AFSA K-12 Family Update

September 30, 2022

AFSA K-12 Families,

AFSA K-12 will be at the White Bear Animal Hospital Client Appreciation and Open House tomorrow, Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All are welcome to stop by!


Coming up October 3rd is our AFSA K-12 Family Game Night! Join us for games and giveaways at The Battleground Cafe! See below for details.


Next Saturday, October 8th is our 9th Annual Potato Hug at AFSA High School! We have over 55 student vendors (grades 7-12) plus outside vendors, a baked potato bar, art show and more! See below for some volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you there!


Thank you!


Included in this week's newsletter:

  • AFSA K-12 Conference Sign Up Information
  • Conference Day Staff Donation Request
  • Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe
  • AFSA K-12's Potato Hug Volunteers Needed
  • AFSA K-12 Potato Hug Art Showcase
  • Blue Jackets Bright Futures
  • AFSA K-12 Back to School Forms
  • Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring Bus Drivers & Daytime Custodian
  • AFSA Fall Sports Update
  • AFSA Eagles Gear
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • AFSA K-12 Family Directory 2022-2023
  • AFSA K-12 Cheer Stories
  • Lunch menu - October
  • Calendar of Events

AFSA K-12 Conference Sign Up Information

AFSA K-12 conferences are coming up October 20th. Please see below for instructions and links to sign up for conferences at the K-8 building and the High School (grades 9-12).


K-8 Conference Sign up:

AFSA K-8 conferences are Student-led. Please bring students to conferences so they can share the presentations they have prepared for you. Fall conferences focus on goal setting for the year.


Please sign up with your child's homeroom/ advisor FIRST. Then select times with other teachers that you'd like to meet with. Please only choose teachers that your child currently has classes with. Special education teachers, school counselor, and specialists are all available. If your child works with Title I teachers, please also set up a conference with Ms. Cartelli for reading or Ms. Bald for math. If your child has an IEP, please set up a conference with their case manager.



  • Grades K-2: Homeroom teachers will have the most robust information. Please choose them first.
  • Grades 3-4: Mr. Melling and Ms. Veldhuizen are hosting joint conferences. Both teachers will be present to provide comprehensive feedback. Select them first, then add Ms. Stumpner for Ag or others as needed.
  • Grades 5-6: Ms. Heider and Ms. Sarah are hosting joint conferences. Both teachers will be present to provide comprehensive feedback. Select them first, then add Mr. Smith for Theater or others as needed.
  • Grades 7-8: Select your child's Advisor first, then include other teachers as needed. Students taking Geometry at the HS can schedule through the HS link with Rasha Tan.


Click here to sign up for a conference at the K-8 building.



AFSA High School (grades 9-12) Conference Sign up:

When signing up for high school conferences with classroom teachers, you can also sign up to meet with your students’ advisory teacher or case manager. It is beneficial to check your students' progress in the Powerschool gradebook and meet with teachers to identify areas of growth in classes where they are missing assignments.


If you would like to discuss your student's overall graduation progress or if you have scheduling questions, Mark Prokopowicz (Mr. P), our academic counselor, will be available as well.



Click here to sign up for a conference at the high school.

Conference Day Staff Donation Request

AFSA's K-12 tri 1 conferences are coming up October 20! We are looking for families who would like to donate gift cards, beverages, snacks, and dessert for the staff on conference day!


**We are only looking for store bought individually wrapped items.**


Click here to see the list of requested items.


Items may be dropped off at the High School or K-8 building. Please make sure you indicate that your donation is for conferences.


Please drop off your donations by Monday, October 17th.


Thank you for supporting AFSA StAFSA!

If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Forliti at stephanieforliti@afsak12.com.

Thank you!

O-term Information for Grades 7-12

O-term lists are being finalized and will be shared with students next week. Friday, October 7th students will meet with their assigned o-term group and get detailed information about their term. This will include what to expect, what to wear, what to bring, opportunity to sign up for lunches ($3.50) and will be given any additional permission slips if needed. We are super excited about the upcoming term!

Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe

Join us for AFSA K-12's Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe Monday, October 3, 6:30 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 K-12 game nights are held at The Battleground Cafe (2008 Co Rd E East, White Bear Lake) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

AFSA K-12's Potato Hug - Volunteers Needed

Our 9th Annual Potato Hug is only a week away! The Potato Hug is October 8, 2022 , 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at AFSA High School! We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. See below for the link to sign up to help.


We are looking for the following:

  • Volunteers for the Day of the event - This is a fun way to get involved and meet other families. We are looking for people to help in the kitchen, at the greeting table and more! If you are interested please sign up here.
  • Artwork for the AFSA Student Art Showcase (see below for more information)
  • Sponsors


Please contact Stephanie Forliti if you are interested in being a vendor, volunteering or if you have any questions about the Potato Hug event!


Thank you!

AFSA K-12 Potato Hug Art Showcase

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Calling all artists! Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit their artwork to the Potato Hug Art Showcase held at the Potato Hug October 8th. Artwork can be drawings, paintings, sculptures or whatever you have created! Each student may submit up to 2 art pieces. Attendees to the Potato Hug have the chance to vote for their favorite artwork. Prizes awarded to the top 3 art pieces!


Please turn in your artwork to the front desk by Monday, October 3. Any questions please contact Ms. Forliti.

AFSA K-8 Parent/Family Group Meeting Information

AFSA K-8 Parent/Family Group meets virtually on a monthly basis. If you are interested in joining the K-8 group, their next meeting is Monday, Oct 10 - 7:00 – 8:00 PM Click here for the video link.


To sign up for a K-8 Parent/Family committee click here.

Blue Jackets - Bright Futures

The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce this year's Blue Jackets - Bright Futures program is now accepting student applications! This is an opportunity to win your very own FFA Jacket! The online application system is now open and accepting applications. The application deadline is midnight on October 15th. You can access the online application directly here. Talk to Ms. Leiding or Ms. Crowley if you want more information!

AFSA K-12 Back to School Forms

Have you turned in all of your families paperwork for the 2022-2023 school year? If not please submit the following ASAP.


Needed forms/information:

  • AFSA K-12 Emergency Contact/Permission Card 2022-2023
  • Application for Educational Benefits 2022-2023
  • Immunization Documentation (if the school does not already have your student's information on file)
  • Handbook signature pages are due to the office by September 30th. Please go over handbooks with parent/guardians and return your form.


Completed school forms may be returned to the school office at either location during business hours or may be emailed to:


Questions?

For questions regarding students in grade K-8 please call 612-260-2662.

For questions regarding students in grades 9-12 please call 651-209-3910

AFSA K-12 Open House

Prospective families are invited to our AFSA K-12 Open House on October 6th 4-7 p.m. Staff will be available at both the K-8 and High School buildings to answer questions and give tours. Please invite friends and family who may be interested in learning more about AFSA K-12

Be a Part of the AFSA StAFSA Community - Now Hiring Bus Drivers and Daytime Custodian

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 people interested in joining our transportation team! You do not need to have your bus license, we will train you! Benefits are included with 25 hour work week!
  • We are also looking for a daytime custodian.


Please contact Becky Meyer bmeyer@afsak12.com if you are interested or have any questions.

AFSA Fall Sports Update

Volleyball:

Cheer on the AFSA Eagles Volleyball team at the upcoming games:

  • Oct. 3 AFSA Eagles Volleyball vs. Cristo Rey 5:00 p.m. AWAY
  • Oct. 4 AFSA Eagles Volleyball vs. Liberty Classical 5:15 p.m. AWAY
  • Oct. 5 AFSA Eagles Volleyball vs. Minnesota Deaf Academy 6:00 p.m. AWAY
  • Oct. 7 AFSA Eagles Volleyball vs. Community of Peace Academy 5:00 p.m. AWA


Good luck Eagles! Please contact Coach Lozano or Coach Vorwald with any questions


Soccer:

Cheer on the AFSA Eagles Soccer team at the upcoming games:

  • Sept. 30 AFSA Eagles Soccer vs. Community of Peace Academy 7:00 p.m. AWAY
  • Oct. 3 AFSA Eagles Soccer vs. Twin Cities Academy 5:00 p.m. AWAY
  • Oct. 4 AFSA Eagles Soccer vs. Hiawatha Collegiate 5:00 p.m. AWAY


Cross Country:

Cheer on the AFSA Eagles Cross Country team at the upcoming meet:

  • Oct. 5 Eagle Ridge Academy Invitational 4:00 p.m.


Please go to the school calendar for game locations. Games/meets are subject to change.


Please contact our Athletic Director, Ryan Moeller rmoeller@afsak12.com with any questions.

AFSA Eagles Gear

Eagles Gear:

In addition, we are excited to announce the opening of our athletics apparel store with BSN sports! For the first month, enter the promo code SPIRIT and receive 25% off everything in the store! Check out the store here! Please contact Mr. Moeller if you have any questions or concerns with the team store.


Thanks for your support!

National Hispanic Heritage Month

For National Hispanic Heritage month our students are discussing the meaning behind the month long celebration, the history and the culture.


Did you know?

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.


The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.


The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

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. The first directory will be emailed out today, with monthly updates throughout the school year.


Questions? Please contact stephanieforliti@afsak12.com

AFSA K-12 Cheer Stories

Parents and guardians we need your help! We would like to share your "AFSA Cheer" stories on social media and in marketing pieces! We are looking for families to send us quotes or stories about why they chose AFSA and what they like best about AFSA! To submit a quote or story please fill out this Google Form or email stephanieforliti@afsak12.com.


Thank you for being a part of the AFSA K-12 family!

October 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.

Special note:

AFSA K-6 O-term (Oct. 17-19): students will have bag lunches for the week.

AFSA 7-12 O-term (Oct. 25-28): students will have bag lunches for the week.

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Calendar of Events

Click on each event below for additional information.


September 30 - Eagles Soccer Game

October 1 - AFSA K-12 at the White Bear Animal Hospital Open House 11 am-2 pm

October 3 - AFSA K-12 Family Game Night at The Battleground Cafe

October 4 - Eagles Volleyball Game and Eagles Soccer Game

October 5 - Eagles Volleyball Game and Eagle Cross Country Invitational

October 6 - Open House at both the K-8 and High School

October 7 - Eagles Volleyball Game

October 8 - AFSA K-12 Potato Hug (located at the high school)

October 11 - Eagles Cross Country Invitational and Eagles Volleyball

October 14 - Eagles Volleyball

October 17-19 - AFSA K-6 O-term and Eagles Volleyball

October 18 - Culver's Night

October 20 - AFSA K-12 Conferences - NO SCHOOL

October 21 - NO SCHOOL

October 24 - NO SCHOOL

October 25 - School Board Meeting

October 25- 28 - AFSA 7-12 O-term


Click Here to go to the School Calendar

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 llane@afsak12.com

High School Attendance Line: 651-209-3910 or email hsattendance@afsak12.com