News Bites from Bloomington

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 10:49am.

It’s a busy month across the Twin Cities what with school starting. We found a couple of items of interest in addition to school stuff from around Bloomington that we want to share with you.

Watch your Pooch

Bloomington pet owners are being urged to keep a close eye on their pets, especially cats and small dogs, because of reports of coyote attacks. Don’t leave them outside unattended and, should a coyote approach you or your pet scare it away by yelling, clapping your hands ― anything that makes a lot of noise.

Prevent coyotes from coming on your property by keeping your garbage cans tightly closed and removing any other food sources such as bird feeders. If you must keep your pet outdoors, confine it to a run or a kennel.

Although the attacks have occurred in southwest Bloomington, city officials are urging all residents to use caution.

Bloomington Schools Wish Lists

If you’ve completed your back-to-school shopping your pocketbook is no doubt a whole lot lighter. According to the Star Tribune’s Alejandro Matos, parents, on average, are shelling out “$645 per elementary pupil, $941 for middle school students and $1,402 for high schoolers,” for the supplies needed for the 2015/2016 school year.

One of our schools has requested that students bring in iTunes gift cards. You can find your child’s supply list online here.

If you have some spare time during the day, consider volunteering at a Bloomington School. The district has put out a call for lunchtime volunteers. If you’re interested, call the volunteer coordinator at the school of your choice. You can find the phone numbers here.

By the way, new student orientation is tomorrow (students only, no parents) from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and elementary and middle school open houses are tomorrow evening. Check your child’s school website for times.

Cool New Hockey Store Coming to Town

Bauer Hockey’s Own the Moment retail store is coming to Bloomington in fall, complete with its own half rink. This way, you can try items before buying them. It’s an amazing concept and we can’t wait to view it for ourselves.

Bauer Hockey will be located in the old Hockey Giant location at 758 American Blvd. W.

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