March 21, 2019
An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship
Dear Park Spanish Immersion School Community:
 
We hope that this finds you well. It's been a fun week; I really enjoyed our Carnival on Saturday and am grateful for the many volunteers who helped make it a successful celebration of our community. Please click HERE for photos, and see below for more information about the silent auction and the PTO parent event this weekend.
 
It was great to welcome next year's Kindergarten students and their families on Tuesday night at Kindergarten registration. It is always wonderful to see and feel the enthusiasm as these students and their families begin their journey with us.
 
Work continues to progress at our new building. Please see below for a renovated classroom, the new main entrance, and a photo of the media center. I am so very excited for the possibilities our new building will provide for our students.
 
Thank you for your partnership on behalf of our amazing children!
 
Sincerely, Corey Maslowski
School News
Math & Science Connection
Parents can help their child(ren) understand—and enjoy math & science! 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 to link to this week’s Math & Science BEGINNING edition .
Click HERE to link to this week's Math & Science INTERMEDIATE edition.
From the Music Room...
First Graders have been practicing legato and staccato (smooth and flowing/choppy and detached). We love listening to music while we move, creating motions that match what we hear. Sometimes we do our own thing, and sometimes we join with a friend!

We also just learned and reviewed the String Family of Instruments. Ask your child to tell you what new or familiar string instruments we’ve talked about and listened to. They are full of knowledge and would love to share!

Second graders are always active and learning. Students played a game where they each chose their own rhythm, then created a whole-group song with their “line buddies.” After practicing this way, they created a movement piece that was filled with ta, titi, and rest. It’s tricky doing this stuff with your body, not only your hands!

Our newest notes are half note and half rest. Ask your child to show you how we do them during music class.

Finally, our favorite new game is Te Ve Orez (Tea with Rice) , an Israeli dance. We are becoming expert at working in trios and moving through space. Watch out – you MIGHT see something like this at our spring concert in May!

Click HERE for fun photos from music class!
Spring Pictures are Right Around the Corner!
Mark your calendar... spring pictures with Lifetouch are coming up on Wednesday, April 10, (the first week after Spring Break)! If you wish to order in advance, go to: www.mylifetouch.com and enter the PSI Picture Day Code: MI308159Y0

Watch for more information coming home in backpacks soon!
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From PTO... Silent Auction Closes on Saturday, March 23
We’re heading into the final 48 hours of Silent Auction bidding. Now is the time to secure spots in the Buy-In experiences for you and your kids! They are filling up fast and some have already sold out. Outbid on an item a while back? Take another shot to bid it and win it! And then be sure to take a peek at the $1 Raffle items—they’re the perfect way to add a little boost to your financial support of the Amity Intern Program, while giving yourself a chance to win something great!
 
 
Please note auction item pickup times at PSI: Monday 3/25 and Thursday 3/28 from 3pm-6pm, and Saturday 4/13 from 1pm-3pm. Please pay your invoice on the Auction website before pickup.
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From PTO... Parents Night Out - There's Still Time!
The kids had their night last weekend, so this Saturday is all ours!
 
There’s still time to get your tickets to the Noches de Padres (Parents Night Out) event taking place this Saturday, March 23rd from 6-11pm at Rojo Mexican Grill at the West End in St. Louis Park. A taco bar is included in the ticket price and there will also be a cash bar, fun raffles and some good old fashioned bidding wars as the Silent Auction ends.
 
But don’t delay; tickets are limited to the first 100 people who sign up. So buy your tickets today at: http://psiparents.com/2019/03/06/parents-night-out-get-your-tickets-here/
 
Advance purchase is required; no tickets will be sold at the event
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From PTO... Fall 2019 Amity Host Applications Now Open!
Each year PSI welcomes eight Amity Interns from Spanish speaking countries who assist our teachers in the K-5 classrooms. These interns are either pursuing or have recently completed a college degree with an education focus, and are between the ages of 20-30 years old. Amity interns live with PSI host families one semester, allowing both the Amity and family an opportunity for greater language learning and cultural exchange.
 
Please consider hosting an Amity Intern for a semester. This unique and wonderful experience can benefit your entire family. Plus, it's a great way to give back to the students, staff and entire community.
 
Want more info? Please check out the FAQs or email us at psiamity@gmail.com.
 
Ready to sign up? Go to www.PSIparents.com , click Get Involved and select Amity Intern to find the Host Family application. Fill out your application today!
 
Thanks for considering this amazing opportunity!
School District News
School Start-End Times Team Recommend Two Options to the School Board on March 11th.
The 2018-19 School Start-End Times Project Team held its fourth and final meeting on Monday, March 4. The group reviewed stakeholder feedback for the four options they developed in February and selected their first and second choice options to recommend to the School Board on March 11 . Click HERE to view the first and second choice options presented.

Multiple opportunities are offered in March to share your thoughts about the two options:
  • Wednesday, March 13: Public Meeting with Facebook LIVE | High School, Room C350 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 18: (NOTE NEW LOCATION/TIME) School Board Listening Session | Susan Lindgren | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25: School Board Meeting with Open Forum | High School, Room C350 | 7:00 p.m.
  • March 11 through March 20: Thoughtexchange | Participate electronically by sharing your thoughts and rating thoughts shared by others by using this link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#231484633

Additional information about the 2018-19 School Start-End Times Study is available on the school district website at  www.bit.ly/SLPStartTimes .
Community News
The Hope Speaks Project
The HOPE Speaks Project is a way for our school and the St. Louis Park community at large to begin an important dialogue on race, racism, and the impact it has on our lives. It is an opportunity to engage in difficult buy meaningful conversations with our children, friends, family, and community. As a district, St. Louis Park has been exploring how our racial identities impact academic achievement and the learning environments we create for our students. We would like to invite our families to engage in honest, open, personal, and engaged (HOPE) conversations as a way to unpack how race operates as an often unspoken presence in our lives.

  • WHO: Parents/Families of all races & their children in 3-5th grade
  • WHAT: Honest, Open, Personal & Engaged conversations around race & racism
  • WHERE: Peter Hobart Elementary School
  • WHEN: Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm beginning April 23

Register at: www.slpcommunityed.com

Questions? Please contact Meghan Malone (malone.meghan@slpschools.org) or, Kristen Pehl (pehl.kristen@slpschools.org) with questions. Please ask about scholarships!

Click HERE to view/download a flyer for this event.





Dr. Corey Maslowski, Principal
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Park Spanish Immersion School
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 
 
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