Message from the Principal
What an interesting month it has been! The weather keeps us on our toes - hopefully the sunshine is here to stay.
FAST testing will begin May 7th. FAST is a District assessment given to our students as a screener, that supports instruction. Teachers use this information to support students in skills they need during WIN time.
For more information regarding FAST, please view this link.
April 30 · Grade 2 Sherburne Wildlife Refuge Field Trip
May 1 · Grade 2 Sherburne Wildlife Refuge Field Trip May 7 · Grade 1 Sherburne Wildlife Refuge Field Trip May 8 · Grade 1 Sherburne Wildlife Refuge Field Trip May 16 · Kindergarten Informance May 27 · No School Memorial Day May 29 · ZES/WES Transition Day May 30 · Rich Wieber Bicycle Stunt Show June 3 · Kindergarten MN Children’s Museum Field Trip June 6 · Activity Day and Hot Dog Lunch June 7 · Make up Activity Day June 10 · Last Day of School
Please refer to our school calendar for additional event info or changes.
Principal's Builders Club
Congratulations to the E-2 students who were awarded the Principal’s Builders Club for April. Their leadership, pride and hard work are impressive.
PBIS Matrix Review
All classrooms were retaught the PBIS Matrix over a two week time period. For more information on PBIS, please visit this link.
Roving Chef at ZES!
Our District food service, SFE, worked with a group of 2nd graders on the Roving chef program. Students spend 2 hours with our District food staff learning about the kitchen and preparing a pizza for themselves. Zimmy also visited the group. Fun was had by all!
Register your 2019-2020 Kindergartener
Please register your incoming kindergartener today! Register here
Did you know that:
- A children attending ECFE/ECSE still need to be registered for kindergarten
- ECFE/ECSE stduents that are open enrolled need to compete another open enrollment form for the 2019-2020 school year
Kindergarten Information Night
An information night will be held on Tuesday April 30 from 6:30-7:30 at ZES. This presentation will give a general overview of the kindergarten experience and the unique characteristics of Zimmerman Elementary. Kindergarten teachers will be on hand and parents and incoming students can visit a kindergarten classroom. This is the same presentation that was given in November. Childcare will not be provided at this event.
2019-20 School Supplies List
The ZES School Supplies List is available for 2019-20. Also, we will be offering Bright School Kitz again for the 2019-20 school year. Bright School Kitz offers customized boxes of school supplies that can be ordered online and delivered right to your student’s classroom for Open House! Look for fliers to come home in the coming weeks.
You can find a link to the 2019-20 school supplies list below:
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
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.