August 2, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

It’s that time of year! I hope this email finds you enjoying summer with family and friends. The start of our school year is a time of excitement with anticipation for what is ahead for all of us.  I appreciate everything we do to get ready so that everyone has a strong start to our school year.

Our Operating Levy will expire on June 30, 2018, so it’s time for us to go out to our school community and ask our voters to approve our Operating Levy for another 10 years.  Our operating dollars cover three important areas: People, Programs and Day-to-Day operations.  You will learn more at our our District Kick-off.

What works for some students may not work for others because each student learns differently.  Thank you for finding ways to engage our students and individualize their learning so each student will get what they need to be successful.  As a district we are committed to ensuring that each of you have what you need to be prepared for our important role in serving our families.  As we welcome our new employees and students, it’s important to create a culture that is open and respectful for all.  Each one of us has the ability to decide how we are going to model “Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world” in our daily work for one another and for our students and families.

The information you will need for Fall Workshop can be found by clicking on the links below.  The documents can also be found on our website at: under Staff>Educators.  The Mankato Teachers Association will be sending a separate email to their members for Fall Workshop information specific to teachers.

Fall Workshop Schedule

Department Meetings

K-5 Grade Level Meetings

Staff Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

I am proud to serve as your Superintendent; we have a dedicated School Board, talented staff, amazing families and a supportive school community. Thank you for choosing to be an important part of the Mankato Area Public School District.  I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, August 31, at East Senior High School as we celebrate the start to the school year.

Sheri L. Allen, Ed.D
Mankato Area Public Schools

"Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world."