TLES Otter News

    News from Student Council 
    Food Drive
    Monday - Thursday
    March 9-12th 
    This week Student Council will be collecting donations for our local food shelf CAER.  During the week of March 9th-12th students may bring in items.  There will be 2 large boxes in the cafeteria. One will be labeled "TEACHERS" and the other labeled "STUDENTS".  Students can put their donation item in the box to represent WHO they think will win the basketball game between 5th graders and staff on Thursday!  
    CAER Food Shelf Donation Ideas: 
    Soup   Rice   Pasta Sides   Shelf Stable Juice   Saltine Crackers   Infant Formula   Cereal   Pancake Mix   Canned Chicken   Flour   Sugar   Oil   Maseca Flour   Plantain Fufu Flour   Toothpaste   Paper Towels   Toilet Paper  Deodorant 
    CAER is...Committed to the community, Assisting with resources

    Empowering families and most of all, Relieving hunger.


    6th Annual ISD 728 
    Let's Move Day 
    Friday,  March 13
    Students and Staff will be encouraged to wear comfortable clothing for our Annual Let's Move Day on Friday, March 13th. Throughout the day students will be given time to enjoy some fitness in their classrooms. 
    Spring Conferences 
    Parent/Teacher Conferences will be scheduled online at Please watch for a Campus Messenger with a link to schedule your time. Conferences will be offered on the following days:

    Wednesday, March 25th 
    5:00 pm – 8:00 pm   
    Thursday, March 26th   
    1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Friday, March 27th   
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    * NO SCHOOL Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th * 

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      Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Conferences 

     Have you Ordered a Yearbook Yet? 

    a  LAST DAY to order a Year Book is FridayMarch 27 

    a  All purchases are done online only at

    School ID: 9127119 


    Please join us for the 

    13th Annual Otterfest Carnival

    Friday, April 3rd - 5:30pm-8:30pm

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    PTO will be looking for a new co-chair, treasurer and secretary for next year.  If you are interested in hearing more about how you can help, please join us. We have 3 meetings left this year! Meetings are held at Twin Lakes Elementary in the Media Center at 7 p.m. FREE childcare is provided during the meeting. 

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    April 14, 2020

    May 12, 2020


    From the Health Office...      Health Awareness

    We’re in the middle of flu season and we’re also tracking available information about the emerging and quickly spreading coronavirus.

    At ISD 728, we follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.  The available information about coronavirus suggests a low immediate health risk for the general public and the guidance at this point is to take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu.   

    Minnesota Department of Health advises people to:

    • Stay home when they are sick
    • Cover their cough
    • Practice good hand washing

    We reinforce these practices at school - for our students and staff - and invite you to do the same with students at home.  If you have questions, feel free to contact your school health office.

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    Twin Lakes Book Bowl
    Our TL Winning team was Reading Rats! They won by 2 points. It was a close contest with Reading Ravens! Reading Rats will continue to the District Book Bowl on March 24th.
    Good Luck Reading Rats: Zabida Ahmed - Klingelhofer, Olivia Kramer - Koch, Shiaflyn Cooper - Klingelhofer, Griffy Jenni - Nelson

    In 2nd place: Reading Ravens!  Natalie Glew - McGorry, Clara Johnson - McGorry, Victoria Skoog - McGorry, Ruben Luibimov - Klingelhoferbg

    Racing Readers: Siri Westberg - Carlson, Jayson Duax - Hietala, Emma Hustad - Carlson, Ariceli Johnstun - Carlson


    Rockin Readers: Morgan Peterson - Klingelhofer, Audrey Haas - Klingelhofer, Owen Stockman - McGorry, Trey Goins - Koch


    5th Grade Ski Trip


    February I Love To Read Kick Off 


    Beach Day 


     Our Annual TLES Men's Club Valentine's Day Breakfast for Staff 



  • Events Calendar 



    Student Council Meeting 

    I Love To Read: Author Visit & Evening Event For Parents & Staff


    PTO Meeting 


    American Indian Education Club 

    5th Grade vs Staff Basketball Game


    Get up & Move Day 


    St. Patrick’s Day 


    No School Teacher Workshop


    District Book Bowl 


    Evening Conferences 


    No School Conferences 

    (March 27) Last Day To Order Year Books! 






    Student Council Meeting


    Spring Break 


     MCA Testing Dates 

    3rd Grade Reading: April 21-24

    3rd Grade Math: April 28-May1

    4th Grade Reading: April 21-24

    4th Grade Math: April 27-30

    5th Grade Reading: April 15-17

    5th Grade Math: April 28-30

    5th Grade Science: May 5-6

  • 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 before 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

    Sheila Nelson, ext 6002 

    Attendance/Enrollment Administrative Assistant

    Kelli Duerr, ext 6000 

    Health Services Administrative Assistant

    Nicole Remiger, ext 6003 


    Vision Transportation