December 20, 2018

 
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SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
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Volunteers NEEDED - Lunchroom        
No Experience Necessary!          

We need your help!  Ideally, we need 3 volunteers each day assisting staff to help make the cafeteria run smoothly.  No experience needed. Call the school office with questions at: 952-928-6759. 
 
Click HERE to sign-up electronically (Please note, the sign-up is open and is ready to have you sign up for dates after winter break!).  If you can't stay for the entire time, come as you are able.  We also love 'drop-in' help.    
 
¡Muchísimas Gracias!    
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The Sheridan Story                
FREE Bags of Food Available Over Winter Break!       
 
While supplies last, FREE bags of food (similar to what is distributed from school on Fridays from Sheridan Story for weekend meals), will be available at Twin City YMCA branches during winter break (December 27th through January 6th).
 
Simply go to the front desk at the YMCA, and ask for a Sheridan Bag of Food.  You do NOT need to be a member of the YMCA.  You also do NOT need to provide any contact information or meet any criteria to participate in this program.
 
To find a location convenient to you, go to: www.thesheridanstory.org/break  
 
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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.
Kinder                                                          
Ready for Kindergarten?                
Information for the Class of 2032       
 
If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019, we are excited to welcome the Class of 2032 to Kindergarten in the fall of 2019!  
 
The District recently printed and mailed a new 16-page Kindergarten Guide full of information for families who will have a kindergartener next fall. The information in the Guide is also available online on the school district website. To view and/or download the guide, please click HERE.  
 
   
Click HERE to view/download the School Board PSI Admission Policy (#545) 
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School Lunch Accounts       
Donations Gratefully Accepted         

Many public school districts are accepting donations to help families who have negative lunch account balances. Many families in the St. Louis Park Public School District struggle with this same problem.
 
Donations can be sent to the St. Louis Park Public Schools Nutrition Office, 6425 West 33rd Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.  Click HERE for more information.
 
If you have any questions you may contact Jodie Woelffer in the Nutrition Office at 952-928-6146 or woelffer.jodie@slpschools.org.
 
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From PTO...             
17th Annual Imagination & Inventors' Fair     
 
Mark your calendar... the 17th annual Imagination & Inventors' Fair is on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.   
 
Winter break is a perfect time to work with your student on an artistic, imagination, or science exploration project for the 2019 Fair!
 
Click HERE to register online by Friday, December 28thHard copy registration forms will be accepted through TOMORROW, Friday, December 21st.
 
For more information and project ideas, visit the PSI Imagination & Inventors' Fair  on the PTO website at:  www.psiparents.com
 
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From PTO...
Make Your Generosity Go Further! 
 
PSI Parents (PTO) is now registered with the PayPal Giving Fund. Because we are a registered 501(c)(3), we are able to process your generous donations without incurring any fees! Better yet, PayPal is contributing an additional 1% to all donations processed through the Giving Fund pages until December 31st.
 
To donate, find the "Give to PSI" donation tab, then clicking on DONATE at: www.PSIparents.com or visit: www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1356824  
 
 
Thanks for your kind consideration.
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From PTO...             
Directories Are Coming December 21st!      
 
Please check your child's backpack for the PSI PTO directory tomorrow, December 21st. There is one provided per family.  Watch for your copy in your youngest child's backpack.
 
In an effort to simplify the process, cut costs and align with other SLP schools, we have changed the format this year. Next year, we are hoping to eliminate paper entirely and transition to a secure, online format. If you'd like to help coordinate that effort, please email psivolunteers@gmail.com .
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From PTO...
Last Call for Lost & Found
 
Last call for Lost & Found items.
 
Be sure to stop by the Lost & Found today, or tomorrow (December 21) before winter break.   
 
A parent volunteer will collect any items  not claimed for donation to STEP
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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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Links and Videos
Did You Know...
 
Winter break is December 24, 2018 through January 4, 2019.  We look forward to seeing you 'next year' on Monday, January 7, 2019!