Elementary Announcements

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Upcoming Dates to Remember...

Tuesday, March 28th: Kindergarten Round Up at MNCS Elementary!

Pizza Dinner: 5:30pm

Kindergarten Round Up Event: 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 29th - Early Release - 1:15pm

Early Release - Bus Schedules

Palmer Buses

Stier & Trailblazer Transit

**We will have school April 7th and April 10th to make up snow days**

April 7th is an early release day and April 10th is a regular full day

Kindergarten Round Up!

MNCS Kindergarten Round-Up- March 28th!

MNCS Kindergarten Round-Up is right around the corner! If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten, or if you know of someone who does and is interested in enrolling into our MNCS Kindergarten class for the 2023-2024 school year, this is the time and place to meet the teacher, tour the school, and receive more information!

DATE: Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

TIME: 5:30pm we will be serving a pizza dinner for everyone; 6:00pm will be the start of our Kindergarten Round-Up event!

LOCATION: MNCS Elementary School- 127 N. 8th Street, Henderson MN 56044

TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, or for more information, please contact Brianne Fuhrmann, Elementary Administrative Assistant at 507-868-0071 ext. 0 or email: [email protected]. We welcome incoming Kindergarten families and look forward to meeting you soon! For more information about Minnesota New Country School, please visit


Flower Power Fundraiser

It's March, which means it is time for the annual Flower Power Fundraiser

Do you dream of warmer days and green, growing things? Do you love Minnesota New Country School? Now you can support MNCS while shopping for everything that makes summer wonderful! Sunflowers, lilies, hosta, astilbe, and more --- all delivered right to you. 

The link to order is HERE

Every order will help support Minnesota New Country School staff and students. Please share the ordering link with friends and family! They'll get beautiful flowers for their gardens while supporting all the great things MNCS does. Orders are due May 15th and will ship directly to your chosen address. 


MNCS Nuts + Bolts PTO 

Still Needing To Order Your Student's Pictures?

Everything is online this year! You will first need to register for an account on and then use the MNCS Elementary Event Code to start the order process online. Your order will ship directly to your home.

Event Code:
FE216022 (secure access code)



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, March 31st: Base Camp at Fort Snelling, MN

Students in the Frog and Woodland Critter classrooms will be going this Friday to Base Camp- an inspiring active learning center in Fort Snelling, MN. Students will have the opportunity to experience activities promoting team building, rock climbing, rope courses, and STEM activities.

Students need closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes) for Friday. Please make sure they aren't wearing their snow boots or sandals on this trip, as that will make some of the activities hard to complete. They will also need to bring a cold lunch and a water bottle. We will be leaving as close to 8:30am as possible, so please make sure your student is at school by 8:15am. to get ready.  It is sure to be a fun experience for our students!

Monday, April 3rd- Wednesday, April 5th: Wolf Ridge

MNCS Elementary 6th graders (Cory Anda's class) have the exciting opportunity to go to Wolf Ridge which offers a year round environmental learning experience to explore the outdoors. Nestled between Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters, Wolf Ridge sits on more than 2,000 acres of land filled with trees, animals, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Students will be able to explore MN ecosystems and learn about nature doing a variety of fun activities! From studying it in the classroom to being able to experience it outside, that's where learning becomes an adventure!

Cost is $175 payable by cash, check, or online (Square) HERE.

Please also make sure to complete this Liability Form.

It is sure to be a great trip for our 6th grade class and look forward to a fun adventure ahead!

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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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