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    For the week of

    March 13-15
    Monday, March 13A
    7-7:55am African Music Ensemble
    2:55-4pm Table Tennis, Swimming
    Tuesday, March 14B
    7-7:55am Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra
    2:55-4pm After School Academic Help, Newspaper, Strategy Tabletop Gamers, Girls Choir Ensemble, Advanced String Ensemble
    2:55-5:30pm Floor Hockey Game (Chippewa), Swim Meet (Chippewa)
    7-8pm Middle School Jazz Festival
    Wednesday, March 15A
    7-7:45am Chess Club
    2:55-4pm Science Olympiad
    2:55-4pm Table Tennis, Swimming
    Thursday, March 16-Friday, March 24
    NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
    There will be NO after school academic help on Wednesday, March 15.  Activity buses will still be available for those students that are involved in other activities.
    Mounds View High School's Diversity Council is hosting their annual Cultural Festival this Friday, March 10, from 4-6pm in the MVHS gymnasium.
    The Cultural Festival is a great way for kids and adults to learn about the different cultures and festivities celebrated around the world!  They will be able to try food from around the world, watch LIVE entertainment from various cultural groups, and will be a fantastic learning experience.  This is open to all: students, staff, and parents.
    Looking for something fun to do this spring?  Do you like to sing & dance?  The Spring Session of GLEE CLUB starts on Monday, March 27 after school.  
    Glee Club is open to all 7th & 8th grade students.  There will be six after school rehearsals and it will end with a concert on Friday, April 21.
    See Mrs. Hershey in the choir room for a registration form or go to the Mounds View Community Ed website.
    Anyone interested in joining girls golf should come to captain practices at the Goodrich Golf dome on Sunday's at 4.  The cost is $8.  If you have any questions, contact Sara Wendt at swendt862@gmail.com
    Last year, our Chippewa Chargers Ultimate Frisbee team won 3rd place in the state tournament.  Better than that, we had an awesome time in both league play and tournaments!
    We play 5 on 5, with 3 girls and 2 boys or 2 boys and 3 girls.
    If you’re interested in playing, please contact the coach, Brian Pratt, at KazBrian@msn.com, or see more information on the website, then choose 2017 Middle School Spring League.
    If you already know you want to play, you may register for the team on the website by Monday, March 20.  Choose the 2017 Middle School Spring League then choose Chippewa Middle School – Mounds View.
    Practices will be after school (2:50-4:00) at Turtle Lake Park, on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Monday, March 27.  Games will be on Sunday afternoons, double headers, on April 23, April 30, and May 7.  State Championship is May 20-21.  We may also play in one or two more tournaments, depending on interest and availability.
    Finally, girls are welcome to practice with the Mounds View High School girls’ team.  Also, there’s several free clinics coming up for 5th-8th grade girls, between March 11 and March 19.  Go to the website, choose events, and choose Girl's Ultimate Movement (GUM) Clinics.  More details can be found there and you can also register for FREE!
    Come and join us for an Ultimate experience!
    7th & 8th grade boys interested in playing Mounds View High School Lacrosse should plan to attend our Parent/Player Informational and Chemical Awareness Meeting on Monday, March 27 at 7pm in the MVHS Auditorium.  The coaches, captains, and Booster Association will be sharing all the important details for the upcoming season and players/parents will sign the Chemical Awareness form.  This meeting is mandatory for all 7-12 grade players and at least one parent.  For more information, contact: donette_redmond@yahoo.com or visit our website.
    Did you know that 1 in 10 Minnesotans struggle with hunger on a daily basis?  And did you know that our district food shelf, Ralph Reeder, provides food and other helpful resources to an average of 622 households each month and the need is continuing to grow?  There are ways you can help.
     Help us spread the word.
    March is Minnesota Foodshare Month - a state-wide campaign to raise awareness about hunger and increase donations for local food shelves like ours.  The more pounds of food and dollars we receive March 1 thru April 7, the larger our bonus incentive is from Minnesota Foodshare throughout 2017!   Check out  the link below for more information and to sign up for DOZENS of Ways to SQUASH HUNGER on our behalf!
    Take a peek, it's simple:
    1. Click here.
    2. Choose which items you want to donate OR volunteer for and sign up for one or more slots. 
    3. Drop off the items on our wish list to the food shelf by April 7, or if you collect at your site or school, give us a call for a pick up. 651-621-7450.
    4. Please consider hosting a food and/or fund drive, sharing the sign-up link above, the attached needs list, or forwarding this email to friends, family, and co-workers. There are lots of ways to help!
    That's it! Thank you for helping to restock our shelves with dozens of desperately needed items during this very important month.  Our goal is 90,000 pounds of food and dollars combined.  We currently give out 45,000 pounds of food a month.
    Your generous donations will go directly to helping feed food insecure children, adults, and seniors living in our school district.  
    Tax deductible contributions can be made here.
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    Registration is now open for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer
    Camps.  We are offering a large number of STEAM classes that will educate,
    engage, and motivate while being just plain FUN!  Whether your child is a budding
    artist, a serious scientist, or enjoys knowing how things work, there is something
    for everyone!  We also offer a large number of skill building sports for students
    entering grades 1 - 12.
    During the summer, we accept students from other districts.  Sign up with a friend
    or relative to enjoy activities even more.  Register by Monday, May 15 and SAVE $10 per activity, discount given at checkout.
    For a complete listing of Summer Camps and to register, go to the Community
    Education/Youth Programs/Summer Camps website.  Students attending school in the Mounds View School District during the 2016/2017 school year, and qualify for free/reduced lunch, may be eligible for partial scholarships.  Call the Community Education Office at 651-621-7400 for more information.
    It's time to order your tickets and donate to our scholarship fund.
    What is Chalkboard Capers?
    The Chalkboard Capers Scholarship Show is a variety show that is written, directed, and performed by staff from the Mounds View School District in conjunction with the Mounds View Education Association.  Please join us for a night of entertainment including short skits, singing, dancing, and musical delight.  You are sure to leave laughing, crying, or at the very least, with a smile!  The proceeds from this event provide scholarships for graduating students from the Mounds View School District. Your outstanding support in the past has made it possible for numerous scholarships to be awarded.
    Please help us again this year by purchasing your tickets early.  All performances will be held at Irondale High School. 
    The 2017 performance schedule is as follows:
    Wednesday, April 5- 5:15pm - dress rehearsal
    Thursday, April 6 - 6:30pm
    Friday, April 7 - 6:30pm
    Saturday, April 8 - 1:00pm and 6:30pm​
    *During our 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 8 show, a drawing will be held to give away prizes for attending elementary students.  Please note: NOT every student will receive a prize. 
    Click here to download the ticket order form.
    ​There is still a chance to help out the show.  Take this opportunity yourself or pass the information onto a friend.   
    Donations by individuals and businesses to the scholarship fund are an important part of Chalkboard Capers.  Additionally, donations of prizes for our children's show and gift card donations or adult raffle prize donations help support our cause. 
    For contributions valued at $50 or more, your business will be listed as a supporter of Chalkboard Capers with your printed business card in the 2017 show program.  Business names will be printed in the program for all other donations.  In addition, we encourage teachers to patronize your business and advertise your business in our monthly "Swap Sheet."  Finally, your business will be listed in the credits when the show is aired on Cable T.V. Channel 15.
    We are in need of:
    •  Money donations to our scholarship fund
    • Adult raffle prizes
    • Kids prizes
    You can donate by:
       - Visiting Paypal
       - Emailing kelli.hofmeister@moundsviewschools.org to arrange a donation or prize pick up
       - Sending your prize or donations to: Kelli Hofmeister, Turtle Lake Elementary 1141 Lepak Court; Shoreview MN 55126​
    Receipt of donation can be obtained at the Mounds View Education Association office.  If you would like to arrange for someone to pick up your prize or donation, please email us at chalkboardcapers@moundsviewschools.org
    If you have any questions, please email us at chalkboardcapers@moundsviewschools.org.  
    As the School Board continues to work towards a start times decision this spring, a transportation consultant asked the District to consider adjusting some parameters. The Board agreed to support flexibility with the following parameters if another option can be created.
    • Some elementary schools and middle schools might have slightly different start times within their levels.
    • For efficiency, the entire fleet of different-sized buses might be used more creatively, depending on neighborhood densities or traffic patterns. 
    This spring, the District will continue to work with the consultant and bring updates to future School Board meetings.  Communication and information about start times will continue to be shared with families through e-newsletters, at School board meetings, and updated at www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.
    Check out what is happening at Chippewa and around the community.  Here you will find additional information that might not be including in the enews.  Be sure to check back regularly, as new flyers are added often.

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