News and events
May 19, 2023
A message from the principals
Based on the recent parent feedback we plan to increase our communication home to our families. As we close out the year you will see more messages from us in your inbox. As we begin the 23-24 school year we will be sending a monthly newsletter formatted much like this one along with any needed timely messages.
Thank you for your feedback and partnership,
Rachel Grillo, principal & Tara Payton, assistant principal
Calendar & Year End Events- DATES CORRECTED
Monday, May 22: DD3
Tuesday, May 23: DD4 - Fine Arts Night 7-8pm
Wednesday, May 24: DD5 - Run/Walk Club
Thursday, May 25: DD1
Friday, May 26: DD2
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 30: DD3
Wednesday, May 31: DD4 - Run/Walk Club
Thursday, June 1: DD5 OtterPalooza 5pm - 7pm
Friday, June 2: DD1 - School Talent Show
Monday, June 5: DD2- Gr. 1 Field Trip | Gr. 4 Field Trip
Tuesday, June 6: DD3 - Patrol Field Trip
Wednesday, June 7: DD4 - Last Day of School
Fine Arts Night is On!
Thanks to staff and parents who have agreed to help! We am pleased to announce that we are officially able to host our Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, May 23rd. There will be a performance from our Otter Choir as well as the 5th Grade Recorder concert. In addition, families may browse the amazing artwork in the hallways. Please join us from 7:00-8:00 for this celebratory event.
We are in need of volunteers for track and field day.
Track and Field day at Mississippi Elementary will be held on Thursday, May 25th. Please consider volunteering to help keep this a fun and safe day for our students. Sign up at this link.
*TIP: Volunteer for the shift that your student(s) are not participating in so you can watch during the other shift.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-506-3537.
Please see below for more information about our upcoming Track and Field day on Thursday, May 25th.
Grades K-2 will participate from 9:30-11:50
Grades 3-5 will participate from 12:30-2:50
- Please dress your child for the weather conditions. Wearing layers is encouraged. In the event of pouring rain, the make-up day is Friday the 26th. If it is raining on the make-up day it will also be canceled.
- Students are encouraged to wear a shirt in the color designated for their grade level.
- For safety reasons, all students must wear tennis shoes that stay securely on their feet. No sandals, cleats, boots, crocs or flip flops.
- You are welcome to come and watch the outside activities. Younger siblings will need to be supervised at all times. Please do not bring your pet to this event.
- Carpooling is encouraged because parking will be limited.
- Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria. Due to space limitations, parents will not be allowed to join their students for lunch in the cafeteria.
- Protect your child with sunscreen before they come to school. Students may bring a water bottle labeled with their name and class.
- If you are planning on taking your child home after track and field please sign them out with the classroom teacher. Students MUST be signed out if they are leaving early.
May Parent Press
This month's topic is on fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are used when performing everyday tasks like dressing ourselves, eating, writing, and even while playing sports. Please see the image or download the document below for some family activities to try out and help your child practice their fine motor skills.
Pre-K to Grade 3 Webpage for additional parenting resources
Pre-K to Grade 3 Parenting Educator
Media Center News
We are very excited for our library remodel!
All books need to be turned in to the library as soon as possible so that they can be packed and stored prior to the start of summer vacation. Reminders were sent home this week for books that are still missing and unpaid fines. Please help your students look for any missing books and send them in next week.
Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Ellerbusch with any questions.
Did you know that breakfast and lunch will be free to all students next year? Your child will still be required to enter their pin number so quiz them on that every once in a while this summer. They will need money in their account if they want to buy any extras. Also, please still fill out the application for educational benefits (free and reduced form) as it can benefit you and your school in so many ways!!
Have a safe and healthy summer! We look forward to feeding everyone in the fall!
Dear Mississippi Families,
It has been a pleasure working with you and your students this year. A few things from Health Services:
MEDICATIONS: If your child has medication stored in the health office, let us know if you wouldlike us to send any remaining medication home with your child or if you would like to pick it up.
We can safely dispose of any unwanted medications if needed. We will send a form home with
the students who have medications in the health office. Please complete it or give us a call/send
COVID TESTS: We have an abundance of at home COVID tests-Please feel to email us and we will
send them home with your child.
VISION: If you have any vision concerns-we have vision of hope gift certificates available that
cover a professional eye exam and glasses-for those who qualify.
VACCINES: If your child needs any childhood vaccines-Anoka County has low-cost resources
available, follow this link for more information available in multiple languages.
MEDICAL/DENTAL RESOURCES: Does your child need a check-up/well child visit or a visit with
the Dentist? Follow this link for more information available in multiple languages.
MENTAL HEALTH: Mental Health Services are available. Follow this link for more information
available in multiple languages. https://www.anokacountymn.gov/2429/Children
We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you and your children back in the
Take Care, Katie and Michelle
Mississippi Health Services:
Katie Puchalla RN 763-506-3504 or email@example.com
Michelle Erickson LSN 763-506-2834 or Michelle.Erickson@ahschools.us