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August
August 23- Back to School Bash at Woodland Townhomes 5:30-7
August 24- Back to School Bash at Lincoln Place Apartments 5:30-7
September
Sept 6- Family Connection and Assessment day from 11-7pm
Sept 6- Family Back to School Gathering 4-7pm on the playground. Kona Ice will be available with a percentage of sales going back to the Mahtomedi PTO.
Sept 7- Family Connection and Assessments Day from 8-4pm
Sept 8- First Day of School for Grades  K-5










 
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2021 Annual Report to the Community
The 2021 Annual Report to Our Community includes information and accomplishments about our school district. The Annual Report is mailed to families, staff, and community members. You can view the report at www.mahtomedi.k12.mn.us/annualreport
2021 Annual Report to the Community
Morning Meetings at O.H. Anderson
What does Morning Meeting look like at O.H. Anderson (OHA) Elementary School? The Morning Meeting at OHA reflects elements of the school and district's strategic plan and includes four components: Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity, and Morning Message.

 
Morning Meetings at O.H. Anderson
Nature Trail Day
Nature Trail Day is an annual tradition at OHA to celebrate learning outdoors and the environment. Events during the day included a nature scavenger hunt, outdoor watercolor painting, planting bulbs, leaf art, and guest speakers (and animals). The OHA Nature Trail has 10 acres of woodlands and is a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Designated School Forest. The Nature Trail at OHA was started in 1987 by Julie Henricksson. Ms. Henricksson was a fourth-grade teacher at OHA and taught for 27 years. Her goal was to raise students' interest in the outdoors and understanding of the environment. She wrote a field guide for students and staff to understand the plants and animals on the trail. She also helped launch the tradition of the Nature Trail Day at OHA. Ms. Henricksson passed away at the age of 90 on October 3, 2020.
Nature Trail Day
Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.