October 27, 2022

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Please find the Specialist Teacher Rotation Schedule HERE.

  • Oct. 14-28: PTO Leer-a-tón
  • Oct. 27: TODAY - Fall Picture Retakes Day were from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct. 27: TODAY - PTO Scholastic Book Fair from 2:30-8:00 pm - Orange Room at PSI
  • Oct. 27: TODAY - PTO Storytime with Amity Interns at 6:00 pm AND 6:30 pm - media center
  • Nov. 3: PTO Family Fitness Fun event - SLP High School football field from 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Nov. 15: Save the Date-PTO sponsored Student Mental Health Presentation for Caregivers
From the Principal

October 27, 2022

Dear PSI Community Members:

I hope that you're having a great week, and reading a lot during our PTO-sponsored Leer-a-tón! Check out our book fair (2:30-8 pm) and the Storytime reading in the media center at 6:00 and 6:30 pm later today. Please see below for more information. Also, this afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm, you can learn about the Cedar Lake Improvement Project. Representatives will be in the foyer to share information and ask questions.  See here for information on the Cedar Lake Road improvement project as well as the presentation from 9/21/22. There is an interactive map and a survey within the website if you would like to provide feedback.

We will have a Family, Fun, and Fitness Night with Sr. Watkins and Sra. Huss next Thursday evening, November 3 from 6:30-7:30 under the lights of the St. Louis Park High School Football Stadium. Please join us!

Thank you for being members of our community. Have a great week, and keep reading!


PSI News

Important Kiss & Ride Reminders

NEW!  Please note the newly marked exit lanes.  Vehicles are asked to use the correct turn lane when exiting the upper parking lot for Kiss & Ride morning drop-off AND afternoon pick-up. Please see photo for reference.

General Kiss & Ride Procedures:

  • Families are asked to keep/use their Kiss & Ride car tag from year to year. 
  • Families needing a replacement car tag should contact Kathy in the office at 952-928-6555. 
  • For everyone's safety, children should only get out or in the passenger side of the car and not walk around the car.
  • Please do not buckle your child in the pick-up line. After your child is in the car you can pull forward to the front of the line, then assist with buckling. This will help keep the line moving behind you.
  • If you need to make a transportation change after your child has left for school, please call the office. Often teachers are unable to listen to voicemails or check emails until after dismissal.

Click HERE for more information on the website.

Call us with questions at 952-928-6555.

Drama Club Registration Coming SOON!

The buzz is growing...it's almost time to register for the PSI Drama Club!

The PSI Drama Club is open to students in grades 3-5, and includes weekly rehearsals that culminate in three February performances.  Students will experience the magic of theater while working together to learn lines, create costumes and props, and perform for friends and family.

There will be 2 Drama Club groups this year, one on Mondays and another on Thursdays. When registering, families will be asked to choose one of these days. Sra. Wieber shared more information during Talent Development class. The cost to participate in Drama Club is $50.00.  

Follow this link to register:  https://forms.gle/H1Kn4dDrSWNvgMaR8. Registration will be open from October 27 - November 11.

Contact Sra. Wieber with questions (wieber.kimberly@slpschools.org) or check the PSI Drama Club blog for more information (http://psidramaclub.weebly.com).

Cold and Flu Season NAESP

A key component to improve child development is family engagement to reinforce student health at home and in school. School families can use these healthy habit tips to help stop the spread of illness-causing germs this cold and flu season.

Click HERE for tips in English

Click HERE for tips inSpanish

Afoutayi visits Music Class

K-2 students enjoyed Afoutayi in the music room recently! Click HERE to see some video. Click HERE for more information.  

Click HERE for more from Sr. Davis' website!

School District News

St. Louis Park 2022-23 Calendars

Families can find the 2022-23 District calendars via the quick links on the top of the website. 

2022-23 Calendars

Important Dates in November

  • Nov 4: No School K-12
  • Nov 18: Asynchronous Learning Day 6-12 and Student Conferences; K-5 in session
  • Nov 23: No School E-12
  • Nov 24-25: No School E-12 (Fall Break)

View the at-a-glance calendar.

COVID-19 Dashboard


St. Louis Park Public Schools continues to report weekly positive COVID-19 cases on our website. While we won’t publish them every week in our school newsletter, you can view the dashboard at any time. Visit the COVID Updates and Information webpage for more information. The dashboard is updated each week on Wednesdays by the end of the day.

Recognize Your Principal


Let's recognize the brilliance and leadership of St. Louis Park Public Schools principals during the month of October! Send a note to your principal, and we'll share them at the end of the month! Alternatively, send an email, text message or call your principal!


Send a note

Nutrition Services Survey: Due October 31

We want to hear from you! The school nutrition staff in St. Louis Park Public Schools are focused on providing high quality meals and experiences to the students we serve every day. One of the ways you can help us is by sharing your feedback through a short survey. This is an opportunity for you to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. We encourage all elementary, middle, and high school students and parents to please complete this short survey.

Career Pathways Advisory Board


If you enjoy helping students get career ready, check out the Career Pathways Advisory Board. This group of individuals bring together knowledge and abilities that represent a cross section of careers and experiences. The first meeting will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 11 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the High School. Find out how to join and learn more about the Career Pathways Advisory Board.

Child Tax Credit Information

Families with no income or low income could get at least $3,000 per child with the Child Tax Credit, plus $1,400 with the third stimulus payment - even if you have never filed taxes before and if you have not filed taxes this year. 


Deadline is November 15, 2022: Tax documents are not required. If you want to claim additional money with the EITC, you will need your W-2(s) from your employer. Fill out this easy form on your computer or cell phone mobile in 15 minutes or less: getctc.org 


More than 33,000 children in Minnesota could miss out on this money if their parent/guardian has not filed.

Mayor for a Day Essay Contest 

What would our cities look like if kids were in charge? The League of Minnesota Cities is holding its annual essay contest to find out! Open to students who are in the fourth, fifth, or sixth grades this school year, entries for the 2022 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest can be emailed, submitted online, or postmarked by Dec. 12.


This year’s essay question is: Cities provide a variety of services and programs that make our lives better, including parks & rec, street maintenance, water and sewer, libraries, police, fire, and more! If you were mayor for a day, what would you do to make one of the services that your city provides even better? Contest information can be found at www.lmc.org/mayorforaday


Three winning students will be chosen from among submitted entries. Each winning student will receive $100 and will have their essay published in a future issue of Minnesota Cities magazine. Winners only will be notified in early January.

PTO News

Leer-a-tón Ends Tomorrow, October 28!

Press on, readers! The finish line is in sight! The last day to track minutes is tomorrow, Friday, October 28. Participants can tally up their minutes and enter totals in the Leer-a-tón google form

Donations can be made with cash, checks made payable to “PSI PTO”, or via PayPal at http://psiparents.com/give. Place cash/checks in an envelope marked “Leer-a-tón” and return to the PSI main office or in your child’s orange folder.

Donations are tax deductible. Receipts available upon request in the office. Winners and fundraising totals will be announced in the coming weeks. A big round of applause for all who participated!

Family Fitness Fun Night is Back!

Your family is invited to the St Louis Park High School football field on Thursday, November 3, 6:30-7:30 pm for a fun night of CAPTURE THE FLAG! Sr. Watkins, fantastic PSI gym teacher with Sra. Huss' help, will run the event. Bundle up, and come ready to hustle or cheer under the bright lights at Oriole Stadium! 

*There will be no access to bathrooms or water fountains at this event. Please bring a labeled water bottle if needed.”

Welcome Amity Intern, Chris Méndez!

A special thank you to Rachel and Brian Jacobsen for hosting Chris this semester! And thank you to the following cousin families: Stacy & Josh Natzel, María Ponce-Khoury & Michael Khoury, and Robin & Jake Schleppenbach. Chris is assisting 3rd grade classrooms this fall. 

My name is Chris, I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, but I grew up in Bucaramanga, also known as "the city of parks". I live with my mom, my siblings and my granny. I studied Foreign languages teaching with emphasis in English at the Industrial University of Santander, and I just graduated this year. I have a strong love for teaching, languages, and teaching languages! I am fluent in Spanish and English, and also proficient in French. I have worked as a teacher at language institutes and as a tutor. I like spending time with my family, friends, and my significant other, going to the Eucharist, reading about the saints, cooking, traveling, and listening to music. Some of my favorite genres of music include indie, classic rock, and disco music. I am looking forward to my experience in Minnesota so I can share my cultural perspective with new friends and acquaintances; I want to share information about Colombian cuisine, music, and our traditional dances. I want to learn about what life is like in the US, especially life in the classroom.

Lunchroom Volunteer Opportunities are Back!

We would love to have you come help our students in the cafeteria this year.  Tasks will include things such as, helping to open tricky food packages, handing out extra napkins or utensils, and wiping down tables. A maximum of two volunteers are requested for each time slot; there are two time slots per day, 11-noon and noon-1pm.  Feel free to sign up for one or both hours. Volunteers need to be parents or legal guardians. This is a fun way to get into the school and help out!  

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0945AFAB2AA4F49-psilunchroom

Community News


St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts is excited to be hosting our Annual Event on Thursday, November 17 at REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory (4950 W 35th St, St Louis Park).

We'd love to see you there!

This will be a great, family-friendly event to learn more about all the great work Friends of the Arts does for our community. 

We’re excited to be holding this year’s event at REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory! REM5 is a premier virtual reality art studio right here in St. Louis Park. You can try virtual reality experiences or watch some examples of VR art. All as you meet neighbors and fellow community members invested in the arts in St. Louis Park.

  • When: Thursday, November 17th
  • Where: REM5 -- 4950 W 35th St, St Louis Park (next door to Steel Toe Brewing, just down the road from the ROC)
  • What time: Doors open at 5pm. Program begins at 5:30pm.

No advanced reservation required. Parking available onsite. Food and drink available for purchase.

If you’re unable to attend FOTA’s Annual Event but still are interested in supporting us, you can donate at: https://www.slpfota.org/donate

Questions? Email Mike Mellas, Executive Director, at mike@slpfota.org OR call us at (952) 928-6422.

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Dr. Corey Maslowski, Principal
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St. Louis Park, MN 55426 
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