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Principal's Message


Dear Earle Brown Families,



On behalf of the Earle Brown Elementary School Staff, allow me to welcome you and your student(s) to the 2016-2017 school year.  My name is Dr. Callie Lalugba, and as your new principal I am extremely excited about working alongside you and the Earle Brown team to ensure our students are prepared to contribute and support to an ever-changing world!

Please allow me to share a little information about myself.  I am originally from Texas; I moved to Minnesota in 1998 to pursue my Master’s degree and Doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota.  I successfully earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology, along with a principal and superintendent licensure at the University of Minnesota while simultaneously serving as a teacher and school leader in St. Paul and Minneapolis.  I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children who will also be attending Earle Brown Elementary School this year.  I have proudly and humbly served students all of my professional life, and I am looking forward to serving your children as well.

This year has a tremendous amount of promise as we look forward to collaborating with you. Earle Brown Elementary School will serve over 1000 students this year and we are excited to embrace each student individually. The staff and I are also looking forward to meeting you during Open House on Monday August 29th, 2016 from 4:00pm to 6:30 pm.  Please meet with your student’s teacher in their rooms but we just wanted to let you know that their rooms will not be completely ready.  Also, while attending Open House, please complete the student profile document (provided by your teacher) to indicate whether your student is a bus rider, walker, parent pick-up or will be going to the Bright Start program.  

In addition, we have a special First Day of School Welcome for our new Kindergarten parents in the Family Resource Center. There will be more details on Open House night.

Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.  School doors will open at 8:30 am and will close promptly at 3:50 pm each day.  This year, the school hours has changed to 8:45am - 3:45pm.  If you have any questions please call the front office at 763-561-4480.

Thank you so much and I look forward to meeting you at Open House!


Dr. Callie Lalugba