Message from the Principal
Twin Lakes Families,
The warm weather has finally arrived and our school is jumping with excitement! I hope everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating Spring Break. As we quickly move into our last few months of the school year your students will be busy with many fun activities. Please mark your calendars for these important dates:
- PTO Meeting April 11
- Week of Gratitude Mon Apr 15 - Thur Apr 18
- MCA Testing (3rd-5th grade see dates below)
- Kinder Camp May 2 & 3
- 5th grade Track & Field May 8
- Spring Splash May 22
- 5th Grade Celebration June 6
Thank you to the Otterfest Committee, PTO, volunteers, sponsors, and families in attendance to making this year's carnival a record breaking year for total funds raised and silent auction basket funds! Wow! What a fantastic Otterfest!
Kinder Camp will be held on May 2nd and 3rd in the morning from 9:30am-11:30am. All children starting school next fall are invited to attend Twin Lakes Kinder Camp. Please register your student prior to the event. We look forward to them coming to spend the morning with our Kindergarten teachers and staff.
MCA Testing begins this week (see below for dates). During this time to ensure your child has a successful testing experience please make sure your child receives adequate sleep each night and they eat a healthy breakfast each morning. Please avoid absences and appointments during the testing window. Thank you for your support in making this a successful time for our students.
Principal, Twin Lakes Elementary
SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS
- Borrowed Clothing
- Extended School Year
- MCA Testing Dates
- 2019-2020 Calendar
- Week of Gratitude
Updates from the Health Office
Illnesses are prevalent in our schools during this time of year. Our Health Services are structured to keep students in school as much as possible so they can meet their educational goals. However, there are times when students need to stay home to get well and prevent exposure and the spread of illness to others.
Please report all illnesses of health conditions to Health Services. When parents are called about a child who has become ill during the school day, it is the expectation that they will be picked up within one hour.
Refer to the following information to guide decision making regarding exclusion of ill children.
Borrowed ClothingKids from all grade levels during the school year come to the Health Office for a change of clothing. This is due to various reasons such as falling in mud, bathroom accidents, spilled milk or food in the cafeteria, & nosebleeds. We know parents are sometimes tied up and can't make it so we loan out clothes when possible. We ask that the borrowed clothes are washed and returned to the Health Office so we can continue to help your children through out the school year.In order for us to help other children, please return any borrowed clothing to the Health Office.
Snow Make Up Days
Due to the Snow Days, our school year has been extended to Monday, June 10th
5th Grade Band Exploration Night April 8, 9 & 10
For 5th grade students who selected Band as their Music Elective next year are invited to attend Band Exploration Night at Salk Middle School. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Salk Middle School Counseling Office. If you have questions about the Band Program at Salk, please contact Mrs. Wondra.
MCA Test Dates
Reading April 15-April 18
Math April 22-April 26
Reading April 15-April 18
Math April 22-April 26
Reading April 10-April 12
Math April 30-May 2
Science May 7-May 82019-2020 CalendarThe ISD 728 School Board approved the proposed 2019-2020 Calendar at its regular business meeting Monday, March 11 with a few changes in store for district families. Students can look forward to a somewhat earlier release date in 2020, as the district ends the year on June 4, one of the earliest dates in recent history. Additionally, more than two weeks off for Winter Break, from Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020, will be on tap for students next year, as proposed by the ISD 728 Calendar Committee.Click here to view the calendar: 2019-2020 School CalendarWeek of GratitudeApril 15-18We'll be celebrating a Week of Gratitude. The activities planned will be daily gratitude reflections in the classroom, creating thank you notes in their class for people in our school and community, and locker tags thanking other students with a lesson from the social workers and school counselor on gratitude.
2nd Grade Thanks Connex EnergySpecial thank you to Connex Energy for providing funding for a loon presentation to Twin Lakes second graders this past month. They enjoyed a loon lesson that was very informative from Wargo Nature Center.I February Love To Read MonthISD 728 Superintendent Dr. Daniel Bittman read to Mrs. Kohl's Kindergarten classCan you guess these Mystery Readers?Congratulations to all of our Book Bowl contestantsCongratulations to team “Reading Potatoes” who particpated in the ISD 728 District Book Bowl on March 26th at ERHS5th Graders having fun on the massive snow hill
Dear Pat Suko & Twin Lakes Elementary:
On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of $3,639.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.Thank you.
Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.
We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives - and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!Warm regards,Nancy Brown
Chief Executive Officer, American Heart AssociationNews from our PTOOn behalf of the Otterfest Committee and our PTO, I would like to thank everyone who helped make Otterfest a huge success this year! It was a record breaking year for total funds raised and silent auction basket funds!
Mon Apr 8 School resumes
Tue Apr 9 Student Council Meeting
Thur Apr 11 PTO Meeting
Mon Apr 15 - Thur Apr 18 Week of Gratitude
Fri Apr 19 No School
Wed Apr 24 Kindergarten field trip
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
4/15-4/18 Grade 3 Reading
4/22-4/26 Grade 3 Math
4/15-4/18 Grade 4 Reading
4/22-4/26 Grade 4 Math
4/10-4/12 Grade 5 Reading
4/30-5/2 Grade 5 Math
5/7-5/8 Grade 5 Science
Health Services Secretary
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