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

Chipotle Fundraiser Night Monday, June 11

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 -



The Matoska PTO 

Summer U Program

The Summer U program is a free six-week summer school program. Students received an invite if they were recommend for the program. The program information is below.

Grades 1-4 (2018-19 school year)

Location: Otter Lake Elementary

Days: Monday thru Thursday, June 18-July 26

Time: 8:00-11:30


Grades 5-8 (2018-19 school year)

Location: Central Middle School

Days: Monday thru Thursday, June 18-July 26

Time: 8:15-11:15


No class the week of July 2


Additional summer programs available for your student around summer U schedule.


Extended Day:is a full-day program, June 12 - August 17, at Birch, Oneka and Willow Elementary Schools. The programs at Birch and Oneka are for students entering grades K-4. Students entering grades K-6 can register at Willow.


Flex: is a full-day program, June 12 - August 17, for students entering grades 5-8 at Central Middle School. There is a free morning shuttle from all Extended Day sites to bring student to the middle school. Parents must pick up in the afternoon.


Playground:is an afternoon program that runs only on the days of summer school from 11:45 - 4:00. The program is located at Lincoln Elementary for students entering grades 1-5.


Register atwww.whitebear.ce.eleyo.comPrograms require pre-registration and are fee-based.


Fall Kindergarten Assessment Sign-Up

Welcome to the Matoska Kindergarten Family!

This year, we will have a new format for our Kindergarten Summer Assessment being held on August 1st and 2nd. We are excited for you to join us for approximately an hour and a half.During this time, adults and children will meet separately in small groups of approximately 10-12.

Parents/guardians will receive information and have opportunities to ask questions with one of our kindergarten teachers. At the same time, the incoming kindergarten students will experience playful learning and assessments in one of our fabulous classrooms!

We will not have child care provided for siblings, but they are welcome to stay with you during the information session (we will have a few activities set out for them).

Below is a link to sign up for August 1st and 2nd. Please pick one time slot that best fits your family's schedule. Please be sure to put your child's first name and last initial (this will help us to ensure that we have all students signed up).

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Kindergarten Gathering on May 1st! The Matoska Kindergarten Team

ONLINE SIGN-UP(not the same as Early Childhood Screening)

Matoska Creek Fundraiser

Matoska Creek Fundraiser 

Yearbooks Distribution

Yearbooks will be handed out the last week of May.

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 (cards with your time to arrive were mailed, call the office if you did not receive one.)


Please call Carolyn in the school office with any questions you may have.  

Digital Backpack

Digital Backpack is loaded with information from around the community. Check it out!



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

How to pay for school lunches.

FeePay Online Payment

Easy Ways to Support Your School!

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. View

Attention Parents!
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. View