Snail Mail newsletter
    Have you seen a lost umbrella? It is turquoise in color with a kitten pattern and a blue green handle. Sadly, this umbrella was a special one as it belonged to a student's grandmother. If found please return to your child's classroom or the  Snail Lake Office. 
    If you have not turned in your student's immunization records, please do so to the health office as soon as possible so they can update their records.  They can be faxed to 651-621-8005 or emailed to marilee.mossberg-ardito@moundsviewschools.org. 

    We invite you to come observe our Fall Costume Parades Check out the schedule below to see which parade time your students classroom will be making their lap around the school.  If you plan to view the parades, please arrive promptly and be aware that they are over quickly.
                    10:15 AM PARADE Participants                            2:45 PM PARADE Partipants
                                                      Zukowski                                                                                Maslowski
                                              Cassidy                                                                                   Pinkerton
                                              Andrusko                                                                                 Wagner
                                              Paulson                                                                                   Walseth
                                              Johnson                                                                                    Friesen
                                              Nelson                                                                                      Kath
                                              Sabby                                                                                       Heyer


     Snail Lake Kindergarten Center is fortunate to be chosen by Shoreview Kowalski's to participate in the Groceries for Good Causes program. Each time a receipt is placed in the Snail Lake Kindergarten collection box at the front of the store we receive one vote.  (No matter the value each receipt counts for one "vote'.)  At the end of each quarter the votes are tallied and Kowalski's awards the top 12 finishers a share of the $3000 prize.
    We would sincerely appreciate your "vote" next time you shop at Kowalski's!  Thank you!


    Apex "Strong" Is Coming 10/23 - 11/1!  Race day volunteers needed!

    We're excited to welcome back the Apex leadership team for a fun 2 weeks raising funds for our school!  Apex is a local company and will be on campus for two weeks teaching our students about leadership and fitness - from October 22rd through November 1st.

    During the Apex program, students will be raising pledges for the laps they will run on final Fun Run day!  Funds raised are the primary funding which is used to pay for all of the great PTA enrichment programs this year such as: Grade level in school programs, literacy programs, field day, Grade Level socials, everyday materials for the Classroom and much more.    Take a peek at the attached 1 week countdown newsletter with more information on what to expect as the program kicks off next week. 

    Join the Snail Lake Education Facebook page for current information and click the link to volunteer on Race day with your students class! 


    THE APEX FUN RUN Laps will occur on November 1st, below are the times:

    Outdoor Run (location: field, weather permitting)

    Turtle Lake Kindergarten

    10-11 am

    Island Lake Kindergarten

    2-3 pm

    Indoor Run
    (location: gym)

    Friesen, Walseth, Pinkerton

    9:45 am - 10:45 am

    Delly, Kath, Johnson

    10:45 am - 11:40 am

    Wagner, Heyer, Maslowski

    11:45 am - 12:40 pm

    Cassidy, Nelson, Sabby

    1:20-2:15 pm

    Zukowski, Paulson, Andrusko

    2:20-3:15 pm

    As our students continue their journey through our Social Emotional Learning lessons with Mr. Alexander,  they will be learning all about Hidden Rules and Expected & Unexpected behaviors.  Here are some common language you can try using at home with them.
    • Hidden rules: are the behavioral expectations we commonly associate with a situation/place, but that are not typically said out loud when you arrive
    • Expected Behaviors: are those behaviors that make sense for the place you are and the situation you’re in
    • Unexpected Behaviors: are those behaviors that may make people uncomfortable or confused because they don’t fit the situation or place you’re in

    All of our kindergarteners will have a chance to hear about how it feels to go somewhere new, and that the unexpected can feel a bit scary but that we all have the tools to discover the hidden rules! We will also talk about how unexpected behavior can make others feel and how we can show empathy in new situations.

    Thanksgiving Baskets: The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf will have Thanksgiving Baskets available to families. Please contact 651-621-6280 for further details.  
    Holiday Gifts:  Operation Joy can help!

    Face to Face Registration
    Register for children ages birth to 12th grade.
    1. During any daytime food shelf appointment (Nov. 1 thru Nov. 30th ) appointment line
    651-621-6280. You will receive food and your toy pick up times the same day OR
    2. Wednesday, Nov.14th or 28th from 9:30 to 11:30 - walk in registration - Please
    Bring: picture id for yourself, current piece of mail (proof of residence), some form of
    identification on your children (medical cards, school ids, birth certificates, or social security
    cards). Important: Your children may only be registered for one holiday toy program and
    must either live in the Mounds View Public School District or attend school here. Toy
    registration ends Nov.30th . After this date, call the food shelf at 651-621-6280.


    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.                                                          


                                                                                               Rock the Schoo House tiny blue transparent.png

    If you’ve been buried in new fall routines and are just starting to get back into the swing of things again, we have great news. We have extended our early bird ticket prices for Rock the School House for one more week - grab a few today!

    General admission tickets are available at the early bird prices until Monday, October 15th, so get them before they’re gone. 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.

    Saturday November 10th at the Vadnais Heights Commons promises to be a great night of fun and fundraising. Look for an announcement later this week regarding a special musical partnership that will make the evening all that more memorable.                               


    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                      


    Directory Update
    Families should have received a personalized letter home this week regarding our Island Lake directory, sponsored by the PTA. This year, participation is going to be handled on an opt-out basis. If you DO NOT want to be included in the directory, please return the form that was sent home or contact islandlakedirectory@gmail.com
    by Monday, October 22.

    Please note that this directory is to be used for reference only; solicitations, advertising or mass emails are not allowed.

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


    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 18-19 - MEA Break No School

    October 22 - November 2 - APEX Fundraiser

    October 27 - Largest Game of Freeze Tag

    October 31 - Costume Parades

    November 1 - APEX FUN RUN

    November 2 - No School

    November 9 - Picture Retake Day

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