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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.

PTO Playground Fundraiser

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.

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Stearns Electric Presentation

We appreciate our local businesses and their willingness to share their expertise with our students! Read more about Stearns Electric visiting our 4th graders.

Stearns Electric gave an interactive and informative presentation to our 4th graders. Students learned about different types and sources of electricity and about what they can do at home to conserve more energy. Stearns Electric provided our fourth grade students with some interesting and helpful information like Top 10 Electrical Safety Rules and how to Be a Super Energy Saver with these simple steps. For more information please visit Visit our photo gallery for more photos.


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Mark your calendars for this fundraising opportunity!

As many of you know, we are working hard to raise money for the new Albany Elementary Community Playground. We’ve had a number of fundraisers that have helped us raise approximately $2,000. The Albany Jaycees have given us $9,000 so far and have indicated they’d likely be donating more. The Albany Lion’s Club has donated $10,000 and have dedicated the funds raised at the Sweetheart Dinner on February 7 to our playground as well. 

We are so thankful to these organizations for the support they continue to provide for our students. With these donations and the $50,000 contribution we have from the district, we have just over $71,000 toward our $301,000 project. We recently sent out letters to area businesses and are hopeful that we will receive donations from our very generous community. 

An additional fundraiser, an “Adult Prom,” is on March 14 at Shady’s in Albany. Join us for a “Roaring 20s” theme from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $20 and at the door for $25. Tickets are available at the Albany Elementary office. Attendees of this event will enjoy music by DJ Kenny Hinnencamp.

I hope to see you on March 14!

Ann Schultz

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News from Preschool

Parents and Popcorn Night a chance for preschoolers and parents to learn.

Preschoolers and their parents attended Parents and Popcorn Night on November 14. During the event, preschoolers and parents participated in activities that pertain to skills they are working on in the classroom, including language skills, rhyming, alphabet recognition, alliteration, patterning, number recognition, sensory exploration, and fine and large motor skills. A slide show featuring the preschoolers "at work" in the classroom played throughout the event and everyone enjoyed popcorn and toppings. Preschoolers were also invited to wear their pajamas so they could just “pop” into bed when they got home.


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