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From the Superintendent: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is a day to celebrate the indigenous peoples of Minnesota and their contributions to Saint Paul’s vibrant mix of cultures and traditions. The SPPS Office of Indian Education and Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) have collaborated to encourage and support teachers in using this day as an opportunity to teach about the indigenous people of our area.

Video: Hamline Elementary's Fall Festival a success

On Oct. 3, the Hamline Elementary School community came together during the 2015 Hamline Fall Festival.

Action Items
  • Teachers: Submit Individualized Growth and Development Plan
  • Administrators, Social Workers and Counselors: Free bicycles available for SPPS students in need, request bikes by Oct. 16
  • Principals: Complete MDE Staff Development Report by today, Oct. 12
  • High school principals: Recommend students today for refugee writing project
  • Teachers: Reflector upgrade required with iOS9
  • Staff: Learn Google Drive and Love It
  • High school staff: Applications for Youth Advisory Team due Thursday, Oct. 15
  • Teachers: Share this free homework help flyer with your students
  • Staff: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day today, Oct. 12
Kudos
  • 11 SPPS buildings vie for Walk/Bike to School Day traveling trophy
  • Phalen Lake teacher named MN Latino Teacher of the Year
  • Video: Mr. Holland's Opus donation brings excitement to music students at Washington Technology Magnet School
  • SPPS Career and Technical Education supporter honored at statewide conference
  • Humboldt Principal honored with statewide Administrator Award
  • Students, staff, families featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department News
  • SPPS presents start times top recommendation to Board of Education
  • New Vision Plan offered through EyeMed for SPPS staff
  • Two elementary schools at SPPS piloting Dancing Classrooms
  • Equity in the Classroom training series begins Oct. 26
  • Applications for Educational Benefits/Free or Reduced Price Meals due Oct. 21
  • Annual Open Enrollment begins Oct. 23
  • Staff: Attend pre-retirement seminars in October
  • Monthly Health Observance: Avoid colds and the flu
  • Online coaching for stress management
Teacher Grants
  • Teachers: Apply for October/November grants now
  • Teachers: Inspired Educator Grant applications due Monday, Oct. 12
  • Join the SPPS Grants Facebook group
  • Teachers: Apply for scholarship from Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc.