Elementary Announcements

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Upcoming Dates to Remember...

5/26/22 - Presentation Night, 5pm- 6pm (Elementary)

5/23/22 - 5/27/22 - Experience Week

5/30/22 - No School (Memorial Day)

6/1/22 - Flint Hills Family Festival

6/3/22 - Last Day of School- Potluck Picnic at Allanson's Park!

Charter School Day

We are excited to announce that the CHARTER SCHOOL DAY at the St. Paul Saints baseball game will be Sunday, June 12th. This event builds on the successful Charter School Day last August at a MN Twins Game.

If you have never had the opportunity to attend a St. Paul Saints Game you have missed a wonderful experience – not only good baseball, but a lot of interesting on field events and entertainment.

TICKETS for the June 12th St. Paul Saints vs the Rochester Red Wings (Rochester New Tour) are only $17 each – which also includes a St. Paul Saints Baseball Cap.

All charter school families are invited to participate in this fun event. Click here for the flyer.

We look forward to seeing you on June 12th in Lowertown St. Paul at CHS Field.

MNCS Nuts and Bolts is back in action!!! 

We are going to do the Flower Power Fundraiser again!

Are you dreaming of warmer weather, springtime, and sunshine? So are we! Planning a garden is a really great way to pass the time when it's cold out. Who doesn't love to look at photos from a garden catalog and dream of how great everything will smell and taste when it's in your very own yard? 

This year, Nuts + Bolts is hosting an online fundraiser with Flower Power Fundraising. All you have to do is dream about your garden and then order some things from the online catalog.  Here's the link:

It's as easy as that! All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit MNCS. You can help us grow by planting some things that grow --- pretty great, right?

Thank you for supporting the students and staff at Minnesota New Country School! 

Here's to dirt under our fingernails and grass stains on our knees!!

The MNCS Board of Directors is seeking candidates to fill seats on the board from July 2022–June 2025.

The following openings on the MNCS Board of Directors are due to expiring terms: 

  • 1 7-12 parent member

  • 1 K-12 parent member

  • 1 K-6 licensed teacher staff member

  • 1 community member

Filing begins on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00am and is open through Monday, May 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm.
Complete the
MNCS Board of Directors Candidate Filing Form

ALL MNCS Families, New, and Existing Students Need To Be Registered through JMC!

If you have not done so already, you will need to log into our JMC portal and make sure ALL of your forms have been submitted (double-check even if you have already filled them out). 

If you have any questions about the process that the video is unable to answer or are unable to log in, please contact us via email:

Jake Zeiher - [email protected] or

Nick Ryan - [email protected]

UPDATE Contact Information:

Please update your contact information in the JMC Portal. Starting in January 2022, you will be receiving emails through MNCS Website/JMC (School Announcements, Covid Response, along with School Closing, etc). 
For more information and log in, instructions CLICK HERE

We appreciate your prompt attention in this matter and making sure these items are updated and completed! Thank you for your support of MNCS!

Other Information

Experiences/ Field Trips

Friday, May 20th, 2022- Zero Gravity Trampoline Park (Mr. Cory Anda's class)

Students in Mr. Cory Anda's class will be enjoying an unforgettable Experience Friday at the Zero Gravity Trampoline Park! Play is important for child development from building healthy habits, staying active, enjoy and having fun exercising, and refining their skills. Children benefit from PLAY! Zero Gravity Trampoline Park offers a variety of fun ways to get involved and have fun! From the climbing wall, the indoor playground, dodgeball, arcades, laser tag, ninja obstacle course, and of course the trampolines! The cost is $8.00 and please make sure to also complete the liability form and bring back to the Advisor or the Elementary Administrative Assistant, Brianne Fuhrmann. We look forward to a fun day of play for our students this Friday!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022- Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Children's Theatre (3rd-6th graders)

"Middle school, ugh. It’s the worst. But Greg is determined NOT to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg… no way.

See Jeff Kinney’s popular character take center stage as Greg’s cartoon diary becomes a hilarious and heartfelt musical. Will Greg’s plans lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school!" ~ children's theatre company

We will be leaving shortly after students arrive to make it for the 10:30am musical. Lunch will be on-site and we will leave shortly after to make it back before buses arrive for after school release. Please have your child(ren) bring a bag lunch (if you didn't order through the school lunch program) and a water bottle. 

There is no cost for this experience "made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council (PLRAC), thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund"


Cost is $20.00 for the whole week. Online payment is available: Online payment . If you prefer, you can also pay with cash or check, and please give to Brianne Fuhrmann, MNCS Elementary Administrative Assistant (please mark on envelope Experience Week with the student's name).

Frog & Woodland Critter students:

Monday, May 23rd: Crayola Experience at Mall of America

Tuesday, May 24th: Children's Museum in Mankato

Wednesday, May 25th: On-site Track & Field Day

Thursday, May 26th: American Ninja Warrior Course at Ignition Fitness

Friday, May 27th: Bounce Town


Swans, Komodo Dragons, and Monkeys students:

Monday, May 23rd: Sea Life at Mall of America

Tuesday, May 24th: Chutes & Ladders Park

Wednesday, May 25th: Diary of a Wimpy Kid at Children's Theatre

Thursday, May 26th: Field Games Day

Friday, May 27th: Pavek Museum

**Please have your child(ren) bring a bag lunch (if you didn't order through the school lunch program) and they MUST bring a water bottle for Experience Week. Please make sure your student is dressed appropriately for the weather as well.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022- Flint Hills Family Festival

MNCS Elementary students in the Frogs, Woodland Critters, and Swans classes will be able to enjoy the Flint Family Hills Festival the last week of school! The festival is presented by Ordway Center for Performing Arts. The festival is in downtown Saint Paul and students will be able to participate in free outdoor entertainment and art-making activities, celebrating the artist in every child!

There is no cost for this experience. Please have your child(ren) bring a bag lunch (if you didn't order through the school lunch program) and a water bottle. 

Friday, June 3rd, 2022-

  • Valley Fair (Cory Anda's class)

  • Potluck Picnic at Allanson's Park

Mr. Cory Anda's class will be celebrating the last day of school at Valley Fair! However, they also have the option to join the rest of the school for a Potluck Picnic in the Park instead! In celebration of the last day of school with MNCS Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year, MNCS will be hosting a Picnic at Allanson's Park from 11:30am to 1pm. Students will be able to leave with their parents/guardians from the park. We will be grilling hotdogs and it is a potluck! Each MNCS family can bring either a homemade dish or store bought item. We appreciate your participation and are looking forward to it! It has been a great year for our MNCS community and we look forward to celebrating the last day of school with our MNCS Elementary students and their families soon!


Elementary K-6th: School meals and ordering process

MNCS Elementary will be offering cold lunch options at this time for our elementary students. This change is in effect starting February 7th, 2022 and continuing the rest of this school year 2021-2022.

With this adjustment, MNCS families will no longer need to pre-order on a monthly basis as has been requested prior. The menu will be the same each week and will consist of a weekly preset menu.

**Daily menu items have been updated as of 4/5/22 with our supplier. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note the updated weekly menu:

Monday: Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Tuesday: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Wednesday: Turkey and Cheese Sliders

Thursday: Cheese Tortilla

Friday: Turkey, Cheese, and Crackers

Each meal will come with a fresh vegetable and fruit variety. The cost will remain the same at $4.00 per meal. If applicable and does not qualify for free/reduced program offered, lunches will be tracked and families will be invoiced.

Thank you for your support and understanding!

The Lions Club has a recycle collection box outside of MNCS. They are collecting plastic shopping bags (Target, Walmart etc.), there is a list on the outside of the white box. 

They have 5 months to reach their goal, once reached they will get a “By the Yard” bench to be able to place it in town. 

Did you know you could support "Minnesota New Country School"  while you shop on Amazon? On your next Amazon purchase shop through AmazonSmile - AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchases to MNCS, at no extra cost to you! Already set up, THANK YOU! If you are using AmazonSmile on your mobile app, it may need to be renewed.