Legacy Elementary Newsletter

February 2023

Legacy Elementary School

Legacy Elementary School is home to the Legacy Lions! We are a part of the Hawk feeder system, Legacy students move on to Heritage Middle School and Horace High School.

Important Upcoming Dates to Remember:


Wednesday, February 8- 5th Grade Ski Trip

Friday, February 10- 3rd Grade Music Program in the gym @ 8:30am

Friday, February 10- PTO Dance Night in the gym

Monday, February 20- OFFSITE Learning Day


Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14- Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 14- Bookfair

Wednesday, March 15- NO SCHOOL

Thursday, March 16- NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 17- NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 31- 5th Grade Music Program in the gym @ 8:30am

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Kindness Week is February 6th - 10th

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3rd Grade Music Program

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Winter Gear

The snow is here! Winter jackets, snowpants, boots, hats, and gloves are required daily!

REMINDER: Elementary students will only stay inside before school and/or during recess when the wind chill reaches -15° F. Please make sure your student is dressed accordingly!

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Legacy Staff Favorites

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Indoor Morning Recess Options

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Outdoor Morning Recess Options

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Lost & Found

So many items looking to go to their home!

If you would like to look through the lost and found, parents are welcome to come before or after school.

HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP: Label everything with your child’s name! When an item is found, it can be quickly returned to the owner. Please talk to your child(ren) and encourage them to keep track of their belongings, especially after PE class and recess.

Negative Lunch Balance Policy

Once a student has reached a negative balance of -$25.00, an alternate meal of a sunbutter sandwich and milk will be given. This will be given discretely and parents will be notified when this occurs.

The meal charge policy can be found on our district website under departments and food service. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

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Meal and Milk Break Payments for the 2022-2023 school year


West Fargo Public Schools is partnered with MySchoolBucks to allow you to easily pre-pay for your student’s school meals, student items, and fees online with no additional fees. MySchoolBucks provides…

  • Safety. Eliminate the need for your child to take money to school.
  • Convenience. Securely make payments for fees anytime or with the MySchoolBucks mobile app
  • Control. Set low balance alerts, view account activity, setup auto-payments and more.
  • Efficiency. Pay for all your children in one place – even if they attend different schools within the district.
  • Flexibility. Make payments using VISA, Master Card, American Express or Discover credit/debit cards.

Sign-Up For Your FREE Account Today!

Go to myschoolbucks.com and click Sign Up Today.

Enter your information and add your students to your account. You will need to know your student’s school name and student ID number. Please contact your child’s school if you need this information.

Add funds to your students’ accounts by either making a one-time payments or setting up AutoPay. You can use AutoPay to automatically add funds to your student’s meal account weekly, monthly, or when the balance runs low.


Milk is optional during the students snack time. If you wish to purchase milk, you may go to the same website as above. It is $36 for the second semester.

A Note from Nurse Rachael...

Please do not send a sick child to school to be assessed by the nurse. Parents should monitor for signs and symptoms of illness each morning before school. Students should not be given medications to suppress signs of illness and sent to school. Students with the following symptoms SHOULD NOT be sent to school and/or school activities:

Ø Thermometer indicates a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more

Ø Undiagnosed rash or sores

Ø Vomiting or Diarrhea in the past 24hrs

Ø Contagious infection diagnosed by health care provider

Ø Uncontrolled cough

West Fargo Public Schools Sick Policy (k12.nd.us)

COVID & flu:

North Dakota Child Care and School Infectious Disease Exclusion Guide

The Flu: A Guide for Parents (cdc.gov)

Common cold symptoms

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Sneezing

· Sore throat

· Gray, yellow or green nasal discharge

· Cough

· Scratchy voice

Influenza symptoms

· Fever/chills

· Cough

· Sore throat

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Muscle or body aches

· Headaches

· Tiredness

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

Coronavirus symptoms

· Fever/chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

Please contact Rachael Pederson RN, CPN



Head Lice:

As school has started, we want to reiterate information about head lice.

Current guidelines from the ND Department of Health recommend children NOT be excluded immediately from school when head lice is found. We must remember that head lice is a nuisance, but is not harmful.

However, WFPS will continue to follow a NO NITS policy.

If a school finds a student with head lice or nits (head lice eggs) the parent is contacted and the student will be sent home. The student needs to be checked in by the school nurse when they return to school.

Head lice is transmitted through prolonged close head to head contact. Transmission is more likely to occur between family members, overnight guests, and playmates that spend a lot of time together.

Due to the low risk of transmitting head lice at school and to maintain confidentially, letters will NOT be sent to parents of classmates and classrooms will NOT be checked.

Parents are encouraged to check their child periodically for head lice. If you are concerned your child may be infected or you need help in identifying head lice, please contact a health care professional, school nurse, or public health department.

An excellent resource is available at www.ndhealth.gov/head-lice/

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Meet our 2022-2023 PTO Executive Board!

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Annika Berg - President

Tammy Gunderson - Secretary

Chelsea Levorsen- Co- Treasurer

Deb Klein - Treasurer Advisor

Alecia Ahl - Communications Director

Shilpi Agrawal - Co- Communications

April Rabideaux- Treasurer

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Tina Spieker - Vice President

Sina Adams- Co- Communications

PTO Meeting Schedule

All PTO Meetings are at 6:30pm in the Media Center

Tuesday, September 13th

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Thursday, January 12th

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