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.
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.
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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!
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 www.scandiafunrun.com. We hope to see you there!
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
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.
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!
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.
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"
Scandia Elementary School
14351 Scandia Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073
"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
18-No School K-12
21-Amer. Legion Flag
presentation to Gr. 2
21-22: MCA Reading
23-24: MCA Reading
25: Olweus "Mix it Up" Day
28-30: MCA Reading
1: Breakfast Together
8:30 am, Grade 5
1: MCA Math
2 & 5: MCA Math
6: MCA Math
7-8: MCA Math
12: Track & Field
13: PTO Meeting
15: Track & Field
16: Track & Field
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
5: Talent Show
5: Last day of school
6: Teacher workday
Enjoy your summer!