Viking Newsletter

October 2022

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Come engage, be inspired!

Dear Families,

It has been a great start to the school year and all of us at NBAPS are grateful for everything you have done to prepare your students!

I want to thank all of you who took time to complete the family satisfaction survey in September. We value your feedback and we look forward to reviewing your input and I will be sharing the results with you in the near future!

We are so fortunate to be able to engage in so many events that leave us inspired!

  • The National Honor Society Induction that recognized 32 returning members and 41 new inductees!

  • We had roughly 100 students, family members, staff, and community members join us for our Walk and Roll to School event on Wednesday.

  • In partnership with Chisago County, 110 high school students visited eight manufacturing companies in the region. It’s wonderful to see our students exploring career options!

The NBAPS Facebook is packed with activities and announcements! See Farm to Table at Sunrise, fall color classroom projects, and the district’s typing dynamo! And coming up on Wednesday, the entire middle school will be encouraged to wear orange in celebration of Unity Day as part of a national event to create a world without bullying!

I am so grateful for our partners at the North Branch Area Education Foundation (NBAEF), and all those who attended its Casino Royale event earlier this month. Over 170 of you attended the event and raised over $47,000 for the district! Thank you! The NBAEF has raised over $422,000 since 2010 and those funds support students in a wide variety of ways, from teacher grants to scholarships, to the Angel Fund. Thank you NBAEF!

I am looking forward to seeing how we continue to carry this momentum through the 2022-23 school year!

Sara Paul



Stuff the Squad event Oct. 29

The North Branch Police Department and County Market are hosting Trunk or Treat - Stuff the Squad on Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. at County Market. Costumes are welcome, there will be trick or treating, and donations will be accepted for the local food shelf. Costumes are encouraged. See event flier here.

Application for educational benefits

Educational benefits, including free/reduced lunch and reduced cost for activities, may be available to your family! The 2022-23 application is available at this webpage.