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November 20, 2020

Looking Ahead

November 20 - NO SCHOOL

November 23 - 27 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - NO SCHOOL

December 1 - Distance Learning for Blended students begins

December 2 - Blended Learning Supply Pick up

December 23 - January 1 - NO SCHOOL Winter Break

Distance Learning Calendar:

Blended Learning Supply Pick up /Library Book Return December 2nd

December 2nd will be supply pick up for ONLY the families that were in Blended Learning from 12:00- 6:00 pm.. We ask that you return any library books that your child might have at this time. Please note this pickup is only for families with students who have the following teachers: Heyer, Kath, Maslowski, Pinkerton, Wagner, Andrusko, Cassidy, Hayes, Sabby, and Zukowski.

Last chance to visit the Book Fair Nov. 22nd!

Our Book Fair will be closing on Sunday, Nov 22nd. A visit to our Fair is the perfect time to purchase books that help build a love of reading! Your purchase will also help to grow our library at Snail Lake with more books for all students to access. All book-only purchases over $25 ship FREE directly to your home! You can access our virtual Book Fair here:

Meal Updates and New Pick up Locations

Meal service will continue as usual this week - Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There will be no meal service at all next week, and then new locations effective Dec. 2.

Additional locations for FREE student meals

FREE meals will be available for all students for curbside pickup at the schools listed below. Meals will be available every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Meals will be FREE to all those who are under age 18. Families and students will not need to provide a name or PIN number to pick up the meals. For more information, visit our website.

Attendance and Covid reporting

While in distance learning, it is important to notify the health office if you or your family has a positive COVID case or an exposure. Should we transition back to a Hybrid model at anytime, it is important for the office to know of anyone in quarantine or isolation during that transition.

Fall Food Drive

Snail Lake Kindergarten Center

is hosting a fall fundraising drive to benefit

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf November 30 to December 7

Ralph Reeder provides supplemental food assistance to members of our community in an effort to make our neighborhoods and schools healthier and more stable.

Snail Lake has set a fundraising goal of $350. As an incentive, Principal Lang has committed to purchasing two new books for our Snail Lake library once we have met our goal! Once our goal is met he will purchase two of our students’ favorite books, The Book with No Pictures by B.J.Novak & Actual Size by Steve Jenkins.

To make a donation please scan the QR code or visit our website:



Gifts for Others (GFO) is still looking for help!

GFO is designed to support families within the Turtle Lake community who are experiencing extreme financial stress during the holiday season.

Gift requests are all electronic this year!

Please visit the PTA website for more details on how to contribute including:

  1. Sign Up Genius for individual items.

  2. Make a cash donation via PayPal.

  3. Donate a $25 Cub Foods Gift Card to distribute to the families

  4. Sponsor a child. You choose the level of involvement!

All gifts are due December 4th.

**With the change to distance learning, preferred drop off sites for gifts (or shipping addresses for online shoppers) are Jolene Beisang 4910 Nottingham Pl. Shoreview, MN 55126 OR Katie Peatross 6 Peterson Pl. North Oaks, MN 55127**

For additional questions, please contact Michelle Lucarelli at

Thank you for your generosity!!!

PTA Membership

Please consider becoming a member of the PTA. Membership allows you voting rights in meetings where a vote is required for budget reasons or other. All families and caregivers are welcome to attend PTA meetings regardless of membership. Last year we moved to an online system so please click the link below!

Memberhub Commerce Store

PTA Open Positions

We are currently looking for a Vice President! You would be training this year to take over the presidency next year or Co President. Contact Stefanie Wilkinson at with interest.


We had a great International Week!

Thank you to all the families who submitted videos, pictures, and recipes for our first virtual International Week: Foods for Celebration! If you missed any of the posts, head over to our Facebook page and scroll through:

Dairy Queen Fundraiser Night December 3

Mark your calendar to support the Island Lake PTA by grabbing dinner and dessert at the Shoreview Dairy Queen on December 3, 5:00-8:00 p.m. No flyers or mentions needed!

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