October 4, 2018

       An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship

In This Issue
Parent/Teacher Conferences - TODAY - October 4th and TOMORROW - Oct. 5th
SLP Community Education - Supporting Lifelong Learning
Lost & Found           
Please Check For Missing Items                        
During Parent/Teacher Conferences (and throughout the school year), please check the LOST & FOUND for your child's missing items.  We have already accumulated 52 jackets/sweatshirts, 10 water bottles, a pair of winter boots, etc.
PLEASE label your child's items with their name so we can return 'found' items to the owner. 
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.
Help Your Child Dress for the Weather          
Unpredictable Minnesota Weather Is Here!                       
In this season of unpredictable Minnesota weather, please help your child every day make good clothing choices in the morning.  Please keep in mind we plan to go outside every day for recess, and often Physical Education whenever possible.  We stay indoors only when it's a safety issue.  
It's encouraged that your child has an extra change of weather appropriate clothing in their locker throughout the school year. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences     
Thursday, October 4th & Friday, October 5th        

We look forward to meeting with you today, October 4th or tomorrow, October 5th. 
If for any reason you need to schedule or change your conference time slot, simply contact your child's teacher directly for assistance .
Kids Voting USA - Volunteers Needed         
Grades 2-8 Vote on November 6th                            
According to research, communities that participate in Kids Voting projects have increased overall voter turnout.   
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.     
boxtops NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                 
Box Tops for Education 
It's easy to find Box Tops for Education products.  Clips Box Tops from your favorite products, and turn them in to your child's teacher, or drop them off in the school office.
Box Tops are EACH worth 10 cents, and that adds up really fast! For even more impact, invite extended family and friends to clip and collect Box Tops for Education too. 
Click HERE for a product list and/or go HERE for more information about Box Tops for Education. 
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Scholastic BOOK FAIR - Volunteers Needed 
Mark your calendar(s) for the PTO sponsored Scholastic Book Fair!
This year's book fair will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 23, 24 and 25th 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 and support our school fundraiser and supply of updated, enriching books to our kids and their classrooms!
Click HERE to sign up! 
BabyPhoto NEW PTO Logo 2016-17                                                   
PSI PTO...          
Attention 5th Grade Families                          

Historically, the PSI PTO has included a page in the school yearbook dedicated to baby/toddler photos of our fifth graders. This is a fun yearbook feature that many families enjoy for their fifth grader.
If you would like your fifth grader part of the 'baby photo' page for their classroom in the yearbook, please submit one of the following:
  • Email a high resolution jpeg baby/toddler image of your fifth grader in an email attachment to:  PSIyearbook@gmail.com  Please include your child's full name and homeroom teacher in the subject line of the email.
  • Send a hard copy baby/toddler photo of your fifth grader in an envelope to school labeled 'yearbook'. Please include your child's full name and homeroom teacher on the back of the photo.  The photo will be returned to you before the end of the school year.
All baby/toddler photo submissions are due by Friday, November 2, 2018.  
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!   
Once again, we're thrilled to welcome eight new Amity Interns into our school, our community, and our families.  Directly due to the support and generosity of the PSI community, PTO sponsors these incredible interns at PSI each year.  They are working in classrooms, modeling their language, sharing their culture, and widening our children's global perspective every day.  We are very grateful for their presence at PSI.
Watch for more introductions about all our Amity Interns in coming editions of ¡La Prensa! This week, please meet Oscar Cueva and Miriam Hernández.  You're invited to get to know our Amity Interns, and please, say hello next time you see them!  
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 highest temperature recorded in October, in Minnesota, was 98 °F (37 °C) on October 5, 1963
The lowest temperature recorded in October, in Minnesota, was −16 °F (−27 °C) on October 26, 1936