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Dates Ahead

March 10
Staff PD
No School/Office Closed

March 13 & 14
Scholastic Book Fair

March 24
Early Release
Staff PD

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

April 27 
Civitas Fair
(Community Fair)
Save the Date

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




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February 24, 2023

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From the Special Education Director

Greetings Seven Hills Families,

We are in the time of year where our students participate in different state and district assessments. Last week, students who receive English Language services took the ACCESS test. The ACCESS tests are English language proficiency assessments used to meet federal and state legislative requirements. These assessments are used to monitor English learners’ progress as they develop academic language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our elementary students began taking the second round of Interim Assessments in reading and math. Due to the snow day interruption, they will continue with these assessments into next week. 

Our elementary students have been fortunate to have author and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka visit our school! He read, drew, and shared how he comes up with his ideas for books and how he makes his drawings. Students also got to decorate their own bookmarks from the visit.

Our 7th grade students are gearing up for their overnight field trip to Camp St. Croix. Students will leave on Tuesday, March 7th and return back to school on Thursday, March 9th. They will embark on outdoor adventures to learn about the environment around them and even learn how to sleep in a room with 10 of their peers. We look forward to hearing about all the fun when they return!

I hope your families found some time to enjoy the snowy weather and either cuddle up on a couch or get out in the snow.

Have a great weekend!

Kate Docken,
Special Education Director


Civitas Fair
Our annual community fair, called the Civitas Fair (pronounced kēwēˌtäs), showcases and celebrates the many facets that make us Seven Hills. We have food and information 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 put it on your calendars and stay tuned for sign up information coming home in the coming weeks!

Cold Weather Reminder
With the cooling temperatures and incoming colder weather, please make sure your students start bringing their jackets, hats, boots, and mittens. Students will go outside everyday for recess unless it rains or the air temperature is below 0 or the wind chill is below -10. 

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. 

Marcus Barrios
Family Engagement Coordinator
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy


SHPA K-5 Dance: One for each campus! Our K-5 student population has grown over the years! To ensure our annual K-5 dance is comfortable and safe for all, the PTA will host one K-5 dance on each campus this year. 
  • The SHPA Richfield Campus K-5 dance happens TONIGHT Friday, February 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thanks to those who are volunteering to support the event! Get ready for fun music, low-cost snacks, parent raffle prizes and great company!
  • Thank you to the parents, teachers and staff who volunteered to support the SHPA Bloomington Campus K-5 dance this past Friday. It was a successful community building event!

Spring Book Fair: March 13 & 14 -- Volunteers Needed!
The PTA is happy to host a spring Scholastic Book Fair at each SHPA campus, and it's our SHPA family volunteers that truly make the Book Fair go!

Can you spare a couple of hours on March 13 or 14?

Check out the volunteer slots for each campus, and sign up today!
The Richfield Campus Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up is linked here.

The Bloomington Campus Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up is linked here.

Next PTA Meeting: March 20 All parents and teachers are welcome to join, whether or not you've formalized your membership. We'll meet at the Bloomington campus for social time and light snacks at 5:00 p.m., and the meeting runs from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Child care will be provided, and our agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting.  All SHPA families and teachers are welcome! Room location details will be published soon.

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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