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    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

    Our library is experiencing a large number of books being damaged by spilled water in bagpacks.  As a friendly reminder, please have your student store their water bottles in the side pocket of their bagpack or a seperate compartment. 


    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 FUNDRAISER UPDATES:  Changes to the Indoor Run Times Listed Below

    The Apex Fun Run program is well underway!  We are excited about the fun the kids are having and appreciate your ongoing support.  Classes are being visited each day for 10 minutes talking about what it means to be a STRONG leader and recognizing that strong teams are made of unique individuals, using their unique talents because..... "The world would be lame if we were all the same".   Be sure to ask your student about the theme for each day!

    During this time, students will also be raising pledges for the laps they will run on the Fun Run day next Thursday, November 1st!   Pledges are logged online using your student's i.d. code at www.myapexevent.com - however your student can also submit clearly marked pledges to the front office as a back up.   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, grade level socials, field day, K graduation, everyday materials for the classroom, and much more.

    Join the Snail Lake Facebook page for current information on the specific theme for each day and click https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aba828a2f85-kindergarten  to volunteer on Race day and cheer on your students class!  

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact jswilkinson12@yahoo.com or jdbreen123@msn.com.  

    THE APEX FUN RUN Laps will occur on November 1st, below are the times - indoor run times have changed!

    Outdoor Run (location: field, weather permitting)

    Turtle Lake Kindergarten


    Island Lake Kindergarten


    Indoor Run
    (location: gym, only if weather does not cooperate)

    Delly, Johnson, Paulson, Nelson

    9:30 am - 10:15am

    Andrusko, Cassidy, Sabby, Zukowski  

    10:30 am - 11:15 am

    Friesen, Kath, Walseth, Pinkerton

    1:40 am - 2:25pm

    Heyer, Maslowski, Wagner

    2:40 - 3:25pm

    Mounds View High School Orchestra Book Fair Fundraising Concert: The Mounds View High School Orchestra is holding its annual free Book Fair Fundraising Concert at Barnes & Noble in HarMar Mall in Roseville from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th. Many small chamber orchestra groups will be performing different music throughout the evening. The orchestra will receive a percentage of the total sales (no online sales) that day from Barnes & Noble.  Thank you. We appreciate all your support. 

    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                      



    Mark your calendars! Island Lake International Night is coming up—Friday November 9th, 6pm at Island Lake Elementary!  We are so excited to announce that we have 21 countries and 1 ethnic group being represented by parent-run stalls on the day. The stalls will showcase pictures, artifacts, flags, and food samples!  Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in national costumes or colors of a flag representing any country of their choice.  Anyone who comes in costume can take place in the “Parade of Nations” fashion show! No pre sign up necessary, just come dressed to impress!!!

    Some other highlights of the evening will include, Indian Dance Guest Performers, Henna Tattoo Booth, Make Your Own Flag Craft, and various Ethnic Food Trucks.

    Come and join in a fun celebration of community and culture!

    PTA Meeting Our next PTA meeting is on Monday, November 12, at 6 pm in the Island Lake Library. Please join us!

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


    Turtle Lake Carnival Volunteers Needed
    The Turtle Lake Carnival team is looking for co-chair volunteers.  The Carnival is an annual event hosted at Turtle Lake Elementary for all Turtle Lake Families.  If you are interested in an open chair position please contact Stefanie at, jswilkinson12@yahoo.com, or Tiffany at, tiffany.a.l.johnson@gmail.com for more information.
    Open Chair Positions: Buttons, Silent Auction, Food, Tickets
    Kick Off meeting: November 11th from 2-4
    Carnival Date: March 2nd
    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 27 - Largest Game of Freeze Tag

    October 31 - Costume Parades

    November 1 - APEX FUN RUN

    November 2 - No School

    November 9 - Picture Retake Day

    November 16 - "Wild about Kindergarten " Spirit Day - wear your  MN Wild Hockey gear

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