EAGLE NEWS

May 2022

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* Bold items are events that parents, grandparents and community members are invited to attend.


*If events change, we will update this newsletter. The most updated version will always be available on our website or if you click on the newsletter in your email it will bring you to the most updated version.

May 3-4 - Second Grade classes take turns touring Designs by Tes

May 4 - School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 5 - Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast by HS Foods Class (see below)

May 5 - 6 p.m. Third Grade Music Concert (see below)

May 5 - 6:30 p.m. Fourth Grade Music Concert (see below)

May 5 - 7 p.m. 5/6 Band Concert (see below)

May 6 - School Lunch Hero Day

May 6 - 8:45-10:30 a.m. Elementary School Movie & Popcorn for RIPL Ben Rudrud Reward

May 6 - Senior Scholarship Ceremony and Junior NHS Ceremony at 1 p.m. (see below)

May 6 - Kindergarten Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m.

May 9 - Young Writers Conference for select students in grades 3-7

May 9 - JH/SH Band Concert 7:30 p.m.

May 10 - 5th Grade to Walker Lake Fish Hatchery (see below)

May 10 - Kindergarten Field Trip to The Farm (see below)

May 11 - Track & Field Day for Grades 1-6 at the track/football field (see below)

May 12 - Track & Field Day for Kindergarten from 1-3 on the elementary playground (or inside if raining) (see below)

May 12 - Third Grade Field Trip to Itasca State Park (see below)

May 13 - First Grade Field Trip to Brainerd Zoo (rain day set for May 24)

May 16- Princess Kay visits kindergarten classrooms

May 16 - JH/SH Choir Concert 7:30 p.m. (see below)

May 17 - Class of 2022 Senior Portrait at 1 p.m. (see below)

May 17 - 6th Grade DARE Field Trip in the morning; DARE Graduation at 1:30 in the Activity Center (see below)

May 17 - Pre-Kindergarten Graduation at 5:30 p.m. (see below)

May 18 - Speech Pathologist Appreciation Day

May 18 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Glendalough State Park (see below)

May 19 - Class of 2022 Senior Breakfast in the Kindergarten Room 7:45-8:30 a.m. (see below)

May 19 - Second Grade Field Trip to Bonanzaville (see below)

May 19 - Kindergarten Gymnastics Field Trip (see below)

May 19 - 5/6 Music Concert 6 p.m. (see below)

May 20 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Recycling Center & Rollerskating (see below)

May 20 - Project 56 Community Day at Finn Creek Museum (see below)

May 23 - School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in HS Media Center

May 25 - Elementary Spelling Bee at 8:45 a.m. (see below)

May 26 - Last Day of School for the Class of 2022!! (see below)

May 27 - Last Day of School (school out at 1 p.m.) (see below)

May 27 - All School Bingo sponsored by NYM Community Supporting Classrooms

May 27 - DJ and Dance on the Playground during recess for Elementary students

May 27 - NYM High School Graduation 7:30 p.m. (see below)

May 30 - Memorial Day (NYM VFW Program at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium)

June 27 - School Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m. (Summer start time)

July 25 - School Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m. (Summer start time)

Aug 22 - School Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m. (Summer start time)

Click Button below for NYM School Sports Calendar

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May 5 - Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Thanks to grant funding from Thrivent, the New York Mills High School Foods Class will make breakfast for the NYM Bus Drivers. NY Mills bus drivers are invited to Trina Saewert's classroom starting at 8:30 a.m.
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May 5 - Grade 3 Concert at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, May 5, the New York Mills Elementary School will host three concerts. Third grade will perform at 6 p.m.; fourth grade at 6:30 p.m.; and the fifth & sixth grade band will perform at 7 p.m.


This spring, each grade will have their own concert start time, even if it is on the same night as other grades. The idea behind the different start times is to allow ample seating in the auditorium. Students should be dropped off at their classrooms 15 minutes prior to the start of the concert, and picked up from the classrooms immidiately following the concert. All concerts are held in the James Mann Auditorium.

May 5 - Grade 4 Concert at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 5, the New York Mills Elementary School will host three concerts. Third grade will perform at 6 p.m.; fourth grade at 6:30 p.m.; and the fifth & sixth grade band will perform at 7 p.m.


This spring, each grade will have their own concert start time, even if it is on the same night as other grades. The idea behind the different start times is to allow ample seating in the auditorium. Students should be dropped off at their classrooms 15 minutes prior to the start of the concert, and picked up from the classrooms immidiately following the concert. All concerts are held in the James Mann Auditorium.

May 5 - Grade 5/6 Band Concert at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, May 5, the New York Mills Elementary School will host three concerts. Third grade will perform at 6 p.m.; fourth grade at 6:30 p.m.; and the fifth & sixth grade band will perform at 7 p.m.


This spring, each grade will have their own concert start time, even if it is on the same night as other grades. The idea behind the different start times is to allow ample seating in the auditorium. Students should be dropped off at their classrooms 15 minutes prior to the start of the concert, and picked up from the classrooms immidiately following the concert. All concerts are held in the James Mann Auditorium.

May 6 - Class of 2022 Scholarship Ceremony & Junior NHS Ceremony at 1 p.m.

The New York Mills School and area community scholarship sponsors will be awarding scholarships during a special ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 6 in the auditorium. Families of the Class of 2022 are welcome to attend and share in your child’s achievements. The ceremony will also include the NYM High School tradition of department awards, in which an outstanding student is recognized by each department in the high school. The event will start with the formal recognition of the Junior National Honor Society members. Parents of Junior NHS members are also invited to attend this event.

May 6 - Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m.

The NY Mills kindergarteners will host one special woman guest for Muffins with Wonderful Women at 2 p.m on Friday, May 6. The event will include a muffin snack and special activities.

May 9 - JH/SH Band Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Concert to be held on Monday, May 9 in the James Mann Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m.

May 10 - Fifth Grade To Walker Lake Fish Hatchery

Field Trip! New York Mills 5th Graders will tour Walker Lake Fish Hatchery during the school day on Tuesday, May 10.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 10 - Kindergarten Field Trip to The Farm

Field Trip! New York Mills Kindergarten students will tour the Mursu Dairy Farm in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 10. Tom, Tammy, Jeremy & Vanessa Mursu have an exciting day planned for the kindergarten students, including checking out the robotic milking system, learning about a variety of farm animals and making a feed mixture for the cows. This field trip will take place rain or shine, so please send students dressed accordingly.


They will arrive back at the school before the end of the school day.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 11 - Grade 1-6 Track & Field Day!

Wednesday, May 11 - Track & Field Day at the NYM Football Field/Track


Grades 4-6 will be in the morning from 8:45-11:15 a.m.

Grades 1-3 will be in the afternoon from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

May 12 - Kindergarten Track & Field Day

Thursday, May 12 - Kindergarten Track & Field at the NYM Elementary Playground from 1-3 p.m. (or in the gym if raining)

May 12 - Third Grade Field Trip to Itasca State Park

Third graders will visit Itasca State Park during the school day on Thursday, May 12. This trip takes place no matter what the weather, so please dress accordingly.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 13 - First Grade Field Trip to the Zoo

Field Trip! First Graders will visit Brainerd Zoo during the school day on Friday, May 13. In the event of inclement weather, a make-up date has been set up for Tuesday, May 24.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 16 - JH/SH Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Concert to be held on Monday, May 16 in the James Mann Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m.

May 17 - Class of 2022 Senior Portrait at 1 p.m.

Seniors will be able to pick up their caps, gowns and tassels the week of May 9th. Rental is $15.00 and can be paid in the District Office. Caulfield Studio will be here on Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium for the senior class portrait. Seniors interested in having individual photos can pick up a picture packet at the HS office counter to have completed by 1:00 on May 17th.

May 17 - DARE Graduation at 1:30 p.m.

The New York Mills sixth grade class will graduate from the DARE program during a ceremony in the Activity Center starting at 1:30 p.m. Parents and grandparents of sixth graders are invited to attend. The sixth grade class will go on their DARE Field Trip in the morning to the Otter Tail County Operation Center in Ottertail, MN.


Please note the location of the graduation ceremony.

May 17 - Pre-Kindergarten Graduation at 5:30 p.m.

The NY Mills Pre-Kindergarten class will graduate in a special ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. in the James Mann Auditorium. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for seating and pre-kindergarten line-up will start at 5:15 p.m.

May 18 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Glendalough

Field Trip! New York Mills Fourth Graders will spend the day fishing, hiking and biking during their field trip to Glendalough State Park on Wednesday, May 18.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 19 - Class of 2022 Senior Breakfast at 7:45 a.m.

Per NY Mills tradition, the members of the Class of 2022 are invited to join the kindergarten teachers for a walk down memory lane on Thursday, May 19 from 7:45-8:30 a.m. for the Senior Breakfast. Donuts and juice will be served in Bridget Weller's Kindergarten Classroom. Seniors are invited to stop by to look through (and keep) the photos and a variety of work that they did while in kindergarten. All seniors are welcome, even those that did not attend the NY Mills Kindergarten program.

May 19 - Second Grade Field Trip to Bonanzaville

Field Trip! New York Mills Second Graders will spend the day exploring Bonanzaville on Thursday, May 19. This trip will take place rain or shine, so students should dress accordingly.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 19 - Kindergarten Gymnastics Field Trip

Field Trip! New York Mills Kindergarten will visit the Perham Area Gymnastics facility on Thursday, May 19. Midmorning, students will be bussed to the Perham facility where they will learn how to use gymnastics equipment safely. Students will be able to enjoy the gymnastics equipment for most of the morning. The field trip will end with a picnic lunch (with sack lunches provided by the school kitchen), before going back to school for their normal end of the day schedule.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 19 - Grades 5/6 Music Concert at 6 p.m.

The final concert this spring will feature the NY Mills fifth and sixth grade choir. They have been working hard on a musical that they will perform on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the James Mann Auditorium. Students can meet in classrooms 15 minutes prior to the start of the concert.

May 20 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Recycling Center & Rollerskating

Field Trip! New York Mills Fourth Graders will visit the Otter Tail County Recycling Center in the morning and enjoy rollerskating as a class in the afternoon.


NY Mills Elementary School tries to schedule a variety of field trips for our students. We know that students enjoy the learning experiences that they get outside of the classroom. Field trips foster class bonding, cooperation and create memorable shared experiences. They are a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and learn something new in the process!

May 20 - Fifth & Sixth Grade Community Project

As part of a community outreach project, the New York Mills fifth and sixth grade students will spend Friday, May 20 helping at the Finn Creek Museum. Students and teachers will work in small groups to complete various tasks in an effort to help prepare the museum grounds for the summer season. Students should dress accordingly. The NYM School Kitchen will prepare sack lunches for students, though students may bring lunches from home.

May 25 - Elementary Spelling Bee 8:45 a.m.

On Wednesday, May 25 at 8:45 a.m., NYM Elementary students will meet in the auditorium for the final assembly of the year, which will include the Spelling Bee and end of year video. Parents of spelling bee participants will be notified and invited to attend.

May 26 - NY Mills High School Senior's Last Day

The final day of school for the Class of 2022. The day will include a graduation commencement practice and the traditional senior walk through--where students and staff line the hallways to say farewell to the Class of 2022!

May 27 - Last Day of School

  • All School Bingo sponsored by the Community Supporting Classrooms
  • DJ on the Playground for Elementary Recess
  • School out at 1 p.m.

May 27 at 7:30 p.m. - Graduation

New York Mills High School Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center. Doors will be open at 7:00 p.m. for seating.
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Please Return School Books this Month!

Parents/Guardians: Please be on the look-out for any books at home that are labled American Reading Company, which is our school reading program. It would be greatly appreciated if all books were returned by the end of the school year. Thank you.

Want to purchase the NYM Student Built House?

Follow this link for the bid packet:

https://content.myconnectsuite.com/api/documents/e720d54a920949c78d1e58e7948e9f88


The bidding process is open, even as the Building Trades class continues to finalize various interior and exterior projects. See pictures below:

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Need Books for the Summer?

Shop the ongoing NYM Used Book Sale at the NY Mills Library.
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Wondering about Next School Year?

The NYM School Board approved the calendar for the 2022-2023 School Year. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6, 2022! Click the link below for the full one-page calendar.
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Summer Childcare Available at the School

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Summer Recreation Activities

New York Mills School District will be having Summer Recreation again this year. In the next week, the summer rec brochure will be sent home with your children and posted on our website. Please note that the deadline to register your children in Summer Recreation activities will be Friday, May 20. The Summer Recreation Coordinator is Alicia Page. The Summer Rec Facebook Link is https://www.facebook.com/nympssummerrec

Thanks to All of Our Amazing Adopt-A-Class Participants this year!

Thank you to the following businesses for volunteering to partner with our amazing students at New York Mills Elementary School!


Farmer’s Daughter Rustic Bakery Pre-K

Mills Country Market Pre-K

Magnifi Financial Kindergarten

NYM Public Library… 1st Grade

Designs By Tes… 2nd Grade

Centennial Reality… 2nd Grade

Farmers & Merchants State Bank… 3rd Grade

Mills Locker Plant… 4th Grade

Lake Country Home Care 5th Grade

Lumber Depot… 6th Grade


Students shared their art with businesses throughout the school year and also enjoyed many experiences:



  • Sixth Graders enjoyed their 3-D House Competition, which was sponsored by Lumber Depot.

  • Fifth Graders made holiday cards for their adoptee

  • Most of the business partners offered tours throughout the school year.

  • Centennial Reality brought in cookies and sweet toppings for their 2nd grade friends

  • Second Graders also learned about flowers, thanks to their Designs by Tes partnership

  • Most of the businesses popped by throughout the year to read to students

  • Third grade enjoyed a sleigh ride, courtesy of Farmers & Merchants

  • Pre-K enjoyed a visit with Santa, when they visited Farmer’s Daughter Rustic Bakery

  • Magnifi Financial gifted the kindergarten kids with colored pencils and collected artwork from the kdg classes to display at the nursing home.

  • Plus, many business partners gave their time and volunteered in the classrooms for projects that needed an extra hand.

NYM Elementary Student of the Month

April Student of Month

NYM HS Third Quarter Star Students

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From the Athletic Department

Spring sports are starting and we are happy to see the tremendous numbers out for one of our spring sports programs. Trapshooting, Track & Field, Softball, and Baseball started having games! In the spring, many last minute changes happen during our spring sports season. We try very hard to alert the community about these last minute changes. We post changes in the high school bulletin, on NYM Facebook page and on the Park Region Calendar. You can also ask your child about game switches or email your coaches. As always, if you have a sports related question please feel free to contact me at mradniecki@nymills.k12.mn.us

FROM THE NURSE'S 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.

  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea - Students can return when has had no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.

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