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The Kindergarten Experience At Snail Lake Education Center

Students here perform one half year ahead of their national peers in math and reading. – Median performance of students on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress.

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Ryan Lang, Principal 651-621-8003 ryan.lang@moundsviewschools.org

Snail Lake Education Center 350 Highway 96 West Shoreview, MN 55126 651-621-8000 www.moundsviewschools.org/snaillake

School hours are 9:05 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Kindergarten enrollment: 327

Mounds View PUBLIC SCHOOLS


We’re personal Relationships are at the heart of our work as we nurture, challenge and encourage our students to be engaged and curious lifelong learners.

Academic and Social Emotional Learning We are passionate about providing a solid foundation for all students as they embark on their educational journey and believe that social and academic learning go hand in hand.

Academic curriculum: We provide a standardsbased curriculum with clear learning targets and At Mounds View Public Schools, a personalized assessments to ensure students are progressing kindergarten experience is provided in two buildings along the learning continuum. Teachers intentionally – Snail Lake Education Center in Shoreview and Pike craft learning opportunities that include exploration, Lake Education Center in New Brighton. Both sites are hands-on learning and use of digital resources. exclusively focused on students in the earliest stages Our students receive developmentally appropriate of their educational journey. instruction focused on standards as well as Students who live within the Island Lake or Turtle Lake individualized attention and growth goals which are attendance areas attend kindergarten at Snail Lake customized according to their unique achievements. Education Center. The following year, students attend We offer a standards-based curriculum in the their home elementary school which serves grades 1-5. following core academic disciplines:

Kindergarten centers

At Snail Lake Education Center, there are 15 kindergarten classrooms.

Turtle Lake attendance area

Island Lake attendance area

Enrollment: 160

Enrollment: 161

• Reading • Math • Science • Art • Music • Physical education

Social Emotional Learning (SEL): We believe that taking time to teach, model and practice social and emotional competencies will help establish a culture of respect, allowing students to take risks needed to succeed. Students start each day by promising to practice self-control, empathy and cooperation, which are the three competencies we focus on as a school. Staff members provide direct instruction and embed these competencies into all areas of the day. Students have opportunities to practice social skills during formal academic lessons and through play.

Schedule Mounds View’s full-day kindergarten program offers families the advantages of a challenging, responsive and fun school experience.

• Morning Meeting • Literacy • Math • Lunch/recess • Learning centers • Specialist class (music, physical education, art, science) • Play/choice time 2020-21 school year data.


Safe & supportive We provide a safe, joyful learning environment where students are valued as individuals and embraced as community members. Staff and students work together to create a strong school community. To meet the needs of our students, we have an array of support services available. .

Nutrition services We provide breakfast and lunch daily. All menus meet nutrition requirements established by the USDA. Families may apply to receive free or reducedprice meals based on need. Breakfast is free for all kindergarten students.

Before-school/after-school care Mounds View Public Schools offers before-school and after-school care to kindergartners through a fee-based School Age Care program run by the YMCA, available on site at Snail Lake Education Center. In addition, all home elementary schools host on-site partnerships with School Age Care programs, offering before- and after-school care for students in grades 1 – 5. Considerations are made for families with kindergarten and elementary school students attending school at multiple sites.

Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

9.7%

Students receiving special services

Special Education 9.5% English as a second language 7%

Diversity of student population .3% 6.1% 6.4%

Native American .3% Hispanic 6.1% Black 6.4% Two or more categories 7.3% Asian 12.5% White 67.3%

7.3% 12.5%

67.3%

Demographics and enrollment data were compiled in November 2020.

We provide an all-day kindergarten experience which is both challenging and nurturing.


Connectedness Feeling connected to school is a key to academic success. School connectedness: Our kindergarten center emphasizes student connectedness through a variety of efforts. • Monthly kindergarten spirit day • Monthly all-school assembly •S chool-wide celebrations (bingo, special activities, birthday lunches and more) • Family bingo and book fair • Live-stream morning announcements • School song • Snail Lake Promise cheer

Communication hours

Transitions

The kindergarten center offers proactive communication time during which teachers reach out and connect with families regarding student progress.

We work closely with the home schools of Island Lake and Turtle Lake to help students make a smooth transition to first grade. In the spring, students take a field trip to the home school to meet the teachers and spend time in first-grade classrooms.

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While we have a strong school community of our own, we are closely tied to our home schools of Island Lake and Turtle Lake.


Join us Registration requirements Screening: State law requires that students entering kindergarten must have completed an Early Childhood Preschool Screening prior to the start of kindergarten. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. Between the ages of three and four, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start kindergarten. At the screening appointment, a licensed school teacher checks vision, hearing, height and weight, immunization status, large and small muscles, thinking, language and communication skills and social and emotional development. Call 651-621-7350 or email escreening@moundsviewschools.org to schedule your child’s free screening. Age: Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to register for kindergarten. Registration for the following school year occurs throughout the year. Registration packet: Resident students new to Mounds View Public Schools must complete registration into the District. Please call Snail Lake Education Center for registration information. Immunizations & proof of residency: In addition, a record of all student immunizations and proof of residence within the school attendance area (driver’s license, utility bill, rental/lease/purchase agreement) must be provided. We request that families also provide a birth certificate. Contact Snail Lake Education Center for additional information, or to set up a time to register. Non-resident enrollment closed: New open enrollment options are closed throughout Mounds View Public Schools through the 2021-22 school year. Siblings of students currently attending a District school will continue to be approved to attend. Families with siblings must still apply during the regular open enrollment time period of December 1 through January 15, each year. Transfers closed: As with open enrollment, new in-district transfer options are also closed, with the exception of siblings of students currently attending a school outside of their attendance area, families with verifiable daycare in the requested school area or students with a documented and compelling educational need. Families with siblings or daycare must apply during the regular open enrollment time period of December 1 through January 15, each year. Families who believe that their student has a compelling educational need must also apply during this same time period. For more information, please contact Cindy Fyle at 651-621-6013, or email at cindy.fyle@moundsviewschools.org.

Enrollment events Kindergarten Roundup Each February, we provide the opportunity for families to learn more about the kindergarten experience, meet teachers and the principal and tour the building. For more information, visit the kindergarten website at www.moundsviewschools.org/ snaillake. Kindergarten Open House The week before school starts, families are invited to an open house to meet the teacher, visit the classroom and get to know the building. Details will be posted on the website and will be included in a summer mailing.

Registration support services Hmong/Asian Mee Yang * 651-724-0396 mee.yang@moundsview schools.org Yog xa tau kev pab thiab hais ua l us Hmoob thov hu rau Mee Yang ntawm Spanish/Latino/Hispanic Angel Toro * 651-724-0396 angel.toro@moundsview schools.org Para asistencia en traducciones ó ayuda como intérprete, por favor comuníquese con Angel Toro al 651-724-0396. Somali Basima Mohamed * 651-724-7482 basima.mohamed@ moundsviewschools.org Haddi aad ubaahantahay faahfaahin dheerad ah ama turjumaad, fadlan kala soo xiriir Basima Mohamed, taleefanka 651-724-7482.


A popular choice Year after year, we consistently enroll more than 80% of the students in our attendance area.

We are passionate about providing a solid foundation for each of our students as they embark on their educational journey.

Elementary Attendance Areas Turtle Lake attendance area Island Lake attendance area

Elementary Schools Bel Air Elementary School 1800 NW 5th Street, New Brighton, MN 55112 Island Lake Elementary School 3555 Victoria Street N, Shoreview, MN 55126 Pinewood Elementary School 5500 Quincy St., Mounds View, MN 55112

School Feeder System

Sunnyside Elementary School 2070 County Road H, New Brighton, MN 55112

Turtle Lake Elementary School Bel Air > Highview > Irondale 1141 Lepak Court, Shoreview, MN 55126 Island Lake > Chippewa > Mounds View Valentine Hills Elementary School Pinewood > Edgewood > Irondale 1770 County Road E2 W, Arden Hills, MN 55112 Sunnyside > Edgewood > Irondale Turtle Lake > Chippewa > Mounds View Valentine Hills > Highview > Irondale/Mounds View

Mounds View PUBLIC SCHOOLS

January 2021