Parent Newsletter

October 17, 2018

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Note from Principal Mary McKasy

I want to extend a sincere thank you for all of the parents who were able to come to conferences and connect with the teaching staff that supports their student(s). I am grateful for the continuous support and partnership that is present at our school every day. Reminder that there is no school Thursday or Friday. Have a safe and fun MEA break. 


Did You Know?

Photographs for Veteran's Day Program

We will honor our veterans on 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.


Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, October 24

Lifetouch portrait packages went home with students this week. If you weren't happy with the photo taken in September, or were absent on that day, your student can have his/her picture taken again on October 24. Simply send the original portrait package to school with your child on Wednesday. Lifetouch portrait packages can be purchased online. All students ordering packages will also get a class picture. Class pictures will be sent home with students after winter break.


Student Directory Information extended through October 22 

If you would like to be included in the Gleason Lake Directory, this is your last chance! Please  

fill out the directory form and email it to or ask your student to turn it into the school office.


Book Fair was a Great Success

Thank you to all of the families who supported our book fair during conferences. Also a big thank you to PTO chairperson, Marisa Erickson, for organizing this important event. 


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!



MEA Break - No school Thursday and Friday

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow and Friday.   Also, all items in lost and found will be donated during MEA break.


Yearbooks for Sale

To purchase a yearbook, please go to the Lifetouch website. A yearbook costs $12 this year. Scholarships for 5th graders are available. Please contact our social worker at


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 putting together a Social/Fundraising Committee for our Parents Night Out this winter. We are looking for two chairpeople and 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 October 29! Visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Events:
Oct 29 - Young Scientist Roundtable: Space Foods of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Nov 1 - Parenting with Vision: Stress and Anxiety - The Mind-Body Connection
Both events are free with no registration required.




Monday, October 29, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2019
3:30 PM - 7:30 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