Family and Community E-news January 2016    

Join us for our Annual District Spelling Bee - January 28, 2016
Support youth intellectual achievement
When:  January 28, 2016 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm  Where:  Sheridan Arts Spanish Dual Immersion
 1201 University Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN

Come support our bright 5-8th grade students from over 40 schools across the district.
Word Club
  • Scripps Word Club
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  •  Tips along your way to spelling superstardom:
    1. Keep a "great words" journal for every new and interesting word that you find.
    2. Designate a spelling wall in your home. Post new words to the wall each day.
    3. For family game night, conduct an impromptu themed spelling bee. Use a newspaper for a current events bee or a cookbook for a cuisine bee.
    4. Ask friends and neighbors to challenge you with great spelling words.


  • Snack and-or dinner FREE to all children 18 and under for after-school programs in qualifying areas. more

    Weekend food for kids: We need your help!

    Learn more here 

    African  American Parent Involvement Day
    Monday, February 8, 2016
     National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) is a day for parents to come to their child's school, see what their day is like and to support their child's educational future. Some of the goals of NAAPID are to:
    • Promote parent involvement in their child's education.
    • Address the serious achievement gap facing African American students.
    • Promote and provide strategies for parents and students to take full advantage of the educational process at all levels of the educational system (preschool through college).
    Minneapolis Public Schools celebrate African American Parent involvement Day.  Check you school website for a listing of the activities for the day.  

    You are invited to join us for a great family evening at the Roller Garden celebrating parent involvement at MPS. 
    Date:  Monday Feb. 8, 2016
    Time:  6:00 - 8:00pm
    Where:  Roller Gardens 5622 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park 55416
    Cost:  Free
    *student must by accompanied by a parent or guardian


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    Save the Date and Share - 

    School Choice Fair

    Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Minneapolis Convention Center

    9:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    Choice cards are due by March 5th

    Online site is open | elementary & middle schools  |  high schools

    More Information next week.

    Come out and support Theatre 1 Blackbox Showcases: Tues, Jan. 12 and Wed, Jan. 13 at 7 pm in the Washburn Auditorium - 
    Tickets: $3.00. 
    Topics Include: Black Lives Matter, Breaking Stereotypes, GLBT Identity, Islamophobia, Education, Self Acceptance, & Feminism.     link

    Southwest High School 
    Unhinged Theatre Presents:
    CARRIE The Musical
    Music by Michael Gore 
    Lyrics by Dean Pitchford 
    Book by Lawrence D. Cohen 
    Based on the novel by Stephen King 
    Jan. 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7 pm
    SWHS Mainstage Auditorium
    online ticket sales start Jan. 4 , at, see "Tickets"  

    MPS Board of Education
    Meeting:  Tuesday January 12, 2016
    • Meeting Agenda 
    • Public Comment time provides an opportunity for constituents to address the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education. 
    • Public Comment occurs from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the beginning of monthly Board business meeting.  sign up
    • Learn more about the MPS Board of Education. link
    • Superintendent search link

    Middle School Open Houses and School Tour Information

    Anthony 1.14.16


    Anwatin 1.20.16


    Olson 1.21.16


    Franklin 1.27.16


    Northeast 1.28.16


    Sanford 2.3.16


    Ramsey 2.4.16




    Student Enrollment


    New Families Center




    Site Councils
    MPS values family and community members as active partners in reviewing funding, policies, practices and programs at our schools.  Site Councils are a way that parents and community members can learn waht is happening in their school and influence decisions.

    How is the site council working at your school?
    We'd like to hear from you. 

    more information about site councils

    OSFCE Area C | 612-382-0546 | |
    1250 West Broadway
    Minneapolis, MN 55411