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From the superintendent

I hope that those of you working at the Saturday’s School Choice Fair found some time for you. When SPPS employees are healthy and happy, we can serve our students better as they learn and grow. Please don't hesitate to take advantage of all the programs we offer to help you reach your wellness goals.

Action items
  • All staff: Update directories with new health office phone numbers
  • All staff: Fourth annual blanket drive runs now through January 17
  • All staff: Instructors wanted for Summer 2014 enrichment programs
  • School staff: Register events for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
  • Principals and site coordinators: Administer 5Essentials survey
  • Principals, assistant principals, school leadership teams, school improvement specialists: Update SCIPs for progress monitoring
  • Elementary principals: Encourage ECSE Families to attend open houses
  • Elementary principals and teachers: Register for Science Museum and Saint Paul Winter Carnival field trip
  • Principals, assistant principals and school staff: Discipline reporting clean-up
  • Principals and teachers: Administer MAP tests January 7-24, 2014 (optional)
  • Teachers: Register for Service Learning Teacher and Community Partner Gathering
  • Teachers: Apply for grants due February 1
  • Teachers: Fund for Teachers deadline is January 30, 2014
Department news and announcements
  • Win $100 for your favorite healthy recipe
  • Students invited to perform at Ordway Center for Honors Concert and K-8 Performance Showcase
  • Star Party event hosted by Mike Lynch
  • Students and alumni invited to participate in engagement project
  • SPPS apparel available for purchase
Employee wellness

The benefits of being healthy are endless. You’ll feel and look better, have more energy and even save money for completing your health assessment and well-being program.

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Kudos
  • Long-time SPPS employee celebrates birthday
  • SPPS Lego League teams to compete at state tournament February 8
  • New principal at Open World
  • Congratulations to Lillian Wright Endowment for Author in the Schools grant recipients