North Metro Flex Academy

Where You're Challenged...and Belong

Principal Update

May 12, 2022


Dear Families,


The NMFA School Carnival is next Friday, May 20th. Please watch for Raffle Tickets to sell or buy and Advanced Game tickets to buy. They will be coming home with students today and tomorrow. If you do not receive them by Friday afternoon, please let us know so we can get them to students on Monday.


Registration for our Summer Enrichment Academy has been sent home with students. Please return the forms as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly! (Registration is also available online below! )We are securing staffing and summer field trip locations, so we need to know how many students are attending.


Please see below for a survey regarding your input on the SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY. We would like your input, so we can gather it and share it with our school board.


While we are working hard these last days of school with grade level curriculum and the Spring NWEA testing for math and reading, we are also look forward to some great "end of the year" events. We have field trips planned for grade levels, a School Carnival on May 20, the "Virtual Music Concert" on May 31st, Kindergarten graduation on June 1st, 8th grade graduation on June 1st and Track and Field on our last student day, June 2nd.


Please refer a friend or relative to our great school for next year. We are enrolling and space is limited!



Be safe, kind, responsible and practice GRATITUDE!

Mrs. Kranz

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PARENT CORNER

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Carnival Sign Up

Families! It's that time of year again where we are getting ready for the school carnival and this year it is back up and running, with your help! We are looking for help with donations for activities and prizes for the carnival.

If you are able to please feel free to sign up for 1 or more spots to donate items. We kindly ask that if you are donating anything for the carnival that it arrives no later than Monday, May 16th to the school. If you are not able to donate, no worries, we will have opportunities to volunteer at the carnival as well.

¡Es esa época del año nuevamente en la que nos estamos preparando para el carnaval escolar y este año vuelve a funcionar, con su ayuda!

Estamos buscando ayuda con donaciones para actividades y premios para el carnaval. Consulte el enlace y, si puede, no dude en registrarse en 1 o más lugares para donar artículos. Le pedimos amablemente que si está donando algo para el carnaval, llegue a más tardar el lunes 16 de mayo a la escuela. Si no puede donar, no se preocupe, también tendremos la oportunidad de ser voluntario en el carnaval.

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The State of Minnesota Community Vaccination Site at the Mall of America has Pfizer vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; Pfizer vaccines for people 12 and older; and Pfizer boosters for people 12 and older.

Vaccination Site Hours:

  • Wednesday from 1-8 p.m.
  • Thursday from 1-8 p.m.
  • Friday from 1-8 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9-4 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Vaccination appointments can be made online in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Call 855-612-0677 to make your appointment over the phone.

Mystery Points Tickets will be distributed following vaccination while supplies last or until May 31, 2022.

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LOOKING AHEAD

May 10th Board Election - Please vote at the school from 9:00AM - 5:00 PM

May 10th 2nd and 3rd grade Field Trip to MN Science Museum

May 18 Last day of Hill Murray Mentors

May 20 School Carnival 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Watch for advanced ticket and raffle sales!)

May 23 Raptor Center (on site for all grade levels)

May 26 Field Trip for MS to Base Camp

May 26 Last day of tutoring after school

May 27 Kindergarten Field Trip to the MN Zoo

No School- May 30th- Memorial day

May 31 Virtual Music Concert (watch for details)

June 1 8th Grade Graduation AM and Kindergarten Graduation PM (more details to come!)

June 2 Track and Field Day, Last day with students

June 3 Last day for staff

COVID-19 UPDATES

  • On 3/21 NMFA mask policy has been updated for all students and staff.
  • Student Expectations:

    We ask that you have a conversation with your child about your expectations of masking at school and prepare your children for other families making different decisions. It is important to know that no matter the decision, please know that families will make different decisions that are different from other family decisions.

    Staff Masking:

    Staff will be making their own decisions as well. Please know that teaching in a mask has been incredibly different for the past two years. It is important that we also withhold judgment of staff deciding to continue to mask or unmask. Optional is optional and personal reasons are to be respected for all.

  • As of March 14th - March 18th masks are required for all students and staff. Starting March 21st masks are optional for all students and staff at NMFA and on transportation.

We understand that your student(s) may be vaccinated - but classrooms may transition to distance learning due to number of cases and staffing.

Covid At-Home Test Link

Parents/Guardians should complete the form in link to request a free take-home COVID test to be sent home with their student.

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The Science of Gratitude

STUDENT CORNER

Check This Out!

Our five Destination Imagination (DI) teams are working hard. They begin each meeting with an instant challenge . After the instant challenge, they work on their long-term challenge.

We have different long-term challenges. Our K-2 group is working on Monster Manners. They are building a house. They chose to create an underground house. They have written a story about a family of monsters that move into their new house, The family works together, using good manners,and fixes something that breaks during the move.

Two groups are working on Engineering - Roll With It. Each group built a car that rolls down a ramp and is able to hold weights. They have to incorporate the structure and a rotating object in their story.

Another group chose Fine Arts - Tricky Tales. In this challenge, the team wrote a story about a team-created Trickster who attempts to overcome a tricky situation. They had to include a costume transformation and an illusion in their presentation.

Our last group chose Service Learning - For the Future. They created activity sheets for children who are in a shelter. They wrote science fiction story. Their story needed to have a flash forward. It will need to include a message transmitter. The story needed to connect the story with their service project.

All the groups had to create props, costumes, and act out their story as part of their challenge.

April Awards

These students received awards in Math, Reading and Perseverance!

Great job Students!

2nd Grade Fun

2nd grade enjoying the much-anticipated beautiful weather. We stopped on the way back from the library to read books and got a surprise visit from Ms. O'Rourke's daughter Eme.

Science is fun!

FAMILY RESOURCES

AMAZON SMILES DONATIONS

Families can help donate money to our school when purchasing from Amazon by just using their account in these simple steps:

Sign up for Amazon Smiles in a web browser:


  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign into their account they use for amazon.com
  3. Select North Metro Flex Academy
  4. Start shopping! They must then always use smile.amazon.com to generate donations for the school.


Sign up for Amazon Smile in the Amazon app on their mobile phone.


  1. Open the amazon app
  2. Navigate to main menu
  3. Tap settings and then select AmazonSmile
  4. Select North Metro Flex Academy and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on
  5. Once activated in the app, all future app purchases will generate donations when eligible.

Kindergarten Readiness Resources