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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

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




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November 4, 2022

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From the Special Education Director

Greetings Seven Hills Families

I hope you all had a great week. It is time for Give to the Max  so if you, your extended family, or a business are looking to make donations, this is a great opportunity. Give to the Max Day is November 17th, however, the Give to the Max donating is open now! This year's profits will go towards new technology at our Bloomington Campus and a sound system for our Richfield Campus gymnasium.

Last year we raised over $9,000 and look forward to beating this goal for this years’ Give to the Max.

If you would like to donate, click

We are currently looking for parents of students with Individualized Education Program (IEP) Plans or Section 504 Plans to be a part of our Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC). A SEAC is a group that provides input on issues and policies in Special Education along with helping to plan trainings or presentations for parents that are relevant to current issues in special education. If you are interested in joining our SEAC from either Bloomington or Richfield, please reach out to me at

Have a great weekend!

Kate Docken,
Special Education Director

2023-2024 Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for New SHPA Students began November 1, 2022:
  Do you have a son or daughter in your household that will be eligible to join SHPA for the 23-24 school year?  Do you know a family that wants to join our exciting school community?  Please click HERE to learn more about the Open Enrollment process and the link to sign up for the 23-24 school year will be live at 12:01am on November 1, 2022. 

**Please note, current 22-23 SHPA students DO NOT have to re enroll for the 23-24 school year.


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.

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.  

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

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.


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.

SHPA High School Fair -- Current and alumni SHPA parents with students recently enrolled in high school have been invited to join us at our SHPA High School Fair on Nov. 9 at the Richfield campus. While the Fair itself occurs in the gym, the PTA will provide light refreshments in room 109 with an opportunity for parents to connect with each other and share information about the high school their student currently attends, along with any advice for making the high school decision. Thanks to our Middle School guidance counselor, Ms. Potter, for partnering with the PTA to support this networking opportunity! Questions? Reach out directly to the PTA at 

Give to the Max Fall Fundraiser: Mark your calendars for the week of November 14 through November 18, 2022 as we raise funds for our vibrant school community. As one of only two major fundraisers for our school, the Give to the Max Campaign is a way to give funds online in support of our teachers and students at Seven Hills. The money raised this year will be evenly divided between the two campuses and will be used to update the sound system at our Richfield campus gymnasium and expand the musical instrument selection at the Bloomington campus. Give to the Max day is set for Thursday, November 17 this year, but early giving is open now! Parents, family and friends are encouraged to support our school community by donating to our GiveMN page any time now through the close of Give to the Max on November 18, 2022. 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!

Reminder: SHPA Scholastic Book Fair -- Some families have asked about unused eWallet dollars. If students or teachers have a balance remaining on eWallet, they're welcome to still shop the Scholastic Book Fair online through Nov. 6. Scholastic offers free shipping on book-only purchases of $25 or more. Those attending the SHPA Bloomington Campus should shop from this link, and those attending the SHPA Richfield campus should shop from this link. Your eWallet balances will remain available for one year.

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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