March 25-26: Kindergarten Preregistration 4:00-7:00 PM at Legacy Elementary
April 2: Spring Pictures 8:30 AM for those that return picture packet and money
April 2: PTO Meeting 7:00 PM in the Media Center
April 5: 3rd Grade Learning Bank Field Trip (Percussion) at Concordia
April 11: Author Jerry Pallotta Visit
April 16: 4th Grade Learning Bank Field Trip (FM Symphony) at NDSU Festival Hall
April 19: No School
April 25: 2019-2020 Legacy Kindergarten Open House 6:00-7:30 PM
April 26: 1st Grade Music Program at 8:30 in the Legacy Gym
Legacy Elementary School News
The Legacy Elementary School Yearbook is available for sale! This year's yearbook is a soft cover bound book, filled with color and memories from our 2018-2019 school year. Our cover is illustrated by one of our very own students here at Legacy!
Order here today for $15! Deadline to order is Friday, March 22!
If your child qualified for summer school, letters were sent home last week at conferences. Please complete the form and send it back to school with your child. It is important that everyone returns this form, even if your child will not be attending summer school.
Book Fair Winners!
Congratulations to our book fair prize winners! Each winner received a stack of books, a clip-on book lamp and some bookmarks. We hope you enjoy your prizes, Grant, Charlotte, Layton and Braelynn!
PTO Volunteers Needed!
The PTO is currently seeking parents and teachers to fill the open volunteer positions and the Executive Board positions for the 2019-2020 school year! Please pick up a form in the office if you are interested in helping out.
Legacy Spirit Wear Day/PTO Meeting
Once a month our kids and school staff are encouraged to show their lion pride by sporting their Legacy Lions Spirit Wear. Tuesday, April 2nd is the next Spirit Wear Day. Dress your kids in their lions gear or anything royal blue and yellow. Roar!
Save the date to attend the next Legacy PTO meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, April 2nd!
Deer Creek Meet & Greet
Please join us for a Meet & Greet with Dr. Chad Clark, Principal of Deer Creek
April 2 from 6:30-7:00 PM in the Legacy Media Center
Stay up to date with the latest information! Click here for the Deer Creek Elementary Website!
Parents-Students-Staff of Deer Creek Elementary can now vote on the school mascot and school colors. Go to the About Us link under the Deer Creek Website. Click School Publications. This will direct you to our school Newsletter. Click the link to submit the survey.
Did you miss out on ordering Spirit Wear in September? No worries! Check out our Upcycle items for sale at PTO events and meetings. We have a lot of gently used items available for just $5 each!
Did you know that students in grades K-2 at Legacy have access to an awesome program called Reading Eggs? It's funded by the PTO and makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids.
Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
If you do not have login information for your student, please contact their teacher. To login at home, follow this link!
The competition is on! The class with the most completed lessons will be the District Champion and will be eligible for prizes/treats!
Students are able to participate both at home and at school. All students should know how to access DreamBox with their login and password. Please contact their teacher if you need any assistance.
Keep it up Legacy Dreamers!
Forms & Flyers
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
Online registration is coming to West Fargo Public Schools! Look for further details and communications to be sent to families later this spring as we prepare for implementing the process for next year.
High School & Middle School Names
At the March 11 regularly-scheduled meeting, the School Board voted 6 - 1 in favor of naming the district's third middle school Heritage Middle School. The new middle school will open for the 2020-2021 school year and will serve students from Legacy Elementary School, Horace Elementary School, and Deer Creek Elementary School. Heritage Middle School will be located at 6350 76th Ave S, Horace, ND 58047. The School Board also voted 4 - 3 in favor of naming the district's third high school West Fargo Horace High School. The new high school will open for the 2021-2022 school year and will serve students from Heritage Middle School. The official address for Horace High School is to be determined, but it will be within the city limits of Horace, on the same campus as Heritage Middle School.
The Momo challenge is the latest online ‘challenge' that has understandably caused many parents concern. Although there have been lots of media stories in the last week, there is no verified evidence that this ‘challenge’ has caused harm to children, and more recent investigations have found it to be fake news. Despite this, it is clear that it is causing distress among parents and children.
The Momo character — the disfigured face attached to a bird’s body — was, in fact, a prop named ‘Mother Bird’ made in Japan three years ago for an art exhibition. It was claimed that the Momo challenge was ‘played’ over WhatsApp. The Momo character allegedly asked would-be participants to contact ‘her’ and do a series of challenges — the final challenge being suicide.
Although the Momo challenge is now being reported as a hoax, the reports, warnings, and disturbing images could still cause distress to children. It’s important that parents talk to their children about it. The best way to start is to ask a general question about whether they have seen anything online that upset or worried them. Explain that there are often things that happen online that can be misleading or frightening and that some things are designed to get a lot of attention. Parents need to follow their child’s lead — introducing a worrying subject to a child who isn’t familiar with it might lead them to investigate. On the other hand, avoiding mentioning it won’t provide a chance for a good discussion. Take your child’s lead and whatever you decide about overtly talking about these kinds of topics, make sure that they know that contacting strangers and doing anything at all that they are asked to do online or off that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable is not OK.
West Fargo Public Schools will hold kindergarten preregistration from 4:00PM - 7:00PM on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26.
With the exception of Deer Creek Elementary School, all families go to their neighborhood school to preregister. Deer Creek Elementary School families should preregister at Legacy Elementary School.
Each registered child must provide a copy of a current immunization record and proof of identity (birth certificate, visa, I-94, or other government-issued ID). Preregistration is still possible without these documents.
Children must be five years old on, or before, July 31, 2019 to attend kindergarten in 2019-2020.
If you do not know which school your child will attend, enter your address online at www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Preregistration is an opportunity for parents to complete the necessary paperwork; students need not attend. Students and families will be invited back to meet staff and tour the schools at August's Back to School Night.
New Middle School & High School Transition Plan
At the February 11 School Board meeting, the Board approved the grade level transition plan recommended by the Strategic Transition task force:
- 6th-9th grade students to attend the new middle school in 2020-2021
- 9th-10th grade students at the new high school in 2021-2022, 9th-11th grade students in 2022-2023, and 9th-12th grade students in 2023-2024