The TEAM Times
Week of September 19-23
Let's Smile Dental Clinic at TEAM!
To qualify: children and teens, who are covered by State Insurance: Minnesota Health Care Plans (MHCP) such as MA, South Country Health Alliance, Blue Plus, UCare, or uninsured.
Your child will receive preventive dental care by a Collaborative Registered Dental Hygienist including:
- Basic Dental Screening: assess for broken enamel on teeth, detect infections in gum tissues, check for oral cancer, and inspect for the proper development of teeth
- Dental cleaning: removal of oral plaque, tarter, stains, and bacteria that cause cavities and oral infections
- Fluoride varnish application: strengthen the enamel of teeth to prevent cavities
- Sealants: protect the chewing surfaces of teeth by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food to prevent cavities
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Nutritional Counseling regarding oral health
- Take home toothbrush
- Take home toothpaste
- Take home floss
- Take home mouth rinse
- Referrals as needed for follow up dental treatment
What's going on this week at TEAM?
AIMSweb Fall Benchmark Testing continues all week
All School Morning Meeting
Let's Smile Dental Clinic
4:15 School Board
School Start & End Times
Please 7:00 AM - Extended Day open for families that qualify
(must show ALL adults in the home are working and cannot pick up)
7:40 AM - Doors open for all students
Students must wait outside until 7:40 if they are not approved for AM Extended Day
8:00 AM - School starts!
3:00 PM - School dismissal
Students must be picked up by 3 if they are not staying for after school or extended day programs
3:00-4:00 PM - After School Program available to all families
Students are dismissed at 4:00 PM - please wait outside for your child
4:00-5:00 PM - Extended Day open for families that qualify
(must show ALL adults in the home are working and cannot pick up)
Upcoming dates to remember
September 12-23 - AIMSweb Benchmark Testing
September 20 - Let's Smile Dental Clinic at TEAM
September 26-October 7 - Book Blast!
October 3 - No School - Teacher In-Service
October 10 - Picture Day
October 12 - Walk to School Day
October 18 - Author Visit
October 19-21 - No School
October 31 - Halloween Party 3-4 PM
What's for lunch this week?
Monday - Pancakes, sausage patty, tri taters, carrots & dip, and frozen fruit cup/fruit
Tuesday - Corn Dogs, chips, baked beans, coleslaw, and fruit
Wednesday - Popcorn chicken, tater tots, carrots, and fruit
Thursday - Cheesy garlic bread w/pizza sauce, lettuce salad, cucumbers, and fruit
Friday - Shrimp poppers, macaroni and cheese, red bell peppers, corn and fruit
COVID Test Kits
We have test kits available. Please let the main office know and we can send it home with your child.
After School Program
Our After School Program is a great opportunity for your child to get extra help in reading, math, and work on social skills with their friends. We offer the program from 3-4 PM on days school is in session. All students who stay will also get a snack. Students will be dismissed at 4:00 - please wait outside and they will come out to you. This program is open to ALL TEAM students. Just let your child's teacher know if they will be staying.
We still have 21-22 yearbooks available. They are $15 each and you can pay by cash, check, or credit card. We have less than 20 left! 22-23 yearbooks can also be ordered now. They will come in May.
We do go outside everyday as long as it is not raining and the windchill is above zero. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothes for recess.
Extended day will start on the first day of school. Our doors open at 7:40 AM. If you drop off before that and your child does not qualify for Extended Day, they will need to wait outside until the bell rings at 7:40 AM.
If your family uses our 4-5 PM extended day, your child needs to leave when you come to pick them up. You also need to pick them up as soon as you are done with work. This is a free service and if families are abusing the program we will need to discontinue it.
Join our TEAM Academy School Board
We are looking for a parent to join our TEAM Academy School Board. Our board is made up of teachers, a parent, and a community member. We meet once a month on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:15. Our meetings are usually only 30 minutes long. Current board members are Janel Schmidt, Chris Hering, Polly Christensen, Denise Gilbertson, Jenni Brittain, and Jed Kalbow. Contact Mrs. Courtney if you are interested in joining our school board - firstname.lastname@example.org
No Outside Breakfast Food or Drinks
No outside food is allowed for breakfast. If your child has a shake, Mc Donald's breakfast, etc. please have them eat/drink it before they enter the building. Students are only allowed to have water in the classroom.
Clean up your voicemailbox
Please make sure your voicemailbox is not full. There are times we need to get ahold of parents and are unable to leave a voicemail.
If your child is bringing a cold lunch from home and they want a milk, they will need to bring $0.50. You can send more money and we can deposit in their lunch account.
THE AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES
As we start the school year, it is important that our students have access to learning resources and technology that they need to accomplish their academic goals. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a funding program to help eligible families with the cost of Internet access to the home in the form of a benefit program called The Affordable Connectivity Program.
This program is designed to ensure households can afford the level of Internet access they need for work, school, healthcare, and other essential services. The program provides a discount of up to $30 per month towards Internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if the family provides between $10 and $50 towards the purchase price.
Households that are eligible for this program must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if a member of the household meets one of several additional criteria.
If you have a need for assistance with the cost of Internet access to your home, this program can help. More information is available at https://www.fcc.gov/acp.
Enrolling is easy and can be done either online or by US Mail. If you have any questions, please call the Affordable Connectivity Program Help Line at (877) 384-2575 for assistance.
New Student Drop Off Zone
Log into the Infinite Campus app or Website the click on the three lines in the top left corner
All students have the Snow Day BINGO Boards in their binders. Extra copies can be printed off our website. If students have questions during eLearning Day, they can contact their teacher by phone call, text, or via email. Students will have one week to complete their Snow Day BINGO Board for an eLearning day. Students will be absent for that day if work is received by the teacher. This is a regular absence, but not unexcused.
Updating Contact Information
Please be sure to notify the office of any change in address, phone number, change of work place, marital status, family members or emergency phone numbers. Notification of these changes as they occur are greatly appreciated.
You can also log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to update your contact information.
If you have any questions about your child riding a school bus, please call:
Palmer Bus Company - 507-833-1150
Lenz Bus Company - 507-835-5104
Location: 220 17th Avenue Northeast, Waseca, MN, USA