Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

Due to the heavy snowfall yesterday and today, school will be canceled today at all schools in the district. All before- and after-school activities, including School Age Care, are also canceled. The decision to close school is due mostly to the fact that several roads in the northern part of our schools district are impassable, even though some roads in our district are relatively clear.

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Geography Bee champion Sam Larsen with advisor Jack Severson Spring Grade 5 concert Drum trio performs Spring concert "Spread the Word" assembly Peace Team fundraiser for Northwoods Humane Society Kindergarten reads with Officer Chris Art & Academic Fair Art & Academic Fair Art & Academic Fair Guest readers visit kindergarten Star Mart School Store grand opening! Geography Bee 2014 Spelling Bee 2014 Gr. 6 Egg Drop! Author David LaRochelle visits Scandia Author David LaRochelle presentation Sixth Grade Science wizards Second Grade science Wednesdays with Winston Veterans visit Fifth Graders Veterans visit Fifth Grade Food Drive for "We Scare Hunger" Crayons for Critters! Interstate National Park naturalist with Third Grade Learning about the eco system Wild Walk wacky hair day Halloween buddies Fall football Grade 4 paper making

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On May 20, 2014, area residents will have the opportunity to vote on a facilities bond that, if approved by voters, would make upgrades and improvements to all district schools, including Scandia Elementary.

Click the following links for more information:

  • Click here to see the improvements planned for Scandia Elementary.

  • Click here to get more information about the entire bond project.

  • Click here to view an informational video about the bond project.

At the Forest Lake School District March School Board meeting, the Board unanimously voted to approve Scandia Elementary's request to apply for International Baccalaureat authorization.  The Board has been pleased with the progress that Scandia Elementary has made in our journey to become an IB World School.  Scandia will submit their application this spring with the verification visit hopefully scheduled in the fall of 2014.  To learn more about Scandia's journey for International Baccalaureate accreditation, please visit our Teaching and Learning page.

Peace Team Sponsors Books for Africa

     Are you doing a little spring cleaning? Do you have books in your house that you are no longer using? If so, help the Peace Team in their quest to gather gently used books for libraries and schools in Africa.
     Books For Africa is the largest shipper of donated books to the African continent in the world. BFA collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to communities all over Africa. Recipient organizations distribute the books to the schools and community libraries that need them most.
     Your student can bring the books you would like to donate to school and place them in the boxes by the office by April 24. They especially need kids' books, textbooks and reference materials (newer than 1990), and fiction and non-fiction books. They do not collect cookbooks, religious books or books w/violence on the cover or in the title.
     Thanks for assisting the Peace Team with their latest project! 

Scandia PTO Fun Run/Walk May 17th!

     The Scandia PTO Family Fun Run/Walk is fast approaching! Join us on May 17th at the Scandia Community Center and kick off summer with this great family activity.  All proceeds go directly to Scandia Elementary PTO. To register online, visit the Fun Run/Walk at We hope to see you there!

MCA State Testing Dates

Please look to see the dates when your child will be testing:

     April 21 & 22: Grade 5 Reading
     April 23 & 24: Grade 3 Reading
     April 28-30: Grade 4 Reading
     May 1: Grade 5 Math
     May 2 & 5: Grade 4 Math
     May 6: Grade 6 Math
     May 7 & 8: Grade 3 Math

Scandia Students in the News!

   For the second year, Scandia fifth grader Sam Larsen will compete in the MN State Geographic Bee at St. Cloud University on Friday, April 4.  After winning at the school level, Sam took a qualifying test for the opportunity to compete at the state level.  Sam scored in the top 100 in the state, making him eligible for the state competition!

   Sixth grader Jordan Fletcher was awarded a sponsorship to attend the Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington D.C. on March 22.  The walk is a family oriented, noncompetitive walk to raise awareness and funds in the support of people with epilepsy. 

Congratulations DI Team!

    Under the direction of coach Emily Stegmeir, Scandia Elementary's Destination Imagination Team participated in the regional middle school tournament on March 29, in Blaine.  The team brought home a second place finish.  Congratulations to the team!

Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration

   Scandia Elementary is accepting registrations for kindergarten.  Please contact our office at 651-982-3300 if you would like a tour of our school and/or registration materials.

   If you have a 3-4 year old child and would like a pre-school option close to home, check out the Scandia Pre-school offerings through Forest Lake Community Education.  Contact Cheryl Smoczyk at 651-982-8318 for more information.

IB Transdisciplinary Units

   Classrooms are moving into their third IB unit this month. Here are the central ideas for this upcoming round of interdisciplinary themes. Our students are learning a lot, to say the least! Plans are still moving forward for us to complete the necessary paperwork for final authorization this spring. Our verification visit will hopefully take place next fall.

Kdgn: Where We are in Place & Time: "Me on a Map"
Gr. 1: Where We are in Place & Time: "Far and Away"
Gr. 2: Who We Are: "Get Squirrely, Be a Health Nut"
Gr. 3: Where We are in Place & Time: "Out of This World"
Gr. 4: Sharing the Planet: "Energy Drink!"
Gr. 5: Where We are in Place & Time: "There's Gonna Be a Revolution"
Gr. 6: Where We are in Place & Time: "Oh, the Places We've Been"

Julie Greiman
Scandia Elementary School
14351 Scandia Trail North
Scandia, MN  55073

"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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18-No School K-12

21-Amer. Legion Flag
   presentation to Gr. 2

21-22: MCA Reading
   Grade 5

23-24: MCA Reading
   Grade 3

25: Olweus "Mix it Up" Day

28-30: MCA Reading
   Grade 4


1: Breakfast Together
   8:30 am, Grade 5

1: MCA Math
   Grade 5

2 & 5: MCA Math
   Grade 4

6: MCA Math
   Grade 6

7-8: MCA Math
   Grade 3

12: Track & Field
   Grades 1-5

13: PTO Meeting
   6:30 pm

15: Track & Field
   Grade 5

16: Track & Field
   Grade 6

17: Scandia Fun Run

21-Gr. 3 Field Trip
  U of MN: Energy & U

26: No School
   Memorial Day holiday

30-Kdg Field Trip
   Hugo Animal Farm


4: Academic Awards
   10:00 am

5: Talent Show

5: Last day of school

6: Teacher workday

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