December 4, 2020
December 16 - Distance Learning Supply Pick up
December 22- Virtual Assembly and Pajama Day
December 23 - January 1 - NO SCHOOL Winter Break
January 13 - Distance Learning Supply Pick up
January 18 - NO SCHOOL
January 27 - Distance Learning Supply Pick up
January 28 & 29 - NO SCHOOL
Distance Learning Calendar: https://www.moundsviewschools.org/cms/lib/MN01909629/Centricity/Domain/4/LearningModelCalendarV2_11.12.png
Meal Updates and New Pick up Locations
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.
Bel Air Elementary (1800 5th St NW, New Brighton)
Island Lake Elementary (3555 Victoria St N, Shoreview)
Turtle Lake Elementary (1141 Lepak Ct, Shoreview)
Pinewood Elementary (5500 Quincy St, Mounds View)
Sunnyside Elementary (2070 County H, New Brighton)
Valentine Hills Elementary (1770 W County Road E2, Arden Hills)
Chippewa Middle School (5000 Hodgson Road, North Oaks)
Edgewood Middle School (5100 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View)
Highview Middle School (2300 7th St NW, New Brighton)
Irondale High School (2425 Long Lake Rd, New Brighton)
Mounds View High School (1900 Lake Valentine Rd, Arden Hills)
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.
Winter Sing-Along and Pajama Day
Kindergarten students have been learning a variety of winter songs during Specialist classes. They will have the opportunity to sing all of these songs on either Monday, December 21 or Tuesday, December 22nd as a part of their learning day. Their classroom teacher will be sharing the link for Sing-Along out with families. In preparation, your child will be making a jingle bell instrument during the Seesaw Specialist lesson. Please be sure he/she has the bell available for the Sing-Along.
Health Office Covid Information
From the Health Office:
During this time of distance learning, we are encouraging both staff and students to continue reporting illnesses and positive COVID test results to the Snail Lake Health Office: 651-621-8004. Although the Minnesota Department of Health does call the homes of those who test positive for COVID, they are currently backlogged given the rapid increase in cases recently. When you contact the Health Office, we will assist you with calculating quarantine and isolation dates, and provide information to help you with contact tracing and provide a connection with knowledgeable staff who can help answer questions you may have.
Minnesota has also enhanced testing availability. Here is some additional information about available testing:
At-home COVID-19 saliva testing
Minnesota offers free, at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for people who believe they need to be tested, with or without symptoms. Right now, families can order up to five test kits per household. Families will be asked if they have insurance, but the state will cover the costs for any uninsured or underinsured families. You should not receive a bill using this testing option. Order your at-home test here.
COVID-19 community testing sites
All COVID-19 testing is free at Minnesota Department of Health community testing events. We are always planning more community testing events across the state, working together with communities to make sure everyone can get tested. Tests are free for everyone, and no identification or insurance is required.
Attendance and Covid reporting
Attendance in Distance Learning:
While learning at home, attendance will be determined based on student attendance in live meets, communication with your child's teacher through email or phone, and the completion of assigned work in SeeSaw. Please continue to report any COVID-related illnesses to the school attendance line for tracking purposes.
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. The direct health office number is 651-621-8004. To reach the attendance line please call 651-621-8001.
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:
TURTLE LAKE PTA
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
ISLAND LAKE PTA
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: facebook.com/ilpta
350 Highway 96 West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Main Office: 651-621-8000