North Metro Flex Academy

Where You're Challenged...and Belong

Principal Update

May 5, 2022

Dear Families,

This week we are honoring all of our teachers and staff at NMFA. We are grateful for the time, energy, dedication and commitment our entire staff shows each day. We are saying THANK YOU this week, and throughout the year, to the extraordinary staff who have worked tirelessly with students and families to keep things moving forward, despite such another unpredictable year.

The Annual North Metro Flex Academy School Board Elections will be next week on

Wednesday, May 10, on site, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please come to the front office for a ballot to vote! The annual NMFA Board Member elections have 4 open seats. The current members are running: Pam Albrecht, Mike Leary, Kyle Johnson and Joe Palkowitsch. Write-in votes are also allowed. The elected members will start their term on July 1, 2022. At the July 20th meeting officers will be elected. Each parent (maximum of 2 per family), staff member and current Board member has 1 (one) vote. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming a Board member, please contact the school, Pam Albrecht or Mike Leary.

Registration for our Summer Enrichment Academy has been sent home with students. Please return the forms as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly!

Please see below for a survey regarding your input on the SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY. We would like your input, so we can gather it and share it with our school board.

While we are working hard these last days of school with grade level curriculum and the Spring NWEA testing for Math and reading, we are also look forward to some great "end of the year" events. We have some field trips planned for grade levels, a School Carnival on May 20, the virtual music concert on May 31st, Kindergarten graduation on June 1st, 8th grade graduation on June 1st and Track and Field on our last student day, June 2nd.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers, step~mothers, bonus~mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, guardians and aunts in our NMFA community!

Be safe, kind, responsible and practice GRATITUDE!

Mrs. Kranz

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Carnival Sign Up

Families! It's that time of year again where we are getting ready for the school carnival and this year it is back up and running, with your help! We are looking for help with donations for activities and prizes for the carnival.

If you are able to please feel free to sign up for 1 or more spots to donate items. We kindly ask that if you are donating anything for the carnival that it arrives no later than Monday, May 16th to the school. If you are not able to donate, no worries, we will have opportunities to volunteer at the carnival as well.

¡Es esa época del año nuevamente en la que nos estamos preparando para el carnaval escolar y este año vuelve a funcionar, con su ayuda!

Estamos buscando ayuda con donaciones para actividades y premios para el carnaval. Consulte el enlace y, si puede, no dude en registrarse en 1 o más lugares para donar artículos. Le pedimos amablemente que si está donando algo para el carnaval, llegue a más tardar el lunes 16 de mayo a la escuela. Si no puede donar, no se preocupe, también tendremos la oportunidad de ser voluntario en el carnaval.

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The State of Minnesota Community Vaccination Site at the Mall of America has Pfizer vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; Pfizer vaccines for people 12 and older; and Pfizer boosters for people 12 and older.

Vaccination Site Hours:

  • Wednesday from 1-8 p.m.
  • Thursday from 1-8 p.m.
  • Friday from 1-8 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9-4 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Vaccination appointments can be made online in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Call 855-612-0677 to make your appointment over the phone.

Mystery Points Tickets will be distributed following vaccination while supplies last or until May 31, 2022.

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May 10th Board Election - Please vote at the school from 9:00AM - 5:00 PM

May 10th 2nd and 3rd grade Field Trip to MN Science Museum

May 18 Last day of Hill Murray Mentors

May 20 School Carnival 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Watch for advanced ticket and raffle sales!)

May 23 Raptor Center (on site for all grade levels)

May 26 Field Trip for MS to Base Camp

May 26 Last day of tutoring after school

May 27 Kindergarten Field Trip to the MN Zoo

No School- May 30th- Memorial day

May 31 Virtual Music Concert (watch for details)

June 1 8th Grade Graduation AM and Kindergarten Graduation PM (more details to come!)

June 2 Track and Field Day, Last day with students

June 3 Last day for staff


  • On 3/21 NMFA mask policy has been updated for all students and staff.
  • Student Expectations:

    We ask that you have a conversation with your child about your expectations of masking at school and prepare your children for other families making different decisions. It is important to know that no matter the decision, please know that families will make different decisions that are different from other family decisions.

    Staff Masking:

    Staff will be making their own decisions as well. Please know that teaching in a mask has been incredibly different for the past two years. It is important that we also withhold judgment of staff deciding to continue to mask or unmask. Optional is optional and personal reasons are to be respected for all.

  • As of March 14th - March 18th masks are required for all students and staff. Starting March 21st masks are optional for all students and staff at NMFA and on transportation.

We understand that your student(s) may be vaccinated - but classrooms may transition to distance learning due to number of cases and staffing.

Covid At-Home Test Link

Parents/Guardians should complete the form in link to request a free take-home COVID test to be sent home with their student.

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The Science of Gratitude



We celebrated our student Excellence in Testing with the MCA and the NWEA!!



Families can help donate money to our school when purchasing from Amazon by just using their account in these simple steps:

Sign up for Amazon Smiles in a web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign into their account they use for
  3. Select North Metro Flex Academy
  4. Start shopping! They must then always use to generate donations for the school.

Sign up for Amazon Smile in the Amazon app on their mobile phone.

  1. Open the amazon app
  2. Navigate to main menu
  3. Tap settings and then select AmazonSmile
  4. Select North Metro Flex Academy and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on
  5. Once activated in the app, all future app purchases will generate donations when eligible.

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

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