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Special District 6 | District eNewsletter
January 24, 2019


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Apply for Educational Benefits

ATTENTION FAMILIES: If at any time during the school year your family income status changes (e.g. laid-off, furlough, government shutdown, seasonal work) you are encouraged to complete an application for educational benefits. Once approved for free or reduced priced meal benefits they are in place for the remainder of the school year, regardless of income status. In addition, know that approval for free or reduced priced meal benefits also provides other educational benefits (e.g. scholarships for activities and athletics) and can help you access other community resources.
 
For more information, visit https://www.sspps.org/mealbenefits.





Congratulations to another GED graduate!

South St. Paul congratulates Alicianna VanderBosch for receiving her GED and graduating from the South Suburban ABE program.

Click here learn more about the program.




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.

Community Preschool Information Night

Come visit with preschool staff and check out the classrooms on the Community Preschool Information Night on Tuesday, Jan. 29! 

  • Lincoln Center Elementary:
    6-7 p.m.
    357 9th Ave N 
  • Kaposia Education Center:
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 1225 First Ave S 


2019 New Family Registration starts on Tuesday, February 19 at 8 a.m. You can register online at www.ssppreschool.tridistrictce.org or at the Early Learning Office, 104 5th Ave S.

Free preschool is available at Kaposia in the fall. Lincoln Center will be tuition based with scholarships available. Call (651) 457-9418 for more information! 




 

Four South St. Paul teachers nominated for 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. 

The South St. Paul teachers who are nominated are:

  • Kristen Spanjers, kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Center Elementary
  • Jessica Splittstoesser, first grade teacher at Lincoln Center Elementary
  • Jessica Davis, math teacher at South St. Paul Secondary
  • Luke Olson, math teacher at South St. Paul Secondary

Click here to read more.



Kaposia kindergartners receive sight word pillowcases to practice words at home

Erin Roeske, Kaposia kindergarten teacher, received a $500 grant from Rockport and Schuler Shoes to support student literacy in kindergarten. Ms. Roeske purchased sight word pillowcases for all kindergartners at Kaposia with the hope that all students will know 45 sight words by the end of kindergarten. 

The sight word pillowcases are a unique and engaging teaching tool that students and families can use at home to practice sight words!

  • Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English Language.
  • Sight words make up about 50% of any written text.
  • Students will be able to read more fluently if they have learned to recognize sight words instantly.

 


Family Events

National African American Parent Involvement Day

As part of the observation of Black History Month, South St. Paul Secondary will be celebrating National African American Parent Involvement Day on Monday, Feb. 11. This event is intended to provide parents with an opportunity to learn more about their student’s academic experience and to become increasingly involved with their education.

Parents are invite to the Parent-Student Breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. in the Stock Exchange. Following, parents may accompany their students to classes where they can witness instruction and activities throughout their student’s typical school day.  

Click here to RSVP for the Parent-Student Breakfast no later than Friday, February 8. 

Click here for more information.
 

February Fix-It Clinic 

Dakota County is hosting a Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon-3 p.m. at the Inver Glen Library. This is a free event for all residents of the County to bring household items and clothing needing repair to be fixed. Skilled volunteers will be present to help residents figure out what's wrong and help fix the broken items. This is an effort to reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash, while helping families get these items back in use. 

Click here for details.
Community Education Program: Glitter & Glow with Kidcreate Studio 

What rules supreme in your child’s world? Art projects that glitter or glow-in-the-dark? No need for your child to choose when you sign them up for this art class! We will work with a variety of art supplies including clay, glow-in-the-dark paint, and of course, lots and lots of glitter! The kids will create snow globes that glow-in-the-dark, butterflies that shimmer and glimmer, an Eiffel Tower with stars that twinkle, and so much more.

Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27
3-4 p.m.
Lincoln Center Elementary

Thursdays, Feb. 7-28
3:40-4:40 p.m.
Kaposia Education Center

Click here to register.
Upcoming Events

Monday, January 28
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
SSP Board Meeting


Tuesday, January 29
Community Preschool Info Night
Lincoln Center Food Distribution

Thursday, February 7
Kaposia Food Distribution

SSPPS Photo Highlights
Jan. 10 - 23

The Lincoln Center Student Ambassadors volunteered to help at Kindergarten Registration night by greeting and giving tours to families. 
First graders at Kaposia enjoyed a very special visit from the St. Paul Winter Carnival candidates

Newly-elected school board members swearing-in at the City Hall. 

Students learning about electrical circuit analysis in IB Physics II. 
10th graders presenting their research topics at the MYP Personal Project Fair.
Students designing and painting face masks in art class.

Join us in our social circles below!

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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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