Turtle Tracks

An e-newsletter from Turtle Lake Elementary School

April 16, 2021

Current Week

Monday, April 19th

No events scheduled

Tuesday, April 20th

No events scheduled

Wednesday, April 21st

No events scheduled

Thursday, April 22nd

Grade 2 Communication Meetings, 4:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Grade 3 Communication Meetings, 4:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, April 23rd

No events scheduled

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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 tonirahn@gmail.com.

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.

Transportation will not be provided after practice and meets.

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 turtlelakepta@gmail.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


6:45-8:15 p.m.

Let's be Friends!

Did you know that Turtle Lake has a Facebook page? Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/TurtleLakeElementary for pictures and updates from school.


Summer Band News - Join the Band!

Current and prospective Band students from 4th and 5th grades: Registration is open for both the Summer Beginning Band and Intro to Middle School Band programs, operating July 12th-August 5th. Click here for more information.

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.

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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


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: turtlelakeptadirectory@gmail.com.

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