Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary

May 2023

The mission of Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

“Students achieving skills for a lifetime of learning”

School Improvement Goals

All students will demonstrate growth in the reading process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the writing process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the math process.

Dates to Remember!

May 4:

Title 1 Family Reading Night - Roosevelt 5:30p

May 5:

Kindergarten - Red River Zoo 12:00p

May 8:

Kindergarten Round Up - Horace Mann 5:00p

PTA Meeting - Roosevelt 6:15p

May 9:

Fine Arts Concert - Roosevelt 7:00p

May 10:

Fire Truck Visit - Horace Mann 12:30p

May 11:

Grade 3 - Downtown Fargo Theatre Tour 9:00a

May 12:

Choir/Chimes Tour - 8:45a

May 16:

Grades 4&5 - Red Hawk Game - 11:00a

Grade 2 - Skate City Party 1:00p

May 17:

Fire Truck Visit - Grade 2 Roosevelt 1:00p

May 18:

Spartan Spotlight - Wrap Up (wear any color) Roosevelt 10:00a

May 19:

Grade 1 Reading Trophey Ceremony - Horace Mann 1:30p

May 20:

Heart -N- Soul Community Cafe - Horace Mann Parking Lot 10:30a

May 29:


May 31:

Field Day - Roosevelt 12:30p

June 1:

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Have a great summer

May 2023

Hello HMR Families!!


While we are drawing closer to another year ending, we get to celebrate having our school open to families more often, new students and teachers wrapping up their first year working and learning with their HMR Family, and our students learning and growing.

Although the weather has not shown many signs of Spring, our weekly events at HMR certainly do. This month is packed with celebrations, family engagement events, and opportunities for our students to show their greatness as citizens of Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo when they participate in education outside the classroom opportunities.

We want to thank our families for joining our HMR family events! From Explore Music Night to our Gratitude Gala, EL Night, PTA events, and all of the Title 1 Family Night Events. Your presence and sharing your students' excitement about their school has been an honor to share with you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who set up these opportunities and work so hard to ensure our students and their families have a fun time and walk away with confidence that your student (s) are loved and cared for.

We hope you are able to participate in our May events.

Take Care,

Mrs. Ostrom and Mrs. Shultis

PTA Meeting

We will be holding our May PTA meeting at Roosevelt on Monday, May 8th at 6:15pm. Please come and share your ideas about how we can better strengthen our school community and plan for some PTA events.

Classroom Placement

The attached form is needed to request a classroom assignment for the 2023-2024 school year. The deadline to submit this form is June 2nd. This form will also be available on the HMR school website.

Horace Mann Roosevelt Elementary School

Dear Parent,

You have inquired about a classroom placement for your child for the upcoming school year. As we begin planning classroom groups for the new school year, we appreciate knowing as much as possible about your child’s needs, your expectations, and your concerns. We appreciate your understanding of the criteria we are attempting to use and the limitations we face when classroom assignments are made. We use the following criteria when placing students:

Ø Information from the teachers and parents.

Ø The child’s learning ability and level of achievement.

Ø The child’s learning style and the teaching styles of the staff.

Ø The child’s behavioral profile.

Ø Social-emotional needs of the child and others.

Ø Special needs the child may have.

Ø Various teaching and learning options.

Our goal is to develop productive classroom groups that are balanced in relation to the preceding criteria. We strive to create a group that can work well together with the teacher.

It is most helpful that you provide information about your child and what type of teaching/learning environment you believe is best for your child’s needs. If you feel it is necessary to name teachers by name, you must include at least two names. No requests will be accepted unless there are two names on it. Every effort will be made to honor the request; however, we reserve the right to make the final decision and to deny requests.

Please use the questionnaire on the back of this letter to tell us about your child. All forms must be returned to the office by June 2, 2023. Forms received after June 2, 2023 will not be considered. If you have already written or spoken to anyone about placement, you MUST still complete the form.

Thank you for working with us to provide the best educational experience for your child.


Leandra Ostrom


CHILD’S NAME_________________________________________CURRENT GRADE__________________

PARENT’S NAME________________________________________PHONE__________________________

CURRENT CLASSROOM TEACHER__________________________________________________

1) Describe your child. What are his/her strengths and needs at school?

2) What type of classroom organization and atmosphere do you think would be best for your child? Are there other criteria you consider important in placing your child?

Please return this form to the school office by June 2nd. Forms received after this will not be considered. All information above must be provided, otherwise the form will be returned to you.

Teacher requests: You must include at least two names. Any request without two teachers’ names will be denied or returned.

1.______________________________________ 2. _____________________________________

Kindergarten Registration

Fargo Public Schools 2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023 opens online on February 1 at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2023 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process:


Complete online registration forms at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. For assistance, please contact your child’s school to schedule an appointment to complete in-person. Masks are required for all visitors.


Upload or bring the following documents to your child’s school by August 28 to finalize registration.

  • Child’s certified birth certificate

  • Child’s immunization record with 5-year shots

  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and current address for verification

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.

If you need help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701.446.1006

Title 1 Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night

Thursday, May 4 5:30-7:00 pm

Roosevelt Campus 1026 10th St. N

Information & strategies to prevent "summer slide"

Free books to add to your home library

A light dinner will be provided - If you RSVP'd

Brought to you through a grant from

"Reading is Fundamental "RIF.org

Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten Round Up

We will host our Kindergarten Round up at Horace Mann Elementary for new kindergarten families on Monday May 8th from 5-6pm.

We hope to see you, as new members of our HMR family, so we can give some general information about kindergarten and meet our new Spartan Scholars! OurKindergarten Teachers, Administrative Assistant, Counselor and myself, Leandra Ostrom, your Head Principal will be on hand to answer questions you may have about your child’s first year of elementary education. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to your HMR Family!

Fine Arts Night

The Fine Arts Concert which will showcase our Orchestra, Chimes and Choir students will be Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00p at the Roosevelt Elementary School. Please join us for a night of music.

Reading Trophy Ceremony Grade-1

At the end of January students started tracking how many books they read at home. They record their books and return the sheets to school. We keep track of their count using Bubblegum machines. A piece of bubble gum gets added to their machine for each book read. it’s fun to see the bubblegum machines fill up. Students that read 50 books earn their trophy! Please join us for the Reading Trophy Ceremony to recognize our stellar readers on Friday, May 19 at 1:30p.

5th Grade Promotion Celebration

5th Grade Promotion Celebration will be Thursday, June 1st from 1:30-2:30p at Roosevelt. We will miss you and wish you the best on your next adventure.

Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

Leandra Ostrom, Principal

Jackie Shultis, Assistant Principal