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From the superintendent

A great woman I had the pleasure of meeting, Marian Wright Edelman, once said that the question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to. 

Action items
  • All staff: Review sabbatical leave information
  • All staff: Review new information about Summer Term (S-Term)
  • All staff who work at or visit 360 Colborne: Donate non-perishable food items to Neighborhood House
  • School staff: Resume scheduling substitutes through AESOP
  • Principals: i3 funds available for training a Reading Recovery teacher
  • Principals: Pick up Elementary Progress Reports
  • Teachers: Technology grants from Education Minnesota due April 11
  • Teachers: Apply now for spring grants
Department news and announcements
  • Writing contest available to students in grades K-3
  • Poetry contest: Celebrating the veteran in my life
  • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships available
  • Job posting: PAR consulting teacher
  • New recycling program to debut at three schools
  • No-cost tours available at Alexander Ramsey House
  • Job posting: S-Term 2014 middle school instrumental music teacher
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Employee wellness

Jacklyn Lynch, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Randolph Heights Elementary, is the winner of Saint Paul Public Schools' breakfast recipe contest with a healthy and delicious Bran Muffin

Kudos
  • Karen Christenson, St. Anthony Park teacher, named National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator
  • Sandra Muellner, LEAP teacher, selected as finalist for prestigious teaching award
  • Students Yee Leng Thao and Devonte Miller recognized as Beat the Odds Scholarship winners
  • Kathy Kelley, Community Outreach Coordinator at Gordon Parks, receives Bethel Community Partner Award
  • Murray students have great success at regional science fair, proceed to state competition
  • Humboldt team raises funds for Neighborhood House
  • Two SPPS schools score big at math tournament
  • SPPS receives Cadillac Escalade donation for automotive students
  • Dakota elder leads film discussion for students and community
  • Washington Technology NJROTC Cadets Participate in Underwater Robot Competition
  • SPPS students explore careers through Community Education