Nasha Shkola, the new Russian/English Charter School Approved!!!

Interview with Gedaly Meerovich, the Founding Board’s Chairman.

The Minnesota Department of Education announced on January 23rd that the application from Nasha Shkola submitted by their authorizer, Innovative Quality Solutions (IQS), has been approved by MN Commissioner of Education, Dr. Brenda Cassellius.The school will open in the fall of 2012.Nasha Shkola’s founding board, headed by Gedaly Meerovich, has been working with the Russian-speaking community for over four years to get this approval.The entire board is ecstatic about finally achieving this major milestone of the charter approval process.Mr. Meerovich, a well-known individual in the community, has worked tirelessly in leading the entire process.I asked Gedaly several questions about this new school and what educational opportunities it will provide to the Russian speaking as well as the English speaking community in the metropolitan area.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT — For all new and returning families

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 4 - 7 PM

3500 Williston Road, Minnetonka, MN  


Please come and bring your children to school to:

  • Meet the teachers and school administrators

  • Встретьте учителей и админстрацию школы

  • See the classrooms

  • Посетите классы

  • See what’s new for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Посмотрите, что нового ожидает Вас в 2016-2017 школьном году.

  • Reconnect with other parents. 

  • Пообщайтесь с другими родителями

  • Complete/turn in necessary paperwork.

  • Заполните/сдайте необходимые документы и заявления.

  • Learn how you can get involved at your child’s school.

  • Узнайте, как включиться в работу школы.

  • Drop off school supplies.

  • Сдайте школьные принадлежности в классы.




Tuesday, September 6th


8:30-8:50 am - Parents and children are gathering in the classrooms.

Parents take children to the classrooms.  Drop off school supplies.  Leave school bags in the classrooms. 

Parents may bring flowers to teachers/school staff (optional). 

By 8:50 parents return to the gym.  Students line up in the classrooms and walk to the gym for the ceremony. 


9:00 am - “First Bell” ceremony begins.

Few welcome speeches and the bell ringing


9:20 am – Teachers lead children back to classrooms.  School begins.  


8:30-8:50 am – Дети собираются по классам.

Родители отводят детей по классам.  Оставляют рюкзаки и школьные принадлежности. Цветы не обязательны (на ваше усмотрение).

В 8:50 родители возвращаются в спортивный зал школы.  Учащиеся строятся и приходят в спортзал с учителями. 

9:00 am – Линейка начинается

Несколько вступительных речей и первый звонок.

9:20 am – Дети расходятся по классам вместе в учителями.  Начинаются занятия.  Родители уходят.


8:30-9:00 am - Parents and teachers are gathering in the gym.
Parents please stop at the desk at the entrance to school to get a name tag.
Parents may bring flowers to teachers/school staff (optional).

9:00 am - “First Bell” ceremony begins.

Welcome speech of School Founder Mr. G. Meerovich
Welcome speech of Chairman of the Board Mr. M. Stipakov
Welcome speech of School Principal Mrs. K. Kinzler
Welcome speech of Lead Teacher Mr. Y. Kharam
Welcome speech of Board Member Mrs. T. Vainshelboim
Welcome speech of Parent/Volunteer Mrs. A. Hovey
“First Bell”- Mr. G. Meerovich

9:30 am - Teachers, kids and parents walk to classrooms. Parents may help kids to find their assigned desks.

9:35 – 10:30 am - Parents proceed to school gym for social time and questions to school staff. Light refreshments will be served at cafeteria.

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