An e-newsletter from Turtle Lake Elementary School
April 16, 2021
Thoughtful Thursdays are Back
Thoughtful Thursdays are the PTA's way of thanking our Turtle Lake teachers and staff for their dedication to our children. Parent volunteers are invited to drop off pre-purchased, individually wrapped food and drink items at the front office. To learn more or to sign up to participate, please sign up here.
Thank you for your volunteer contributions! If you have any questions, please contact Toni Rahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track is Back
Spring track registration opens soon
Join us for another fun-filled spring track season! Registration for the elementary track program will open soon. Athletes will have the chance to learn about and compete in track and field events. We hope to have a great spring of track and field!
Practices begin Monday, May 3. The season will conclude by May 27 with a culminating event.
The cost of the program is $35 and is available to fifth grade students only. Partial and full scholarships are available.
Registrations will be handled by local Parks and Recreation programs. The registration link will be available in the coming weeks.
All practices and meets will take place at home schools and COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
Athletes will be placed in pods for practice and will be grouped together, meeting either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday immediately after school for approximately one hour.
PTA Volunteers Needed for 2021-2022
We have the following positions available for the 2021-2022 school year. The PTA is a great way to get involved at school! Please contact Stefanie at email@example.com for additional information.
Grade Level Project: Manage the funds for each of the grade levels K-5. Teachers/staff will submit ideas for a grade level project and you will ensure funding is approved and paid for.
Treasurer: Book Keeper: This position updates our monthly spreadsheet, files taxes and other compliance items in November. The state PTA pays for a website for our taxes so you do not need to know how to file taxes for this position.
Fundraising: This person will assist the 5K team with our new spring fundraiser.
5K Fun Run: Work with the fundraising chairs and current 5K coordinator to implement a new 5K program at our school.
Celebrate Success 2021
The Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council presents “Celebrate Success 2021”
Celebrate Success is an annual event where a panel of past and present students who have received special education services share their post-secondary plans, aspirations and experiences in K-12+ education.
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Online Virtual Meeting
Let's be Friends!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Summer Band News - Join the Band!
Summer Orchestra News
Attention all 3rd and 4th grade families who have signed up to join Orchestra next year, AND all current 4th and 5th grade Orchestra families: Register for Summer Orchestra! Dates are July 12th-August 5th. Click here for detailed information.
COVID-19 Testing for Students and Families
We strongly encourage all in-person students and their families to get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks through the end of the school year. Students involved in any extracurricular activities or sports should consider getting tested every week.
There are many options to get tested. You can visit a community testing site, get tested through your healthcare provider or order an at-home test kit. All options are quick, easy, and free to you. Find out more about each option here.
Make regular testing part of your routine
Getting tested regularly is the best way to ensure we don’t spread COVID-19. Here are some tips to incorporate regular testing into your regular routine.
Mark your calendar with regular testing reminders and bookmark the testing site for easy access.
Make testing appointments part of your weekend errands.
Make testing appointments a family day and spend time together.
UPCOMING TURTLE LAKE EVENTS
Monday, April 26th
No events scheduled
Tuesday, April 27th
School Board Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 28st
No events scheduled
Thursday, April 29nd
No events scheduled
Friday, April 30th
Distance Learning Materials Distribution, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
IN EVERY ISSUE
Turtle Lake Student Directory
The 2020-2021 Student Directory is now available on the PTA website. The case sensitive password is: tlPTA2020.21
Periodic updates will be made to the directory throughout the school year. The information for the directory is supplied by the district office and provided as a service from the PTA. Please remember to be respectful and diligent with the data so we may continue to provide it to Turtle Lake families. Changes can be submitted at any time to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Office: 651-621-7700
1141 Lepak Court
Shoreview, MN 55126