Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary

Summer 2022

The mission of Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

“Students achieving skills for a lifetime of learning”

School Improvement Goals

All students will demonstrate growth in the reading process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the writing process.

All students will demonstrate growth in the math process.


Dear Parents:

Happy first few days of summer! We hope you are enjoying the laughter and joy that this time of year brings!! We want to thank you for all the energy and time you have put into our HMR Spartans this year! We have many changes happening over the summer months, and we will do our best to keep you up to date on the changes in settings and staff.

We ask that you ensure that your child (ren) please read over the summer. Playing games that teach strategies and skills like taking turns and following multiple step directions are also a great way for our students to come back better citizens. 😊 As for developing Math skills; a deck of playing cards is a great way for our students to sequence numbers, add, subtract, multiply, and divide to further develop and build foundational skills in Math. Behaviorally, please give your child(ren) some responsibility this summer such as chores or logging their math and reading minutes. Also, talking to your child(ren) about being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe will help our Spartan Scholars become more independent and school ready this Fall.

We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the staff, students, and families of HMR for making this a great year. We look forward to working with all of you again soon and honestly can not say enough about the adults that work with our HMR Spartans every day! They are dedicated and knowledgeable individuals who come together every day in order for our students to achieve their potential. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication this year!
We are looking forward to our journey together next Fall!

Sunshine and Laughter,

Mrs. Ostrom

Mrs. Shultis


A Special Thank You!

We would like to especially thank the following staff for your years of commitment to our HMR students, staff, and families. These difference makers have retired or have moved on to other career choices and will no longer be with us next year. We wish all of you the best of luck in your new beginnings and want you to know it truly has been an honor to be part of your journeys:

Linda Sorby, Krista Brustad, Janet Nysetvold, Tracy Gunkelman, Jill Larson, Vicki Fiechtner, Bill Anderson, Amy Tweet, Jay Erickson, Tim Deyle, Kayla Kuhlman, Claire Brntson, Wanda Reisenauer

Take Care and Enjoy Your Summer!!

Read, Read, Read

Summer Reading

Research Shows:

• Students who read over the summer do better in school in the fall.

• Students who do not read over the summer demonstrate academic loss in fall.

• 8 out of 10 studies indicate students who read for fun outperformed those who did not read during the summer.

• Students read more when they can choose their own books.

• Reading 5 books over the summer can prevent academic loss.

• Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who do not read over the summer are two years behind other children.

5th Grade

Way to GO 5th Grade!

Enjoy your summer and your next chapter as you begin Middle School at Ben Franklin next year! We enjoyed being part of your elementary career and wish you the best of everything in the years to come! Remember, you have many adults here who have invested their time and energy into your education and if you need anything, your HMR home is always open to you!



One of the most effective ways to increase student achievement is to have healthy parent involvement. Our PTA would like to invite you to participate with us in helping every child at HMR to reach their potential. By having strong community support, student behavior decreases, the culture and climate of our school buildings becomes more positive, and students become even more socially and emotionally healthy.

We encourage you to please join our PTA so we can give our students that community wide support they need to thrive in our schools. We need ideas on how to increase parental involvement within our PTA. There are several Board positions open, and we would appreciate them being filled next Fall. If you have any ideas or would like to share thoughts about meeting dates and times so more of you can come to the meetings, please e-mail me and I will share your thoughts with our PTA president Lucy Olson. Thank you in advance for considering making our PTA stronger for our students!

Leandra Ostrom ostroml@fargo.k12.nd.us

Back to School

Teacher Assignments

Teacher assignments will be available on back-to-school night.

Back to school night is Tuesday, August 23rd from 5:00-6:30 at Horace Man and 6:00-7:30 at Roosevelt. The first day of school is Thursday, August 25th.

Nutrition Services

Free School Meals Expiring June 2022

A waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enabled schools across the nation, including Fargo Public Schools, to provide all students free meals since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted K–12 education in March of 2020. The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021–2022 school year.

What does this mean for families? In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting July 1, 2022. Applications will be available on the Nutrition Services Department website after that date and will be shared at the start of the 2022-23 school year with families. You MUST fill out the application in order to receive free or reduced-price lunches.

2022-2023 Calendar



Tuesday 23 Back to School Night

Thursday 25 FIRST DAY of school


Monday 5 No School/No Students: Labor Day Holiday


Th/M 13 & 17 Parent / Teacher Conferences

Thursday 20 No School/No Students: NDCEL Conference

Friday 21 No School/No Students: NDCEL Conference

Friday 28 End of 1st Quarter


Friday 11 No School/No Students: Veteran’s Day Holiday

Friday 18 End of Elementary 1st Trimester Progress Marking Period

Wednesday 23 No School/No Students: Staff Professional Development

Th/F 24-25 No School/No Students: Thanksgiving Holiday Break


Friday 23 Winter Vacation Break Begins



Friday 13 End of 2nd Quarter

Monday 16 No School/No Students: Staff Professional Development


Friday 17 No School/No Students

Monday 20 No School/No Students: Staff Professional Development

Tuesday 28 End of Elementary 2nd Trimester Progress Marking Period


Th/M 2 & 6 Parent / Teacher Conferences

Mon-Fri 13-17 No School/No Students: Spring Break

Tuesday 28 End of 3rd Quarter


Friday 7 No School/No Students: Vacation Day

Monday 10 Storm Make-up Day #1, if needed. Otherwise, No School/No Students: Vacation Day


Friday 26 Storm Make-up Day #2, if needed. Otherwise, No School/No Students: Vacation Day Monday 29 No School/No Students: Memorial Day


Thursday 1 LAST DAY of School

Friday 2 Graduation: Dakota

Sunday 4 Graduation: Davies, North, and South

Horace Mann/Roosevelt Elementary School

Leandra Ostrom, Principal

Jackie Shultis, Assistant Principal