20,000 Villagers

OPS 10000 Villagers

Attendance is critical for student success. Across Omaha Public Schools, families are encouraged to #StriveFor95, which means attending school on time at least 95% of school days.

Winter weather is on the way, so we’re working to ensure every child has the hats, gloves and scarves they may need to come to school on time every day. We’re calling it “20,000 Villagers” to honor the many community members who support our students.

A $20 donation can purchase hats, gloves and scarves for four students who may need them.

Donations will be accepted through October 31st, when staff will order the winter gear to distribute in November.

Checks may be mailed to the OPSF offices with a note for “20,000 Villagers” in the memo.
Mail to:
Omaha Public Schools Foundation
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131
Attention: 20,000 Villagers Campaign

Donate Using Convenient Online Donation Form

Benson High School Athletics

Benson BunniesWelcome Benson Friends, Family and Fans!

Benson High Athletics, the home of the Mighty Bunnies, has a long and rich athletic history.  We pride ourselves in the tradition of our programs and school spirit.  We would like to continue in the athletic and academic successes of our student-athletes.  Our community-based school is diverse with a student population of athletes from many walks of life.

Please help us support our Bunnies on the fields, on the mats and on the courts.  Donations will be used to purchase food for athletic events, snacks for travel, additional clothing items and equipment. 

We appreciate your support.  We hope to see you at our athletic events.  Check out our schedule at bensonhighathletics.com  

Go Bunnies

Dundee Direct

Dundee PTO Direct LogoFirst, a big thank you! Dundee Elementary thrives because of its amazing students, staff, and families!

Dundee Direct is our annual direct-giving fundraiser that runs through the month of September. Instead of asking our kids to sell popcorn or giftwrap, we ask our families, friends, and businesses to give what they are able to give. This direct-donation fundraiser makes it easy and effective to get money directly to where it is needed most.  

The PTO uses the money raised to make sure our school stay amazing for all of our children. In the past, money raised funded the purchase of computers for the classrooms, a sound system for the gym, books for the library, improvements to the school grounds, and classroom parties. The money raised also went directly to grants for the teachers, who bought things like educational games, classroom supplies, and innovative new teaching material used daily by the students.

This year, funds are being raised for new technology like interactive screens for classrooms that let teachers and students work together more easily, student and family activities, improvements to the school grounds, and teacher grants for programs and supplies. Every child and teacher at Dundee Elementary directly benefits from the money raised by Dundee Direct.

Every child and teacher at Dundee Elementary directly benefits from the money raised by Dundee Direct.

This fund is administered by the Omaha Public Schools Foundation. A donation can be made in two ways:

Send a check to:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Attention: Dundee Direct 2021-2022 Fundraiser
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131

You can also donate online using the button below to process your donation through our secure payment gateway.

We Are Jackson! Believe! Achieve! Succeed!

Jackson Elementary School LogoJackson Elementary is located at 620 South 31st Street in Omaha. Our school is made up of a diverse population of 235 learners from prekindergarten through sixth grade. We are small but mighty! We are also uniquely positioned to serve as the only fully Dual Language School in all of Nebraska beginning in 2018. The Dual Language Program provides students with daily instruction in both English and Spanish. Our excellent and committed staff strives to meet the needs of all learners by providing rigorous and differentiated instruction. With the support of Special Education Services, English as a Second Language, and Paraprofessionals, we empower our students to put forth their best effort so they can meet their academic, social, and personal goals.The majority of our students, 90%, qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Despite the academic challenges often linked with known economic barriers, our students learn all subjects in two languages, which is no small task at any age or income level. In short, they rock! Go, Jaguars, go!

Jackson PTO seeks to provide financial support to the students and staff at Jackson Elementary throughout the school year and in the foreseeable future. Your support is invaluable to us and thoroughly appreciated by all of the Jackson Elementary community.

We sincerely thank you for any contribution you can make. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and go directly to Jackson Elementary. No administrative fees are deducted from any donation. Together we know we can succeed and meet our vision to leap like champions!

We are Jackson! Believe! Achieve! Succeed!

Online Donations can be made using the button link below. If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation and mail it to:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131

You will receive a receipt for your contribution from the Foundation.

Prairie Wind’s “Support the Stallions” Direct Giving Campaign

Prairie Wind Stallions2021-2022 Support the Stallions!

“Support our Stallions” is NEW Prairie Wind’s direct giving campaign.  This year’s goal is $4,000. We can reach this goal with YOUR help!

Prairie Wind students and staff are the DIRECT beneficiaries of your donations:

  • Halloween and Valentine’s Day Celebrations
  • 5th Grade Recognition Gift
  • Staff meals during parent teacher conferences
  • Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week, and MUCH MORE!

These programs NEED your donation, as there are no district or tax dollars available to sponsor them.   Prairie Wind’s kids, teachers, and staff thank you for your investment.

Please participate in this effort to create a positive atmosphere of appreciation and gratitude!  THANK YOU in advance for your support.

Michelle Kehr and Elyse Kowalewski
Prairie Wind PTO Co-Presidents

Donate

You can use our secure Payment Gateway linked below or send a check to:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Prairie Wind “Support the Stallions” Campaign
3861 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68131

 

 

The Woolf Pack Fund

Did you know that ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN in Nebraska and western Iowa under the age of 18 IS AT RISK FOR HUNGER?
(Food Bank of the Heartland)

The Woolf Pack Fund, named for its founder, has made its mission to provide supplemental food to the youth in need in our community. Our vision is to help eliminate hunger and close the meal gap.

The Woolf Pack Fund will provide support to students at two Omaha Public Schools: Western Hills Elementary and Benson West Elementary. Based off of 2018 data, 250 out of 331 students and 400 out of 498 students, respectively, qualify for free and reduced lunch. Both schools receive support from the Food Bank for the Heartland’s backpack program but it is not near enough. The need for supplemental food has greatly increased due to COVID.

“Like many North Omaha families, Benson West families were intensely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families were forced out of work and unable to provide for their children,” said Megan Seeley, the school social worker. “With the help from the backpack program, this will alleviate some stressors and help to bridge the gap between meals for our students and families.”

The program will run from September through May and is geared to target young children with limited parental supervision at home. Bags will be packed weekly by volunteers and taken to the school for the teachers to place into the student’s backpacks on Friday. The bags will contain 2 shelf stable milks, a fruit cup, a juice box, 2 cereals and 2 entrees.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The goal of the Woolf Pack Fund is to provide supplemental meals to 50 additional students at each school. In order to complete this goal we are trying to raise $23,500.00. The cost of food and bags to provide supplemental food to 1 student for the entire school year is $235.00.

CONTRIBUTE

Use the button below to link to our secure donation form.