OTHER MNCS-ELEM ANNOUNCEMENTS ::: these are updated weekly and as needed, and past announcements are also archived below — check it out to stay informed! (or to find a past email or announcement you might have missed… happens to the best of us… 🙂
************************* POSTED 10-31-19: November lunch menu & Events calendar!
Copies of this “November Lunch Menu & Events Calendar” also coming home in backpacks / folders today (Thurs) — if your child doesn’t bring one of these home to share, please ask them to get one from school asap.
In addition to the Lunch Menu, this important piece of paper also lays out our MNCS-Elem Events, experience outings, Presentation Night dates, early release days, PTA happenings, online payment options thru Square Store, and other important info.
Please complete and return “Lunch Menu & Events Calendar” to school asap, so we can pre-order lunches and plan for accurate lunch numbers throughout the month. We will then make a copy of it for you asap and send it back home for you to post & reference as needed.
Online payment options at www.squareup.com/store/MNCS
or by using “Square” link below. Your child may also purchase lunch “the day of” for $3.50 per meal, with cash or check, if their lunch order is into Trish by 8:30am. Any questions, be in touch!
************************** POSTED 10-9-19: Our Oct. 10th Presentation Night details!
A friendly reminder to all our MNCS families & friends, with details about tmrw’s (Oct. 10th) MNCS “Presentation Night”…
Tomorrow! On THURSDAY, OCT. 10TH is MNCS “Presentation Night”, a night to celebrate our growing MNCS community of learners. Come one, come all, to see what the MNCS kids are delving into and project-ing for this first block of school!
5:30p to 6:30p at the Elem bldg (127 N. 8th Street, Henderson) is Presentation time!
Food for purchase starting at 4:30p-7p — in the Elem parking lot — We welcome “Smashed” Food Truck (potato creations & hot dogs) and… *** Updated!!! also Les’ Lunch Wagon! (thanks Les!) — Thank you to food truck sponsors, the incredible Nuts & Bolts aka PTA.
6:30p to 7:30p at the Secondary / High School bldg (210 Main Street) is High School Presentation time!
$7 Food Fundraiser (slice pizza, bag chips, cookie, lemonade) starting at 5pm-7:30p — sponsored by the wonderful MNCS Speech Team.
Invite your friends, family, and neighbors, to see all the project-based learning + cool stuff happening at our two MNCS school sites. All are welcome, always!
*********************************** POSTED 10-2-19: October Happenings & Reminders! ALL THE DETAILS BELOW:
THURSDAY, OCT 10TH is MNCS Presentation Night ::: From 5:30p-6:30p at Elem (with “Smashed” Food Truck and “The Littlest Ice Cream Truck” in elem parking lot starting at 4:30p, with food for purchase) and then presentations at High School from ??? 6:30p-8:30p??? (with soup fundraiser $5 starting at 6pm at HS sponsored by Speech Team). Invite your friends, family & neighbors, to see all the project-based learning & cool stuff happening at our schools — all are welcome, always!
MCGOWAN’S HISTORY FEST & CHAPERONES INFO ::: Friday Oct 11th all day, all grades K-6th.
Please send in your child’s signed waiver (will be sent home soon-is) and check out www.squareup.com/MNCS
to pay the $6.xx trip fee online at our Square Store. (You may also send in $6/kid cash or check.) All kids should bring a lunch from home or we’ll provide one if you pre-ordered & already paid for / ordered a “School Sack” lunch. Students need to be to school on time (by 8:15AM!) so they don’t miss the bus to McGowan’s Farm in rural Mankato.
Do you want to CHAPERONE for History Fest day? Are you available all day (Fri, Oct. 11th) from 8:30a-2:30p? Please contact your child’s advisor directly to tell them you can help / chaperone! We love to have parents / grandparents join us on this day.
PLEASE NOTE! Important info below for all History Fest chaperones / parents:
*** Please drive on your own & meet us at McGowan’s Farm — our busses are packed to the brim for this trip! Address is: 20002 HAWKEYE LANE, MANKATO. Plan to be at McGowan’s BY 9AM, park your car in their car lot, and then meet the MNCS busses at the Bus Parking Zone. Parking attendants will direct you of any changes in car parking details.
*** All chaperones will be assigned a small group of MNCS Elem students for the day. Event guidelines & History Fest maps will be handed out by our advisors so you can make your plan to explore together. It’s a very busy and very fun day, and always a favorite field trip for our MNCS-Elem kids & staff!
*** Chaperones: Don’t forget to bring a lunch! Classes will meet up to eat lunch together near the Bus Parking Zone, between 11:30a-12:30p.
*** Time to leave History Fest is 2PM so please return to the Bus Parking Zone at 1:45p to load busses & do final head counts. Any child leaving with their parents/guardians MUST check out with their child’s advisor. THANK YOU for your assistance on this!
DEADLINE TO ORDER MNCS GEAR IS OCTOBER 11TH! :::
and gear will be available for pick up or sent home with your child approximately 2weeks after the closing date. If you wish to pay with cash or a check, stop in to Evolution p and Tues, Thur 9a-5p. https://evolution-shirts-4.printavo.com/merch/mncs-gear
NO SCHOOL ALL WEEK OCTOBER 14th-18th ::: Conferences scheduled for TU-W-TH for 45mins. Be sure to bring your child along so they can help lead their conference! Conference times will be emailed out today / Wed or else tmrw / Thurs to all our parents — any questions about your conference time, please email your child’s advisor directly.
PICTURE DAY IS THURSDAY OCT 29TH ::: Mark your calendars! Don’t forget to wear your smile! 🙂
******************************************** POSTED 9-13-19: Lions KidSight screenings and opt-in form!
Le Sueur Lions Club — MD5M Lions KidSight
The Le Sueur Lions Club will be providing vision screening at our MNCS-Elementary during the week of September 23, 2019. Members of the Lions Club have been trained to screen for vision abnormalities. Lions Clubs typically screen preschool-aged children, but the screening is valid for any age, so they’ve graciously agreed to screen all of our students.
The vision screener they will be using is capable of screening for astigmatism (a condition that causes blurred vision), myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), anisometropia (unequal refractive power), strabismus (eye misalignment), amblyopia (lazy eye), and anisocoria (pupil size deviations). The individual screening takes just a few seconds and is performed from a distance of about three feet. There is no physical contact with the child, and no eye drops are administered. The equipment provides a print-out of the results for each individual which is given to the school to be forwarded to you.
To have your child participate in this screening, you will need to fill out and sign the parental consent form included with this email / letter. A printed copy of this letter and consent form will also be sent home with your child(ren) in their backpacks (or school folders) early next week. **** Please return the form to the school by Thursday, September 19, 2019. THIS SCREENING IS OPTIONAL. If you / your child does not return the signed form to school, your child WILL NOT be screened.
It’s important to understand that this is only a screening and does not constitute an examination or diagnosis of vision problems.
This service is offered free of charge by the Le Sueur Lions Club under the MD5M Lions KidSight vision screening program. If you have any questions, please contact Lions Club member Rose Ann Valdez at 612-532-8492.
And please join us in saying “Thank You” to the Le Sueur Lions Club for providing this valuable service to our school and our MNCS Elementary students — thank you Le Sueur Lions Club!
************************** POSTED 9-11-19: Backpack Food + Career Fair + MNCS “Gear” ordering!
BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM AT MNCS ::: A note from Health & Wellness Team at MNCS ::: Hello MNCS Families — We are very excited to announce a new program at MNCS this year “The Backpack Food Program”. MNCS would like to offer students in need, food on weekends and over school breaks when other resources are not available. If you’d like to participate or donate, please fill out the form and return to the MNCS Health and Wellness Team. This printed form / letter will be coming home with students (in their backpacks or folders for Elem) in an envelope marked “Health and Wellness” this week. Have a great day!
Laura Boelter, for the Health and Wellness Team
Special Education Administrative Assistant
Minnesota New Country School
WE WANT YOU! For our “1ST ANNUAL MNCS CAREER FAIR” — a new school event scheduled for Friday, Sept 20th — in the afternoon 1pm-3pm at the Elem bldg — 127 N. 8th Street in Henderson, MN.
We’re looking for parents and community friends who have a cool job and / or are passionate about their careers! Are you willing to come and share with our MNCS
students for about 15-20 minutes What You Do and Why You Love It? Time commitment would be between the afternoon hours of 1pm to 3pm on Friday, Sept 20th. CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO at #507.868.0071 x0 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you or someone you know might be game for sharing their job or passions on Sept 20th — we are excited about this fun learning and community connection opportunity!
MNCS “Gear” (aka t-shirts, hats, etc) Online Store will be open until October 11th!
Orders will be available for pick up or sent home with your child, approx 2 weeks after the closing date. If you wish to pay with cash or a check, please stop in to Evolution Shirts (located in dwtn Henderson) to place your order during their open hours of Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8a-5p and Tuesday, Thursday 9a-5p. MNCS
Gear Online Store ordering and payment link is: https://evolution-shirts-4.printavo.com/merch/mncs-gear
**************************************** POSTED 9-9-19: Milk. MILK! And more milk.