From the Superintendent: Engaging with Students, Families and Community an Ongoing Effort

I am honored to be writing you on the first day of February, Black History Month. Next Monday, February 8, is NAAPID, National African American Parent Involvement Day. We welcome all parents to visit their children’s schools on this special day, but we know engaging with parents is an ongoing effort.

Video: Humboldt students look to the future during career day

The second annual Humboldt Academy of Information Technology Career Day featured 18 businesses from the metro area. Students spoke with business professionals and learned about the variety of careers each business offered. 

Action items
  • Staff: Celebrate National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5
  • Teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school nurses: 2016-17 school transfer information is now available
  • Principals and District Supervisors: Important information for 2016-17 workforce planning
  • Staff: Visit the School Marketing Toolkit for Safe Schools. Safe You. materials
  • Staff: Work with students to complete iPad updates by Monday, Feb. 8
  • Elementary School Principals and Staff: Research study opportunity for families with students in grades 2-4
  • Staff: Apply for S-Term licensed site leader positions
  • Teachers: Mid-Year reflections on TD&E Individual Growth and Development Plan in PDExpress
  • Congratulations to Lillian Wright Endowment for Author in the Schools Grant Recipients
  • SPPS students featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department news
  • Office of Early Learning and ECSE collaborate on professional development session
  • Emergency Health and 504 Plans for students with health conditions and disabilities now available in Campus
  • iPad professional development opportunities available in 2016
  • Students, families invited to Thinking College Early Fair on Feb. 27
  • YumPower Challenge starts next week
  • Staff yoga classes start this week at Bridge View School and Como Park Senior
  • February Health Observance: American Heart Month
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • Awesome Foundation
  • MRC offers grants for innovative projects and curriculum
  • Grants Facebook group offers advice, grant opportunities