North Metro Flex Academy
Where You're Challenged...and Belong
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Family Survey (Quick, easy and important!)
We survey families to help improve our educational program. Sometimes the survey has many questions. Sometimes they are short. This survey is only a couple questions. We are needing this feedback for our authorizer's annual performance framework. We sent home a paper form of this survey. If you completed it, THANK YOU! If you did not complete it yet, here is a link to complete it online.
Click this link to answer a couple questions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!
School Board Elections
We are also holding our NMFA Board Elections this week until Friday the 19th. Voting will be in person at the front office. Ballots can be placed in the blue box in the lobby.
Dates to get on your calendar! We hope to see you!!!!
Destination Imagination Global Competition May 20 - 24
Monday, May 22
Middle School (MS) Walking Field Trip
Tuesday, May 23
Twins Game 6:40 PM (250 Tickets have been distributed!)
Friday, May 26
6th-8th Grade Valley Fair Field Trip extended day *returning to NMFA by 5:00 PM
Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd Grade field trip to Como Zoo
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day - No school
Wednesday, May 30
All School Concert 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - ON site families welcome!!
Thursday, June 1
Kindergarten Graduation 9:00 AM
8th Grade Graduation 12:30 PM
Grades 3,4,5 Walking Field Trip to Silver Lake and DQ
Friday, June 2
Last day of school for students
Track and Field Day - all grades throughout the day
We have 60 students signed up for our Summer enrichment Academy
Tuesdays and Thursdays will be from 9: 00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays will be from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM FIELD TRIP DAYS
**Snacks on T/Th, Snacks and lunch on Wednesdays
June 13 - 15
June 20 - 22
June 27 - 29
July 11 - 13
July 18 - 20
**Beat the Heat Event TBD
We hope to see many of our families at the concert and/or the graduations next week!!
Hill Murray Musical: The Little Mermaid
Please read for information on Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Discounted At-Home Internet
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills (or up to $75 per month for households living on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. In many cases, households can get high-speed internet without paying a dime by choosing a fully covered internet plan.
This announcement serves as a reminder that a household is eligible to participate in the ACP if a child in the household receives free or reduced-price school meals. Therefore, under the ACP rules, every household with a child attending a school participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program is eligible for ACP benefits.
Households can learn more and apply for the ACP at GetInternet.gov link below.
The Closing Celebration will be livestreamed on May 23 at 4:00 p.m. CT. Cheer on your friends and see who takes home an award!
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What CAN I do?
Can you NAME your Feelings?
Did you know that there are many ways to describe how you are feeling, sometimes it is hard to come up with the right word!
Take a look at this list and see if you might find a word that helps describe a feeling you are having!
The more TOOLS we have the BETTER we can be EVERYDAY!
Protect some time to gather as a family. Ask each family member “How are you feeling today?” Practice listening skills as each family member shares how they are feeling. Use the emotion check-in questions as inspiration to learn more. As a family, commit to at least 1 day per week where you check in with each other.
- Tell me more about that feeling.
- Why do you think you are feeling that emotion?
- What do you need right now?
Pens, Pencils, and Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation by Mindy Johnson
This book is not just for girls, but is instead about the amazing women who’ve helped make the magic of Disney. This book tells the true story of those who played important roles in everything from story artists to animators to inkers and painters.
Summer Enrichment for ALL ages
SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS:
Friendly Reminder to all families and students
Reminder: Vaccine available for children 5 to 11 years old
Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesotans can schedule appointments for children ages 5-11 to receive an updated bivalent booster at state-run vaccination sites. The announcement follows updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 through 11 years to protect them against newer Omicron variants.
Minnesota health care providers are ready to administer new COVID-19 booster shots for ages 5 and older that have been formulated to be more effective against the Omicron variants. Attached you will find high-level talking points on the Bivalent vaccine.
The Pfizer bivalent booster is now available for people 5 and older and the Moderna bivalent vaccine is now available for people 6 and older.Both products can be given as soon as two months after a primary vaccine series or booster vaccination. Children 5-11 receive a smaller dose than people age 12 and older. The bivalent vaccines are only recommended for use as a booster.
The updated COVID-19 boosters can both help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants. The COVID-19 vaccines and the updated booster are safe and help protect people from getting very sick with COVID-19. Even if you’ve already had COVID-19, you should get vaccinated.
State-Run Vaccination Sites
Vaccination will start this week at the state-run vaccination sites at Mall of America, Duluth, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Paul. Parents can start making appointments now.
- Mall of America appointment link
- Duluth (DECC) appointment link
- Moorhead appointment link
- Rochester appointment link
- Paul Midway appointment link
All state-run vaccination sites will offer the Pfizer bivalent boosters. Appointments are recommended but walk ins will be accepted.
Where to Get a Bivalent Booster
There are several options for where to get a bivalent booster.
- Check with your regular health care provider or local pharmacy to see if appointments are available.
- Minnesotans can make appointments at the state-run vaccination sites now: State Run Sites
- Use the state’s Find Vaccine Locations map to find vaccine providers near you—providers will update their information as appointments are available.
- Check for vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov, where you can search for appointments by vaccine type (e.g., Pfizer).
- Watch for vaccination clinics being offered at other community locations around Minnesota.
Need to Know Information for the school year!
Important Contacts at NMFA
o Debbie Kranz – Principal email@example.com
o Dave Isaacson – Special Education Director firstname.lastname@example.org
o Chelsea Smieja – Operations Manger email@example.com
o Jessaca Karg – Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take a look at some of our important times we have at NMFA:
School Hours 7:30a– 2:00p
Building hours: 7:00a – 2:30p
Lunches: Start at 10:50a – 12:10p
Wolf Pack: 2:00p-4:30p grade KG-6th for more information email email@example.com
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