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Newsletter 2-17-2022

Basketball Tournament

Is this Saturday, February 19th!

Volunteers are still needed for concessions, sweeping, admissions, clock… You don’t have to be a basketball parent or player to help, everyone is welcome! This is a great fundraiser for our school!

Please signup on the link or let Brittany Clark know time and what you’d like to help with.


Next week Friday, February 25th we do not have school. MLC Basketball Tournament (A team only).

Spring Break

Is just around the corner, we do not have school February 28th through March 4th.

Both A & B teams have a game March 1st at Trinity in Nicollet, 4:30.

Only A team has practice March 3rd and go to GPLHS March 4th-5th.

Christian Education Week

Notes have gone home in regards to Christian Education Week coming up next week, February 21st – 24th.

Please note dress up days and the activities we have planned, it will be a very fun week!

1st – 8th grade - Please remember to sign and return your Powder Ridge forms along with your admission money.

Pre-K & K – Wednesday, February 23rd we go to Wheel & Cog. We will need everyone’s booster seats this day.

If your child is still in a 5-point harness please let us know. We do have a few of these already on hand that can be used.


The teachers received new computers so their old ones are up for grabs if anyone would like a Windows 10 computer. They have been wiped and are ready to go, just let us know if you’d like to come get one.


¨ Feb. 17th

Basketball Practice

3:15 – 5:30

¨ Feb. 19th

Mustang Classic Basketball Tournament

8:30 – 5:00

¨ Feb. 21st – 24th

Christian Education Week

¨ Feb. 22nd

Basketball Practice 3:15-5:30 A & B Team

¨ Feb. 24th

Basketball Practice

3:15-5:30 A & B Team

¨ Feb. 25th


Mrs. Eckstrand’s Room

This week our Jesus Story is “One Man Gives Thanks”, we learned that Jesus healed 10 lepers but only one said thank you. We need to remember that God loves everyone and because he loves us, we should say thank you!

Our Science this week is learning What Makes Up Earth. For Art we will be making our own sculptures. In Movement we are sharpening our bowling skills to be ready for next week. Keep watching for Nibbles to come home and return him the next day you make it to school.

Don’t forget to let me know any schedule changes for next week.

Wednesday all children will need their CAR SEATS whether booster or 5 point and SOCKS to go to Wheel & Cog. Thursday they will need socks for bowling.

Preschool: Our number this week is 16. Long line down then down and curl, 16 what a whirl. Our letter this week is Tt for Tower, Turtle, and Train.

Reminder–Next Wednesday’s morning pick up is 12:00 to make sure the “bus” arrives back.

Kindergarten: This week in Reading we finished Fritz and met Ettebette “Ee” sounds all around. In Math we are learning the number words for 11-20 as well as making sure we have them in order. We also took our computer MAP tests for reading & math.

Mrs. Utsch’s Room

In 1st grade Math we added and subtracted tens, used a hundred chart to add, and showed addition with tens and ones. In Reading we associated final y with the long e and long i sound, and associated ay with the long a sound, and read the story “In Case of Rain”.

The next spelling test will be Wednesday, February 23rd.

In 2nd grade Math we added and subtracted 3-digit numbers with regrouping and subtracted 3-digit numbers with zeros. In Reading we decoded words with the long a spelled -ey, -ay, ange, and eigh, used context clues to understand the meaning of words, used adjectives and adverbs in sentences, and recognized the present, past, and future tenses of verbs.

In 3rd grade Math we used fractions to measure length and we compared fractions. In Reading we are reading “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.

In Religion we learned about The Fall of Jericho. God blessed the Israelites by giving them the city of Jericho, God blesses those who have faith in him. We also learned about Achan’s sin and that he was punished for his sin. God hates sin and warns us about it in his Word.

Mr. Gephart’s Room

Hi Parents, Family, and Friends,

Here is a look into the classroom this week.

In Reading the 4th-5th graders are reading “Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing”. Can Peter ever get along with his little brother? The 6th-8th graders are reading “The Giver”. What would life be like in a utopian society?

In Grammar the students are learning about adverbs and pronouns.

In Math the 4th graders are learning how to long divide. 5th graders about fractions. 6th graders are learning the basics of geometry. The 7th graders about geometry. 8th graders are learning how to solve quadratic equations by graphing and factoring.

In Geography we are learning more about Africa.

In History the upper graders are learning about WWII. The lower graders are learning about MN history. They are learning about WWI and the afterwards.

In Writing we are working on making stories more interesting.

Starting Tuesday, January 18th, Mr. Gephart will have a 6-week student teacher from MLC, Ms. Hannah Wendland. He will also get a clinical student, Mr. Washburn every Thursday until the middle of May.

Next week is Christian Education Week.

Next Week’s Schedule – Spelling Lesson 22, Memory Work – Isaiah 41:10

Monday –

Tuesday –

Wednesday – Pre-Spelling Test

Thursday – Final Spelling Test

Friday – No School

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