Monday 02/17 - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday 02/18 - Make-up Snow Day - SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
Friday 02/21 - 5th Grade Ski Trip @ Detroit Lakes
Wednesday 02/26 - 4th Grade Living Ag Field Trip @ RR Valley Fairgrounds
Friday 02/21 - 5th Grade Ski Trip @ Detroit Mountain
Friday 02/28 - 3rd Grade Music Program
Tuesday 03/03 - Maple Family Dental Follow-Up Visits
Monday 03/09 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 03/10 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:00pm-7:30pm
Friday 03/13 - NO SCHOOL
Friday 03/20 - 5th Grade Music Program @ 8:30am
PTO News for the Week of 02/21/2020
Join us for the LAST Independence PTO Family Movie Night of the year, featuring Frozen 2!
Help us make this event successful by volunteering through the link below:
Minutes for February's PTO meeting can be found here!
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES SIGN-UP NOW AVAILABLE!
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on March 9th and 10th from 4:00-7:30 PM at Independence Elementary. Go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Independence_Elementary to schedule your conference times. You can call the school office at 701-356-5890 if you are having difficulties signing up online and we are happy to assist.
The deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, March 4th.
Conferences last a maximum of 15-minutes. Please work with your child’s teacher if you need to schedule another time outside of conferences to follow-up on any items.
We look forward to seeing you at conferences!
PARENTS: We have had many sick kids in school lately. Please do not send a sick child to school. If your child has an elevated temperature, rash, diarrhea, or is vomiting at home, DO NOT send the child to school.
Children with 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
- 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.
- Thank you for helping keep our children well by not spreading sickness!
Cold Weather Clothing Policy
PLEASE SLOW DOWN
Drop Off: PLEASE be extra careful when dropping your child off in the morning. Pull up as far as you can in the drop off lane. If you pull into the parking lot, you need to park in a spot. DO NOT BLOCK THE AISLES. Remain in your car as your child exits. Do not block the crosswalk and let your child out of the car. Pick Up: PLEASE be extra careful when picking up your child at the end of the day. Pull up as far as you can in the pick up lane. Again, if you pull into the parking lot you need to park in a spot. DO NOT block the aisles.
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!