November 24, 2021
"Educational Excellence with an Environmental Emphasis"
Winter is here!
5th grade was at Starbase!
Students were able to learn about engineering and design!
They worked with classmates to understand more about careers in the STEM field.
Stowe - Traffic / Parking
YMCA Programming ... Differences between KeyZone and the Rec
(1) KeyZone -
Program runs M - F until 6PM
Registration is required and the program is fee-based
A spot at Rec programming is guaranteed for KeyZone Students.
(2) Rec Programming -
Program runs M, W, TH until 5:30 PM
Registration is required (opens at the start of the month on GND Rec page)
The program is free to those who would like to participate (spots are first come, first serve and your child MUST be signed up)
A spot for Rec Programming is not guaranteed
Due to staffing and safety of our students, there is no "day of" registration. Please communicate any last minute changes with staff if your child will not be attending.
Rec programming can be canceled at last minute, but scheduled KeyZone will not be canceled unless there is no school.
PTA POPCORN FUNDRAISER!
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Needs YOU!
Joining the PTA is a great way to meet other families and to help support our school!
Watch for our upcoming popcorn fundraiser to help support family fun nights, conference dinners, staff appreciation week, book fairs, Kindergarten roundup, and many other fun activities to support students and teachers throughout the year.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics ...
The link to sign up for the Stowe clinic is here:
In partnership with the MN Department of Health, Duluth Public Schools are planning to host voluntary vaccination clinics for students ages 5 to 11.
Families will receive sign up information from their elementary or middle school. In addition to appointments, walk-ups will be welcome - as supply allows.
A parent or guardian must provide written permission and must be present during the vaccinations. Participation in the vaccination clinics is voluntary.
The clinics are intended for students ages 5 to 11 only.
People ages 12 and older are encouraged to visit mn.gov/vaccine to use the Find My Vaccine map to locate and contact providers near them.
- Second vaccine opportunities:
- Mon 11/29, 3PM - 7PM: Laura MacArthur Elementary, Stowe Elementary, Homecroft Elementary
- Tues 11/30, 3PM - 7PM: Piedmont Elementary, Lowell Elementary
- Wed 12/1, 3PM - 7PM: Myers-Wilkins Elementary, Lester Park Elementary
- Thurs 12/2, 3PM - 7PM: Lakewood Elementary
- Thurs 12/2, 3:30PM - 6:30PM: Ordean East Middle School
- Fri 12/3, 3PM - 7PM: Congdon Park Elementary
- Fri 12/3, 3:30PM - 6:30PM: Lincoln Park Middle School
More ways families will be able to find a shot for their child age 5 to 11:
Contact their pediatrician or family medicine clinic about appointments;
Visit mn.gov/vaccine to use the Find My Vaccine map to locate and contact providers near them;
Utilize the CDC’s Vaccine Finder at vaccines.gov to find pharmacies offering pediatric vaccinations
How currently eligible Minnesotans 12 years and older can get their free shot:
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline
Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.
Check for vaccine appointments using the Vaccine Finder. You can search for appointments by vaccine type (e.g., Pfizer).
Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
November 25 & 26 = NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)
November 29th - Second Dose COVID Clinic at Stowe - Optional Coordinated through ISD 709
November 30th - School Picture Retake Day (8:00-10:00 AM)
December 10 - Popcorn Fundraiser forms due!
December 16 & 17 - Popcorn Pickup and Giving Tree Pickup
December 23 - January 2nd - Winter Break = NO SCHOOL
January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day = NO SCHOOL
January 21 - Semester Break = NO SCHOOL
February 21-25 - Winter Break = NO SCHOOL
April 18-22 - Spring Break = NO SCHOOL
May 30 - Memorial Day = NO SCHOOL
June 9 - Last day of school
Cold Weather / Delays / Closures ...
The decision to close or delay the start of school due to severe winter weather is made prior to 6AM.
Unless you hear an announcement over local TV and radio stations that schools are closed or delayed, you can assume that school will be in session as scheduled.
- All families should have a contingency plan for their children in the event of weather-related school closings or a 2-hour late start.
- When weather causes a 2-hour late start, this is for students AND school staff. Do not send your child to school before 9:30am if there is a 2-hour late start. There is no staffing to supervise prior to 9:30am.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - Most Recently Added will be at the top of the list
North Shore Wrestling ...
Gary New Duluth Rec Center
The Gary New Duluth Recreation Center has teamed up with the city of Duluth to rally and organize the community needs of kids, families and seniors. They've recently partnered with the YMCA to create a space with a strong sense of place and purpose for children. Their focus is on P.L.A.Y.: Promoting Lifetime Activities for Youth. The YMCA Nature Programming is 2:15-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Check the GND out on Facebook to sign your kids up for these great programs:
And you can see all of the wonderful projects, missions, classes and activities here on their website!
GND REC Website