Elementary: Building a Foundation

At PACT, we partner with parents to educate the whole child, especially during the formative years. Teachers challenge each student to grow intellectually and believe they learn best by having the opportunity to explore in our safe and nurturing environment, highlighted by a focus on character development. Our dedicated team of teachers, combined with a robust curriculum to challenge minds, allows our students to develop a life-long love of learning.

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What Makes PACT Special?

Instructional Methods and Curriculum

The goals of PACT's teaching methods and curriculum are to promote higher-level thinking in students, meet students at their ability level, and help them to reach their full potential. We accomplish this in various ways, including:

  • Incorporating multiple intelligences: logical, intrapersonal, musical, kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic, naturalistic, interpersonal
  • Focusing on multi-sensory learning as much as possible
  • Teaching students how to research using a variety of resources
  • Integrating subjects and cross-curricular projects when appropriate
  • Providing an emotionally and physically safe, positive learning environment
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Training students in decision-making (Love and Logic)
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Focus on student engagement and high-level questioning techniques

According to the 2022 Climate Survey

95% of Elementary families are satisfied with PACT Charter School.

86% of parents feel PACT encourages them to be active partners in educating their students.

88% of Elementary parents acknowledge their student’s mastery of grade level learning.

89% of Elementary parents agree PACT meets the academic needs of their student.

Academic Standards

The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards are the statewide expectations for student learning in K-12 public schools. Charter schools determine how their students will meet the standards and benchmarks by developing courses, curricula, and instruction. Learn how to understand the K-12 standards here.

Standards approved by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Legislature are listed here:


To learn more about academic standards, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.

Core Classes and Curriculum

Character
 Character Strong fosters the Whole Child with vertically-aligned lessons that teach SEL and character side-by-side. Character education involves developing thoughtful, healthy, and kind human beings. Our character is informed by our personal values and choices.

Visit Character Strong Weekly and engage with the weekly videos. 

Special Programming

Library and Media
The Library Media Center provides a dynamic learning environment for students and offers a place to promote literacy in both print and digital formats. In this collaborative space, students learn cultural awareness, curiosity, imagination, and character while processing information and solving problems.

Classroom Support

WIN Time

Elementary students receive differentiated instruction based on their needs. In reading and math, differentiated instruction is provided during daily What I Need (WIN) Time. Students in need of additional help may receive small group assistance from licensed teachers. This also provides time for the homeroom teacher to meet with small groups of students to provide extra support and enrichment.

Classroom Management

With the support of our Behavioral Interventionist, PACT classrooms use the Love and Logic approach as a behavior management program. It neutralizes arguing, offers delayed consequences, shows empathy, and develops a positive teacher-student relationship. It’s a way to set enforceable limits that prevents power struggles and guide students to own and solve their problems. It has been a valuable tool for PACT’s teachers that allows them to enjoy time with their students!

Elementary Faculty

Image - Emily Kurtz

Kindergarten Teacher

Emily Kurtz
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Image - Brooke Lenneman

Kindergarten Teacher

Brooke Lenneman
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Image - Tanya Loso

Kindergarten Teacher

Tanya Loso
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Kindergarten Teacher

Lauren Miller
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Image - Laura Montray

Kindergarten Teacher

Laura Montray
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Image - Mackenzie Darula

Grade 1 Teacher

Mackenzie Darula
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Image - Rochelle Hale

Grade 1 Teacher

Rochelle Hale
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Image - Jena Jankobiec

Grade 1 Teacher

Jena Jakubiec
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Image - Abby Tollas

Grade 1 Teacher

Abby Tollas
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Image - Elise Hills

Grade 2 Teacher

Elise Hills
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Grade 2 Teacher

Halle Lidstone
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Image - Miranda Schoen

Grade 4 Teacher

Miranda Schoen
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Image - Brooke Thoennes

Grade 2 Teacher

Brooke Thoennes
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Grade 3 Teacher

Ethan Gavic
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Image - Jennifer Musokwa

Grade 3 Teacher

Jennifer Musokwa
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Image - Kasey Olson

Grade 3 Teacher

Kasey Olson
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Image - Stephanie Leer

Grade 4 Teacher

Stephanie Leer
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Grade 4 Teacher

Hannah Scholten
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Grade 4 Teacher

Monica Zevenbergen
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Image - Joshua Moeschl

Grade 5 Teacher

Joshua Moeschl
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Image - Kaylie Brase

Grade 5 Teacher

Kaylie Brase
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Image - Nicole Kallod

Grade 5 Teacher

Nicole Kallod
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Image - Danae Heckmann

Art Teacher

Danae Heckmann
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Image - Robin Schaible

Media and Library Teacher

Robin Schaible
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Image - Ann Ostendorf

Music/Choir Teacher

Ann Ostendorf
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Image - Jeff Bancroft

PE Teacher

Jeff Bancroft
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Image - Scott Miller

PE Teacher

Scott Miller 
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Image - Samantha Peltier

Dean | Behavior Interventionist

Samantha Peltier
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Image - Kayla Marks

English Language (EL) Teacher

Kayla Marks
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Image - Michelle Jones

Response to Intervention (RTI) Teacher (grades 3-5)

Michelle Jones
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Image - Johanna Santiago

Title I Teacher (grades K-2)

Johanna Santiago
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Contact Us

PACT Charter School | District Office
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201
Fax: 763-374-0665 (students records)

Absence: attendance@pactcharter.org

MAP & DIRECTIONS

School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Closed

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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