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Cold Weather Reminder
When the weather gets colder, we would like to remind everyone to dress appropriately. We all know that North Dakota weather can change quickly. Children will not be sent outside when the wind chill is -5 degrees before and after school. During school hours, we will send children out for a shortened recess up -10 degrees.
Custer PTO
Sara Johnson and Brittney Engelhard are Co-Presidents of the Custer Elementary PTO and are excited for a new year! Custer PTO meets one day per month for one hour to discuss upcoming events, fundraisers, and other items of importance that help make our children's experience at Custer Elementary the best it can be! Without parent participation we cannot make these things possible. Please consider volunteering your time and helping. We love seeing new and returning members at the meetings. More people means more creative thoughts and input for our children's school! Be sure to "like" us on Facebook at Custer Mandan PTO for more information and future updates.
Parents Right to Know
Federal law allows parents the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals in the school. Parents may request a detailed explanation of the licensing, education, and experience of each of our teachers. Parents may request teacher or paraprofessional qualifications information under the Parents Right to Know provisions by contacting the Human Resources Department of the Mandan Public Schools at 701-751-6500

If at any time during the school year a child is taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable state licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned, parents must be notified by the school in a timely manner.
Counselor's Office
Mandan Elementary Counselor's Office
Mandan Counseling Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Mandan Public School Counseling Program is to promote the development of productive and responsible citizens by ensuring the academic, career, and personal/social growth of all students. In partnership with parents and school personnel, the counseling program provides programs and services to enhance the educational process of all students.
What does an elementary school counselor do?

Counselors provide a variety of services to students and schools. Large group guidance lessons are provided in the classroom regularly. Topics include friendship skills, bullying, handling conflict, anger management, stress management, goal-setting, academic success, and career education.

We also provide short-term individual counseling to students. Occasionally our students need assistance with certain developmental challenges. We might see students if they are experiencing trouble making friends, grief or loss of a loved one, a divorce or separation in the family, moving, or a variety of other issues.

Depending on the school and the need, small group counseling sessions may be available to provide students with help and support with peers. Group topics might include friendship skills, anger management, changing families, study skills, or self-esteem.

Counselors are available for consultation with parents and teachers regarding a student’s social, emotional, academic or behavioral concerns. We are also happy to refer to community agencies and services for extra help and support.

Please contact your school counselor with specific questions about services offered or with any concerns about your child.

- Mandan Elementary Counselors
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