October 2018 Issue
Thank you for supporting the ZES/WES Walk A Thon! Both schools raised over $36,000.00. Because our PAC committee organizes and runs the Walk A Thon internally, all of the funds raised stay in the Zimmerman Elementary schools.
Title 1 Night
Families attended the Zimmerman Elementary Title 1 night. Supper was served and families had the opportunity to move from various stations, learning what a it meant to be a good reader. The students at Zimmerman Elementary starred in their own video!
Fall Festival Parade
ZES will be holding the annual Fall Parade on the October 31st at 2:00 PM.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend! Weather permitting, we will walk down to Pine Cone Manor. If the weather is poor, the parade will be inside of the school.
Per the District guidelines, costumes are to be safe and respectful of all individuals and groups. No weapons of any kind, blood, guts, gore or face masks of any kind are permitted. More information will be coming from your child’s classroom teacher.
Please click here for more information.
Veterans Day Ceremony
The staff and students at Zimmerman Elementary School will be holding a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Friday, November 9. The students have been practicing patriotic songs which will be performed during our ceremony. The Zimmerman American Legion Color Guard will be in attendance, along with the Pack 91, Zimmerman Cub Scouts from our school.
As part of our celebration, we would like to honor and recognize family members of Zimmerman Elementary students who have either served, or are currently serving, in the military. Prior to our event, we will be videotaping individual students as they thank their family member(s) for their service. The video will be shown during our Veteran’s Day ceremony.
Please view the RSVP here.
Students and staff at Zimmerman Elementary had the option to wear orange on Wednesday to support Unity Day. Various resources and discussions were held in classrooms. All students and staff write a Unity Brick, to be placed in the lunchroom - take look the next time you are at ZES.
Safe Routes To School
During the 2018-2019 school year, staff and students at ISD 728 schools in Zimmerman including Zimmerman Elementary will be working with MnDOT (Minnesota Department of Transportation) and area partners on Safe Routes to School plans. The goal of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is to increase the number of students who walk and bike to school.
We need your input to learn more about how you feel about your children walking and biking to school. Please see the following link that will direct you to a five minute survey to complete. The survey will stay open until November 12th, 2018.
For more information about the planning process and to add your thoughts to an interactive map, please follow this link!
The Magic of Being Kind
Magician Curtis Head performed his magic show, The Magic of Being Kind for all students at Zimmerman Elementary School. His message was simple - we all need to work to be kind!
Please watch for Conference Information, shared on Nov 1 via an e-blast and by your child’s classroom teacher. Conferences will be held on November 19 and 20th.
BE A WATCH D.O.G.S. VOLUNTEER
Sign up here to volunteer at ZES!
Lifetouch will be at ZES on Wednesday, November 7th for picture re-takes.
There will not be school on Nov. 12 and the 19th through the 23rd.
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
Book Fair Bingo Family Fun Night
Thursday November, 15th 5:00-8:00
Bingo, Book fair and Fun!! Bring the whole family! Free popcorn will be served!
Book Fair Will Be Open During Conferences!
- Monday, November 19th 10:00am-8:00pm
- Tuesday, November 20th 1:00pm-8:00pm
Monday, November 19th
Every year during conferences we do a teacher appreciation dinner. This fall we are going to do Dinner, Desserts and a Drawing. The menu is soups, salads, breads and desserts. We will also be asking for $5.00 gift cards for teachers as a drawing prize. If you would like to help please see the sign up link.
- Monday, November 19th 10:00am-8:00pm
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.