February 2018   Notes from the Principal

SCHOOL HOURS:  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHOOL DAY STARTS AT 8:17 AM.

Reminder:  Parents/visitors are to report to the office when entering the school.  All visitors must sign in and need to wear a visitor pass when in the building .                       

Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year.
Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now taking place at the Vaughan Steffensrud Office from between 9:00 am -2:30 pm.  A legal birth certificate is needed to register.

Children are to come to school prepared for outside play. Snow pants, hat, mittens and boots are a must. Students who come to school not prepared for outside play will call home for winter apparel. Please label all clothing.

Parents: Please keep the office updated on phone numbers and address changes. In case of an emergency, it is very important that we have these items updated. Please keep your Instant Alert number also updated.

Picking up and dropping off students: When dropping off students in the morning, PLEASE drop off on the access road NOT in the parking lot. For the safety of our students who are on the playground playing during morning recess, the driveway in front of the school is closed to traffic.

When picking up your child during school hours, parents are to come to the office. The office will call your child from his/her classroom for early dismissal or for pick up at the end of the day. When dropping off your child at the beginning of the day, parents are to check in at the office.

There will be no school on Monday, February 19th for students in grades K-12 due to President’s Day.

The MCA-III Reading Test will be administered to all students in grades 3 on April 10-12th and the  MCA-III Mathematics will  also be an online test on April 17th-19th.   The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that students be present on these testing dates. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in this matter.

The Chisholm School District Web Page. Parents are encouraged to check out our website www.chisholm.k12.mn.us. The Community Ed schedules can be accessed at this site and on Facebook.

PTA is going to be doing a Box Top Drive a little differently this year. 1 flyer and 1 baggie has been sent home with each student. The flyer explains that our goal is that each student try to collect 50 Box Tops in the bag. All bags can be returned to Mrs. Copp or the office. Thanks for your support for our students.                                                        

Upcoming February Events: 
February 1st                     Science Fair 12:30 -2pm gym
February 2nd                    Early childhood screening
 February 7, 14th, 21st       Early Out 1:45 pm                  
February 19th                   President’s Day   NO  SCHOOL K-12

February 22nd                  Respect Program w/Mr. Breitbarth
February 28th                    Parent/ Teacher Conferences  NO SCHOOL 

Upcoming Events for March
March 7th                          Early Out 1:45 pm
March 8th                          Inter-State Studios Spring Pictures

March 14th                        Early Out 1:45 pm
March 16th                        3rd Marking Period Ends
March 21st                        Early Out 1:45 pm & Report Cards Distributed
March 29th                        Early Out 1:45 pm
March 30 –Apr. 2nd          No School-  Spring Break

April 3rd                            Classes Resume