A Note From the Principal
The first part of the school year has been busy, both at school and I am sure in your homes, too. As we move into the Winter break, I would like to say “thank you” for sharing your students with us, each and every day.
After break there are many events to look forward to - I Love To Read and Book Breakfast in February, Zebra Fest in March and many classroom events.
Have a wonderful break and enjoy the time with family.
School Starts Again - 1/02/2019
2-Hour Early Release - 1/18/2019
No School - 1/21/2019
No School / Staff Development Day - 1/28/2019
PBIS at Zimmerman Elementary
PBIS is an important part of Zimmerman Elementary School. To find out more about how we use PBIS and support students please view ZES PBIS school information here.
Principals Builder Club
Congratulations to the students earning the Principals Builders Club Award! The purpose is to recognize students who show their Zebra Pride in various ways. Students can be recognized by their classroom teacher, specialist teacher, special education teacher and early childhood teacher. It is my privilege as Principal to present each student with an award, recognizing their outstanding Pride and identifying them as a role model!
ZES/WES Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
Please join the ZES/WES PAC Advisory Meetings. The next meeting is on January 10, from 6:30-7:30 at Westwood Elementary. Childcare is provided for this meeting.
Zebra Fest will be on March 22nd. Parent support and volunteers are needed. Please stay tuned for upcoming information.
ZES Is Going Checkless
Beginning with the 18-19 school year, Zimmerman Elementary will be going checkless. This means that all assigned school fees, meal accounts, and other sale items such as T-shirts will be accepted with cash or credit/debit card only. Please see this attached handout for specific information. Questions can be directed to the school office at 763-241-3475.
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Free and Reduced Meals Information
The 2018-19 confidential application for the Free and Reduced Meals program is now available. To learn more about how this confidential program is designed to help families experiencing financial challenges, to complete an online application or print a paper copy please click on the link below.
**A new application must be completed every year.**
Illnesses and Communicable Diseases
Is my child well enough to go to school? Many students and parents are frequently concerned about when students should stay home or attend school. You can expect your child to be ill 5-7 days during a school year. Remember that a child ill with an infectious disease can spread the disease when in contact with others in the family and the community.
Health Services will monitor the number of communicable diseases reported to them and notify parents via school newsletter or Campus Messenger, if a high percentage (>10 %) of children in a classroom or grade level have a particular communicable disease (ex. Strep throat, head lice, etc.).
Information regarding guidelines and exclusion recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) can be found on the Health Services Web Page or at the following link: Illnesses and Communicable Diseases
Main Office - 763-241-3475 Attendance Line - 763-241-3555 Health Services - 763-241-3475 District Office - 763-241-3400 Vision Transportation - 763-441-4420
Student Drop Off
Students may be dropped off at Zimmerman Elementary beginning at 8:25 am each school morning. Please do not drop your child off before 8:25 a.m. as there is no student supervision. Thank you.
Student Meal Pricing Information (2018-19)
Elementary Breakfast - $1.25 per day Guest Elementary Breakfast - $2.25 per day Elementary Lunch - $2.85 per day Guest Elementary Lunch - $3.95 per day Milk/Juice Break (4 oz.) - $0.55 per day
For more information regarding student meals, to create a PayPams account or manage your PayPams account please click here.