Special District 6 | District eNewsletter
January 10, 2019

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Electronic Flyer Distribution starting February of 2019

South St. Paul Public Schools is excited to announce that the district will now be using Peachjar, a digital flyer management system. Peachjar provides an innovative flyer management system that sends school-approved eflyers directly to parents’ inboxes and posts them on schools websites, making it easier than ever for parents to learn more about events, activities and programs offered to students. School Peachjar pages are also accessible via the Peachjar button on each school’s homepage.

This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

Click here to read more.

More Grab and Go Breakfast Carts added to SSP Secondary

As of Monday, Jan. 7, SSP Secondary added three more locations for students to get their Second Chance Breakfast. In addition to the two current locations by the main office and in the grade 7 area on the second floor, grab and go breakfast carts are also available by the Middle School elevators on the third floor (6th grade core), outside the health office, and on the second floor by the High School science rooms.

Kindergarten Registration Night

Kindergarten Registration for all incoming kindergartners for the 2019-20 school year will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:00 p.m. at both Lincoln Center Elementary and Kaposia Education Center.

Eligible families should receive enrollment forms the first week of January. These materials should be returned on Registration Night. If you have questions, contact your local elementary school main office.

Congratulations to the first 2019 graduate!

South St. Paul congratulates the first 2019 GED graduate from the South Suburban ABE programs - Celine Campos Velasco.

ABE Classes Available

This weeks starts the beginning of a new learning journey for 12 students in the TriDistrict Community Education’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program.

Click here learn more about the program.

First graders exploring their school cafeteria

First graders at Kaposia are currently exploring the IB PYP Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are. Students are inquiring what it means to make a choice, how the choices they make affect their health, and what it means to live a balanced life.

Ms. Erickson’s first grade class had the opportunity to tour the school cafeteria. Students got to meet the amazing staff who prepares their food everyday and learned about etiquette and manners in the cafeteria. Students were risk-takers as they tried different kinds of vegetables. Students also learned how to recycle and dispose of their food items.

A special thanks to Glen Ritter (director of nutrition services), Dorie Pavel (assistant director of nutrition services), Michelle Penman (head engineer) and Beth Cramer (community member/parent/chef) for sharing their time and expertise with our students.

Click here to learn more about the IB PYP program at South St. Paul schools.


Family Events

Workshop opportunity for parents

Topic on Parenting and Working with Teens in a Digital Age
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Henry Sibley High School - Warrior Hall

1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights

Spanish translation available.

Click here to for more information.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 10
Kaposia Food Distribution

Monday, January 14
SSP Board Meeting

Thursday, January 17
MYP Personal Project Fair

Friday, January 18
No School (district-wide)
Kids' Choice Non-school Day
Theatre One Act Plays

Saturday, January 19
Theatre One Act Plays

Monday, January 21
No School (district-wide)
District Office Closed
Kids' Choice Closed

Tuesday, January 22
Kindergarten Registration Night

Wednesday, January 23
Secondary Food Distribution

Monday, January 28
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

SSPPS Photo Highlights
Dec. 13 - Jan. 9

Student presenting their creation at the Lego League End of Year Celebration 
Lincoln Center 3rd graders toured the MN State Capitol and saw lawmakers in action in the house and senate.

SSP Varsity Singers performed at the Governor's Mansion for the holiday tour.

Students rehearsing for the upcoming theatre production: The One Act Plays

3rd graders presented during Biography Brunch

First graders touring their school cafeteria learning about cafeteria etiquettes, food disposal and trying new vegetables.
Students in Trades Class visited the Electricians Union Training Center and worked with circuits and other aspects of electrical components alongside professionals. 
SSP Varsity Singers performed at the Mall of America during the holidays.

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Show Off Your Packer Pride!

You might have seen some Packer Pride signs around our schools and neighborhoods.
If you spot one, take a picture with the sign! 

Share your Packer Pride picture with us using #SSPpride on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter and we will share your picture!

We look forward to seeing your Packer Pride!

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