News and Views
An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools
December 22, 2022
Reminder: No school December 22 - January 2
Winter break begins tomorrow, Friday, December 23. We look forward to welcoming students back to our buildings on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. We hope all families, students and staff enjoy a relaxing, safe and healthy winter break.
National School Lunch Week recipe contest
The Nutrition Services department celebrated National School Lunch Week by holding student recipe contests at each elementary school. The winners won the opportunity to serve their winning recipe to their classmates at lunch for one day. Winners served their recipes at school throughout the month of November. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to our wonderful Nutrition Services staff for putting together this fun contest!
- Storie Johnson, Bel Air
- Lucy Delong, Island Lake
- Kamiya Jackson, Pinewood
- Allison Banaszak, Sunnyside
- Lucy Ostman, Sunnyside (not pictured)
- D'Asia Bell-White, Sunnyside (not pictured)
- Lucy Pino, Turtle Lake
- Teddy Ashmore, Valentine Hills (not pictured)
- Rozlynn Kaiser, Valentine Hills (not pictured)
Let's Talk About It!
District mental health staff recently started a monthly blog, "Let's Talk About It!" that will address substance use and mental health challenges that students and families may experience. The goal is to provide information, quality resources and support related to mental health and substance use. Read the first entry about vaping here.
Know the Facts! Vaping nicotine can increase anxiety symptoms and increase stress levels, yet many teens falsely believe vaping can relieve anxiety and stress. Visit Truth Initiative and learn the truth about vaping and how it can increase mental health issues. Know the facts so you can be part of the conversation.
Activities registration open now
Registration for winter/spring Community Education activities is open now. Take a look at the digital catalog to see the upcoming offerings for adults, youth and families!
- All-ages star watch party
- Family movie nights
- Youth activities in arts, STEM, sports and more!