Snail Mail


    Visit the links below for the latest news from the Kindergarten Center at Snail Lake Education Center. Find the most recent eFlyers here


    Dear Families,

    Thank you for your support of the Snail Lake Kindergarten Center and the investments you make in your childrens' lives. We are so excited to let you know that the Apex Fun Run is coming! The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally on Tuesday, October 24!

    Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on that day as well as emails from your teachers the following day. Please visit www.apexfunrun.com to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes.

    This year’s character theme is Apex United where students will follow Sam, Rob, Wendy, Robin and Luke who together make up the United Squad. We catch up with our characters while the deceiving Mr. E is constantly testing them. With special powers provided by Omega, these five friends will truly learn what it means to be united along with a surprise none of them saw coming.

    During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Thursday, November 2, 2017 to help their school. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). 

    Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or a flat dollar amount for each lap students run. All participants will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. Funds raised this year will be going to PTA supported programs such as chess club, classroom enrichment, carnival, Grandparents day and more.

    The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial givingAll students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters, and team awards. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event! 

    You can help our school be successful in the following four ways:

    • Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family/friends) to acquire pledges.
    • Ask your child about the “United” character lessons, and download the “ApexFun Run” App!
    • Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event.
    • Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps.  Watch for a sign-up genius to volunteer for your childs race!

    Thank you again for your continued support — we are so excited to begin this journey with you!

    Island Lake & Turtle Lake PTA and your Apex Team





    As the weather changes and we continue to go outside daily for recess, it is important to send your child with approriate outerwear and footwear. In addition, please remember to label your students items with their names.  If you are in need of assistance with fall or winter gear please reach out to the Mike Alexander at 651-621-8020 or he can be reached at mike.alexander@moundsviewschools.org. 


    October 19 & 20 is MEA break and there will be No School for students.


    The Snail Lake Kindergarten Center participates in  Kowalski’s Groceries for a Cause.  Each quarter Kowalski’s donates an allotted amount of money to the program.  Each organization participating has a voting box near the checkout lanes at the store. Each receipt a customer puts in the organization’s box is worth one vote.  At the end of the quarter all the receipts are counted by organization.  The amount of receipts each organization has is then divided by the total of all receipts collected and the Snail Lake Kindergarten Center receives a percentage of the allotted money.  

    How it works:

    1. Shop at Kowalski's
    2. Once you finish your purchase, walk your receipt over to the voting boxes and place it in the vote box for the organization of your choice     


    Tickets are now on sale for "Rock the SchoolHouse," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. On Saturday, November 11, parents, educators and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.  The evening includes a wine & spirits toss, brief program, a live and silent auction and fund-a-need. This year, guests will be treated to some of our very best musical talent and scientific minds.  Buy your tickets now to receive the early bird ticket price of $60 - the price increases to $85 after October 10. Ticket includes heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org to make your ticket purchase.

    Event Details:

    Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 p.m. - 11p.m.

    Vadnais Heights Commons

    Tickets are $60 until October 10 ($85 after)

    Buy a table of 8 for $600 with a group of friends and receive premium reserved seating.

                                                             rock the school house


    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


    Thank you for taking time to clip box tops for our Snail Lake kindergarteners. Every clip truly does count. Proceeds will be used to support our Book of the Month program, putting books directly in each classroom for all students to enjoy. This year's goal is to collect 22,000 box tops!  Box Tops can be found on everyday everyday items you may use in your home such as; cereal boxes, granola bars, lunch and ziploc bags, etc. Please send any box tops you collect to school with your child, they will be receiving a collection sheet. Each teacher will have a collection box within their classroom. All Box Tops proceeds go directly toward purchasing books for the classrooms.  CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Walseth (Island Lake attendance area) and Ms. Cassidy's (Turtle Lake attendance area)  classes for collecting the most box tops for the month of September!   Thanks to everyone who turned in box tops this month, our total for September was 1,968.

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    Friday, October 13- NO SCHOOL

    Thursday October 19 & Friday October 20 MEA BREAK - NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday, October 23 - APEX Fundraiser Kick Off

    Thursday, November 2 - APEX FUN RUN DAY

    Friday, November 3 - NO SCHOOL