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KELLOGG FAMILY NEWS | October 10, 2021



Just a reminder that the school covers regular wear & tear on devices, but damage is the responsibility of the student and family. We have been seeing more screen breaks lately, so please remind your child to put their device in their backpack when they are on the move, preferably in a protective sleeve. Damages should come to the office before being swapped out in the Media Center so admin can discuss what happened to the device. Once repairs are made, bills for damage will be sent home.


Kids were GREAT at the Homecoming game last Friday! Thanks to parents for honoring our school expectations and attending the game with your child.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences are just around the corner! Here is the format for fall conferences.

  • Counselors will be reaching out early this week to schedule targeted conferences (via Google Meets) Oct 14 & 19, 4:00-6:00pm.
  • On Oct 14, we will send video messages from all Kellogg teachers to parents, providing a general update about class progression and ways to support your student. If more information is desired, parents will have the opportunity to request an individual conference at that time.
  • If you request an individual conference, teachers will reach out to schedule meetings after Oct. 19.
  • This is the same format we used last school year. We received great feedback from parents, students and staff following both fall and spring conferences last year.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Kellogg Middle School live and in person! Students will be able to shop for a variety of fiction and nonfiction books Thursday, October 14th through Tuesday, October 19th between 8:20-3:00. Due to virtual conferences this Fall, the Book Fair will not be open during the evenings of conferences.

• Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too!

• If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair which begins Wednesday, Oct. 13th. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

Thank you for your support in helping us build lifelong readers in our school community!

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Mental Health Matters

Happy October everyone! This is 6th grade counselor Mr. VanWinkle. Our student service team is back to the newsletter to give you all some updates! October is full of amazing things like football, fall, holidays, etc! October is also Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying prevention is something Rochester Schools and Kellogg take seriously.

I wanted to take a minute to talk this week about bullying perception. We see many bullying cases that are brought to us due to a difference in perception (one student thinks they are joking/being funny, while the recipient of the jokes feels attacked). We ask you to talk with your students about differing perspectives in jokes and how they can be hurtful.

Lastly, we wanted to see how our students/families are doing. Click here to access a short survey to see if your student could benefit from visiting with a school social worker or counselor.

Thanks for your time!

Mr. Van Winkle

Embracing World Mental Health Day

  1. Reach out to a loved one. Check in with a friend or family member who lives with a mental illness. Talking, touching base, emailing, texting or calling to just shooting the breeze can be so supportive and helpful.
  2. Get social. Share World Mental Health Day on your social media. Link a post, hashtag #WMDH21, share a story or follow a mental health organization.
  3. Educate yourself. Spend the day reading an article about mental illness. Read a post from a mental illness advocate. Watch an award-winning movie about a mental illness with others and talk about your experiences with it.
  4. Participate. Take part in a local or online mental health event. Consider donating to a mental health charity or volunteering at a local community resource center.
  5. Take your own mental health day. Make self-care a priority and take a mental health day, yourself, from work or school. Or give yourself the day off from chores or other home pressures.

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Important Information


  • 328-5810


  • 8:05 Doors open & breakfast begins
  • 8:20 Classes begin
  • 3:00 Dismissal
  • 8:00-4:00.


  • Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm
  • (800)789-0051



Angi McAndrews, Principal


Mike Widman, Assistant Principal


Teri Linander, Assistant Principal



Ashley Ray, Licensed School Nurse, LSN RN


Office Staff

Robyn Davis, Office Manager


Erin Kroc, Registrar & Attendance


Abigail Haglund, Receptionist (morning)


Amy Clark, Receptionist (afternoon)


Support Services

Dan VanWinkle, 6th Grade School Counselor


Trish Fierst, 7th Grade School Counselor


Amy Carstensen, 8th Grade School Counselor


Akilah Sharif, School Social Worker


Leah Mattern, School Social Worker


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