November 1, 2018

       An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship

In This Issue
WANTED: District Seeks Project Team Members-School Start/End Times Study
PSI Grade 5 Student Leadership Team - STEP Food Drive November 5-19
PTO:  Online Scholastic Book Fair - Orders Accepted Online until Nov. 7th
SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
District Seeks Project Team Members 
Start/End Times Study -  
Applications due Nov. 9th                            
St. Louis Park Public Schools is seeking project team members for a school start/end times study during the fall and winter of 2018-19.  
The purpose of the study is to determine the optimal schedule to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-12 students.  
This work will include recommendations for bus routes and pick-up/drop-off times for all students and will consider the school day as well as before-school and after-school activities and childcare.

  • Seeking 15-20 Project Team Members with multiple perspectives
  • Meetings scheduled on November 19, December 17, February 4, and March 4
  • Meeting time is 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Location to be determined.
  • Public input opportunities in December and March
  • School Board anticipated action by March 25, 2019
CLICK HERE to apply online.  Applications due by November 9th. 
CLICK HERE  for more detailed information about the School Start/End Times Project Team. 
Math & Science Connection     
Beginning Edition   

Parents can help their child(ren) understand-and enjoy math & science. For instance, at school, your youngster is learning early algebra skills. With these ideas, he/she will enjoy playing with algebra after school, too. Working with patterns of objects will help your child see patterns in numbers-a basic principle of algebra.
Click HERE to link to this week's Math & Science BEGINNING edition.
Grade 5 Student Leadership Team          
STEP Food Drive - November 5-19                              
The 5th grade Student Leadership Team is organizing a Food Drive for STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program).  Donation boxes will be available in each classroom. STEP is in need of everyday non-perishable food and household items. Click HERE to see a list of requested items. Kindly, check expiration dates on non-perishable food items before sending in your donations.
T op requested item donations:

Cereal Canned meats/fish Quinoa
Spices Condiments
Your favorite meal ingredients Dried beans or lentils Whole wheat pasta Pasta sauce
Toilet paper Toothbrushes and toothpaste

We are also looking for volunteers to transport the donations to STEP on Tuesday, November 20th. If your are able to help, please contact Julie Harris at
 STEP has been empowering lives and restoring hope in St. Louis Park since 1975. Our work is a collaboration of staff, volunteers, board members, donors and community partners. 
Grades 2-5 Kids Voting Project     
Tuesday, November 6   
It's not too late!  Three more volunteers are still needed for the Kids Voting project at PSI.  
C lick HERE to sign up to volunteer!   
Kids Voting St. Louis Park is dedicated to educating Minnesota youth about the rights, responsibilities, and mechanics in participating in American democracy! 
Click HERE for more information about Kids Voting.
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:     
PTOLeerAton NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Leer-A-Tón Turn In Time Sheets & Donations
THANK YOU to all the families who participated in the Chipotle fundraiser last month. Together we raised more than $400!  
Also, thank you to those who came out for the Literacy Event: Author Night, the Scholastic Book Fair, the Amity story time readings and the Obstacle Course. What a fun week celebrating literacy! And, what a great community we have at PSI!
Leer-a-tón ended on Tuesday, 10/30. Please help your child tally up their reading minutes. They should turn in their time card and donations to their teacher by next Friday, November 9th. Prizes and the basketball shoot-out contest will be announced in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for your support of the Amity Intern Program!
MathNight NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Volunteers Needed for Math Night! 
We are looking for a number of volunteers to help run PSI's annual carnival of math stations, including: brain teasers, challenges, contests, giant Connect 4, giant checkers, and more.
Working at a math station is easy and fun! Volunteers may work in shifts, or run a game for the entire night. Consider signing up to work with your child for a shift, and then enjoy playing the other part of the night!
Sign up to volunteer HERE   .
BookFair NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Online Scholastic Book Fair 
Thanks to all who were able to attend the Scholastic book fair!
For anyone who missed it and would still like to purchase books, or would like to purchase a book as a gift for their child, the Scholastic Book Fair continues online until November 7th. All orders will ship directly to PSI for free, so please click HERE to shop online today!
If you prefer that the books not be delivered to your child in their classroom, please leave your phone number in the "Note to Recipient" section so that we can contact you to come pick up your purchase  
PTOLeerAton NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Grade 5 Baby/Toddler Photos for Yearbook! 
5th grade families... a final reminder to submit your 5th grader's baby or toddler photo no later than Friday, November 2nd (TOMORROW!).
Please either submit a hard copy photo in an envelope (labeled 'Yearbook', along with your child's name & teacher), OR, send a high resolution jpeg digital photo by email to:  
Watch for yearbook order forms in the months to come. Please note, yearbooks are distributed the last week of school. 
AmityBios NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Welcome Amity Interns! 
Last but certainly not least, meet Irene Muñoz, and María Montaña! Learn a bit about these fabulous two interns and be sure to say hi when you see them at PSI!  
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...
The Amity Intern Program at PSI is completely supported by PTO!
We would not have these wonderful young people modeling and sharing their language and culture with us without your support.  THANK YOU for supporting our school community!