Carl Ben Eielson News 12-15-20

Public Focus Group, State of the Schools Address and more

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State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group

The Fargo Public Schools will hold the 2020-21 virtual State of the Schools Address & Public Focus Group on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Parents, staff and community members are invited to participate and are encouraged to pre-register by noon on December 30, 2020 by signing up online at Questions posed in the focus groups will concentrate on scheduling the school calendar and instructional time in Fargo Public Schools. Reading materials for attendees are available online. Focus group information will be sent electronically in advance of the event. For more information, visit

CBE PTA - Holiday Treats request

Let's share some Holiday Cheer by providing treats for the amazing teachers and staff at Carl Ben Eielson on Tuesday December 22nd. If you are willing to bring something, please sign up below and indicate what you will be providing. When bringing items, please use non returnable containers. Please drop your items off on Monday the 21st or right away in the morning on Tuesday December 22nd. Thank you!!!

PTA Reflections Contest - How To Enter

The link above explains how to enter our PTA Reflections contest including the entry form and official rules. Reflections Poster below.

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Face Masks Reminder

Please remind your student(s) to bring and wear an approved face mask that adequately cover both their nose and mouth.

Upcoming Events

Winter Break: December 24th - January 3rd

Classes Resume - January 4th, 2021.

Boys Basketball begins - January 4th, 2021

End of first semester - January 15th, 2021

Winter Break - Take Home Meals

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is offering free breakfasts and lunches to students during winter break. Meals must be pre-ordered by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. Meals will be available for pickup on Wednesday, December 23 at a variety of locations and times. Your pickup time and location can be selected when filling out the meal order form. Meals will include both cold and frozen food items. Student names and ID numbers are required at pickup. To order meals, fill out this Winter Break Student Meal Order Form.

8th Grade Transition from Middle to High School

Attention 8th grade parents: When we return to school in January there will be information sent home by both the South High and CBE counselors regarding your child’s high school class choices and the transition from middle to high school.

Our 8th grade transition meetings to register will look a little different this year, but you will still receive all the information needed to help your child choose their high school courses. More information about this will be coming. You and your student will meet with their counselor to register. If you have any questions about this, please contact your student’s counselor.

Students A-G: Rachel Johnson 701-446-1715

Students H-N: Krista Ronnevik 701-446-1714

Students O-Z: Kylie Wallender 701-446-1713

Fargo Public Schools Accepting Nominations Beginning January 18 for Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff of the Year Awards

Parents and community members are invited to nominate a Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member they feel is serving our students with excellence for consideration of a yearly recognition award. Online instructions, forms, and application process can be found at:

Nominations (online only) for each award will be accepted January 18 – 29, 2021.

The District will award the following this Spring:

Teacher of the Year Award − awarded to a certified staff member

Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director or coordinator

Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member

Trollwood Winter Academy

The magic of Trollwood Performing Arts School is FINALLY coming back! Registration is now open for the NEW Trollwood Winter Academy. Classes run January 9 through February 14, 2021.

WHAT: Trollwood Winter Academy

WHEN: January 9, 2021 to February 14, 2021

REGISTRATION: Click here to register for Totally Trollwood Winter Academy

Click here to register for Trollwood Winter Academy

Trollwood is pleased to offer classes that will keep students, instructors, and their families safe. Classes will be held in a virtual format, utilizing an online platform to help you connect, learn, and have fun with your friends and favorite teachers!

Middle School

· Musical Theatre Audition Prep

· Sketch Comedy

· Improv

Middle and High School

· Songwriting

High School

· Musical Theatre Audition Prep

· Sketch Comedy

· Improv