An e-newsletter from Turtle Lake Elementary School
November 4, 2021
Monday, November 8
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. Fall Spanish
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. 5th Grade Violin Rehearsal
Tuesday, November 9
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. 5th Grade Viola/Cello/Bass Rehearsal
4:05 - 5:05 p.m. Basketball
4:05 - 5:05 p.m. Coding - Super Mario, Room 205
5:05 - 6:05 p.m. Soccer
7:00 p.m. School Board Meeting - District Center
Wednesday, November 10
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. 4th Grade Violin Rehearsal
8:30 - 9:10 a.m. Chess Club
4:05 - 5:05 p.m. Junior STEM, Room 401
Thursday, November 11
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. 4th Grade Viola/Cello Rehearsal
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. Band Rehearsal - Thursday Group
4:05 - 5:05 p.m. Soccer
4:15 - 7:30 p.m. Parent Communication Night - All Grades
5:05 - 6:05 p.m. Basketball
Friday, November 12
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. Band Rehearsal - Friday Group
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. 4th/5th Grade Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal (Fall Start)
PICTURES OF THE WEEK (Fall Parties Edition)
Turtle Lake students enjoyed a day of activities and fun on October 29th. Pictured here, the gentlemen of Mrs. BK's 5th grade class come together to show off their style.
Law enforcement and a villain set their differences aside to do good. In this case, returning a cart of books to the library.
Happy Little Recipes
This 4th grade student, dressed as artist Bob Ross, shows off the cookbook they just checked out from the library: "Cooking Is Elementary".
Teachers Gone Wild
Someone left the barn door open and these wild teachers got loose! Pictured here, the 4th grade teaching team shows off their festive farmyard attire.
May the Fourth (Grader) Be With You
Mrs. Fick's student came from a galaxy far, far away to show off their cool helmet.
Things got positively Mesozoic in Mr. Turtinen's 5th grade class as no less than three students in Tyrannosaurus costumes showed up to party, carnivore style.
Teachers Gone Wild
May the Fourth (Grader) Be With You
Turtle Lake Online Fall Book Fair
The PTA is again partnering with the Red Balloon Bookshop for our annual Fall Book Fair. Proceeds directly benefit Turtle Lake’s library collection. This virtual book fair will run from November 8-19. Click here to access the online Turtle Lake book fair page on Red Balloon’s website and start shopping! This page has all the information you need, including a book recommendation list compiled by our school librarian, links to teachers’ classroom library wish lists, ordering instructions, and delivery options. This is a great opportunity to get new books in the hands of your readers, get some holiday shopping done, and support a small business in the process.
Book Fair Tips:
Don’t see a wish list for your child’s teacher? If you wish to donate to your teacher’s classroom library, purchase any book you would like. Your child’s teacher will appreciate it!
At checkout, be sure to use coupon code TLBF21. This way your purchase will be counted as part of the book fair and support your school.
If you selected “school pick up” as a delivery option, please wait to come to school until you have received a call from the office that your books are at the school and ready for you to pick up. Red Balloon will deliver book orders to school on Fridays.
Questions? Please email Jen Getsay (email@example.com) or Vanessa Petrulo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lost and Found Clean Out - November 19th
The Turtle Lake Lost and Found is packed with hoodies, jackets, hats, water bottles and an assortment of other items. Please remind students to check the Lost and Found for their belongings prior to November 19th when all remaining items will be donated to a women and childrens' shelter. Parents are welcome to visit the Lost and Found before and after school hours, or may call the office with a description of a missing item.
Thanksgiving for All
Thanksgiving is a time when we look forward to sharing a meal with our loved ones, yet many families in our community struggle to put food on the table. Turtle Lake is partnering with the Ralph Reeder Emergency Food Shelf for their "Thanksgiving For All" project. A $10 donation will provide a family with a turkey; $20 will provide a turkey plus all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Donation envelopes will be sent home the week of November 1st for those who would like to contribute. Please return donations to school by Friday, November 12, so that the food shelf may distribute the food in time for the holiday.
Thank you for your support and Happy Thanksgiving!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Thoughtful Thursdays are the PTA’s way of thanking our Turtle Lake teachers and staff for all they do. Parent volunteers are invited to drop off purchased food and drink items at the front office. To learn more or to sign up to participate, please click here.
Thank you for your volunteer contributions! If you have any questions, please contact Toni Rahn at email@example.com.
Clothing Donations Requested - Our health office is still in need of size small boys pants. If your child has outgrown their pants from last winter, please consider donating them to Turtle Lake. Donations can be sent in with your student or dropped off at the TL front desk between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pop Tops For Puppy Love - Turtle Lake is collecting aluminum can "pop top" tabs for a local organization called Puppy Love. Puppy Love's volunteers train service dogs of all kinds that assist people with a wide variety of challenges. The money raised from the pop tops offsets the cost of food and medical care for the dogs. A collection jar is located in the Turtle Lake office.
Gifts For Others Program - If you are in need of assistance this holiday season and would like an application to enroll in our Gifts for Others (GFO) program, please reach out to Mrs. Carver at firstname.lastname@example.org. GFO is designed to support families within the Turtle Lake community who are experiencing extreme financial stress during the holiday season. The program provides families with clothing items, books, grocery gift cards and some special gift requests.
Box Tops For Education - Our Box Tops program is still going strong! Please send in any unexpired Box Tops with your student to hand in to their teacher or directly to the front office. Our parent volunteer will be collecting them for submission before the end of October. Remember, if the label says ‘scan’ you have a full 14 days to scan your store receipt using the Box Tops for Education app to get credit for those purchases; our volunteer is not able to scan them for us but the app is very user friendly. Thank you for your participation!!
DISTRICT WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: Masks Required at School and on the Bus
The Minnesota Department of Health encourages the following groups to get tested regularly. With the at-home program and community sites offering free testing across the metro, it's easy to find a test.
Unvaccinated teachers, staff and students in K-12 should test weekly at a minimum or more frequently per CDC guidance.
People who are unvaccinated should test before travel (domestic or international).
Even if you are vaccinated, you should get tested
if you have symptoms of the virus;
if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19;
if you are returning from international travel;
if you have attended a large gathering or event where people are not wearing masks and are not able to stay 6 feet apart.
Our community continues to have many free COVID-19 testing options available:
Walk-in or schedule an appointment at one of the state's COVID-19 community testing sites. The Brooklyn Park site continues to offer free saliva testing seven days a week (weekdays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.).
Additional testing options: Ramsey County COVID-19 testing.
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