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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lincoln Center Elementary
Thursdays, Feb. 7-28
Kaposia Education Center