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    Licensed Health Care Specialist Update:  In order to have a licensed nurse available during the day, for both kindergarten and early childhood students, we have extended the hours for the Health Office. Our new Health Office hours are 8:45-4:45 when school is in session. We would like to welcome Denise Anstiss, who will be working on Mondays to the team. Our current Health Care Specialist, Marilee Mossberg-Ardito, will be working T-F. Denise and Marilee will work closely, along with our Licensed School Nurse Jessica Friedman, to make sure the best care is given to each of your children. We welcomed Denise this week!
    Thank you to those of you who donated clothing items to the health office.  We are still seeking girls and boys underwear, and elastic waist pants.  Thanks!


    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                                                


    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                      



    Island Lake Book Fair is coming!
    Come visit us for our Fall Book Fair. You are welcome to stop by anytime and shop for books of all levels! We will be open Monday -Thursday. Hours are Monday & Thursday 9 am  to 4 pm. Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm. You can shop online anytime and items will be shipped free to school!

    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!

    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. 

    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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