The TEAM Times
Week of September 26-30
What's going on this week at TEAM?
It's Homecoming Week!
Monday, September 26
All School Morning Meeting
The Book Blast starts today!
Tuesday, September 27
Rainbow Day! Every grade will wear a different color of the rainbow!
K- red 1 - orange 2 - yellow 3 - green 4 - blue
5 - purple 6 - white
Wednesday, September 28
Teacher/Student Switch Day
Thursday, September 29
Friday, September 30
Blue & Gold Day
Monday, October 3
Teacher In-Service Day
No School for Students
Upcoming dates to remember
September 26-October 7 - Book Blast!
October 3 - No School - Teacher In-Service
October 10 - Picture Day
October 12 - Walk to School Day
October 18 - Author Visit
October 19-21 - No School
October 31 - Halloween Party 3-4 PM
What's for lunch this week?
Monday - Nachos w/Cheese & Chips, Refried Beans, and Fruit
Tuesday - Chicken Wings, Brown Rice, Carrots & Dressing, and Fruit
Wednesday - Pizza, Breadstick, California Blend, and Fruit
Thursday - Sub Sandwich, Chips, Lettuce Salad, Carrots, and Fruit
Friday - Omelet, Cinnamon Glazed French Toast, Potato Wedges, and Asst Fruit/Frozen Fruit Cup
Dear TEAM Academy Charter School Families,
Exciting news! We have partnered with Books Are Fun and their Book Blast program to help build our students' home libraries. For over 30 years, Books Are Fun has been a trusted partner in promoting literacy.
Tomorrow, our students will learn about the Book Blast Program, literacy, and the importance of having their own books at home. We ask you to take 7 minutes to help build your child’s home library.
CLICK BELOW TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS AND THEIR CLASSMATES:
- Click the link above or scan the QR code on the Treasure Map (will go home on 9/26).
- Register & Enter Contact Info of 10+ friends/family members who would like to support your student’s love of books. Complete this for your student to receive rewards the next day at school.
- Sign the Treasure Map and have your child turn it in Tuesday to earn rewards.
Why we love this program:
- It’s guaranteed to put new, age-appropriate books into the hands of every student!
- 100% of all contributions go toward new books and classroom supplies. Books will be delivered to the school a few weeks after the event ends.
- The booklist is fantastic! It’s attached; check it out.
- It will take you about 7 minutes. There is NO financial requirement of you.
- Don’t worry. All the information you provide is secure and only used for this program.
More books in your homes equals more pages being read! That’s the goal. We’re hoping for 100% participation. Thank you for helping our students and our school!
COVID Test Kits
We have test kits available. Please let the main office know and we can send it home with your child.
After School Program
Our After School Program is a great opportunity for your child to get extra help in reading, math, and work on social skills with their friends. We offer the program from 3-4 PM on days school is in session. All students who stay will also get a snack. Students will be dismissed at 4:00 - please wait outside and they will come out to you. This program is open to ALL TEAM students. Just let your child's teacher know if they will be staying.
We still have 21-22 yearbooks available. They are $15 each and you can pay by cash, check, or credit card. We have less than 20 left! 22-23 yearbooks can also be ordered now. They will come in May.
We do go outside everyday as long as it is not raining and the windchill is above zero. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothes for recess.
Extended day will start on the first day of school. Our doors open at 7:40 AM. If you drop off before that and your child does not qualify for Extended Day, they will need to wait outside until the bell rings at 7:40 AM.
If your family uses our 4-5 PM extended day, your child needs to leave when you come to pick them up. You also need to pick them up as soon as you are done with work. This is a free service and if families are abusing the program we will need to discontinue it.
Join our TEAM Academy School Board
We are looking for a parent to join our TEAM Academy School Board. Our board is made up of teachers, a parent, and a community member. We meet once a month on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:15. Our meetings are usually only 30 minutes long. Current board members are Janel Schmidt, Chris Hering, Polly Christensen, Denise Gilbertson, Jenni Brittain, and Jed Kalbow. Contact Mrs. Courtney if you are interested in joining our school board - firstname.lastname@example.org
No Outside Breakfast Food or Drinks
No outside food is allowed for breakfast. If your child has a shake, Mc Donald's breakfast, etc. please have them eat/drink it before they enter the building. Students are only allowed to have water in the classroom.
Clean up your voicemailbox
Please make sure your voicemailbox is not full. There are times we need to get ahold of parents and are unable to leave a voicemail.
If your child is bringing a cold lunch from home and they want a milk, they will need to bring $0.50. You can send more money and we can deposit in their lunch account.
School Start & End Times
Please 7:00 AM - Extended Day open for families that qualify
(must show ALL adults in the home are working and cannot pick up)
7:40 AM - Doors open for all students
Students must wait outside until 7:40 if they are not approved for AM Extended Day
8:00 AM - School starts!
3:00 PM - School dismissal
Students must be picked up by 3 if they are not staying for after school or extended day programs
3:00-4:00 PM - After School Program available to all families
Students are dismissed at 4:00 PM - please wait outside for your child
4:00-5:00 PM - Extended Day open for families that qualify
(must show ALL adults in the home are working and cannot pick up)
THE AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES
As we start the school year, it is important that our students have access to learning resources and technology that they need to accomplish their academic goals. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a funding program to help eligible families with the cost of Internet access to the home in the form of a benefit program called The Affordable Connectivity Program.
This program is designed to ensure households can afford the level of Internet access they need for work, school, healthcare, and other essential services. The program provides a discount of up to $30 per month towards Internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if the family provides between $10 and $50 towards the purchase price.
Households that are eligible for this program must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if a member of the household meets one of several additional criteria.
If you have a need for assistance with the cost of Internet access to your home, this program can help. More information is available at https://www.fcc.gov/acp.
Enrolling is easy and can be done either online or by US Mail. If you have any questions, please call the Affordable Connectivity Program Help Line at (877) 384-2575 for assistance.
New Student Drop Off Zone
Log into the Infinite Campus app or Website the click on the three lines in the top left corner
All students have the Snow Day BINGO Boards in their binders. Extra copies can be printed off our website. If students have questions during eLearning Day, they can contact their teacher by phone call, text, or via email. Students will have one week to complete their Snow Day BINGO Board for an eLearning day. Students will be absent for that day if work is received by the teacher. This is a regular absence, but not unexcused.
Updating Contact Information
Please be sure to notify the office of any change in address, phone number, change of work place, marital status, family members or emergency phone numbers. Notification of these changes as they occur are greatly appreciated.
You can also log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to update your contact information.
If you have any questions about your child riding a school bus, please call:
Palmer Bus Company - 507-833-1150
Lenz Bus Company - 507-835-5104
Location: 220 17th Avenue Northeast, Waseca, MN, USA