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March 24
Early Release 1:15
Staff PD

March 27-March 31
Spring Break
No School/Office Closed

April 3
School resumes

April 6
Evening Conferences

April 7
Day Conferences

April 28 
Early Release 1:15
Staff PD

April 27 
Civitas Fair
(Community Fair)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

May 11
Roman Eagle
Fun Run

May 11
No School
Staff PD

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




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March 24, 2023

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From the Special Education Director

Greetings Seven Hills Families,
It is with deep sadness that we inform our Seven Hills community about a former Seven Hills staff member. Laura Christoff-Doyle passed away on Wednesday, March 15th. Laura was a founding teacher at Seven Hills. She began teaching Special Education when the school opened in 2006 and retired in October of 2021. Laura worked for both Seven Hills Classical Academy and Beacon Preparatory Academy before moving into teaching full-time in middle school. Laura advocated for and taught many students throughout her years at Seven Hills and found joy in every student she met. She not only taught them but passed on her artistic and creative hobbies to many.  Her kind and gentle nature made her the wonderful Special Education teacher she was. Although Laura retired last year, many of your students have known and worked with her over the years.  

So as you round the corner into spring break, remember to enjoy the extra time you have with your family over the next week. I hope you and your families have a safe and joyful break and we look forward to seeing you at conferences in April.

Have a great weekend!

Kate Docken,
Special Education Director


Congratulations March VIP's

Spring Conferences
Student-Family-Teacher conferences for this Spring are happening April 6th and 7th, the week after our return from Spring Break. Teacher's sent out their conference sign up link yesterday, so if you did not see it, please let your teacher know. We hope all parents and families can make plans to be there. If that is not possible please let you child's teacher know and we can try to make other arrangements. Thank you!

Civitas Fair
Our annual community fair, called the Civitas Fair (pronounced kēwēˌtäs), 
is on Thursday, April 27th from 5pm - 7pm and showcases and celebrates the many facets that make us Seven Hills. We have food and sharing at the Cultural Fair, research and inquiry at the Science Fair, creativity and expression with the schoolwide Art Project, dictation and application with the Latin Bee, as well as Literacy Games and Math Activities. We hope you all have it on your calendars and more info can be found at our BC Civitas Fair homepage. We hope to see you all there!

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

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact Ms. Peters, School Nurse, and follow the MDH COVID-19 Isolation Guide. Contact Mr. Barrios, COVID-19 Coordinator, with any questions and see the SHPA COVID-19 Webpage for resources and information. 


Spirit Gear Online Sales -- Happening Now! Online sales are open now! Purchase SHPA spirit gear online via our Spirit Gear page on the PTA website. The PTA will coordinate the delivery of your purchase based on the time of your order. Thank you for supporting SHPA through our Spirit Gear!

Monthly PTA Meeting -- Thank you! So great to see so many new faces at our PTA meeting this past Monday! The minutes of our meeting are posted to the PTA website here, and our next meeting is set for Monday, April 24. Mark your calendars for 5-7p that day -- details of our agenda and location coming soon!

Want to serve on the PTA Board? Elections are open for the position of PTA Vice President and PTA Treasurer. Serving on the PTA board is an excellent way to grow your volunteer leadership experience, and influence how we spend our funds raised throughout the year. Not to mention, you'll spend time with an excellent group of genuine SHPA parents and teachers from both SHPA campuses. Interested in learning more? Email us at Elections will be held mid-May.

Mark your calendars -- Weekend of April 7: Shop to Donate! The PTA loves to support its local businesses! We're in the process of recruiting a set of businesses to participate in a dedicated shopping weekend for Seven Hills. Shop, say that you're from Seven HIlls, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our awesome school. See detail linked here, and watch for specifics upon your return from spring break.

Online Family Directory: 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, and create a username and password for themselves. Questions? Email the PTA at, and one of our board members will be happy to assist!

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