News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

January 19, 2023

Reminder: No school January 26-27

As a reminder, there will be no school on Thursday, January 26 or Friday, January 27.

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Donations for meal account balances

Nutrition Services accepts donations as a safety net for students in grades K-12 who do not have sufficient funds in their accounts due to family circumstances beyond their control. Using these funds for students is a temporary solution until other arrangements can be made to assist the child and family on a more permanent basis. No student is denied a meal, regardless of the status of the family’s account balance.


Tax-deductible donations for meal account balance debt relief are accepted year-round from individuals or groups. You may also make a donation directly to your child's school. To donate, contributions should be dropped off or mailed to:

Nutrition Services
4570 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN, 55126

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Join Community Education for new adult programs!

Day trips
Join other adults on day-long adventures throughout the state. Each trip includes transportation, lunch and an event. Upcoming trips:

  • Memphis and the Meantimes at Ives Auditorium
    Wed, March 22, 1:45- 4 p.m. | Pick-up at St. Anthony Community Center
    Celebration of the music that changed the world from Sun Records and the Grand Ole Opry, featuring songs from Cash, Haggard, Lewis, Orbison, Elvis and many others!
    Click here to learn more.
  • Scenic Winona
    Tue, April 25, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Pick-up at St. Anthony Community Center
    Winona County Historical Society guides will lead a tour of the city's historical hotspots, get a view of the river valley from atop the bluffs, tour museums and much more.
    Click here to learn more.


Community lunches- only $5!
Join your neighbors and friends for a lunch in March, April and May. Each month will feature a meal and dessert from a local restaurant or caterer, as well as entertainment and/or an educational presentation pertaining to the needs and interests of adults 40+. Companions of any age are welcome to attend.

  • Wed, March 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | St. Anthony Community Center
  • Wed, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | New Brighton Community Center
  • Wed, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | New Brighton Community Center

Click here to learn more.

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Get Involved with MVSEF

The Mounds View Schools Education Foundation seeks volunteers to help with its signature fall fundraiser, Rock the School House. Submit interest in volunteering here.


MVSEF is also hiring a part-time (contract) bookkeeper/assistant. See additional details here.

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Let’s Talk About It: What is mental health?

‘Mental health’ is a term we have heard a lot in the past few years. The U.S. Surgeon General and leading medical groups, like the American Academy of Pediatrics, have declared youth mental health a national emergency. But what exactly is mental health? Why are we hearing more about it now more than ever? When should I be worried about my child’s mental health? For answers to these questions and more, click HERE to read this week’s blog by our district mental and chemical health specialists.

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School-level transitions for your child who has an IEP

Join us on February 9, 2023, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for a discussion on helping your child who has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) navigate school-level transitions. Information will specifically include these transitions:
  • PreK to kindergarten
  • 5th grade to middle school
  • Kindergarten to 1st grade
  • Middle school to high school
  • High school to transition Age 18-21


In-person and virtual options are available. Learn more here.

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Did you know?

Our District is collaborating with local law enforcement, emergency services personnel and other partners to update health, safety and security plans.

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Pictured: Former student DeAndre Clarke, who started as a SRO in the fall at his alma mater, Highview Middle School, and Ed Sypniewski, who was the SRO while Clarke attended Highview. Photo courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety.
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