School

Wed
22
Jul

Books with Boone scavenger hunt


Just as Dewey the cat was delivered in the dropbox, Carter Ertel, Lisa and Boone, Danica Hageman, Kenyon Kingsbury, Ben Ogram, Larson Melgaard, Allie Ertel, Christina Orgram, Savannah Geyen and Evan Geyen drop their scavenger hunt lists into the dropbox.

Greyhound Boone let a feline friend take the lead this week, as the Books with Boone group read “Dewey – There’s a Cat in the Library!”  The readers then learned about the library in a scavenger hunt, with clues taken from the story, after which they worked on their weekly journals, word searches, read to Boone and found new books for this week’s Read and Redeem program.

Wed
15
Jul

Summer Storytime visits the Arctic


They are shown holding their arctic animals and were given a penguin snack.

Maple Lake Library's Summer Storytime visited the Arctic on Tuesday, July 7.  Guest reader, Peggy Marquette, shared stories, poems, and activities centered around polar bears, penguins, and other arctic animals.  The children shared arctic animals they brought from home with the group and made an arctic animal snow globe picture. 

Wed
15
Jul

“Henry and Mudge” and bingo with Boone


Front row: Allie Ertel, Danica Hageman, Savannah Geyen, Boone the greyhound, Ben Ogram and Landon Marsicek. Back row: Christina Ogram, Evan Geyen, Lisa Perovich, Hans Peterson, Larson Melgaard and Kelyn Marsicek.

The Books with Boone bunch listened to “Henry and Mudge” the story of a boy and his dog, followed by a lively game of Henry and Mudge Bingo. 

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

Wed
15
Jul

Educator, author and photographer Donna Lloyd visits the Library


Kayla Paumen broke out in laughter as author Donna Lloyd taught her and Monica Stokman about bugs from her book series during her visit at the Maple Lake Library on Monday, July 13.

Charley Peterson (middle) learns about shapes while "assembling" a fire truck. His cousin, Samara Peterson (right), and Donna Lloyd's niece, Amber Jude, provide help with encouragement.

Some of the bugs you can learn about in Donna Lloyd’s books.

Andrew Hickman with Lloyd and brother, Austin Hickman. The Hickman boys won firemen hats in the door prize drawing.

Kayla Paumen and Monica Stokman race to find all the letters in Donna Lloyd’s fire safety activity.

 

Educator, author and photographer Donna (Wurm) Lloyd spent Monday afternoon at the Maple Lake Library with 16 young readers ages four to fourteen. 
She conducted a variety of activities about letters, words, sentences and story writing, each tailored to individual abilities.  
Bugs and firefighters, based on books Donna has written to encourage young readers, were the themes of the day. The fun spread from tables to the floor as extra space was found to enjoy learning new things.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
08
Jul

Red, white and blue reigned in Marie’s Library Storytime


These children attended Marie’s storytime on June 30: Isabelle and Gunnar Melgaard, Peytyn and Colten Draeger, Mason Thomas, Ryder Dettwiler, Payton, Lucas and Noah Schwindel, Tessa Dahl, Hazel Jacobson, Carter Ertel, Charlie and Tauren Peterson, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Joey Farniok, Ellie Ogram, Elijah Dorse, Alexandra, Jackson and Evalyn Krauze, Maci Geyen, Rachel and Howard Rasset, Kenna and Kalli Hennen, Ella Lidberg, Emma McAlpine, Izaak Fieldseth, Sophia and Alex Norberg, Aubrey and Clifton Jude.

Red, white and blue reigned in Marie’s Library Storytime on Tuesday, June 30.  Thirty-four children and 16 adults dressed in the American flag colors to celebrate our country’s birthday at the McHugh Building.  The morning started with a fun lesson on zoo animals, which is one of the group of animals the children are learning about this summer at storytime.  They shared many toy zoo animals from home, listened to a story about Curious George at the Zoo, and learned some fun zoo songs that had them moving and sounding like a huge zoo had  entered the building. Then they were given a picture of some zoo animals to color, followed by a group picture and a snack of zoo animal crackers. After the “animal” session, the children were given patriotic visors and pinwheels to wave during our annual “4th of July Parade” down Birch Ave. The storytime children were joined by the Books with Boone children, Lisa and Boone for the parade. This was Boone’s first holiday parade.

Wed
08
Jul

Books with Boone bunch reads about therapy dogs


Pictured above is Carter and Allie Ertel writing in their journals and Danica Hageman reading to Boone. Lisa Perovich and her greyhound, Boone, are at the Maple Lake Library Tuesdays at 9:30, and are always happy to meet new friends. Please join them.

 

The Books with Boone bunch learned about the work of therapy dogs like Boone as they listened to the story of “Ben, The Very Best Furry Friend” by Holly Raus on Tuesday, July 7. They reviewed what they heard in a bean bag tossing game, and took turns reading a library book to Boone, who is a very good listener. 
While waiting for their turns with Boone, the young readers completed a “Ben” word scramble and worked on the journals they’ve been keeping every week.
Wed
01
Jul

School calendar and possible referendum discussed

The Maple Lake School Board convened for a special meeting Tuesday, June 23, to approve a worker’s compensation insurance company for the 2015-2016 school year. Nick Lano of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. attended to present quotes and answer questions. Lano, recommending that the district end its relationship with AmTrust, had received three quotes from Accent Insurance Group, SFM Mutual Insurance Company and Dakota Fire (also known as RAS), which came in with the best terms as well as the lowest quote at $34,981. Lano recommended that the district go with Dakota Truck Underwriters (RAS), an opinion with which the board agreed unanimously. The district will see $2,622 in savings, as the 2014-2015 worker’s comp premium is $37,603.

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

Wed
01
Jul

Marching Band first at Fridley


Daniel Upcraft (Drum Major), Kaitlyn Murphy (Guard Captain) and Brandy Seth (Lt. Drum Major) posing with their first place plaque after the Fridley parade.

 

The Maple Lake Marching Band performed in the Fridley Parade, on June 25th. The band took first place in class A bands. 
Also, on Sunday, June 28th, the band competed in the 31st Annual Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria, MN.  There were a total of 19 bands in various classes.  The Marching Irish finished a respectable fourth place in their class.  
The Marching Band's next performance is in the Annandale 4th of July Parade.
Wed
01
Jul

Join the Library for Books with Boone


Boone and friends listen as Lisa reads during their weekly meeting at the Maple Lake Library. Seated left to right are Evan Geyen, Landon Marsicek, Audrey Lee, Avery Lee, Savannah Geyen, and Larson Melgaard. Join them on Tuesdays at 9:30 at the library for a story and fun activities---and the opportunity to read to Boone!

Boone and friends listen as Lisa reads during their weekly meeting at the Maple Lake Library.  Seated left to right are Evan Geyen, Landon Marsicek, Audrey Lee, Avery Lee, Savannah Geyen, and Larson Melgaard. Join them on Tuesdays at 9:30 at the library for a story and fun activities---and the opportunity to read to Boone!

Wed
01
Jul

“Down on the farm” at the Library’s Summer Storytime


These children attended: Isabelle and Gunnar Melgaard, Hazel Jacobson, Tessa Dahl, Payton, Lucas and Noah Schwindel, Taylor and Claire Lee, Maci Geyen, Kenna Hennen, Emma McAlpine, Ella Lidberg, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Elijah Dorse, Sophia and Alexander Norberg, Aubrey and Clifton Jude, Alexandra, Jackson and Evalyn Krauze, Joey Farniok, Rachel and Howard Rasset, Ryder Dettwiler, Peyton and Colten Draeger, Mason Thomas, Colton Klatt.

Maple lake Library Summer Storytime went “down on the farm” Tuesday, June 23.  31 children and 12 adults enjoyed stories, songs, and rhythm activities about the farm with Farmer Marie.  The children also shared farm toys and stuffed farm animals from home  with the group, which made one big noisy “Old MacDonald had a Farm” song!  Each child then made his/her own farm picture with crayons and stickers, with many adding a big brown mud puddle for the pigs!! They posed for a group picture, holding their farm creations and enjoyed a snack after class.

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

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