Ada-Borup Elementary

November Newsletter

On Our Way!

Happy November! In this month of giving thanks, we as a staff want to express our deepest thanks to our families and community for supporting Ada-Borup Elementary. We appreciate the endless hours of volunteering, doing homework with your kids, reading together, and attending school events. Together we make Ada-Borup as wonderful as it is. Thank you!


Bree Triplett, Elementary Principal

Reminders from the Office

Reminders from the Office

Lost & Found

There is a lost and found table located in the elementary entrance hallway. It’s starting to fill up, so encourage your student to check for anything they may have lost or misplaced.

Indoor Shoes

Please ensure that your student has a pair of indoor shoes at school. These shoes DO NOT need to be a new pair of shoes, just a pair that is only worn inside for physical education and indoor recess days.

School Notifications

If you haven’t received a school notification yet this year, please contact the elementary office by email or phone to update your contact information. This will be particularly relevant as the winter season approaches.

About Us


The purpose of the Ada-Borup Elementary School is to provide a climate of quality education in a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment, which addresses the individual needs and growth of the students and staff members.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair

In the Ada-Borup Elementary Library November 6th through the 12th. The fair will be open each day at 7:45-8:15 AM and 3:15- 4:15 PM and from 3:15-7:00 PM on Thursday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 12th during conferences.
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Updated Cougar Pack Schedule- November

Please take notice of the changes to our November Cougar Pack Menu.

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Winter Weather Gear!

It is that time again, time for warm coats, hats, gloves, snow pants, and boots. Please make sure that your child is dressed for outdoor recess every day. We try to get out as much as possible during the winter months!

Student Picture Release Opt Out

Throughout the school year, we would like to share about all of the great things going on here at Ada-Borup Elementary. One of the best ways to do this is through photos, videos, and images deemed appropriate by the school district. The attached form should only be returned if you WOULD NOT like your student's picture released.

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Report Card Chages

Dear Parents and Guardians of K-5 Students,

In striving to provide a rigorous, student centered and engaging learning experience for every student, the district has revised the manner in which we report on student progress. To that end, the district has adopted a new, more rigorous set of standards for what every child should know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level and has adopted a new reporting format.

Our newly adopted Standards Based Report Card (SBRC) describes what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level in Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Music, and Physical Education. We firmly believe that the SBRC is a significantly more effective tool for communicating student growth within the grade level learning standards.

There will be a small transition time where we will be using old methods and new methods to

communicate student growth. Please be aware that this transition may have a few bumps in the beginning, but we are excited to roll out the new reporting process.

Teachers will be going over the new report cards during conferences. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Bree Triplett

Elementary School Principal

Title I & District Assessment Coordinator

Ada-Borup Public Schools


Early Dismissal

Friday, Nov. 1st, 12:30pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

Teacher Workshop/Early Dismissal

Picture Retakes

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 8am

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

Election Day

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 4pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

Referendum Voting Times and Location

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Only Voting Location: Ada-Borup High School

Referendum Ballot Question:

Shall the School Board of ISD 2854 be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000 for acquisition, betterment and equipping school sites and educational facilities?

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 3:15-7pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

Aaron Eggen Benefit

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 5-7pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

What: Benefit pasta meal and silent auction

When: Thursday, November 7th from 5-7 PM (During Ada-Borup parent-teacher conferences)

Where: Ada-Borup HS commons

Details: The Ada-Borup boys’ basketball team will be serving a pasta meal made by Bob Kinkade. The Norman-Mahnomen Public Health employees will be putting together a silent auction as well.

If you have items you would be willing to donate for the silent auction please contact Emily Lee, Angie Nelson, or Kim Myers. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:15-7pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

Early Dismissal

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 12:30pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, Nov. 28th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 3pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN