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If you can't make it to the Girls BKB Game tonight in Grand Meadow, you can view it online here:

Here are the links to watch your events today on the NFHS Network:


Girls Varsity Basketball @ Grand Meadow | 7:00 PM Central



New Student School Hours 2019:

Elementary: 8:11 am - 3:04 pm
High School: 8:11 am - 3:09 pm

Parent's Night (Boys basketball/Cheer) - has been moved to Monday, Jan. 27th. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

One Act Play Public Performance: Sunday, Jan. 26th @ 4 pm

Parent's Night (Girls basketball/Cheer) - Thursday, Jan. 30th
(Mini Cheer camp halftime performance as well)

M-C High School will be offering the ACT on March 24th.  The tests need to be ordered soon. We have made arrangements with the Mabel Community Center to administer the test at their site.

The deadline to register is Friday, January 31st.  Please pay the fee in the main office.  Make the checks to "Mabel-Canton Public High School". Cost : $59.00

If you miss the payment deadline or choose to test at a later date, you can register for testing (the test will be at another school location - NOT through M-C High School) at  The other national test dates are April, June & July (you register & pay one month prior).


5th Grade Update


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It feels great to be back after a two year leave. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach in Norway and will be using some new strategies for learning vocabualry, spelling, and grammar.

My class will be using Google Docs, a web-based data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online. Your child has a G-mail account that will be used quite a bit in 5th grade. Google Docs will allow your child to work on a writing project at school and continue to work on the assignment from home.


How much homework will I have in fifth grade?  That is a common question.  The rule of thumb is 50 minutes per night.  I will expect a minimum of 20 minutes of reading five nights a week, which we will start next week. (I use reading logs referred to as M-C Minutes, and reading journals, referred to as Paw Prints.) About 10 minutes per night on spelling/quizlet, which will start in a couple weeks. That leaves one with around 20 minutes to finish any math that might not get done at school.  For math, Mrs. Bergey will try to give as much time as possible to get it done in school.  I am aware that what one child can do in 10 minutes may take another child 20.  Therefore, feel free to write me a note if homework goes beyond 50 minutes and it was too much to go beyond the 50 minutes to finish.  (8-10 hours of sleep a night is important to one’s success in school.  I’d rather have your child well-rested and help him/her with their unfinished work before school or during recess.)


Your child will have a folder marked, “Take Home.”  This folder should go home at the end of the day and return the next day.  I will use it for the M-C Minutes Reading log. I will be sending a letter home as need arises.  I would venture to say a monthly letter is the norm for fifth grade once we get up and running.  It is also a good idea to check my website ( click on Academics→ Elementary School→ R. Sacquitne Grade 5) for letters, spelling, homework, and additional information.


Thank you in advance for all your support from home.  I truly appreciate ALL you do.

Please feel free to call, email, or stop by before or after school if you have any questions or concerns.  My phone number is 507-493-5422 ext. 20.  My email address is .


Thanks so much for your time,


Mrs. Sacquitne