North Metro Flex Academy

Where You're Challenged...and Belong

October 23-27, 2023

Important Dates

Wednesday, October 25 NMFA School Board Meeting 4:00 PM On site

School Board meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month! Everyone welcome!

(All agendas and meetings minutes are on our website

Thursday, October 26th: Parent Listening/informal chat session with Mrs. Kranz (Principal) on site at the school OR

Please email Mrs. Kranz if you would like to join by ZOOM instead!

(AKA: NMFA Parent Fun Committee)

Thursday, October 26: October birthday celebration with all students who have an October Birthday!

Thursday, October 26: Trunk or Treat at Hill-Murray School Parking Lot 4:30PM -6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 7: No School for students - There will be Parent-Teacher conferences this day for grades K-8 by appointment.

(November 2 and 9 for grades 4-8 Open House Style-drop in - no appointments.)

November 23, 24: No School Thanksgiving Break

Friday, October 27: K-1 Field Trip to Sun Country Farm, 5 - 8 Field Trip to Fawn-Doe-Rose Wildlife Educational Park

Saturday, October 28: Trunk or Treat at the Maplewood Community Center, 1:00-4:00

Friday-Saturday, November 3 : Flu Clinic at North Metro Flex Academy for students and families. Everyone needs an appointment.

Sign Up for conferences!!

Good evening NMFA Families!

Below you will find the conference schedule! Please make sure you are reading the date and time appropriate for your student's grade.

Kindergarten-4th Grade: Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 7th from 8:00-5:00 by appointment only! You will be able to schedule through JMC Family App or by emailing your student's teacher. You can email to obtain your login information if you have not previously received it!

Grades 5-8: You will have 3 options for conferences- Thursdays November 2nd and 9th from 2:30-6:00 will be drop in style conferences. No appointment needed. Please note we may not have translators available this date.
Tuesday November 7th, from 8:00-2:00 will be by appointment to allow our families who need translation help scheduled time. You can schedule through the JMC Family App or by emailing your student's teacher. You can email to obtain your login information if you have not previously received it!

Thank you!

¡Buenas noches familias de NMFA!

¡A continuación encontrará el calendario de conferencias! Asegúrese de leer la fecha y hora apropiadas para la calificación de su estudiante.

Kindergarten a 4to grado: ¡Las conferencias se llevarán a cabo el martes 7 de noviembre de 8:00 a 5:00 solo con cita previa! Podrá programar a través de la aplicación JMC Family o enviando un correo electrónico al maestro de su estudiante. ¡Puede enviar un correo electrónico a para obtener su información de inicio de sesión si no la ha recibido previamente!

Grados 5-8: Tendrá 3 opciones para conferencias: los jueves 2 y 9 de noviembre, de 2:30 a 6:00, habrá conferencias sin cita previa. No se necesita cita previa. Tenga en cuenta que es posible que no tengamos traductores disponibles en esta fecha.
El martes 7 de noviembre, de 8:00 a 2:00, será con cita previa para permitir que nuestras familias que necesitan ayuda con la traducción tengan tiempo programado. Puede programar a través de la aplicación JMC Family o enviando un correo electrónico al maestro de su estudiante. ¡Puede enviar un correo electrónico a para obtener su información de inicio de sesión si no la ha recibido previamente!


Hy-Vee Flu Clinic at North Metro Flex Academy

Please see the link below to sign up for the flu vaccine for your family.

(**If you experience any difficulties signing up, please contact the school. 651-300-6300)

Event Dates: Nov. 3, 2023 2023

Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (some appointments may be filled)

Location: North Metro Flex Academy
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SIgn up for Orchestra/Strings program

Call the office at 651-300-6300 or email the Orchestra Teacher directly

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There is still space available for students to enroll in our afterschool program. Please note that county assistance is not available for this program. If you would like to enroll or have any questions, please email
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Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school - and themselves. Let's help our NMFA children by building the habit of a good attendance record early which will lead to success in the classroom!

School hours are: 7:30am – 2:00pm

School doors for parent pick up in the morning: 7:15am - 7:30 AM

School doors for parents pick up open in the afternoon: 2:00pm


All students must be signed in by an adult after 7:30 AM. Students will be marked tardy if they are arriving after 7:45 AM.

Any students being dropped off in the morning should be brought to the cul-de-sac on Helen Street until 7:30 AM. If you are needing to pick up your student who normally rides a bus, please call the office no later than 1pm to notify the front desk. They will get the message to their teacher.

For students who ride bus stops, your students must be at their assigned stop 5 minutes prior to the pick up time.

If your student is sick, please leave a message on the attendance line, utilize the attendance form on our website, or use the JMC Family App to submit attendance. As a general reminder, students will be sent home from school if they have a fever of 100 or over, they have vomited or have diarrhea. We may also call to ask that you pick your student up if they are not able to participate in class due to feeling ill. Students should be kept home until they are fever, vomit, or diarrhea free for 24 hours with no medication. Students who miss 3 or more days will need a doctors note.

Please call the front office if you are needing to speak with a staff member directly, or send an email to that staff member. During the day they may not be available to take a call directly but will call you back as soon they have a free moment.

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We've been collecting books for the new library at NMFA and to-date we have collected nearly 1,500! Thank you to all that have donated, and thank you in advance to all who may donate! We will continue to have the box at the front desk for donations and will be sure to incorporate those books into the library. We are now in the process of scanning all books into the database and inputting student names for checking the books out. Stay tuned for continued updates as we move along!


We are excited to offer Destination Imagination again for our students!

What is Destination Imagination? Destination Imagination is project-based education. The students will be on a team of 4-7 students. Working as a team, they will choose a Challenge from one of the following categories: Technical, Scientific, Improvisational, Service Learning, Engineering, or Fine Arts. To complete the Challenge, the team will need to generate ideas, research, design, build, make decisions, work with a budget, implement their ideas, and manage their project timeline. They will utilize creativity, ingenuity, and teamwork.

Why Destination Imagination? The skills that are developed through Destination Imagination include self-confidence, creative and critical thinking, team building, collaboration and respect, problem solving, risk taking, project management, and perseverance. These skills will help prepare our young people for the future! When our young people enter the adult workforce, it is predicted 65% of the jobs that will be available do not exist today. Destination Imagination will help your child be prepared.

This year, the Destination Imagination teams will work meet on Tuesdays after school, from 2:00 – 4:00. We are asking students to apply online to be part of Destination Imagination. Once the student applies, his/her teacher will be asked for input.

If your child is interested, please have go to this link and complete the form.


NMFA Every Meal Program

Please see the link below to enroll in a free weekend meal program! If you are interested and sign up student will receive 1 bag of ingredients. You have different options to choose from as well. All information requested in the form is for the school only.

NMFA Every Meal Sign up
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New Curriculum at NMFA

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We LOVE our food vendor at NMFA!

CKC is our food vendor. Breakfast and lunch is free for every student this year. We still need families to fill out the lunch forms. Students who qualify for the federal free and reduced food program helps us qualify for other programs. Students who do not qualify for the federal program, will be covered by the state of MN.

If you choose to send healthy snacks and healthy lunches to school, your student is still able to receive the breakfast and lunch, if they want it. (If for some reason you do not want your child to have the food offered, please let your child's teacher know.)

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  • Leah Getahun
  • Angel Galindo-Hernandez
  • Orion Ring
  • Heiden Adan Vargas
  • Danny-Bradley Atanga
  • Nora Delmont
  • Maima Metzger
  • McKenna Johnson
  • Drayden Castillo
  • Grayson Starfield
  • Sebastian Ramirez Ortega
  • Sage Register
  • Anne Black
  • Teagan Berry

(Birthday Celebration on Thursday, October 26)

teacher newsletters

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TRUNK OR TREAT - twice this week!

Hill-Murray School

2625 Larpenteur Avenue East

Maplewood, MN 55109

Thursday - October 26 from 4:30-6:00.

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Saturday - October 28 from 1:00-4:00

1830 County Road B East

Maplewood, MN 55109

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Important Contacts at NMFA

o Debbie Kranz ~ Principal

o Dave Isaacson ~ Special Education Coordinator

o Chelsea Smieja ~ Operations Manager

o Jenny Hubin ~ Office Assistant

BUS Contact Information

Buses A, B, D, S2 AM ..... (651-621-1980)

Buses C, S2 PM ............. (651-777-2319)

East side Families ......... (612-808-8868)

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