Aurora Elementary School News
Aurora Artists 3rd Grade
Congratulations to the following 3rd grade artists! They will have their donut artwork on display at Sandy’s Donuts in West Fargo.
Mackenzie, Vanessa, Anderson, Claire, Taven, Ryder from Mrs. Saarion’s class
Piper, Ashton D, and Rayn from Mr. Becher’s class
Congratulations to the following 3rd grade artists! They will have their cupcake artwork on display at Gigi’s Cupcakes Fargo.
Hannah, Braxton, Kara, and Aubrianna from Mrs. Saxlund’s class
Ella, Jack, Holt, Aiden, and Liv from Mrs. Thorstad’s class
Aurora Elementary School is learning how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle!
WHO: All Students K-5 @ Aurora Elementary
WHAT: Jump Rope Event for Kids Heart Challenge
WHEN: January 17th – February 8th
WHERE: In the Gym during PE Classes
Please return donation envelopes by: Friday, February 8th
Please see your child’s collection envelope for details on how to register for Kids Heart
Challenge! CLICK HERE to reach the Kids Heart Challenge Website or access at
If you have any questions, feel free
to contact Michael Best at
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!
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
Impacted by the Government Shutdown?
New guidance from the US Department of Agriculture provides support for families impacted by the shutdown of the federal government. If your family’s income has been cut off due to the shutdown, you are eligible to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch. Information about the Free & Reduced Lunch program, including how to apply, can be found on our website.
There is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Student Success Forum: Social Media
The third session of a four-part series on student success is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00PM - 8:30PM at Cheney Middle School.
Join West Fargo Public Schools' administrators and students, West Fargo Police Department, and representatives from various community agencies to get an inside look at how social media impacts the lives of our students and children today. Resources will be shared that will allow families to better understand the risks of the online world and best practices for responsible digital citizenship. Moderated and live broadcasted by AM 1100 The Flag WZFG.
It is that time of year again when weather can alter school day plans. Please review the district's weather procedures to better prepare in the event of a late start, early dismissal, or no school day. In the event of a weather-related closure, all evening activities and facility rentals will be cancelled and the West Fargo Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center will close.
FEET Parent Trainings
Families of students receiving special education services are invited to attend the following West Fargo Public School's Family Educator Enhancement Trainings (FEET):
- Introduction to Functional Behavior Assessment & Positive Behavior Support Plans - Thursday, December 6 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM CANCELLED
- Picture Communication - Thursday, February 26 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM
All three trainings will be held at the Leidal Education Center (Room #133), 207 W Main Ave, West Fargo, ND 58078. The Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET) is designed to assist families who have children with special needs by connecting them to available educational partners. If you wish to attend, please RSVP one week prior to the event. Childcare will be provided.