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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.

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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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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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Hundred Mile Club

The Hundred Mile Club is going strong for another year!

100 Mile Club is a great way to start the day! The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Our 100 Mile Club meets every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday before school to walk/run from 7:30-7:55.

Congratulations to these 100 Mile Club members for reaching 25 miles this month!


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The last weeks of school bring a variety of activities to school. 

book buddies reading

Reading buddies spending time together with a good book.

students with hoola hoops

Creative minds at play - designing hoola hoop huts.

running club

Running club gearing up with Mrs. Brewer for another great day.

Student petting dog

Students enjoy reading with Freddie the dog.

Earth Day activities

Students working with 3-dimensional shapes. 

students taking pictures outside with ipad

Learning doesn't just happen inside! The iPad cameras are a great tool to capture learning.

Wax Museum (see our photo gallery page for more pictures

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