The TEAM Times

Week of 11/22-26

TEAM Academy COVID-19 Pfizer ages 5-11 Vaccine Clinic

November 29th from 3-5:30pm at TEAM Academy Please use the link to register or call 507-835-0685 Legal Guardians must be present for vaccination of child.

What's going on this week?

Monday, November 22

Scentsy fundraiser starts

Tuesday, November 23

Wednesday, November 24

CARES Assembly 2:35

No after school or extended day programs

All students dismissed at 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 25

Happy Thanksgiving!

No School

Friday, November 26

No School

Upcoming dates to remember

November 24 - No after school or extended day programs - all students dismissed at 3:00 PM

November 25-26 - No school

December 1 - Picture Retake Day

December 2 - End of Trimester 1

December 3 - No School - Teacher Workday

TEAM Scentsy Fundraiser

Our fundraiser will officially begin Nov 22-Dec 2, but you can start shopping now! Flyers will be sent home with kids on Nov 22.

NEW TEAM Academy Wolves Apparel

Please place your order by 12/1 and they will try to get everything ready by Christmas break. If you choose "Store Pickup" at checkout we will get them and send home with your child at TEAM.


Fidgets and Toys

We have noticed that kids are bringing a lot of toys and fidgets to school this year. Please do not send fidgets or toys to school with your child. IF they NEED a fidget we have them available at school. Many have been lost or stolen over the past weeks.

COVID-19 Pfizer 5 to 11 year olds Vaccine Clinic

November 29th from 3-5:30pm at TEAM Academy

Please use the link below to register or call 507-835-0685

Legal Guardians must be present for vaccination of child.

Bring Warm Clothes for Recess

Brrrrr! The weather is getting colder! Please send warm clothes for recess each day. We do go outside everyday unless the wind-chill is below zero or it is raining.

Join our TEAM Academy School Board

We are looking for a parent to join our TEAM Academy School Board. Our board is made up of teachers, a parent, and a community member. We meet once a month on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:15. Our meetings are usually only 30 minutes long. Current board members are Janel Schmidt, Chris Hering, Polly Christensen, Denise Gilbertson, Jenni Brittain, and Jed Kalbow. Contact Mrs. Courtney if you are interested in joining our school board -

Washing Masks

Please make sure your child's cloth mask is being washed every night. We do have extras at school and have been giving them out too.

Extended Day - Mornings

Our doors open at 7:40 AM. If you drop off before that and your child does not qualify for Extended Day, they will need to wait outside until the bell rings at 7:40 AM.

No Outside Breakfast Food or Drinks

No outside food is allowed for breakfast. If your child has a shake, Mc Donald's breakfast, etc. please have them eat/drink it before they enter the building. Students are only allowed to have water in the classroom.

Clean up your voicemailbox

Please make sure your voicemailbox is not full. There are times we need to get ahold of parents and are unable to leave a voicemail.

Back to School Forms

We need all student forms turned in ASAP. Thank you to everyone who has them turned in already!

  • Free/Reduced Lunch form (purple)
  • Student Forms - see link below

Lunch Money

If your child is bringing a cold lunch from home and they want a milk, they will need to bring $0.50. You can send more money and we can deposit in their lunch account.

School Start & End Times

Please drop off and pick up in the parking lot or on our curb. If busses are present please do not use the curb. We are limiting visitors in TEAM this year - families will need to say goodbye outside TEAM.

7:00 AM - Extended Day open for families that qualify (must show adults in the home are working and cannot pick up)

7:40 AM - Doors open for all students

8:00 AM - School starts!

3:00 PM - School dismissal

3:00-4:00 - After School Program available to all families

4:00-5:00 - Extended Day open for families that qualify (must show ALL adults in the home are working and cannot pick up)

Extended Day Sign Up

Does your child need to be dropped off before 7:40 or stay after 4:00 because of your work schedule? Fill out this form so they can be approved and put on the list.

Bus Information

If you have any questions about your child riding a school bus, please call:

Palmer Bus Company - 507-833-1150

Lenz Bus Company - 507-835-5104

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COVID Testing Information

How Minnesotans can get a COVID-19 test:

  • Walk in or schedule an appointment for a free test at one of the state’s 11 community testing sites across Minnesota: COVID-19 Community Testing Sites
  • Order a free test through the state’s at-home testing program: COVID-19 Test at Home
  • Find other testing options near them through the state’s Find Testing Locations map, including through local providers, pharmacies and clinics: Find Testing Locations.

Who Should Get Tested

  • Even if you are vaccinated, Minnesotans should get tested:
    • if you have symptoms of the virus;
    • if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19;
    • if you are returning from international travel;
    • or if you have attended a large gathering or event where people are not wearing masks and are not able to stay 6 feet apart.
  • People who are unvaccinated should test before travel (domestic or international).
  • Unvaccinated teachers, staff and students in K-12 should test weekly at a minimum or more frequently per CDC guidance.
  • With the at-home program and 11 community testing sites offering free testing across the state, the state has made it easy for Minnesotans to find a test.
TEAM Academy Covid-19 Preparedness Plan

Click to see our full Covid-19 Preparedness Plan for the 21-22 school year.

COVID Testing Options

There are many ways to get tested for COVID-19 and the following options are available at no cost to Minnesotans.

  • The state is providing free testing options for schools to offer to students and staff.
    • All schools are strongly encouraged to offer testing options and share information with parents/guardians and school staff, including how consent for testing will be obtained.
  • There are COVID-19 community testing sites across Minnesota offering free tests to all.
  • People can go to local pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. You can search for testing sites near you at Find Testing Locations.
  • Families can also use the COVID-19 test at home program to have a test mailed to them.


We've had a staffing change over the past week with our Music/Band/Choir teacher. We were able to hire Thomas Prahl, but he needs to complete his student teaching this fall. He will join us at TEAM when we return in January. Until then, the students will have all their Spanish classes this fall/winter with Mrs. Negrete. Then in January they will start Music/Band/Choir. He comes to us with an extensive music education background! We are excited to have Mr. Prahl at TEAM!

Updating Contact Information

Please be sure to notify the office of any change in address, phone number, change of work place, marital status, family members or emergency phone numbers. Notification of these changes as they occur are greatly appreciated.

You can also log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to update your contact information.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login

If you need help with your login information contact: