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From Michelle Walker

I hope you’ll join us on Thursday evening for the annual State of the District address. If you can’t attend that evening, there are other opportunities to learn more about our district’s plans and to share your thoughts and ideas about implementation. Your feedback is critical.

Action items
  • All staff: Learn more about the new strategic plan at State of the District event and other information sessions
  • All staff: Register for Thinking College Early Fair
  • School staff: Review new substitute teacher request procedures
  • School staff: Raise money for your school year-round
  • School staff: Register events for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
  • Teachers: Register for Valentines for Vets
  • Teachers: Explore these grants due February 1
  • Teachers: Check out later February grant opportunities
  • Teachers: Fund for Teachers deadline is January 30, 2014
  • Site administrators and leaders: Review summer school ("S-Term") information
  • Principals and site coordinators: Administer 5Essentials survey
  • Elementary principals: Update SCIPs for progress monitoring
  • Elementary principals: Encourage ECSE Families to attend open houses
Department news and announcements
  • Project REACH Quarter 2 newsletter is available
  • Office of Personalized Learning to host regular Tweet Chats
  • Students invited to perform at Ordway Center for Honors Concert and K-8 Performance Showcase
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Kudos
  • Governor Dayton honors Elona Street-Stewart for work with students
  • Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 Campus welcomes new principal
  • John A. Johnson Achievement Plus welcomes new principal
  • 36 SPPS students to participate in 3M STEP program