CBE News

March 11, 2022

This Newsletter Features the Following:

  • CBE Online Calendar
  • PTA Healthy Minds - Opportunity to receive a $50.00 Visa gift card
  • PTA Community Picnic
  • Spring Break
  • North Dakota State Assessment Dates
  • Attendance
  • School Make Up Days
  • Yearbook
  • Lockers/Locks
  • Parent Resources - Canvas, PowerSchool, & Mastery Connect
  • World Language Olympic Activity
  • South High School Activity information & Physicals
  • Summer School
  • Community Resources
  • Kindergarten Registration Information for 2022-2023
  • Ad-Ventures for Kids/Teens link

PTA Healthy Minds Program information and link

The Carl Ben Eielson PTA is participating in National PTA’s Healthy Minds pilot program focused on social emotional learning and service learning. Over the next few months, we will be sharing resources on how to help your children develop stronger SEL skills along with activities that you can do as a family.

For more information on National PTA’s Healthy Minds program, please visit http://www.pta.org/healthyminds. The Healthy Minds webpage includes additional information on resources related to mental health and social emotional wellbeing.

We are looking for 20 families to commit their time to participating in the entire program and provide their feedback through surveys. If all participation commitments are met, the Carl Ben Eielson PTA will receive $1,000. Families who complete the program will receive a $50 Bell Bank Visa gift card for participating. Fill out form

As the final part of this program, we will also be hosting a live in-person & virtual PTA Healthy Minds: Building Social Emotional Skills at Home session for parents and caregivers. Event date and details will be announced soon!

The National PTA’s Healthy Minds pilot program focuses on social emotional learning and service learning. Over the next few months, we will be sharing resources on how to help your children develop stronger SEL skills along with activities that you can do as a family.

*Please note that all information provided in this form will be kept private, and not shared with anyone.

CBE PTA Healthy Lifestyles Initiative Registration


Our Spring Picnic committee has been busy reaching out to local businesses to collect prize drawing items for the Spring Picnic.

We’ve gathered an awesome stash of prizes from businesses such as Courts Plus, Duane’s Pizza, Dalbol Flowers, Great Harvest Bread, Scheels, Tropical Smoothies and more!

If you would like to donate gift cards, other prize items or cash for PTA to put toward prizes or picnic costs, sign up today at: 2021-2022 CBE PTA Members: Spring 2022 CBE Community Picnic (signupgenius.com). We also still have several volunteer spots to fill!


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Spring Break - March 17-18

There will be no school on Thursday, March 17 or Friday, March 18 for Fargo Public Schools' spring break. Classes will resume on Monday, March 21.

North Dakota State Assessment Dates:

6th Grade - April 11th - 13th - testing in Language Arts class

7th & 8th Grade - April 12th & 13th - testing by team groups

ATTENDANCE OFFICE (701) 446-1710

Good attendance, whether at school or on the job, is very important. If a student must be absent from school, please call Attendance @ (701) 446-1710.

Class attendance will be reported daily by period. It is the intent of the attendance secretary to contact parents at home or work the same day by phone to directly report any class(es) that have been reported as absent.

School Make Up Days

Due to the weather-related school cancellations on January 7 and January 14, Fargo Public Schools will use the storm make up days built in to the school calendar. Fargo Public Schools will hold classes on Monday, April 18, 2022 and Monday, May 16, 2022. These days are now days that students and staff are expected to be at school.

Yearbook deadline - April 1st, 2022

Reminder! Don’t forget to purchase your 2021-22 yearbook. Only $20.00. You can do this by logging into your parent PowerSchool account, SchoolPay account.

Don’t miss out on your memories.


Lockers are equipped with a combination padlock loaned by the school. Lockers should be kept locked and combinations not shared with other students. Lost or stolen locks will be paid for by the student. The charge for a lost lock is $5.00. Students are responsible for books and personal possessions at all times. STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME.

Canvas and PowerSchool and Mastery Connect...oh my!

Parents and Guardians have the ability to log in and check on their child's attendance, grades, and assignments (homework). The system used depends on the type of information they are looking for and the student's grade level.

Please see the Fargo Public Schools Technology Website for additional information.

Important Resources for Canvas for Parents/Guardians

World Language Olympic Activity at Carl Ben Eielson

World language teachers at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School tracked the medals awarded throughout the 2022 Winter Olympics with flags displayed overlooking the commons area. The flags of countries expected to medal were displayed in addition to the flags of any participating countries to which students have personal connections.

Fargo South Activities

Please find more events and the most current information on the South High Calendar at https://www.fargocalendars.org/public/genie/187/school/39/.

Start Date: March 28 Girls Soccer - 4:00 Stadium Field (8th Graders)

Coach: Dave Weiler 701-371-7925



Start Date: April 4 Girls Tennis - 4:00 Tennis Courts (7th & 8th Graders)

Coach: Sam Burns


Start Date :April 11 Boys Golf (7th & 8th Graders)

Coach: Kris Gillett 701-446-1835


Sports Physical Announcement from South High School

Sanford Health and Fargo South High School are teaming up to get you ready for the 2022-2023 athletics season! Don’t wait until August to get your Sports Physical. All athletes will be required to have a physical dated after April 15th, 2022 to participate in sports next fall. See our providers and staff of athletic trainers AT Fargo South High School! Sports Physicals will be done Wednesday, May 4th during the school day.

Cost of the physical is $50.
Cash, credit card, HSA, or checks accepted
Please make checks payable to Sanford Health

Student-athletes will be scheduled during school hours on their free period, study hall, etc. Every effort will be made to keep them in their scheduled classes.

Athletes at Carl Ben Eielson are welcome after school on a “walk-in” basis.

Along with Sports Physicals, Sanford is prepared to administer vaccines if needed. Further information is available in the packet.

*Vaccines include: HPV, Covid-19, Meningococcal B, Meningococcal ACWY, and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

Physical packets will be mailed out and available in the main office of South & CBE in March.

Contact Levi Tande with questions: 701-446-2049 or at tandel@fargoschools.org


1st Semester

June 1 - June 23

2nd Semester

June 27 - July 21

PE classes are June 1 - July 21

Vacation Dates are July 4 - 5

Registration begins soon.

Contact your school Counselor for more information.

Community Resources

School counselors and staff are available during the school day to assist students. After hours and during weekends and holiday breaks, families need to utilize community supports. If you are in need of assistance for yourself or someone else, please contact the following resources:

  • FirstLink: Dial 2-1-1

(24/7 hour help line for community resources and emotional support)

  • Suicide Lifeline (answered locally): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Red River Regional Dispatch: 701-451-7660

  • If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1


Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is committed to our mission: Educating and Empowering All Students to Succeed. While school counseling services are always available in the buildings, additional clinical counseling is available to support the mental wellbeing of students and staff through the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. In partnership with Together Counseling, the Connect and Support Program provides counseling services for coping skills, wellness strategies, time management, family conflict, and stress reduction.

The Connect and Support Program is available to any K - 12 student or district employee and offers 30-minute tele-health sessions with a professional counselor before or after school or during an off-period. Sessions are customized to the needs of each client and are intended to be short-term, not exceeding ten sessions annually. The sessions are completely confidential and free of charge to Fargo Public Schools students and employees.

To set up an appointment, contact Tina, the Together Counseling Provider Relations Coordinator, at 701.404.0997 or tinaj@togethercounselinggroup.com.

Educating and empowering all students to succeed includes supporting and enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of Fargo Public Schools students and staff. We are grateful to partner with Together Counseling to provide these services to our school family.

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022-23

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2022 is open online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration on February 1, 2022. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2022 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process:

Complete online registration forms at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. Masks are required for all visitors.

Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 25 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization record with 5-year shots
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address for verification

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.

If you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701-446-1006

Ad-Ventures: Seasonal Activities for Kids

AD-Ventures is a district publication intended to help families find activities for their children throughout our community. It is published on the first of each month during the school year (September through May).

AD-Ventures for Kids is for youth in grade levels K-5.

AD-Ventures for Teens is for youth in grade levels 6-8.