HELLO
CHISAGO LAKES COMMUNITY ED UPDATE
I hope this email finds you well. We want to check in and let you know personally of our program updates in Community Ed.

 We appreciate your continued patience and support and we miss seeing all of your smiling faces and look forward to welcoming you back into our schools!

If you have questions, please call 651-213-2600 and leave a voicemail or email clcommed@isd2144.org.
 
For more information about our district’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.isd2144.org/covid-19 .
EARLY CHILDHOOD
LITTLE WILDCATS PRESCHOOL, READY FOR KINDERGARTEN, ECFE CLASSES
On behalf of our Early Childhood staff, I want to say thank you for your patience, understanding and words of encouragement you have shared during this unprecedented time.

As a District we are dedicated to providing early education to our families through the rest of the school year in whatever way it can be delivered. Our staff have used the last week to learn new technology skills and collaborate on the best way to continue providing education and a classroom community to you and your children. We know the most important pieces are the relationships you all have developed.

Starting March 30 - May 4, you will receive weekly email communication from your child’s teacher. This communication will include activities intentionally planned to highlight the importance of learning through play and everyday activities which are tied to Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards. We hope you will enjoy these activities and the ability to stay connected to your child’s teacher and class. I am proud of the hard work and creativity our staff has put in to adjust early learning in new and creative ways. We are committed to keeping and paying our dedicated staff.

I will also be creating a weekly chart of ideas for families to do at home with your young children. This will be emailed out on Mondays.

Connect
We do have a Chisago Lakes Early Childhood Parents Facebook page if anyone is interested in joining. Please send a request and we will approve you. Some of the Early Childhood teachers have already been posting tips and ideas there as well.

Little Wildcats Preschool
  • March 2020 tuition payments will be a prorated refund to your account
  • If your child attends Tuesday/Thursday, you will receive a $78 refund
  • If your child attends MWF, you will receive a $117 refund
  • If your child attends Monday through Friday, you will receive a $195 refund
  • No charge for April 2020 tuition
  • The Distance Learning model will be in place until Tuesday, May 4th, 2020. Based on current State guidance, this would mean that students will return to school on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. Please keep in mind, this is subject to change as our educational response to COVID-19 continues to be fluid.

ECFE & Ready For Kindergarten Classes
  • We will be providing Chisago Lakes Community Education vouchers or refunds for March 2020 ECFE and Ready For Kindergarten class that have already been collected. A voucher is like a credit on your account to use towards another ECFE class or Community Education class.
  • Please fill out this refund/voucher form by Friday, April 3 at 12:00 pm. This will let us know how to proceed with your account. If we do not receive a completed form, we will create a voucher for you.
  • Onsite ECFE and Ready For Kindergarten classes will be canceled through the end of the year. No further tuition will be charged.
  • Ms. Cinnamin has set up a ClassDojo to support parents and families
  • Ms. Stephanie will continue to provide activities for families through her See Saw classroom

Parent Activities
Please view this parent letter to check out ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, and Reading IQ. The three sites are offering free subscriptions to families with links to the sites and a redemption code.

Reminder - 20 minutes per day is an appropriate amount of time to spend on preschool skills

We are wishing you peace, rest, and play. Remember, YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher; you always have been! 

Early Childhood Screening
The March 19th and April 23rd screenings have been postponed. We are working on adding more dates. Those effected, we will reach out and get you rescheduled.

2020-2021 School Year
We are still accepting next school year enrollments. Our programs fill fast, enroll online now!

Questions
Feel free to contact Carmen via email or phone if you have questions or concerns. We are all doing our best to be present for you and your children and families.
EVENTS
FUN HAD BY ALL!
Mystery Trip - Cancelled

SeaQuest - Postponed - We will notify you when we have a new date

Spring Make It & Take It - Cancelled

DayTrippers Theatre Show - Cancelled

B o oks Across the Parks - Rescheduled to May of 2021
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
GED, ESL, BASIC SKILLS, JOB SKILLS 
Online learning is still available for adults wishing to study for their GED or Accuplacer tests for basic reading, writing, and math skills brush-up, or for computer skills. Please contact Julie to start today!

Questions
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Julie at juliehawkinson@isd2144.org or call/text 612-875-5095.
STAFF
WHAT ARE WE UP TO?
Community Ed. staff are currently helping out with providing childcare for essential workers, offering distance learning opportunities for our young learners, or working remotely.

Office staff are working remotely until April 10th, we are checking our email and voicemails regularly. Please don't hesitate to contact us at anytime.
YOUTH & ADULT PROGRAMS
AFTER SCHOOL & EVENING CLASSES
All classes and activities have been cancelled through May 3rd. If a class or session extends beyond May 3, the entire class/session has been cancelled and accounts will be credited accordingly. At this time, we are working on effected accounts for the class or session that was cancelled.

Daddy/Daughter Valentine's Dance Photos
All Daddy/Daughter photos are in the mail. If you don't receive yours by next Friday, April 10th, please reach out to us and let us know.

Summer Classes
The summer catalog has been delayed and summer enrollment will begin on May 1st. This catalog will include classes occurring in the months of June through August.
To check them out and to enroll, go here .

Questions
If you have any questions in regards to youth and adult programs, don't hesitate to contact Stephanie at sgroff@isd2144.org .
KIDS CLUB
CHILDCARE FOR AGES 4-GRADE 5
Kids Club is busy, busy, busy! We are currently providing care for our essential workers. If you need care for your child (age 4-grade 5) and you are an essential worker, please go here and scroll down t o " 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Care " and select the school. Follow the prompts from there. Transportation is provided, to receive this, call the bus garage at 651-213-2020.

2019-2020 School Year
If you are currently enrolled in our school year program, we are providing refunds to those that were scheduled for care from March 16-31.

2020-2021 School Year & 2020 Summer Programs
We are still accepting next school year and summer enrollments. Given the fluidity of our summer program, we can only accept so many children. Our programs fill fast, be sure to secure your care today! Enroll online now!
2020 Summer Registration Fee Deadline: May 11, 2020
2020-2021 School Year Fee Deadline: August 1, 2020

Questions
If you have any Kids Club questions, don't hesitate to contact Michelle at mdietz@isd2144.org.
WILDCAT COMMUNITY CENTER
MEMBERSHIPS
The WCC is closed through May 1st.

If you are currently a paying member, we have paused your membership and all auto payments have been cancelled until further notice.

Questions
If you have any questions about your membership, don't hesitate to contact Stephanie at sgroff@isd2144.org.
DRIVER'S ED
CLASSROOM & BEHIND THE WHEEL
Behind The Wheel
All behind the wheel scheduling has been put on hold until social distancing has been lifted.

Classroom
We are accepting enrollments right now for our class in July. Enroll today!

Questions
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Coreen at cagre@isd2144.org.
FOREVER YOUNG
CLUB FOR OLDER, ACTIVE ADULTS
All events and activities have been cancelled through May 3rd. We are working on more dates, go here to see the latest.

Connect
Join our email group to stay connected! We're checking in with each other and sharing ideas, just send Betsy an email and she'll add you to the group!

Questions
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Betsy at basandgren@isd2144.org.