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From Community Giving Campaign co-chairs: Positively influence your community by donating

Today and for the next five weeks, every one of us in SPPS has the potential to increase our positive influence on students and families. As this year’s co-chairs of the annual Community Giving Campaign, we invite you to take a moment to consider supporting one or more of the nonprofit organizations that assist SPPS students and their families.

Video: Learn how to donate for Community Giving Campaign

At SPPS we understand that our giving changes lives. That's why 6,500 employees give their time, passion and attention to making sure SPPS students succeed. Now we have a chance to extend our gift beyond the school day by supporting the entire SPPS community.

Action items
  • Staff: Share SPPS Budget Breakdown Community Sessions information with families
  • Staff: Increase your cultural understanding of Muslims in Minnesota
  • Staff: Attend ‘Paper Tigers’ documentary today, Nov. 16
  • Teachers: Free admission to Mill City Museum for Title I schools
  • Teachers: Apply for Dodge Nature Center transportation field trip grant
Kudos
  • 7 SPPS Students Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists
  • Anne McInerney receives Minnesota School Social Workers Association Career Achievement Award
  • Washington Tech, Riverview host National Safe Routes to School trainings
  • Harding Girls Tennis Player Earns Athletic Scholarship for University of California, Berkeley
  • Firefighters Donate 400 Winter Coats to Riverview Students, 2nd Coat Donation at SPPS
  • SPPS staff featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • Fund for Teachers information session this Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Education Minnesota Classroom Grants due Dec. 11
  • Apply for Authors in the Schools grant for SPPS elementary schools
  • Awesome Foundation
  • Grants Facebook group offers advice, grant opportunities
  • Teachers: Apply for Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc. scholarship
Department news
  • Winter Weather Plan now available
  • Plan professional development day on Nov. 20 for secondary grades
  • Equity in the Classroom Series: Unlearning Whiteness with Ryan Williams-Virden
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Support available for tenured PreK-12 teachers
  • Equity in Action Series at the Multicultural Resource Center
  • Sign Up for the 2015 Holiday Weight Challenge by Nov. 23