February 14, 2019
An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship
Dear Park Spanish Immersion School Community,
 
It was wonderful to connect with many of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing many more of you tomorrow. As a reminder, we do not have classes tomorrow due to conferences, and we will not have school on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.
 
Please join us next Tuesday evening for a PTO meeting from 6:30-8:00 pm in our Media Center; child care will be provided. Superintendent Osei will share the work of our District-wide School Start and End Time Committee, and there will be an opportunity for you to give feedback. We will have a presentation on the important racial equity work occurring in our schools, and there will be other PTO and school updates.
 
Our first graders enjoyed the Science Museum of Minnesota yesterday, and our third graders had fun learning at the Minnesota Zoo for Spanish Day. It is fun talking with our students as they recount the many great opportunities they have!
 
Have a wonderful week, and keep reading!
 
Most sincerely, Corey Maslowski
School News
PSI Reading Survey -Your Input NEEDED!
This year, our Steering Committee, comprised of teachers and parents, has been investigating how to support families with reading at home. We value and need your perspective. Many of you already completed a Reading Survey on Tuesday while at conferences. For those families coming to conferences tomorrow, please take a few minutes to complete this survey before heading home.

We would appreciate if you would fill out one survey for each child. If you would prefer to complete the survey online, please click HERE. Thank you in advance for helping us gather your important input!
Parent/Teacher Conferences:
TOMORROW, Friday, February 15
Because the electronic sign-up for conferences window has closed, please contact your child's teacher(s) if unexpected circumstances occur.
Piedras Positivas
Hello, Parents! The third grade student leadership representatives are planning a school wide project to spread kindness. Each student will get the opportunity to decorate a rock with a positive Spanish word on it. When they take it home they can hide it or gift it to spread kindness to someone and make them happy. 

We will need some supplies for this project. If you are willing to donate we would appreciate the help!  Here is a link to the supplies we will need including, modge podge, paint pens, foam brushes, and money for rocks.

Thank you from the Third Grade Student Leadership Representatives
PRESENTERS NEEDED!
Career-A-Palooza-March 6th
We need volunteer presenters to come speak about/demonstrate their career to our Kinder - 5th grade students for our annual Career-A-Palooza! The event goes from 8:30 am - 1:45 pm on March 6th. Lunch is provided for presenters. The goal is to expose students to a wide variety of career options. Each presenter will have a station, and small groups of students will rotate through the various career stations by classroom. Each station will present/demonstrate for approx. 7 - 10 minutes.

Are you interested and/or need more information? Please contact school counselor, Anne Moore at moore.anne@slpschools.org or by calling 952-928-6797.
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Start Getting Excited - The Silent Auction is Near!
This year, our biggest fundraiser will be bigger and better than ever! For the first time, our Silent Auction coincides not only with Carnival but also with Parents' Night Out! W e are currently seeking silent auction donations and need your help!
 
Here are just a few ideas:
  • Restaurant or retail Gift Cards (The perfect way to re-gift!)
  • Your professional skills/time. Are you a Massage Therapist? Hairdresser? Nail Technician? CPA? Photographer?
  • Your company's donation. Monetary gift, a gift basket or gift card.
  • Solicit donations from your business-owning family members, neighbors or friends.
 
Please donate by March 1st. Gift card & item donations can be dropped at the Silent Auction bin in the PSI office. PSI Parents is a registered 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible.
 
For donations of time or any other ideas/questions please email: psisilentauction@gmail.com
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SAVE THE DATE: Parents Night Out - March 23rd
Mark your calendars and book your babysitters for our second annual Parents Night Out on Saturday, March 23rd! More details to come soon!
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NEW for 2019 Spring Fundraiser!
New this year, families will be receiving a save the date for some important PTO event dates in March along with a request for donations to the PTO. Please watch for this  backpack envelope  to come home with students the last week of February.   ANY dollar amount that each family can contribute is greatly appreciated!
 
The spring fundraiser helps raise money for the PTO so that we can continue to support our Amity Intern Program. The Amity Interns support student learning alongside PSI staff and the program is funded entirely by PSI PTO.  
 
In previous years, Leer-a-tón, Carnival and Silent Auction have been our primary sources for fundraising for PSI's PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). We are so grateful for our community of volunteers and the many ways in which families have made these events a success year after year. This year, our hope is to simplify Carnival and focus on community building in order to reduce some of the burdens of planning and carrying out details for this event.
 
Please Save the Date for the following events:
Carnival: March 8th
Parents' Night Out: March 23rd
Online Silent Auction: March 8th through March 23rd
More details to come!!
 
Thank you for your continued support of the PTO and our school community, we welcome your ideas and feedback this year as we plan and look ahead to next year!
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School District News
2019-2020 SLP RESIDENT Application for PSI Kindergarten Deadline is TODAY, 2-14-19
The SLP Resident Application for Kindergarten Enrollment for 2019-2020 is due at the district office BY 4:00 pm TODAY, on February 14, 2019. Please contact Lynda Stanley with questions at: stanley.lynda@slpschools.org, by calling the district at 952-928-6000. Please note that PSI siblings are NOT automatically enrolled. Click HERE for more information.
REVISED 2019-2020 School Board Approved Calendar
There is a small revision to the school board approved 2019-2020 Student Calendar that was posted in last week's ¡La Prensa! edition. Please click HERE to view the latest version.
Community News
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Children First - Mission Possible
Champions Breakfast - March 7th
Be one of the operatives that makes the Children First Mission Possible: Attend the 2019 Champions Breakfast on Thursday, March 7, 7:00 - 8:15 am at the Doubletree Park Place . Click HERE to make a reservation!

Click HERE for the latest Children First Newsletter!
Friends of the Arts
St. Louis Park
St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park. 

St. Louis Park has a proud history as a participatory, inclusive community, and as the city’s official Arts Council, Friends of the Arts is guided by this spirit and philosophy as well.  Broad accessibility is a key consideration in every project we undertake. Over the years, we have reached out and established relationships in every corner of St. Louis Park. These efforts are increasing the diversity of our population served. Click HERE to visit their website and for more information about upcoming events.





Dr. Corey Maslowski, Principal
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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

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