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    Please join the Irondale Orchestras on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30pm in the Irondale High School Auditorium for the annual Disney Pajama Concert!

    Wear your pajamas or favorite Disney character costume, sing along to your favorite Disney tunes, and enjoy a night of wonderful music.  We hope to see you there!


    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.

    Students will be having their photos taken on Monday, October 8th.  Photo order forms have been sent home in your child's folder.  To order online, visit: MyLifetouch.com   Enter school code: MI218283YO

    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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    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation’s flagship fundraising event - Rock the School House. Purchase your tickets now as they are selling fast and this year’s event is sure to be the most memorable yet.

    This year’s event will include a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always exciting wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase very special performances from Mounds View students displaying the best of their musical talents.

    Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Click here to purchase your tickets.

    Event Details:

    • Saturday, November 10, 2018

    • 6 to 11 p.m.

    • Vadnais Heights Commons

    • 655 County Rd F East, Vadnais Heights, MN

    • Early Bird Tickets - $75

    • Table of 10 (reserved seating) - $800                                                


    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                      



    Monday evening we held our first PTA meeting of the year and we had a great turnout! We heard updates from School Board Member Amy Jones, Principal Durand, and teachers from each grade level! Thanks to all who attended! Couldn't make it but interested in catching up? Minutes from our meetings can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nV8TmfvD4buf5sGrGMIpve5CCXWENeKc?usp=sharing

    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! Thank you for your time and consideration!

    International Festival!
    Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to hosting a country and/or volunteer for the event! We now have 21 countries represented and one ethnic group!  An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 6 pm in the Island Lake library. Anyone is welcome to attend! Stay tuned here for more updates as they are announced! Questions? Contact Rania at Raniasalem2000@yahoo.com.

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


    PTA Meeting
    DateOctober 9th
    Time6:30 pm-8 pm
    Location: Turtle Lake Elementary School Library
    Join us as we hear from Mr. Gort and Mrs. Lukens about the exciting activities they have planned this year in Phy Ed!  We are also welcoming guest speaker Jess from the Lice Lounge in White Bear Lake.  Come learn about Lice prevention and what to do if you have them.  Jess will also bring some of their lice products and be available for questions.  As always, Principal Johnson will give an update and be available for questions.  Free Childcare provided! Contact turtlelakePTA@gmail.com with questions.

    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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