May 9, 2019
An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship
Dear Park Spanish Immersion School Community,
 
It has been a fun and busy week with book clubs, field trips, and we are looking forward to the school assembly of PSI PTO's  Baile Folklórico  this afternoon. We will also have a community performance tomorrow, Friday May 10th at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium. For all of these activities, we are grateful for our parent and community support! It takes a village...
 
Next week, we will have a grade 4-5 band and orchestra concert at 1:45 pm on Wednesday, May 15th. As a reminder, we will not have classes next Friday afternoon; we will dismiss at 12:55 pm. 
 
May is always a month full of wonderful school activities, and I look forward to celebrating with you in the weeks to come. Have a great week, and keep reading!
 
Sincerely,
 
Corey
School News
Thank You to Our Wonderful PTO!
Many many thanks to our amazing PTO families for generously providing us coffee, breakfast, fruit, treats, and lunch every day for staff appreciation week.

We are truly grateful for the collaboration with all our families, and we appreciate your kindness.
PLEASE JOIN US!
PSI at Central: A Farewell Open House on May 20, 2019
Please join us for the PSI at Central - Farewell Open House on May 20, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, with a special presentation in the gymnasium at 6:00 pm.

Help us spread the word! All are invited to tour the school, reunite with former classmates, families, teachers and staff to celebrate our 23 years in the Central Community Center building.

Click HERE for more information!
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. 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.
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From PTO...
Become a Fall Amity Host!
Every year, we’re lucky to welcome Amity Interns from Spanish-speaking countries into PSI’s K-5 classrooms. During their time at PSI, Amities live with two different PSI host families - one for the fall semester and one for the spring.
 
Please consider hosting an Amity Intern next fall semester. This is a unique and wonderful chance to welcome an Amity into your family and a great way to give back to the PSI 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!
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From PTO...
PSI Picnic on May 28th!
Mark your calendars for the annual PSI Picnic at Oak Hill Park on Tuesday, May 28 from 5-8pm!
 
There will be food trucks, activities and an epic Steal the Pin game for adults and kids led by Sr. Watkins. All proceeds support the 5th grade field trip to Camp Iduhapi next fall. Join in the fun and celebrate another great year!
School District News
FREE Summer Breakfast & Lunch Program
Watch for more information coming soon about the district's FREE summer breakfast and lunch program from our school nutrition department! ALL children up to age 18 may participate.

At Central Community Center, breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria as follows:
  • Breakfast: 7:45 - 8:45 am.
  • Lunch: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm.
St. Louis Park Middle School Presents...
Frozen, Jr.!
SLP Middle School presents FROZEN Jr! Please join them for a performance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 16, 17 and 18), at 7pm, or on Sunday, May 19, at 1pm.  All performances are held in the SLP High School auditorium.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and kids under 4 are free. Snacks will be available. We hope to see you there!
Former PSI Student Qualifies for Minnesota State GeoBee!
Congratulations to former PSI student, Arun Ferran-Sapatnekar , a sixth grader at St. Louis Park Middle School, for qualifying for the 2019 National Geographic Minnesota State GeoBee.

Ferran-Sapatnekar is one of 100 students to qualify for the state competition, which will be held on March 29 at the University of Minnesota. Winners at the state level receive a cash prize and trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for the National Championship in mid-May.

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships. Over more than three decades, 120 million students have learned about the world though participation in the GeoBee.
Middle School Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for National Tournament
A team of eighth graders from St. Louis Park Middle School has qualified for the Middle School National Championship Tournament – the premier middle school event held by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).

Students Axel Abrahamson, Ryan DuSaire (former PSI students!) , Finn Gidden and Rose Huse qualified for the national tournament based on their performance at the DeLaSalle Invitational Academic Tournament of Middle Schools on March 16. “These eighth grade students represented St. Louis Park in an outstanding way,” said Quiz Bowl Advisor Lisa Lillie. “They are very kind and encouraging to one another as well as great sports with the other teams.”

This year’s Middle School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on May 10-12. Last year, 192 teams from around the country attended the tournament.

In addition to the team of eighth graders qualifying for the national tournament, several individuals performed well at the March 16 DeLaSalle Invitational. In the eighth grade division, Rose Huse placed 19 th  out of 119 competitors. In the seventh grade division, sixth grader Jason Kraft placed fourth, seventh grader Tommy Walsh placed fifth and seventh grader James Dwyer placed tenth out of 55 competitors.
Community News
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Wooddale Avenue Bridge Improvements
Latest Updates and Upcoming Detours
A traffic detour is scheduled for May 7 and 8 on northbound Wooddale Avenue. In order to pave the northbound lane of Wooddale Avenue (just north of the Highway 7 north ramps), there will need to be a closure and detour of northbound Wooddale Avenue. View the  detour map  for more details.

The current schedule is as follows:
  • Tuesday, May 7: Close the road at this location and use the posted detour from approximately 8:30 a.m. to noon for milling of the pavement surface.
  • Wednesday, May 8: Close the road at this location, and use the posed detour from approximately 8:30 a.m. to noon for paving of the road. 

On both of these days there will be additional lane restrictions on the off ramps (Highway 7 to Wooddale Avenue) and on north and southbound Wooddale Avenue between Walker Street and the South Frontage Road.

The contractor continues to make good progress on finalizing the construction of the project and is expected to be completed by late May.

The following traffic control is expected to be in place until the Southwest Light Rail Transit begins construction in 2019 or 2020.
  • All-way stops signs will remain at the ramp intersections and at the south frontage road (regional trail crossing).
  • There will be one lane of traffic in each direction along Wooddale Avenue with left-turn lanes to access Highway 7.

For more information click HERE for more information.
Does Your Child Need School Supplies Next Year?
Registration is July 1st through August 9th
Back-to-school supplies registration for K-12 SLP residents is July 1st through August 9th. You may register your child by visiting STEP during a regular food shelf appointment, or on the following days/times:
  • Mondays & Wednesdays from 8 - 10 a.m. OR 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. OR 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays & Fridays from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
(Please note: no appointment is necessary during the days/hours listed above, however, you will have to wait for the soonest available staff member).

You will need to provide the following documents to register (unless you have already provided STEP this information):
  • Photo Identification
  • Current utility bill, or an apartment lease
  • Birth certificates or passports for each child

Questions? Call Karen at 952-925-4899 extension 1200, or by email to: karen@stepslp.org
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City of St. Louis Park
Click HERE to link to the calendar for upcoming events in St. Louis Park!
2019-2020 School Supplies:
Donations Needed
Last year, STEP supplied over 400 students with school supply donations from our community! Visit the website (www.stepslp.org) for a complete list of needed items, as well as links to Amazon and Target wish lists for STEP. Donations can also be dropped off at STEP during regular office hours. School supply donations are needed by August 12, 2019. For more information, contact STEP at 952-925-4899, or at info@stepslp.org.





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