Superintendent Silva
From the Superintendent: Focusing on school climate and safety

In Saint Paul Public Schools we remain committed to ensuring that all students have an opportunity to succeed. We know that to achieve high standards students need to be in class, actively engaged in learning, in an environment that is safe, orderly and well-managed.

Video: All New School Choice Fair a Success

The 2016 School Choice Fair drew hundreds of families from St. Paul and the metro area to see the host of educational choices available for their child in SPPS. New this year, the fair focused on families looking for pre-K, kindergarten and elementary school options. Every Saint Paul Public School is hosting an open house throughout January and February for families still looking for a school and school tours are always available. 

Action items
  • Staff: Prepare for NAAPID
  • Staff: Deadlines for fiscal year 2015-16 expenditures now available
  • Staff: Work with students to complete iPad updates by Monday, Feb. 8
  • Teachers: Support Student Engagement and Advancement Board by providing feedback
  • Teachers: SPTRFA Annual Meeting is Jan. 21
  • Elementary School Principals and Staff: Research study opportunity for families with students in grades 2-4
  • Teachers: Update on free Winter Carnival field trip opportunity
  • Staff: Apply for S-Term licensed site administrator and leader positions
  • Teachers: Mid-Year reflections on TD&E Individual Growth and Development Plan in PDExpress
  • Principals, Assistant Principals and staff who enter discipline in Campus: Discipline reporting clean-up
  • Building Administrators: Assign Building Coordinators for the 2016 Minnesota Student Survey
  • Staff: Register to Participate in Share the Love project
     
Kudos
  • 2 SPPS students win Donaldson Science Awards
  • Como Park Elementary School collects more than 1,100 pounds of food for Sharing Korner
  • SPPS students featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department news
  • Self Service App Store Update
  • iPad professional development opportunities available in 2016
  • Sign up for the yumPower Staff Challenge
  • Personal resilience workshop begins Jan. 25
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • Fund for Teachers offers fellowships for PD, domestic or international travel
  • Awesome Foundation
  • Grants Facebook group offers advice, grant opportunities
  • Teachers: Apply for Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc. scholarship