April Parent Newsletter
Manvel Public School 2021
Message from the Principal
Dear Mustang Families,
April is here and that means the 2020-2021 school term is nearing the end. A big thank you to all the parents, students, and staff for another successful school year, even in the midst of a CrAzY COVID pandemic! We will again be having a fun "countdown to summer" with the letters of the alphabet starting in mid-April. See flyer below.
We are administering the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) for grades 3-8 this week. This computerized assessment is mandated by the ND Department of Public Instruction for all public schools in North Dakota each spring. It tests the areas of Math, English/Language Arts, and Science. Our teachers have worked hard on preparing our students for the rigor and validity of academic success with this test. Thanks for making sure your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, and brings a water bottle for hydration ~ all important aspects of healthy learning.
As we approach spring and having nice weather, please keep in mind we will have more children walking to and from school. Please abide by the traffic flow and laws for student drop-off and student-pickup. The attention to these details is for the safety of our children that attend Manvel Public School.
We also want to thank our parents that ZOOM'ed in for their child’s Parent-Teacher Conferences in March. These conferences gave the teachers and parents an opportunity to work alongside one another as partners to help children grow academically and socially. This was truly an opportunity to celebrate successes!
We have missed having parents and families in the building this year! We are going to try and have a Band Concert for 6, 7, & 8th-grade band students on Monday, May 3rd. Please see the flyer for safety protocols and times below.
We will be celebrating 8th-grade graduation at the Jason Stadstad Arena this year due to social distancing rules/guidelines on Wednesday evening, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. Each graduate will be given six tickets for family seating at the ceremony. More details about this special night will be shared in early May with all 8th-grade parents. Congratulations to our upcoming graduates.
As always, we value your input and invite you to share with us any ideas you may have to help our school continue to grow and move forward! If you haven't had a chance to fill out our short parent survey about our CrAzY COVID school year, please click on the link below.
Have a healthy and happy Easter!
Mrs. Hiltner, Principal
Manvel Public School
Office (701) 696-2212
Upcoming Events ~ Save the Date!
Friday, April 2nd ~ No School ~ Good Friday
Monday, April 5th ~ No School ~ Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 6th ~ Librarian Appreciation Day ~ Special thanks to Mrs. Davis!
Wednesday, April 7th ~ 1 Hour Late Start
Monday, April 12th ~ April School Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m. (5th grade presenting)
Tuesday, April 20th ~ Safe Kids Bike Safety Presentation for 3rd grade @ 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21st ~ LAST I Hour Late Start of the year
Friday, April 30th ~ School Lunch Hero Day (Special thanks to Vicki Lofthus & Mary Ellen Balek)
Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th ~ Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 6th ~ Kindergarten Round-Up @ 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 7th ~ 4th Grade to Bonanzaville in Fargo
Wednesday, May 12th ~ Sumo Bot Wars @ 2:30-3:30 with Mr. G
Thursday, May 13th ~ PreSchool Round-Up @ 10 a.m.
Friday, May 14th ~ 5th Grade Field Trip to Turtle River State Park
Wednesday, May 19th ~ 8th Grade Graduation @ 7:30 p.m. at the Jason Stadstad Arena (more information to come)
Thursday, May 20th ~ Last Day of School for the year!
We had a few Mystery Readers in Preschool and Kindergarten. Special thanks to those who came to read during Reading Month!
Middle School On-A-Roll Awards for 3rd Quarter
Counseling NEWS from Mrs. Ketterl, MPS School Counselor ~ click link below
The Mission of the Manvel Public School is to Empower Every Student, Every DayOur Vision: Inspiring 21st Century Learners to Influence 22nd Century Successes