Twin Lakes Elementary

Otter News, October 2015

From the desk of Mr. Collins

Welcome back everyone. I am very excited to begin our new school year. It's nice to see all the new faces and our old friends. It didn't take long to get into the swing of things around here. We already have our first fundraiser underway, Clifford the Big Red Dog was here, we've done field trips, fire house visits and the Watch DOGS will begin this month too. It's going to be an amazing year.


For those who are new, every month we issue an online newsletter which contains very important information such as our school calendar, upcoming school or district events, any district-wide updates or information. We kindly ask that you take the time to read this information as it is very helpful to parents.
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Reminders from the Otter Cafe

  • ALL kindergartners may have Free Breakfast!
  • Student Breakfast is $1.10
  • Student lunch is $2.60
  • Milk/OJ is $0.55
  • Adult/Guest Breakfast is now $1.70
  • Adult/Guest Lunch is now $3.50


Please let the cashier know if you do not want your student to receive any Extras.


* Free and Reduced students WILL be charged $.55 per milk/juice taken during snack break in classroom AND if taking a milk with cold lunch.

Please feel free to call the Otter Cafe with any questions. Have a great school year!



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News from the Health Office


Is my child well enough to go to school? Many students and parents are frequently concerned about when students should stay home or attend school. You can expect your child to be ill 5-7 days during a school year. Remember that a child ill with an infectious disease can spread the disease when in contact with others in the family and the community. Children with temperatures over 100 or vomiting should stay home for at least 24 hours.


Health Services will monitor the number of communicable diseases reported to them and notify parents via school newsletter or Campus Messenger, if a high percentage (>10 %) of children in a classroom or grade level have a particular communicable disease (ex. Strep throat, etc) or nuisance (head lice).


Information regarding guidelines and exclusion recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) can be found on the Health Services Web Page or at the following link. Illnesses and Communicable Diseases



In addition, if you have any gently used clothing, especially sweatpants, that you can part with, our health office would greatly appreciate it.