News & Announcements

eLearning Days

Remember that this year students will attend eLearning days when travel conditions forces schools to close. All parents will get a copy of the eLearning plan for each child attending Albany Elementary at conferences. Most teachers are also making this plan available on their Weebly sites and/or emailing the information to you.

When you receive a call letting you know that school is closed, Superintendent Johnson will announce that the day will be an eLearning day. That announcement will be your reminder to pull out the plan for each of your children. 

Please call Ann Schultz if you have any questions.

Amazon Smile

Albany Elementary PTO is now Amazon Smile eligible! If you have Amazon Prime, you can get Amazon Smile. Once you activate Smile on your account, Amazon automatically kicks back a percentage to our organization every time you make a purchase. You can switch it on in the app or web version. Here is a link to change your Amazon Smile (search for Albany Elementary PTO).

SNAP and Fare for All


SNAP (formerly known as food-stamps) was designed to help income-eligible families to buy food needed for good health.  SNAP benefits are deposited monthly on an electronic card that is used like a debit card, called an EBT card – the EBT card is accepted at most grocery stores and many farmers markets around Minnesota.  Second Harvest Heartland’s SNAP Specialist can help you determine if you and your family are eligible for SNAP Benefits, and assist you in completing your application in-person or over the phone!

Abigail Renteria (¡Hablo Español!)

612-247-1446 or

Fare For All

Fare or All is a monthly discounted grocery program. Food is separated into meat packs and produce packs, and is sold at approximately half the cost a person would pay at a retail store.  EBT card is accepted here as a form of payment! For more information on locations nearest you, dates and times, please visit:

MORE School Reward Program

Are you a MORE Rewards Member? Did you know you can earn points that turns into money for our school!! Albany Area Schools is enrolled in this program, all you need to do is log into or the MORE Rewards mobile app and designate your preferred school. Every time you shop the over 3,000 qualifying brands you will be helping raising funds for our school.


Trash 2 Cash 

Help our school earn money by turning your trash in for cash! You can send in the following items:

  • Country Hearth bread (UPC codes)
  • GoGo Squeeze pouches
  • Pop tabs
  • Teals receipts
  • Little Bites packaging (mini muffins)
  • Empty writing instruments (pens, markers)
  • Glue sticks
  • Watercolor dispensers

Thank you for supporting our school!