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October 2022 Newsletter

Dates to Remember

October is National Principals Month

National Custodial Worker Day – 10/2

World Teacher Day - 10/5

Indigenous Peoples Day - 10/10

School Board Meeting – 10/10

MIPTO Meeting - 10/11

MEA - 10/19 - 21 For more details visit - Matoska Calendar

Matoska will be partnering with Lakeshore Theater this year

We will be working with the awesome teaching artists and staff at Lakeshore Theater to put on the musical, “Honk Jr”. Rehearsals and classes will be starting late fall. Watch for more information around participating coming out soon.

Fun at Welcome Back Bears

Thank you to the White Bear Lake Police and Fire Departments, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Matoska Art Program, and all of the volunteers who helped make Welcome Back Bears successful. And thank YOU for spending your Saturday with us!

Capital Projects Levy Renewal This Election Day (Tuesday, November 8, 2022), voters in the White Bear Lake Area School District will be asked to renew capital projects levy that is expiring. Here are 10 facts every voter should know on November 8.

IB Inquirers

This month we are excited to continue our school-wide focus on our Who We Are unit of inquiry with Matoska Community Day, which will take place on Monday, 10/17, and Tuesday, 10/18.

The central idea of this unit is: “Understanding and valuing ourselves and others leads to positive relationships in an inclusive community.” Students in all classrooms have explored the concepts of identity, relationships, and our rights and responsibilities as members of our community, and we are building a strong foundation together.

On the 17th or the 18th, our staff will be participating in important IB professional development, while your child will participate in a half day of two community sessions: one focused on team building games with an international community orientation, and one focused on our IB foundation/our Matoska community, including the opportunity to participate in a collaborative art project for future display in our school. Welcome to a great year, we are so glad you are here!

Note: Lunch on both days will be bag lunch, picnic style. Your child may bring a bag lunch from home or order a bag lunch from school. No hot lunches will be served.

Get your gear now.

Check out the Matoska Pride Shop and order now.

Indigenous Peoples Day - October 10

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the past, present, and futures of Native peoples throughout the US. Minnesota is home to eleven Tribal Nations, and a resilient and robust urban Native American community. Indigenous Peoples have made essential contributions to the history, culture, and economy of Minnesota, including traditional knowledge, experience, labor, technology, science, philosophy, industry, and arts.

· History of White Bear Lake

· Many Faces of the White Bear area learning opportunity Indigenous

· Native Children’s Books

ParentVue Here are resources to help navigate the new student information system.

We are Hiring!

District is currently hiring for a variety of positions. View Job Postings Here

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