September 27, 2018

       An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship

In This Issue
Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 4th and Oct. 5th
Wooddale Ave Bridge Improvements - City of St. Louis Park
SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
Home & School Connection    
Tips for Families   

When you think of parent involvement, do you picture parents volunteering in classrooms? That's one way to help-but research shows that supporting your child's education at home is even more important.
Click HERE to link to this week's Home & School Connection! 
Grades 3-5 Student Leadership Team        
Applications Deadline - October 1st                         
Please note, applications for the Grade 3-5 Student Leadership Team was sent home in backpacks last  Friday, September 24, 2018.
Applications are due by October 1st. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences     
Electronic Sign-Up Opened 9-17-18       

Click HERE to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 4 (4:00-8:00 pm) and October 5 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm).
If for any reason you have difficulty accessing the internet, or SIGN UP GENIUS, contact your child's teacher directly and they will assist you with signing up for a time slot that works for your family .
Kids Voting USA        
Grades 2-8 Vote on November 6th                            
Kids Voting-St. Louis Park is dedicated to educating Minnesota youth about the rights, responsibilities and mechanics of participating in American democracy.
According to research, communities that participate in Kids Voting projects have increased overall voter turnout. 
What Parents and Guardians can do:
  • Talk to your student about the importance of voting
  • Talk to your student about the candidates and what issues they support
  • Watch Candidate Forums
  • Read candidate information in the Sun Sailor, Star Tribune or MPR
  • Attend the Representative 46A and 46B Candidate Forum October 9, 2018, or watch them on Park TV-Channel 17
  • Click HERE to sign up to volunteer to help the kids at PSI on election day. 
Click HERE for more information.
Kids Voting St. Louis Park is supported by the St. Louis Park Public Schools, St. Louis Park City Council, the League of Women Voters St. Louis Park, Minnesota Civic Youth, and other community leaders.  If you have questions, you may email Eilseen Knisely at:     
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Room Parents Needed! 
We're looking for room parent volunteers!

Each classroom needs 1-3 room parents to help throughout the year with the following:
  • Act as a liaison between the teacher and parents in your child's classroom. This includes sending out occasional communications and requesting volunteers for field trips and classroom parties.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate 3-4 classroom parties per year with the help and direction of your child's teacher. We use Sign Up Genius to coordinate all supplies and volunteers. This year's planned party dates are:
      Fall: 10/26
      Winter: 12/21
      Spring: 3/28
  • Email PTO communications to families approximately once a month.
If interested, please email Frances Bressman Egan at with your name and your child's teacher's name.
Thanks so much for supporting our kids!
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PSI PTO: Your Help Needed       
Fall Conference Meals Sign-Up                         

Fall conferences are coming up soon ( October 4th and 5th)! Help show our amazing PSI staff how much we appreciate them with a tasty donation. All is appreciated!
Click HERE to link to sign up.
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Mark Your Calendar(s): Important PTO Dates and Information 
We have lots of fun events coming up this school year! Be sure to mark your calendars with important PSI PTO dates and events.  
Click HERE to check out the handy PTO checklist and list of important PTO event dates below.  
Thank you for all of your support!  
St. Louis Park Community Education
Your Lifelong Learning Starts Here!
The mission of St. Louis Park Community Education is to enhance the quality of life through lifelong learning and empowerment of people.

St. Louis Park Community Education is a department of St. Louis Park Public Schools. We support lifelong learning at every level, with programs for infants through senior citizens.

Programs offered include:  Birth-Five, Childcare, Youth, Adult, and Senior programming.

Click HERE for more information/how to register for SLP Community Education classes. 

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Did You Know...
Parent/Teacher conferences are coming quickly on Thursday, October 4 (4:00 - 8:00 pm), and on Friday, October 5 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)!  Please note, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 5 due to conferences.

  If for any reason you are having difficulty signing up through SIGN UP GENIUS, simply contact your child's teacher(s) and they can assist you in finding a time slot that works for your family.