TLES Otter News

APRIL 2017

Message from the Principal


    March is gone ~ Spring has sprung! And we have only a couple months of school left.


    A few important dates to note: MCA testing begins this month for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Please see schedule posted below for specific times and lunch changes.  Also, Power Hour (formerly called Targeted Services) will end the last full week in April (April 24-27th). 


    Dan Collins


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Upcoming Events


    for 3rd, 4th and 5th GRADE



    April 3-5: 10:15-12:15 GRADE 3 READING

    April 3-4 & 6: 1:00-3:00 GRADE 5 READING

    April 18-20: 9:15-11:15 and 1:00-3:00 Gr 4 READING

    Please note: April 3-6 LUNCH SWITCH! *5th GRADE 11:55 - 12:35 *3rd GRADE 12:50 - 1:30



    April 25-26: 10:15-12:15 GRADE 3 MATH

    April 25-26: 1:00-3:00 GRADE 5 MATH

    May 2-3: 9:15-11:15 & 1:00-3:00 GRADE 4 MATH

    Please note: April 25-26 LUNCH SWITCH! *5th GRADE 11:55 - 12:35 *3rd GRADE 12:50 - 1:30



    May 8-9: 1:00-3:00 GRADE 5 SCIENCE

    Please note: May 8-9 LUNCH SWITCH! *5th GRADE 11:55 - 12:35 *3rd GRADE 12:50 - 1:30


    Some test taking tips: 

    • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test 
    • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper.


    The annual Chef Challenge was held at Twin Lakes again this year. There was a great turn out and many wonderfully tasty dishes were made. Eighty recipes were submitted from various schools in our district and 16 students were chosen for this challenge. Two of our very own students created their own special dishes. 


    Malorie's Tortellini Soup w/Garlic Bread 


    Our otterly cool cooking staff!


    Kendra's Step-Up-Salad






  • Hey Twin Lakes!

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    Are you ready?

    For What?

    To Pop? Pop What?

    Pop see koo!

    Pop see koo ~ Pop, Pop see Koo!

    Koo Koo Kangaroo partied with us this past month to help celebrate Twin Lakes 10th Birthday! 









    Our 10th Annual Otterfest was a fabulous hit. Crowds gathered for pizza, popcorn and cotton candy. There were games and bouncy houses. Ollie the Otter made his rounds and the MN Vikings mascot even showed up. Our students had a blast! 




    Thank you to everyone involved with this event. Especially our PTO staff!  


    • If your student will be taking any medications while at school, please notify the health office.
    • Parents please remember to contact the Attendance Line at 763.241.3555 when your child is absent. And be sure to spell out student’s last names.