Parent Newsletter

October 25, 2018

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Military Pictures Due by November 1

We will honor our veterans on November 12. Please send a digital picture of any past or present military members of your family to Please also include 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 to be shown on our video screens in the school. 


Did You Know?

Operation Gratitude 

Gleason Lake is participating in Operation Gratitude again this year. Bring your unopened Halloween candy to school on Thursday, November 1. We will team with Fairview Hospital in Rogers to donate the candy in support of our U.S. troops stationed overseas. Protect your kid's healthy smile from cavities, while putting a smile on the face of an American soldier overseas.


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!



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 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.

Around the District

The District Legislative Action Committee (LAC) met October 10 with Jim Westrum, Wayzata Public Schools Executive Director of Business and Finance, as the guest speaker. All candidates for Minnesota House of Representatives seats in districts serving Wayzata Public Schools were invited. Mr. Westrum gave a brief overview of past accomplishments of LAC advocacy, an overview of public education finance in Minnesota and an update on the current financial position of Wayzata Public Schools. This year’s Legislative Platform is scheduled to be finalized at the November LAC meeting and approved at the December 10 School Board meeting. This Platform will guide LAC advocacy at the State Capitol during the 2019 Legislative Session which begins January 8.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Esther Dale, Gleason Lake’s LAC representative or visit the District Committees webpage.

Wayzata High School Theatre presents The Secret Garden at Wayzata High School in Auditorium 1
Performances Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.; Friday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday November 17, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at
Adult $15.00, Senior $12.00, Student/Staff $10.00

Community Education

Check out our addition of Discover Racquetball with Life Time! Find more information here. Grades 3-12, beginners welcome! Register today!

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

Gleason Lake Engineering Club 
Art Sampler - starts Oct 29
Canvas Fun: Winter Night with Reindeer
Grandmasters of Chess - next session starts Nov 29

Destination Imagination registration is open until Nov 7! 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 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
Monday, December 3, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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