April 2023

Notice of Calendar Change:

The New York Mills School Board voted to revise the schedule for April 5 and 6, 2023. April 5 will now be a regular school day and April 6 will be an early release day at 1:00 pm. As originally planned, there is no school on Friday, April 7, 2023, as this is the Spring Break day. There will be school on Monday, April 10, 2023, as this is a makeup snow day from December 15, 2022.

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*Bold Items are events for Parents/Community Members

March 30: Eagle Boosters

March 31: Donuts with Grownups at 2 p.m. (RESCHEDULED to April 14)

April 3-May 12: MCA Testing Window

April 3: Senior Class Trip to the Twin Cities

April 3: Last Day of Eagle Boosters

April 4: School Librarian Appreciation Day

April 5: Solo/Ensemble Band Contest

April 5: Early Out postponed to April 6

April 6: Early Out

April 7: No School

April 8: NYM C&C Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 10: Snow Makeup Day from 12/15

April 12: Job Fair in Wadena for juniors & seniors

April 12-28: MSHSL Art Show at the Cultural Center

April 14: Kindergarten Donuts with Grownups at 2 p.m.

April 15: Kid's Garage Sale 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

April 18: ACT testing for Juniors

April 19: Spring Sports Picture Day at 3:15

April 21: Second Grade Poetry Cafe at 2 p.m.

April 21: 4th Grade & 6th Grade Math Masters Competition

April 23-25: FFA State Convention

April 24: School Board Meeting

April 26: National Administrative Assistant Day

April 26: Art Festival Day (part of the MSHSL Art Show)

April 28: Junior High Softball Tournament

April 29: Prom (Grand March at 7 p.m.)

April 30: Daddy & Daughter Dance 3-6 p.m.

May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1: Third Grade Field Trip to Itasca State Park

May 1: JV Softball Tournament

May 2 & 3: Pre-K Field Trip to Otter Cove

May 4: NYM Senior Scholarship Ceremony at 1 p.m.

May 4: K-2 Spring Concert at 5:30 p.m.

May 5: School Lunch Hero Day

May 5: Kdg Field Trip to Mursu Dairy Farm

May 6: NYM Booster Club Golf Tournament

May 8: JH/SH/Jazz Band Concert at 7 p.m.

May 10: School Nurse Day

May 11: Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m. (Kdg-Weller)

May 11: 3-4 Music Concert 5-6 Band Concert at 6 p.m.

May 12: Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m. (Kdg-Karger, Krebs Grieger)

May 12: First Grade Field Trip to Zoo (Rain Date: Friday, May 19)

May 15: Second Grade Field Trip to Bonanzaville

May 15: Junior High Softball Tournament

May 15: JH/SH Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m.

May 16: Young Writer's Conference for 3-6 graders

May 16: Pre-K Graduation at 5:30 p.m. in Auditorium

May 17: Track & Field Day for grades 1-6 (make-up day May 24)

May 18: Senior Breakfast hosted by Mrs. Tumberg, Mrs. Hendrickx & Mrs. Weller 7:30-8:30

May 18: Senior Photo at 9 a.m.

May 18: Track & Field Day for Kindergarten at 1 p.m. (inside if raining)

May 18: National Speech Language Pathologist Day

May 18: 5/6 Music Concert at 6 p.m.

May 23: Spelling Bee at 9 a.m.

May 24: Rain Date for Track & Field Day

May 24: Last Day of School for the Class of 2023

May 25: Senior Graduation Practice and Senior Walk 9 a.m.

May 26: Last Day of School (Elementary Bingo & DJ on the Playground)

May 26: Early Out (Last Student Day)

May 26: Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

May 29: Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m.

May 30: Teacher Workshop

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER--March 31: Donuts with Grownups at 2 p.m.

Rescheduled for April 14! NY Mills kindergarten students are excited to host the important men in their life with our annual Donuts with Grownups event. Each kindergartener gets to invite ONE guest. Watch for information from the Kindergarten team.

April ECFE Events

Parent & Preschooler: This class is designed for parents and their 2-5-year-old child. The class will consist of some parent-child activities & circle time, and then parents will separate from the children for discussion. Dates: Tuesdays March 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 Time: 5:30-7:00 pm Room 42 (Pre-K classroom)

April 3: Eagle Boosters ends

Eagle Boosters will run Mondays and Thursdays from 3:20p - 5:00p when school is in session beginning March 2nd and will run through April 3rd. If for any reason school is called off early or is not scheduled, Eagle Boosters will be canceled. Our program will begin with a snack and a bit of recreation to allow the students a break from the school day.

Remaining Program Dates:

March 30 & April 3

April 6: Early Out

Students are released at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 for this scheduled Early Out. Teachers meet in their PLCs for the remainder of the school day.

April 7: No School

NY Mills School will not be in session on Friday, April 7.

April 8: Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m.

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April 10: Snow Make-up Day

The Snow Make-up Day for Dec. 15 will be on Monday, April 10. Additional snow days will be E-Learning Days. Click the button below to learn more about the NYM E-Learning Plan.

April 14: Rescheduled Donuts with Grownups at 2 p.m.

NY Mills kindergarten students are excited to host the important men in their life with our annual Donuts with Grownups event. Each kindergartener gets to invite ONE guest. Watch for information from the Kindergarten team.
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April 15: Kid's Garage Sale 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Sunday, April 16: Acton Children's Business Fair

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April 21: 2nd Grade Poetry Cafe at 2 p.m. (all classrooms)

April 24: School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

The NY Mills School Board meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the NY Mills High School Media Center.

April 29: Prom at 7 p.m.

The Grand March will be at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Following the Grand March, a dance will continue until 11 p.m., followed by the After Prom Party.

April 30: Daddy-Daughter Dance at 3 p.m.

In cooperation with Lakeland Mental Health, New York Mills Elementary is excited to host its first Daddy/Daughter Dance! The Pink Lemonade Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 3-6 p.m. at the New York Mills School. Girls in grades K-6th are invited Intentionally planned the day following Prom, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Grand March!

Event plan:

  • Grand March Line-up at 2:30 p.m.
  • Grand March in the auditorium starting at 3 p.m.
  • Dance in the Commons until 6 p.m.
  • Snacks and pink lemonade will be provided
  • Cost is $7 per couple, with $3 for each additional child (all proceeds will go to the Student Support Group and summer activities)
  • Pre-registration is not required. Register at the door.
  • Email Kristin Draeger with any questions kdraeger@nymills.k12.mn.us
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Need Daycare? Our Summer Childcare Program is a great option

QUALIFICATIONS: Children who are at least age 5 and enrolled in Pre-K through Grade 6 in the New York Mills School District.

DATES: Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday, August 17, 2023 (NO FRIDAYS)

TIMES: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COST: $3 per child, per hour

CONTACT: Bev Witt by phone at (218) 385-4209 or email at childcare@nymills.k12.mn.us

Summer Childcare Contracts are located in the Childcare Room, Elementary Office & District Office.

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Note from the Health Office

To help prevent the spread of illness:

  • Encourage your child to wash their hands.
  • Ensure your child gets adequate sleep each night.
  • Provide a water bottle for your child to use at school to keep him/her well-hydrated.
  • If your child is ill or is not feeling well, please keep him/her home.
  • If someone within your household tests positive for COVID, please keep all students that live in that house at home. Call the Health Office 385-4216 for further guidance.
  • Pink Eye - MDH no longer requires schools to exclude students with pinkeye. This was changed in 2019.

  • Fevers - Students should be fever-free (without the use of medications) for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Strep Throat - Your child will need to be on antibiotics for at least 12 hours before returning to school.

NOTICE: If your child needs any prescription medication administered at school, including eye drops, you must present a doctor's order requesting the medication be given at school. The order must be turned in before any medication will be administered. Office visit notes will not be accepted as a doctor's order.

Notice from the Elementary Office:

If your child needs a change in their afterschool plan, a parent or guardian must call the office no later than 2:50 p.m. Changes that come in after 2:50 p.m. will not be guaranteed.

Notice: All Sports Questions go to Matt Radniecki

Notice: All sports questions should go to the NYM Athletic Director Matt Radniecki. Matt can be contacted via email at mradniecki@nymills.k12.mn.us
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The Lunch Menu will be updated on April 1

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