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    SchoolTalk - June 1 issue

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SCHOOLTALK. This week's issue highlights end of school year celebrations, a state track championship, a message from Superintendent Dr. Gandhi.

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    Summer Meals Program

    Power Plate Meals, in partnership with the Forward Foundation, is providing take-home meals for students in Fargo Public Schools this summer. Each meal bag includes five frozen Power Plate Meals. Meals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Meal distribution occurs every other week from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Ed Clapp and Wednesdays at Jefferson. Pick up locations will be at the front door of each school.

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    P-EBT Benefits

    You may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits for your school-aged child(ren) this summer. Children who received free or reduced-price lunch and were attending school at the end of the 2022-23 school year are eligible. If your children are not currently eligible but might be eligible for the 2023-24 school year, complete the P-EBT application and submit a Free/Reduced-Price application by August 25, 2023. Click the heading for more information.

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    EDventures are ready to connect K-12 teachers and administrators with area businesses with the goal of learning first hand about the local job market, career trends, and essential skills students need to thrive in their future. Read about EDventrues in this feature column by Denise Jonas, Director of Career and Technical Education.

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    National Beef Month

    Fargo Public Schools is celebrating National Beef Month this May! The District's schools provide more than 34,000 pounds of beef per year. On Tuesday, our schools served more than 300 pounds of beef with spaghetti and meat sauce on the menu. Watch how FPS uses beef.

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    Summer Reading

    The FPS library team reminds students, staff, and families of the wide variety of reading options offered through the summer from our local public libraries, public businesses, and by accessing our district e-book collection through Sora. FPS has several great opportunities and resources to encourage our students and staff to keep reading over the summer break! Read more about all the summer reading opportunities in this Feature Column by Library Program and Resources Coordinator Jenn Hess and K-12 Literacy Coordinator Lindsay Seelig.

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    Teacher Appreciation

    May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week. This is a week that school districts nationwide set aside time to thank teachers for the critical role that each of them plays in the education of our children. Read more about this important celebratory week and the impacts made by teachers - through quotes from students and parents - in this Cabinet Column by FPS Human Capital Officer Dr. Jeff McCanna.

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    Governmental Affairs Update

    North Dakota’s 68th Legislative Session began on January 3 and adjourned Sine Die Sunday, April 30 about 3 a.m. The Fargo School Board’s Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) was actively engaged prior to and throughout the session. Read more about the legislative session and the actions taken by GAC in this Board Column by Board member and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Robin Nelson.

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    AD-Ventures Seasonal Activities

    AD-Ventures is a district publication intended to help families find activities for their children throughout our community. It is published on the first of each month during the school year.

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    EL Family Nights

    English Learner Family Nights are a bi-weekly parent and family engagements supported by FPS and ND Dept. of Health and Human Services. The purpose is to help build language through hands-on activities, guest speakers, and lessons, as well as to assist families in navigating opportunities and obstacles within their new community.

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    FPS 2024-25 School Calendar

    Fargo Public Schools has released the District’s 2024-25 school calendar. The calendar was developed by the District’s Calendar Committee, which was comprised of seventeen members including teachers, parents, principals, students, district office representatives, a Fargo Education Association teacher representative, a support staff member, and a School Board member. The calendar was presented to the Fargo Board of Education and approved at the March 28, 2023 School Board meeting.

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    Board Planning Committee Update

    The Board Planning Committee works with FPS administration to determine short-term and long-term facility needs and make appropriate recommendations to the Board for their consideration. As a growing district, we need to carefully plan for bringing new facilities online as the need arises and renovate/update those in our current inventory as they age. Read more about the plan for new buildings in the District in this Board Column by Fargo Board of Education member Jim Johnson.

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    Umoja brings Unity to FPS

    Umoja means "unity". Read about what Umoja means for more than 200 Fargo Public Schools youth in this Feature Story by FPS Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Tamara Uselman and Umoja Developers Frederick Edwards and J'Neil Gibson.

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    Arts CAN Do!

    You can help support Visual and Fine Arts in the Fargo Public Schools simply by recycling your aluminum cans. While helping the earth by recycling, you can help the brain and social emotional learning skills of our FPS students by supporting the arts. Arts CAN Do recycling receptacles are located at many recycling centers around town. Read the article to see where to donate.

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    Elementary Language Libraries

    There are 94 languages spoken in our schools, and the District is dedicated to supporting students in their home languages. To reflect the broad diversity of the world, specific cultures of the families we serve, and to support the home languages of families, the Elementary Language Library Project was created. The Elementary Language Libraries provide books to students to read in one of five languages.

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    Music in our Schools

    March is Music in Our Schools Month! FPS has an incredibly strong music program. So strong that it has been named one of NAMM’s “Best Communities for Music Education” for 19 years. Read more about the music opportunities provided to FPS students and some of their honors and accomplishments in this Feature Column by FPS Performing Arts Facilitator Patrick Thiel.

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    2023 FPS Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to South High School Vocal Music Teacher Sara Lichtblau on being named the 2023 FPS Teacher of the Year!

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    Be a CTE Champion

    February is national Career and Technical Education Month. It is an annual campaign held across the United States to celebrate the accomplishments of Career and Technical Education programs, instructors, and students.

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    State of the Schools Address

    The 2023 Fargo Public Schools State of the Schools Address presented by Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi is available to view digitally on demand on the FPS YouTube channel.

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    Inclement Weather FAQ

    Fargo Public Schools has received many questions regarding how we will respond to inclement weather situations moving forward this school year. Read the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in this Inclement Weather FAQ.

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    We are Hiring

    Join the Fargo Public Schools team and be the leader they need! Fargo Public Schools is now hiring paraeducators, food service staff, custodial staff, and more! Apply today!

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    Board Governance Committee

    The FPS Board of Education Governance Committee helps guide and support the School Board by ensuring it adheres to healthy and productive governance practices. Read more about this Committee in this Board Column by Board President Dr. Tracie Newman.

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    Trollwood Summer Registration

    Registration for Trollwood Performing Arts School's 2023 summer programming is now open. Trollwood offers an array of arts classes and performance opportunities for students in kindergarten through graduated seniors.

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    Inspiring Future Educators!

    Career opportunities in education and human services are limitless and can start in high school. Whether a student is interested in following a path as a teacher, paraeducator, social worker, counselor, childcare provider, or coach, Fargo Public Schools is proud to provide opportunities to inspire students.

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    FPS Is On Instagram

    Fargo Public Schools is now on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram for announcements, updates, and good news from across the District!

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