Welcome to Saddlebrook Elementary

Saddlebrook School Improvement Plan



2017-18  GROWTH GOAL









Professional Development Focus Areas 

    1. Reading - Vocabulary
    2. Math - Geometry
    3. Six-Step Vocabulary

    Click Here to See the SIP Plan


    At Saddlebrook Elementary we believe it is important for students to use safe practices, to communicate respectfully, and to use technology responsibly in their everyday lives. 

    To accomplish these goals, we are using curriculum from Common Sense Media across all grade levels to ensure that we are developing and empowering responsible digital citizens.  

    Find out more about Common Sense Media by clicking the icon above.


    For more information regarding OPS's Human Growth and Development curriculum, please visit the link below.


    OPS Human Growth and Development

    Smart Snacks in School Policy

    As an educator, offering healthy snack choices in your classroom is an important part of creating a healthy school environment.  Snacks are important for providing children with nutrients to support growth and learning.

    What is "Smart Snacks in School Policy"?

    A "Smart Snacks in School Policy" encourages healthy snack choices for all of our students. These recommendations and guidelines are taken from the OPS and USDA's Smart Snacks in School partnership.  The "Smart Snacks in School Policy" encompasses all snacks given including celebrations, birthdays and classroom snacks.  https://www.healthiergeneration.org

    Why is the "Smart Snack Policy" important?

    Healthy snack policies help parents and other caregivers identify healthful snack foods for children.  While most parents have good intentions when it comes to choosing snack foods for their children, many do not realize that many items that sound healthy really only provide empty calories & few essential nutrients.

    What are the benefits of adopting a "Smart Snacks in School Policy"?

    There are many benefits of healthy snack policies, including helping children gain a greater understanding of healthful eating habits, exposing children to a variety of healthful foods they may otherwise not eat, and improving children's as well as staff member's diets by including more nutrient-rich foods.

    What types of foods & beverages can be counted as "smart snacks"?

    The following foods and beverages are nutrient-rich foods that contain essential nutrients often lacking in children's diets.  These healthy snacks contain little or no added sugar, fat or salt.  Eating these types of snack foods more often can significantly improve a child's diet.

    • Any fresh fruit or vegetable                      
    • 100% fruit or vegetable juice
    • Canned and packaged fruit products
    • Dried fruit
    • Animal Crackers, popcorn
    • Low or non-fat milk, yogurt or cheese
    • Whole grain crackers, cereal bar
    • Non-food items to consider in place of a "smart snack" can include: pencil, eraser, stickers, books or games.

    If you have any questions or would like suggestions please feel free to contact Lisa Kafka, RN at 402-933-3915 or lisa.kafka@ops.org.