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 Notes From the Kitchen


 Breakfast Served Daily at Cedar Island


The cost of breakfast is $1.55 for students, but remember, ALL Kindergarten students may eat for FREE!!!


May Breakfast Menu


May 28-June 6, 2019 Lunch Menu

Now Offering SECONDS to Grades 4 & 5!!

Does your child have a favorite lunch he/she wants MORE of? Students in GRADES 4 & 5 have the option to purchase “seconds” on the main entrée. The cost is an additional $1.75. ***Students MUST HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN THEIR ACCOUNT in order to get seconds*** Please discuss this option w/ your child, so they know it’s “okay” to take seconds!


Bottled Water Available for $.50

Small bottles of water are available for purchase at lunch for $.50.





If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Cedar Island Kitchen at 763-315-7676.

Parent Dining

Cedar Island welcomes visitors to have lunch with their student

Lunch Menu

Guests are asked to:

  1. Make reservations with the office by 10:00 in the morning. 763-425-5855
  2. Come to the office to register, pick up a visitor badge and pay for your lunch in the office $3.75 adults, $3.00 preschool & $.50 for an extra milk
    Please bring in the exact amount. We usually do not have change. We are unable to process payments for your lunch from your child’s lunch account.
  3. Walk down to the café to meet your student


Lunch times are 20 minutes long and at the following times:

4 Star                             12:25

Kindergarten                  12:15

1st  grade                        1:05        

2nd grade                       12:35

3rd  grade                       11:55

4th grade                        12:55

5th grade                         11:45



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What can be done if teachers and parents have concerns about a child’s learning, speaking, listening, behavior, organization, or motor skills?

  • Parents and teachers talk about concerns.
  • Two classroom interventions will be designed to help the child be successful.
  • If these intervention plans are not successful, then a referral may be made to the Child Study Team.

Who is on the Child Study Team?

The Child Study Team consists of the building principal and special education personnel who meet weekly to discuss students who are having difficulty in school for a variety of reasons. See list below.

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What happens at the first Child Study Team meeting?

An initial referral meeting is scheduled where the classroom teacher and parents review and discuss their concerns. At this meeting it is decided if a formal assessment is necessary to determine the need for special education services or if other interventions are needed. If the decision is made for a formal educational assessment then the Child Study Team decides which areas need to be assessed and who will conduct the assessment. For this assessment to take place, the parent/guardian must give written permission. The Child Study Team has 30 school days to complete the assessment process.

What happens after the assessment?

The Child Study Team will schedule a meeting to review assessment results to determine if the student meets Federal and State criteria for special education services. Members of the assessment team will share the results verbally and in a written report with the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and classroom teacher. Information gathered during the assessment will be used by the team to make recommendations for enhancing the student’s success in the classroom.

What if my child qualifies for special education?

Parent(s)/guardian(s), classroom teacher, and special education staff will meet to write an Individual Education Program. This IEP details the goals and objectives that will be used to meet the child’s assessed needs. A parent’s permission is necessary to initiate special education services.

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Questions Commonly Asked By Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Q: How will my child feel about special education assessment or service?

A: It has been our experience that students like to go to the resource room. They like the rewards and success they experience in individual or small group settings. Many children leave their classrooms for a variety of reasons throughout the school day.

Q: What are typical classroom adaptations that can help my child?

A: The following is a list of commonly used classroom adaptations for a variety of needs:

  • Extended time to complete assignments
  • Extended time for tests
  • Preferential seating
  • Tests read aloud
  • Responses recorded for the student
  • Token reinforcement system in the classroom
  • Use of a calculator when appropriate
  • Shortened assignments (quality is stressed, not quantity)

Q: If my child receives special education, what will be missed if he/she leaves the classroom?

A: What the student misses from the classroom is determined on an individual basis by the IEP team. If a certain subject area is a very positive experience, we try not to pull the student during that time. If the total reading or math program is provided in the special education resource room, we serve the student during their classroom reading or math time.

Q: Can you predict how long my child will be in special education?

A: It is not possible to predict how long a child will need special education services. What we do know is that most children need some direct instruction to increase their skills. They need to learn how to compensate for their disability and capitalize on their strengths. If needed, special education service is available through high school. Students who receive special education are re-evaluated every three years to determine if there is continuing need for service.

Q: Can my child be “cured?”

A: If a child is diagnosed with a disability, it is not something that can be “cured.” Students can become very successful if they acquire the skills they need, capitalize on their strengths, and advocate for themselves to get necessary adaptations.

When given instruction, children with speech disorders are often able to correct their errors and be dismissed from service.

For more information about various areas of disability, see the Child Study Team’s library of resources in room 33.

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Cedar Island Child Study Team

School Psychologist: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Disability areas include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Cognitive Disability
  • Deaf/Blind
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Early Childhood Special Education (3-6)
  • Emotional or Behavioral Disorder
  • Other Health Disability
  • Physically Impaired
  • Severely Multiply Impaired
  • Speech/Language Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visually Impaired

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SUPPLY LIST 2010-2011


$20.00 donation for student supplies

Teachers will be purchasing supplies such as crayons, scissors, markers, pencils, water paints, glue, glue sticks, a 3-ring binder, notebooks, stickers, etc. You may bring this money to Open House.

Checks made payable to Cedar Island Elementary

Additional Donations:

Last names A – H: Bring one large box of Kleenex

Last names I - N: Bring Clorox Wipes

Last names O – T: Bring one bottle of hand sanitizer

Last names U – Z: Bring one small box of Band-Aids

Large School Bag/Backpack (no roller bags)

Please label with your child’s name using permanent marker.

Tennis shoes for gym (tie or Velcro)

Tennis shoes are required on Phy Ed days. These can stay

in your child’s backpack or be worn daily.

Headphones $5.00 (available for purchase at Open House)

Please label starred items:

* Backpack (No wheeled backpacks please)
* Paint shirt (sleeves cut to wrist length)

* Tennis shoes
* 2 pkgs. of 12 yellow #2 pencils - please sharpen
* 5” Pointed Fiskars scissors
* Crayons – 24 Crayola Crayons (2 boxes)
* 3 bottles Elmer’s White School Glue (4 oz size, no gel)
* Med Eraser Pink beveled
* 12 Full length Crayola Colored Pencils
* 8 ct Crayola Washable markers Classic Color Conical Tip
(2 boxes)
* 8 ct Crayola Washable Watercolors with brush

* 3 Black expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker Chiseled Tip

* 2 Spiral notebook 1 sub WM 70ct (no perforation)
* 2 Heavy Paper 2-pocket folder (without clasps) any color

* Clorox wipes

* Kleenex tissues – 2 boxes

* Headphones $5.00 (available for purchase at Open House)


Tennis shoes

Backpack – No wheeled backpacks, please.

Paint shirt (sleeves cut to elbow length)

24 pencils – plain yellow #2 only (do not label)

2 pencils with red lead for correcting

1 pair Scissors (Fiskar's 7” pointed)

2 boxes of 24 count crayons

2 bottles Elmer’s White School Glue (4 oz.) (No Gel)

4 white glue sticks

1 Expo 2 (only) wide-tip white board marker – Low odor

1 Watercolor paint set (Crayola or Prang) (only 8 cup set)

2 Spiral note books (wide-lined)

7 plain bottom-pocket folders (3-green, 2-red, 1-yellow, 1-blue)

1 box of 12-count colored pencils

1 box of 8 ct. Crayola Washable markers-Classic colors, conical tip

1 - pink beveled eraser (Pink Pearl or other good quality)

1 pkg. pencil-topper erasers

1 large box Kleenex or Puffs tissues

Clorox wipes

Headphones $5.00 (available for purchase at Open House)


Backpack (no wheels)

12 Sharpened Pencils – #2

Pencil sharpener with lid

Glue Stick

Washable white school glue - small bottle

2 white board markers low odor

7’ Fiskars Scissors Pointed

12” Ruler standard/metric

Washable Markers – 8 count

Watercolor Paints - 8 ct. Crayola Washable with brush

4 pocket folders w/o clasps

200ct Wide Rule Filler Paper

2 Spiral Notebooks – wide rule - 70 ct.

8 ct. full-length Crayola Colored Pencils – Sharpened

Black medium pt. felt tip marker

Red pen – med. Point

Eraser Caps (12 ct. latex free)

Clorox Disinfectant Wipes – fresh scent bleach-free, 75 ct or
Felt eraser for Marker Board more

Hand Sanitizer


48 ct. Crayola Crayons

125 ct. Kleenex Facial Tissue

$5.00 donation for student planner

Headphones $5.00 (available for purchase at Open House)


Gr. 1 - Orange Heavy Paper 2-pocket folder (without clasps)

Gr. 2 & 3 - 1 pocket folder – any color

School Info

Cedar Island Elementary
6777 Hemlock Lane
Maple Grove MN 55369

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-425-5855, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Dan Wald