Tarah Kipka
Welcome, Firsties! :D

Hello Students & Parents!

My name is Mrs. Tarah Kipka. I have the fabulous job of being your child's first grade teacher this school year. I am so excited to meet the students and get to know their families. :)

A little bit about me...

I grew up and live in the Foley area with my husband, Nick and our three "fur babies". We have a chihuahua named Wally, Great Dane named Marvin, and a German Short Haired Pointer named Kimber. We also have nine laying hens and a horse! They keep us very busy! 

I earned my Elementary Education Degree at St. Cloud State University in 2011. In 2015, I finished my Masters of Arts in Education degree at St. Mary's University.

In my spare time I like to read teaching blogs, walk my dogs, tend to my vegetable garden, care for my hens, read books, and spend time with my sweet husband, family, and friends.

This will be my seventh year teaching at Milaca Elementary! I love teaching here!

We are going to do SO many fun things this year in first grade! We will read many books, do fun projects, sing songs, play with friends and learn about many different things! I can't wait!

Parents, as you get your child ready for first grade, please remember a few tips to ensure your child has a successful school year: 

*Make sure your child gets plenty of rest each night 
*Have your child eat breakfast every morning 
*Read! Read! Read! Make sure your child is reading 20 minutes a day!
*Check your child's ANIMAL binder each night
*Ask your child how their day was at school and what they learned
*Sign up for Class DOJO to keep in touch with our classroom and to know how your child is doing in school everyday!

I look forward to seeing you at open house and look forward to an awesome school year. As a team, you and I can make this the best possible school year for your child. 

Please call or e-mail if you have any questions/concerns or just want to visit. My phone number is 320-982-7110 and my e-mail address is

See you soon! 

Mrs. Kipka :) 


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