Message from the Principal
Twin Lakes Families,
During this time of year I like to take time to reflect upon our students’ paths. It has been such an honor for Twin Lakes to have been included in a small chapter of their journey. I hope the knowledge and values they have been taught here will carry on throughout their lives.
From start to finish, each year, it has been our goal to instill the importance of RESPECT in our students. As our 5th graders are now preparing to close this chapter of their journey, I hope they will continue to model and display RESPECT in all areas of their lives.
This week at Twin Lakes we will be hosting Kinder Camp. It is a great way to introduce next year’s kindergarteners to Twin Lakes. They will spend the morning becoming “Otters in Training”, with the kindergarten teaching staff and assistants guiding them through various kindergarten activities done in a typical day.
Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are wrapping up their MCA testing. I am proud of how hard our students have worked, and also, so appreciative to our families for encouraging and supporting our students to always do their best. I would also like to thank our teaching staff and assistants for all their work preparing our students this year! ….Which brings us to…
Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week! Next week, May 6-10, is Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week! Our students are fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend each day with such a talented and dedicated group of teachers and staff. Their main goal is to make our students successful in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Please take moment, when you are able, to express your gratitude to our incredible Twin Lakes staff.
I’d like to give a special Thank You to our 5th grade Safety Bus & Street Patrols for assisting our bus drivers and staff. Thank you patrols, for your year-long commitment to keeping our students safe each and every day!
Twin Lakes will be saying goodbye to three incredible staff members at the end of this year:
Shelly Koteles, Instructional Assistant, with 20+ years of dedication to educate, inspire, and empower students at TLES will be retiring. We wish her the best as she begins her new phase in life. Congratulations and Happy Retirement!
Joelle Koch, Grade 5 Teacher, and Tyler Manthey, Grade 3 Teacher, will be starting next year at Prairie View and Lincoln Elementary Schools, respectively. We truly appreciate all they have given to our school and students during their time here at Twin Lakes. They have made a huge impact on us all. Best wishes to you both in your new adventures!
As we finish out the 2018/2019 school year, I’d like to thank our parents, staff, community members, and local businesses for their continued support in investing in our students education. You have made a huge difference and it is incredibly appreciated! Thank you!
Have a wonderful summer vacation and see you next fall!
Principal, Twin Lakes Elementary
YEAR END REMINDERS
+ HEALTH ROOM
- Borrowed Clothing
In order for us to help other children, please return any borrowed clothing to the Health Office
If your child has medication in the Health Office, they will be sent home with the student on the last day of school unless the parent notifies the Health Office with other instructions
- Library Books
Please return all books by Friday, May 24th. If you have lost or misplaced any books, please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review your student(s) account and settle any outstanding balances
Remaining MCA Test Dates
- 5th Graders
Math: April 30-May 2 Science: May 7-May 8
BOGO Buy One Book Get One Free Spring Book Fair
BOGO Book Fair is coming this THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Thursday, May 2nd from 4-6 pm and Friday, May 4th from 10am-6pm.
For the first time ever our students will be given an opportunity to shop during the school day. You can send cash with your child, or you can try the new e-wallet feature from Scholastic! The link to create an e-wallet is here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.
Families are welcomed to drop in and stock up on great deals for summer reading! To encourage reading, we will only be selling books. No trinkets, erasers, craft kits, pointers, stickers, etc.Spring Splash Wednesday, May 22nd
(alternate date in case of inclement weather will be Thursday, May 23th)
- Kindergarten - 4th grade students will participate in outside activities for two hours
- 5th grade students will be assisting with the activities
- All students should wear tennis shoes and be prepared for being outside (sunscreen, water bottles, etc.)
Please watch for more information coming soon in Campus Messenger
4th Grade Spring Vocal and Recorder Concerts
- Tue May 28 - 9:25am Ms. Nelson & 10:25 Mr. Carlson homerooms
- Wed May 29 - 9:25am Mrs. Friestad's homeroom
- Fri May 31 - 9:25am Mr. Hietala's homeroom
Parents and/or special guests are invited to attend the Spring Vocal & Recorder Concert. Concerts will begin at the given time in Ms. Widman's Music Room and will last approximately 1 hour, including with a short reception following.Class Field TripsInformation has either been sent or will be soon for your student's end of the year class field trip.Please make sure all slips are returned to their teacher and REV Track payments have been made by the deadline.Wed, May 8th - 5rd grade Track and FieldThur, May 9th - 1st gradeWed, May 29th - 5th gradeMon, June 3rd - Safety PatrolThur, May 30th - 4th gradeTue, June 4th - Kindergarten & 2nd gradeThur, June 6th - 4th gradeFri, June 7th - 5th gradeCongratulations to TLES 4th Grade 2019 District 728 Math Bowl Champions!!!
Thur May 2 Kinder Camp
Fri May 3 Kinder Camp
Tue May 7 Math Bowl
Tue May 7 PTO Meeting
Wed May 8 5th Grade Track & Field
Thur May 9 1st Grade field trip
Fri May 17 5th Grade Catapults
Wed May 22 Spring Splash
Mon May 27 No School Memorial Day
Wed May 29 5th Grade field trip
Thur May 30 4th Grade field trip
Fri May 31 5th Grade Vocab Day
Mon June 3 5th Grade Safety Patrol Appreciation Party
Tue June 4 Kindergarten & 2nd grade field trip
Thur June 6 4th Grade field trip & 5th Grade Celebration
Fri June 7 5th Grade field trip
Mon June 10 Last Day of School
April 30-May 2 5th Grade Math
May 7 & May 8 5th Grade Science
Health Services Secretary
24 hour Attendance Line
Students should stay home from school & when students can return to school:
We are the Otters, we show Otter Pride.
We are so proud, we’ll shout far and wide.
Our great school of excellence
Is full of creative learning and fun.
We work together, we’re a great team.
We can discover, and we can dream.
We believe we can achieve,
For Twin Lakes is number one!