The Viking View

October 2019

Viking School Update

We have had a lot of rain! I know a lot of our families have had to deal with water in their basements which is absolutely the worst! We feel for you because at Viking School we have been fighting the water downstairs in three of our classrooms and an under the stairs storage area. Carpet has had to be ripped out, lots of shop vacuuming has been done and the loud sounds of fans have been filling the hallways downstairs. Hopefully the rain can stop for a while. Our relocatable classrooms look like lake front property with all the water surrounding the playground area!

October 9th & 30th Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

Looking to Hire

Viking School is in need of a lunchroom supervisor from 11am to 1pm during the school days. This person will help students in the lunchroom, supervise students, and wash tables when students are done. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this part time position please have them contact me. Thanks!

Title I Parent Meeting, October 14th at 6:00pm in the Library

Are you interested in hearing about what programs we are using with our students to help them with their reading? Do you know what are some of the best ways to help your child with reading at home? Come on out for our Title I Parent Meeting to learn about the great things we are doing at Viking School!

PTO Meeting, October 14th at 7:00pm in the library

Please join us at PTO! Free child care provided during the meeting! Come share you ideas!

No School

October 17th & 18th

School Is Cool

Monday, Oct. 21st, 1:30pm

Viking Gym

Around the World Entertainment will present the "School is Cool" assebly at Viking School. It is a fun, fast paced, motivational, educational, interactive program.

The entertainer is not only great with the yoyo; he is also a successful and experienced communicator. He will take the students on a learning journey using the yoyo and other fun activities to communicate the importance of school.

For five days following the assembly, yoyos will be available for students to purchase. Viking School will receive a percent of the yoyo sales. More information will be coming home.

Picture Retakes on Thursday, October 24th at 10:30am

Block Walk and Neon Dance Party

Thank you to all the families that took part of our walkathon fundraiser and dance party! We were about to raise $2200! That is really amazing! This money will fund field trip, classroom materials, and technology needs. The dance party was so much fun! The students really love being able to dance and enjoy each other in this social setting! The student that raised the most pledges was Corban Hotchkiss! Corban and a friend of his choice will be eating lunch out of the building with Mrs. Bergstrom and Mrs. Sand! Stetson Haman won our drawing for $100 dollars!

Thank you parents!

A shout out to our PTO president Nicole Stennes for organizing this activity!

Dear Families,

Statistics consistently show that schools are among the safest places to be due to the strong commitment of educators, families, and our community to our students and schools. We strive to be proactive rather than reactive.

Despite these proactive measures, there may be times when your student struggles socially, academically, or otherwise at school. There may be a time you/your student sees, hears, or is made aware of something that causes concern. In these circumstances, we would like you to remember the phrase, “See Something, Say Something.”

  • Please directly contact your student’s teacher, counselor, or administrator when a school-related concern arises that requires intervention or assistance. The phone number to our school office is 701-746-2300.

  • If there is a safety concern after school hours, on the weekend, or when school is not in session (ex: holiday break, summer break), contact the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) at 701-787-8000. To text an anonymous tip to the GFPD, text GFPD to 847-411.

  • If it is an immediate concern, call 911.

  • Please do not use social media (ex: Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as a forum to share these concerns. Individual privacy settings may inhibit emergency responders and school administrators from seeing these messages, making them unable to assist.

We care about each of our students and work hard each day to support their needs. Thank you for your efforts in keeping our students, employees, and community safe.


Jolyn S. Bergstrom, Principal