News from the Nest

May/June 2021

Mission of Eagles Elementary School

Educating and empowering all students to succeed.

Vision of Eagles Elementary School

Eagles Elementary provides a safe and positive learning environment to educate and empower the growth of the whole child.
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May 3-7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week

There is no better year to give a HUGE shout out to our amACEing staff! All staff at Eagles are educators. Every day they work to educate and empower ALL students to succeed. They are one of the most dedicated and talented staff I have had the privilege to work with. Please take time to send a note or email to your child's teacher. It would mean the world to them (and me).


Although North Dakota state and City of Fargo mask guidelines may change, all students and staff will need to wear masks at school. Thank you for sending your child to school with their mask each day. If your child needs a mask, please call our school counselor Mrs. Larson at 446-3966. We have had many donated from wonderful community members.

Please click on this button to complete a brief survey about the school year. Your feedback is important to us and will help us in planning the 2021-22 school year. Thank you!!!

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Upcoming Events

May 3-7- National Teacher Appreciation Week (we recognize all staff at Eagles during this week)

May 4- Kindergarten Round Up Information sent virtually for 2021-22 families

May 5- Bike or Roll to School Day (students must wear masks)

May 10- 6:30 PM Final PTA Meeting for the school year via ZOOM


May 18-21- Buy One Get One Free Book Fair- students will shop during the school day

May 18- Virtual Spotlight Night information will be sent to families via Seesaw by the teacher

May 19- All devices, bags and charging cords must be returned to school and will be kept at school for the remainder of the year

May 31- NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

June 3- Last Day of School; 2:42 PM- 5th Grade Clap Out

June 8- Progress Reports (Report Cards) are available in PowerSchool

May 5- National Bike to School Day

National Ride your bike to school day is a go for this year!!! I want to encourage all students to ride their bike or anything human powered with wheels (scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, etc.) on Wednesday, May 5. If you live a good distance from school and don’t want your student going that far on a bike I would then encourage you to drop your student off at Courts Plus, across the street and have them ride over crossing at the crosswalk. Any student who comes on human powered wheels next Wednesday will get a prize, thanks to the PTA.

I look forward to seeing students coming to school being active, having fun, and filling our bike rack and receiving bay full of bikes. Don't forget your mask!

- Mr. Hetland

Student PLD (Personal Learning Device) Collection Information for Families:

Wednesday, May 19th

Devices start staying at school. Devices will not come home after this date. Please remake sure your student has all of their items at school.

  • Students should have: iPad (K-2) or Chromebook (3-5), Device Charger, Black Bag with Name Tag on it

Chromebook and Cord (3-5)

iPad and Cord (K-2)

Black Neoprene bag with luggage tag (all students)

May 24th - May 28th - Device Inventory

You will receive an invoice during this week if your student is missing any items.

Fine amounts are:

  • Chromebook (lost or irreparable damage) - $286

  • iPad (lost or irreparable damage) - $329

  • Power cord replacement (Chromebook or iPad) - $20

  • Neoprene carrying bag with luggage tag replacement - $20

Fines can be paid by cash, check, or card to the Eagles main office.

Additional Information

Students who are taking summer school at Eagles will have access to their devices during summer school days and will get them back at that time.

Devices can be wiped down with a slightly damp cloth. Do not use any cleaning chemicals.

Eagles BOGO Book Fair- May 18-21

Click Here for the Link to the Book Fair

Additional information about the Book Fair is in the Parent Information attachment below.

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Fargo Public Schools kindergarten registration for fall 2021 is NOW OPEN online at Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2021 to attend school in the fall.

Watch the video below to learn more about the kindergarten experience at Fargo Public Schools. Click here to learn more about the registration process and sign your student up for school in the fall of 2021!

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at If you need PowerSchool help, please call 701.446.1030.

Kindergarten Registration

GRADE 5 Students Only- moving to Middle School Music

The Discovery Middle School webpage has all the information regarding middle school music classes, registration, contact information, and more. Please use the webpage as a reference:

School Boundary Changes

The Fargo School Board has approved changes to school boundaries that will affect middle and high school students starting in the fall of 2021 and the fall of 2022. Information can be found here:

You will be able to look up your address as well as check to see what the implementation plan is for each boundary change. There are PDF's of the boundary maps for each school year.

Please note: there are no boundary changes for elementary school attendance boundaries.

Currently the address look up feature is a bit confusing for Eagles students due to being split when they go to middle school. In fall of 2022 Eagles will not longer be a split school and all Eagles students will attend Discovery Middle School. If you have any questions about a particular address, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the FPS District Office at 701-446-1000. Thank you!

From the PTA


THANK YOU to everyone who has supported Eagles PTA activities and events during this unusual year. By attending, volunteering and donating, you have contributed to a more positive environment for our Aces.

Here are just some of the ways Eagles PTA has made a difference during the 2020-21 school year:

  • Ready, Set, Soar! Walk-a-Thon

  • Grants for teachers, staff, and grade levels

  • Staff appreciation gifts and recognition

  • Ace mural in the gym

  • Vision screenings

  • Virtual Fall Festival (Costume contest and pumpkin decorating)

  • Exciting Science at Home! virtual event

  • Make-at-Home Projects (Holiday treat and Valentine’s Day craft)

  • Virtual Bingo

  • VIP Pastries To Go (Please email pictures of you and your Ace enjoying your donuts to

  • First-ever Talent Show (Look for the video to be shared soon!)

  • Eagles clothing and facemasks

  • Yearbook

None of these things would have happened without the dedicated support of our Eagles community. Thank you for your continued involvement.

Here are more ways YOU can help:

  • Volunteer! PTA is looking for a treasurer and secretary for the upcoming school year. The time commitment for each is minimal. Please contact Brittaney Vanderhagen if you are interested.

Sign up for your 2021-22 membership. Cost is $10 for one individual, $15 for two. The form is available a or contact Kim Williams.

  • Purchase a Skate Card. Through May 31, Skate City is selling Summer Skate Cards for $6. The card grants you $1 admission to skating sessions all summer long, and a portion of each sale comes back to Eagles PTA. Purchase them online at For more information, call 701-235-0555.

  • Download the BoxTop app. It’s the easy way to digitally “snip” BoxTops and raise funds for Eagles. All you need to do is scan your receipts.

  • Choose Eagles PTA as your Amazon Smile charity. You can also change the settings on your phone’s Amazon app so each purchase supports the school.

  • Attend the May 10 PTA Meeting. Zoom meeting starts at 6:30 pm. This will be the final meeting of the school year.

Have a great summer, and get ready for more PTA fun this fall!

NEWS From the Counselor Mrs. Larson

Read what is happening in the classrooms and in the building!


Enrichment Summer School

The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clicking the following link:

June 7 to June 25

8:00AM – 10:00AM

10:00AM – 12:00PM

All Classes held at Hawthorne Elementary School

555 8th Ave. South Fargo, ND 58103

Transitions Summer School

Transitions Summer School is a teacher referred program. It is designed to provide additional support for students, in the area of math and/or reading, who are in need of extra instruction for them to be successful for the upcoming school year. Registration forms are due by April 15th. Parents will receive an email confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 15th, informing them of their child's placement.

DATES: July 12th-30th (Monday-Friday)
TIMES: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

WHERE: Elementary Buildings

Attendance Policy: Students enrolled in the "Transitions" Summer School Program are expected to be in attendance a minimum of 13 days of the 15 class days scheduled. Students who are absent are expected to make up the work they missed during their absence.

Please contact Rebecca Folden, Summer School Director, at 446-4404 with any questions.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable youth development programs for before school, after school, and school out days. Summer 2021 and School Year 2021-2022 programming is now available!


Visit our website at for all of the details.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration, & General Information

701-235-2147 | |

Free Counseling Sessions Available to Students and Staff

Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is pleased to offer additional counseling opportunities to all students and staff members thanks to a newly awarded grant through the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Services will be provided through Together Counseling.

While counseling is always available for FPS students and staff, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought added pressures to daily life and increased needs for mental health services. The staff and student programs will provide sessions to address coping skills, wellness strategies, time management, family conflict, and stress reduction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are free, confidential, and virtual. Insurance will not be billed.

Click here for more information on COVID Student Support Program sessions.

Click here for more information on COVID Staff Support Program sessions.

Sessions with Together Counseling can be scheduled by calling 701.404.0997. You must indicate your session is part of the FPS COVID Support Program.