Nicollet News

Family Weekly Newsletter: March 14 - 18, 2022


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ATTENDANCE LINE: 952-707-2604

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If you know you need to pick your child up early please do the following:

1. Send a note in with your child indicating the time and who will be picking them up.

*The office will give them a pass to give to their teacher when they need to leave.

2. Upon arrival, call the office at 952-707-2600 so we know you're here.

3. The office will send your child out to you.

If you don't know ahead of time please do the following:

1. Please call as early as possible to let us know when you will be coming to get your child.

2. We will do our best to have them in the office but this is not always possible.

3. Upon your arrival please call 952-707-2600 and we will send your child out to you.

Other reminders:

If you are picking your student up at 2:30 or after, you will need to go to parent pick up so that our buses can get to our Special Education students.

After 2:30 we cannot guarantee we will be able to get a message to your student. We always do our best but it is a busy time of day.

If you student is feeling ill during the day, they need to see the nurse before leaving. They should not be contacting family to be picked up without checking in with the nurse first.

Students need to go through the main office whenever they leave for the day. Please communicate with the office not your student about early pick ups.

Thank you so much for your cooperation! We appreciate your partnership in keeping our students safe and accounted for!

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We understand that the parent drop off line can get lengthy, we do our best to make it as smooth as possible. In order to do that we need your help. Below are a couple of ways you can help:

1. Form only one lane to drop off your student.

2. By not pulling into handicapped parking places to drop off your students.

3. By dropping off only on the east side of Nicollet by the tennis courts at the curb.

4. The front of the building drop off is for our Special Education buses only.

We want to keep our students safe and when the above happen students are left to cross in front of other cars. These things make the drop off process longer and less safe because staff have to focus their attention elsewhere.

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RISE Focus

Each week in March, we are choosing a different letter of our RISE expectations to focus on. We'll have special lessons and class discussions, morning announcements, and we'll celebrate kids following those RISE expectations. This week we are focused on I - Inclusive. Our lessons will focus on learning about our identities and others' identities and how we create an inclusive, welcoming environment where every member of the community feels valued, seen, and heard.
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Spring Plant Sale

It is time for Nicollet's annual SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER event

There is something for everyone - Combination Baskets, Flowers, Annual & Perennials, Vegetables and Herbs

This year our event with Pahl's Market will be all online - Ordering & Payments - use this link to complete your order

FINAL deadline for ordering is Sunday, APRIL 24th - with delivery on Wednesday, May 4th - just in time for Mother's Day

Please direct all questions to Pam Olson at

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Good luck Knights!

All the best to the 20 (!) Nicollet students participating March 12 & 13 in the Minnesota State Middle School Chess championships in St Paul!

Best of luck to everyone, we know you will be great!

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Chipotle Night for the Knights!

Please see below for some important information for our upcoming Chipotle Night!

To see the info click on the picture!

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Knights Silent Auction!

The Nicollet knights chess club(metcalfmasters) is proud to announce our annual online auction starting Sunday March 13th through Friday March 25th. Online auction items include chess equipment, chess lessons from many masters and sites, online yoga classes, gift certificates, gift baskets, gift cards for gas, dining, groceries, auto services, PIZZA, painting, activities and so much more!

New this year, we have sports memorabilia of your favorite Minnesota sports players and TRIP PACKAGES that include the Kentucky Derby, Lake Tahoe, Disneyworld/Seaworld, Coco Beach Florida (cape canaveral space center) MEXICO, Chicago Pizza eateries, History of cities tours, Bourbon Tours in Kentucky, fresh water and salt water fishing expeditions and more! The auction is going to be big this year and we want you and all your friends to be apart of it.

Support our chess club and go to Bidding Owl and see what is there for you! This can also be also found on our facebook page and website as well. You can also type in Nicollet knights chess club and it will take you to metcalfmasters.

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The Drama Experience!

Welcome to your (next) best chance to join the one-of-a-kind Drama Experience. No previous acting or crew experience is necessary: If being on-stage or back-stage is for you, then come to room 100 tomorrow, March 15, for an informational meeting about CrossOver Chaos! this year’s Spring Comedy. Opportunities for those not wanting to act include lighting, make-up, costuming, sound, set-building, props, and video.

Auditions are next week, but come to room 100 after school on March 15, to learn more about this amazing opportunity. Don’t miss out and regret it later.

Click here for an information video about CrossOver Chaos!

See Mr. Orth with questions.

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Weekly Clubs/Activities

Science Club - Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30 in room 311~ Mr. Nemetz and Ms. Challgren

Chess Club - Tuesday/Thursday from 3:00 - 4:30 in the Media Center ~ Mr. Ribnick

Photojournalism Club - Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 124 ~ Ms. Holman

Singers & Swingers - Thursdays at 7:00 before school in the Aux Gym ~ Ms. Bakken

Student Council - Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 502/4 ~ Ms. Wilson

Prism - Every other Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 320 ~ Ms. Schmidt (Next meeting 3/15)

Spring Musical Annie - Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 4:30 in Choir Room ~ Ms. Bakken

The Drama Experience - Monday - Friday - Information Meeting on March 15 at 3pm ~ Mr. Orth

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Nicollet After School Activity Bus

An afterschool activity bus runs Monday-Thursday and leaves Nicollet by 4:45pm. Students can find route information inside the front doors of Nicollet. They can also stop in the office for assistance.

There is a second activity bus for BYC students that leaves at 6:00pm.

There is a bus that brings students registered in high school activities to the High School right after school. They must be registered in a high school activity.

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The Blazettes is the Varsity and JV Dance Team at Burnsville High School, and they are seeking new dancers!

Try a one-day free clinic hosted by dance coaches and current dance team members. The clinic will be April 21, 2022 from 3:15pm - 4:45pm.

If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form. You and your listed parent will receive an email notification to let you know we received your registration.

Please contact Jen Waller ( with any questions or concerns.

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Burnsville HS Spring Sports

SPRING Sports Registration: The 2021-22 BHS SPRING Sports online rSchoolToday registration is OPEN: Please use your same email, username, and password if you are a Returning User from the 2021-22 school year OR this past 2021 Spring athletic season. Below are the start/tryout dates for the spring sports offered.

You will need to have a VALID - current sports physical on file with the BHS Athletics Office in order to participate. This is a requirement of the MSHSL and BHS. Students CANNOT participate without it! The rSchoolToday registration will automatically show the date of the athlete’s last sports physical on file with BHS. Please click on the link to print off a blank copy of the MSHSL Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form:

You need to have completed the rSchoolToday online registration prior to the start/tryout date. Please visit to register for athletics (and activities).

Please visit the athletic website for more information on your spring sport;

If you have any athletic and activities registration questions, please contact Jeanine Riggs;

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Programming for Students Entering Grades 6 & 7

Welcome to the grades 6-7 2022 Summer Program for District ONE91! Our summer program is designed for students currently in grades 6-7 and focuses on Reading, Writing, and Math development through STEM instructional experiences.

Students qualify for the program by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Reading, Writing, or Math (student requires additional instruction to meet grade level expectations)
  2. Student speaks English as a second language and/or has limited English proficiency
  3. Social/Emotional Supports (student has experienced homelessness and/or has mental/physical health needs)
  4. Student missed a significant number of days of school during the regular school year
  5. Student is, or has a sibling who is, being treated for a life-threatening illness.

***Please speak to your student's teacher about his/her eligibility. If your child meets one of the criteria above, you can register now at Summer School Registration link.*** If they do not meet criteria, you may register after March 25th. The program is open to all students but priority registration is for students who meet the criteria.

Dates: June 20 – July 28, Monday through Thursday (classes will NOT be held on Monday, July 4 but we will be making up July 4th on Friday, July 8)

Daily Class Schedule: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (program hours only, does not include transportation time)

Location: Eagle Ridge Middle School, 13955 Glendale Road, Savage, MN 55378

Classes may include:

  • Lego Robotics 1 & 2
  • Computer Programming 1&2
  • STEM Engineering 1&2
  • Music Performing at the Garage
  • Virtual Reality
  • Film Animation
  • Music Production at the Garage
  • The Leader In Me
  • Create your own Superhero
  • Recreation Sports
  • Math
  • Language Arts

Transportation: School buses will pick-up and drop-off District ONE91 students who live within district boundaries. Students who live within one mile of Eagle Ridge are within District walking distance, so no busing will be provided for those students. The Transportation Department will provide busing information that will include pick up and drop off locations. All pick up and drop off times are APPROXIMATE. Please allow 15 minutes on either side of the published time for the bus to arrive.

*** Busing is provided for one address every morning and one address every afternoon of the program.
*** Student pick up and drop off locations may not be the same as school year locations.

Learn more here!

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Summer Fun for Students Entering grades 5-9

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Nicollet News March 14, 2022
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Upcoming Events

Click for our Calendar of Events

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If you have any questions about the information within this back to school newsletter, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Main Office via phone or email.

Phone: 952-707-2600


Fadlan la xiriir Axmad Kaahiye, is ku xirahanaga iskuulka Nicollet Middle School, wixii su'aala ah oo aad ka qabtid macluumaadkaa: Tel: 952-373-1877

Si tiene alguna preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a Mary Lopez: Tel: 612-568-3022

About Nicollet Middle School

Our vision here at Nicollet is that we will realize our individual strengths and RISE together to become future ready and community strong. RISE stands for Resourceful, Inclusive, Safe, and Excellence. We know that when we strive to achieve these characteristics as individuals and as a community, we will learn and grow stronger together.
NMS Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click on the link above to see this week's school menus!

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