking Taco meal and enjoy their 100s day projects that will be displayed in the hallway.

Many projects and activities will be available for students and their families in throughout the school for all students Kindergarten-6th grade.

The attendance for this programs is listed below.

YearAttendanceFood Items Donated
Year:2016Attendance:150Food Items Donated:98
Year:2014Attendance:246Food Items Donated:106
Year:2013Attendance:169Food Items Donated:

Pay It Forward Day

The 6th grade guidance classes have been learning a lot about different character traits. During their "Be Kind" lesson, they participated in a Pay it Forward Day around the school. They organized a place to go and helped out a staff member during their guidance class. Staff was very appreciative and the students enjoyed helping out. Great job, 6th graders!

Postville School Receives $4,000 Award

On Friday, December 12 , all 5th and 6th grade students participated in Hour of Code. The Postville School District received an award of $4,000 for their efforts in this program! Information about this award can be found in this newsletter.

Elementary Career Day

On Friday, April 25, the elementary (K-5) celebrated Career Day. The theme of the day was "Oh the Places You'll Go", because we know that all of our students are off to great places! Students spent time researching the professions, had a show and tell about their costumes, wrote resumes, set goals, and many other exciting and motivating activities.

On this day, students were encouraged to dress up as what they would like to be when they grow up. Some choices include:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Coach
  • Construction Worker
  • Judge
  • Police Officer
  • Firemen
  • Dentist
  • Disc Jockey
  • Football Player

Parents were asked to help their child decide what to dress up as, takiing into consideration that they may need to participate in PE and recess.

Pennies For Patients Fundraiser

The Middle School Student Council sponsored the fundraiser "Pennies For Patients". This fundraiser ran from March 24 to April 4. The council set a goal of raising $800. As of April 9, they raised $1,170.18! The Middle School would like to thank all of their supporters for their generous donations!

World Read Aloud Day

Wednesday, March 5th was World Read Aloud Day. Posville celebrated this occasion by having every middle school student read aloud a story or two to 3 year old preschool students up to 3rd grade students.

Middle School Play

Postville Middle School proudly presents:

30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play

by Alan Haehnel.

"Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. From the author of 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play comes a full evening of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage. In a series of hilarious examples, this play proves that drama can be a very dangerous thing and it must be avoided at all costs."

The play will be held for the public on March 1st at 7:00 pm and March 2nd at 2:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.

Osborne Classroom Naturalist Programs
Project Linus

As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are looking for opportunities to help those in need. I know that many classes are already participating in the food drive and/or adopt a family, but I am sending out one more opportunity to pay it forward. My class will again be making fleece blankets for the organization Project Linus. This is an organization that gives new, handmade blankets to children ages 0-18 who are ill, in need of surgeries/transplants, or have had a traumatic experience. Many of the blankets are given to local hospitals or organizations to help those children in our area.The blanket provides a warm, cozy, security to them in tough times. This is an special organization to me, as my daughter Paxten received a Project Linus blanket while she was in the hospital for her lung surgery. She continues to snuggle with it and it reminds me how fortunate we were.

Last year, our Postville students were able to make 22 blankets that I took to a blanket drop-off in Cedar Falls! I'm hoping that this year we can make even more! I am planning on having our 2nd annual "Blanketeer" day on December 18th before we go home for break. Last year, the middle school student council was gracious enough to help out. Advisors, would that be an option again this year? Also, high school teacher, this would be a great way to help your students fulfill some volunteer hours!

So, if you, your students, or your class is interested in participating in this volunteer experience, please message me back for more details and a parent letter.

Thanks, Shelsea Baker