November 8, 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 donations until November 19th
SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
District Seeks Project Team Members 
Start/End Times Study -  
Applications due by TOMORROW, November 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. 
Lunchroom Volunteers Needed      
No Experience Necessary!    

We need your help!  Ideally, we'd love to have 3 volunteers each school day assisting in the lunchroom.   
No experience needed!  Assist staff in helping make the lunchroom run smoothly.  Get on the C.A.S.E.!
C    = Cruise the room
A    = Assist students when they raise their hands
S    = Sanitize the tables
E    = Enjoy and have fun! 
Click HERE to sign-up electronically.  If you can't stay for the entire time, come as you are able.  We also love 'drop-in' help.   
Lunchroom volunteers come first to the PSI main office, sign in, get a name tag and are then directed down to the lower level to the cafeteria.
¡Muchísimas Gracias!    
Math & Science Connection     
Intermediate Edition   

Since math is orderly, children can solve the same problem using different strategies- and still come up with the right answer. Children will see that math and science are integrated - and are part of their daily lives.
Click HERE for this week's Math & Science INTERMEDIATE edition.
Grade 5 Student Leadership Team          
STEP Food Drive - November 5-19                              
The fifth grade Student Leadership Team is collecting Food Drive donations for STEP November 5 through November 9 (TOMORROW).  
Please click HERE to see a list of requested items. Kindly, check expiration dates on non-perishable food items before sending in your donations.
Top 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. 
Children First Newsletter       
Fall 2018 Edition    
Children First engages adults in St. Louis Park to actively participate in the growth of all our youth.
Click HERE for the Fall 2018 Children First newsletter.    
Children First logo  
PTOLeerAton NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Leer-A-Tón Turn In Time Sheets & Donations
Reading Time Sheets (minutes read) and Donations are due TOMORROW, 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-Nov. 13! 
We are still looking for 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 with your child or another parent (grandparent?) for a shift, and then enjoy playing the other part of the night!
Sign up to volunteer HERE   .
DIRECTORY NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
PSI PTO Directory 
Please check your child(ren)'s backpacks for the family specific yellow PSI directory form. If any changes need to be made to the information provided, clearly mark the edits and return the form to your child's teacher by Monday, November 12.
PTO will provide ONE free directory for each family. Additional copies may be purchase d.
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...
Regarding Emergency Closing Information:
St. Louis Park Public Schools will do their best to make a decision about a late start or school closing by 5:30 a.m.; early dismissal and decisions regarding afterschool and evening athletics, events and activities will be made by 2 p.m.

Click HERE for more information from the SLP District website.