Notes from Mrs. Zent

  • Celebrate Staff Appreciation Week 2019 with us May 5-11!

    Posted by Carol Zent on 4/26/2019

    staff appreciation week


    Educators change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extend far beyond the boundaries of the classroom—“Out of This World.”


    They play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.


    Let’s show our thanks and gratitude to these stellar educators. Blast off with us during Staff Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they do to help our children reach for the stars.


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  • Golden Tickets

    Posted by Carol Zent on 10/5/2018 5:00:00 PM

    Golden Tickets! 🌟🎫

    Horace Elementary has started something very special. Every staff member gets five golden tickets a month to give to a class that has exhibited excellent behavior. After a class earns five golden tickets they get a surprise prize!


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  • We are Bucket Fillers!

    Posted by Carol Zent on 9/4/2018

    Students are encouraged to be Bucket Fillers. The idea of Bucket Fillers is based on the book "Have You Filled A Bucket Today? (A Guide to Daily Happiness For Kids)" by Carol McCloud. The premise of the book is this...
    We all carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad.
    A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people's buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time.
    On the other hand, a bucket dipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. A bucket dipper empties their bucket when they say and do mean things.
    Please know that we discuss "bucket-filling" on a regular basis. When your child comes home from school, ask him/her, “How did you fill someone’s bucket today?” and enjoy the response you get!

    Fillers vs. Dippers

    We have three general expectations:
    1. Be respectful.
    2. Be responsible.
    3. Be safe.

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School News

  • May Calendar

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    SCHOOL HOURS - 7:50-2:30

    • When dropping off or picking up your child, please pull forward as much as possible in the lane nearest to curb so we can get as many cars as possible in the lane at one time.

    • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the loop.  If you need to meet your child at the door, please use a parking space.

    • Kindly reserve the handicap designated parking spaces for those displaying the appropriate permit in their vehicles.

    • Remember that we do provide supervision at 7:30 am as well as after school in the drive-thru loop area.  Parents do not need to enter the building to walk students to class in the morning or when meeting them at the end of the day.

    • Remember to SLOW DOWN when school is in session. 

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    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! 


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  • Box Tops

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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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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!

Forms & Flyers

District News & Updates

  • Support Staff Job Fair

    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

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  • Kindergarten Registration 

    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.

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  • Parent Portal

    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.

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