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Cardinal Head Readers Reaching New Records!!!

Students across the elementary are still challenging themselves to read more. Many are getting closer to the million mark.Monica has read over 1 million words

Congratulations to fourth grader Monica Nienaber on her amazing achievement of reading over a million words! She is pictured receiving her awards from Mr. Klug, Dean of Students. There are now eight students at Upsala Elementary to reach the one million mark of words read.

Monica has read over 1 million words2 MILLION WORDS READ!!! We have our first student to pass the 2 million words read mark! Congratulations to fifth grader Axel Johnson on reaching this goal. He is pictured receiving his award from Mr. Klug, Dean of Students. Axel will get a pizza party as part of the incentive for reaching this record!

Cardinal Head Giant Map Comes to Upsala

Monica has read over 1 million wordsThe fourth largest continent, South America, came to Upsala Elementary!  When rolled out the giant map of South America covered a good portion of the gym floor. It measures 26' x35'.  Students had a chance to interact with it. They learned about the continent's population density and other features.  Shown are sixth graders working with the map.
The map was brought to the school by MAGE (Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education) through National Geographic Society. and designed to introduce students to the diverse geography of South America.

Cardinal Head Childhood Screening

Is your child age 3 or 4? Call our screening secretary to schedule your FREE screening. Every child in MN is screened for vision, hearing, large motor, fine motor, and social emotional development.

The spring screening date will be: February 15th, 2016. Call or email Missy Bjerga to schedule your time! (320) 631-2505, mbjerga@midstate.k12.mn.us.

Cardinal Head Is my child too ill for school?

Many parents are frequently concerned about when to keep children home or send them to school. The following information is intended to help parents with this decision:
Your student should stay home if he/she:

  • has a fever of 100 degrees or more, and should remain at home for 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal.
  • has vomited or has had diarrhea, and should remain at home for 24 hours after the last episode.
  • has any rash that may be disease-related or you do not know the cause.
  • has inflamed or draining eyes or ears.

If a student is ill, please call the school daily at (320) 573-2174 to report the absence and illness. If you have any questions about the above information or illness, please call the school nurse or your family physician. 

Flu symptom screening from the MN Dept Health (PDF)

Cardinal Head Study Club

If your student needs extra help with schoolwork, has math or science questions, we can help! Study Club is staffed by licensed teachers who are excited to help. We meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm (phone ext. 125) in the Cardinal Media Center.

Permission slips are required for grades 4-8 and can be obtained from any teacher or from our school website here. Slips may be returned to the school office or brought with to Study Club.

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Upsala Area Schools | District #487 | 415 S Main Street | Upsala, MN 56384 | (320) 573-2176