Silver Ranch Report




Our Mission: "Empower every learner to thrive."

Our Vision: "Together, our strong relationships build inclusive, collaborative, and innovative environments that create agency and inspire a passion for learning, excellence, and discovery."

Our Values: Excellence, Innovation, Inclusion and Leadership.


Growing Classroom Communities

At the beginning of the school year, we are working on helping students build their classroom communities and embracing our Silver Ranch Beliefs of being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. Throughout the year, we utilize Second Step as our curriculum for social and emotional learning. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Ask your child the many different ways they are following our Silver Ranch Beliefs. We are extremely proud of how well our students are working together to build a welcoming Stampede.

Better Together, We are the Stampede!

Mrs. Jordan

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Backpack-for-Kids Program

The Backpack-for-Kids program is designed to help children by assisting them with food over the weekend. Bags are filled with nutritional food items and delivered to the school. If your family qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program and you need additional food for the weekend, please contact our school counselor, Linda Anderson at or call the school office.

Art Club 🎨

Art Club is held on Thursdays after school until 5 when school is in session. $60 per artist for the month of September. Creativity is encouraged! If bringing an after school snack it needs to be a single serve prepackaged snack. Sanitizer will be available. If suffering any symptoms the artist should refrain from coming to class. Class size limited to 25 . Please pre register at


Monday, Sep. 11th, 6pm

4511 Silver Boulevard

Bismarck, ND

The Parent Advisory Committee is a great way to join educators and families together to enhance our students' educational experience. The PAC hosts a variety of events throughout the year and supports the needs of the school.

Everyone is invited to join our monthly meetings. Our next meeting is September 11 at 6:00 pm in the library. We would love for you to join us.

Every Silver Ranch Elementary parent/guardian, staff member, and teacher is automatically a member of the PAC. We encourage every PAC member to become involved and hope to see you on September 11th!

🩺 Message From Our Nurse

Please update your student’s health care plans. Bismarck Public Schools has a new program that allows the school nurse to email health care plans to parents. If you’ve received one, please return it as soon as possible! The yearly healthcare plan updates help me care for your students at Silver Ranch. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or call (701) 323-4250.

Dara Lein RN, BSN

Bismarck Public School Nurse


The BPS meal payment platform has changed to a new system called LINQ Connect. ALL BPS families will need to create an account for the 2023-2024 school year.

This system will provide parents with more control over school lunch accounts while offering many convenient new features. For more information and helpful resources about LINQ Connect, please visit or see the LINQ Connect FAQ.

Free or Reduced Meal Applications must be renewed each school year. The meal benefits DO NOT rollover from year to year. You can apply online or by submitting a paper copy.

Menus can be found at and are subject to change based on product availability. Please check menu daily!

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11 - PAC Meeting (6:00-7:00)

15 - Gr. 4 Field Trip

22 - Gr. 3 to SIPS Program

25 - No School - Staff Dev. Day


2 - PAC Meeting (6:00-7:00)

6 - Picture Day

16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

19 - No School

20 - No School


9 - No School

10 - No School

15 - Picture Retake Day

16 - 2nd Grade Music Program (5:30 pm)

16 - 4th Grade Music Program (6:30 pm)

22 - Gr. 1 to SIPS Program

23 - No School

24 - No School


8 - Gr. 2 to SIPS Program

19 - Gr. 5 to SIPS Program

25-31 - No School


1 - No School

15 - No School

16 - No School


5 - Gr. 1 Music Program (5:30)

5 - Gr. 3 Music Program (6:30)

13 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

19 - No School

20 - No School


14 - Gr. 4 to SIPS Program

15 - No School

29 - No School


1 - No School

8 - Kinder Music Program (5:30)

8 - Gr. 5 Music Program (6:30)

29 - No School


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Silver Ranch Elementary

4511 Silver Blvd.

Bismarck, ND 58503

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 7:30-4:00

Fri. 7:30-3:30

Any third party non-school district events in this newsletter are not sponsored/endorsed by Bismarck Public Schools.