Notes from Mrs. Zent

  • Happy Holidays

    Posted by Carol Zent on 12/8/2018

    heres the news

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  • End of first trimester!

    Posted by Carol Zent on 11/30/2018

    Dear Horace Families,

    Serving as the principal of a school where the culture is most often centered around putting others before ourselves is an inspiring place to be. I am very proud and honored to be your principal and to work alongside our dedicated staff and our amazing students. As always, please feel free to contact me or stop by with any questions, concerns or comments you would like to share.

    Sincerely,

    Carol Zent

    zent@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

     

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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

  • toiletry drive

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

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  • Jan days

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  • January 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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    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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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Weather Procedures

    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.

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  • Building & Trades Program House for Sale

    The West Fargo High School Buildings & Trades Program house is currently being built, but is available now for purchase.

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  • 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.

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Horace Elementary School Events