From the Superintendent: We are more than just educators to our students -- we are their leaders

Thank you to all who are the loving, caring guides to the children in our community, both within SPPS and within our community. I look forward to seeing many of you at my Sharing with the Supt meetings, where I can learn more about what you need to help our students be successful.

Video: 525 SPPS students celebrate We Day 2014

This year, SPPS sent 525 students from 18 schools to the annual We Day event on Nov. 12 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Action items
  • All staff: Community Giving Campaign extended to Friday, Nov. 21
  • All Staff: Review Personalized Learning updates
  • All staff: Donate to Project REACH's 5th annual Blanket and Coat Drive
  • All staff: Teacher Development and Evaluation Oversight Committee seeks help updating evaluation tools
  • All staff: 2014-15 SPPS Winter Weather Plan now available
  • All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session
  • School staff: Watch for fliers, posters for student iPad safety campaign
  • School staff: 7th annual Shop, Ship and Share event is Nov. 21-22
  • School staff: Apply for scholarships to Dodge Nature Center
  • Principals and PreK-1 teachers: Schedule free Minnesota Children's Museum field trip
  • Title I principals and parent liaisons: Hold Title I annual meetings by Nov. 21
  • Teachers: Apply for education scholarships
  • Teachers: Need extra funding? Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Language Line interpretation services now available for schools
  • Gateway to College is off to a great start
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Special Education Winter Party is Friday, Dec. 12
  • Office of Operations to accommodate nursing mothers
  • REA introduces new tool to help teachers create assignments for students
  • Year 1 teachers who missed iPad rollout events may now pick up their iPads
  • Technology Services will retire connect.spps.org website
  • Host a flu shot clinic at your school's event
Employee wellness
  • Choose to be healthy this holiday season with the Holiday Weight Challenge
Kudos
  • Battle Creek Middle School social worker gives moving Tedx Talk at St. Thomas