Park Terrace Elementary

April 7, 2021 Newsletter

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Greetings Park Terrace Families!

It is hard to believe but there are only nine weeks of school remaining this year! We have an opportunity for a good, long stretch of learning before students begin their summer!

It truly has been beautiful the past week, and I love seeing our students here at school getting the chance to learn and play outside. Coach Downs has been bringing out the gym classes. Mr. Jay has been teaching music outside. Our teachers are bringing students outdoors to read a book. Our second graders are growing sunflower seeds. It is just wonderful watching our staff and students embracing this early spring and having unique learning opportunities outside.

Last week we sent out important messaging to our third and fourth grade families regarding the MCA tests this year. For our Extended Flexible Learning families, if you have not done so already, please complete the following form to indicate your preference for your student: MCA Form. Today, April 7 is the due date to complete this questionnaire. For in-person families, if you would like to opt out of MCA testing this year, please send an email to or contact the Park Terrace office at 763-600-5600. Below are the dates students in third and fourth grades will be taking the MCA tests this year:

  • Math MCA: Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, Extra/Make-up April 29 and 30
  • Reading MCA: Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5, Extra/Make-up May 6 and 7

As you all well know the health and safety of our students, staff and community has been of the utmost importance to our district this year. Please continue to do a daily health screening before sending students to school. If a student has any symptoms, they need to stay home. We are closely tracking the news of variants and their spread and we ask everyone to be diligent in preventing the spread of COVID and help keep learning going at school with as few interruptions as possible.

As I have so often said to our Park Terrace community this school year: Thank you for all of the support you have given to our students and staff this year! Let’s finish the year strong!

Mona Perkins


Updates for Extended Flex Learning families


The weather has been amazing, and student learning is on a roll. We are grateful to have nine weeks of learning before summer. Great things can and will happen in nine weeks. Thank you in advance for helping your child stay committed to both their synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) learning experiences during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns as we move through this final trimester, please feel free to reach out to me,

Take care,

Kimberly Fehringer
Principal on Assignment
K-4 Extended Flexible Learning

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SLP Schools Online: Complete interest form for 2021-2022

As we expand Spring Lake Park Schools' online school to grades K-12, we're gauging interest from current families in the district for the 2021-2022 school year. SLP Schools Online is fully online school experience in which students cover the same concepts as their in-school peers but tailored to an online environment. Learn more about SLP Schools Online for grades K-8 and 9-12. If you are interested or have questions? Please complete this brief interest form. We’ll invite interested families to information sessions in May.
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Bike Helmet Fitting & Sale

The Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Mounds View (SBM) Fire Department is hosting a Bike Helmet Fitting & Sale on Tuesday, April 20 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the SBM Fire Station.

Bike helmets will be sold for $10 each. Various colors and sizes are available for the whole family. Bring your helmets from home to have them adjusted for free.

Check out the flyer to learn more.

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Spring Training

Batter up! It is baseball season and Coach Downs is bringing his classes outside to practice pitching, hitting, catching and fielding in this lovely spring weather!

Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt

Students in Mrs. Scheuerell's class are lucky to learn from a student teacher from St. Thomas! Ms. Torralba has been planning fun ways for the kindergarten students to learn. This week they read outside and participated in a goods and services scavenger hunt!
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