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January 15, 2021

Looking Ahead

January 18 - NO SCHOOL- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21- 22 - NO SCHOOL ( K-3 only)

January 25 - In Person Learning Begins for Kindergarten

January 27 - Distance Learning Supply Pick up

January 28 & 29 - NO SCHOOL

February 16- Family Event with Author Debra Frasier

Return to the Classroom

In Person Learning will begin for Kindergartners on January 25th for those families that have chosen this option. As we move to in person learning please keep your at-home learning bin and supplies at home for the time being. As the date nears more communication will be shared with families.

Reporting Attendance in ParentVue

Families now have the option to report student attendance from ParentVue. Simply login to your ParentVue account, select the child you wish to enter attendance for, and click "Report Absence." Once you have submitted your attendance the office will receive notification. If you cannot login or do not use your ParentVue account please call the office attendance line at 651-621-8001 to report an absence.

Heart Healthy Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge™ is coming!

Our school is getting ready to kick-off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE! We are so excited to participate in this service-learning program from the American Heart Association. Kids Heart Challenge will teach your student(s) how to care for their hearts physically and emotionally while raising lifesaving donations. Get a jump start today by registering and choosing a heart healthy Challenge.

Mark your calendar! We will be kicking off Our American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge event on Jan. 25th and 26th Here is a fun sneak peak for you and your student to watch Kids Heart Challenge 2021 Teaser Video

Thank you for being part of the Kids Heart Challenge, supporting our school and the American Heart Association. Together, we will help save lives.

Ms. Crego, Ms. Woodcock and Ms. Murray

Physical Education Specialists

Superintendent answers COVID-related questions

Superintendent answers COVID-related questions

  • Why are only kindergarten and elementary students allowed to return soon?

  • What will school look like when these students return?

  • When might middle school and high school students return to school?

For answers to these frequently asked questions and more, download this summary of Superintendent Lennox’s report to the School Board, or watch the report and discussion here.

Virtual Family Event with Author Debra Frasier

Turtle Lake’s PTA is sponsoring a Family Event with author and illustrator Debra Frasier on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. ALL family members are invited to participate, but we need to know basic information from participants for sharing the workshop link and for getting supplies to those who need them. Click here to complete the registration form.

“Before we come together I need you to be looking for a printed picture of a dog—or a cat—one for each person who is coming to play with SCISSORS, PAPER & GLUE. You could use a picture of your OWN dog or cat, but you will need to print it. Petfinder will show you the dogs and cats in your area who are waiting to be adopted. You are just looking for a picture of one that catches your heart—we are not REALLY going to bring them home! Just choose the one you like the look of and print off the picture. Pick one dog or cat for each member of the family who is participating in the workshop. If you think you can’t find a DOG OR CAT picture, let the school know on the online form for our Family Night and pictures can be picked up at school.” - Debra Frasier



Mindfulness, meditation and movement practices to promote brain and body wellbeing

Starts Friday Dec. 18th!

Every Friday 8:30 - 9am

Zoom Link:

Leaders: Amanda Maki, MS, LPCC and Allyson Adams, MS, LPC, LADC Allyson and Amanda are School-Based Mental Health counselors in the Twin Cities school Districts. Some of their areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, self-esteem, and family therapy. Amanda and Allyson assist students in schools by using their strengths and developing new skills that will promote wellness and success in the classroom and at home.

Meal Updates

Regular meal pick-up:

Meals will be FREE for all students. Families and students will not need to provide a name or PIN number to pick up the meals. Masks are encouraged for those picking up meals, even while in their vehicle. This keeps the nutrition services staff safe as they serve the meals. For more information, visit our website.



PTA Membership

Please consider becoming a member of the PTA. Membership allows you voting rights in meetings where a vote is required for budget reasons or other. All families and caregivers are welcome to attend PTA meetings regardless of membership. Last year we moved to an online system so please click the link below!

Memberhub Commerce Store

PTA Open Positions 2021-2022

President: We are looking for someone to train in to be the President for the 2022-2023 school year. The 2021 school year will be a co position to learn what to do. Contact for more information.

Vice President: This will be a support role to the President. Ideally you will work as the Vice President and then move into the President position. Contact


January PTA Meeting Rescheduled for February 8

Please join us on Zoom for a general PTA meeting on February 8, 7-8 pm. More info can be found on our website closer to the date and in upcoming Snail Mails.

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