Snail Mail

An e-newsletter from Snail Lake Kindergarten

October 7, 2022


October 10 - NO SCHOOL

October 14 - School Spirit Day: Future MV Mustang Day

October 15 - Turtle Lake Carnival 11:00 - 3:00 pm

October 15 - Island Lake Carnival 11:00 - 2:00pm

October 20 & 21 - MEA BREAK NO SCHOOL

November 4 - NO SCHOOL

November 14 - 18 - Scholastic Book Fair

November 15 - Communication Night

November 17 - Communication Night

November 21-25 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

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Reminder there is NO SCHOOL for students on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th~
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Parent Pick Up

If you will be utilizing the Parent Pick up line, we ask that you please remain in your vehicle. If your child needs further assistance buckling into their seat please pull forward into a parking space. Remaining in your car allows for the line to move effectively and efficiently. This is for safety in keeping the bus zone clear as well.
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Snacks from Home

As a reminder all snacks from home that are to be eaten in the classroom for snack time need to be nut-free and peanut-free. This does not apply to items in a child's lunch if brought from home. Because we have nut-free tables (that are cleaned with separate cleaners and mops), we have processes in place that keep students with severe allergies safe in the cafeteria at lunch. Thank you for partnership in ensuring the safety of each student at Snail Lake!
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Does Someone in Your family need a warm coat?

Coats and other winter clothing will be available free of charge for those in need at an upcoming coat drive. The drive will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton) on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Fall Fun at Snail Lake

As we enter the month of October, we are gearing up to celebrate fall throughout our school! Stay tuned for announcements from your child's teacher about fun activities they will be enjoying at the end of October. The fun activities students enjoy at school will not involve costumes, so feel free to save those for family fun at your home or in your community!
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Did you Know?

An April survey showed “dedicated and talented teachers” are the main reason parents send their children to our schools. See additional survey responses in our summer issue of School Talk:

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Recess Reminders

Each day students will be heading outdoors for recess. Depending on the weather they will get sweaty, dirty, and sometimes wet. Please send your child to school in clothing and shoes that allow your child to move and play comfortably. In addition, please send a second set of clothing in your child's bagpack in case they would need to change.
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Elementary Handbook

Our Elementary Handbook (which is common across both K centers and all six elementary schools) has now been translated into the 3 most commonly spoken languages in our community: Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. All four language versions are on our website by going to the Snail Lake website → Parent Resources → Elementary Handbook. This is a useful resource for all families on topics such as attendance, health services, volunteering.
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Library News

We understand that accidents happen. If your book is damaged, or a page is torn, please don’t fix it at home. Send it back with a note and the library will repair it for you.

Questions? Contact the library at

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School Menu

The monthly school menu can be found here.

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance please be sure to check the ingredients for each meal. Ingredients can be found here.

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Turtle Lake PTA (for Turtle Lake K families):

PTA Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 PM in Turtle Lake Elem. Library

Everyone is welcome! Updates, events & happenings for both Turtle Lake & Snail Lake are discussed. Please visit if you'd like to become a voting PTA member or a PTA volunteer!

Candy Land Carnival!

Saturday, Oct. 15, 11AM - 3PM on Turtle Lake Elem. School Grounds

Join us for this super fun, annual event! Hopefully you found a handout in your child's backpack about the Carnival. If you did not or for more details, visit!

Island Lake PTA (for Island Lake K Families)

Island Lake Student Directory

Snail Lake Families! It is time to enter or update your entries in the Island Lake Student Directory. Please take just a couple of minutes to create a new account. Returning users may update their account at

Island Lake PTA sponsors this student directory for the exclusive personal use of Snail Lake and Island Lake families. It is a confidential list and this information is not to be used for solicitations, advertising or mass emails.

If you would have any difficulties, please review this information and send an email to

Carnival Volunteers Needed

This year's Carnival is happening Saturday, October 15th and we need your help! Please sign up here to volunteer to help with games, ticket sales, set-up/takedown, etc. or use the QR code. Parents, older students, grandparents, etc. are all welcome to sign up to help us make this event the best it can be. Thank you!.

Upcoming Island Lake PTA Events

Carnival -- Oct. 15 at Island Lake Elementary School

Pastries with the Principal -- Oct. 25

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