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Great Expectations School News - May 6, 2022

May 06, 2022 09:11PM ● By Editor
May 6, 2022

Happy May, Families!

This week's newsletter is mostly pictures, as well as the Dates & Events section.  One date you don't want to miss is the annual GES Plant Sale!  There will be plenty of Glacier Tomatoes, which should do well if our summer is cool and short, as expected.  This year, we are happy to bring back the pancake breakfast, so families can connect and socialize before, or after, plant shopping!  There will be no sign ups for shopping this year, but there is a sign up to help with both of these events.  Please sign up!  It's a fun way to get to know other families!  Sign up HERE.

Important Dates & Events

  • MAP TESTING WINDOW - 5/9-5/20 Grades 3-8
  • GES ANNUAL PLANT SALE! - Saturday, 5/21 8:00-1:00 & PANCAKE BREAKFAST - 8:00-10:30
  • K-2 TO CHIK WAUK - 5/26
  • STEP UP DAY! - 5/27 Students spend part of the afternoon in next year's classroom
  • NO SCHOOL - Monday, 5/30 Memorial Day
  • BEACH DAY! - 5/31 (alternate day 6/1)
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Friday, 6/3
  • BIKE RODEO - Thursday, 5/12 - Details HERE
  • SUMMER BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM - (aka Snacks and Packs). Families can sign up by returning the paper form to the Community Center, or by scanning the QR code on the form and signing up online.  SIGN UP
  • SUPERIOR EDGE:  GET THE EDGE THIS SUMMER! - Summer Training Camp - Information HERE

In the Classrooms:

The Lynx surprised Rachael by decorating her office for School Administrator's Day on Monday.

The highlight of the week for the Lynx class was a day at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth, where they took water samples and discovered what was in the creek!

The Otters class enjoyed their annual multi-day trip to Wolf Ridge where they learned about nature and the environment, practiced trust building, and challenged themselves physically!

Am I an Otter, or a Beaver?

And here they are, enjoying the incredible view at Wolf Ridge!

Public Health Update

PHHS Testing: May 11 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: May 18 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: May 25 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: June 1 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
As always, please call the office if you have any questions on school-related items.  We are happy to assist you!
Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here