Kelly Newsletter

February 2023

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Dear Kelly Families~

February is here and hopefully the upcoming month will bring a bit of a warm-up along with it! This school year has truly gone by so quickly. It's hard to believe we will soon be heading into the final trimester of the school year!

Since the holiday break students and staff have been busy completing our winter assessments and are preparing for upcoming parent/teacher/student conferences. Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 4:00-7:00pm, Friday, March 3rd from noon-4:00pm and on Tuesday, March 7th from 4:00-7:00pm. Just a reminder that on March 3rd, elementary students will be dismissed at 11:20am. Thanks in advance to our PTO for providing a meal and treats for our teachers during conference week. It is very much appreciated and enjoyed by all!

More information regarding scheduling conferences will be coming soon. We will be utilizing Sign-up Genius again as our conference scheduling tool. We look forward to seeing you all in March to share the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child(ren). It's always exciting to share the successes that our students experience.

Winter Weather Packets~Last week your child brought home a packet of schoolwork to be utilized if we were to have an E-Learning day due to inclement weather. PLEASE KEEP THIS PACKET IN A SAFE PLACE so that it is accessible to your child should the district determine that we will have an E-Learning day. Expectations and directions were included on the front cover of the packet. Students will be marked present for the E-learning day if activities are completed and the choice board is signed and returned to school within 3 days. Teachers will be available via Seesaw or email between 10-11am and 2-3pm on E-Learning days.

All Together for Addison~The Kelly School PTO will be hosting a benefit for Addison Wosick and her family on Monday, February 27th from 5:00-7:00pm. Addison is a fourth grader in Mrs. Pederson's classroom and is the daughter of our first grade teacher, Lindsey Wosick, and her husband, Grant. Addison was diagnosed with a brain tumor over the holiday break. The tumor has been successfully removed and Addison is now undergoing radiation and chemotherapy in Rochester. Our school community wants to support the Wosick family during this difficult time. Please mark your calendar for this special event and plan to join us in the Kelly School gym for a meal, basket raffle, and silent auction. Families will be contacted soon with a request for specific themed basket donations. Thanks in advance for your kindness and generosity.

Please review the information below for upcoming school events. February is looking to be a busy month at Kelly School. As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office @ 701-746-2265.


Kelli Tannahill


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Monday, February 6th-Family Event Class Meeting-2:30

Wednesday, February 8th-1:30 Dismissal

Thursday, February 16th-No School

Friday, February 17th-No School

Monday, February 20th-PTO Meeting -5:15pm

Tuesday, February 21-Pizza Night Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 22-1:30 Dismissal

Monday, February 27-All Together for Addison Benefit-5:00-7:00pm

Thursday, March 2nd-P/T Conferences-4:00-7:00pm

Friday, March 3rd-11:20am Dismissal

Friday, March 3rd-P/T Conferences-Noon-4:00pm

Tuesday, March 7th-P/T Conferences-4:00-7:00pm


Friday, March 3rd school is dismissed at 11:20am. Please note this is 11:20am. Lunch will NOT be served. The bus will run only at 11:20am. There will be NO Encore.


It is time for our 4th Annual Kelly Spring Teacher Restock! PTO has asked teachers to create Amazon Gift lists of items that they are running out of or currently do not have in their classrooms. These items range from basic classroom supplies (e.g. Expo markers, Chlorox Wipes, Staplers, etc) to items that would be used for classroom organization or enhancement, (e.g. sit spots, books, recess toys etc).

Please click on the links below if you are interested in purchasing an item to donate. We highly encourage you to peruse through any or all of the links to help support all of our amazing Kelly teachers!

Thank you for your time and consideration. Let's shower our wonderful teachers with a whole lotta love until February 14th - Valentines Day!

Library/Music/Physical Education/Spanish/Instructional Design

Jennifer Dodds: CLICK HERE

Kelsie Wiens and Jonathan Mayo: CLICK HERE

Sue Ann Lund: CLICK HERE

Jen Starcevic: CLICK HERE

Tiffany Mannausau: CLICK HERE

Literacy Specialist/Special Education/Speech

Amber Haskell: CLICK HERE

Emily White: CLICK HERE

Sarah Stevens: CLICK HERE

Anna Simmers: CLICK HERE

Jessica Klingbeil: CLICK HERE

Shyanne Moen: CLICK HERE

Amanda Werle: CLICK HERE

Rhonda Varriano: CLICK HERE

Counselor/Front Office/Social Work

Kim Novacek: CLICK HERE

Jayme Simmers/Karen Blixt/Nichelle Radi: CLICK HERE

Jalissa Keller: CLICK HERE


Meghan Foy: CLICK HERE

Emily Johnson: CLICK HERE

Amy Keitzman: CLICK HERE

Emmalee Tretter: CLICK HERE


Emily Dawes: CLICK HERE

Kelli Dunnigan: CLICK HERE

Ariel Sandvik: CLICK HERE

Lindsey Wosick: CLICK HERE


Brooke Kossan: CLICK HERE

Tori Klingler: CLICK HERE

Kailey Restad: CLICK HERE

Kylie Sorensen: CLICK HERE


Beth Abrahamson: CLICK HERE

Ellen Hemsing: CLICK HERE


Katie Sween: CLICK HERE


Krista Cebula: CLICK HERE


Macy Pederson: CLICK HERE

Lindsay VonRuden Aubol: CLICK HERE


Amy Kruger: CLICK HERE

Lindsey Johnson: CLICK HERE

Ashley Loe: CLICK HERE

Britta Meza: CLICK HERE

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Some people have had a few problems with the PowerSchool Mobile App since the beginning of the new year. If you have experienced any issues with the PowerSchool Mobile App please follow the directions here.


Setting a Pattern of Rules and Consequences

Kids are less likely to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs if their parents have established a
pattern of setting clear rules and consequences for breaking those rules. This applies to no-use
rules about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs — as well as bedtimes and homework. Have clear
expectations for behavior, monitor your child, and implement appropriate consequences. In
setting these rules, be sure you discuss your rules and expectations in advance and follow
through with the consequences you’ve set.

Don’t forget to acknowledge times when your child follows the rules! Parents who have a warm
relationship with their children while maintaining rules for behavior are teaching their children
self-discipline. Parents who have rules that are too harsh or no rules at all are more likely to
have children who are at greater risk for drug-taking behavior.

For more information and resources, visit


Student Absence: If your child is absent or late, please call the attendance line by 8:30am.

701-746-2269-attendance line

701-746-2265-school office

Telephone Calls: Calls do not ring into the classroom during school hours to minimize interruptions. Messages for students can be left on the teacher’s voicemail.

Peanut/Nut Free School: When sending a snack or packing a lunch, please remember to check labels to make sure it does not contain or have traces of peanuts/nuts.

Birthday Snacks: Due to the increase of students who have severe food allergies and the higher levels of severity, we no longer celebrate student birthdays with a “birthday snack” in our schools. Parents are welcome to find other non-food items to send to school if they wish. Please discuss with your child’s classroom teacher for ideas or preferences.


The first bell rings at 8:20 am. School begins at 8:25 am. Breakfast is offered 7:40-8:15 am. All students coming to breakfast must use door 16.

Dismissal: The safety of our students is a top priority for us at Kelly School. As per district policy, schools will have parents meet their child(ren) at a designated location outside the school at dismissal time.

• Teachers will bring their students to a location outside the school at their classroom’s assigned door. Students will meet their parent or person picking them up at a prearranged meeting place near the assigned dismissal door.

• Older siblings meet youngest sibling at youngest sibling’s assigned door.

• Bus/Daycare van students will walk through the school to Door #1 to board their bus or van.

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