From the Principal
by Gretchen Fisher
It is a joy to see how much the children have grown and learned in the first four months of school! Thank you for all you do to support your child's education.
Our second trimester PBIS focus is on Respect for Myself. The goals we are working on this trimester are:
- I can have eyes watching
- I can have ears listening
- I can have voice quiet
- I can have body still
We know that positive reinforcement of these skills is essential to lifelong learning.
Take time this break to enjoy family and friends!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Thank you to all who supported Neighbors Helping Neighbors - what an outpouring of support for Zimmerman families, by Zimmerman families!
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Sodexo, the ISD 728 food service provider, provides the confidential application for the Free and Reduced program. It is available by clicking here.
ISD 728 families experiencing financial challenges are encouraged to apply for this benefit program. This confidential program is designed to help families meet the nutritional needs of children enrolled in ISD 728 schools. The program provides free breakfast daily and free or reduced price lunch meals.
The process is simple, can be done anywhere Internet service is available and takes less than five minutes to complete. Applicants approved for the program will be notified in writing within 10 working days; approval is valid for one school year. Applicants not initially meeting the criteria are encouraged to reapply if they have a change in income or family status at any time during the school year.
Now that we are entering flu (influenza) season (October-April), the single best way to protect your children from illness is to get them vaccinated each year. Since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection, it is best to get your child vaccinated now, so they are protected before influenza begins spreading in the community.
Prevent the spread of illness in school by getting your child a flu shot and following the guidelines below.
Does Your Child Have?
- A fever of 100 degrees or more? Your child should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal and remains normal without fever-reducing medication.
- Diarrhea or vomiting? Your child should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- A rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown? Check with your healthcare provider before sending your child to school.
If uncertain if your child is well enough for school, please contact the health office (763) 241-3400 ext. 5803.
The health office is in need of girls clothing (long sleeve shirts, pants) size 6 thru 8. Please send clothing to be donated to the health office.
Math in Focus
Over 30 parents attended our Math In Focus Parent Night! Attendees received an overview of Math In Focus techniques, given by Lisa Willman, Teaching and Learning Curriculum Specialist.
All School Caroling - December 22nd
Winter Break - December 23rd - January 2nd
Parent Liasion NewsShoparoo:
Shoparoo is a hassle-free fundraising program. It is a mobile app that turns grocery receipts into cash donations for our school. We can raise thousands of dollars for our school without buying, selling or collecting anything. Shop for groceries anywhere, buy anything. Take a picture of the receipt with the app. We earn money for each receipt image.Click here to see other opportunities for us to earn money. Thank you.
Veterans Day Ceremony
First Sergeant Brian Micheal Martin, Purple Heart Recipient, spoke to students on Veteran's day. He served our Country for 12 years, two in Iraq. The Zimmerman American Legion Color Guard was also a part of our whole school ceremony. Thank you to all who have and continue to serve our great country!
Please make sure that your child brings the appropriate outerwear to school every day. This means a warm jacket, snow pants, a hat, mittens or gloves and boots. We do go outside almost every day. If students do not wear boots, they will need to stand by the building doors; they will be the last students to enter the building after recess as they do not need as much time to change.
Communication between parents and school is extremely important. Information about the school and upcoming events is posted on the school Web Site. Your child’s teacher also has a Web Site which includes weekly classroom information. Please check the Zebra Folder for other important school news.
Feel free to call the school office if you have any questions regarding the information sent home with the student. You may also call the school office and request to leave a voicemail for the teacher. Email is a wonderful communication tool for contacting any of the school staff. Emails will be reviewed and answered within two school days.