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Winter Conferences 

Welcome to O.H. Anderson Winter Conferences


Winter conference time for O.H. Anderson Elementary is fast approaching, and we wanted to share with you our plans for our winter conferences. Our Instructional Leadership Team reflected on the results from the family survey this Fall and we want to make improvements on how we can continue to partner with you in your child’s education and make conferences valuable to you.

Our goals at conferences are to:

  • Share strengths of the child both academically and social emotionally
  • Share goals or areas for growth both academically and social emotionally
  • Share your students work with you
  • Discuss plans to support your child both at school and home
  • Answer any other questions you may have

We will be holding conferences on the following dates:

  • Feb. 16, 2023- (4-8PM) In Person
  • Feb. 17, 2023- (8AM-4PM) In Person (Google Meets are available on Fri. Feb. 17 only  if families request it with the teachers, and schedules allow for this)
  • Feb. 23, 2023- (4-8PM) In Person

This is an opportunity for you to sign up with all teachers your child works with.  This may include:

  • Homeroom Teacher
  • Partner Teacher (if applicable)
  • Specialist Teachers (Phy-Ed, Music, Art, Media, Spanish)
  • Special Educators
  • Interventionists
  • Counselors and SEL Specialists 

I am available to attend any conferences as well.  Just let the teacher know that you would like me to join you.

During these winter conferences, we want to invite all students to the conferences so they can share their perspective about school.  Our goal is to include more student voice during these conferences.  Families or teachers may request them to step out in the hallway for the last 5-10 minutes to have a private conversation with the teacher if needed.

All conferences need to be scheduled as it is difficult to accommodate drop ins.   We will be using our conference scheduling system PTCFast to facilitate appointments. 

To schedule an appointment please use the following link:  PTC Fast-OHA

  1. Once you have logged in, choose the teacher(s) you want to meet with, and click submit, complete the sign up form and submit. You will need to repeat this process for each student you are requesting a conference for.. After completing the registration process, you will see the following message;
  2. Thank you for registering. Please check your email at the address you provided. You will find an email with the subject header "Select Date/Time for Teacher Conference Now". Just press the link in the email and you will be able to pick a time slot for the conference.
  3. Note: Email sometimes does not get delivered immediately, please allow up to 15 minutes. You might also check your Spam folder.
  4. Use the link in the email you receive and simply choose the time for your conference meeting. 
  5. At the bottom of the form, you can choose to register for additional classes, if you will be meeting more than one teacher, or you can confirm and exit. Scheduling of conferences will open on Jan. 26, 2023 and close one day prior to the scheduled conference day.
  6. You will receive a confirmation to the email of record to let you know that the appointment was scheduled. If you have any issues or questions please contact Beth Hennen-O.H. Anderson 651-407-2333, for support. 

Our staff look forward to connecting with you.

Take care of yourselves, your family, and each other, 

Ms. Prather, O.H. Anderson Principal


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.