ABOUT OBAMA ELEMENTARY
Our school is a family-friendly place that works closely with parents to ensure the success of all students. At Obama, our young scholars embrace rich traditions of greatness by learning about the history, culture and contributions of people of African descent throughout the U.S. and the world.
Students proudly prepare to become leaders in our community through core subjects along with fun and engaging activities. Classes include science, physical education, cultural explorations through technology, African-American Studies and music enrichment.
Come visit one of the most beautiful elementary school media centers in the district. Community partnerships, volunteers who provide mentorship and role modeling, and a focus on family engagement make Obama a supportive and lively school.
School Hours: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Obama scholars will be allowed in the building at 8:15 a.m. each day. Please do not drop your child at school prior to 8:15 a.m., as there is no adult supervision! We want your children to be safe. Classes start promptly at 8:30 a.m.. Dismissal begins at 2:55. Please call by 2:30 if the pick up plan changes for your child or send a note with your child.
Our school uses an automated phone system. You can access the person or voicemail you want by entering the extension during the phone message.
Scholars are expected to be in school each day. If for some reason your child will be absent, tardy, or leave early, you must notify us. Our 24-hour attendance line number is 651-744-7283.
The back parking lot is used for scholars who are being dropped off and picked up. Please enter the back lot from Grotto Avenue (west side) and exit on to St. Albans Avenue (east side).In the morning the back door will be opened from 8:15-8:30. Scholars dropped off after 8:30am must enter through the front entrance and stop in the office for a tardy slip. When picking up your child you will need to park your car and enter into the cafeteria to sign your scholar out. This is for the scholars’ safety. Scholars who get picked up must be picked up by 3:10pm. After 3:10pm, parents must come in to the front office to pick up.
Parent parking is unfortunately very limited. There are two 15-minute parking spots in the small parking lot on Holly. Parents arriving for an extended visit will need to find street parking. There is no parking on the north side of Holly. Saint Paul Parking Enforcement does ticket cars parked on Holly, Grotto, and St Albans during the school day.
Please access the building via the front entrance only. All other doors remain securely locked. You will sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge. The visitor’s badge must be worn at all time during your stay at Obama to ensure the safety of the children.
Free and reduced-price meals are available to eligible scholars. Please complete an application if you have not received a letter notifying you of your child's eligibility. Credits left from June follow scholars and may be used. Breakfast and lunch are served on the first day. The Cafeteria Supervisor, Bev Moulin, will be available during the Back To School Night to accept free and reduced meal applications, to collect money for your child's meals, and to hand out PIN numbers. Classroom teachers will also pass out PIN numbers on the first day of school.