From the Superintendent: Reflecting on Dr. King's dream and more

As you go about your week, remember what President Obama told the young men at My Brother’s Keeper back in July: “Nothing worthwhile falls into your lap. You have to work for it.” That applies to each of us every day.

Student Voice and Choice at Galtier

Student Voice and Choice is a weekly video spotlight on how iPads are helping personalize learning in Saint Paul Public Schools. This week, we’re featuring Galtier Community School (PreK-5), which received iPads on Dec. 4, 2014.

Action items
  • All staff: iPad and Personalized Learning Updates
  • All staff: Online 'Beyond Diversity' training now available
  • All staff: Review discipline report, enter second-quarter incidents by Jan. 25
  • All staff: ACT state and district test administration training, Q&A sessions set
  • School staff: Register your school's events for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) by Jan. 23
  • School staff: Sign up for Saint Paul Saints Education Day on May 19
  • Secondary principals and teachers: Don't forget to use new Campus gradebook
  • Secondary paraprofessionals: Participate in mental health training on Jan. 23
  • Principals and site coordinators: Complete the 5Essentials survey
  • Elementary principals, 3rd and 4th grade teachers: Mark your calendar for free Winter Carnival field trip opportunity
  • Gordon Parks staff: Start times change beginning Jan. 26
  • Teachers: Consider attending 'Innocent Classroom' racial equity workshop
  • Teachers: View the Saint Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association newsletters
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships by Jan. 31
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Summer Term dates and sites announced
  • Information about this week's Professional Development Day
  • Learn about empowering students during Monday's Tweet Chat
  • FIRST Lego League robotics tournament is Saturday Jan. 24 at Washington Tech
Employee wellness
  • Complete your annual health assessment and well-being activity
  • Free yoga for SPPS staff continues in February and March at Highland Park Senior High
Kudos
  • 2 American Indian Magnet School students win Donaldson Science Awards
  • 'Listening Locker' hears student concerns at Ramsey Middle School, discourages bullying