Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cherie Altman

I have been teaching at Phalen Lake since 1998 in grades 5 and 6. I love working with students this age as they celebrate their final year in elementary school. I am a proud mother of 3 teenagers/young adults. I enjoy hanging out in or near any body of water, reading as often as possible, and watching Marvel movies. 
I can be reached at

Our Daily Schedule

  • 7:35   Breakfast and Read-a-Loud

    7:50   Enrichment Classes

    8:45   Morning Meeting

    9:00   Reader's Workshop

    10:15 Writer's Workshop / Social Studies

    11:10 Language Skills

    11:25 Math 

    12:05 Recess

    12:25 Lunch

    12:55 Math 

    1:50   Dismissal

    *Library on Wednesdays

    *STEM, counseling, and Hmong performing arts on Fridays.