09/20 - 5th Grade Field Trip @ MSUM Planetarium
09/30 - PD Day - No School
10/04 - 1st Annual Independence Walk-a-Thon
10/08 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00pm in the Library
10/09 - School Picture Day
10/14 & 10/15 - Parent Teacher Conferences @ 4:00pm-7:30pm
10/17 & 10/18 - Admin Convention - No School
First Lego League Meeting - Thursday, September 26th
IMPORTANT - Drop Off and Pick-Up Instructions
School Picture Day - Wednesday, October 9th
Picture packets will be sent home in the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for a notification message from your student's teacher!
PTO News for the Week of 9/20/19
Hello Independence Families!
Thank you to those of you who have already started the fundraising efforts in support of the PTO, our students and teachers. If you did not receive your students personalized link last Friday you can find it by clicking on the link below:
Here you can search for your students name in the search bar. Once you have found your students’ name and selected him/her a link can be shared with family and friends to allow for donations directly to your student.
We would also like to clarify each student has a fundraising goal of $40 and each classroom has a goal of $800. As we hope to have school-wide participation our overall Independence Elementary goal is $20,000.
Without your support and fundraising efforts we will not be able to fund all of the extra materials teachers request along with school wide fields trips at the end of the year.
Finally, the PTO is always looking for volunteers to assist with our events, including the Walk-A-Thon! Please sign-up below to help cheer on your students!
Thank you in advance,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!