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Welcome to class!

Dear students

Hi! My name is Mary Jo Hannesson, and I will be your Grade Three teacher this year at North Star School. I am so excited that you will be in my class this year! I can’t wait to meet you and start our year together. I know you are going to love being a third grader!


I have been working in education for many years and have experience working with many different grade levels at 5 different schools.


Our classroom is on the second floor, some of you were in this room last year but it will have a different feel as it will be a third grade room.   I have a variety of wall decorations that are important for third grade.  I also have a huge classroom library.  Reading is near and dear to my heart.  I love books.

Our classroom is structured by a variety of hands-on learning activities, games and learning centers.


Communication is essential and I will be keeping in contact with you through texts, phone calls,and e-mails. You can also visit our class website for weekly updates, pictures, helpful resources and see everything that we are doing.

Please feel free to contact me at school at 701-968-4416, by email at I look forward to working with you so your child gets the best possible education.You are welcome to visit our classroom at any time.


North Star Elementary students are offered a milk break each afternoon. Cost for the milk is $.60/ day. Please be aware that the cost of the milk program is NOT covered with Free/Reduced lunch. Many families choose to send a snack with their student each day for milk break.

Your child may bring in a water bottle each day and will be allowed to keep it at their desk to drink throughout the day.

I look forward to seeing you August 23!

Your teacher,

Miss Hannesson
North Star School