North Metro Flex Academy

Where You're Challenged...and Belong

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A few words from our Principal, Mrs. Kranz!

Happy END of Summer and Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school year to all of our current families! For all of our new families, we welcome you to North Metro Flex Academy! This is a small community where we challenge our students and they belong! Our mascot is the Wolf and everyday we strive to be Safe, Kind and Responsible.

We have many goals for this year! This year one of our goals is to improve our attendance!

Another goal is for us to fill up our kindergarten classroom. Our school board adopted an "early admission policy". If you know any student who will be 5 years old by December 1st, please let us know!!

The most joyful event for me this past summer was my oldest of 4 sons was married. It was a (hot) and beautiful outdoor wedding on a farm in Wisconsin. It is exciting for my sons to have a "sister" and for us to have a "daughter". The wedding was just a couple weeks ago, so it has been a very busy summer! (We are still waiting to see all the pictures and videos from the wedding but I have a sneak peek below!)

This will be the 8th year our school has been open! We have said good-bye to a few staff, but I am excited to share that we have the following new staff joining our teaching and learning community!

Chris McKee - our new experienced 4th Grade teacher

Kristen Holsten - our new experienced Literacy/Reading Specialist

Julie Peterson - our new experienced Special Education teacher for Middle School

Jeri Crowder - our new experienced Special Education teacher for primary grades

Genie Meltzer - our new experienced Orchestra (strings) teacher

Nelson Penserga - our new experienced band teacher

Julie Fulton - our new experienced school counselor

Her hours will be Monday - Thursday from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Last year our staff worked diligently to implement new curriculum for reading and math. We went through a very thorough curriculum adoption process for Math and Reading/English Language Arts. All of the research-based curriculum selected is be aligned to MN State Standards and research-based best practices that are aligned with the SCIENCE OF READING. For reading/language arts, we have adopted Super Kids for grades K-2, My View for Grades 3-5 and My Perspective for Grades 6 – 8. For math, we have adopted Bridges for grades K-5 and Illustrative Math for grades 6 – 8.

NEW This year we are using FASTBRIDGE Assessements for Reading, Math and SEL. Stay tuned for more information in the future. Assessments are starting this week.

NEW This year we have adopted a new science curriculum for our Middle School!


Please join us this Thursday for the North St. Paul Fall Round up Parade. We will "Tailgate" in our parking lot starting at 4:30PM. We will walk together over to the parade spot at about 5:20 PM. Parents please supervise your children before, during and after the parade. Our staff will be attending too.

Be safe, kind and responsible!

Mrs. Kranz, Principal

Sneak peek photos from my son's wedding a couple weeks ago!

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Important Dates

Thursday, September 14 NSP Fall ROUND UP Tailgating and Parade

Band Program starts!

Wednesday, September 20 NMFA School Board Meeting 4:00 PM (All parents welcome.)

*We are also searching for more school board members*

Friday, September 22 Orchestra Program Starts!

September 15 - October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, September 28 Parents "Chat" with Mrs. Kranz (Please join me at school or I can send you a zoom link to join virtually.) All parents welcome!

Friday, September 29 September Birthdays celebration

Wednesday, October 18 School Pictures (In uniform please)

Thursday, October 19 and Friday October 20 NO SCHOOL MEA Break

Monday, October 23 No School - Staff Development

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Parents, here are a few reminders:

School hours are 7:30am – 2:00pm

School doors for parent pick up open in the morning: 7:15am

School doors for parents pick up open in the afternoon: 2:00pm

Students are not to be dropped off at the front doors in the morning before 7:30 AM

If you are needing to drop off your students, please drop them off at back parent pick up door at Helen Street.

If you are needing to change your student to parent pick up at the end of the school day the kindly call the school by 1:00pm. Otherwise, your student will be placed on the bus.

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Please scroll down to see the current and upcoming lunch menus!

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There is still space available for students to enroll in our afterschool program. Please note that county assistance is not available for this program. If you would like to enroll or have any questions, please email

New Curriculum at NMFA

We LOVE our food vendor at NMFA!

CKC is our food vendor. Breakfast and lunch is free for every student this year. We still need families to fill out the lunch forms. Students who qualify for the federal free and reduced food program helps us qualify for other programs. Students who do not qualify for the federal program, will be covered by the state of MN.

If you choose to send healthy snacks and healthy lunches to school, your student is still able to receive the breakfast and lunch, if they want it. (If for some reason you do not want your child to have the food offered, please let your child's teacher know.)

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Lunches this week!!

Lunch this week

Monday - Crunchy chicken tender wrap

Tuesday - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Wednesday - Walking taco

Thursday - Chicken TIkka Drumstick

Friday - Pizza

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Need to Know Information for the school year!

Important Contacts at NMFA

o Debbie Kranz – Principal

o Dave Isaacson – Special Education Coordinator

o Chelsea Smieja – Operations Manger

o Jenny Hubin – Office Assistant

BUS Contact Information

Buses A, B, D, S2 AM # 651 - 621 - 1980

Buses C, S2 - PM #651 - 777-2319

East side Families #612 - 808 - 8868