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Dates Ahead

November 18
Out of Uniform Day

November 23 -25
No School/Office Closed

December 2
Early Release
Grading Day

December 5
Begin Trimester II

December 20
Winter Celebration

December 21 -    January 2
Winter Break

January 3
Classes resume

January 16
No School/Office Closed

May 18 
Spring Music Concert
(Save the Date)
6:30 pm




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November 11,  2022

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From the Interim Executive Director

Greetings Seven Hills Families,

Welcome to the blustery month of November. Seven Hills Elementary students will be focusing on our next character education trait of our CARES, Responsibility. We are focusing on the ability to act independently and make healthy choices and decisions. Students will also be taking their trimester math and reading interim assessments to measure academic growth. Our Middle School students continue to focus on their academics and character development by demonstrating their TORCH values. The 8th grade students completed their CTP testing in the areas of reading, mathematics, and writing. This evening, the Middle School Honor Council kicks off the Fall Social from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Richfield Campus gymnasium.

Health and Safety

We are experiencing a rise in illnesses this week, including flu and cold symptoms that are significantly impacting classrooms. Please review the Influenza Information Sheet to learn more.  Ahead of the holiday season and larger gatherings, SHPA is offering free BinaxNOW COVID-19 test kits for families that complete THIS FORM. Students with completed forms will have a test kit placed in their backpacks on Monday, November 21. Contact Mr. Barrios, COVID-19 Coordinator, with any questions at
Please check the Dates Ahead for upcoming important events. 

Mrs. Farrell
Interim Executive Director/Principal of the Richfield Campus 

National Blue Ribbon Acceptance Clip
Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Wiederholt accept the National Blue Ribbon award on behalf of Seven Hills

SHPA Breakfast and Lunch:

The December breakfast and lunch menu ordering window will open starting Monday, November 14th until Sunday, November 20th. The ordering window will close at 11:59 PM Sunday, November 20th. All meals must be ordered and paid for before the window closes or the request will be canceled. Please place your orders as soon as possible. ALL families must order online OR bring a meal from home. 

Reminder: Please only select one meal option per meal. All school meals come with milk. “Milk Only” is for if you send a meal from home, but want your student to receive milk from school.

Place orders on, link here. For further information, please visit the Lunch page on the school website, link here.

Your child’s nutrition is very important to us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding school meals please reach out to:

Bloomington campus: Mrs. Janssen at (952)746-0813
Richfield campus: Ms. Schmitz at (612)314-7600 opt. 4


Kindergarten Families:
Did you know that all kindergarten students are eligible to eat school breakfast, free of charge? All kindergarten students in the state of Minnesota, regardless of income, have the option to participate in the School Breakfast Program. Your accounts will show free breakfast when you order. If you are creating a new account you will need to contact Ms. Schmitz or Mrs. Janssen to assign the correct price. 

Give to the Max

Give to the Max Early Giving is open now! Every donation counts, and we're already on our way to our $8,000 goal. Your consistent engagement and support remains a source of strength for our  award-winning school community. Thank you! A few details:

  • This year’s Give to the Max campaign occurs during the week of November 14 through November 18, 2022, with the actual Give to the Max Day set for that Thursday, November 17. 
  • As one of only two main fundraisers at SHPA, our Give to the Max donations will be evenly divided between the two SHPA campuses. 
  • This year, the funds raised will be used to upgrade the sound system in the Richfield campus gymnasium, and expand the Bloomington campus musical instrument selection.
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  • You, your friends and your family can choose to give any time between now through November 18.  

This year, Seven Hills is participating in a Golden Ticket sweepstakes as part of our campaign. If you’d like to, you can sign up here to donate at a specific time on November 17. When you give your gift at that time, your gift is entered into a drawing to win an additional $500 or $1,000 for Seven Hills. Whatever your gift, whenever it’s given, is so appreciated. We're humbled and grateful for your support of Seven HIlls, and the teachers, students, administration and staff that make it so. Thank you for considering a donation!


Out of Uniform Program 
Our next Out of Uniform Day will be Friday, November 18. Please watch for forms coming home with your student soon. FLYER

Winter Celebration Day (Dec. 20th) 
Student and staff will be celebrating the upcoming winter break with special activities throughout the day. In the coming weeks look for opportunities to sign up to volunteer for various activities or contribute materials needed to help make it all happen. 

Lost and Found
All items left behind by students are placed in the Lost and Found. Many articles of clothing have been waiting to be worn for a long time. Everything remaining in the Lost and Found at the end of the first trimester will be donated to a non profit organization.

School Website
Please use our current website to read about many aspects of our school life, including schedules, events, and updates. This is a great place to find information or answer questions that arise. Our goal is to keep open, consistent and detailed communication with everyone and we update the website information regularly.
BC Covid-19 Updates

Please fill out THIS FORM to receive a COVID-19 test kit in your child’s backpack on Monday, November 21. Contact Mr. Barrios, COVID-19 Coordinator, at, with any questions.


Spirit Gear Winter Sale -- Now through Nov. 15: SHPA uses two websites to sell spirit gear -- everything from our famous tie-dye t-shirts to tumblers and other Spirit Wear Friday shirts. Both websites can be found on our PTA website here. The Educational Outfitters website carries items that can be ordered and shipped to your home at any time, and the NP West website carries items that are only on sale for specific times of the year. Our NP West Winter Sale is going on now! You can order and pay for items on the site through Nov. 15, and your order will be brought to SHPA on December 15 for pick up. Details about how to pick up your item will be shared closer to the December 15 date.

Give to the Max: Early Giving is Open Now! See details in the main section of this newsletter. Visit our SHPA Give to the Max site now, and thank you for your support!

November PTA Meeting -- Nov. 14: All are welcome to join us at our November PTA meeting, whether or not you've formalized your PTA membership. We'll meet outside of school grounds this time, at Cowboy Jack's Castle Room in Bloomington. Food and drink purchases are optional, and the meeting runs from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Our agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting. All SHPA families are welcome!

November Family DInner Night -- Nov. 22: Find your favorite SHPA family, and let's dine together at Davanni's in Bloomington on November 22. Join for dine-in, curbside pick-up or delivery that day. Any orders placed between 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. -- with the mention of Seven Hills at the time of order -- will contribute to a 20% donation to our awesome school! If dining in or picking up your order, please present the Davanni's Ticket linked here. If ordering for delivery, simply mention or include Seven Hills at your time of order. Thank you for supporting Seven Hills in this way!

Online Family Directory Update: Do you know another SHPA parent who wants to meet and be able to communicate with other SHPA families? Encourage them to join the Online Family Directory! Parents can go to the new SHPA PTA website and click "Sign In" at the upper right corner of the page. Questions? Email the PTA at, and one of our board members will be happy to assist!

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