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Edward Neill is a learning community where we succeed together, act responsibly, and safely to ensure that all students are future ready and community strong.
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.
Tuesdays in the Garden
Help out in the Garden! Every Tuesday is Tuesdays in the Garden at Neill, 6:30-8:00pm. You can sign up here to support or feel free to attend any Tuesday. You can also sign up here for Friday Garden support.
End of Year Medication Pick-Up
If your child has kept medication in the health office that she/he takes at school, for the safety of your child and the other students at our school, we are requesting that an adult transport all medications home. If this is not possible, please contact the school health office to make other arrangements. Medications may be picked up in the health office from now until the end of the last day of school. It is extremely important to keep emergency medications such as inhalers, Epi-Pens and seizure medications at school until the end of the last day.
The school nurse will destroy all medications not claimed at the end of the last day of the school year.
All medication permission forms expire at the end of the school year. Authorization forms can be obtained by visiting the school health office or on the District website - www.isd191.org.
Food Service End of Year Notes
Meal Account Payments, Account Balances, and Refunds
Thank you for monitoring your student meal account balance and depositing money for purchases. FeePay is an online webstore where parents/guardians can make 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 account.
Depositing money into meal accounts is accomplished online or by sending a check or cash to the student's school. Checks should be written out to ISD 191 Food Service. Cash is accepted in a sealed envelope. Write the student's first and last name and PIN on the check memo line or on the envelope. All schools have payment collection boxes. Middle schools and the Burnsville High School have kiosks for cash deposits (no coins). Kiosks do not provide change to students and require input of the student PIN and birthdate. Cash or coins are not accepted on serving lines at middle or high schools.
Balances remaining on meal accounts at the end of the school year will automatically be carried forward when school reopens. Meal purchases should be monitored, as refunds will not be issued on balances less than $10.00, unless the family is moving out of the district or the last student has graduated. Money may be transferred to siblings or other students. Refund, transfer, or donation request forms are available online: http://www.isd191.org/district-191-services-and-departments/food-service... and must be received by the Food Service department no more than 5 dayts after the last day of school. A check will be mailed for the amount remaining on the meal account. No cash refunds will be made.
Negative Meal Account Balances and Unpaid Meal Charges
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. The Unpaid Meal Charge procedure can be found at http://www.isd191.org/district-191-services-and-departments/food-servce/...
Free Summer Meals for Students
FIve school sites (Edward Neill, Sky Oaks, and Hidden Valley Elementary, Eagle Ridge Middle School, and Burnsville High School) will be open to the public and provide breakfast and lunch free of charge to children and teens ages 1-18. Rahn Park will have lunch meals provided through our partnership with The Open Door Mobile Lunch Box. More details will be available soon at http://www.isd191.org/district-191-services-and-departments/food-service...
Thank you for allowing us to serve your student. We hope to see you at our summer locations!
Need Ideas for Summer?
Check out the flyer below for ideas of where to take your children to play this summer.
Summer Reading Program
Head to the library this summer for fun reading and learning activities for kids ages birth to entering 12th grade. Check out the flyer below from Burnhaven Library and watch these informative video clips.
Child Care Information 2019-2020
Does your child attend a home daycare or daycare center before or after school? Do you intend on this being your plan for next school year? If so, check out the forms attached below. A child care information form needs to be completed if your child attends daycare before and/or after school and will need to be transported to or from school to an address other than your home address. These forms can be printed, completed and returned to the school office.
Summer Eats Minnesota
Check out the Summer Eats Minnesota mobile app! Simply search Summer Eats Minnesota and download the free app via the Apple Store or Google Play Story on your smart phone. All kids up to age 18 can locate the nearest site, show up at the right time and eat a free summer meal. No registration or prior sign-up is necessary. There are free serving sites across the state at schools, parks, recreation centers, community centers and libraries. It is important to know summer meal sites are being added weekly and times and days of operation do change so check the mobile site regularly to get the most up-to-date information.
Clarification on Band/Orchestra for next year
Due to budget constraints, the 5th grade band and orchestra offerings at all District 191 elementary schools will be discontinued next year. The change is not one that anyone in the school district wanted to make, recognizing that these programs are valued by our families and valuable for our students. Unfortunately, our funding from the state and federal government has not kept up with costs - leaving us with a projected $7 million deficit next year - so not all programs and services could be kept.
We will continue to have music education for all students as part of our specialist rotation.
Band and orchestra at the middle school levels were protected in next year's budget, and will continue to be available in the same format as before: elective classes during the school day with performance opportunities throughout the school year.
You can learn more about the 2019-20 budget process online at www.isd191.org/budget.
Do you have a student that will be in 6th grade next school year? Check out the flyer below for fun activities through The Edge this summer.
Our last meeting was on May 16. Thank you to all of our PTO officers for your service to Neill!
- Congrats to our PTO Board Members, both new and returning:
Kari Nurminen - President
Nicole Krube - Vice President
Rob Nurminen - Treasurer
Ann Krenn - Secretary
Shanna McArthur - Volunteer Coordinator
- Neill fundraisers have been very successful this year! Thank you to all who were able to donate this year.
- We're busy planning for the all-school picnic on the last day of school. If you're interested in volunteering, please email Kari Nurminen firstname.lastname@example.org
Pop Tab Collection
We are now collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest. Please have your student bring in the tabs from the following:
- Beverage cans
- Soup cans
- Pet food cans
- Anything with a tab!
Please place the tabs in a bag labeled with your student’s grade. Each grade will have a container for their tabs. The teachers and staff will also have a container and compete for the most tabs.
The winning grade at the end of the year will get a prize. The teachers get bragging rights if they win.
Keep collecting all year!
6/6/19 - Last day of school!
6/6/19 - Spirit Day - "Neill Colors"
6/6/19 - Fourth quarter awards ceremony, grades 3-5 @ 9:30 a.m. & K-2 @ 10:15 a.m.
6/6/19 - Fifth grade send off activities!