Sandwich Man is Coming to Matoska
The Matoska community has been working hard on school wide Action projects to help people who are homeless in the Twin Cities area. We have donated essential needs items and warm weather clothing to the Listening House and Joseph's Coat. We are now partnering with the Sandwich Man organization to make 1,000 sandwiches for people in need. There are two ways Matoska students and families can get involved!
1. Have you checked your couch cushions lately? :) We are collecting spare change/monetary donations to purchase groceries for the sandwiches. We're hoping that a little spare change here and there will add up to make a big difference! Our goal is to gather $600 by March 30th. Of course, we will accept paper money contributions if they come in too. :) Students may bring their spare change to their classroom teacher anytime from now until March 30th and it will be added to the collection.
2. The first week of April a sign up will go out to Matoska families for the Sandwich Making event on Friday, April 20th 5:30-6:30 PM in our cafeteria. There is room for 50 kids to sign up and each student (or small group of students) will need to be accompanied by 1 adult. The Sandwich Making event is for children in Kindergarten-5th Grade only and an adult, who is willing to help with various jobs, needs to join them. The Sign Up will be open until the 50 (student) spots are filled.
These initiatives were all driven by student passions and ideas! Thank you for supporting our young leaders in taking action to help those in need.
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2018 Kindergarten Registration Information
Parents of children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the Fall of 2018 will be receiving a mailing mid December with everything you need to know about registering your child for the upcoming school year. Online registration opens December 8 on Skyward Family Access.
The White Bear Lake School District Welcome Week is January 8-12, 2018. During Welcome Week parents have the opportunity to tour any of the District's Elementary Schools the tour schedule is below. No need to RSVP for tours, just arrive at the time and day that works for your schedule.
January 8 at 10:00 a.m.
January 8 at 6:00 p.m.
January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Kindergarten registration night is Tuesday, January 16 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. You'll need your registration packet (link coming soon), proof of residency, copy of driver's license and copy of your child's birth certificate. If your child has turned 5 and has had their 5 year immunizations, please bring a copy of their immunization record from the doctors office. This is the same night as our Inquiry Fair. Make it a family night to see one of our biggest events of the year, displaying our student's creative minds at work.
Next Important Date:
Kindergarten Gathering - May 1, 2018 (A-M 5:30, L-Z 6:00)
Reminder - IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE BY SEPT. 1, 2018.
Please call Carolyn in the school office with any questions you may have.
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KID Pack Program
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Lost & Found Items
Our Lost & Found is really starting to accumulate. Please take a moment at conferences 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 over MEA break.
There is NO supervision for students prior to 9:00 a.m. For the safety of your children, do not drop them off at school before this time.