October 25, 2018

       An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship

In This Issue
SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
Home & School Connection     
Tips for Families  

Making homework an important part of life at home will show your youngster that her education matters. Letting her work independently will also send the message that you believe in her.
Click HERE to link to this week's Home & School Connection!
Kids Voting USA - 5 Volunteers Needed         
Grades 2-8 Vote on November 6th                            
We need your help!  Five (5) more volunteers are 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: eilgeo@comcast.net.     
Building Access/Door Schedules   
PSI & Central Community Center 
Please note the following office hours when someone is available to 'buzz' you in to the building:  
Door #1
PSI's office hours are 7:45 am - 4:00 pm.
Door #1 
Central Community Center's office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.   
Prior to the times above, and after 4:30 pm, families may enter the building through the east door (door #21) by the Kids Place office. 
Door #21 
Kids Place office hours are 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Both Door #1 and Door #21 are unlocked for community events after 6:00 pm.  
LiteracyNightPhotos NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Literacy Night Photos - Author, John Coy
The recent PSI Literacy Night was a great success!
Click HERE to view a few photos from this fun event. 
BookFair NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Scholastic Book Fair - October 25                           

TODAY, October 25 is the LAST DAY for the PTO-sponsored Scholastic Book Fair, open from 3:00 - 8:00 pm!
Don't miss the last day to help support our school fundraiser as well as providing updated, enriching books to our kids and for their classrooms!
PTObabyphoto NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Reminder 5th Graders Baby Photo for Yearbook 
5th grade families,
Please submit your child's baby/ toddler photo for this year's yearbook. Send either a hard copy photo to the office or your child's classroom (labeled on the back with your child's name and teacher, in an envelope marked "Yearbook") or a high resolution jpeg image to PSIyearbook@gmail.com , with your child's name and teacher in the subject line.
All submissions due no later than Friday, November 2, 2018.
leeraton NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Leer-A-Tón - 5 More Days to Track Minutes!                            

Five days left to track minutes read!   
Please continue to encourage your children to read, log their time and raise funds to support the Amity Intern Program! Leer-A-Tón information went home in backpacks October 11th. 
This year's rewards are a Staff vs Students Basketball shootout contest, an Ice Cream party and passes to the Science Museum!
Ready, set... READ!!
Amity  NEW PTO Logo 2016-17              
Welcome 2018-19 Amity Interns!   
Introducing Paula and Crístian, two of our fantastic interns for the 2018-2019 school year. Take a moment to learn more about these two and then make sure to say hi at the next PSI event!
Look for more amity introductions in upcoming editions of La Prensa!
boxtops NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Fall Deadline for Box Tops for Education                            
The fall Box Tops for Education submission deadline is November 1st!
Please turn in any Box Tops you've collected to your child's teacher, or the PSI main office.
Consider asking family and friends to collect box tops for PSI as well!  It's amazing how quickly the points add up and benefit our students!
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. 

Links and Videos
Did You Know...
According to research, communities that participate in Kids Voting projects have increased voter turnout by three to five percent?  And, among voters ages 18-24, the turnout has increased up to 14%