TLES Otter News

MAY 2017

Message from the Principal


    Here we go again. Another year has come and gone and there is less than 30 days of school left. Our last day will be June 8th. These days will go by quickly. Please take a moment to look through the calendar of events, as there is much going on. A few items to make special note of: Power Hour has ended completely, Spring Splash will be in May as will the 5th Grade Track and Field Day. 


    As I reflect back on this past year and all of our wonderful students, families, and staff, I am reminded of an old Winnie the Pooh saying: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  A.A.Milne 


    And with that, I hope you all have a great last month and summer vacation!


    Dan Collins


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  • BOGO Book Fair 

    (buy 1, get 1 free)


    Thursday, May 4th

    After school - 7pm


    Stock up your home libraries for the summer!  Bring the kids for a snack and a movie in the cafeteria!


    To volunteer for this fun event, >>> CLICK HERE<<<  or email Emily Chock,




    Spring Splash Activity Day is planned for Wednesday, May 24th

    (alternate date if weather issues, Friday, May 26th)


    Kindergarten - 4th grade students will participate in outside activities this day for two hours.  All students should wear tennis shoes and be prepared for being outside (sunscreen, water bottles, etc.).  


    Third and fourth graders will participate from 9:30-11:30 AM and Kindergarten- second grade will be 1:00-3:00 PM. Fifth grade will be helping run the stations. 


    Lunch schedule this day:


    1st grade: 11:15 - 11:55

    Kdgn:  11:30-12:10

    2nd grade:  11:45 - 12:25

    5th grade:  12:00 - 12:40

    4th grade:  12:15-12:55

    3rd grade:  12:30-1:10

    (all students will eat first, then recess)


    Volunteers will be needed for the various stations. Please contact Jessie our parent liason to schedule a time. You can email her at Please include your name and any students names and grades. Dads: if you would like to volunteer on behalf of our Watch Dog program, please let Jessie know that when you email her. 

    Kindergarteners will be managing their own volunteers separately. 



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    Any medications currently in the health office will be returned to you on the last day of school, in your child's backpack. If you prefer to pick it up in person, please contact Nicole in the Heath Office #763.274.7242. If we do not hear from you, it will go home with your child the last day fo school. 

  • You're invited to Family Fun Night! 


    Join us in celebrating children's mental health and wellness! This FREE EVENT is open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more, have fun and show support for children's mental health. There will be tons of information on area resources, services and supports!

    Friday, May 12, 2017 | 5:00 - 7:30pm 

    The Handke Center | 1170 Main Street, Elk River






    • Library Books: Please return all by May 22nd. If you have lost or misplaced any books, please contact Linda at
    • Lunch Accounts: The last day for milk breaks will be Friday, June 2nd. Please settle any outstanding balances at that time. Also, please note that the last few days of hot lunch will be "Cooks Choice" and full descriptions may not be posted on the menu. 
    • RevTrak balances: Please take a look at your student (s) account and settle any outstanding balances.