A little plug for the baseball team. Mr. Shaughnessy, 5th grade teacher and good friend, is head coach of the baseball team and they have a really good fundraiser going on, something you will use and worth the money. They are selling softwater salt, $6 and $7 a bag, no limit farmers :)
They are also selling Dutchmen clothing, some advertises baseball but most of it uses a generic "Dutchmen" logo, which is awesome for everyone, not just baseball fans. If you would like to place an order I can forward any messages to him and take care of it!
Below is a map of the MN Zoo if you'd like to get a head start planning your groups route. The weather is shaping up to be very nice, fingers crossed there is no precipitation! What I have found works the best is to conquer the indoor stuff first (tropics trail, aquarium and the Minn. trail). Those are the biggest bang for your buck items. If your group is able to make their way through all those items in a timely fashion they will definitely have time to hit the larger outdoor exhibits (Russian Coast and Northern Trail). Once again, we do the Russian exhibit first because it is closest to the buses and if time is short you can always run back quick!
I will send home an itinerary the night before the zoo and let you know of any special events (bird shows, feedings..etc) that you can try and schedule if your group chooses!
MN Zoo Official website & Calendar click here
Boys Basketball goes to State!
Congratulations to the Melrose Boys Basketball team for earning their way to the State Basketball Tournament. The boys beat Eden Valley-Watkins on Friday night in a thriller and now play Wednesday at 8:00 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
There will be a pep fest at 2:25 on Tuesday afternoon in the gym if any parents or community members would like to attend. Please remember, school will also be 2 hours late Thursday due to the late game on Wednesday evening.
There will also be a fan bus/es going to the game. Charge is $9, contact Jonathan Ruoff in the High School Office if you'd like tickets or to sign up for the bus.
St. Cloud Times article with seeding information, click here
Ms. Meyer is once again going to try and Revved About Reading program. It really is a great way for your child to earn enough points for some free books along with raising money for a really good cause, our library! 80% of the money raised is donated back to the library for new books, as well as your child earning free books for every $7 they raise.
Letters and award packets went home today with your child. If you'd like to look at a color copy or misplaced yours please click the following link: Revved About Reading Reward Catalog