School Info
Matoska International School
2530 Spruce Place
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phones: 651-653-2847
Transportation: 651-653-2734
Fax: 651-653-2849
Attendance: 651-653-2848
School Hours: 9:15 - 3:40
Office Hours: 7:45 - 4:15
Principal: John Leininger

Webmaster: Carolyn Kay

School News

Matoska After Dark Fundraiser April 13!

Lost & Found Items

Our Lost & Found is really starting to accumulate. Please take a moment to look through the items in hopes of claiming some of your child's belongings.  We do not have the room to store lost and found items, therefore all items will be donated according to the following schedule.

March 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
June 7, 2019

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

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2018-2019 Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Click on the Image to purchase a yearbook online TODAY!  Sales end April 1, 2019

Report Card Access information

Information available here.

View Report Cards Now Online

First Term report cards are now viewable online through your Skyward Family Access  account.  Click on Portfolio and View Attachment to see and print them.  Please call Carolyn in the school office if you need assistance. 

Skyward Family Access

Interested in Joining the Matoska Int'l PTO?

Hello Matoska families,

We currently have an open seat on the Matoska International PTO board for the 2018-2019 school year.

MIPTO board member responsibilities: 
 support the philosophy and goals of the school
 coordinate fundraising efforts that support the school programs and activities
 act as representatives and communicators with parents, teachers, students, administrators and the community

What is expected?
Board members attend one regular meeting each month, with opportunities to help plan other activities throughout the
school year. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the school media center.

Meetings are open to ALL parents/guardians, who are always welcome to attend board meetings throughout the year.

If you are interested in serving on the MIPTO board, please fill out the form below. 

PTO Interest Form

2019-2020 Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Welcome to White Bear!
Throughout the month of January, White Bear Lake Area Schools will be hosting a variety of informational events and open houses to help you learn more about our district and register for the 2019-20 school year. 

Check in at the school offices at the times listed below to join tours and learn about the elementary and District program offerings. You may register your child for kindergarten at the tour events if you have not already done so.
  • 10 a.m. tours at all of the elementary schools:
    • Monday, Jan. 7 & Wednesday, Jan. 9
  • 6 p.m. tours and kindergarten info sessions on the following days/locations:
    • Monday, Jan. 7 at Matoska International
    • Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Lakeaires and Lincoln
    • Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Vadnais Heights
    • Thursday, Jan. 10 at Birch Lake, Hugo, Matoska International, Otter Lake and Willow Lane 
A complete listing of 2019 enrollment activities is available here.

Lakeshore Players Production

Ohoy Matoska Families!

Our first Lakeshore production of the season is coming up in early December, Pirates Past Noon, KIDS.  Our cast of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have been working hard this fall and are excited to perform on December 8th and 9th.  The show is based on the Magic Tree House series book #4, Pirates Past Noon.  Our PTO donates part of the cost for the productions each year and we are so thankful for the support of the PTO to the arts.  Our PTO can earn back some of the funds through ticket sales.  Please come out to support our students and our school, here is a link to the show times and ticket purchasing.


Matoska and Lakeshore Players Registration

Friendly Reminder to Sign-up for school play opportunities.  Click link below:

Matoska and Lakeshore Registration Link

Click on link above to begin registration process, please complete the form by September 16.  You will receive an email after September 16, letting you know what show you are in and when/how to submit payment.  This year we had to increase the fee due to PTO budget restrictions. Below is more information about each show.

Winnie the Pooh KIDS

Description:  Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks!

  • Geared towards grades K-2R
  • Rehearsals: Dec. 10th - Feb. 22nd / Performances: Feb. 23rd and 24th

  • Matoska Teacher contacts:  Ms. Rutherford and Mrs. Winkler

Matoska Original Juke Box Musical

Description:  Based on the ideas generated by Matoska 5th grade students and transformed into an unique musical by the creative staff at Lakeshore Players.

  • Geared towards grades K-5
  • Rehearsals: Feb. 25th-May 3rd / Performances: May 4th and 5th
  • Matoska Teacher contacts:  Mrs. Eastburn and Ms. Scanlan

Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays mornings 7:30-9:00 AM at Lakeshore.  Students will be then bussed from Lakeshore to Matoska.

Feel free to contact for more information or connect with one of the Matoska teachers mentioned above.

Online School Forms

Fast Pass Form (fill out if you pick-up the same day/s each week)

Family Directory Information (mandatory)

Parent/Guardian Visitor/Volunteer Pre-Check Form (optional)

Skyward Family Access Annual Update Instructions

Skyward Family Access (access all your child's school data)

Food Service Breakfast & Lunch Information

2018-2019 School Supply Lists

2018-2019 School Supply Lists

We are excited to announce that you now have the option of purchasing school supply kits for the next school year through School Tool Box. Place your order online at any time before the end of summer and it will be delivered directly to your home address! You can easily order the entire teacher-approved grade level supply list in one easy click OR customize your order by adding or subtracting items from that list. Please read the teacher notes at the top of the supply listsEach child will also need to have their own backpack, gym shoes, and headphones/earbuds, all of which are not included on these lists.

To order:

-Go to http://www.schooltoolbox. com/

-Click on the small "Pre-Built Boxes" tab on the left under "Shop Now"

-Then type in "Matoska" and it will bring up each grade level list for you to select.

​​​​​​​Order now and have it shipped immediately OR order now and choose your own delivery time if you'd like to hold off on shipping until a later date this summer.As an added bonus, each school supply kit sold will earn a meal for a child in need through Feed My Starving Children. We hope you find this service helpful! 

Questions can be sent to Shannon Otto -



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Matoska Creek Fundraiser

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Digital Backpack

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KID Pack Program
White Bear Area Emergency KID Pack if a free, optional, supplemental weekend food program for students in need of food assistance. CONTINUE READING... View

Fast Pass Information

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Attention Parents!
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