*Bold Items are events for Parents/Community Members
April 28: Junior High Softball Tournament
April 29: Prom (Grand March at 7 p.m.)
April 30: Pink Lemonade Daddy & Daughter Dance 3-6 p.m. (Grand March at 3)
May 1: National Principal's Day
- Pre-K Field Trip to Otter Cove
- Fifth Grade Field Trip to Walker Lake
May 3: Pre-K Field Trip to Otter Cove
- NYM Senior Scholarship Ceremony at 1 p.m.
- K-2 Spring Concert at 5:30-kindergarten; 6:00-first grade; 6:30-second grade
- School Lunch Hero Day
- Third Grade Field Trip to Itasca State Park
- Kdg Field Trip to Mursu Dairy Farm
- Sixth Grade Field Trip to Otter Tail Operations Center (a.m.)
- Sixth Grade DARE Graduation 1:30 p.m.
May 6: NYM Booster Club Golf Tournament
May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week
- Pre-K to Bakery (Adopt-A-Class )
- Bandwagon Meeting in the commons at 6:30 p.m.
- JH/SH/Jazz Band Concert at 7 p.m.
May 9: Pre-K to Bakery (Adopt-A-Class )
May 10: School Nurse Day
- Fifth Grade Field Trip to Fort Ripley and Safari North Zoo
- Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m. (Kdg-Weller)
- 3-4 Music Concert 5-6 Band Concert at 6 p.m.
- Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m. (Kdg-Karger, Krebs, Grieger)
- First Grade Field Trip to Zoo (Rain Date: Friday, May 19)
- Fourth Grade Field Trip to Glendalough
May 14: Mother's Day
- Second Grade Field Trip to Bonanzaville
- Third Grade Cookout with F&M Bank (Adopt-A-Class)
- JH/SH Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m.
- Optional Classroom Preference Form due to Elementary Office
- Young Writer's Conference for 3-6 graders
- HS Child Development Class tours Wadena Hospital
- First Grade to NYM Library (Adopt-A-Class)
- Pre-K Graduation at 5:30 p.m. in Auditorium
May 17: Track & Field Day for grades 1-6 (Rain Date: May 24)
- National Speech Language Pathologist Day
- Senior Breakfast hosted by Mrs. Tumberg, Mrs. Hendrickx & Mrs. Weller 7:30-8:30
- Senior Photo at 9 a.m.
- Track & Field Day for Kindergarten at 1 p.m. (inside if raining)
- 5/6 Music Concert at 6 p.m.
May 19: Fourth Grade Field Trip to Recycling Center & Rollerskating
- Fourth Grade Fairy Tales 9:45 & 1 (Day 1 of 3)
- School Board Meeting at 5:30 in HS Media Center
May 23: Spelling Bee at 9 a.m.
- Fourth Grade Fairy Tales 9:45 & 1 (Day 2 of 3)
- Rain Date for Track & Field Day
- Sixth Grade Field Trip to Alexandria
- Last Day of Classes for the Class of 2023
- Fourth Grade Fairy Tales 9:45 & 1 (Day 3 of 3)
- Senior Graduation Practice and Senior Walk 9 a.m.
- Last Day of School (Elementary Bingo & DJ on the Playground)
- Early Out at 1 p.m.
- Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
May 29: Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m.
May 30: Teacher Work Day
May 31: Teacher/Staff Development Day
July 24-27: Elementary Eagle Boosters
July 31-Aug. 3: Elementary Eagle Boosters
Aug. 7-10: Elementary Eagle Boosters
Sept. 5: First Day of 2023-24 School Year
May 4: Senior Scholarship Ceremony at 1 p.m.
May 4: K-2 Spring Concerts at 5:30, 6 & 6:30
May 5: Sixth Grade DARE Graduation at 1:30 p.m.
May 6: Booster Club Golf Tournament
May 8: JH/SH/Jazz Band Concert at 7 p.m.
May 11-12: Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m.
Friday, May 12: Mr. Krebs', Mrs. Karger's, & Mrs. Greiger's kindergarten classes will host Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m.
May 11: 3-4 Music Concert & 5-6 Band Concert at 6 p.m.
May 15: JH/SH Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m.
May 15: Optional Classroom Preference Form Due
It is our PREFERENCE that parents will trust the staff to make an appropriate classroom placement for their children. However, we understand that in a small number of cases, there are exceptional circumstances that call for a form as an option for parents who feel strongly about providing input into placement decisions.
There is an OPTIONAL Classroom Preference Form available in the Elementary Office. This form must be completed and returned by May 15, 2023. (Typically, we have a deadline of April 1. This year, we inadvertently left this information out of the March newsletter. Thus, the deadline has been extended to May 15.)
May 16: Pre-Kindergarten Graduation at 5:30 p.m.
May 17: Track & Field Day for grades 1-6
Grades 4-6 will be in the morning from 8:45-11:15 a.m.
Grades 1-3 will be in the afternoon from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
May 18: Senior Breakfast & Senior Photo 7:30 a.m.
Senior Photo by Caulfield Studio: The Class of 2023 Senior Photo will be at 9 a.m. in the auditorium. Set up takes time because high school office staff must first hand out cords and stoles. Individual senior photos will also be taken at this time. Seniors should arrive with their robes, hats, and completed photo packages. Seniors can start getting fitted and pick up their caps, gowns, and tassels the week of May 1st till the 17th (the day before the group photo). The rental is $15.00 and must be paid in the District office prior to being fitted for your cap and gown.
May 18: Kindergarten Track & Field at 1 p.m.
May 18: 5/6 Music Concert at 6 p.m.
May 22: School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Please note: In June, July & August, the Board will meet at 5:00 p.m.
May 23: Elementary Spelling Bee at 9 a.m.
May 22, 24 & 25: Fourth Grade Fairy Tales
May 24: Last Day of Classes for Seniors!
May 25: Senior Graduation Practice & Senior Walk at 9 a.m.
May 26: Last Day of School for K-11
Two fun activities have been planned for the elementary students: The Community Supporting Classrooms will be calling bingo from the elementary office and recess will be a dance party with DJ Taylor Peterson providing music.
May 26: NYM Class of 2023 Commencement at 7:30 p.m.
May 29: Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m.
A few openings for Pre-K
Stuff the Bus Applications being accepted
Public Notice: Cameras installed on buses
This week, six video cameras have been installed on each of the 14 New York Mills School Buses. The cameras are video only, with no sound being recorded. Two cameras will be utilized as Stop Arm Cameras, recording vehicles that violate the stop-arm sign. We are working closely with the New York Mills Police Department to help notify the public of Stop Arm safety. Vehicles must refrain from passing a school bus with its Stop Arm extended.
In addition to the external cameras, four cameras have been installed inside each bus. These cameras will primarily be used to assist in student behavior incidents.
Cameras are not a live feed and will be reviewed later by the administration only. Although the cameras will record continuously when the bus is on, bus drivers also have access to an event button. Pressing the event button adds an indicator mark on the footage, which will make specific incidents easier to review.
The entire cost of this project was paid for using grant funds from The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota School Bus Stop Arm Signal Camera Grant. There will be quarterly reports on stop-arm incidents with the state of Minnesota to help show the effectiveness of public awareness and the added bus camera systems.
Need Daycare? Our Summer Childcare Program is a great option
QUALIFICATIONS: Children who are at least age 5 and enrolled in Pre-K through Grade 6 in the New York Mills School District.
DATES: Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday, August 17, 2023 (NO FRIDAYS)
TIMES: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
COST: $3 per child, per hour
CONTACT: Bev Witt by phone at (218) 385-4209 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Childcare Contracts are located in the Childcare Room, Elementary Office & District Office.
Summer Rec Activities
Now Accepting Bids for Student Built House
Thanks to our Administrative Professionals!
Note from the Health Office
To help prevent the spread of illness:
- Encourage your child to wash their hands.
- Ensure your child gets adequate sleep each night.
- Provide a water bottle for your child to use at school to keep him/her well-hydrated.
- If your child is ill or is not feeling well, please keep him/her home.
- If someone within your household tests positive for COVID, please keep all students that live in that house at home. Call the Health Office 385-4216 for further guidance.
Pink Eye - MDH no longer requires schools to exclude students with pinkeye. This was changed in 2019.
Fevers - Students should be fever-free (without the use of medications) for 24 hours before returning to school.
Strep Throat - Your child will need to be on antibiotics for at least 12 hours before returning to school.
NOTICE: If your child needs any prescription medication administered at school, including eye drops, you must present a doctor's order requesting the medication be given at school. The order must be turned in before any medication will be administered. Office visit notes will not be accepted as a doctor's order.
Notice from the Elementary Office:
If your child needs a change in their afterschool plan, a parent or guardian must call the office no later than 2:50 p.m. Changes that come in after 2:50 p.m. will not be guaranteed.