The Eagle View Update

Friday, May 29, 2020

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Scholastic Summer Virtual Book Fair

Eagle View Elementary School


  • June: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am-3:00pm, closed Fridays
  • July: CLOSED
  • August: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm
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Dear Eagle View Patriot Families,

As we close the 2019-2020 school year I pause to reflect once again on just how quickly time flies in a school year. Thank you for your help supporting your child(ren) during distance learning. The EV staff and I want to express our gratitude and appreciation for partnering with us this year on your child’s educational journey. We send them off this year with smiles and tears, proud of each for their efforts. It is evident that each student has grown in their knowledge and many of them in their height.


Over the summer please encourage your child to read and to practice math facts using iXL or Reflex. Consider taking your child to the public library so they can continue to explore reading. The EV office will be open Monday - Thursdays from 8am-3pm in June. The EV office is closed for the month of July. We also hope that each EV family takes advantage of the many opportunities for authentic learning experiences as you enjoy the MN summer weather and the lakes area.


Congratulations to our 4th graders moving on up to PLMS. We will miss you and wish you the best as you move on in your education journey. Always remember the wise words of Dr. Seuss, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”

We bid a fond farewell to EC/EV staff who are retiring from this year - Kathy Saxvold, Cindy Anderson, Jackie Duoos and Kim Johnson. We also wish Sean Bengston the best of luck as he moves on up to PLMS. Thank you for sharing your talents and expertise with our students and families.

Always remember the wise words of Dr. Seuss, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Have a great summer EV, we look forward to seeing you in the fall for 2020-2021.

Together in education,

Melissa Hesch

Eagle View Elementary Principal

218-562-6102, EV office -218-562-6100

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Eagle View Yearbooks will be delayed due to Covid

Due to mandated shut-downs, Lifetouch has delayed production/shipment of Eagle View yearbooks.

We will do our best to keep families posted as Lifetouch is able to give us delivery updates.

Northern Pines Mental Health Support

Mental health support continues to be available for students. If your child is experiencing any mental health symptoms,

  • Depressive symptoms (sadness, losing interest in previously enjoyed activities, difficulty focusing)
  • Anxiety (excessive worry, racing thoughts, trouble concentrating
  • Change in sleeping/eating patterns
  • Change in attitude
  • Excessive fear/guilt
  • Extreme mood shifts

please make a referral to Northern Pines at and click “Child Online Referral” in the upper right corner of the screen. Northern Pines is taking referrals and can deliver services via telehealth to your computer or smartphone.

2020-2021 Eagle View K-4 School Supply List

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Eagle View Nature Center

Bring on summer break! The sun is shining, the weather is warmer and it is a great time to be outside! Getting outside is a welcome change from the extra screen time we have had during Distance Learning the past couple of months. As parents, we can encourage our kids to play outside. It is also motivating when our kids see us enjoying outdoor activities. With the cancellation of many sports and activities this summer, there will be more time for unstructured play. In the Health Connect article “Why Kids Need Unstructured, Outdoor Play”, author Joel Sensenig states that “nature is important for children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and educational development.” The impact is far-reaching, Sensing explains, “Studies have shown that students who are introduced to nature have improved achievement in core subject areas as well. When you make the world your classroom, learning becomes more fun and engaging. Children have a natural curiosity about things and want to understand why something is the way it is.” Our kids are not all used to finding things to do on their own, without the structure of organized activities and leadership of coaches, teachers and camp counselors. One good suggestion is to offer an activity, but don’t give up if that doesn’t capture their interest the first time. Offer a variety of activities, such as sidewalk chalk, playing catch, building forts or riding bike. Check out area parks and trails. Encourage your child to read outside, or keep a nature journal or sketchbook. Together, make a summer bucket list of outdoor activities. As your child finds things that are interesting and engaging outdoors, he/she will find that the opportunities are endless! We can all benefit from spending more time outdoors this summer!

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2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Forms

Despite Minnesota's shelter-in-place, we encourage you to complete your incoming kindergartner's registration form and return it to Eagle View ASAP. We are looking forward to meeting your student and welcoming them to Eagle View!

Once complete, feel free to scan or mail those to Eagle View. You'll find a link to the enrollment form below for your convenience. Thank you!

Eagle View Elementary

Attn: Class of 2033 Kindergarten

30805 Olson Street

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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Students, look for a fun postcard from the Eagle View Staff that you should be receiving in the mail next week. Have your colored pencils, crayons, or markers ready!

Have a great summer and we can't wait to see you again!