TLES Otter News


Message from the Principal


    We are already in full swing back here at school. I am pleased to report our new recognition efforts of awarding our kiddos with an 'Otter Paw' is off to a great start. The students are excited about hearing their names on the morning news and getting their reward for doing good deeds. 

    Our big fundraiser was again a huge success. Thank you students and parents for always doing such a bang up job with this. We sure have amazing familes! Product pick-up went well. Thank you families for being on top of it! 

    For the month of October we are focusing on unity. Be sure to ask your 5th graders about the kindness retreat we had on October 13th. It was a pretty cool day! Also, we are encouraging everyone to wear orange clothing on October 25th in support of stopping bullying. 

    And don't forget about our annual Fall Festival on October 31st. Remember, costumes should be school appropriate. If any questions on that, just give us a call. 

    Dan Collins


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Calendar of Events


    • 10th:  Watch DOGS Pizza night 6-7:00 pm
    • 11th:  1st Grade to Kelly Farm
    • 12th:  PTO 7-8 pm
    • 13th:  5th Grade Kindess Retreat
    • 19th:  NO SCHOOL
    • 20th:  NO SCHOOL
    • 25th   Wear Orange for Unity Day 
    • 26th: 5th Grade Orchestra Hall
    • 31st: Fall Festival 2:30-3:30 pm and 4th Grade bowling 9:30-12:30 pm


    • 2nd:  2nd Grade Crayola Experience
    • 7th:  Picture retakes
    • 7th:  Vision & Hearing (1st, 3rd & 5th grades)
    • 9th:  PTO 7-8pm
    • 10th: Veterans Day Celebration
    • 13th: NO SCHOOL
    • 20th -24th: NO SCHOOL
    • 20th: Conferences 10-8 pm and Book Fair
    • 21st:  Conferences 12-8 pm and Book Fair

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Community Ed

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    Everyone loves a parade! That includes Twin Lakes. Ollie and a whole slew of students rode in the Elk River Homecoming Parade. 

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    The Elks football team had a huge win over St. Francis. football

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    Veterans​ ​Day​ ​Celebration is​ ​November​ ​10th

    Twin​ ​Lakes​ ​Elementary​ ​School​ ​will​ ​be​ ​honoring​ ​Veterans​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Armed Services​ ​and​ ​those​ ​currently​ ​serving​ ​our​ ​country.​ ​​ ​​ ​Our​ ​school​ ​takes​ ​time​ ​to focus​ ​on​ ​the​ ​men​ ​and​ ​women​ ​who​ ​have​ ​dedicated​ ​their​ ​lives​ ​to​ ​protecting​ ​our country​ ​with​ ​a​ ​special​ ​program​ ​in​ ​the​ ​morning.

    We will start the morning off with a reception​ ​in our cafeteria. Come and enjoy​ ​refreshments while vieweing ​posters​ ​made by​ ​students​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​veterans​ ​and​ ​active​ ​service​ ​personnel. You can also meet ​our teachers,​ ​other​ ​guests​ ​and students. We will hold a flag ​ceremony with the Elk​ ​River​ ​Police​ ​Department​ ​Color​ ​Guard​, with an assembly​ ​in​ ​the gymnasium following.

    The​ ​Twin​ ​Lakes​ ​school​ ​staff,​ ​​ ​PTO​ ​and​ ​students​ ​are​ ​very​ ​excited​ ​about this​ ​event.​ ​​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​cherished​ ​tradition​ ​at​ ​our​ ​school.​ ​​ ​Please​ ​join​ ​us​ ​if​ ​you can!

  • 4th Annual Cultural Potluck 

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  • Online Conference Registration will begin in November. 

    We will be scheduling conferences online this year. They will be held on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21. More information will be sent out soon on this! 


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    Steps to Respect is a program directed at preventing bullying and helping create a positive, bullying-free environment for our students to feel safe and learn. 

    rh1  Our students were recently taught skills on building friendships, how to deal with bullying and managing conflicts.  rh  


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