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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 21 - January 2
Winter Break

January 3
Classes resume

January 16
No School/Office Closed




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October 28, 2022

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From the Assistant Principal

Happy Fall SHPA!

Today we celebrated our October VIPs at our assembly. It is so fun to see students and families celebrating positive behavior! Students this month were working on and learning about the A in C.A.R.E.S- Assertion. Next month, we will focus on learning about how to be RESPONSIBLE!! Talk with your students about how they can show responsibility at home, in their community and at school!
We have a lot of exciting things happening next month. Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Wiederholt will travel to Washington D.C. to be recognized at the National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony. Seven Hills Preparatory Academy is the only charter school from Minnesota to be celebrated this year! We will also have TWO Out of Uniform days in November: November 4 and November 18. 

I have a few housekeeping items to end with: 

* Please make sure we have your latest immunization records on file. We have to report those to the state so it helps us if you make sure they’re on file and up to date. 

* Thank you to everyone who is getting in the pickup and dropoff lines. We need everyone working together to make sure our dismissal and arrival procedures go smoothly, and that all students and families are safe. This means you need to wait in the lines, instead of parking and walking your student in or out. We know everyone is busy and short on time, but this is one thing we need to do in order for our procedures to be safe and effective.

Have a great weekend!

Joanie Jeffrey
BC Assistant Principal

New Website 2023

SHPA will be designing a new website! We are looking for input from our community to better serve our students, parents/guardians, and staff. Please take this short New Website Survey to help inform us of your thoughts and needs as we continue this process.


Congratulations to our ASSERTION VIPs for the month of October. Keep up the great work! November our focus will turn to RESPONSIBILITY. 

SHPA Town Hall Meeting
Thank you to those of you that attended the Town Hall meeting on Tuesday evening. Mr. Peterson, Principal at our Bloomington Campus, shared an overview of the 2021-22 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment results (2021-22 MCA & Testing Summary Results) and Mr. Lamprecht, Teacher Board Member, provided an update on the Bloomington Campus property search. We also summarized the feedback from the parent surveys to determine what are top priorities for our families in this search. Our next step is to survey our teachers and staff.

Bloomington Property Search
As we continue to work with Wildamere in our search for our own new Bloomington Campus, the goal of the School Board and the administrative team is to consider the following as top priorities:
Conducive Learning Classrooms, Space to build a Playground, Gym Facilities, Green Space,  and Room for Transportation and Parking

Our goal is to finalize our property search by the spring of 2023 and start renovations to the new site during the 2023-24 school year. We would then have teachers and staff move in with the plan to open for all students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade for the 2024-25 school year. 

For future Town Halls, we will plan to have an online option as well as in person.

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.

Child Tax Credit Deadline
Millions of eligible families may easily claim the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) until Nov. 15, 2022. Eligible families can claim the CTC at

Many families may not know that they are eligible for the CTC or that they can still claim it using a simplified filing tool. Families can also use the simplified tool to file their tax return if they have not yet received the third stimulus check. The simplified tool is for families who do not have a 2021 filing requirement – typically this means their income is below $12,550 if filing single, or $25,100 if filing married. The traditional filing method is still available until 2025. The November 15 deadline is for those interested in using the electronic portal.  

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

See the SHPA COVID-19 Webpage for resources and information.

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.

SHPA Scholastic Book Fair -- Thank you! A big thanks to the SHPA community for supporting our SHPA Scholastic Book Fair this week. Whether you helped plan the fair, volunteered at the fair, visited the fair, or sent money along with your child or teacher to purchase books and fun at the fair -- you all played a critical role to the fair success. Thank you! Between both campuses we raised more than $10,000 for our schools. These funds will be used to fund book supplies for our campus libraries and teacher classrooms throughout the year. Awesome!

Spirit Gear Winter Sale -- Nov. 1 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. On November 1, we'll begin a Winter Sale of items listed specifically on the NP West site. You can order and pay for items on the site from Nov. 1 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 Fall Fundraiser: Seven Hills will once again participate in the Give to the Max online fundraiser this fall. Watch for details next week!

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; Save the date! Find your favorite SHPA family and dine together at Davanni's in Bloomington on November 22. Details will be shared closer to the date!

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!  
  • Go to the new SHPA PTA website and click "Sign In" at the upper right corner of the page to create an account for yourself through a secure username and password. Once you're in, you'll see the Directory option at the left side of the page. (Hint: If you don't see "Directory" on the left side of the page right away, then go to the upper-right corner drop down menu and select "Dashboard." This will bring to the full menu of site options, including the Directory.)
  • Members of our original directory: Once logged in, you can search for your name and find your entry. Please add your family members to your entry by following these instructions.
  • New Members: Complete a new entry and add family members, or use the quick join option linked here. Then,  add your family members to your entry by following these instructions.
Questions? Your PTA Board is happy to help with this transition! Email us at

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