With a more-than-century old school and a long active PTO, we have a lot of traditional events in addition to new ones at Dundee. Here's a quick guide to help decipher what's what:

 

Popsicle Playdate: a chance for incoming kindergarteners and their families to meet on the playground, enjoy some popsicles, and make some friends before school starts. Note: teachers will not be in attendance, but it’s helpful to know the name of your child’s teacher when you attend.

 

Back to School Night: Meet your child’s teacher and check out the classroom and school during this open house setting. The Dundee PTO provides free pizza to all who attend. There is also a booth where you can buy your Dundee Elementary shirts before school begins.

 

Dundee Day: during our neighborhood’s annual celebration held each August, Dundee Elementary’s 6th graders represent our school by marching in the parade. Our PTO also has a booth to sell t-shirts and other Dundee merchandise.

 

Open House: This is an event orchestrated by Omaha Public Schools and not affiliated with the PTO. It allows your student a chance to show you around their classroom and see some of the work they’ve done. At Dundee, it’s also a chance for you to sign up for your parent teacher conference time.

 

Dundee Direct: Dundee Elementary PTO’s annual direct-giving fundraiser. We don’t sell cookie dough or make the kids raise money via a run or walk. Instead, we just ask for direct donations to fund all the great things the PTO does through the year – mainly supporting our teachers and staff and providing fun events to build community.

(Held every September)

 

Walk to School Day: During this annual day, families are encouraged to walk to school and arrive a bit early to enjoy free donuts, fruit, juice, and coffee provided by the PTO.

 

Book Fair: Twice a year, the PTO sponsors the Scholastic Book Fair held in the Dundee Elementary library. A portion of the proceeds from the book fair go back to our PTO and school.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences: A chance for you to talk with your student’s teacher and see how they’re progressing. The PTO provides meals for the teachers during conferences.

 

Donuts with Grownups: All students and their grown-ups are invited to come a bit early to school and enjoy free donuts, coffee, and juice and then head on into the library to shop the book fair.

 

Class parties: Dundee PTO pays for two class parties each year to celebrate Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Teachers work with parent volunteers to plan various activities and snacks for the kids.

 

Halloween Parade: Held at 2pm on the same day as the Halloween class party, the parade (weather-permitting) goes from Dundee Elementary up 51st street to the Dundee Business District, east on Underwood to 50th, then back south on 50th to Chicago and returns to school. Neighbors, families, and friends are invited to line the parade route to see all the costumes.

 

Fall Festival: This free outdoor fall event features a DJ, balloon twisters, pumpkin-themed games and other assorted fall fun. The Pancake Man is also in attendance and pancakes can be purchased for $5/plate.

 

Spring Carnival: Dundee’s annual spring event is a free carnival for students and their families with carnival games, student-led bands, an inflatable obstacle course, and snacks. Food trucks are also on site and have food available to purchase.

 

Staff Appreciation Week: We adore our Dundee staff every day, but we really show our love during Staff Appreciation Week with lots of food, fun, and gifts.

 

Kindergarten Picnic: During the last week of school, kindergarteners and their families are invited to bring a lunch and celebrate the end of a great year.

 

6th Grade Picnic: Held the last week of school, Dundee’s 6th graders make their way to Elmwood Park for a day full of a variety of games and fun await them. Parents regularly join for a big kickball tournament

 

6th Grade Recognition Ceremony: Put on by the 6th grade teachers, this ceremony in the gym marks the completion of the student’s time at Dundee. Students receive a certificate and watch a slide show of their time at school.

(May 25 at 2:30pm)

 

Last Day of School: It’s a Dundee tradition to clap out the 6th grade on their last day of school. The students all line the sidewalks around the school – from the blacktop up to the front doors – and the 6th graders walk through to screams, signs, and sometimes silly string. Several parents and family members gather to watch and participate. Pro tip: 6th grade parents might want to arrive about 3:30 to snag a good spot.

 

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