Skip to content



The official Grand Opening of our ‘Storybook Trail’… will be over the Halloween Weekend.  Jeni Krause, E.C.F.E. Family Coordinator has already officially cut the orange ribbon for the grand opening of this ‘Storybook Trail!’

The official first story will be placed over our Halloween Weekend… starting on Friday, Oct. 27th thru Tuesday, Oct. 31st.  A very special Spooky Halloween story can be read as you walk the ‘Storybook Trail’ in our Lake of the Woods School Forest.

Preschoolers and young elementary students are invited to follow the trail during the day, or plan a spooky evening walk with your whole family over the weekend.  Bring a flashlight along to help read the pages sign-by-sign; page-by-page.

Jeni Krause will be placing each new story out every odd month; starting on Nov. 1st, 2023.  Jan. 1st will be the next one; and so on.  So, whether you come in boots, skis, or sled.  Or, Fall, Winter or Spring… Please take a picture with your family each time you visit and send to   Thank you!


I want to give a ‘shout-out’ and a huge thank you to the following people who made this storybook trail a permanent family adventure.  





These folks made the wooden sign-posts, placed them on the trail, weed-wacked and mowed another small trail through the woods to complete all 20 pages.  They all finished the trail so the community can enjoy it all throughout the year.

Lake of the Woods School Early Childhood Family Education

What is the difference between School Readiness and ECFE classes?
School Readiness is our weekly school classes for 3-5 year olds. The number of days a week for classes are determined by enrollment numbers, and funds. Each school year schedule can vary depending on these two factors.

ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) classes are offered a couple nights a month in our regular classroom and are generally about an hour and half. These classes are open to all parents and their children ages birth to 5 years old. There is always a parent topic discussed at each class. A couple of examples may be birth order, sibling rivalry, and discipline topics.

Who can attend the ECFE events?
ECFE events are open to all parents and their children ages birth-5 years old. Events are offered many times through the school year. Some examples from this past year are as follows: Fall Spook Walk, Carnival, Swim Night, and Preschool Prom/Sock Hop Dance.

Do we have fundraisers to help benefit our classes?
If our program classes are in need of extra funds we may have parents assist with a fundraiser event. Ideas welcome!


218-634-2510 ext. 1564

Nicole Gate – School Readiness Instructor

Jeni Krause – Parent Educator



  • PROM  - Saturday, April 27th
    • Care Center Walk Through at 6:30
    • Grand March 7:45 School Auditorium ($5.00 admission)
  • Early Childhood Screening April 25th 3:00PM-5:30PM & April 26th 8:00AM-noon.
  • '24-'25 Kindergarten Parent Meeting on Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00PM in Mrs. Massaro's Kindergarten room.