Ada-Borup Elementary

December Newsletter

Welcome to December

Welcome to December! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family and friends. The bustling holiday season is upon us. We have two weeks left before Winter Break. With that being said, we are hoping to keep the students on task as much as possible. The minds of young children tend to wander to all that the holiday season has to offer, and we also got a jump on the snow this year too! Our teachers will continue to create great experiences for their students and engage them in learning.
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Winter Clothing Reminders

Winter Clothing Reminders

Labels –It’s easy to find where misplaced winter gear belongs when the tags are labeled with the student’s name inside.

Cut off Temp – When the wind chill or feels like temperature is below zero we will have indoor recess. Otherwise we will get our students outside to enjoy some fresh air and run around.

Layers / Warm Clothes – It’s better to be too warm than too cold…

Lost & Found – There are lots of hats, scarves, gloves and winter gear piling up at the lost and found tables.

Winter Clothing Needs – If your family is in need of winter clothing contact the elementary office. We still have winter gear supplies left for families in need based on availability of sizes.

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Vaping Talks

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Vaping Talks

It’s been around for over a decade, but vaping’s popularity has exploded in schools recently taking many families, schools and healthcare providers by surprise.The number of students that are vaping in middle schools and high schools across the country is staggering.

Recently, Tracy Johnson (Ada-Borup School Nurse) and Kim Myers (Norman-Mahnomen Public Health) spoke with our students in grades 4th-6th to educate them about the health consequences of vaping.

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Food Bank Donations

In the spirit of giving that comes with the Christmas season, we will be doing a food drive for our local food bank. Students and staff in grades Pre-K through grade 5 are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items. These items will be donated to those in our area who are in need. Please bring your donations to the classroom by Tuesday, December 17, 2019. We will be donating everything that we collect after that date. Thank you for joining us in our effort to help those in need and to teach our students about helping others

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.

2019 Ada-Borup Elementary Holiday Theme Days

Nurse’s Corner

Nurse’s Corner

Winter is officially here even if the calendar says it isn’t until Dec. 21st. That means that roads are treacherous at times, wind chill is deadly at times, and being outside requires extra layers for safety. This is the time of year I frequently see teenagers who are “too cool” to wear winter gear walking in cold temps in sweatshirts and shorts. PLEASE remind your families that getting from point A to point B is not always a smooth process and things can happen. Being prepared for the bumps in the journey is a matter of life and death. When leaving the house, ALWAYS have available winter coat, boots, hat, mittens. Doesn’t mean you have to wear them (you SHOULD but if you don’t at least be prepared.) If you are in a car accident, bus stalls, etc. having the proper winter gear can save life and limb. When I say limb I mean frost bitten fingers and toes can literally get frostbitten badly enough they have to be amputated. Make sure you have a survival kit in your vehicles- I personally fill my glove box with the hand and feet warmers so if we are stranded- we can use them to stay warmer. Blankets, snacks, flashlight are also good to keep easily accessible in the winter time. Easily accessible does not mean the trunk. If you end up in the ditch, stay in your vehicle so you stay dry. Always have winter gear available for infants- blankets are not enough when the engine has to be shut off. Also, it is a good idea to keep your gas tank at least half full during the winter in case you are in a ditch and help is not nearby.

- Ada-Borup School District Nurse, Tracy Johnson

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3rd and 4th Grade Music Program- I'm Dreaming

Monday, Dec. 16th, 7pm

604 West Thorpe Avenue

Ada, MN

1st Grade to Benedictine Living Center

Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 8:30am

201 9th Street West

Ada, MN

Classroom Christmas Parties

Friday, Dec. 20th, 8am-12:30pm

209 6th Street West

Ada, MN

Pre-K Holiday Program

Friday, Dec. 20th, 10am

Ada-Borup High School Choir Room

Early Dismissal

Friday, Dec. 20th, 12:30pm

This is an online event.

Students and staff will be dismissing at 12:30 on Friday, December 20th.

Holiday Break- No School

Friday, Dec. 20th, 12:30pm to Wednesday, Jan. 1st 2020 at 3pm

Ada-Borup Elementary

There will be no school from 12/23/2019-1/1/2020. School will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.