April 18, 2019
An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship
Dear Park Spanish Immersion School Families:
 
We hope that you have had a great week. Our third, fourth and fifth graders have been busy in the mornings this week taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA's) in math and reading. Our fifth graders will take the MCA's in science next Thursday and Friday April 25 & 26.
 
Work continues to progress on our new building! Click  here  for photos. We will host a "Farewell Open House" for PSI at Central on Monday, May 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm with a program starting at 6:00 pm in our gymnasium.
 
Daily, I am impressed with the kindness and curiosity of our students. Thank you for partnering with us on behalf of them. Have a great week, and keep reading!
 
Sincerely, Corey
Principal, Park Spanish Immersion School
School News
** Please note: The PTO Meeting on April 23rd is CANCELLED **
It's Not Too Late to Enter! Entries accepted until May 3!
2nd Annual PSI Spring Art Fair
Does your child like to do art? We invite all children to be in the Spring Art Fair.

Everyone is invited to participate. You can use your imagination! Please note, 2 dimensional (flat) art creations only. Please click HERE for entry guidelines. Art submissions are due between April 29 - May 3 and will be on display around PSI.

Created and supported by Los Representantes de PSI.
Cartonera Project:
Empty (Family Size) Cereal Boxes Still Needed!
We are still collecting empty, FAMILY SIZE, cereal boxes for the upcoming Cartonera Project.

What is a cartonera? Translated quite literally, a cartonera is a cardboard book. Cartoneras got their start in Argentine in 2003 as a way of making reading and writing accessible to all. Click HERE for more information about the Cartonera Project.
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.
NEW PTO Logo 2016-17
From PTO...
Fall 2019 Amity HOST FAMILIES Needed!
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 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!
From PTO...
Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10
There are so many special and important people who work at PSI every day! To show our appreciation, the PTO will treat teachers and staff to coffee and breakfast in the lounge all week from May 6-10.
 
The annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, and an ice cream bar will wrap up the week on Friday, May 10. To help make the week a success, we are asking for volunteers to bring food items throughout the week.
 
Please click HERE to view the items that are needed and sign up today!
 
Questions? Send an email to:
Melissa Hoag ( melhoag@yahoo.com ),
Stacey Stewart ( staceystewart11@gmail.com ), or
Stephanie Anderson ( switty.anderson@gmail.com ).
School District News
School Board to Change School Start Times Beginning in the 2020-2021 School Year
(April 8, 2019) – The School Board for St. Louis Park Public Schools voted in three motions to change the school start and end times for students beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

Please click HERE for more details.
Community News
St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts
Click HERE to learn more about SLP Friends of the Arts, as well as upcoming community events.

SLP FoTA mission:
Our mission is to support, promote, and enhance the arts in St. Louis Park to bring people together and build community. We connect people and organizations around the arts, share arts-related information and resources, support local artists, and coordinate community arts programs.

Buliding Comunity Through the Arts in St. Louis Park since 1995
Growing Through Grief -
Cross-Country Bike Ride

As a school partner of Park Nicollet Foundation Growing Through Grief , we want to make you aware of an upcoming cross-country bike ride that will directly support our program. Dr. Jeff Mandel is a retired Internal Medicine Physician at Park Nicollet and Methodist Hospital and champion of the Growing Through Grief program. Dr. Mandel is going to ride his bike from California to Massachusetts in only 33 days to raise awareness of, and financial support for, the Growing Through Grief program.

The ride begins April 28th, with a rear tire dip in the Pacific Ocean at Costa Mesa, CA and ends with a front tire dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Salisbury beach near Amesbury, MA on May 30th.  3452  miles in  33  days. Click HERE to review the blog about this event.

Click HERE for more details about this event and how you can help.






Dr. Corey Maslowski, Principal
Follow me on Twitter @PSIPrincipal

Park Spanish Immersion School
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 
 
School Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
School Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:00 pm

PSI Main Office: 952-928-6759  
24Hr-Attendance: 952-928-6750
Health Office: 952-928-6757  
PSI Fax: 952-928-6753
School Nutrition: 952-928-6789
Bus Company: 952-591-1538 
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