Lake Agassiz Elementary School
Message from Mrs. Jonasson
As we near the end of the school year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the year. It has been a year filled with growth and many achievements for our students.
We would like to thank our staff members who have worked tirelessly to ensure the best year possible for our students. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to the success of every child have been instrumental in shaping our school's culture.
We are excited about the opportunities that the next school year will bring. Next year we will have a few new faces and a few faces will not be here. See below to say goodbye to our departing staff and welcome our incoming LA Mustangs.
In preparation for the upcoming summer break we encourage you to enjoy your quality time with your children, engage in reading, and enjoy the simple joys of your child.
We wish you all a safe, restful, and joyful summer break.
Lake Agassiz PTO Corner
Hello from your Lake Agassiz PTO!
How has another school year already gone by? This year was great for PTO! We were able to host two in-person events at the school and plan to continue those next year.
We also had two great fundraisers with the coupon books and the Butter Braids. The coupon books are always our biggest fundraiser, so we plan to do those again next year in the fall. This year we also added in the restaurant profit sharing and they helped add a little extra money to our account.
With all the hard work of our students (and parents), we were able to help fund activities for the students such as trips to the pumpkin patch, the movies, local parks, and help teachers with some activities in the classroom. We also got to give our teachers a fun surprise during Teacher Appreciation Week and will send our 5th graders off with cake for their end of year celebration.
We have several open board positions on our PTO and would love to see some new faces. If you are interested, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page - Lake Agassiz Mustangs PTO.
We hope everyone has a wonderful summer and we will see you at the Back-to-School open house!
Tuesday, May 2nd
- Referendum Informational Meeting presented by Dr. Brenner at 6:15 p.m. PTO meeting to follow. Enter through Door 10.
Thursday, May 4th
- 2nd Grade Program at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 5th
- Encore Talent Show at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10th
- Early Release - School is dismissed @ 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 11th
- Band/Chorus/Orchestra Concert @ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16th
- 5th Grade Track Meet at Cushman Field @ 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 18th
- 5th Grade Program @ 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 29th
- No School - Memorial Day
Thursday, June 1st
- Last Day of School
- Report card sent home electronically by the end of the day. If you have a question or concern regarding a grade, please reach out to your child's teacher.
Yearly Online Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year
Click here for the link to the Parent Portal.
If the Parent Portal is tedious on your phone and you don't have access to a computer you may call/text Ms. Drayah, our Student & Family Liaison at 701-317-3278 to set up a time that she can help you at the school.
Please let the office know if your student will not be returning for the 2023/2024 school year. If you have any questions, please call the office at 701-746-2275.
Notes from the Office
If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call our attendance line at 746-2277 and leave a message. Communication between home and school ensures student safety.
If you are taking your child out of school early for any reason, come to the office to sign them out. Please let your child's teacher and office know ahead of time if possible.
Just a reminder that your child is not allowed to bring food from restaurants, fast food, etc. to school for lunch due to federal guidelines.
Notes From Our School Lunch Room
2023-2024 School Supply Lists
Lake Agassiz Staff Retiring
The following staff members are retiring this year. They have been an important part of our school community for many years and will be greatly missed. We wish them all the best in their well-deserved retirement.
Lake Agassiz Staff - New Positions in the District
New Staff and Position Changes for Fall of 2023
Listed Below Are Summer Programs & Family Events In The Community
Upcoming Parenting Classes
As a parent/guardian, sometimes you may feel as though your child does not listen to you. It is important that you communicate your needs and feelings to your child in an effective way. A simple suggestion to improve communication between you and your child is to use “I” messages rather than “You” messages (which often create an oppositional situation). For example, instead of
saying, “You always leave your dirty dishes on the table. Can’t you pick up after yourself?” say, “When you leave your dishes on the table, I get frustrated because it makes extra work for me when I get home and I’m trying to make dinner.” Visit www.parentslead.org for more information
Talk with your child about friendship.
Explain to your child what it means to be a good friend and that true friends protect, look out
for one another, and have each other’s back. True friends do not ask each other to do things that
they know are wrong and will get them in trouble, or things that are harmful. Talk often to your child about who their friends are and the things they do with their friends. Encourage them to stick to their beliefs and values and look for friends who share those values.
Listening is a powerful parenting tool.
You may not always know what to say but by listening carefully, with interest, and with empathy, you send the message that you care, are emotionally available, understand and accept. Kids sometimes feel that their parents “don’t understand” or “don’t listen” which can lead to a feeling of disconnection from parents. Good listening involves reflecting back or paraphrasing what your child has said so they know that you fully heard. Responses like, “It sounds like you are pretty angry at your coach” or “From what you are saying, it sounds like you feel she isn’t being a very good friend to you. Is that right?”
For more information and resources, visit www.parentslead.org