Pillager Elementary School
Elementary Entrance- view from south parking lot


The Elementary Office

ph. 746-2111 fax 746-2134



Thank you for your patience during the construction process.

Great things are happening at Pillager Schools and

we are excited to have you and your family be a part of it!

District Newsletter   ...   November 2012 - January 2013

 Pillager is a Title 1 School   Includes School Wide Plan, Parents Right to Know and other information.
 Gifted and Talented Programming  

2012-2013 School Calendar- Rev. 8/20/12

Early Dismissal/Conferences 11/2

FALL Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled at

 Pillager Elementary School for

Thursday, November 8 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Elementary Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Buses leave at 12:45 p.m.

** There is NO School Friday, November 9, 2012 **

Collect, Save and Make a Difference!!
POP_TABSIt’s a small gesture, but collecting your pop can tabs makes a big difference. Since 1987, The Ronald McDonald Pop Tab program, which earns money by recycling the valuable aluminum, has raised nearly $1M for their organization. These funds have helped underwrite the costs for families supported through their programs. Simply pop off tabs from your cans — pop, soup, pet food, tennis balls — and collect them in a container. It helps to place the container in a central place at home, work or school. When your container is full, drop off your pop tab collection at the Elementary School Or, drop them at your favorite McDonald’s restaurant! Click the title link for Fun Facts and Videos.

School Readiness Calendars

Junior Achievement
jr.achiev"Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential." Many of our classroom have parent volunteers who present Junior Achievement material throughout the year. (click on link for more info...)

For more information contact Jessica Gangl at jgangl@jaum.org .

Junior Achievement

Early Entrance to Kindergarten


Links to Additional Resources



Upcoming Events

All dates, times and events are subject to change.

Thursday, November 8 - Conferences, dismissal @ 12:30pm

Friday, November 9 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher In Service

Monday, November 12 - Veteran's Day Program @ 2:00pm

Friday, November 16 - Donuts with Dad @ 7:30am, RSVP requested

Friday, November 16 - PTO Movie Night @ 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 21 - Reward's Day

Monday, December 3 - EC Christmas Event @ 6:30pm

Friday, December 7 - Christmas Shopping for Kids

Friday, December 7 - Pillager Just for Kix Show @ 6:30pm

Friday, December 14 - Elementary Christmas Program

December 20 & 21 -  Christmas Open House 9:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday, February 7 - 5th Grade Science Fair

Saturday,. Febrary 9 - PTO Elementary Carnival

Saturday, February 16 - Father/Daughter Valentine Dinner @ 6:00pm

Lunch Times

Grade                   Lunch       

School Readiness           11:40                       

Kindergarten        11:35   *Recess after lunch      

1st Grade              11:10            

2nd Grade             11:15              

3rd Grade              11:20         

4th Grade             11:25    *Recess after lunch   

5th Grade             11:30   

**Recess is BEFORE lunch unless noted.

Please note times are approximate- we are still adjusting schedules.

Mrs. Wanda Bell, Elementary Principal
Mrs. Bell graduated from Bemidji State University with her teaching degree,  she recieved her Master's degree from Hamlin and received an Educational Administration and Leadership certificate from St. Cloud State. She has been  teaching since 1979 and has been the Elementary Principal at Pillager for the past 12 years.  She and her husband, Steve, have 3 daughters who are all Pillager Alumni. Mrs. Bell enjoys spending time with her two grandaughters, riding horse and tending to the farm in her free time.

Contact Information

Mrs. Wanda Bell
Elementary Principal



Christina Wilson
Elementary Secretary


Christina Wilson, Elementary Secretary
Christina joined our office staff in August 2009. Christina and her husband Justin, have two daughters, Rachel and Kylee, who both attend Pillager Elementary. Thier family has lived in the lakes area since 2001. Christina enjoys reading, scrapbooking, down-hill skiing and coaching figure skating in her free time.

Pillager Public School    323 East 2nd Street South    Pillager, MN 56473    (218)746-3557    web contact: svanhal@pillager.k12.mn.us