Athlos Leadership Academy

News and Announcements

Girls on the Run!

Do not worry, Girls on the Run is still happening this fall!

What is Girls on the Run? It is an after school program that uses the power of running to prepare 3rd - 5th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Over the course of the 8-week, 16-lesson season, girls learn life-changing lessons about healthy friendships, teamwork, decision-making, self-respect and more, all while preparing to run a 5k.

Open to all 3rd - 5th grade girls and no previous running experience required. Register today! Our Fall 2020 season will be each Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. from September 15 - November 7; we are going to attempt in-person with socially distanced practices, but are ready to switch to virtual practices if needed.

Space is limited so register early! Visit www.gotrtwincities.org or contact Bri Scott at Briana_scott@alabpmn.org for more information.

Financial Aid is Available (email with questions)

We cannot wait to see you this fall!!!

Food Distribution and Survey Reminder

Athlos Families,


We will be hosting a food distribution tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18th from 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm. Feel free at that time to drop off your Meal Benefits Applications. We will also haven them available if you need to pick one up to complete.


Second, you will be receiving an email this week from an Athlos Administrator with your assigned days for school starting September 8th. If you have NOT filled out the Learning Model and Transportation Registration Survey, please do that as soon as possible so we can continue to plan for the start of school.


Click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser to submit your choices for the 2020-2021 school year.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZMKWVF

Parent Letter with Survey

See the attached parent letter from Principal Geraghty.

You can access the survey by copying the link below and pasting it into a web browser (Chrome, FireFox, etc.) or following the link within the letter.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPQFR3N

K-12 Education Credit

Did you know that many of the school supplies you purchase for your child this year could reduce the taxes you pay and possibly lead to a larger refund next year?

Save your receipts for these purchases and find out more information about the K-12 Education Credit by reviewing the attached information.

Food Distribution

Athlos Familiy,



There will be food distributions on the following dates and times:



Tuesday, June 23rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, July 14th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, July 21st from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, July 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm



Warmly,

Jennifer Geraghty, Principal

Athlos Leadership Academy

Additional Food Support

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household. Families with children who received free or reduced-price meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify.

Benefits are available to two groups:

• Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action.

• Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a P-EBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded.
Families in need of assistance accessing or using their P-EBT benefits are urged to contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698.

If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 888-711-1151.

Summer Meal Resources

Looking for a meal site? Use these resources to find an SFSP site near you:

• Download the Summer Eats Minnesota app to your phone or device.

• Call the 2-1-1 Hotline or from cell phones – Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211, Greater Minnesota: 800-543-7709, TTY: 651-291-8440.

• Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, available from Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Central Time.

• Text "Summer Meals" to 97779. Spanish speakers, text "Verano" to 97779.