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East Lake Newsletter

April 2021

East Lake Building

Upcoming Events


April 1 - MCA Testing begins Grades 3-5

April 5- East Lake Night at Panera 4:00 - 8:00p

April 13 - Site Council Meeting 6:00 - 7:00p

April 21 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day) 

Happy April to our East Lake Families,

With the new year comes a change to the newsletter format. The East Lake Newsletter is now sectioned within the East Lake website. The newsletter will continue to be updated on a monthly basis but will no longer be in a PDF format.

Each month I will send families the link to the articles and will also provide a summary of what is being highlighted during the current month.  Here is a list of information covered within the April Newsletter:

  • Attendance Matters
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Classroom Connections - Preschool News
  • Crossing 162nd Street Safely
  • Early Dismissal Requests
  • Fundraisers
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)
  • Occupational Therapy Month 
  • Robotics Expo Information
  • Site Council Elections
  • Specialist News - Art, Band, Music, PhyEd
  • Student Leadership Charity Drive
  • Student Placement Information for 21-22 Class Lists
  • Summer Camp Propel Information
  • 196 Foundation Offers Free Yard Signs
Thank you to the many families who are helping make the parent drop-off and pickup procedure a safe process.  We ask that you continue to be patient as we move each vehicle through the line.

Enjoy your weekend!

With kindness,

Miles Haugen
East Lake Elementary

Early Dismissal Requests

Student safety is paramount at East Lake Elementary and ensuring our students return home safely at the end of each school day is a high priority for us.  We often receive calls or e-mails from parents who wish to change their student’s after school plans.  We understand there are emergencies that make this necessary.  However, we would ask that requests to change a student’s dismissal method be made to the office by 2:00 p.m. This will allow staff to communicate with the appropriate teachers and check emergency information for any exclusions.  We appreciate your understanding and assistance in helping us maintain a safe dismissal for all of our students. 

Crossing 162nd Street Safely

Now that warmer weather has arrived we have more and more students/families walking and/or biking to and from school. The intersection of Dryden and 162nd St. (East Lake driveway entrance) is a very busy intersection and we are concerned about the safety of students and families. We are asking that ALL students and families cross at the designated crosswalk with the official crossing guard, striped lines and blinking lights. 

With so many people now choosing to cross 162nd St., this is the safest plan for the rest of the school year.  We will have staff reminding families to use the designated crosswalk area.  Thanks for helping us get to and from school in the safest manner possible.

Occupational Therapy flyer
Robotics Expo flyer


Our neighborhood school brings a sense of community and connectedness into each of our classrooms.

student girls with basketballs
two students on swings
6 students laying in circle
3 student boys with football
ISD196 School Board Members