Bridge on break: Check back on Monday, April 7 for the next issue of the Bridge. Have a safe and happy spring break!

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From the superintendent

It’s probably difficult to think about summer when the flurries keep flying outside, but for many students, summer planning starts now. I want to encourage all of us to take part in helping ensure that students keep both their bodies and minds active all summer long.

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Action items
  • All staff: Keep electrical panels clear
  • 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: Clean up discipline reporting
  • Clerks: Update student addresses for Project REACH
  • Principals and assistant principals: Attend Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
  • Teachers: Apply for Technology Grants of up to $3,000 by April 11
  • Teachers: Spring grant deadlines approaching
Department news and announcements
  • IT Department is now Technology Services, welcomes additional leadership
  • Coming soon: Sound testing in secondary schools
  • Parking lot and sidewalk safety
  • 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
Employee wellness

HealthPartners will continue to offer yoga-based stress classes for the months of April and May. Reserve your spot today!

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Kudos
  • SPMA students exhibit artwork at Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Central High School wins grand prize in Toyota “Drive for Education” contest
  • Central Student achieves perfect ACT score
  • Central High students compete in regional science fair
  • Ramsey Middle School students qualify for History Day State competition
  • Harding senior receives National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Scholarship
  • Galtier students join local artist for stop-motion animation projects
  • SPPS students earn top seats at Minnesota Renewable Energy Challenge
  • Saint Paul Fund for Teachers announces 2014 fellows