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September 6
First Day of School

Elementary School Back to School Night
Monday, August 29th 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, August 30th 8:000am-12:00pm

Middle School Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 30th 4:00pm-6:00pm




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July 15, 2022

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Special Announcement

Hello Seven Hills’ Students and Families!
Seven Hills is reaching out this mid-summer to provide a few updates that will help your family plan for school in the fall. I also wanted to take this time to officially introduce my new role as the Interim Executive Director while maintaining my role as the Richfield Campus Principal. As many of you know, Mr. Schlueter concluded his position as the Executive Director of Seven Hills Preparatory Academy on June 30th. Mr. Schlueter was a wonderful Executive Director who paved the way for two successful K-5 and K-8 school campuses. As of July 1st, I have accepted the role as Interim Executive Director of Seven Hills Preparatory Academy while maintaining my role as the Richfield Campus Principal. In order to make this transition successful, we have hired an additional administrator, Administrative Intern, Ms. Martine Walker, to assist with the Richfield Campus administrative team as well as some assignments for the Bloomington Campus administrative team. Mr. Grutsch will continue in his role as the Richfield Campus Assistant Principal. Mr. Peterson will be supporting my role as the Interim Director of Seven Hills while maintaining his role as the Bloomington Campus Principal. Ms. Jeffrey will continue as the Bloomington Campus Assistant Principal. Ms. Docken will continue in her role at the Seven Hills Director of Special Education. We will officially post and search for an Executive Director in early 2023 in preparation of the following school year, 2023-2024. I am excited to be working with the administrative teams at both campuses as well as our teachers and staff. Seven Hills is such a great place to be and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community. We will continue the work together to be able to provide the top notch education for our students who are so deserving. We will uphold our mission to provide a rigorous classical education by cultivating strong citizenship through academic excellence. Thank you for all of your support and enjoy the remaining summer months! 
Carolyn Farrell


Staff Updates: We are saying good-bye to a number of our teaching staff this summer while other teachers have taken on new assignments here at Seven Hills: 
Saying good-bye to: Mr. Pierce, Ms. Paul, Mr. Plog, Ms. Symington, Ms. Keating, Ms. Anastazievsky, Mr. Garvey, Mr. Krueger, Mr. Holmvig-Johnson, Mr. Mattson, Mr. Hanuman, Ms. Slayton, and Mr. Barth
New Teaching Assignments: Ms. Strachan (Middle School Educational Assistant), Ms. Willman (Middle School Special Education Teacher), Ms. Samuelson (Elementary Special Education Teacher), Ms. Deepak (Building Substitute for the Bloomington Campus), Ms. Doyle (Middle School Trivium/Grammar Teacher), Ms. Jensen (.25 Assessment Coordinator)
We are working diligently to interview and hire new teachers.  Names of new hires will be shared in the August newsletter.
Back to School Open House Dates:
Elementary: Monday, August 29th 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, August 30th 8:000am-12:00pm
*Elementary students will also be taking a reading assessment with their new teacher during Open House.
Middle School: Tuesday, August 30th 4:00pm-6:00pm

**Reminder that our Sixth Grade Social is TONIGHT!

Sports and Extra Curricular Activities: Check out our new and improved offerings for next year! Sign up early so we can all plan ahead. NEW THIS YEAR will be morning sports leagues for students in grades K-4. We have in-house soccer and basketball! NEW THIS YEAR will be POETRY CLUB open to students in grades 4-8. Review all pages of the catalog and send any questions our way. For the registration catalog click HERE.

Registration Form -

Student Arrival and Dismissal: The K-5 and 6-8th grade arrival and dismissal process for students riding by bus or car will remain the same as last school year.  Please see the attached map with provided visuals and instructions. Map: SHPA Dismissal Map
School Lunch Program:
Free Lunch Application
If you think your family may qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch please, follow the link below and access the Free and Reduced Lunch application. This application can then be turned in to our Food Service Coordinator, Josie Schmitz, in the main office.  Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am-1pm through August 4th.  We are then open Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm.  Please ring the door bell and someone will meet you outside for this transaction.
For the application click HERE.
Elementary and Middle School Supplies: The 2022-23 School Supply Lists are now on our website. Depending on the school delivery model, teachers may be requesting additional supplies later in the school year.  

School Website: Please use our current website, to read about many aspects of our school life, including schedules, events, and updates. This is the most important resource for our community. Our goal is to keep open, consistent and detailed communication with everyone and we update the website information regularly.


Friendly Reminder! School Supply Kits: SHPA families can choose to shop independently for next year's school supplies, OR order a school supply kit online through the PTA.  The deadline to order a supply kit through the PTA is TODAY Friday, July 15.  To order, follow these steps:
  1. Go to
  2. Richfield Campus: Enter the school ID as SHP000 (3 letters, and 3 numbers).
  3. Bloomington Campus: Enter the school ID as SEV045 (3 letters, and 3 numbers).
  4. Follow the directions to complete your order.
  5. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.
Keep in mind that sales tax will be applied at checkout. Remember that each kit will be shipped for free to your home. Do not enter the school address as your shipping address. Lastly, once you receive the kits at your home, you may choose to bring kits to Back to School Night in August, or fit the supplies into your child’s backpack to bring on the first day of school. Thank you to those parents who have already ordered! You can expect to receive your kits directly at your home in mid-August. For those families choosing to shop for school supplies instead, the updated school supply lists will be posted to the SHPA website here.

PTA Meeting: The June PTA meeting happens on Monday, July 18 in the lobby of the Bloomington Campus. We'll socialize with some light snacks, then discuss plans for upcoming events planned for summer and back to school. The meeting is a great way to meet other SHPA parents, and provide input on upcoming events. We'll meet to socialize at 5:00 p.m. The meeting begins at 5:30 and typically lasts an hour. For a full view of our meeting schedule, and to review minutes of each meeting, visit our PTA website:

Park Play Day: Calling all families of Kindergarteners through Second Grade! Our next Park Play Day is scheduled for Saturday afternoon July 30, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Whether you're enrolled at the SHPA Bloomington campus, or the SHPA Richfield campus, all incoming Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade families are welcome to join. We'll meet at 
Augsburg Park in Richfield -- 7000 Nicollet Ave.. You'll meet new families and reconnect with families you already know! Come play and have fun at the park!

Used Uniform Sale: The PTA will host its summer uniform sale on Saturday August 20 at the SHPA Richfield campus! Families from both the Bloomington Campus and the Richfield Campus are welcome to shop the sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. Families are welcome to donate gently used uniform clothes for the sale. They can be dropped off at the Richfield campus gymnasium on August 20. Can't wait to see you there!

Used Uniform Sale Volunteers: Don't worry, summer isn't over yet, but... we are starting to get ready for our Used Uniform Sale that will take place on Saturday, August 20th, and we need volunteers! Please consider helping out! Review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up to volunteer for the Used Uniform Sale. We will need volunteers to help set up, during the sale, and clean up. Thank you! 
Used Uniform Sale Volunteer Sign Up

Dine to Donate: Thanks to those who joined us at Culvers in June to enjoy good food, good company, and support our school! We raised just over $700, (wow!), and we'll use the dollars raised to fund our '22-'23 teacher conference dinner events. On Saturday morning, August 27, we'll be dining together at Rise Up Nutrition and Lifted Nutrition -- two smoothie shops owned by a fellow SHPA parent. Watch for details via email and social media, and see you there!

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