Snail Mail newsletter
    The results are in and we collected 1,411 items to benefit the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf!  Thank you for participating and working together to help our neighbors in need. Thanks again for your generosity. 

    As a reminder, if your student will be late for school or absent please call the attendance line and leave a message.   To reach the attendance line, call 651-621-8001.   


    Mounds View Public Schools and the Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) 

    Invite all parents to attend: Supporting Positive Mental Health: Awareness and Follow-up

    Kari Hosmer, School Psychologist  

    November 29, 2018   6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

    Mounds View Schools District Center

    4570 Victoria Street North, Shoreview 

    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 and we are currently at 3,800.  The classrooms have a friendly competition against eachother to see who can collect the most! Octobers winners for Box Tops were:
    Ms. Friesen classroom
    Mrs. Sabby classroom
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    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.                               

    The Pass-It-Along event is seeking donations and volunteers to help make this event successful.  Pass-It-Along is a FREE event sponsored by the Mounds View Schools ECFE Parent Advisory Committee. Donations are sorted and passed on to families in need in the community.  There will be a donation box in the front lobby of the kindergarten center. 
    Donations we are seeking:
    - Gently used infant/toddler clothing
    - baby blankets
    - older children clothing up to size 16
    - all ages toys/books
    - maternity clothing 
    - winter gear
    - grocery bags with handles
    - We do not accept equipment (cribs, swings, gates, potty chairs, etc.)  
    Event Date: Monday, November 19th, 2018 at the Early Childhood Education Center in New Brighton (500 10th St. New Brighton, MN 55112) 
    To Volunteer please email: kelly.bruskiewicz@moundsviewschools.org


    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                      


    PTA Meeting Highlights

    At Monday’s PTA meeting, we voted to approve the funding of several items for our school! Thanks to your financial support, we are thrilled to be able to enhance our school!

    The first is the funding of a new outdoor classroom! We will be working closely with the administration to create this new outdoor learning area! If you have any resources or ideas, please contact us! We will begin planning very soon! We also voted to help continue to bring iXL to our students and families for the next three years. We will split the cost of this valuable learning tool with the school.  And finally, we will reimburse the school for the purchase of new outdoor playground equipment! This equipment, as suggested by Playworks, will give the students many new options for their recess activities! Thanks again for your support!!

    International Night at Island Lake

    We could not be more excited about the turnout and participation in last Friday’s International Night. The display of Island Lake’s diversity, culture, generosity, and kind nature made this a special night for our community! Thank you to everyone who supported and attended this amazing school event! We especially thank the families who sponsored countries. Your time, energy, hospitality and food gave the Island Lake community a wonderful opportunity to experience traditions and culture from around the world. Thank you!  We would like to send a very special thank you to Rania Salem who proposed, planned and carried out this wonderful event! Thank you for your hard work! 

    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: Food  Carnival DateMarch 2

    The 2018 Gifts for Others Holiday Giving Program (GFO) kicks off this week. GFO is designed to support families within the Turtle Lake community who are experiencing extreme financial stress during the holiday season. The program provides families with clothing items, books, grocery gift cards and some special gift requests. 

    Gift requests are on display!  They are on giant mittens located in the main lobby and the Y-Care entrances of Turtle Lake Elementary School located at 1141 Lepak Ct, Shoreview, MN 55126. Please consider supporting this program:
    • Sponsor a Child or a Family - we have opportunities for Turtle Lake families or groups (scouts, community organizations, etc.) to sponsor a child or even a family. You can determine the level of involvement that suits your group.
    • Select a tag off one of the giant mittens at Turtle Lake, shop and return the unwrapped gift with a gift receipt to the Turtle Lake Office. All gifts are due to the main office at Turtle Lake no later than Friday, December 7th .
    • Purchase ANY warm winter hats, waterproof mittens/gloves or waterproof snow pants for a child kindergarten-high school. Return unwrapped donation with gift receipt. These items can be dropped off at Snail Lake Main office by December 4th.

    To donate funds or find out more about sponsorship, please contact Carrie Bowler at carrie_bowler@msn.com.

    PTA Student Directory

    The PTA Student Directory is available on the Turtle Lake PTA website and is password protected and case sensitive: tlPTA2018.19

    If you have any revisions, please send to turtlelakeptadirectory@gmail.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!


    November 19 - 23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

    Dec 21 - "PJs & Stuffed Animal" School Spirit Day 

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