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    The nurses office is collecting clothing donations that we use as backup for students who may have an accident.  The items they are in need of are; girls and boys underwear, girls leggings, and boys sweatpants. (Pants with elastic waist band help make changing easy and quick.) 
    ***As a reminder always send an extra set of clothes in your child's bagpack in case they become wet or are soiled***


    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2018-2019 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.  If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org


    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.


    WE PLAY TOGETHER. At the Mounds View High School Stadium

    Saturday, October 27th 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

    Together, we can make sure every kid feels safe and included - at school, every day.

    Mounds View Elementary Students, Families, and Staff will band together to attempt setting A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST GAME OF FREEZE TAG!

    Be a part of the movement.


    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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    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.                                                                                  


    The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf has moved.  Their new address is: 

    Silver View Plaza Strip Mall 

    2544 Mounds View Blvd (formerly County Highway 10) Mounds View, MN 55112




    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                      


    Volunteer Interest Form
    PTA supports many programs and activities at Island Lake and runs only with the help our many volunteers. Have you thought about volunteering and are wondering how to get involved?  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!

    First General PTA Meeting on Monday
    Our first meeting of the year is on Monday at 6 pm in the Island Lake library. We will 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!

    NEW this year--International Night! Deadline Extended
    We are so happy with the response to our new event, INTERNATIONAL NIGHT! We are looking forward to enjoying a fun celebration of community and culture! We currently have 17 countries registered and have room for more! Since this is our first year, and word of our event is still spreading, we are going to extend our deadline through next Thursday.

    International Festival will give us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the different cultures and nationalities represented within our school community. However, families do not need to have any actual ties to a country to represent it, just an interest in learning about a different culture!

    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!

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


    Turtle Lake Fall Book Festival 2018

    Mark your calendars…the Fall Book Festival is coming soon!  The book festival is held at Turtle Lake Elementary School at 1141 Lepak Court, Shoreview, MN 55126.

    Turtle Lake Elementary School has partnered with the Red Balloon Bookshop for a high quality event with a local, independent business.  All proceeds go directly to the Turtle Lake Elementary School library. The book festival will be held in Turtle Hall and the hours are as follows:

    September 25th-October 2nd, 2018

    Tuesday, 9/25   9:05 am – 8:30 pm (will be open before and after 1st  Grade Social ~ Magician Show)

    Wed, 9/26          9:05 am – 6:00 pm

    Thurs, 9/27         9:05 am – 6:00 pm

    Friday, 9/28         9:05 am – 11:30 am; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Monday, 10/1     9:05 am – 8:00 pm (will be open before and after 2nd Grade Social ~ BINGO Night)

    Tuesday, 10/2     9:05 am – 11:30 am; 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Questions?  Contact Jen Getsay: jgetsay@gmail.com, 615-579-0860.  

    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!


    October 7 - 14 - Fire Safety Week

    October 8 - School Pictures

    October 12 - No School 

    October 27 - Largest Game of Freeze Tag

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