Flint Lake News

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Important Dates:


9th-27th -- NWEA Testing Window

10th -- 3rd Grade Music Program @ 6:30 PM

11th -- PTO Meeting @ 4:00 in Flint Lake Media Center

12th -- 5th Grade Celebration 3:45-9:00 p.m.

13th -- No School -- Snow Makeup Day

16th -- PTO Community Night @ FunFlatables - 4:00-6:00 PM

17th -- 4th and 5th Grade Music Program @ 6:30 PM

18th -- Flint Lake Maker's Fair - 5:30-7:00 PM

19th -- School Board Meeting @ Cooks Corners

24th -- 5th Grade Visit to Middle School

25th -- Flint Lake Variety Show @ 6:30 PM

27th -- Field Day

30th -- No School - Snow Makeup Day


1st -- Field Day Rain Makeup Day (Rescheduled Date)

3rd -- Students' Last Day of School

A Note from the Principal

Greetings, Flint Lake Families,

We'd like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the wonderful parents and PTO members that have made Teacher Appreciation Week such a special time for all of our staff. This week, Flint Lake staff was showered with much love and kindness - it was overwhelming!

This special week was kicked off with a hearty breakfast, two SOUPer lunches were catered, popcorn and dessert bars were devoured, and there were many other special surprises throughout the week including various gifts donated by local businesses.

Many of you already know that our PTO plays an integral part in making Flint Lake the amazing school that it is. Organizing Teacher Appreciation Week is just one of many things they do to support Flint Lake. Did you know that they help fund our classroom field trips, host and organize family events such as BINGO Night, Book Swap, Book Fairs, Ice Cream Social, Fun Fair, and many others, as well as put on our various Community Nights throughout the school year? All of these wonderful things they do help make Flint Lake the amazing school that it is. If you are not already a part of the Flint Lake PTO, please consider joining this terrific group of families.

To the Flint Lake PTO -- Your kindness and thoughtfulness this week, and throughout the school year, has not gone unnoticed, and we are lucky to have such a wonderful group of parents that support our school.

Erin Hawkins & Calli Dado

Calling All Makers!

Do you enjoy creative thinking, learning how things work, or coming up with new ideas and/or inventions? If so, the Makers Faire is the place for you! Flint Lake STEAM Club will be hosting a Makers Faire on May 18th from 5:30-7:00PM.

A Makers Faire is an event in which creative thinkers come together to share their creations, inventions and ideas. Students are invited to create projects ranging from but not limited to arts, crafts, engineering, science, music, food, health, technology, etc. The possibilities are endless!

The theme for this year's Makers Faire is "Let's make the world an even better place." Projects could solve a world problem, fix a daily annoyance, beautify our world, bring joy to others or contribute to making the word better in any other way. The deadline to submit registration forms for a project is Thursday, May 12th.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please don't hesitate to call the school.

Spring Into the Arts

Valparaiso Community Schools, in partnership with local artists, businesses, and the community, is proud to announce Spring Into the Arts, a month-long celebration of the arts and creativity in our schools.

Organized as a month-long festival, Spring Into the Arts will showcase the intersections of art, technology, education, history, and feature local businesses. Artists of all ages and artist styles will be provided with a platform to showcase how art has transformed them and their community.

The Festival will include:

  • K-5 Grade Art Exhibit in 6 downtown buildings
  • 6-12 Grade Arts Exhibit featured at White Key Gallery
  • 2D/3D Art
  • Performance Art
  • Architectural/Historical Art
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Technological and Robotic Art
  • Interactive Art
  • Live Performances

Visit the Spring Into the Arts website to view the schedule and learn more.

Spring Into the Arts Website

Flint Lake Variety Show

Flint Lake Student Council is sponsoring a Variety Show for our students on May 25th. The event will take place in the Flint Lake Gymnasium at 6:30.

Come out and see all of the talent our students will be showcasing on this special evening. They have been hard at work rehearsing and preparing for their varying performances.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Library Information

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and Mrs. Tracht would like to remind everyone of the following dates regarding checking out library books.

The last week to check out books from the library will be May 16-20.

ALL books are due back to the library the following week, May 23-27.

Thank you for your help in ensuring all of our library books are returned before the school year comes to an end!

PTO Corner

Flint Lake Elementary School

Mrs. Erin Hawkins, Principal

Mrs. Calli Dado, Dean of Students