Announcements – Elementary

 

HOW-TO REPORT ELEM (K-6) STUDENT ABSENCES OR ANY TRANSPORTATION / BUS / PICK-UP CHANGES :::
If your child is absent, sick, or has any out-of-the-ordinary transportation changes (getting picked up early, not riding the bus. riding a different bus etc) please call the  Elem Front Desk at 507-868-0071 x0  to let us know. Leave a message for us at x0 if we do not pick-up. Or email  frontdesk@newcountryschool.com  anything we need to know — it is also helpful if you attach your child’s advisor on any emails you send. At the Elem, WE MUST BE NOTIFIED BY A PARENT ABOUT ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CHILD’S TRANSPORTATION IN ADVANCE, meaning we cannot and will not take your child’s word for it. Not because we don’t trust them 😉 but because keeping our students safe and accounted-for is a top priority of ours — we sincerely thank you for your understanding and help on this!
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APPLYING FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES ::: 
A one-page application must be completed in order to receive Free or Reduced lunches at school. Contact Trish at the Elem or Nancy Pfarr at the High School if you need another copy of this application/form. Applications are processed through Nancy Pfarr, and you will be notified of your lunch status by mail. PLEASE NOTE: MNCS does not receive reimbursements from the USDA for our lunch or breakfast programs. Meals at MNCS are funded through donations as well as our general operating fund.
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UPDATING FAMILY CONTACT INFO :::
Please email us at  frontdesk@newcountryschool.com  IF you have any new or updated MAIN CONTACT INFO such as:
** Mailing address
** Parent phone number(s)
** Parent email address(es)

POSTED 11-29-18:  Honeywell Instant Alert System!

Honeywell Instant Alert System – Our Instant Alert System that we use to notify you via phone, text e-mail etc… of school closings due to weather is updated and ready to go.   If you have not set up a profile – see this link for details : Honeywell Instant Alert – Instructions for Parents  If you have any questions please contact Anthony Sonnek:  asonnek@newcountryschool.com 

Meet our MNCS-Elementary advisors and staff!

Check out staff bios to learn a little about our team:  https://newcountryschool.com/home/elementary/about-2/elementary-staff/
Sirena Woyt — Kindergarten advisor
Kelsie Halvorsen — Lower Elem advisor (grades 1 & 2)
Jane Hibscher — Middle Elem advisor (grades 2 & 3)
Vanessa Tompkins — Upper Elem advisor (grades 4 & 5)
Aaron Grimm — Upper Elem advisor (grades 5 & 6)
Kiersten Dahl-Shetka (art, music, movement specialist)
Doug Anderson (intervention specialist)
Sara Westphal (special education)
Lorie Standinger (special education)
Diann Wiederich (special education)
Kylie Kuhlman (school social worker)
Christopher Johnson (behavior interventionist)
Nancy Haas (paraprofessional)
Karen Swenson (paraprofessional)
Carrie Rice (paraprofessional)
Layne Sherwood (paraprofessional)
Cheri Youngren (paraprofessional)
Paula Dhaene (paraprofessional)
Laura Gilman (paraprofessional)
Susan Boelter (paraprofessional)
Kathleen Swenson (health services)
Nick Ryan (technology services)
Joan Skelly (education & activities coordinator)
Trish Hiscock-Austin (front desk & office admin)