Bertha Godfrey Elementary

  









Bertha Godfrey is the lower elementary building in Algona, IA.  It serves the three-year-old preschool, four-year-old preschool, kindergarten prep, and kindergarten.  We currently have 48 students in 3 year old preschool, 84 students in 4 year old preschool, 36 students in Kindergarten Prep, and 105 students in Kindergarten.    We have implemented the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) concept at each grade level.  The teachers focus on implementing the core and creating "What I Need" (WIN) groups based on data currently using reading instruction.  Our students are a part of the school to business partnerships between elementary classrooms and area businesses and organizations. This program focuses on six career pathways – nature, helping, health, creative, building & technology, and business. 
Bertha Godfrey Elementary
124 N. Main
Algona, IA  50511

Phone:  515-295-3586
Fax:  515-295-5328

Pre-School and Kindergarten

Stacy Mueller, Principal

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Kindergarten
Homeroom Lists

First Day of classes:
Girls only August 24th, from 8:25-12:30.  
Boys only August 25th, from 8:25-12:30.

First full day of Kindergarten will begin Monday, August 28th.

Before school conferences will be held on August 23rd from 11:00 am -7:00 pm.

Miss Bollinger Conference Sign Up


Mrs. Shillington Conference Sign Up


Mrs.Wiita Conference Sign Up

School Supply List:
*1 empty ice cream bucket
*1 set of headphones labeled in a plastic bag (no earbuds)
*1 canvas backpack (no wheels)

Kindergarten registration is available by clicking here.  Students must be five (5)-years-old on or before September 15, 2017, per Iowa Code 282.3.  There is an Iowa Attorney General's Opinion stating no one has discretion to overlook this law.  All students who are planning on attending kindergarten/kindergarten prep next fall need to complete the online registration form.  Students currently attending Kindergarten prep at the Algona CSD do not need to complete this form.  Those needing assistance may contact Penny at Central Administration (515-295-3528) during business hours.

Kindergarten Prep 
First Day of classes:
Kindergarten Prep Classes will begin on Monday, August 28th.

Before school conferences will be held on August 22nd, 11:00 am -7:00 pm, August 23rd 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, and August 24th from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.


Kindergarten Prep School Supply List:
*1 empty ice cream bucket
*1 canvas backpack (no wheels)
4-year-old Preschool
First Day of classes:
First day of 4-year-old preschool classes will begin on August 31st.  

Home Visits for Four-Year-Old Preschool students will be held on August 21st-August 29th.

Open House will be held at Bertha Godfrey, on August 29th, from 4:30-6:30 pm.   AM students will attend from 4:30-5:30 pm, while PM students will attend from  5:30-6:30pm

4-Year-Old Preschool School Supply List:
*1 change of clothes (name on all items)
*Backpack - no wheels (large enough to hold a folder and extra clothes)

Registration for the district's 4-year-old preschool program is available by clicking here. Students must be 4 by or on September 15, 2017. There is no tuition charge for 4-year-old preschool at this time because of the statewide preschool grant. However, if the grant is discontinued by the Iowa Department of Education, the district will then charge a tuition fee for 4-year-old preschool. The online registration form must be completed before a child will be considered for preschool placement.

3-year-old Preschool
First Day of classes:
First day of 3-year-old preschool classes will begin on August 31st.

Before school conferences, for Mrs. Curtis’s students will be held at Bertha Godfrey, August 23rd, 24th, 25th and 28th.

Before school conferences, for Mrs. Hauan’s students will be held at Bertha Godfrey on August 22nd and August 25th.

Mrs. Hauan Conference Sign Up

3-Year-Old Preschool School Supply List:
*1 change of clothes (name on all items)
*Book bag - no wheels (large enough to hold a folder and extra set of clothes)

Registration for the district's 3-year-old preschool program is available by clicking here. Students must be 3 by or on September 15, 2017. There is a tuition charge for 3-year-old preschool, however, tuition assistance is available by contacting the school. The online registration form must be completed before a child will be considered for preschool placement.