AFSA K-12 Family Update

December 16, 2022

AFSA K-12 Families,

AFSA Presents A Year with Frog and Toad! We hope you can join us for this fun family show! Online ticket sales for tonight's opening show is now closed. However, their are a limited number of tickets left that can be purchased at the door. See below for details!

Seniors - the last day to order your cap and gown and get your photos in for the yearbook is TODAY - December 16th at midnight! See below for details.

A reminder that December 22 is Healthy Lifestyles Day and Early Release (students released at 12:40 pm).

Save the date! January 26, 2023 is Tri 2 Conferences. Please watch for sign up information after winter break.


Included in this week's newsletter:

  • A Year with Frog and Toad Tickets
  • AFSA K-8 Food Drive
  • AFSA K-8 is hosting a Winter Carnival
  • Culver's Fundraising Night
  • AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe
  • AFSA Eagles Basketball - Congratulations!
  • Science Fair Judges Wanted!
  • Donors Choose Projects
  • Health and Safety Strategies from the CDC
  • AFSA K-12 Yearbook Ordering Information - Updated
  • A+ Driving School - Take Drivers Education over winter break!
  • AFSA Eagles Gear
  • AFSA Class of 2023 - DEADLINES IS TODAY
  • Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors
  • Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring
  • AFSA K-12 Family Directory 2022-2023
  • Lunch menu - December
  • Calendar of Events

A Year with Frog and Toad Ticket Information

ONLY 3 shows left! AFSA High School presents A Year With Frog and Toad! Order your tickets today!

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

Performance Dates:

  • December 16 - 7:00 p.m. online sales for this show are closed - limited tickets are available to purchase at the door starting tonight Dec. 16th at 6:30 p.m.

  • December 17 - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets online until 10:00 a.m. Dec. 17th then any remaining tickets will be available at the door cash or check only.

To purchase tickets on line please click here.

All shows are performed at AFSA High School (100 Vadnais Blvd. Vadnais Heights, MN 55127)

If you have any questions please contact

December Food Drive AFSA K-8!

December Food Drive at AFSA K-8! We are collecting non-perishable food items such as cereals or boxed snacks until December 21st. Food and donations will go to families right here at AFSA and to the Vadnais Heights Emergency Food Pantry. Donations may be dropped off at either the K-8 or High School buildings before December 21st. Thank you for your support!

AFSA K-8 is hosting a Winter Carnival

The AFSA K-8 is hosting a Winter Carnival on January 28th and an online Silent Auction which will be live for approximately 1 week prior to the carnival.

We are currently seeking donations for our silent auction. If you, or someone you know, is willing to donate something for the silent auction, please fill out the google form and one of our Winter Carnival Committee members will get back to you! Donations could range from a few dollars to help us put together a great gift basket, donations from businesses that you own or have an inside connection with, a donated weekend at your family cabin, or even a great gift basket that you want to sponsor yourself!

Once we have all of our donations compiled, we will send out the link for the online Silent Auction so that you can see what awesome things we have and start bidding on something great for yourself! The best part is that you can share the link with friends and family across the world and they too can bid on some great items to support AFSA K-8. Funds will be used to help cover the expense of field trips and exploratory learning, which is a huge part of what makes AFSA such an amazing place to learn and grow.

Thank you so much for your time, attention and dedication to making AFSA great!

Link to donate to the silent auction

Shelbi Pool
Director of Student Success K-8

Culver's Night

Join us on December 20th Culver's Fundraising Night! Proceeds goes to help support our students who are involved with Model United Nations.

Go out to eat and support AFSA K-12 at the same time! Join us at the Culver's in Little Canada (2880 Rice Street) from 5-7 p.m. on the following dates:

  • December 20, 2022 (proceeds support MUN)
  • January 17,2023
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 16, 2023

AFSA receives 10% of the food sales from 5-7 p.m. for each of the nights. Some months the money earned will go to support a specific club at AFSA K-12.

Thank you for your support!

AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe

Join us for our next AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe (2008 Co Rd E East, White Bear Lake) Monday, February 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. There will be all sorts of gaming fun and giveaways!

This is a great opportunity to meet other AFSA families! We will have students and staff leading games and teaching games.

AFSA Eagles Basketball - Congratulations!

Congratulations to the AFSA Boys Basketball team on their 50-49 win against Hmong College Prep Academy. Go Eagles! Cheer on the team at their next game!

Jan. 5, 2023 - AFSA Eagles vs. Lakes International Language Academy 4:30 p.m. Game will be played at 1515 Brewster St, St Paul, MN, 55101.

Science Fair Judges Wanted!

Science Fair Judges Wanted! You are invited to participate in the 22nd annual AFSA Science Fair!

All students at AFSA are required to complete a science fair project each year that they attend. We count on our friends, partners and supporters to help us run this event.

We are looking for people to volunteer to be Science Fair Judges. We are holding two science fair events, February 2 & 16, 2023. Each student project is typically judged by three judges. We anticipate about 110-130 projects for each session, which is a need of about 40 judges for each session. Volunteer for one or both sessions.

If you are interested in being a Science Fair Judge for 2023 please click here to fill out the volunteer form.

Please contact Liz Burkwald with any questions. or 651-209-3922

Donors Choose Projects

Donors Choose:

To make a donation to any of the projects below just click on the link:

  • What We Hunger for: Books for Ag and Foods Classes: Ms. Leiding is looking for a classroom set of "What We Hunger For" to be used in Food Science, Food Production and Introduction to Agriculture courses. Click here to make a donation!

        Thank you for supporting AFSA K-12!

        Health and Safety Strategies from the CDC

        As the holiday season approaches it is important to consider how to protect our staff and students from COVID-19. The CDC has Strategies for a Healthy and Safe Holiday Season to reduce the spread of the virus and protect our community. We will continue to be able to access rapid COVID-19 tests for students and staff to take at-home. Please contact the front office if you need one sent home.

        AFSA K-12 Yearbook Ordering Information

        High School Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $30 now until January 20, 2023 after that date the cost goes up to $40 with the last day to purchase March 1, 2023. To purchase a high school yearbook click here.

        K-8 Yearbook: AFSA K-8 yearbook are on sale now! Yearbooks are $15.00. To place an order for the K-8 please click here. The last day to order is April 1, 2023.

        A+ Driving School - Take Drivers Education over winter break!

        DRIVER’S EDUCATION (Students who are 14 years of age and older). This 30-hour program will be conducted by a certified instructor from the A+ Driving School and will fulfill the state driver’s education requirement. The course will address the “how to” and “whys” of safe driving. The format of the class will be lecture and active discussion. After completion of the program, students will be able to set up and participate in behind the wheel sessions to meet the six hour state requirement.

        Classes will meet VIRTUALLY through ZOOM Teleconferencing! All registration can be done through:

        Need to miss a few classes--NO PROBLEM. Easy Make-Up classes!

        We offer classes all year long with multiple time offerings each day. Take class from ANYWHERE through teleconferencing!



        WINTER BREAK CLASS Dec. 22,23,24, 26,27,28,29,30,31, Jan. 1

        Class Times: 930-1230 and 1245-345pm DEC 22nd ONLY 3-6, 4-7, 615-915pm

        Any questions please contact A+ Driving. This program is not affiliated with AFSA K-12.

        AFSA Eagles Gear

        Eagles Gear:

        Check out our athletics apparel store with BSN sports! Check out the store here! Please contact Mr. Moeller if you have any questions or concerns with the team store.

        Thanks for your support!

        AFSA Class of 2023 - DEADLINE TODAY

        Seniors - the last day to order your cap and gown and get your photos in for the yearbook is TODAY - December 16th at midnight!

        Gown/Cap/Tassel: The cost will be $25.00 per student and families can purchase either through the school website via SchoolPay or with cash/check in the front office. Deadline for ordering is December 16, 2022.

        Yearbook/Senior Pictures: We want to ensure that the yearbook is special for our senior class. Therefore, we need the following from each of you by December 16th, 2022:

        1. Baby Picture
        2. Senior Picture (300 dpi and approx 5X7 size)
        3. Parent/guardian message of congratulations and encouragement

        To submit your senior photos and message, please click here. If you have any problems uploading the items you can email them to Please contact Ms. Forliti or Ms. Vorwald with any questions.

        Graduation will be held on Friday, June 2, at Bethel University in Arden Hills. Directions and other information will be sent home later in the school year.

        Have any questions about graduation?

        Please contact: Jessica Ferraro and Mandy Olson

        Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

        Minnesota FFA Foundation presents the James W. Tracy Scholarship! The scholarship is $2000. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023. For more details and to apply please click here.

        Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring

        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 substitute teachers for grades K-12, all subjects. Must hold or be eligible for an MN teaching license. On call as needed.
        • We are also hiring Educational Assistants.
        • We are looking for bus drivers and van drivers.

        For more information click here. Please contact Becky Meyer if you are interested or have any questions.

        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. Updates will be emailed out monthly throughout the school year.

        Questions? Please contact

        December 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.

        Big picture

        Calendar of Events

        December 20 - AFSA K-12 Culver's Fundraising Night

        December 22 - Healthy Lifestyles Day and Early Release (students released at 12:40 pm)

        December 23- January 6 - Winter Break

        January 9, 2023 - School Resumes

        January 26, 2023 - Tri 2 Conferences (watch for sign up information after break)

        January 27, 2023 - NO SCHOOL

        Click Here to go to the School Calendar for more details. A PDF of the calendar is attached to this newsletter as well.

        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