Posts made in January, 2012

We Know You Are Smart!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in blog | 0 comments

We Know You Are Smart!

“Are you smart?”——“Yes!”“Do you know you’re smart?”——“Yes!”“We know you are smart too!” This familiar chant of positive reinforcement is one that rings through The Partnership For Our Kids elementary school classrooms as a means of getting students excited about achieving their academic goals. The staff and teachers of Miller Park Elementary, and many other Omaha Public Schools have added a new spin to this idea of positive reinforcement and academic encouragement. They now use it as a way of preparing for state tests. A recent Omaha World Herald article paints a...

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Thank You Clothes For Our Kids Supporters!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in blog | 0 comments

Thank You Clothes For Our Kids Supporters!

This past fall, Partnership Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Arnold received a note from Janice Burris a school counselor and Partnership program liaison at Jackson Elementary. Burris had a small request regarding her monthly stipend. “She asked if we might be able to substitute her usual check with a gift card to Plato’s Closet,” Arnold explains. “She mentioned that her students were in need of warm clothing for the upcoming winter months and she would feel better knowing that they were taken care of rather than have the extra spending money,” Arnold continues. Moved by Burris’...

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