Thirty-One Fundraiser

Have you seen all the gorgeous 31 bags in our hallway? Check out the flier. ALL of those bags look amazing, and will be available just in time for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and summer birthdays. Fun! Better yet, NNS will receive 20% of all products purchased.

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Click this link to shop from now until April 21. (There are also a few catalogs available at school. Feel free to borrow them and return to NNS when finished.)

Note: you can select “ship to hostess” to save $4 in shipping costs on your order and pick up your product at school!

Delivery will be no later than May 8. All items ordered together on the website will be bagged together. For parents picking up multiple orders in your family, be sure to grab them all!

NNS Garage Sale

Do you have toys or clothes that your kids have outgrown or no longer use? Are your closets overflowing with stuff? We have the answer: donate your items to the NNS garage sale! Bring your donations to the school by April 23, or call the school at 507-645-4607 to arrange a time to drop off large items or have items picked up.

We will also be selling baked goods. If you would like to provide a baked item, a sign-up sheet can be found on the tuition locker at school.

The garage sale will be at 2808 Oak Lawn Drive, Northfield. The sale hours will be:
Thursday, April 27 –> 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 28 –> 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 –> 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Please share the dates with your friends and family!
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Teacher Spotlight – Pat Rogne

Want to learn more about our amazing teachers? Read on for the final installment of our Teacher Spotlights! Missed the first two? Click here to read them: Kathy Spotlight or Penny Spotlight.

Pat Spotlight Photo

Pat Rogne has been a part of the Northfield Nursery School teaching team since 2005, after raising her own two children.  She is the definition of a preschool teacher with her cheerful smile, calm demeanor, and a passion for children’s literature.  She says, “I LOVE to read children’s books.  To help a child get excited about both fiction and non-fiction books is such a wonderful opportunity.  My goal is to help families, as together we open up whole new worlds and a love for life-long learning.”  In fact, one of her favorite things about NNS is the focus on literature and providing an environment that encourages a child to explore their curiosity.

One way in which Ms. Pat satisfies her own curiosity is through travel.  Her love for travel has brought her all over the United States, and even to Europe.  She says, “I have loved the state and national parks all over our great country.  I have also benefited by having a sister living in the UK and being able to visit family there.”  While Pat has visited some pretty amazing natural wonders through her travel, she is especially encouraged by the many ways NNS brings nature into the classroom, and encourages parents to enjoy nature with their children.  She adds, “There is so much to explore and learn.  It all starts in your own backyard!” What good advice for parents with kids of all ages!