Viking Newsletter

June 2022

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Let's Launch a Win-Win Viking Adventure!

Dear Families,

What a rewarding school year in NBAPS! I appreciate the time to pause and reflect on the many memories staff and students experienced through engaging learning opportunities!

As I reflect on the 2021-22 school year, our ability to address COVID-related staff shortages was navigated by the many people that stepped up to serve as Viking Support Stars, and we are so grateful for those who gave of their time to help ensure services for students continue uninterrupted.

Being part of the solution was the solution and will continue to be the solution for the 2022-23 school year! You might be surprised to know how much of a difference it would make if you were able to commit to only 5-10 days over the course of the school year to provide substitute duties. Being part of the solution will make a huge difference for NBAPS!

I would love to proactively line up more Viking Support Stars! If you, or a family member, are considering being part of the solution by serving as a Viking Support Star, I encourage you to read the testimonial from Dyan included in my latest column.

I look forward to connecting with anyone interested in serving as a Viking Support Star and launching them into a win-win Viking adventure!

Sara Paul



Preschool registration

Preschool registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open at North Branch Area Public Schools. Please register ASAP as many classes are already full! Find all of the information at the webpage or call Early Learning Coordinator, Erica Bjerketvedt at 651-674-1225 with any questions or to arrange a tour.

Kindergarten screenings

Incoming kindergarten students MUST have completed Early Childhood Screening (free screening of development, hearing and vision). Appointments can now be scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8. Call 651-674-1220 to schedule your child's appointment TODAY!

Free summer meals

Viking Vittles summer distribution: North Branch Central Park: Wednesdays 10 am –noon Trinity Lutheran Church: Wednesdays 3-5 pm Stacy Lions Park: Thursdays 4-6 pm.

Hunger Impact Partners is working with the Minnesota Department of Education to promote free summer meals for kids across the state. The Free Meals for Kids mobile app helps families and kids find free meals at schools and other sites across Minnesota. Click here to learn more.

Youth sports sign up!

To view youth sports offered through NBAAA, click here! Also, see Community Education's summer brochure for even more summer activities for kids.