October Parent Newsletter

Manvel Public School, 2022

A Note from the Principal . . .

Happy October!

We have seen a few cases of COVID pop up in the school/community over the past few weeks. Please remember that you have the flexibility to keep your child home if there is a positive case in their class, and work with their classroom teacher to get their assignments completed (like you would normally do if they stayed home and were sick). We are happy to work with you if you want to keep your child home for a week or so if positive cases have been identified in their classroom or at home. We trust families to be able to make informed decisions about their own children and what learning environment is the healthiest and safest for them.

Every six months, as mandated by the state, the Manvel School Board reviews our Health and Safety Plan for the district. If you would like to review our updated MPS 2022 Healthy Restart Plan, please check it out on our school website. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Wheeler at dave.wheeler@manvelk8.com

Link to current MPS Health & Safety Plan:


Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on October 13th & 18th between the hours of 3:30 - 7:15 p.m. The link to sign up for conferences can be found below for preschool through 5th grade:

Thurs. Oct. 13th: https://bit.ly/MPSTh13PT

Tues. Oct. 18th: https://bit.ly/MPST18PT

The Middle School Teachers will be located in the gym during conference hours. Middle School parents are invited to stop by any time either night from 3:30-7:00 pm.

Friday, October 7th there will be NO SCHOOL for students, but teachers will be here working on current research and initiatives for teaching and learning.

Each year we partner with the Manvel Fire Department to spread awareness of fire safety during National Fire Safety Week. This year, Fire Safety Week is October 10th-14th. Students in the younger grades will get to visit with Manvel Firefighters and learn about safety from the Grand Forks Air Force Base personnel on Monday, October 10th. The Manvel Fire Department also purchased fire hats and coloring books for our students in PreK-2nd grade! There will be winners for a coloring contest and poster contest announced as well!

We are putting a special emphasis on RESILIENCE this month! Our students did a super job of practicing INTEGRITY last month.

We still have Yearbooks for sale from the 21-22 School Year. They are great keepsakes with so many fun memories ~ check them out or purchase one in the school office ~ they are $25.00 each.

Again, thanks for partnering with us to bring quality education to Manvel Public School! Your children are loved and cared for at MPS!

Mrs. Hiltner

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Save The Date

October ~ Character Trait: Resilient

Monday, October 3rd ~ Custodian Appreciation Day (thanks Jim & Jess)

Wednesday, October 5th ~ PTO Meeting @ 5:00 pm - Everyone's Welcome!

Thursday, October 6th ~ Hearing Screenings with Miss Penny at MPS

Friday, October 7th ~ No School for students (teacher in-service day)

Fire Safety Week: October 10-14 ~ "Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape."

Monday, October 10th ~ Firefighters and GF Air Force Base here in the AM for PreK-3.

Monday, October 10th ~ School Board Meeting @ 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 13th ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences; 3:30-7:15 pm

Friday, October 14th ~ Nelson's Pumpkin Patch for PreK-2

Tuesday, October 18th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences; 3:30-7:15 pm

Thursday, October 20th ~ NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 21st ~ NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 24th - Thursday, October 27th ~ Pumpkin Book Character Contest (see flyer below)

Monday, October 24th - Friday, October 28th ~ Red Ribbon Week (see flyer below)

Thursday, October 27th ~ Student Council meeting @ 7:30 am in the PreSchool Portable

Friday, October 28th ~ End of the First Quarter

Thursday, November 3rd - Turkey Bingo!!!! Yay! 5:00-7:30 pm ~ Everyone Welcome!

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Principal For-A-Day Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who supported our school-wide fundraiser, "Principal For-A-Day!"

As a school, we raised $3,681.05

The winning class was Ms. Fuller's second grade, raising $851.00 and earning a PIZZA PARTY!

The Principal For-A-Day drawing winner was a second-grade student! Congratulations!

*Because this was such a successful fundraiser, we will save all the tickets and draw out each quarter for FOUR winners instead of one for this fundraiser!

We are fortunate to have such a great community who are so supportive of our school! Thank you so much!

Hearing Screenings with Miss Penny

Hearing Screening will be held on October 6th. Permission forms will be sent home for Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd. If other parents would like their older student's hearing screened, please call the school at 696-2212 and ask for Penny Clemetson, Speech and Language Pathologist.

Our 8th Grade had a great time in Wolf Ridge enjoying the fall colors and having a lot of fun experiences! Thanks to Mr. Twedell, Mr. Grosskreutz and all the chaperones who helped make this event possible!

The St. Jude's Bike-A-Thon was a Huge Success! Thanks to all the families who supported this great cause! MPS raised $3,965.00 to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Miss Fuller's 2nd grade finished learning about Fairy Tales and Tall Tales and dressed up as characters from a Fairy Tale or Tall Tale ~ they also made some flapjacks just like Paul Bunyan.

After reading the book, The Outsiders, the 8th grade class enjoyed some local classic cars! Special thanks to our community members (and Mr. Ray 🤩) for giving rides and making this book come to life!

We had so many Mustang's earning Positive Office Referrals last month for INTEGRITY!

Connection Time at MPS!

Manvel School values connection and relationships with kids. It is a true benefit of a small school! Research says it only takes ONE caring adult to change the trajectory of a child’s life. All our Manvel students are paired up with a caring adult at MPS that they can go to for support or help. September 23rd was our first 30-minute connection time this year!

Thanks to all the students who participated in flag football skills with Coach Fuller

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Congratulations to Coach Fruetel and the 5th & 6th grade girls basketball team on a successful season!

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Outdoor Clothing and Preparedness

The weather is turning colder. Parents, please make sure your children come to school dressed for outside activities! Putting your child's name on articles of clothing will help with items that may become misplaced. Thank you!
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School Accountability Report

Each year, all schools in North Dakota are required to post the School Accountability Report for parents and stakeholders. Please see the document below to learn more.
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Manvel Public School

Our Mission: Empower Every Student, Every Day

Our Vision: Inspiring 21st Century Learners to Influence 22nd Century Successes

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