Parent Newsletter

October 11, 2018

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Note from Principal Mary McKasy

Our Veteran's Day program will take place November 12. We are asking Gleason Lake families who have past or present military members to send pictures. This may include parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and in-laws. Please send a digital picture by November 1, to Please include the name of the Gleason Lake student associated with the picture(s), the name of the person in the picture, the military branch, the war served in if applicable and their relation to the Gleason Lake student. We are creating a Veteran's Day slideshow and would like to honor all military members who are connected to our students. Please contact Daniel Roth via email if you have any questions.


Did You Know?

Conferences Tonight and Monday

We thank all parents who came to their conferences this past Tuesday night. Conferences continue tonight from 3:30-7:30 p.m. There is no need to check in at the office. 


Book Fair

The book fair is held at the same time as conferences. Please stop by before or after your conference and browse through the books for sale. Purchasing books at the fair directly benefits Gleason Lake and helps to instill the joy of reading into your student. You can preview (and order) books by going to the Scholastic website.


Box Top Contest

Tomorrow is the last day for our Box Top contest! Each Box Top for Education is worth $0.10 and last year you helped collect enough to earn $1500 for Gleason Lake! Check for a list of products. There is a Box Tops Bonus App that lets you buy, scan and earn for education. Ask friends and family to participate. Please turn in Box Tops to your teacher by tomorrow, October 12.


November Book Club Sign Up 

Students will have the chance to meet author Abby Cooper during our November book club! Book club will meet on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:45 a.m. in the media center for breakfast snacks and discussion about our next book, Sticks and Stones. Students will need a completed permission slip for Breakfast Book Club. Hurry, because spots are limited to the number of books available.


Subscriptions Available for Book Reading

We have a number of online subscription sites that students can log in to read books online for free. Please make use of this wonderful opportunity!


Great Apple Crunch 2018

Today is the 2018 Great Apple Crunch! We celebrated National Farm to School Month by crunching into apples at noon today. Check out our video on Facebook from Great Apple Crunch 2017.



Lost and Found will be donated during MEA 

Please be sure to check our lost and found during conferences. All items will be donated on October 18 during MEA break.


Planning a Vacation around MEA?

If your student will be gone before or after our MEA break, please be sure to let Nurse Nancy know prior to the date your student will be gone. Thank you.


Yearbooks for Sale

To purchase a yearbook, please go to the Lifetouch website. Yearbooks cost $12 this year.


Volunteer Needs


PTO News

All parents and guardians of Gleason Lake students are members of our PTO. Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center. We welcome you to our monthly meetings at the school.


Social/Fundraising Committee Opportunity

We are currently putting together a Social/Fundraising Committee for our annual Parents Night Out event this winter. We are looking for two chairpeople and additional volunteers for subcommittees. Roles include finding a fun venue and creating invitations. Organizing subcommittees to help with decorations, food, and small fundraising efforts. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be involved but can't meet during the day. Most of the event coordination can be done by phone and email. Please email Laurie Hasko at for more information.

Community Education WISHES Youth Enrichment

Register now for our after school WISHES classes at Gleason Lake!

Gleason Lake Engineering Club 
Art Sampler - starts Oct 29
Lever Developers - STEM Enrichment using LEGO® bricks for the 21st Century learner
Canvas Fun: Winter Night with Reindeer
Grandmasters of Chess - next session starts Nov 29

Destination Imagination registration is open until Oct 29! Visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Event:
Oct 11 - Parenting with Vision: Top 20 Parents Live Above the Line: How Our Thinking Governs Our Experience
Event is free with no registration required.




Thursday, October 11, 2018
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday, October 15, 2018
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, October 29, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, October 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, November 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 310 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, MN 55447 | 763-745-5400