North Metro Flex Academy

Where You're Challenged...and Belong

NMFA Families!

Dear Families,

Please complete this short survey!

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

Carnival Fun!

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 link below.

Bullying Resources

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Destination Imagination

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!


Cecilia Crowley
North Metro Flex Academy

Check out the Classroom Newsletters!

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Mindfulness Corner

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!

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Family Focus

PurposeFul Pursuit:

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.

Conversation Starters:

  • Tell me more about that feeling.
  • Why do you think you are feeling that emotion?
  • What do you need right now?
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Book Recommendation

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.

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Summer Enrichment for ALL ages


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Friendly Reminder to all families and students

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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.

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, 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

o Dave Isaacson – Special Education Director

o Chelsea Smieja – Operations Manger

o Jessaca Karg – Office Manager

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

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