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    Our morning Parent Drop off times are 8:45 - 9:05am.  Breakfast opens at 8:45am.   If you arrive after 9:05am, please note  you will need to come into the office and sign your child in. 

    When changing your childs end of the day transportation plan please call the front office by 3:00pm.  If your child was scheduled to take the bus and you change the schedule to attend Y-Care, please let both Y-Care and the front office know.  The front office can be reached at 651-621-8000.

    As a reminder if you could please have your students practice their lunch PIN number at home that would be helpful for our lunch and breakfast staff so they can keep the lines moving quickly in the cafeteria. 


    Our teachers and staff are wonderful so let's show them our appreciation! Thoughtful Thursdays are our way of saying thank you with snacks.  Check out the following link to sign up to assist with Thoughtful Thursdays.


    Young People’s Orchestra Concerts:  The annual Young People's Orchestra Concert is on  Tuesday (9/25) at 6:30 PM in the Mounds View High School Cafeteria.  This concert is specially designed for young children ages from preschool to high school. This year's concert selections will feature famous characters from all across the universe as they visit and perform with the orchestra, It will include one extinct dinosaur, a Jedi Knight, a wizard from Hogwarts, as well as a few of our favorite superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite character and bring your blanket and enjoy the show. $4 per student & $6 per adult ($20 max per family) at the door.

    Thank you so much for all your support throughout the year. 
    Wish you a great school year!
    Helen Pak
    Mounds View Orchestral Association (MVOA)

    Students will be having their photos taken on Monday, October 8th. MyLifetouch.com   Enter the school code: MI218283YO

    The Nutrition Service department is hiring for permanent and substitute Nutrition Assistants! Click here to apply online:  https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/199
    SAVE your BOX TOPS!!!  Collect Box Tops from everyday foods and products you use in your home and help the Kindergarten Center!   Each month your child will bring home a collection tracking sheet to return to school.   The money we receive from the Box Tops for Education Program helps us provide some of the extras for classrooms. Last year we added several leveled texts to classroom libraries, which makes the Snail Lake literacy experience even stronger. Our goal for the year is to clip 22,000 box tops. In addition, the classrooms have a friendly competition against eachother to see who can collect the most! 
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    Early bird tickets go on sale Monday, September 17, for the 7th annual "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation and the students in our District.

    On Saturday, November 10, Mounds View District staff, parents, and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 – 11 p.m. for a fun evening including a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always lively wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase performances from Mounds View students displaying the very best of their musical talents.

    We are excited about the opportunity for more guests this year as tables will now seat 10. Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Click here for additional event information.

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    Our first School Spirit Day is coming up on September 21st!  Wear lots of Dots to show your Kindergarten Spirit!      
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    If you are looking to register your child for extra curricular activities, after school programs, or seeking clubs and organizations please visit the E-flyer page of our website at: E-flyers                      


    NEW this year--International Night!
    The PTA is delighted to announce a new event this year for Island Lake families, INTERNATIONAL NIGHT!  This event gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the different cultures and nationalities represented within our school community.  The event will take place in the school gym on Friday, November 9.  Please look for the flyer that came home with your child this week.  Families that would like to participate, please return the form to your teacher by Thursday September 20th.  Families do not need to have any actual ties to a country to represent it! 

    We are very excited about this event and believe it will be a fantastic and fun experience for our community!

    Please click here to view some pictures of International Night in other schools as well as the interest form.  We hope they give you some ideas to bring to our own event! Thank You!

    Would you like to volunteer with PTA?               

    PTA supports many programs and activities at Island Lake and runs only with the help our many volunteers. Please consider joining us!

    We have created a volunteer interest form with a very short summary of some of the programs we support and the volunteer opportunities that go along with them.  This form allows you to indicate your interest in helping. There is no obligation—we will reach out when the event is approaching and you may choose to participate at that time.   Click here!

    Thank you for your time and consideration!

    PTA Meeting-Monday, September 24
    We encourage you to attend of one of our six meetings this year! At the meetings we discuss recent issues, provide new information and updates on upcoming events and fundraisers, and bring everyone up to date on current programs and financials. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings and there is no obligation! If you are interested in becoming a member for $8, you will gain the option to vote.  If you signed up to be member at meet your teacher night, or do so between now and at our first meeting, you will be in a drawing to receive a $25 gift card to The Tavern Grill--must be present to win!

    Stay Connected with ILPTA! Find us on Facebook or at IslandlakePTA.com!



    Calling all Turtle Lake Kindergarten Families:  Join us at the Kindergarten Family Night

    When:  Monday, September 17th, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM                         

    Where: Snail Lake Education Center Playground

                350 Highway 96 West, Shoreview, MN 55126

     ***In case of rain, the ice cream social will be held in the Snail Lake cafeteria.***

    All Turtle Lake Kindergarten students and their families are welcome to attend this fun-filled PTA-sponsored event!  Enjoy an ice cream treat, play on the playground, catch up with old friends, and make new connections!

    To help with an ice cream treat count, please RSVP by Friday, Sep. 14th: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0949ADA62EA1FD0-kindergarten2

    Contacts: Gretchen Needham (gneedham@gmail.com), Cindy Schuveiller (note2cindy@me.com

    Note:  Treats include ice cream from Dairy Queen or popsicles for people with peanut or dairy allergies.

    Seeking Volunteers

    Interested in volunteering for Snail Lake Kindergarten Center? Please complete the online volunteer interest form at https://goo.gl/PrsZ98 to indicate specific interests for this year. Email kirstencoverstone@gmail.com if you have any questions and thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering!

    PTA Website
    Come visit our website for all things PTA related!  We have meeting minutes, resources, spring newsletter, volunteer opportunities, parent directory, and more!


    September 21 - School Spirit Day "Dot Day" 

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