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    Message from the Principal

    It is hard to believe how fast the school year has gone! It has been our pleasure to spend time with your child(ren) at ZES. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and enjoy all it has to offer. Please utilize our Summer Library (listed below). The #1 thing you can do to support your child over the summer is read, read, read!

    See you next year!

    - Principal Fisher

    Looking Ahead

    June 6th
    (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) · Activity Day

    Fall 2019-20 Preview

    Office Closed - June 17th - August 2nd

    The main office will be closed June 17th through August 2nd and will re-open August 5th, 2019. Any questions regarding registration during this time can be directed to the ISD Welcome Center at 763-241-3536 or emailing

    The Welcome Center is located at the ISD 728 District Office at 11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330.

    Summer School - July 29th-August 15th (8:00-11:00 am) at ZES

    For students who are pre-registered (an invitation to follow).

    Kinder Camp - Aug 6th and 7th (4:00-7:00 PM)

    Visit a kindergarten classroom and teacher. Take part in assessments of early math and reading skills. Learn about school practice and procedures. Bus rides will also be offered. Incoming kindergarten families will be contacted in July via email regarding session sign-ups.

    Open House - Aug 28, 2019 (4:30-6:00 PM)

    Students will have the opportunity to meet the classroom teacher, drop off school supplies as well as set up lunch accounts. New families will meet with Principal Fisher from 4:00-4:30 pm for a brief informational session.

    2019-20 School Supply Lists are now available

    Please click here to see our supply lists for next fall. For Grade 2 students going to Westwood Elementary, please click here to view the supply list.

    School Supply Kits for Sale at

    Do you want to check one thing off the summer to-do list before school ends? Would you like to avoid the traffic, time, and hassle of buying school supplies at the store?

    Zimmerman (K-2) and Westwood (3-5) are partnering with Bright School Kitz to provide school supply kits that are delivered directly to the school before the first day. The school supply kits will match the teacher supply lists by grade. The kits, filled with brand names (Crayola, Elmer’s , etc.) and quality products, are competitively priced with large retailers. You can also add kid-friendly accessories such as backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles, and thermoses to your kit.

    To order, go to and order on the secure website with your credit card or check. Hurry and order before June 6, 2019 to receive a discount of $5 for each kit purchased. The Kits will be delivered directly to school for distribution and/or delivered to the classrooms before open houses.

    If you have any additional questions please contact or 1-844-937-5489

    Principal's Builders Club

    Congratulations to the E-2 students who were awarded the Principal’s Builders Club for May. Their leadership, pride and hard work are impressive.

    PBC May 2019 Group Photo

    Health Office End of the Year Reminders

    Medications: If your child currently has a supply of medications in the school Health Office, please remember to pick it up before the end of the school year. No medications will be kept in the Health Office over the summer and will be properly disposed of if they are not picked up.

    Immunizations: Please remember that all children are due for immunizations before Kindergarten and again before 7th grade. It is the law that children are up to date on their immunizations, allowing for certain specified exemptions, to participate in school or after school activities. For more information on immunizations, please visit our Health Services website.

    Health Issues: The School Health Offices are closed over the summer. If your child is diagnosed with a new Health Condition that we need to be aware of in the fall, please leave a message at your child’s Health Office or contact the Manager of Health Services at 763-241-3433.

    Have a safe and wonderful summer, and know that we truly love caring for your children and look forward to next year! Here are some tips for keeping your children safe this summer.


    If you purchased a yearbook from Lifetouch this year, your student will receive their yearbook in school on May 30th.

    If you did not purchase a yearbook, we have a limited number of them available for purchase in the office. Cash for $12.00 is the accepted form of payment and they will be sold first come, first serve.

    Not sure if you've pre-ordered? Click here to view your order history for the 2018-2019 school year. Select “Get Details of Your Previous Order” to receive an email from Lifetouch with your purchase history.

    Lost and Found

    Lost and Found items are always available for you to come in and pick up. Right now, it’s overflowing! The office has Lost and Found items on tables in the Commons for pick up between now and the end of the year. If items are not picked up by the end of the day on June 11th, they will be washed and donated.

    Summer Library Opportunities

    The Westwood Media Center will be open in June and the Zimmerman Elementary Media Center will be open in July and August. See the schedule below for library dates and hours.

    Summer Library Dates/Times/Locations

    Wednesday, June 12th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Westwood Library)
    Wednesday, June 19th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Westwood Library)
    Wednesday, June 26th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Westwood Library)
    Wednesday, July 24th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Zimmerman Library)
    Wednesday, July 31st 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Zimmerman Library)
    Wednesday, August 7th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Zimmerman Library)

    *Please take advantage of our summer library hours.

    Check out the ZES Summer Reading activites by following the link below:

    ZES Summer Reading

    Bike Show Sponsored by PAC

    ZES had the opportunity to watch a bike show on May 30th featuring Rich Wieber. His message is one of anti-bullying, character, and safety. Our students enjoyed this show thanks to a generous donation from the WES/ZES PAC Committee. Thank you PAC!!

    WES/ZES Transition Day

    Grade 2 students had a fun morning on May 29th as they took a trip over to Westwood Elementary. It was an opportunity to get familiar with the building, meet staff members, and do some fun activities. We will miss all our second graders next school year. Thank you for being such a great class!

    Kindergarten Registration

    Register your 2019-2020 Kindergartener

    Please register your incoming kindergartener today! Register here

    Did you know that:

    • A children attending ECFE/ECSE still needs to be registered for kindergarten
    • ECFE/ECSE stduents that are open enrolled need to complete another open enrollment form for the 2019-2020 school year

  • 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.

    Click Here for handout.

  • Free and Reduced Meals Information

    Free and Reduced Meals Poster 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.

    Free / Reduced Meal Application and Information

    **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

  • Contacts

    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.