Transition time for families of fifth-graders and eighth-graders officially begins this month, when District middle schools and high schools host Information Nights. Families can meet the principal, teachers, parents and students. They can also visit classrooms, explore the curriculum and discover opportunities beyond the classroom.
Chippewa Middle School will host Information Night on January 16. Edgewood Middle School and Highview Middle School will host Information Nights on January 30. Kindergarten Round-Up and high school Information Nights are slated for February. Visit each school's website for more information or go to www.moundsviewschools.org/enroll.
Music at Mounds View concert series continues
Tickets are on sale now for the next concert in the Music at Mounds View series. Clocks and Clouds will perform on January 14 at 2 p.m. Music at Mounds View is a professional concert series that brings high-caliber, nationally recognized artists into our community for public performances at Mounds View High School.
A Minneapolis-based instrumental trio that combines classical instrumentation with rock aesthetics, Clocks and Clouds has produced multiple recordings and has entertained audiences around the country. Click here for tickets.
Other upcoming concerts include:
Operation Joy yields 3,000 gifts
The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf collected and distributed more than 3,000 gifts and 12,000 pounds of food during its annual Operation Joy Toy Shop that benefits Mounds View Public Schools families. Thanks to 65 community volunteers and donations from area churches, schools, businesses, clubs, individuals and Toys for Tots, 960 children (ages birth to 12th-grade) received gifts this year. Qualifying families who registered with the Food Shelf were invited to the Operation Joy Toy Shop in December to pick out gifts for each of their children as well as food for the holidays. During the holiday season, District schools helped to raise 4,000 pounds of food, nearly $7,500 and assorted toys and gifts for the food shelf.
Winter weather and school closings
As we navigate another unpredictable winter season, here are a few notes to remember. Schools could be cancelled if... • Buses won’t start or run dependably.
• Local road conditions in our neighborhoods are dangerous or impassable.
• Our neighborhoods experience sustained wind chills of 40 to 45 degrees below zero during the hours between morning bus pick-ups and afternoon bus drop-offs.
If air temperatures reach 0 degrees and/or windchills reach 10 degrees below zero, outdoor recess will be cancelled at all six elementary schools.
Like neighboring districts, Mounds View relies solely on forecasts provided by the National Weather Service –Twin Cities.
Families should always assume schools are open and in session, unless they hear or see differently. The District will notify parents no later than 5:30 a.m. on the day of the cancellation, using text messages, voicemail messages, e-mail messages and website postings.
Read more about weather-related school closures here.
Late bus notifications
On winter days when the metro-area is significantly congested because of poor road conditions, parents should expect most school buses will be similarly delayed. Notification calls will be made as possible.
Schools will be closed January 15, January 25 and January 26. Teachers will use these days to engage in curriculum work, instructional delivery, assessment reporting and parent communication.