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From the superintendent

When we open our hearts to the needs of our most vulnerable students, it makes withstanding the cold that much easier.

Action items

All staff: Do not disturb radon detectors
All staff: Submit safety concerns to the District Safety Committee
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)
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: Fund for Teachers deadline is January 30, 2014

Department news and announcements

Facilities Department staff wear new uniforms
Mileage reimbursement rates for 2014
Department name changes
Additional Yoga Calm training added for late-dismissal schools
SPPS apparel available for purchase

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Employee wellness: Win $100 for your favorite healthy recipe

SPPS students will be the judges to decide the ultimate winner!

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Kudos
  • Harding, Linwood Monroe and Washington Technology Designated as 'Celebration' Schools by Minnesota Department of Education
  • Gordon Parks senior wins 'Beat the Odds' scholarship
  • Capitol Hill Student leads fundraiser to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan
  • School board member visits 3rd graders for Proud To Be St. Paul
  • Fabulous Fiddlers perform
  • Eastern Heights represented SPPS at the TIES Annual Conference
  • Humboldt JROTC food drive
  • Murray Middle School students exceed goals, learn about motivation and success
  • Laurie Niblick wins permit parking spot