Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary

April 2023

The mission of Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

“Students achieving skills for a lifetime of learning”

School Improvement Goals

All students will demonstrate growth in the reading process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the writing process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the math process.

April 2023

Dear HMR Families:

WOW!! It is April!!! We hope this Newsletter finds you well and ready for sunshine and outside fun!

We have some exciting events planned for April and May. There will be some music, bingo, and muffins to look forward to. Our Family Engagement events have seen the best attendance by our families in years! Let’s keep this positive trend going and continue to enjoy each other while we come together for laughing, learning, and fellowship!

We are in the midst of NDSA testing for grades 3-5 and need your continued help to support your student(s). Please make sure that your student(s) are well hydrated, nourished, and rested. This will make all the difference when it comes to engaging in their assessments. These assessments are reported statewide and should be available to you through PowerSchool when the testing window is closed.

As always please let us know how we can support you and your family as we continue to travel this journey together.

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Ostrom

Mrs. Shultis

PTA Meeting

We will be holding our April PTA meeting in the Horace Mann lunchroom on Monday April 10th from 6:15pm-7:15pm. Please come and share your ideas about how we can better strengthen our school community and plan for some PTA events in May.

Kindergarten Registration

Fargo Public Schools 2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023 opens online on February 1 at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2023 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 28 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

Summer School

Transitions + ESY = Elementary Summer School Changes are coming this summer.

Transitions Summer School and Extended School Year are combining to become Elementary Summer School. What does this mean for our students? Let’s start with some background.

Transitions Summer School is for students who qualify for remedial reading and/or remedial math. TSS students are referred by their classroom teacher based on data driven criteria.

Extended School Year is for students who may experience regression over the summer months. ESY students are referred by their designated IEP team member based on individual student needs.

Elementary Summer School will merge the two programs. Here is what we are striving for:

• Most students will attend their home building

• Students will be assigned a classroom teacher

• Students will receive push-in/pull-out special services as defined by their IEP team

Elementary Summer School logistics:

• Students who have sped. bussing in place will have access to summer bussing

• General ed bussing is not available

• All classes will be reading/math combination

Elementary Summer School is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, July 10-28.

Boys and Girls Club

I met with a representative from the Boys and Girls Club, they are going to provide our before and after school care for HMR students on the Horace Mann Campus beginning Monday August 28th. Registration information will be coming out soon. Registration opens on April 25th, 2023. There will be a flyer going home with your student (s) and many family blast reminders for you to sign up for this service if your family needs it. More To Come….

Fargo North Summer Volleyball Camp

Fargo North Summer Volleyball Camp - July 10th, 11th, & 13th (Mon, Tue, Thur)

Location: Fargo North High School

Sessions Available:

K-2 nd Grade – 4:00-5:30pm

3rd-5 th Grade – 5:30-7:00PM

Cost: $40/session Camp Format:

All camps will be coached by FNH Coaching Staff and current Fargo North Volleyball Players. Athletes will learn fundamental skills, strategies, and teamwork for the first half of each session. The remaining time will be spent in game play. All campers will receive a t-shirt!

Camp registration deadline is June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Please click on the link for the registration form.

Return the registration Form along with Payment to:

Fargo North High School Attn: Rachel Hummel

801 17th Ave. N. Fargo, ND 58102

*Checks should be made payable to: Fargo North Volleyball Spartan Volleyball Camp 2023 Contact Rachel Hummel with questions: 701-446-2762 or hummelr@fargo.k12.nd.us

Music Night

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Family Math Night

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Weather Changes

Parents and caregivers…as you know, our weather in April and May can be tricky. Please make sure you are keeping an eye on the weather, so your student(s) are dressed appropriately for recess and other possible outdoor activities this Spring.

Written Notification of School Accountability Report

Dear Parent/Guardian,

North Dakota’s Insights dashboard provides important information about K-12 districts and schools. Insights features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including:

  • Test Scores

  • Graduation Rates

  • English Learner Progress

  • Student Engagement

  • State Accountability

Transparency to the Public

North Dakota is committed to informing communities about how well our schools are doing. North Dakota’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students so that they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful. State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state. The school accountability reports outline how schools are performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.

How is our School Doing?

To find out more information about our School Accountability Report, visit the dashboard at https://insights.nd.gov/, select “Find My School”, and search alphabetically for our school. The school accountability report is posted under the Dashboard heading. Please note, the data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students. Therefore, if data is not available to less than 10 students, it will say “no data available”.

Family Engagement

We have strong plans for working to improve the educational programs at our school. We would like you and your child(ren) to continue to be active participants in our educational system. Please help support our high expectations for student achievement by participating in the school educational initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to raise student achievement, or volunteering at the school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a united effort, and I look forward to working with our families to ensure success for each student.

Continuous Improvement

All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has completed a continuous improvement plan through Cognia (formerly AdvancED). As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is available on the Insights Dashboard.

Horace Mann Roosevelt is a participating Title I school, with a student membership count of 364. Our school operates a schoolwide Title I program. Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a Title I school may operate a schoolwide program if 40 percent or more of its students live in poverty, regardless of the grades it serves.

If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact the school at 1025 3rd Street N. Fargo, ND 58102, phone number 701-446-4600, email ostroml@fargo.k12.nd.us.


Leandra Ostrom; Building Principal

Dates to Remember!

April 10:

PTA Meeting 6:15 @ Horace Mann

April 11:

Music Programs - Mr. Ibach, Mrs. Bergin and Miss Thrash

Healthy Cooking - Roosevelt Elementary 8:45a

Plains Art Museum - Kindergarten (Miss Kimbro and Mrs. Benson) 8:45a

April 12:

Music Programs - Mrs. England, Mrs. Morgel and Mrs. Stadum

April 13:

Plains Art Museum - Kindergarten (Miss Wierschke and Ms. Jordan) 8:45a

Family Math Night - Horace Mann Elementary 6:00-7:30p

April 18:

Healthy Cooking - Roosevelt Elementary 8:45a

Buckle Up! - Grade 1 Horace Mann 9:00a

April 20:

Spartan Spotlight Trustworthiness wear Blue @ Roosevelt 9:30a

Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

Leandra Ostrom, Principal

Jackie Shultis, Assistant Principal