Notes from Mrs. Zent

  • Flying into fall!

    Posted by Carol Zent on 9/20/2019

    What's the Buzz?

    This month, our schoolwide theme is about becoming a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs. We are reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition, we are reminding students of our school rules using CHAMPS.

    We'll also begin teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviors.

    Support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please tell your child's teacher if you have questions about specific ways you can help your child with these behaviors at home.

     

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District News & Updates

  • 2019 West Fargo High School Hall of Fame

    Mark your calendars for an evening to honor those committed to excellence at West Fargo High School! The West Fargo Educational Foundation will host the annual hall of fame event on October 3, 2019 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Fargo. The evening will include dinner, induction program, games, and a raffle. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the West Fargo Educational Foundation.

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  • Family Educator Enhancement Team Meeting: FEET Structure

    The first Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET) meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 5:00PM - 6:30PM at the Leidal Education Center (Room #138), 207 W Main Ave, West Fargo. 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 at: http://bit.ly/2ktCAYa. Free childcare provided. Free event.

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  • Student Success Forum: Social Media

    West Fargo Public Schools, the West Fargo Police Department, and AM 1100 The Flag WZFG are pleased to co-host the first of four forums geared toward sharing information on the hot-button issues impacting our youth today. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM at the Dakota Medical Foundation.

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  • Immunization Requirements

    The deadline to complete, or be in the process of receiving, the required immunization requirements is October 1. Review the new 2019-2020 requirements to ensure your child is up-to-date.

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  • WFPSchools Scoop

    The most recent issue of WFPSchools Scoop is now available. WFPSchools Scoop is a quarterly publication for all West Fargo Public Schools families. An electronic edition of WFPSchools Scoop is emailed every September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15 via the Blackboard Messaging System. The publication includes communication from district administrators, as well as district updates and new.

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Forms & Flyers

School News

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 14 and 15 from 4:00-7:30 PM. Please login to the https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Horace website and schedule your conference time.

    You can call the school office at 701-499-1440 if you have any questions or need assistance scheduling conferences.

    The deadline to sign-up on-line is October 6.

    Remember that we schedule one conference, for both parents to attend, per child due to limited time spots available. Conferences last a maximum of 15-minutes.

    We look forward to seeing you at conferences!

    https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Horace

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    Cell phones must remain in backpacks:

    Students are not allowed to use a cell phone while at school unless given permission by a teacher or staff member. If a student does not comply, the phone will be confiscated by the staff member, who will give it to the office for safekeeping until the end of the day. The school is not responsible for the loss or damage of a phone if a family elects to have a child bring these items to school.
     

    Please do not send trading cards or toys to school.

    Please do not send any trading cards or trading items to school with your child. We do not allow trading on the bus or school. Someone always gets upset and it ends up being too big of a distraction. We also discourage toys or electronics as they get broken or lost. There are certain times that classrooms will have students bring these things from home, but the teacher will let you know when that is. Thank you for helping us keep distractions away from the learning environment.
     

    Medication Policy

    Prescription and non-prescription ("over-the-counter") medications required by a student shall be administered by a parent at home or by the student's medical provider if possible. Parents shall use every effort to have medication administration times set for time periods other than school hours. When this is not possible, within the limitations set by this policy, the West Fargo Public School's trained staff or school nursing staff may assist in the administration of medication during school hours. The West Fargo Public Schools retains the right to refuse to administer medications or provide other medical treatments. No prescription or nonprescription medication should be carried by a student or kept in his or her locker unless the authorization for self-administration has been completed.

    School personnel will administer no prescription medication unless prescribed by a licensed prescriber and have the authorization forms signed by both the parent or legal guardian and the licensed provider.

     

    When to keep your child home.

    Please do not send a sick child to school to be assessed by the nurse. If your child has an elevated temperature, rash, diarrhea, or is vomiting at home, DO NOT send the child to school.

    Children will the following symptoms should not be sent to school and/or school activities:

    • Thermometer indicates a temperature of 100 degrees or more
    • Undiagnosed rash or sores
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Contagious infection diagnosed by a health care provider

    Children may not return to school until:

    • Their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other medications.
    • There has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of over the counter medications.
    • When a student has been diagnosed with a contagious infection and was given prescription medication, the student may not return to school until they have taken the medication a full 24 hours and their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours.
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  • Contact Information   

    Principal - Carol Zent

    Counselor - Lyndsey Simonson

    Administrative Assistant - Sue Sundlie

    Phone Number: (701) 356-2080 

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    JOIN US AT OUR PTO MEETINGS!

    Meetings are the first Monday of each month (unless it’s a no school day). 6:30-7:30 PM in the library. All parents are welcome! We have entertainment for the kids, so bring them along!

    PTO OFFICERS FOR 2018-2019

    Chair – Tara Messer (2nd-grade parent) 
    Co-Chair –Kelly Halverson (1st and 4th-grade parent)
    Treasurer – Laura Wickham (1st-grade parent)
    Secretary – Kim LaHaise (5th-grade parent)
    Public Relations – Jennifer Norton (kindergarten parent) 

    Please feel free to contact any PTO Officer with suggestions, questions, or with offers of assistance! HoraceVolunteers@gmail.com 

     

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  • Congratulations to our new PTO officers for the 2019-2020 school year!

     

    2019-2020 PTO Officers:

    Chair – Kelly Halvorson

    Co-Chair – Rachel Dwyer

    Treasurer – Danielle Hewson

    Secretary – Jennifer Ernst

    Public Relations – Jen Norton

     

    Officers can be contacted at horacevolunteers@gmail.com   

    Sign up for volunteer/donation opportunities here: http://signup.com/go/N9AAWZ 

    Like us on Facebook to keep up to date: https://www.facebook.com/HoracePTO/

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School-Based Sealant Program

  • Seal! North Dakota School-Based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program

    In 2012, The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) implemented the Seal! North Dakota School-Based Fluoride Varnish and Dental Sealant Program. The dentist and/or dental hygienist visit each school two times a year (fall and spring), to provide direct preventive services. Services include: oral health education, dental exam/screening, teeth cleaning, dental sealants and fluoride varnish application. A parent/guardian signed consent form is required to participate in the Seal! North Dakota Program.

    Any student who does not already have a regular dentist may sign up if they have a completed and signed parent/guardian consent form. A result sheet (what the child had done), toothbrush, floss, and a small prize will be provided to each child that is seen. Maple Family Dental will be providing the services at your school; watch for more information to come!

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