The TEAM Times
Week of February 6
NEW Kindergarten Students
NEW Kindergarteners need to complete preschool screening BEFORE they start in the fall. Upcoming dates preschool screenings are: 2/17, 4/21, 5/12, 5/19
You can call 507-835-2222 or email Jen LaCroix at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Coming to School Late
If your child will be coming to school late, please let us know if they will eat lunch. We send our lunch count in by 8:30 everyday and need to know if they will eat a school lunch. Thank you!
School supplies running low - Kleenex
Our Kleenex supply is running low. We are asking that everyone bring in a box of Kleenex.
What's going on this week at TEAM?
Monday, February 6
All School Morning Meeting
Tuesday, February 7
K-2 - Turn in I Love to Read Calendars
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9
Wear a shirt with words
Friday, February 10
What's for lunch this week?
Monday - Hotdog on a bun, crinkle cut fries, baked beans, fruit, and milk
Tuesday - Walking beef taco, shredded cheddar & sour cream, red bell peppers, corn, fruit, and milk
Wednesday - Mandarin Orange Chicken, fried rice, broccoli, fruit, and milk
Thursday - Creamy turkey gravy over biscuits, mixed vegetables, fruit, and milk
Friday - Sloppy joe on a bun, chips, cucumbers, fruit and milk
Upcoming dates to remember
February 13 - No School Teacher In-Service
February 20 - No School President's Day
March 6 - No School Teacher Workday
March 14 & 16 - Winter Conferences 3-6 PM
March 17 - No School - Winter Conferences
March 21 & 22 - Let's Smile Dental Clinic at TEAM
April 3 - No School - Teacher In-Service
April 7 & 10 - No School Spring Break
April 17-28 - MCA Reading & Math Testing (grades 3-6)
May 2 & 3 - MCA Science Testing (grade 5)
May 5 - No School Teacher In-Service
May 26 - Last Day of School
I Love to Read Month!
I love to read month started last week! Our theme this year is Monsters University. K-2 Parents - Send your blue I Love to Read Calendar back to school on Tuesday so we can record your minutes. 3-6 students will take AR tests on the books they finish to track their reading. Every Thursday we will have dress up days - our dress up day this week is Wear a Shirt With Words. Mark your calendars for Family Night on Thursday, February 23rd from 5-6 PM!
We do go outside everyday unless the windchill is below zero. Students need a winter coat, snow pants, boots, hat and gloves/mittens to play in the snow. If your child needs any winter gear please reach out and let us know.
Fourth Grade Families - Check out these programs for your student
Sixth Grade Families - Check out this free program for your student
COVID Test Kits
We have test kits available. Please let the main office or your child's teacher know and we can send them 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 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.
Log into the Infinite Campus app or Website the click on the three lines in the top left corner
Free Parenting Classes from Fernbrook - Call 507-446-0431 for more info
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
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