TLES Otter News
  • December 2019

    School News & Events 

    Student Council Toy Drive December 4-11    

    Student 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 PTO  
    We are looking for new PARENTS to join or assist our PTO 
    Please 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: 

    Keep up with events and information: "Like" our Twin Lakes Elementary PTO page on Facebook

    Snow Day = eLearning Day 
    eLearning Day Guidelines for 2019-2020 School Year 

    Click here for District eLearning Day overview  

    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. 

    Click here for District page 

    click here for the link to TLES Kindergarten Presentation


    Yearbooks are now available for purchase. Purchases are only available online at:         

    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 

    Schultz wins Art Educator of Year Award

    Congratulations Mrs. Schultz

    Click here for Star News article 

    Safety Patrol Patrol Ceremony

    safety patrol

    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 Volunteer  


  • Events Calendar 


    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  



  • Reminders 

    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 Clothing

    Kids 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 Procedures 

    Parents 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 4:00pm
    Please 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 



    Daniel Collins 

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Chris Marsh 

    Attendance/Enrollment Administrative Assistant

    Kelli Duerr 

    Health Services Administrative Assistant

    Nicole Remiger 

    Vision Transportation