Minnewaska Area Elementary and Intermediate Newsletter
As you take a minute to check out The Wave, know there are some exciting happenings at MAES and MAIS! Our concerts, field trips and track and field events are around the corner, make sure to mark them in your calendar. Laker Legends is a new summer childcare option for our young students you'll want to know about If you're looking to share more information about what your child's learning needs are for their class placement next year, the Placement Form can be found below. We hope you have a great spring, once it arrives and find some time to hang out with us at our upcoming events!
In Every Issue...
Attendance:Should your child be ill or not joining us at school on a certain day, we need to know. Please call our schools at 320-239-4800.
Call ext. 2000 for Kylie and MAES or send an email to email@example.com.
Call ext. 1208 for Kristen at MAIS or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding a bus issue, please call Palmer Bus Service at 320-634-3272.
K-6 Social Worker Amber Hvezda-Kirkwold 320-239-4800
Student Support Services Coordinator Brian Gruber 320-239-4800
K-6 Principal Sarah Suchy 320-239-4800
Morning Drop Off
Our PTA meeting in April will be held on Wednesday, April 18th after basket assembly for our Spring Fling Event. (roughly 4:30-5 pm)
Mother/Son Event (K-6th) Friday, April 6th
Spring Fling (K-3) Thursday, April 19th
ExploraDome Inflatable Planetarium - Friday, April 20th
Father/Daughter Event (K-6th) Sunday, April 29th
Contact Dawn Jenson, PTA President for any questions regarding PTA at email@example.com.
What's Coming Up
April 6: PTA's Mother/Son Night
April 10 Safety First Camp in Morris - 5th Grade
April 17-18 MCA Reading Grades 3-6
April 19 K-3 Spring Fling Event
April 20 5th Grade Math Masters Competition
April 24-25 MCA Math Grades 3-6
April 23-27 Kindergarten Peter Rabbit Plays
April 29 PTA's Father/Daughter Dance
May 2 Minnewaska's Day of Caring
May 3 4th Grade Field Trip
May 3 K-3 Bike/Car Seat Safety
May 7 3:15 - 8 pm Scholastic Book Fair - Buy One Get One Free
May 7 6:00 1st Grade Spring Program; 7:00 2nd Grade Spring program
May 8 3:15 - 8 pm Scholastic Book Fair - Buy One Get One Free
May 8 6:00 3rd Grade Spring Program; 7:00 4th Grade Spring Program
May 8 2nd Grade Prairie Woods Field Trip
May 9 6th Grade Field Trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul - Bus leaves 6:00 AM/Return @ 8:30-9:00 PM
May 10 3rd Grade Field Trip - Montevideo
May 11 K-3 Fun Run
May 11 Mini-Concert for 4th grade - C. Drayna
May 15 2nd Grade Kickball 1:00-2:30
May 16 Kindergarten Track and Field
May 16 2nd Grade Kickball
May 17 Track & Field Day starting @ 9:00 AM - MAIS
May 18 2nd Grade Kickball
May 21 4th grade Open House & Instrument Display 4-7:30 PM - MAHS
May 22 2nd Grade Kickball
May 23 1st Grade Track and Field
May 24 2nd Grade Championship Kickball
May 24 MAKE UP DAY - Track & Field Day starting @ 9:00 AM - MAIS
May 25 3rd Grade Track and Field
May 28 Memorial Day - No School
May 29 6:00 Kindergarten Graduation, 7:30 5 & 6 Choir/Band Concert
May 30 Kindergarten Wahpeton Zoo Field Trip
May 31 Last Student Day
Classroom Placement Consideration Forms
Forms are Due May 1st. Please turn forms into Kylie at the Elementary Office or Kristen at the Intermediate Office. Thank you!
MAES & MAIS Reading & Math Club Dates...
MAES Reading & Math Club Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Tu Apr 3, Th Apr 5, Tu Apr 10, Th Apr 12, Tu Apr 17, Th Apr 19, Tu Apr 24, Th Apr 26
- Last Day is Th April 26
MAIS Reading & Math Club Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- Tu Apr 3, Th Apr 5, Tu Apr 10, Th Apr 12, Tu Apr 17, Th Apr 19
- Last Day is Th April 19
MAIS Math Masters
5th Graders: Th 4/5, Th 4/12, Th 4/19
Fri Apr 20th - 5th Grade Competition at Woodland Elem in Alexandria
Scholastic Book Fair - May 7 & 8
It would be great to have parent volunteers during this time to help in running the book fair. If you'd like to help please sign up using the following link: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/IIml23CjU
Laker Legends Childcare
4th Grade Open House & Instrument Display - Monday, May 21st
Next year’s BEGINNING BAND will be forming soon!!
4th Grade Students and their parents / guardians are invited to an OPEN HOUSE & INSTRUMENT DISPLAY night about the band program on
Monday, May 21 from 4:00 - 7:30 pm
High School Band Room
Everyone is born with musical ability. It can either be nurtured or squandered!
Researchers in child development have identified music as one of the seven intelligences, just as important as linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences.
Music provides an avenue for creativity and self-expression.
Participating in music adds richness to the quality of life.
Students who learn to play an instrument learn discipline and how to cooperate with others.
Students participating in music tend to earn higher grades in all subjects, and score higher on SAT tests than those not involved in music.
In May, during the school day, students will have the opportunity to:
Attend a mini-concert featuring Minnewaska High School Concert Band.
Try out their “top three” picks for instruments.
Meet the band director and interact with students already involved in the band program.
More information on this exciting opportunity to come!
I hope to see you and your child at the Beginning Band Open House - May 21st!
Director of Bands
Minnewaska Area High School
Caring Hands Mobile Dental Clinic
Minnewaska Area Schools
Caring Hands Mobile Dental Health Clinic Opportunity
for Your Student
Minnewaska School is partnering with the Pope County Early Childhood/THRIVE Initiative and the West Central Initiative Early Childhood Dental Network to ensure that our students have a dental home. If you have private insurance, we encourage you to continue dental visits for your child(ren).
The Caring Hands Mobile Dental Clinic is for: Students covered by MA, MNCare, Primewest, Blue Plus or are uninsured. If you would like the sliding fee option, please submit your MN health insurance application today and turn in the letter you receive back to the school nurse office. If you have questions, call Caring Hands Dental at 320-815-5711.
Clinic Date: at MAES Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Screening includes: an exam, flouride, x-rays and cleaning. Any follow-up work will be completed at the Caring Hands Dental Clinic in
Forms: are on the MAS website, school announcements, nurse’s office and Horizon Public Health.
Deadline to turn in Permission Form: Tuesday, May 1st
Call school nurse, Miriam Thornquist at the MAES nurse’s office with questions at 634-4567.