October 11, 2018

       An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship

In This Issue
SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
NEW Kids Place Lost & Found           
Please Check For Missing Items                        
Please note that Kids Place (child care at Central) has added a Lost & Found rack that can be found at the EAST side of the building, at Door #21 (by the cafeteria).
Please also continue to check the PSI Lost & Found whenever possible.  We currently still have quite a few sweatshirts, jackets, and water bottles. 
PLEASE label ALL your child's belongings (clothing, footwear, water bottles, lunch bags, etc.)
so we can return 'found' items to their owner. 
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.
PSI Upstander Day - Wear Orange!            
Wednesday, October 24, 2018                        
October is National Bully Prevention Month.  School Counselor, Anne Moore, has been doing guidance lessons with each class about how to identify bullying behaviors and how to be an Upstander.  An Upstander is someone who stands up for others and stops bullying when it happens.  Upstanders are important to prevent and stop bullying from happening.  More than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the person being bullied (Youth Voice Project).  
Wednesday, October 24th, we will celebrate Upstander/Unity Day!  Students are encouraged to wear orange to show that they will be an Upstander by spreading kindness, acceptance, and inclusion of others.  
For more information on how to talk to you child about bullying, click here.  More information about Upstander/Unity Day can be found here
Kids Voting USA - Volunteers Needed         
Grades 2-8 Vote on November 6th                            
Kids Voting St. Louis Park is looking for volunteers to help students in grades 2-5 at PSI vote on election day.   Click HERE to sign up to volunteer. 
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: eilgeo@comcast.net.     
PTOKindnessinChalk NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
2018 Kindness in Chalk 
PTO is thrilled to be joining the movement, Kindness In Chalk (Started by an SLP Mom)!
On Sunday, October 14th, PSI PTO will spread kindness by covering the sidewalks and playground at PSI with positive words, phrases, quotes and images that speak of love, peace, hope and acceptance with the intention of bringing smiles to the faces that need it the most during National Bullying Awareness Month.  
Consider this an open invitation for parents, family members, aunts and uncles, teachers, and friends to make an impactful difference for someone's day (or week, or year, or life). And, hey, who doesn't love playing with sidewalk chalk. Our goal is surprise the kids on Monday, October 15th.
Please sign up HERE to let us know how many are able to help on October 14th. Chalk is provided!
leeraton NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Leer-A-Tón Kick Off - October 12th!                           

Are you ready to "Excercise Your Brain"? Our PSI students are ready!
Leer-a-Tón kicks off October 12th and runs through October 30th. Packets will be coming home with your student(s) in the orange folder on the 11th.  
Please encourage your children to read, log their time and raise funds to support the Amity Intern Program. 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!!
AuthorNight NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Literacy Night - Author, John Coy - October 23rd 
Mark your calendars for Literacy Night on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm!  
Author, John Coy, will be coming to the PSI gym to speak to our kids and sign books. John Coy's books will be available to purchase (credit card, please) that evening.  
All who come will also receive a free book from the district!  Bring a blanket, listen to a story & earn Leer-a-Tón minutes!
Visit www.johncoy.com for more information about the author.
BookFair NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Scholastic Book Fair - October 23, 24 & 25                           

Get ready for the PTO-sponsored Scholastic Book Fair!
This year's book fair takes place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, (October 23, 24, & 25) from 3:00 - 8:00 pm.
We'll need parent volunteers to help set up and break down the book fair, as well as run the registers during the book fair. Volunteers receive a $5 off coupon towards a book fair purchase.  
Please consider recruiting extended family & friends to help support our school fundraiser as well as providing updated, enriching books to our kids and for their classrooms!
Sign up to volunteer HERE.
PTOStaffTreats NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Staff Monthly Treats 
Let's show our PSI staff (teachers, Amity Interns, administration, maintenance, administrative assistants, nurse, cafeteria staff, volunteers, etc.) how much we appreciate their hard work in making PSI the best learning environment for our children!
Each month, we need 70 treats total. Feel free to sign up on your own or with someone else. Also, please include a nice message to go along with the treats.  
All goodies should be dropped off at the main office at PSI and a staff member will put the treats in the teacher's lounge for all to enjoy.
Muchas gracias!
BabyPhoto NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Attention 5th Grade Families                          

A reminder  to 5th grade families, to please submit your child's baby/ toddler photo for this year's yearbook.  
Please submit one of the following:  
1) Hard copy photo (labeled with your child's full name and classroom teacher) in an envelope marked "Yearbook" and brought to the office, or turned in to your child's teacher, or 
2) Provide a high resolution jpeg image to this email: PSIyearbook@gmail.com. Please put your child's full name and classroom teacher in the email subject line.
All submissions due no later than Friday, November 2, 2018
Thank you!
Watch for yearbook order forms in the months to come.   
Please note:  Yearbooks are distributed the last week of school. 
Amity  NEW PTO Logo 2016-17              
Welcome 2018-19 Amity Interns!   
Meet two more of our 8 fabulous Amity Interns, Claudia and Beatríz. Click HERE for an introduction and then be sure to say hi next time you're at PSI!
Look for more amity introductions in upcoming editions of ¡La Prensa!
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 east side of Central was built in 1937,
(where the main gymnasiums, the PSI offices, and two kindergarten classrooms are located)! 
We are grateful for our community support to maintain and enhance our facilities.