News & Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

January 23, 2020

Students can now receive text alerts

You can now add your child’s cell phone number to ParentVUE so they can receive text messages and robo-calls about school closings, significantly delayed school buses, emergencies and other alerts. To subscribe your student to these occasional urgent messages, read the easy instructions here.

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Enrollment information nights

Families can meet the principal, teachers, parents and students. They can also visit classrooms, explore the curriculum and discover opportunities beyond the classroom.

  • Kindergarten Round-Ups are February 4, 5 and 6, depending on the site. Check school-specific times here.
  • Middle School information nights are January 30 for Chippewa and Edgewood and February 4 for Highview. Check specific times here.
  • Irondale High School’s information night and activity fair is January 30, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (Mounds View’s event was held January 9.)

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On time and on budget

Thanks to support from voters, all schools are adding much-needed space to better serve students.

Projects that remain under construction as planned this school year include:

  • Bel Air Elementary School
  • Edgewood Middle School
  • Irondale High School
  • Mounds View High School

Completed projects include:

  • Highview Middle School
  • Island Lake Elementary School
  • Pike Lake Education Center
  • Turtle Lake Elementary School

Breaking ground this spring:

  • Pinewood Elementary School
  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Valentine Hills Elementary School
  • Chippewa Middle School

To view construction images, site plans and videos, visit

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Operation Joy yields 3,000 gifts

The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf collected and distributed more than 3,000 gifts during its annual Operation Joy Toy Shop that benefits Mounds View Public Schools families. Thanks to 90 community volunteers and donations from area churches, schools, businesses, clubs, individuals and Toys for Tots, 816 children (ages birth to grade 12) received gifts this year. Qualifying families who registered with the Food Shelf were invited to the Operation Joy Toy Shop in December to pick out gifts for each of their children. Special thanks to the New Brighton Community Center for hosting the Operation Joy Toy Shop and to all of our district schools, staff and families for supporting the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf during the busy holiday season with donations of food, dollars and assorted toys and gifts.

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Reminder: No school January 24

There is no school for students Friday, January 24. Teachers will use this day to engage in curriculum work, instructional delivery, assessment reporting and parent communication. For more information, please visit

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