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Dates Ahead

March 24
Early Release
1:15 pm
Staff PD

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

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

May 11
Roman Eagle
Fun Run

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




Seven Hills Website

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Seven Hills PTA Website

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Orgs Online 

March 17, 2023

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From the Assistant Principal

Hello Families,

It is hard to believe that we are already getting ready for Spring Break! The year has flown by. I know students and staff are looking forward to a week to rejuvenate and spend time with families.

Next week is going to be a fun and exciting week! We have Spirit Week for students and staff plus we’re doing a Food Drive for VEAP. There will be some fun competitions for classrooms to see who can bring in the most food!

Finally, after Spring Break, we will welcome families to the building for our Spring Conferences on April 6-7. Watch for a Conference Sign-up from your child’s teacher next Thursday. Spring Conferences are the last time you can come into the building to hear about how your child is doing this year and how you can support them at home to finish the year strong!

Have a great weekend!

Joanie Jeffrey
Assistant Principal: Bloomington Campus


SHPA Breakfast and Lunch:
The April breakfast and lunch menu will open Wednesday, March 15th until Sunday, March 19th. The ordering window will close at 11:59 PM Sunday, March 19th. Please place your orders as soon as possible via, link here. For further information, please visit the “Lunch” page on the school website, link here.

***All orders must be placed and paid for before the ordering window closes or the request will be canceled.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding school meals please reach out to:
Michelle Janssen at, (952)746-0813

BC Civitas Fair 2023
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. Information and sign up links can be found at our BC Civitas Fair homepage. We hope to see you all there!

Spirit Week and Food Drive
Spirit Week is next week, March 20th - 24th. The Spirit Week Flyer details the themes for each day. Students and staff will be dressing up each day with a new theme. Classsrooms will also be collecting non-perishable food donations for our local food shelf this week. Please consider sending some with your students. Classrooms will have additional incentives.

2023-2024 Open Enrollment:
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.

**Please note, current 2022-23 SHPA students DO NOT have to re enroll for the 2023-24 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 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

Spring Scholastic Bookfair -- Wow! So much to celebrate and be thankful for! The Spring Scholastic Bookfair was a success! With an estimated $16,000 in sales, this translates directly to Scholastic Dollars and enables all SHPA teachers to purchase books and library materials throughout the year. Thank you for your participation in our book fair!

Amazing Book Fair Volunteers: Across both SHPA campuses, 44 parents and 5 students raised their hand to work at the SHPA book fair. Thank you! We could not have run a successful event without each of you.
Of special note:
  • Thank you to Loren Christianson and Kim Rendahl who served as Book Fair Managers for the Richfield Campus, and to Julie Lewis and Erin Mulcahy-Billig who served as Book Fair Managers for the Bloomington Campus. In case you don't know! Book Fair Managers volunteer 6-8 weeks before the actual event to coordinate and manage all of the behind-the-scenes set up and management of the fair at each campus. Kudos to the four of you for making it happen!
  • Thank you to Mikal Rutten, an SHPA parent, who stepped in on his day off to construct the new bookshelves for the Richfield Campus K-5 library. The shelves were purchased with Scholastic Dollars from the last fair, and -- now that they're securely put together -- our media center and library can showcase additional books and supplies. Thank you! The shelves look great!
The All-for-Books coin collection: The All-for-Books coin collection competition is complete! The Bloomington Campus winner is Mr. Whitebread's first grade class, and the Richfield Campus winner is Ms. Hansen's fourth grade class! Congratulations! Each class will be treated to a doughnut party, compliments of the SHPA PTA.

Did you miss the fair? Still have eWallet dollars? Families are welcome to shop the Book Fair online through March 23. Any unused eWallet dollars can be applied to online sales, and book-only purchases over $25 will ship to your home for free. The Online Book Fair for the Bloomington campus is linked here, and the Online Fair for the Richfield campus is linked here.

Spirit Gear online Sales -- March 19: Online sales are almost ready to re-open! 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 -- March 20: All are welcome! All SHPA parents and teachers are welcome to join, whether or not you've formalized your membership. We'll meet at the Bloomington campus in room 20 (downstairs) 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 in Room 22. Our agenda is currently being finalized, and is linked here to preview. Join us, and bring a friend!

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.

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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