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Wild Walk Week!

   What a wonderful success!! Thank you, Scandia PTO, for sponsoring a great school event. Each day had a special theme such as Hat Day, Wacky Hair Day, and Clothing Clash Day. Students could purchase "wild" items at the Wild Walk Store. Wild Walk Day was the final fun day of activities indoors despite the chilly temperatures outside. 
   A large well planned event like the Wild Walk does not happen overnight. Thank you to the Wild Walk Committee Chair persons Scott Schmoll and April Johnsen for all their planning and oversight. Thank you to Wendy Schmoll and her band of volunteers who ran the Wild Walk Store each day and helped our students make their purchases. Thank you, Scandia Marine Lions, for the juice and cookies. Finally, thank you, to all of the many volunteers who ran the games and helped make the 2014 Wild Walk Day a huge success!

New Technology at Scandia!

   Our classrooms in grades 4-6 house our mobile laptops so students can easily access that technology. In the past two years our PTO has purchased netbooks for grades 5 & 6. This year the PTO added 30 Chromebooks for the 4th grade.
   The Scandia Elementary Education Foundation (SEEF) purchased two mobile Juno audio/visual projectors which assist the teacher with voice projection and videotaping of lessons for students to view again. SEEF also purchased more iPads for our classrooms.
   The Chad Hansen Memorial Fund has donated funds towards technology purchases at Scandia. This year we used these funds for the purchase of iPads and software.
   Scandia Elementary is indebted to these organizations for their generosity and support of our students.

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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