Wolf Call

An e-newsletter from Island Lake Elementary School

Friday, March 24

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Spring Food Drive Benefiting Ralph Reeder

March is MN Foodshare Month! This is a statewide campaign to raise donations of food and funds for food shelves across the state. A portion of pounds and dollars received at Island Lake will be matched by Minnesota Foodshare.

We will be taking food and monetary donations from Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31. Please drop donations at the front office. To donate online, please click here.

Please see the list below for most requested items Thank you for supporting our neighborhood food shelf!

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Payments for COVID-Related Absences

If your child is approved for Educational Benefits (free or reduced-price school meals), they may be eligible for P-EBT benefits of $8.10 for each day they were absent due to a COVID-19 impact. Click HERE for more information.

Chalkboard Capers Scholarship Show

Chalkboard Capers is a variety show presented annually by the Mounds View Education Association. District teachers and staff host the show to raise money for student scholarships for graduating seniors from District schools. After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, the show is returning this spring!

Dates and times:

March 29, 5:15 p.m.

March 30, 6:30 p.m.

March 31, 6:30 p.m.

April 1, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Irondale High School (2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton)


Get tickets here!

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Upcoming Events

Apex Fundraiser Coming April 3-14

The PTA is partnering with Apex this year to raise funds for Island Lake Elementary School students! From April 3-14, students will have the chance to fundraise for their school and participate in events. The program will end on April 14 with a Fun Run for all students. Funds from the Apex fundraiser help with classroom enrichment, a covering for the outdoor classroom and PTA events, such as family socials. Stay tuned for more information to come in your inbox and on our PTA Facebook page.

Upcoming PTA Events

General PTA Meeting -- April 25 at 6 p.m.

Book Fair -- May 1-5

Family Social -- May 2

CALLING Local Business Owners!

Our school community is seeking your support. On June 3, 2023, the Island Lake PTA will be holding its popular 8th annual Run with the Wolves 5K and 1⁄2 mile Kids Fun Run! Our goal is to raise money for the Island Lake Literacy programs to support our students and teachers, while fostering a healthy lifestyle and community participation. The Island Lake PTA will designate funds from the race to support Island Lake Literacy Programs.

By becoming a sponsor, you will support the students at Island Lake by helping provide the literary advantages they need at the elementary grade level while promoting your business at a healthy and positive community event.

We are very grateful for all of our past and future sponsors!! If you are interested and would like more information, please contact ILrunwiththewolves@gmail.com.

THANK YOU, The 2023 Run with the Wolves Committee

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District & Community News

Community Education Summer EXPO Event

Don't miss out! Join us at our Summer Community Expo on Saturday, March 25 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. to learn about Youth, Adult & Family classes, activities, summer camps and services offered by local organizations and businesses. This family-friendly event will include entertainment, activities, food trucks and more! The best part is... registration is FREE! Register at mvps.me/SummerEXPO.

Summer activities registration opens Monday, March 27

Get ready! Registration for summer day camps, enrichment, sports camps and more opens Monday, March 27 at 9 a.m. There are opportunities for all ages, birth to adult! View the electronic catalog here and register at mvpschools.org/RegisterCommunityEd.
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In Case You Missed It

Attention all 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Families:

Summer Orchestra 2023! Dates are July 10 - August 3

We strongly encourage all beginning players to sign up to start playing this summer. We meet 4 days each week M-Th for 4 weeks, and you will learn so much in a very short amount of time! Even if you did not sign up for orchestra on the Music Interest Form in February, it’s not too late - you can still sign up for summer orchestra!

Registration is NOW OPEN for ALL Summer Orchestra Classes! Register now as classes are filling quickly! Registration for Summer Orchestra is ONLINE on this Community Education website, or use this QR CODE to the right to register for lessons.

ORCHESTRA DISPLAYS BEGIN NEXT WEEK! Beginning students can arrange to rent a violin, viola, or cello between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. on the dates and locations listed below:

  • Monday, March 27 at Turtle Lake Elementary School cafeteria
  • Thursday, March 30 at Edgewood Middle School cafeteria
  • Thursday, May 11 at Island Lake Elementary School cafeteria

Current 4th and 5th grade experienced orchestra students:

There are still openings if you have not signed up yet! Click on the flyers for more information.

5th Grade Flyer - 6th Grade Flyer

For more information about Summer Orchestra, visit the Summer Orchestra website. Or you can contact Juli Vig, Island Lake Orchestra Director and Summer Orchestra Coordinator.


Summer Band Registration

Mounds View Summer Band

July 10- August 3 (Mondays through Thursdays)

Early Bird Registration ends May 26

Current band students may participate in the INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND. Click here to view the different times and locations and complete the online registration.

Current 4th graders have the opportunity to learn a band instrument in the SUMMER BEGINNING BAND PROGRAM. Small-group lessons for each instrument are offered at various schools and times during the morning and evening. Click here to view your options and complete the online registration. Click here for information on instrument rentals.

Click here for more information about Summer Band. Questions? Contact Mrs. Sorem at brenda.sorem@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-7763.

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Upcoming Events

For up-to-date information on events happening at Island Lake, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/islandlakecalendar.

Monday, March 27

Spring Food Drive

4th & 5th Grade Choir, Music Room, 8:05 - 9:05 a.m.

Orchestra Sign-Up Night, Turtle Lake, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28

Spring Food Drive

5th Grade Band - Large Group, 8:05-9:05 a.m.

Wednesday, March 29

Spring Food Drive

Science Olympiad Practice - Green Team Practice, 8:00-9:05 a.m.

5th Grade Orchestra - Large Group, 8:05-9:05 a.m.

Chalkboard Capers Show, Irondale HS, 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 30

Spring Food Drive

Science Olympiad - Blue & Purple Team Practice, 8:00-9:05 a.m.

4th Grade Orchestra, Summer Beg. - Large Group, 8:05-9:05 a.m.

Orchestra Sign-Up Night, Edgewood MS, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Chalkboard Capers Show, Irondale HS, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 31

Spring Food Drive

4th Grade Orchestra, Fall Beg. - Large Group, 8:05-9:05 a.m.

Chalkboard Capers Show, Irondale HS, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 1

Chalkboard Capers Show, Irondale HS, 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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