AFSA K-12 Family Update

September 23, 2022

AFSA K-12 Families,

Activation week comes to a close with our Farm and Community Service Day for students in grades 7-12. Students spent the day at 14 different locations and completed a variety of projects. See below for some photos from the day.

A reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 26th.

A Special note: If you are picking up your student for a medical appt. please come in the building to sign your student out. Students leaving for an appt. will be called down upon your arrival. Only parents/guardians or adults on your students emergency contact form will be allowed to take your student out of school.

Thank you!

Included in this week's newsletter:

  • Bill of Rights Institute’s National Teacher Council
  • K-8 Soar Slips
  • K-8 Leadership Buddies program
  • O-Term Sign Up Information
  • School Photo Ordering Information
  • Blue Jackets Bright Futures
  • SchoolPay Sign In Information
  • AFSA K-12 Back to School Forms
  • Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring Bus Drivers & Daytime Custodian
  • Looking to get involved with AFSA K-12?
  • AFSA Fall Sports Update
  • AFSA Eagles Gear
  • AFSA K-12's Potato Hug
  • AFSA K-12's Potato Hug Art Showcase
  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • AFSA K-12 Family Directory 2022-2023
  • AFSA K-12 Cheer Stories
  • Lunch menu - September
  • Calendar of Events

Bill of Rights Institute’s National Teacher Council

We are excited to announce that AFSA High School Social Studies teacher, Ms. Nelson, is one of the twenty-four top civics and history teachers that have been selected for the Bill of Rights Institute’s National Teacher Council. Click here to check out the article for more information. Congratulations Ms. Nelson!

K-8 Soar Slips

Soar slips are given to students in grades K-8 when they are seen being respectful, responsible, safe and #beAFSA! This month the K-8 is competing to see which advisory can get the most SOAR slips for a chance to win a special prize.

  • Mrs. M's class - Ruby
  • Ms. Venne's class - Harrison
  • Ms. Schulte's class - Leo
  • Ms. Veldhuizen's class - Grace
  • Mr. Melling's class - Isaac
  • Ms. Heider's class - Annelise
  • Ms. Sarah's class - Amelia
  • Mr. Walstrom's advisory - Owen
  • Mr. Moua's advisory - Dakota
  • Mr. Moeller's advisory - Jordan
  • Mr. Richter's advisory - Kane
  • Mr. Hoard's advisory - Joe

Nice job everyone!

K-8 Leadership Buddies program

The K-8 students started the AFSA K-8 Leadership Buddies program today. Every Thursday our 7th and 8th graders have the opportunity to get together and read with the younger students. To kick off the program they also did a variety of get to know you activities as well.

O-Term Sign Up Information

What is O-term? O-term happens in October. It's purpose is to foster the development of student friendships and a positive school climate, provide experiential learning activities, and to offer students the chance to do something they have never done before.

Students in K-6 have their O-term October 17 - 19 and students in grades 7-12 have their O-term October 25 - 28.

O-term forms for all K-12 students forms were sent home last week.

Students in grades K-4 have o-term with their class. All other grades, 5 - 12, have multiple terms to choose from. The terms for grades 5 - 12 have limited space and fill up on a first-come, first-served basis when form and payment are both turned in to the front desk.

You may pay with cash, check (checks should be made out to AFSA High School) or you may pay online by clicking here.

Last day to turn in forms is September 27.

School Photo Ordering Information

AFSA K-12 picture day was Thursday, September 22. If you did not have a chance to order photos but would like to you still can!

Photos may be ordered online by going to and entering the correct code for your students school:

  • AFSA K-8 Picture Code (students in grades K-8): FM394970
  • AFSA High School Picture Code (students in grades 9-12): FM394973

Thank you!

Blue Jackets - Bright Futures

The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce this year's Blue Jackets - Bright Futures program is now accepting student applications! This is an opportunity to win your very own FFA Jacket! The online application system is now open and accepting applications. The application deadline is midnight on October 15th. You can access the online application directly here. Talk to Ms. Leiding or Ms. Crowley if you want more information!

SchoolPay Sign In Information

Use SchoolPay to pay for school fees such as lunch payments, Term fees, sports fees, term fees, tickets to AFSA's Annual FFA Banquet, graduation tickets, yearbooks.

If this is your first time using SchoolPay please see the attached instructions on how to sign in or click here.

To use SchoolPay go to:

AFSA K-12 Back to School Forms

Have you turned in all of your families paperwork for the 2022-2023 school year? If not please submit the following ASAP.

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)
  • Handbook signature pages are due to the office by September 30th. Please go over handbooks with parent/guardians and return your form.

Completed school forms may be returned to the school office at either location during business hours or may be emailed to:


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

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 if you are interested or have any questions.

AFSA Fall Sports Update


Cheer on the AFSA Eagles Volleyball team tonight at the Hmong College Prep Academy (1515 Brewster St St. Paul) at 4:00 p.m.

Next week join the Eagles on:

  • September 27 4:30 p.m. vs. Hiawatha Collegiate (AFSA HS)
  • September 29 TBD vs. Cristo Rey

Good luck Eagles! Please contact Coach Lozano or Coach Vorwald with any questions


Cheer on the soccer team as they take on Mounds Park Academy tonight at 5:00 p.m. at home.

Next week join the Eagles on:

  • September 26 5:00 p.m. vs. Hope Academy (Kohler Lakes Park)
  • September 27 5:00 p.m. vs. Lakes International at (Kohler Lakes Park)
  • September 30 7:00 p.m. Community of Peace (Polar Lakes Park)

Please go to the school calendar for game locations. Please contact our Athletic Director, Ryan Moeller with any questions.

AFSA Eagles Gear

Eagles Gear:

In addition, we are excited to announce the opening of our athletics apparel store with BSN sports! For the first month, enter the promo code SPIRIT and receive 25% off everything in the store! Check out the store here! Please contact Mr. Moeller if you have any questions or concerns with the team store.

AFSA Eagles Volleyball Gear:

We also have AFSA Eagles Volleyball gear for sale now! The last day to order is September 23rd! Looking to support our volleyball team? Check out the cool AFSA Eagles gear here!

Thanks for your support!

AFSA K-12's Potato Hug



You are cordially invited 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 SAE 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.

We are looking for:

  • Student Vendors - AFSA students (grades 7-12) interested in participating in the Potato Hug 2022 must register using the attached PH SAE Sign up form. Forms may also be picked up 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. Last day to submit a form is September 30th.
  • Adult Vendors (only handmade products)
  • Sponsors
  • Volunteers for the Day of the event - 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!
  • Artwork for the AFSA Student Art Showcase (see below for more information)

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

Thank you!

AFSA K-12 Potato Hug Art Showcase

Calling all artists! Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit their artwork to the Potato Hug Art Showcase held at the Potato Hug October 8th. Artwork can be drawings, paintings, sculptures or whatever you have created! Each student may submit up to 2 art pieces.

Attendees to the Potato Hug have the chance to vote for their favorite artwork. Prizes awarded to the top 3 art pieces!

Please turn in your artwork to the front desk by September 30th. Any questions please contact Ms. Forliti.

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. This month is to help shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide. Ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.

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 on September 30th (sorry for the delay) with monthly updates throughout the school year.

Questions? Please contact

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

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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Farm and Community Service Day Fun - Grades 7-12

Calendar of Events

Click on each event below for additional information.

September 23 - Farm & Community Service Day (Grades 7-12), Eagles Volleyball Game and Eagles Soccer Game

September 26 - No School AFSA K-12, Eagles Soccer Game

September 27 - Eagles Volleyball Game and Eagles Soccer Game

September 29 - Eagles Volleyball Game

September 30 - Eagles Soccer Game

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

October 3 - AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe

October 4 - Eagles Volleyball Game and Eagles Soccer Game

October 5 - Eagles Volleyball Game

October 6 - Open House at both the K-8 and High School

October 7 - Eagles Volleyball Game

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

High School Attendance Line: 651-209-3910 or email