AFSA K-12 Family Update

September 2, 2022

AFSA K-12 Families,


Thank you to all of the families that came to the Back to School picnics! We are looking forward to our first day of school, Tuesday, September 6th! Have a wonderful weekend!


Make sure to mark your calendars for Picture Day coming up September 22! We will be sending out ordering information closer to picture day!


Thank you!


Included in this week's newsletter:

  • Happy First Day of School K-12
  • AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground
  • AFSA K-12 Culver's Fundraising Nights
  • Student Parking Permits
  • Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring Bus Drivers & Daytime Custodian
  • AFSA K-12 Back to School Forms
  • AFSA K-12 School Supply Lists
  • K-12 Tax Benefits - Save Receipts for School Supplies!
  • Looking to get involved with AFSA K-12?
  • AFA K-12 Growing Our Future Events
  • AFSA Fall Sports for grades 7-12
  • AFSA K-12's Potato Hug
  • AFSA K-12 Family Directory 2022-2023
  • AFSA K-12 Cheer Stories
  • Lunch menu - September
  • Back to School Picnic Fun
  • Calendar of Events

Happy First Day of School AFSA K-12

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AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground

Our first game night was a ton of fun so we have decided to plan some more! Join us for all sorts of gaming fun and giveaways and meet other AFSA families! We will have some people leading games and teaching games.


  • October 3
  • December 5
  • February 6
  • April 3


AFSA K-12 game nights are held at The Battleground Cafe (2008 Co Rd E East, White Bear Lake) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

AFSA K-12 Culver's Fundraising Nights

Join us the 3rd Tuesday each month from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for AFSA K-12's Culver's Fundraising Nights at the Little Canada Culver's (2880 Rice Street Little Canada)! Take your family out to dinner and support AFSA K-12 at the same time! AFSA receives 10% of all food purchases from 5-7 p.m.


  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 20, 2022
  • January 17, 2023
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 16, 2023


Thank you for your support!

Student Parking Permits

Student drivers looking to park at school for the school year must apply for a parking permit. The cost of a permit is $50.00 for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications can be picked up in the high school office. Once the application and fee are turned in to the office a parking permit will be issued.

Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring Bus Drivers and Daytime Custodian

Become a part of the AFSA StAFSA community! We are looking for a few additional staff members. Please pass these opportunities on to friends and family!


  • We are looking for people interested in joining our transportation team! You do not need to have your bus license, we will train you! Benefits are included with 25 hour work week!
  • We are also looking for a daytime custodian.


Please contact Becky Meyer bmeyer@afsak12.com if you are interested or have any questions.

AFSA K-12 Back to School Forms

Completed school forms may be returned to the school office at either location during business hours (summer hours 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday -Friday).


Needed forms/information:

  • AFSA K-12 Emergency Contact/Permission Card 2022-2023
  • Application for Educational Benefits 2022-2023
  • Immunization Documentation (if the school does not already have your student's information on file)


Questions?

For questions regarding students in grade K-8 please call 612-260-2662.

For questions regarding students in grades 9-12 please call 651-209-3910

AFSA K-12 School Supply Lists

AFSA requests that students are prepared for learning each day. This includes having a number of basic school supplies ready and available. Please see the attached supply lists for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions please call the K-8 building 612-260-2662 or the High School 651-209-3910. Thank you!

K-12 Tax Benefits - Save Receipts for School Supplies!

Minnesota Revenue offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students, the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips, and musical instruments for school band are eligible.


Most Minnesota parents qualify for the K-12 subtraction, which reduces their taxable income. Parents under certain income limits may also qualify for the K-12 credit, which can refund up to 75% of their costs – even for parents who don’t owe any taxes. Visit the Minnesota Revenue website for details.


See flyer attached to this newsletter.


Questions? Contact the MN Department of Revenue 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094

Looking to get involved with AFSA K-12?

Looking to get involved? Whether you have students at the K-8 building or the high school or both, AFSA K-12 has many opportunities for families to get involved!


AFSA K-8:

AFSA K-8's parent group is a great way to meet other parents and find opportunities to support AFSA's K-8 programs! Find out more information about the group at the parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Back to School Picnic! Follow this link if you are interested in joining the AFSA K-8 Parent Facebook Group.


AFSA High School:

High School parents interested in getting involved should check out the AFSA FFA Alumni group. This group runs a variety of events throughout the school year including our Culver's Fundraising Nights and the Potato Hug. The Potato Hug is coming up October 8th and we are looking for volunteers to help with the event. Please contact Stephanie or Justin at afsaffaalumni@afsak12.com. More information will be available at the high school Back to School picnic on September 1st.

AFA K-12 Growing Our Future Events

Thank you for supporting AFSA K-12!


AFSA K-12 Upcoming Events:

September 17

White Bear Township Day

Polar Lakes Park, White Bear Township 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

1280 Hammond Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110


October 1

White Bear Animal Hospital Client Appreciation & Open House

White Bear Animal Hospital 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

1909 Co Rd E East, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

AFSA Fall Sports for grades 7-12

It is not too late to join any of the fall sports teams! Below you will find information for our fall sports! Please contact our Athletic Director, Ryan Moeller rmoeller@afsak12.com with any questions.


VOLLEYBALL:

Coach Lozano and Coach Vorwald are excited for the volleyball season! Students interested in playing volleyball this year should click here to fill out the Google form to get more information via email.


Coach Sarah Lozano, K-8 School Counselorslozano@afsak12.com

Coach Amanda Vorwald, High School Art avorwald@afsak12.com


SOCCER:

This year we are co-oping with Liberty Classical Academy for boys soccer and with Hmong College Prep for girls soccer. Any students who have not already reached out to Mr. Moeller this summer and are interested in boys or girls soccer, please email both Mr. Moeller (rmoeller@afsak12.com) and the respective Coach (Boys Soccer: David St. Martin, dstmartinlca@gmail.com) (Girls Soccer: Rachel Hardy, hcpak12.org) with both your name, your age, and your parent or guardian's email address.


CROSS COUNTRY:

Cross Country practices have begun! Practices will be held Monday - Thursday from 3:15 to 5:00 pm. The team will meet outside of AFSA (the 9-12 building) for practices. Please make sure to bring running shoes and clothes appropriate to run cross country in!



Thank you,

Ryan Moeller

AFSA K-12 Athletic Director

rmoeller@afsak12.com

AFSA Athletic Gear - Volleyball

AFSA Eagles Volleyball gear for sale now!

Looking to support our volleyball team? Check out the cool AFSA Eagles gear! Ordering closes Sept 9th:


WWW.FANCLOTH.SHOP/XZUJH


Thanks for your support of the AFSA Eagles Volleyball team!

AFSA K-12's Potato Hug

Attention - Students in grades 7-12, AFSA K-12 Families and community members! We are looking for student vendors, outside vendors and sponsors!


We invite you to our 9th Annual Potato Hug, October 8, 2022 , 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at AFSA High School! The Hug is a showcase of student projects (grades 7-12), student artwork (grades K-12), school offerings, and community involvement.


This event provides students a venue to display their FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects. Students design an entrepreneurial experience, research project, exploratory project, internship, or service type activity. Each project is an opportunity for students to demonstrate professionalism, develop entrepreneurial skills, and showcase their hard work. Students independently fund their own projects and track their own income and expenses as part of their SAE.


When the Potato Hug was created, we envisioned a collaboration between adult vendors and student vendors. We realize how important these relationships have truly become! These vendors/mentors have empowered our students toward greater projects and entrepreneurialism. We are looking for adult vendors who create locally handmade products, to sell their products, interact with and mentor our students on Hug day.


As hosts for the annual Potato Hug, the AFSA FFA Alumni is asking individuals and corporations to support our sponsorship program. Through this program we will support the AFSA FFA Chapter with the following:


  • Scholarships for students to attend the National FFA Convention
  • Scholarships for AFSA schools O-term and J-term
  • Membership in the AET program (All AFSA students track their FFA, academic, community, and extracurricular activities toward achieving their FFA degrees with the AET program.)


We are excited to continue this annual tradition at AFSA and appreciate your consideration to support our students through this event. If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor/mentor please see the attached PH Sponsor form.


Students (grades 7-12) interested in participating in the Potato Hug 2022 must register using the attached PH SAE Sign up form. Forms may be picked up at both of the Back to School picnics or in the main office at both buildings. All student registration forms must have approval from Ms. Leiding or Ms. Crowley. Approval may be through email or in person signature.


We are also looking for adults to volunteer on Potato Hug day! This is a fun way to get involved and meet other families. We are looking for people to help in the kitchen, at the greeting table and more!


Please contact Stephanie Forliti if you are interested in being a vendor or volunteer or if you have any questions about the Potato Hug event!


Thank you!

AFSA K-12 Family Directory 2022-2023

The school directory is a great way for AFSA K-12 families to stay in touch! If you are a current AFSA K-12 family and would like to be added to the 2022-2023 school directory please fill out the AFSA Family Directory Opt-In Form 2022-2023. The first directory will be emailed out once the school year has begun with monthly updates throughout the school year.


Questions? Please contact stephanieforliti@afsak12.com

AFSA K-12 Cheer Stories

Parents and guardians we need your help! We would like to share your "AFSA Cheer" stories on social media and in marketing pieces! We are looking for families to send us quotes or stories about why they chose AFSA and what they like best about AFSA! To submit a quote or story please fill out this Google Form or email stephanieforliti@afsak12.com.


Thank you for being a part of the AFSA K-12 family!

September Lunch Menu

Breakfast and lunch prices for the 2022-2023 school year.

Breakfast: $2.00 Lunch Students: $3.50 Extra Milk $.50

Click here to add money to lunch accounts.

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Back to School Picnic Fun

Students and families had the opportunity to meet teachers and staff,

play games, try instruments, walk their schedules, open lockers,

eat a delicious picnic dinner and so much more!

Calendar of Events

September 6 - First Day of School

September 17 - AFSA K-12 at White Bear Township Day

September 22 - AFSA K-12 Picture Day

September 23 - Farm & Community Service Day (Grades 7-12)

September 26 - No School AFSA K-12

October 1 - AFSA K-12 at the White Bear Animal Hospital Open House 11 am-2 pm

October 8 - AFSA K-12 Potato Hug (located at the high school)


Click Here to go to the School Calendar

AFSA Social Media

Click here to stay connected through AFSA's Social Media!

Contact Information

Please call the attendance line or email the following if your student is absent.

K-8 Attendance Line: 612-260-2664 or email llane@afsak12.com

High School Attendance Line: 651-209-3910 or email hsattendance@afsak12.com