TLES Otter News

December 2018

Message from the Principal

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     Twin Lakes Families, 

    As the holidays come upon us, we have a lot to be thankful for at Twin Lakes Elementary! Starting with our wonderful students who continue to grow and want to learn and our fantastic staff that promote a fun family atmosphere.  Our Twin Lakes community, PTO, Volunteers, and Watch D.O.G.S. members who serve as role models for our students, we are grateful for the positive impact you instill into our students.   Your support is a vital key to our school’s success.  We would like to thank all the parents that attended our fall conferences. We appreciate your partnership. Thank you to our PTO and families that donated or helped with the Staff Meal or worked at the Book Fair during conferences. 

    To start the holiday season bright, Student Council will be asking for toy donations during their Annual Toy Drive.  Students can bring a new unwrapped gift for kids of all ages to place under the tree for a local organization, Gifts Anonymous.  Student Council will be collecting toys through next Wednesday, December 12th.

    During the holiday break we hope you take time to rest and be surrounded by peace, love, and joy.

    Dan Collins and the Twin Lakes Staff



  • SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS 

    Student Council Annual Toy Drive 

    Wednesday, December 5th through Wednesday, December 12th

    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 5th through Wednesday, December 12th.
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    News from our PARENT LIAISON, Jessie Keckeisen  

    Thank you to the volunteers who donated or helped with our Staff Meal during conferences & those who volunteered to work at our Book Fair!!! 
     
    The Winter Family Dance Committee and Otterfest School Carnival Committee are both looking for parents who would like to help make these events possible. 
    Family Dance - January 25
    Otterfest - March 22 
    If you are interested please contact email me jessie.keckeisen@isd728.org or leave me a voicemail 763-241-3400 x6090 
     
    "LIKE" our Twin Lakes Elementary PTO Facebook page to keep up on all the latest and greatest things going on here at TLES  
     
     
     Viktor’s Quest To S.T.O.P. Bullying
    Stand up. Take Action. Open up. Protect. 
    The Minnesota Vikings and Verizon are excited to partner with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to offer this great school program, “Viktor’s Quest to S.T.O.P Bullying”. This program carries out the mission of Viktor and the Vikings to empower students across Minnesota to STOP bullying in their schools.  Viktor will be here to share his message on Thursday, January 10th 
     
    Twin Lakes 5th Grade Students were recognized by ISD 728 School Board for Student Leadership           
    Ben Herbert, Andrew Bliss, Annamarie Paulson, Sydney Keckeisen, Garrett Peterson, Jackson Rehlander
    We selected our school corner patrol to receive this recognition for their leadership and responsibility. The corner patrol is a huge commitment. They go out in all kinds of weather to help students safely cross roads. They have to be good communicators, follow the guidelines of safety, and be responsible with time and accountability. I’m proud of them because the patrol are leaders by example.  - Mrs. Herbert, 5th Grade Teacher/Safety Patrol Advisorp
     
      
    Kindergarten Celebrated 50 Days of School with a 50's Party and Sock Hop 
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    Veterans Day

    Twin Lakes honored Veterans and those currently serving with a patriotic program. It began with a morning reception, flag-raising ceremony, keynote Veteran speaker, and Veterans and Active Service Members introductions.  5th grade Veterans Day Essay winners shared their essays, patriotic songs were sung by students, and patriotic art work was on display. Our Music teacher Ms. Widman, along with the assistance of Mr. Schield of our IT department surprised attendees with a video conference from a parent currently on deployment in Kuwait.  The program ended with a Walk of Honor with students thanking our Veteran guests with handshakes, high-fives, and fist-bumps.      

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    3rd Grade Field Trip - Feed My Starving Children 
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    The Yeti'ng of Mr. Collins with fundraiser winners 
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  • Events Calendar 

     

    December 

    Tue Dec 4  Geography Bowl 

    Wed Dec 5 - Wed Dec 12  Toy Drive  

    Thur Dec 12  TLES PTO Meeting 

    Fri Dec 14  Square One Art distributed 

    Wed Dec 19  Kindergarten Field Trip 

    Thur Dec 20  3rd Grade Field Trip  

    Mon Dec 24 - Tue Jan 1  Winter Break  

     

    January 

    Wed Jan 2 Back to School 

    Thur Jan 10  Viktor's Quest to STOP Bullying Program 

    Thur Jan 10  PTO Meeting 

    Fri Jan 18  2 hr Early Release 

    Mon Jan 21  No School - MLK Day 

    Fri Jan 25  TLES Family Dance 

    Mon Jan 28  No School - Staff Development  

     





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