North Metro Flex Academy

Where You're Challenged...and Belong

A few words from our Principal, Mrs. Kranz!

Dear NMFA Families,

This month is I LOVE TO READ MONTH and BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Stay tuned for activities we will be doing this month to celebrate both!

Please enjoy the video clips (below) from the "Celebration Parade" and Winter concert!

Be safe, kind and responsible...and HONEST!

Stay warm and drive safe!


Mrs. Kranz, Principal


NMFA Winter Concert K & 1st Grade 1/13/23
NMFA Winter Concert 2nd & 3rd Grades
NMFA Winter Concert 6th Grade 1/13/23
NMFA Winter Concert 7th Grade 1/13/23
NMFA Winter Concert 8th Grade 1/13/23

Upcoming Dates

February Black History Month

February Access Testing for (English Language Learners) ELL Students

Mondays Feb. 6, 13 Clubs after school 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Thursdays February 2, 9, 16, 23 Tutoring after school 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Wednesday, February 15 School Board Meeting 4:00 PM

Friday, February 17 First grade field trip to Children's Museum

100th Day of School

Monday, February 20 No School - President's Day

Tuesday, February 21 Pre K/Kindergarten Open House (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Friday, March 3 No School (Report card and Conference Prep day)

Saturday, March 4 Destination Imagination (DI) Competition (Coon Rapids Middle School)

Week of March 6-10 Conferences after school/evenings

Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, March 10 No School - Conferences

March 13 - 17 No School - Spring Break

March 20 - 3rd Trimester Starts

Spring Clubs Begin after Spring Break

Friday, April 7 - Contract Holiday, No School

Tuesday, April 18 Chipotle Restaurant Family Night

Friday, May 12 School Carnival

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day - No school

Friday, June 2 Last day of school for students

Week of June 12 Summer Enrichment Program will begin - TBD

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Book Recommendation

Eli’s Lie-O-Meter: A Story About Telling The Truth by Sandra Levins

Even though Eli knows the difference between pretending and real facts, he learns an important lesson of telling the truth and consequences for his fibs.

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Check out the Teacher's Weekly Newsletters!

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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.

Friendly Reminder to all families and students

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Check It Out!


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Families can help donate money to our school when purchasing from Amazon by just using their account in these simple steps:

Sign up for Amazon Smiles in a web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign into their account they use for
  3. Select North Metro Flex Academy
  4. Start shopping! They must then always use to generate donations for the school.

Sign up for Amazon Smile in the Amazon app on their mobile phone.

  1. Open the amazon app
  2. Navigate to main menu
  3. Tap settings and then select AmazonSmile
  4. Select North Metro Flex Academy and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on
  5. Once activated in the app, all future app purchases will generate donations when eligible.

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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