Safe Search for Kids logo
Our students learn to search using: It's for kids!

Our Internet Safety expectations include:
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
Digital Citizenship Expectations Rubric


Book: Screenwise by Devorah Heitner, PhD - available on

Article: Teach Kids to be "indistractible" Sept 10, 2019 Stanford psychology expert

Article: Screentime suggestions for families

Article: Apps Parents Should Know About

Chart: PCMagazine - Best Parental Control Software of 2019

Website: - an online resource for parents
Parent ratings for:
  • movies
  • TV shows
  • books
  • apps
  • games
CoderDojo - Twin Cities

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Students learn how to respectfully post and participate in classroom blogs.  This rubric guides students in writing their blog posts.


Common Sense : How Tech is Changing Childhood  (2018)

Don't hand your kid an iPhone without these controls - USA Today April 2017
Keeping Kids Safe Online is an Olympic Feat
Screen Time Recommendations

Parenting with a Purpose in the Digital Age
Parenting with a Purpose - Part 2 - how much should parents snoop

Raising Digitally Balanced Kids: Cybersafety Resources - Dave Eisenmann
What is the best age for students to get a cell phone with internet access?
Kids Screen Time Guidelines - article in the Washingtion Post

Digital Health and Wellness
 - a new name for digital citizenship

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.