top of page
  • Matoska International PTO

January 2023 Newsletter

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

DATES TO REMEMBER


School Board Meeting – 1/9

MIPTO Meeting - 1/10

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, No School - 1/16

Non Student Days - 1/26 & 1/27

For more details visit - Matoska Calendar

 

RALLY 4 READING

Our month-long celebration of literacy, will take place during the month of February. Watch for an informational packet and reading log to come home with your student at the end of January. This year, Rally 4 Reading will end with a celebration event held at Matoska on Friday, February 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Save the date! More details coming soon.



2023 PROGRAM PLANNING


MIPTO is looking for parent volunteers to help organize two of our annual programs, Rally for Reading and the Matoska Fun Run. If interested in volunteering or learning more, please reach out to MIPTO board members for more information.


Rally for Reading (February 2023) - contact Katie Aliota, klaliota@gmail.com

Matoska Fun Run (May 2023) - contact Jessica Christiansen, jjchris003@gmail.com

 

IB INQUIRERS

Hello, Matoska families!


There are three pillars of an IB school:

The Learner

Learning and Teaching

The Learning Community

You are an important part of our learning community which is inclusive of everyone involved in the life of our school: students and their families, all school staff members, and other important adults in the students’ lives.


As you may know, we are currently working on our program evaluation, making sure that we are delivering the very best IB education we can to your children, and you are a part of that process. We need to hear your thoughts and feelings; what we are doing well and where we can do better here at Matoska. Carolyn Kay will be emailing you very soon with a link to a Google Form. I respectfully ask that you take a few minutes to share your feedback there. I can promise that every response will be read and carefully considered.


Thank you for your time and thank you for being a part of our Matoska community!


Julie Stonehouse

PYP/IB Coordinator

 

TIME TO NOMINATE A TEACHER OF THE YEAR


It's time once again to celebrate professional excellence as part of the White Bear Lake Area Educators’ Teacher of the Year program. The process begins with nominations from community members, parents, students and colleagues.


In alignment with Education Minnesota’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, nominations will be advanced for WBLAE members who: have a valid Minnesota teaching license; have taught for five years before nomination; and spend at least 50% of their day working directly with students.


Nominations are open until February 10th, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

 

DISTRICT ANNUAL UPDATE


The 2022 White Bear Lake Area Schools annual update is now available.






 

MATOSKA PRIDE SHOP


Check out the gear in the Matoska Pride Shop. Order here >

 

WBL COMMUNITY EVENTS








bottom of page