Hello from Silver View!

Teachers: Joanna, Kelly, Kerry, Laurie and Jeanette


Hope all of you are getting used to spending more time from home.

Click the word TRANSLATE at top of newsletter to find your home language.

Please reach out and share pictures of how you are getting creative at home. The children would love to see each other and parents will appreciate your ideas.

Remember to state, I give permission to share my child's photo in subject line.

You can email ideas to:


Take a look below at some of the ideas already shared.


Meals for students

  • Meals are available for any child under 18 years old who needs breakfast or lunch during the school closure. Parents/guardians do NOT need to bring their student(s) with them to pick up meals. Multiple days' worth of meals will be distributed. Please check here frequently for updates.

    Meals will be distributed curbside at the main entrance of these sites between 10 a.m. and noon on Mondays and Wednesdays:

    • Pinewood Elementary - 5500 Quincy Street, Mounds View
    • Snail Lake Education Center - 350 Hwy 96 W, Shoreview
    • Highview Middle School - 2300 7th Street NW, New Brighton
    • Edgewood Middle School - 5100 Edgewood Drive N, Mounds View

    If you cannot make it to a school site for curbside pick up, neighborhood pick up locations will also be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meals will be delivered by bus/van to these locations.

  • Click link below to get more food resources in your area.

Ralph Reader Food Shelf

  • The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is ready to help. If you are in need of free food for your family please call the food shelf appointment line at 651-621-6280. The food shelf has implemented a fast and user-friendly drive thru service model in our parking lot that provides participants with pre-packed "to-go" bags of food. This temporary service model takes into consideration the need for social distancing as well as the ability to provide food to many families in a short period of time. Families will receive canned and boxed items, hygiene, frozen meat, fresh milk, produce, dairy, deli and bakery items.

    What can you do to help?
    We are already seeing a spike in need and donations from the community are important. At this time, we are asking people to make an online donation at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org or mail in a donation to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf - 2544 Mounds View Blvd. Mounds View, MN 55112. For every dollar you donate, we can purchase up to $8.00 worth of food. Plus, Minnesota Foodshare is matching a portion of all donations received at food shelves through April 30. While we love volunteers, we are not currently accepting any new volunteers at this time. Should we have any service interruptions or changes to our hours it will be posted on our Facebook page as well as on or our website at www.ralphreederfoodshelf.org.

Coronavirus and children

Coronavirus and children

Here are some resources on how we can effectively support our children's well-being — and our own — during this crisis.


The "Hi" Song


Laurie's Circle Time 1

Time to get up and dance.

Do you remember this song from school?

Click on the video below and "Let's go swimming!"

"The Goldfish (Let's Go Swimming)" by The Laurie Berkner Band (20th Anniversary Edition)

Speaking of Fish!

Here is a picture of Teacher Joanna with her fish tank at home.
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Our letter sound this week is "F" as in fish.

Here is a picture of the song Teacher Laurie sang so you can practice with your child.

Action: Let your hands come together gently as if an inflatable fish is deflating and say, "ffffff"

Don't forget to go on a scavenger hunt for items in your house that begin with the "F" sound.

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Teacher Kerry

Teacher Kerry shares a story about 5 little fish.
Five Little Fishies
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Hi from Teacher Kelly.

Did you know that the word frog also begins with the "F" sound?

In the next video you can see and hear frogs from the pond in my backyard.

Can you make a sound like a frog?

F is for frog


Come on friends, stand up and get ready to do the frog dance.
Little Frog Dance - Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes


Hugs from Teacher Joanna, Teacher Kelly, Teacher Kerry, Teacher Laurie, and Teacher Jeanette