Welcome Back to School Osseo-Fairchild Families!
Mrs. Whelan

On behalf of the elementary staff, welcome to the new school year!  We are excited to have students back in our classrooms full of energy and enthusiasm for learning.  As we merge our two elementary schools together, it is our mission to help everyone feel welcomed, connected, and part of the Osseo-Fairchild Elementary family.  Our staff is committed to working with students and their families to provide the best learning experience for all students.  The O-F teachers develop engaging lessons, utilize best practices, and analyze academic data to provide interventions and/or enrichments for all students.

 Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to help our children become successful learners.  By working together, I am confident we can make our school an even better place for all students to learn and grow.  We must remember that the future of our children and our community rests with all of us, making the stakes high.  The elementary school years are critical times of development for students and families, and we look forward to working with all of you to provide our students a solid foundation and excellent opportunities that will prepare them for future success.

We would like to invite everyone to the “Back to School” Open House on Wednesday, August 30th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Each student will have an opportunity to meet their classroom teacher.  If there is anything I can assist you with, please let me know.

If you are dropping off your child in the morning or picking them up after school, please do not drive into the turnaround.  For safety reasons, this area is blocked off during the school day hours.  Parking is available on the street (please park on the side next to the playground due to buses unloading/loading students.)  The elementary school doors open at 7:45 AM and bus students are dismissed at 3:15 PM.  All other students will be dismissed at 3:25 PM.

It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  Please know that my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas.  Communication is paramount. For this reason, I will always encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or me with questions.  On behalf of the entire O-F School Staff, I sincerely hope that this will be a very successful year for your child(ren).  I look forward to working with you throughout the 2017-18 school year.


Mrs. Lori Whelan

Elementary Principal

Director of Special Education