October 30, 2020
November 6 - NO SCHOOL for students
November 13 - Picture Day Retakes
November 18 - Distance Learning Supply Pick up
November 20 - School Spirit Day: Favorite Color
November 23 - 27 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Picture Retake Day
Due to the pandemic, many schools are requesting Lifetouch to take photos on multiple days which has filled their scheduling calendar. They are working hard to find time to schedule retakes but are only able to offer one day of retakes. Thank you for your understanding.
Picture retake day at Snail Lake will be held on Friday, November 13 from 10:00am-12:15pm. Retakes of group 1 students will be taken while in school that morning.
Distance Learners and Group 2 students who would like to sign up for a time slot to bring their child to school for a photo can do so at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EAAA92AA1F85-picture
In addition there was a printing error & some picture packages were printed twice. Therefore some families may be receiving a duplicate package of pictures in your child's backpack.
Covid Case Numbers
A new link at www.moundsviewschools.org/coronavirus shows a chart of the District's weekly COVID cases and the number of quarantining staff and students. No individual school building has five or more positive cases at this time. If or when that occurs, that information will be included here.
Did you reply "STOP" to a text message?
Did we send you one-too-many text messages that caused you to reply ‘STOP,’ in frustration? If so, please know that replying ‘STOP’ to a single text message automatically unsubscribes you from receiving all future text messages from any school or District office. Please consider resubscribing so you can receive future emergency notifications, and we’ll do our best to limit our text messages to critically urgent information that is as targeted as possible. To resubscribe, simply call or email any school main office and ask to be resubscribed to all text messages.
Rock the School House
MVSEF's Rock the School House - $20 Makes a Difference
There is still time to support our students (WiFi access & technology support), see a spectacular production featuring Mounds View Staff and have access to our live and premier auction for this year's Home Edition of Rock the School House. Buy your $20 pass now by visiting our event website: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/passes
If you just want to tune in for the program (no purchase required), visit the same website and register your email.
No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. In the past, we have used these earnings to purchase books for individual classrooms as well as for our library.
Kowalskis "Groceries for a Cause"
Snail Lake Kindergarten Center is a participant in Groceries for Good Causes program. Groceries for Good Causes program allows shoppers to choose which neighborhood organizations matter most to them. Simply drop your grocery receipt in one of the bins to "vote" for the organization you'd like to support, and Kowalski's will donate a percentage of their quarterly charitable giving budget based on the number of receipts in each box.
Parent Drop Off and Pick Up
Morning Drop Off:
- Students should be dropped off between 8:50 -9:05am. Should your child arrive after 9:05am they will be considered tardy and you will need to come sign them in the office.
- Please pull up in the front of the building along the sidewalk and move ahead as far as possible along the curb
- Remain in your vehicle, and staff will be outside to assist in getting your child in the building.
Afternoon Pick Up:
- Pick up time is 3:45pm
- Cars will begin lining up in the front of the building, and along the west side of the building
- Stay in your vehicle
- Each car will be provided a Parent Pick Up Pass to place in your windshield so we can visibly see the students name
Parent Pick-up Map
MN Department of Health COVID -19 Attendance Guide and Home Screening Tool for Parents and Families
Staying home when you are sick is one of our best ways to fight COVID-19. Keeping sick children and children who are exposed to COVID-19 away from others helps stop the spread of the virus to other children, staff, and the surrounding community. Parents and guardians can refer to this COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents and Families to understand when their child can attend school, youth programs, and child care during COVID-19. Please monitor your child/children for signs and symptoms of illness each time you are going to send them to school, child care, or youth programs by using this Home Screening Tool. If you answer “yes” to any question, your child should stay home.
Thank you for your collaboration in keeping our school and community healthy!
TURTLE LAKE PTA
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!
PTA Open Positions
We are currently looking for a Vice President! You would be training this year to take over the presidency next year or Co President.
Contact Stefanie Wilkinson at email@example.com with interest.
Island Lake and Turtle Lake PTAs are teaming up to provide snacks and treats for our Snail Lake staff on Thursdays to show appreciation for all they do. We need 3-4 volunteers a month to drop off prepackaged snacks in the Snail Lake office, so please consider signing up here to help us thank our teachers in this small way.
ISLAND LAKE PTA
Coloring Contest Submissions Due
All students who participate in the coloring contest will receive a certificate for a free small cone at Dairy Queen, so be sure to turn in your artwork during materials pickup on Oct. 28, or email or turn in to classroom teachers by Nov. 5. We can't wait to see all your wonderful artwork!
Instead of having an International Night event at Island Lake this year, we're celebrating with a virtual, week-long event! Our theme is Foods for Celebration. All K-5 Island Lake families are invited to participate by submitting videos, pictures, recipes, or write-ups of foods made for a special event, which could be a holiday, birthday, wedding, etc. Submissions will be shared online with Island Lake families throughout the week of November 16. If you are interested in representing a country or nationality, please sign up here by November 8. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristin Gonzalez at Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
350 Highway 96 West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Main Office: 651-621-8000