Welcome to Neill Elementary's electronic newsletter! This page will be updated weekly before the end of the day on Friday. We send out a weekly e-newsletter to our families as well. The e-newsletter is sent to email addresses we have on file for families. You can update your contact information through ParentVUE or by calling the school directly.
Great job to our Neill Chess Team! Congrats to Jeraldine Allyn, Aiden Bellin, Jack Bellin, Owen Evans, Alex Kelly, Mason Kruse, Bryce Peters, Caleb Peters, Aiden Phrommany, Marriana Ristamaki-McKee, and McKenzie Ristamaki-McKee. Our own Jack Bellin is the #3 chess player in the district. Way to go!
Health Office Updates
You can check out updates from our Health Office at their website. Click here for more information!
Chip Shoppe Fundraiser
Thank you to all who were able to support our PTO through Chip Shoppe purchases! Thanks to you, we've raised over $4,100 for Neill's PTO, which goes directly back to our students.
This year, the Neill STREAM Fair will replace and enhance the annual Science Fair. Instead of some students only showing off their skills in science, all students will have the opportunity to show off their skills in any academic area of interest. We'll also be involving families in this event, which is February 20. You can visit Mr. Anderson’s STREAM Fair website for more information and students will be coming home with a packet with more details.
When severe weather affects the school day, District 191 does everything it can to keep parents in the know.
- Alerts will be posted on the District and all school websites
- Announcements will be posted to Facebook and Twitter accounts
- Information will be relayed through local television and radio stations
- A phone call will be delivered to all phone numbers on file for all students
- An email announcement will be delivered to all email addresses on file for all students
- A text message will be sent to parents who opt in (send "Subscribe" to 68453 to receive text messages)
- A Notification will be "pushed" to the District 191 mobile app
Remember, we can only reach you if we have your current information on file. You can update your information through your ParentVUE account or by contacting your child's school directly. To sign up for a ParentVUE account, send an email to email@example.com include your full name and that of your child.
Give to the Max Day
We have raised $310 towards a new laminator, most of that through Give to the Max Day! We'll keep the fundraising open until we reach our goal of $1,200 and appreciate any support you can give. See more details here.
- Are you friends with Neill on FaceBook? We'd love to keep in touch! Find us here, where we regularly post updates and pictures.
- At our November 16 PTO meeting, Keri Henke was voted onto the PTO Board as Publicity Director.
- PTO is looking for someone to chair the Movie/Game Night! Please email Kari Nurminen at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- We are starting to collect Pop Tops and labels for Tyson Project A+. These can be turned in to the office or your student's teacher.
New Report Card
In addition to the information we've sent home, you can now view this Powtoon (cartoon) describing changes to our report card this year.
Did you know - The name-brand items we offer for breakfast are different from the same product you would find in a grocery store? It's true! See the article at the bottom of the page for more info, School Breakfast is Healthier Than You Think.
Shoparoo is an app for smartphones or tablet that raises money for schools. Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that primarily sells food, health or beauty items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for your school. Whether you're shopping at a supercenter, dollar store, or local convenience store - it doesn't matter where you shop or what items you buy - Shoparoo will make a cash donation for every receipt!
Download the app
Sign in to Edward Neill Elementary
Take pictures of your weekly receipts
For more information, click here.
Reminder about Meal Account Balances and Unpaid Meal Charges
Parents/Guardians are responsible to monitor their student’s meal account balance and to deposit money as needed for purchases. FeePay™ is an online webstore where parents/guardians can make online payments with a credit/debit card or checking account, view meal account balances, monitor purchases, and set up email alerts when the balance reaches a specific amount. To set up a FeePay™ account, go to https://isd191.feepay.com. Payments may take 24-72 hours for funds to be routed to the student accounts at the individual schools. There is no fee for parents/guardians to use this service.
Depositing money into meal accounts is best accomplished online or by sending a check to the school the student attends. Checks may be sent to school with the student and should be written out to ISD #191 Food Service. Cash payments will be accepted in a sealed envelope. Include the student's first and last name and PIN on the memo line of the check or on the outside of the envelope.
All schools have payment collection boxes placed in the Food Service area for receipt of payments. Middle Schools and the Burnsville High School have kiosks installed on-site for cash deposits. Machines take cash only (no coins), do not provide change, and require the input of the student PIN and birthdate. Funds deposited are available immediately to make purchases. Cash or coins are not accepted on serving lines at secondary schools.
A breakfast and/or lunch meal will be provided to students, regardless of their account balance. No student in the serving line will be denied a meal. Meal accounts with a negative balance are reviewed on a quarterly basis or more frequently as necessary and action will be taken based on the specific circumstances related to the account. Actions may include phone calls, text or email messages, letters and involvement of a third party collection agency. Elementary students will be offered a hand stamp reminder only upon a student's request.
12/18/17 - Culvers Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
12/19/17 - Obstacle course during Specialist time!
12/19/17 - Food + You Grocery Distribution, Cafeteria, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
12/20/17 - Spirit Day! Pajama Day!
12/20/17 - All School Movie Day! - K-2 @ 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 3-5 @ 2:00-3:30 p.m.
12/21/17-1/1/18 - Winter Break! NO SCHOOL!
1/2/18 - School resumes!
1/10/18 - Band Concert, Gym, 10:30 a.m.
1/11/18 - Combined elementary bands concert, Nicollet Middle School, 6:30 p.m.