Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

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School administrators from China visit Scandia Veterans visit with fifth graders Third Graders study anoles Star Mart team Thank you, Lions, for the Constitution booklets! "We Scare Hunger" at Scandia Elementary! Mrs. Hoganson's Halloween parade Mrs. Hjelmgren's Halloween parade Peace Team Kindergarten "ABC Boot Camp" fashion show Math Masters Team Student Council We Day Team Yearbook Club Destination Imagination Team Wild Walk fun! Wild Walk sack race The ever-popular Tug of War! Kindergarten participates in Giant Jenga Mrs. Hjelmgren's class practices "labeling" Scandia's "Butterfly Lady" visits first grade Mrs. Hoganson's class thanks the Scandia firemen Lions Peace Poster winners Kindergarten learns about fire safety Second graders try out the fire hose! Sixth graders thank Officer Brandon on Thank a Police Officer Day Welcome Back! First Day Thank you, Scandia-Marine Lions, for the dictionaries! Scandia celebrates IB authorization

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   You can learn more about the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate by clicking on the IB Page, located under "Teaching & Learning." What is the Learner Profile? A Summative Assessment? Transdisciplinary Theme? Our IB page is your one stop to learn more about IB!

Visitors from China

   On Friday, November 13, Scandia Elementary was visited by 25 Chinese school administrators. They were brought to Minnesota by the China Center at the University of Minnesota. Pictured on our slide show is the group with our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Scandia Student Council members, who served as tour guides for the day.

Weather Reminders

   We have had a wonderful fall with great warm weather, however, now the weather is certainly acting more seasonal. Our students will go outside each day for recess unless it is raining or the temperature is down to minus 10 degrees either through actual temperature or wind chill. I know that for some students it is not "cool" to wear a stocking cap or mittens. However, it becomes quite chilly after 20 minutes without those items. Also, please remember our policy is "snow on the ground, boots on the feet." Students who do not wear boots will have to stay on the blacktop area. We also highly suggest snow pants so the students can stay warm and dry.
   Finally, if your child is feeling well enough to attend school, the expectation is that he/she will go outside for recess. We ask for a physician's note to stay indoors at recess or to not participate in physical education class.
   Thank you for your support and understanding!

Scandia Students Attend WE Day

    On November 3, a contingent of sixth grade students attended the WE Day event at the Xcel Center in St. Paul. These students were accompanied by Mrs. Stegmeir and Mrs. Seaburg. The students heard many inspirational speakers and committed to completing service learning projects at Scandia. Already their first project was to encourage a food drive for We Scare Hunger on Halloween. The food they collected was delivered to the Elim Food Shelf.

Coming in November

   *November 17: Extended day begins
   *November 25: Turkey Bingo
   *November 26 & 27: NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday

Community Ed "Digital Backpacks"

The school district's Digital Backpack has information from area non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth.
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Julie Greiman
Scandia Elementary School
IB World School
14351 Scandia Trail North
Scandia, MN  55073(651)982-3301

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

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17: Extended Day begins

20: Student Council Spirit Day
   Buddy Day!

26 & 27: No School


1: Student Council Mtg.
   8:15 am

3: Gr. 4 Strehlow field trip
   Wellstone Comm. Center

4: Gr. 4 Myre field trip
   Wellstone Comm. Center

15: Gr. 6 Band/Orchestra
   December concert

17: Breakfast Together
   Grade 2

23: No School K-12
   Teacher Prof. Dev.

24-Jan. 3: No School
   Holiday Break


4: School resumes

5: Student Council Mtg.
   8:15 am

12: PTO Meeting
   6:30 pm

14: Breakfast Together
   Grade 3

18: No School K-12
   Teacher Prof. Dev.

22: 1st Semester ends

25: No School K-12
   Teacher work day

29: PTO Dala Gala!

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