Aurora Elementary School News
Staff Appreciation & Dress up Week May 6-10
Monday: High 5 the Staff
Tuesday: Wear Shades, the sun is Bright
Wednesday: Moon Walk with Funky socks
Thursday: Wear anything space-y or with planets
Friday : Sleep on the moon pajama day
Sheyenne Street Construction Project Information
Beginning April 8, the first phase of a 2-part construction project will begin on Sheyenne Street (phase 2 is scheduled to be completed in November). To stay updated on road construction information, residents are encouraged to follow @CityofWestFargo on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor. They can also sign up for email or text message alerts at https://www.westfargond.gov/list.aspx. They’ll want to register for “West Fargo Streets” under the Alert Center category. The project page is located at https://www.westfargond.gov/567/Sheyenne-Street-Reconstruction and contains information regarding the three project segments, as well as the Sheyenne Street I-94 interchange project.
Temporary stoplights will be added at the intersections of Ninth Street W. and 32nd and 40th Avenues to help facilitate the detour traffic. Drivers should remember to use extra caution when approaching school zones and watch for students as they cross the street.
Dear Aurora Families:
I want to extend a sincere THANK YOU for your help and support with Myles’ Benefit. Your donations, baked goods, and attendance meant the world to myself and our Aurora Staff. I know it meant a lot to the Myles Allen family as well! We are lucky to have such a supportive community that really steps up when someone is dealing with difficult circumstances. It’s easy to feel helpless in certain situations but I know that what we all did as a team this past Friday helped in SO many ways! We could not have done it with such success with out all of you. Thanks again Aurora All-Stars!
Nikki Anderson, School Counselor
All volunteers in the West Fargo Public Schools must complete a “Volunteer Application and Background Check Authorization” prior to their first volunteer experience. The link to our Volunteer Application, along with various forms and information, are available on the district’s web page. West Fargo’s homepage is at https://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/ . Go to Families/Volunteer Procedures.
Generally, as a volunteer, you will only need to complete this online application form and undergo a background check one time per school year, prior to the beginning of your service. If your volunteer roles vary considerably in nature, you may be asked to complete additional background check procedures. This may be the case when the volunteer role takes on additional responsibility for supervision of/interaction with students.
You will complete the Volunteer Application and Background Check Authorization online at the District’s Website, under Families/Volunteer Procedures. Your application will then be processed by the Human Resources Office. Some volunteer positions may require a background check that includes a fingerprinting process. Human Resources personnel will contact you if this additional step is required for your background check, and will give you further instruction if needed. The Human Resources Department will conduct the appropriate background check, review the results and will hold all results in a confidential file at the district office
Each week, students can enjoy a frozen Gogurt on Friday if they bring in $1. If your child is interested, have them bring $1 to their teacher by the end of the day Thursday. The money goes towards our fabulous PTO to help pay for field trips! If you have any questions, please contact Sheena King at: email@example.com
Aurora PTO & the 5th grade team
Aurora 2018-2019 Music Programs
All Programs start at 8:30 am
Grade 4 - Friday, November 9th
Grade 2 - Wednesday, December 12th
Grade 3 - Wednesday, March 6th
Grade 5 - Tuesday, April 16th
Kindergarten - Tuesday, April 30th
Grade 1 - Wednesday, May 8th
Cooler Weather is Here!
As cooler temps set in please remember to dress your child appropriately. A winter jacket, snowpants, boots, hat & gloves will ensure they are warm when outside. Thank You!
Homework Room will begin September 7 from 7:30AM-8:00AM in Mrs. King’s room (401).
Leaving Messages for Teachers and Students
Please make the end of the day plans with your children before school. If your child is not following their normal “end of the day” routine, please send a note to the school. Students and teachers cannot be paged to take telephone calls during the school hours except in an emergency. If it is an emergency (please state the exact emergency to the office staff) call the office by 1:00 pm. This guarantees students are optimizing their time with as few interruptions as possible. Thank you for your help.
Forms & Flyers
School-Based Sealant Program
Seal! ND School-Based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program
In 2012, The North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program (OHP) implemented the Seal! ND School-based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program. Public health dental hygienists visit schools two times a year (fall and spring) and provide direct preventive services, under standing orders of a dentist which include: oral health education, a screening, dental sealant and fluoride varnish application. A parent/guardian signed consent form is required to participate in the Seal! ND fluoride varnish and dental sealant program.
Services are provided to schools that are recognized as being in need by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Students attending pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (depending upon the school) with parent/guardian consent are eligible to receive the free oral health services. A goody bag consisting of a result sheet (what the child had done), toothbrush, toothpaste and floss will be provided to each child that is seen. In the West Fargo area, Maple Family Dental will be providing the services. Watch for more information to come!
District News & Updates
Please join us on Tuesday, June 11 from 4:00PM - 6:00PM at Cheney Middle School to find out about the various support staff positions needed for the start of the new school year. Both full-time and part-time positions are available! Meet current district administrators and supervisors, learn about employment opportunities, submit an application, and be considered for an on-site interview! For questions, please call the Human Resources Department at (701) 356-2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child will be five years old on or before July 31, 2019, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2019-2020! Please visit your neighborhood school to register; Deer Creek Elementary families can register now at Legacy Elementary. If you do not know which school your child will attend, you can check your address on our Maps webpage.
The Parent Portal is a tool designed to keep parents informed of their child's academic progress; it is a supplement to other school-parent communication. A single sign-on functionality is available that allows parents to have a single account for multiple children. In order to access the Parent Portal, a single sign-on account must be created. Children can be added to an account by utilizing the account ID and password provided by the child's school.
Setting Up Your Account
Print a copy of the Parent Portal Access Request Form. Complete the form and bring it, and your photo ID, to your child's school.
Once the information is validated, the Parent Portal ID and password will be emailed to the address provided on the form. This information will be needed to assign students to your Parent Portal single sign-on account. Note: the access ID and password are not your Parent Portal credentials.
Prior to creating your single sign-on account, you will need the access ID(s) and password(s) emailed by your child's school. Contact the school if you misplaced the information.
Use a web browser to navigate to the PowerSchool login. Log in and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab and the CREATE ACCOUNT button. Follow the questions to enter your first name, your last name, your email address, your desired username, and your chosen password.
Select the LINK STUDENTS TO ACCOUNT tab and follow the questions to enter your child's name, the associated access ID for the child, the associated password, and the relationship you have to the child. Repeat these steps to add additional children to your single sign-on account.