School News & Events
Student Council Toy Drive December 4-11Student Council will be collecting unwrapped toys for their annual Toy Drive for the local organization, Gifts Anonymous. If your family would be interested in joining us with the gift of giving, please send a new unwrapped toy to school beginning Wednesday December 4th - Wednesday December 11th. Student Council will be collecting toys for ages infant - teenage, for boys and girls. New toys can be brought to school unwrapped and placed under the tree in the cafeteria. Gifts will be distributed to families in our community. (No clothes, just toys!)News from our PTOWE ARE HIRINGWe are looking for new PARENTS to join or assist our PTOPlease come for a meeting to hear how we support the school and how you can help. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each Month at 7pm in the Media Center. FREE childcare is provided during the meetings!Next Meeting Dates: Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12
Here are some easy ways to support our school from home:
- Box Tops For Education (*Box Tops has changed their program to an app where you scan your receipts to earn Box Tops! Please continue to clip Box Tops to send in until they have all been phased out.)
- Shoparoo an app where you scan receipts to earn points which money is given to TLES
- Tyson Project A+
- Loaves for Learning (found on Country & Village Hearth Breads)
- Coborn's MORE Rewards, connected to your Rewards card. (Go into your account, School Rewards and select Twin Lakes Elementary PTO so we can get the points!)
- Amazon Smiles, our link: smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1544306
Keep up with events and information: "Like" our Twin Lakes Elementary PTO page on Facebook
Snow Day = eLearning DayeLearning Day Guidelines for 2019-2020 School Year
Once on the District page: scroll down, click on Twin Lakes Elementary, select your student's grade then click on the file to open their eLearning Choice Board
Thank you for your generous donations for our Minnesota Veterans
We had a wonderful amount of donations for the Minnesota Veterans Home! Thank you Ms. Nelson for delivering them to The Veterans Home.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
2020-21 Kindergarten Information
Kindergarten families, it’s time to register for the next school year! For those who missed the Kindergarten Informational Night, please view the TLES Kindergarten Presentation and the Kindergarten page on the District website. There is important information regarding Kindergarten. It is very important that you register your child as soon as possible. Student registrations determine the number of kindergarten teachers at our school.
Yearbooks are now available for purchase. Purchases are only available online at: ybpay.lifetouch.com
School ID: 9127120
Cost is $12 before February 12th, then increases to $14
LAST DAY to order is Thursday March 27, 2020
Twin Lakes is Otterly proud of our very own
Mrs. Schultz who was presented with the Art Educator of Year Award
Congratulations Mrs. Schultz
Safety Patrol Patrol Ceremony
Thank you to our fantastic WATCH DOG Nick Nelson for helping serve our Thanksgiving Day Meal
Thank to our wonderful volunteer Michelle Petersen (mom of kindergartner and 2nd grader) who sorted the lost and found closet
Tue Dec 3 Student Council Meeting
Tue Dec 3 District Geography Bowl 4th & 5th grades
Wed Dec 4 Student Council Gift Drive begins (1 week)
Thur Dec 5 American Indian Education Club
Wed Dec 11 Student Council Gift Drive ends
Fri Dec 13 Square Art sent home
Wed Dec 18 Kindergarten Field Trip
Wed Dec 18 2nd Grade Field Trip
Thur Dec 19 American Indian Education Club
Mon Dec 23-Fri Jan 3 No School, Winter Break
Mon Jan 6 School Resumes
Tue Jan 7 Student Council Meeting
Tue Jan 14 PTO Meeting
Mon Jan 20 No School
Mon Jan 27 No School
Health Office +
As a reminder, students should stay home from school when they have a fever of over 100 degrees, have vomiting or diarrhea, a rash or an infection requiring antibiotics.
Students can return to school when they have NO FEVER FOR 24 HOURS without use of medication and are well enough to participate in school. If they have had no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours after the last episode and ability to keep food down. Their rash has been cleared by a physician.
Please report all illnesses of health conditions (strep, pneumonia etc...) 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 throughout the school year.In order for us to help other children, please return any borrowed clothing to the Health Office.
If your child will be absent, arrive late or leaving early, please call the school attendance line (763)241-3555 before 9 a.m. You may call 24 hours a day and leave a message. Attendance is taken each school day at 9:15 AM. Students who are not present in the classroom at that time are marked unexcused absent.
Early Pick Up Procedures
If you need to pick your student up early during the school day or at the end of the school day, you must send a note with your child in the morning. Early release notes must include student name, teacher, time of pickup and reason for the early release.
If you were unable to send a note to school with your student, please call the office. As a courtesy, we ask for requests to be made earlier than 3:00pm, unless an emergency.
After School Pick Up ProceduresParents picking up their children at the end of the day are asked to arrive at school no earlier than 3:50pm and students should be picked up by 4:00pmPlease park in the bus corral after the buses have left. (If you arrive before the buses have left, we ask that you remain in your vehicle until buses leave.) Enter through Door 2 and sign their student(s) out. *Pick up process will not begin until buses have left the bus corral. Process may change pending bus promptness.
TLES Office 763-274-7242
24 hour Attendance Line 763-241-3555
Senior Administrative Assistant
Attendance/Enrollment Administrative Assistant
Health Services Administrative Assistant