Logan Elementary School

Making Every Child a Success Story

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Lion's Tale - March 2017


Aarion Gray, Principal, agray@usd345.com
Tami Wade, Assistant Principal, twade@usd345.com
Ginger Shelley
, Secretary, gshelley@usd345.com
Lisa Simmons, Secretary, lsimmons@usd345.com


8:30 a.m. First bell - students may enter the building

8:50 a.m. Class starts

4:00 p.m. School dismissed

Students achieve best when they attend school on a regular basis and are at school on time daily.


Message from the Principal . . .



Dear Parents & Community Partners,  

I want to take the time to say thank you to the wonderful parents and community partners we have at Logan Elementary! Whether it is supporting us through organizations, attending school-wide events, or just walking your child in every morning with a smile, Logan parents fill our school with positive support!   When families are engaged student achievement improves, communication increases, teacher morale improves, and home school connection increases.  As I reflect, I am amazed at all that we have accomplished together!  I know none of it would have been possible without your continued support so THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!   Have a wonderful spring break!  

Dr. Gray

Aarion L. Gray, Principal 


Character Word of the Month


I will be honest and keep my promises to others.


March 3rd - 5th Grade Field Trip - 8:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

March 3rd - Popcorn Friday - 1:00 p.m.
March 7th - Carnival Planning Meeting - 5:30 p.m.  
March 8th - 5th & 6th Grade Field Trip - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

March 10th - 5th Grade Field Trip - 8:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

March 14th - PTO Meeting - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
March 15th - All District Band Concert - 7:00 p.m. (SHS)
March 17th - No School (Professional Learning Day)
March 20th - March 24th - Spring Break
March 30th - 4th Grade Field Trip 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
March 31st- 1st Grade Field Trip 9:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
March 31st - Logan's Pride Assembly  

6th Grade Band Parents 


The all-district band concert is March 15. We will practice during our regular band time, but instead of bus riders getting dropped off at SMS they will get dropped off at SHS on March 15. Car riders will need to be dropped off at SHS as well. They will return to their home schools after rehearsal on their normal buses.

All-District Band Concert
Wednesday, March 15th
Seaman High School - 7pm
Student call is 6:40 in the north gym at SHS
Dress is band t-shirt and jeans


 SMS to Visit 6th Graders

On Tuesday, March 7th, SMS counselors will be visiting with our sixth graders about enrollment for next year at SMS. Students will receive enrollment information that they can take home to share with their parents. This will be for students only.

On Thursday, May 4, our sixth graders will have the opportunity to visit SMS during the school day. The 6th Grade Parent Night will be held that evening at 6 p.m. in the SMS gym.



S’More Fun with Math

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Logan Elementary hosted it’s annual Title I Math Night on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 5:30 –7:00 p.m.   Parents, students, and community partners were on hand engaging students in interactive math games to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills.    


Logan Elementary
Family Engagement Survey  


Families throughout the district were recently emailed a link to a Family Engagement Survey.  This 15-item survey asked parents to rate our building in 5 categories using a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). I have included our average rating in each category as well as the average score received by the district. Thank you to those of you who participated in the survey. This information will be helpful to Logan Elementary as we seek to improve the educational outcomes for all students.  


Welcoming Environment - 4.03 (district average 4.02)

·       In this school, staff (e.g. administrator, teachers, counselor) builds positive relationships with families. – 3.95 (district average 3.97)

·       When I walk into this school, I feel welcome. – 4.11 (district average 4.07)


Supporting Student Learning – 4.07 (district average 3.95)

·       I am invited to a variety of events about student learning (e.g. open house, new family orientation, back to school nights, or literacy/math nights). – 4.38 (district average 4.3)

·       I’m provided understandable data on my child’s progress. – 4.06 (district average 3.99)

·       If my child receives additional supports, I am provided with information about these supports. – 3.89 (district average 3.71)

·       I’m provided useful information about how to support my child’s learning. – 3.94 (district average 3.77)


Effective Communication – 4.02 (district average 3.87)

·       The school offers an easy-to-navigate website with meaningful information. – 4.06 (district average 3.88)

·       In this school, staff regularly communicates with me (e.g., communication notebook, letters, postcards, email, phone calls, texts, website, or newsletters) – 3.92 (district average 3.88)

·       I’m provided clear information about policies, programs, improvement efforts, and events. – 4.11 (district average 3.91)

·       School staff keeps me well informed about how my child is doing in school. – 4.00 (district average 3.82)


Sharing Power and Advocacy – 3.93 (district average 3.85)

·       School staff listens to my concerns. – 3.95 (district average 3.93)

·       School staff consults me before making important decisions about my child’s education. – 3.94 (district average 3.73)

·       I have a good working relationship with school staff in which we solve problems together. – 3.89 (district average 3.89)


Community Involvement - 3.97 (district average 3.75)

·      The school partners with businesses and community organizations in a variety of ways (e.g. volunteer opportunities, field trips, guest speakers, mentoring, tutoring, or leadership

       team participation). - 4.17 (district average 3.91)

·      The school helps my family connect with community; resources that we need. - 3.77 (district average 3.56)


Our highest ranked areas were supporting student learning followed by a welcoming environment. Thanks for your continued support as we "Make Every Child a Success Story!" 


USD 345 Elementary Teacher of the Year
Logan Elementary is proud to announce that Mrs. Tina Kleiner has been named the 2017-2018 USD 345 Elementary Teacher of the Year. We are proud of you, Mrs. Kleiner! 

 In/Out of District Transfer Request


Parents wanting to transfer their students into a Seaman school must fill out a form which can be found on the Seaman website (www.seamanschools.org).  When you go to the website, click on parents, useful forms and click on the “Request for Student Transfer Form” on the right side of the page. This is the form that must be filled out and returned to the Superintendent’s Office by June 1. Whether you are a new or returning transfer student, you have to fill out this form EVERY year. This same process also applies to parents who are transferring within district attendance areas. If you have any questions about student transfers, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 575-8600. Don’t wait until June 1, make your transfer requests TODAY by using the simple form on the district website. 


 Communication is Key! 
 Visit our Facebook page to view some of the latest activities going on at Logan Elementary! 


Logan Elementary Students Demonstrate Caring


Congratulations to the students and staff!  As a school, we raised over $ $2,000.00, to support the Pennies for Pasta Campaign. Great job Logan Pride!  




Students in grades 3rd – 6th will be taking the Kansas State Assessments beginning March 14th – April 28th Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast and comes prepared to do their best. 



Things to remember . . .

Reporting an absence or tardy 

Mrs. Simmons keeps track of attendance, not teachers. Please remember to call the office if your child will not be at school by 8:50 a.m. (either due to being tardy or absent). When your child is absent or tardy, a reason must be given.

There are different codes used in PowerSchool that are used for health reporting/monitoring.

Requesting Homework

When reporting a student as absent, the office can also take requests for missing work. Work can be held in the office for pick-up, sent with a sibling, friend, or neighbor, or held in the classroom for the absent student's return.

Changes in Transportation

Please make sure you contact the school office before 3:15 pm if plans have changed on how your child is to leave school. Likewise, please be advised that we do not allow students to call home to make different arrangements for going home with friends or staying for after school activities including Boys and Girls Club. Plans must be made before they come to school. If your child will be doing something different than their normal routine at the end of the day, please be sure the teacher has a note, or an email with the change has been sent, and the office staff has also been made aware of the change. Again, thanks for helping us keep your child safe.

Call Phil McKay at 785-286-8516.




April 21, 2017

If you have a child that will be five years old on or before August 31, please contact the Logan Office, at 575-8700, to register for Kindergarten Round-Up. You will need to bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate.




 Seaman Elementary
District Track Meet


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6th Grade
                                                                                           Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 5th Grade
                                                                                            Thursday, May 4, 2017  – Rain Date 

Daily Schedule

 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.      Boys’ Running Events

                                  Girls’ Field Events

 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.    Girls’ Running Events

                                  Boys’ Field Events

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.     Relays (Girls & Boys) 


 Bus Drivers Needed



Part-time Bus Drivers Needed

Training Provided, Competitive Pay

Transportation Department @ 286-8440


 Consider Joining Site Council

Logan Elementary Site Council will meet five times throughout the school year. Our first two meetings were September 13th and October 11th. The remaining dates are January 10th, February 21st, and April 11th. Meetings are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Site Council members assist in evaluating school goals and objectives and advise on methods to meet those goals. Site Council members are also kept informed of school programs and procedures.

September - Site Council members learned about what Logan Elementary is doing to address bullying and how we are preparing students to be upstanders.  
October -  Site Council members reviewed DIBELS Reading data and what supports have been put in place to assist students who are struggling and those who are achieving at high levels. 
January - Site Council members learned about Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and what the school is doing to reinforce positive behaviors.    
February - Mrs. Barbo and the student technology team shared how students are using technology to enhance learning and improve communication throughout the school.  
April - Site Council members will learn about the District Emergency Operation Plan and what we are doing to keep students and staff safe. 
We look forward to working with you to achieve student success!  


 Box Tops

Box Tops

Please continue to send in your Box Tops for Education. We will submit Box Top labels to earn money for our school. Please trim your box tops before sending them to school. 

This is such an easy way to raise money for your school. Just clip, put in a Ziploc bag, and send to school with your student.