Elementary Announcements

Please visit our "Homepage" MNCS Website for updates, current events and MNCS News.


Upcoming Dates to Remember...

Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th: No School- Thanksgiving Break!

Wednesday, November 30th: Early Release High School (1:05pm) & Elementary (1:15pm)

Early Release - Bus Schedules

Palmer Buses

Stier & Trailblazer Transit

Picture Day Information:

Everything is online this year! You will need to register for an account on and then use the MNCS Elementary Event Code to start the order process online. Jostens will be emailing families this year with information, previewing pictures, and for order updates. You will be able to choose the photos you want and personalize with a variety of backgrounds and text. Your order will ship directly to your home. Your student's recent picture retakes taken on November 8th can take up to 7-10 business days after the event to be uploaded into your Jostens PIX account for viewing and ordering.

Event Code:
Secure access code distributed by school


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day, and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.




-You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text

-Photos are shipped directly to your home

-High-res digital downloads are available

-If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once

Meat Raffle

Nuts and Bolts has arranged to help with the meat raffles at The 300 Club in Le Sueur during November and December. The proceeds from each night, which will go toward helping fund Experience Fridays, Genius hour, snacks, classroom supplies, etc for MNCS. However, four adult volunteers are needed each Saturday. If you are interested please use the link to sign up. Thank you!

ALL MNCS Families, New, & 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 Your Contact Information  

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

For more information and log in, instructions CLICK HERE

JMC Update

Other Information

Experiences/ Field Trips

Friday, October 7th: McGowan's Farm

MNCS Elementary students had a wonderful time at McGowan's Farm for History Fest last Friday! If you haven't already paid, please do so by Friday, October 14th.

Payments: The cost for the trip is $6.00 per child. Payments can be made by cash, check, or online payment. Please mark on the envelope History Fest and your child's name and give to Brianne Fuhrmann, Elementary Administrative Assistant. Payment deadline is Friday, October 14th. If choosing to pay online, the link for online payment is here- through the MNCS Online Store.

Friday, November 4th: Bowling at The 300 Club, Le Sueur

MNCS Elementary students will be going in groups to go bowling this Friday from 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm. Cost per student will be $10.00 total for the games and shoe rentals. Payment deadline is Friday, November 18th. Payments can be made by cash, check, or online payment. Please mark on the envelope Bowling and your child's name and give to Brianne Fuhrmann, Elementary Administrative Assistant. Online payment is available here.

Friday, November 18th: School-wide Genius Hour (on-site)

Every Advisor at MNCS Elementary will be offering a skill, and students can sign up to choose where they want to go and do that activity! There is no cost and it is sure to be a lot of fun for students!

Friday, December 9th: The Grinch Musical at Children's Theatre Company

All MNCS Elementary students will be going to see "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and get into the holiday spirit with this fun and joyous musical!

"A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has observed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough! In this favorite holiday story, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, he conceives a dastardly plot to destroy the holiday they love. It’s the smallest of the Whos, tiny Cindy Lou, who extends a hand. Through the combination of kindness and community, we witness not only a change in the course of Who-History, but the size and capacity of the cantankerous Grinch’s heart"

There is no cost for this experience and is "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".

Quick Links

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MNCS Online Store

Wish List

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Lunchables will be available for $2 every day including a snack item/gogurt and milk

Ordering Process

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Free and Reduced Lunch Program: Parents need to fill out this form Application for Educational Benefits . You can turn applications into the Elementary Administrative Assistant Brianne Fuhrmann or send to Carrie Rice, MNCS Nutrition Manager at [email protected]

We will keep you informed regarding any changes with our lunch program 2022-2023 and we thank you for your support and understanding!


Elementary Students Only! This milk subscription is for the whole year, includes one milk per day for snack/lunch. Available for Kindergarten - 6th Grade. Cost is $51.80. Payment made through MNCS Online Store here.

Nuts & Bolts MNCS Year Planner Available For Purchase!

MNCS Nuts & Bolts is the parent-teacher organization of the Minnesota New Country Schools and is offering an MNCS yearly planner available for purchase this school year! The cost is $5.00 per planner. They are available to purchase through the MNCS Online Store here.

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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.

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