News and events
September 9th, 2023
September 11th: All kindergarten students attend
September 14th: Boosterthon online registration opens! More info soon!
September 21st: Mississippi Ice Cream Social and First PTO meeting
September 22nd: Mississippi Picture Day
October 2nd: No School, Staff Development
October 2nd, 5th, 10th: Fall Conferences
October 6th: Otter Fun Run!
Fall Conference Sign-Up
Fall conferences are a great way to connect with your student's teacher. These conferences are conveniently timed in early October to help foster the school-home connection. Conferences are October 2nd, 5th and 10th. Sign-up today at MyConferenceTime.com.
Mississippi Picture Day September 22nd
Picture day information will be coming home soon if you prefer to use the paper forms. You can also order online for a more convenient experience. Ordering online gives you more options, and it also eliminates the need to send money or paperwork to school.
Save the date! Otter Fun Run 10/6!
Our Otter Fun Run is coming soon! Registration opens on September 14th, with our kick-off for students on September 28th. This fundraiser will end with our Otter Fun Run on October 6th! Each grade level will be on the track for about 45 minutes. Families are welcome to join and cheer on their students. More information will be coming soon!
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your child's education. Studies show that students whose parents stay involved in school have better behavior, get better grades, demonstrated better social skills and adapt better to school. Please see the graphic below for more information regarding becoming a volunteer at Mississippi Elementary. Please reach out to Jackie Cimenski with any questions or visit the district website.
Jackie Cimneski - Volunteer Service Coordinator
Please remember to practice your lunch codes with your kiddos. This will make the lines go quicker, especially the first couple weeks of school. If they need a practice sheet sent home, please contact your child's teacher. Your student's lunch code is the same as their student ID number. You can view this online when you log into your district account in My Student Info. Thank you for your help!
Mississippi Ice Cream Social & PTO Meeting
Mark your calendars for Mississippi Elementary's Fall Family Event! Join us on Thursday, September 21st, from 5:15 - 6:30 pm for our Meet and Greet Title I Kickoff and Ice Cream Social. Learn more about what our Title I programming looks like, how our funds will be spent, and what our priorities will be for the year. All Mississippi Elementary students and their caregivers are invited, and childcare will be provided for school-aged children.
A PTO meeting will follow this event at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!
5:15 Meet and Greet Title I Kick Off and Ice Cream Social
6:30 Mississippi PTO Meeting
Application for educational benefits could help Mississippi earn funding!
Anoka-Hennepin asks that all families complete an online application to provide additional school funding to support all students in the district. By filling out this application, your school can earn funding and you can save money.
Starting Sept. 5, 2023, every student may receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost during the school year. The state’s Free School Meals program will cover the cost of one breakfast meal and one lunch meal for every student daily, however the cost of a la carte items, such as milk, other drinks, or extra meal items will not be covered. Students will need to have funds in their meal accounts to purchase any additional food items.
If your family needs access to any other educational benefits available to your student, please visit ahschools.us/freereduced to complete an application.
Educational benefits include:
Athletics fees: Eligible students may qualify for fees to be waived or reduced.
SAT, ACT, AP Fees: Students may be eligible for discounted fees for academic tests and some lab fees.
Other high school activities: Students may qualify for discounts on speech, debate, theater, band and others.
Additional benefits and cost savings: Chromebook device protection, Comcast Internet Essentials discount, Amazon Prime membership discounts, discounted bus fares with Metro Transit, Xcel Energy account assistance, discounts at museums and theaters.