March Parent Newsletter

Manvel School 2020

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Important March Events ~ Save the Dates!

Wednesday, March 4th ~ Kindergarten to Panera Bread Cooking School

Thursday, March 5th ~ Project Pizza with 4th Grade

Thursday, March 5th ~ Girls Scout informational meeting at MPS at 5 - 6 p.m. (see flyer below)

Friday, March 6th ~ 7th grade Field Trip to Frost Fire Ski Resort all-day

Wednesday, March 11th ~ 1-hour late start

Thursday, March 12th ~ PTO Carnival (*No After School Program)

Friday, March 13th ~ End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 16th ~ Thursday, March 19th ~ Penny Wars (see flyer below)

Tuesday, March 17th ~ Screenagers Movie @ 6:30 p.m. (see info and flyer below)

Thursday, March 19th ~ STORM Make up Day ~ School IN SESSION

Friday, March 20th ~ Storm Day ~ NO SCHOOL

Monday, March 23rd - Friday, April 17th ~ North Dakota State Assessment for 3rd - 8th grade

Thursday, March 26th ~ "Books & Breakfast" sponsored by PTO

Friday, March 27th ~ Preschool Screening (see flyer below)

Monday, March 30th ~ First Grade Musical, "Squirm" at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31st ~ 8th-grade Career Fair and Grand Forks Central Tour

Friday, April 3rd ~ Grandparents Day @ 2:00 (see flyer below)

Comfort Closet and Clothing Donations at MPS

MPS now has a "Comfort Closet." This space has basic necessities for students, such a deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, socks, underwear, etc. for families and children in need. If you are interested in donating to this cause, please contact the school office or Nicole Stevens at 696-2212. The items we are in need of the most include:

  • Socks for little girls and boys (shoe size 11-3)
  • Leggings for girls size 4T - 8
  • Sweat pants for boys size 4T -8

Thanks for your kindness and care for our students!

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Penny Wars at MPS ~ sponsored by Student Council

Positive pennies: Each penny is worth one point and counts “positively” toward a group’s point total; each silver coin or dollar bill gets points based on its value (a nickel is worth five points, a dime is worth 10, etc.), but counts “negatively” toward other groups’ totals. So in a competition between classrooms, students who want their class to win will place pennies and dollar bills into their own buckets and place nickels, dimes and quarters into other classroom buckets. All proceeds will go to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thanks for your donations!
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The annual PTO Carnival is fast approaching! Thanks to all families for bringing a baked item for the "Bake Walk" and to those who have volunteered their time to help with the games! We hope to see you all there! *There will be NO After School Program that day

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Please call the MPS office to register your child for Preschool Screening at 696-2212

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New Medication Policy at MPS

The Manvel School Board has passed a new Medication Policy. Students are asked to bring any over the counter prescriptions to the office for safe storage. We cannot have students storing over the counter medications in their lockers. This is a safety issue and all OTC medications MUST be checked into the office for safekeeping until your child needs it. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students healthy and safe! See the link below for the official explanation of the policy on our MPS Website!

The Manvel Volunteer Fire Department received an Otter Tail Power Company Foundation Award! The funds will be used for the purchase of fire extinguishers for Manvel Public School families this spring. Chris Klie from Otter Tail presented the award. Big thanks to Richard Ray for writing the grant proposal.

Manvel Fire will work with the school to distribute the fire extinguishers and provide training on fire prevention and fire extinguisher use. We are excited for all our MPS Families!

Thanks to Mrs. Fruetel, the staff, parents and the community members who helped make Curling a GREAT success!

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'Books and Braids' for Reading Month in February was a huge hit ~ thanks to all who participated!

8th graders are testing their model homes with Mr. Twedell ~ the goal is to reduce energy loss due to heat or cold.

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Great Job Mrs. Fruetel and Mrs. Dub on a successful BB season! The scrimmages last week were awesome!

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Thanks to all the Parents who came as Guest Readers in Preschool for Reading Month!

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Vocabulary Parade at MPS during Reading Month was lots of fun!

North Dakota State Assessment for Math, English/Language Arts/Writing, and Science

March is the time of year for schools across North Dakota to take the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA). Please look for information from your child's teacher. This year, instead of our 4th & 8th graders taking the Science Test in the fall, it will now be given in the spring with the other state assessments. Under the North Dakota Century Code, parents have the right to "opt-out" of the state assessment for their child. If you are interested in this option, please talk to your child's teacher or print the form under the "parents" tab from our school website.

Counselor's Corner

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SAVE THE DATE for Books & Breakfast and GrandParents Day (see flyers below)

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Manvel Public School

Our Mission: Empower Every Student, Every Day

Our Vision: Inspiring 21st Century Learners to Influence 22nd Century Successes

Manvel School Website ~ check us out to:

  • Access breakfast and lunch menus
  • Give a Manvel School staff member a Shout-Out
  • Pay your child's lunch bill with MYSCHOOLBUCKS
  • Access the digital Carnival Volunteer Sign-Up
  • Enjoy past school concerts
  • and much, much more!