March 28, 2019
An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship
Dear Park Spanish Immersion School Families:
 
We hope that you are doing well. Last Friday, many of our fourth graders chose to attend the  "Young Authors' Conference"  at Bethel University. It sounds like they had a great experience, and they represented us well!!
 
As a reminder, when we return from spring break, our third, fourth, and fifth graders will take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA's) in reading and math. We will also administer the science MCA to fifth graders. The MCA's measure students' progress towards Minnesota academic standards. These tests are one of many assessments that we use to determine student learning and progress.  
 
As you know, we are preparing for many changes as we transition into next school year (new space, furniture, start-time committee recommendations, physical location of our facility, etc.) . In regard to change, I've heard it said that we like it best when it comes from the vending machine. While that may seem simplistic, each of us handles change differently. As a community we are working hard to create an amazing learning environment for our students on Cedar Lake Road. To help our current K-4 students, our school counselor, Anne Moore, will lead lessons on the move with the students. She will also work with our fifth graders on the transition to Middle School. Watch for more information on how best to support your child(ren) as we are having these conversations.
 
I hope to see many of you at our spring school parties today. As a reminder, we do not have classes tomorrow or next week. We look forward to welcoming our students again on Monday, April 8th.
 
Keep reading!
 
Sincerely, Corey Maslowski
School News
Home & School Connection
When you think of helping with your child's education does volunteering in classroom come to mind? That’s one way to help. Research shows that supporting your child’s education at home is also important.
 
Click HERE to link to this week’s Home & School Connection!
Student Winter Gear Donations
If your child has outgrown their winter gear, please consider donating them to PSI. We're looking for sizes that fit students in grades K-5 of clean, gently used items to include, boots, jackets, snow pants, hats, mittens, and gloves. If you have questions, please contact PSI school social worker, Jennifer Gregor at: gregor.jennifer@slpschools.org .
Spring Pictures are Right Around the Corner!
Spring pictures with Lifetouch are coming up quickly, this year on Wednesday, April 10, (the first week, Wednesday, after Spring Break)!

If you wish to place your order online, you may go to: www.mylifetouch.com and enter the PSI Picture Day Code: MI308159Y0 , OR, complete an order form, enclose payment, and send it to school with your child.

Please note: ONLY students purchasing a portrait package will be photographed, and there are NO RETAKES for Spring pictures. A parent volunteer will come to each classroom and escort students to the photographer who have pre-ordered online, or sent an order envelope with payment enclosed.

Picture Day information and order forms were sent home in student backpacks earlier this week. Click HERE view/download the order form. Please contact Lifetouch with questions at 1-800-736-4753
NEW PTO Logo 2016-17
From PTO... Silent Auction 2019 is a Wrap!
A HUGE thank you to all the parents, relatives and friends of PSI students who facilitated donations, hosted buy-in events and bid often and generously to make Silent Auction 2019 such a great success. With your help, the auction raised $14,595 for our Amity program. And congratulations to those of you that won an exciting bidding war at auction end, whether at Parents' Night Out or at home!
 
Congratulations also to our Raffle winners: Becky Delacruz (Aquatic Park passes); Bratavia Green (Roller Garden passes); Amanda Ikeman (Crave gift card); Emily Penk-Smith (Applebee's gift card); Patrice Kloss (Baile seats & 4/5 Vocal Concert seats); Colleen Leonard (Baile seats), Cassie Boll (2/3 Vocal Concert seats), Michelle Scherer (4/5 Vocal Concert seats), and Elizabeth Sullivan (SLP Hat).
 
Please click here to pay your invoice and to view item pickup times
School District News
School Board Considers Stakeholders Feedback on Start Times in Advance of April 8th Meeting
The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board listened to stakeholder feedback regarding school start and end times during the Open Forum portion of its Monday, March 25 meeting. The Board also received a feedback report compiled by District administration that included stakeholder feedback from the month of March.

Please click HERE for more information.
Community News
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City-School Community Calendar Photo Contest
Let us know what your favorite place is in St. Louis Park!

For the 2019-20 city-school community calendar, we are looking for photos that best reflect the theme "My favorite place in St. Louis Park." Selected photos from the contest will be featured on the top of calendar months with the photographer's name and photo title.

Calendars are mailed to every household in St. Louis Park and are given out at school district and city offices. They will also be available online.

Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in St. Louis Park is eligible to enter. There is no age limit.

Click HERE for more information.





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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