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Author/Illustrator Mark Fearing Visits Scandia!

   Mark Fearing, a children's author and illustrator and a Scandia Elementary and Forest Lake High School alumnus, visited Scandia Elementary on September 18. He spoke to all of the classrooms about his life as an author and illustrator. He has also worked for Sony and Disney in various creative capacities prior to his full time writing and illustrating work. Some of his books that he has illustrated include: The Book That Eats People, The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot from Random House; Earthling!, a graphic novel for readers 8 and up from Chronicle Books; and So You Want To Catch Bigfoot from Candlewick Press. Mark's visit was sponsored by the Scandia Elementary PTO.

Wild Walk is Coming!!

   Wild Walk Week will start at Scandia Elementary on September 29. The full week of activities will end with the big Wild Walk Day on October 3. On Wild Walk Day our students participate in fun team games with their classmates during their physical education period. Families are invited to come and watch the fun! The Scandia Marine Lions provide juice and a cookies afterwards for the students.
   The pledge envelopes were sent home with our students. Your pledge dollars go directly to Scandia Elementary and support our Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO has purchased SMART Boards, iPads, laptops, music and physical education equipment, and media books to name just a few of the ways our PTO has supported Scandia Elementary. More information can be found on the PTO Wild Walk page.

International Baccalaureate Authorization Visit

   As of this writing we do know that the verification team from IB will be at Scandia on November 10 & 11 to spend two days here verifying that we have completed all of the steps for full authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School.  We are excited and ready for their visit.  Stay tuned!

Chinese Language Instruction Comes to Scandia

   As part of the International Baccalaureate program at Scandia, all students in grades K-6 will have instruction in learning Chinese twice a week for 30 minutes. Li Sun will be the instructor and she comes to us with a full background of teaching experiences in all grade levels. Last year our students in grades K-2 had Chinese and this year we are expanding the program. We are excited about this new addition to our curriculum! Ask your students what they learned in Chinese this week :)

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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