Honoring the Knowledge, Expertise, Passion and Commitment of SPPS Social Workers

The Bridge occasionally features columns from leaders across Saint Paul Public Schools. This week, Michelle Viera Keleny discusses the annual celebration of School Social Work Week, honoring the knowledge, expertise, passion and commitment of Saint Paul Public Schools social workers.

Video: Thirty Schools Host Saint Paul Dignitaries During School Leader for a Day

From business and community leaders to city and state legislators, SPPS recently had the distinct pleasure of hosting more than 30 generous individuals who led schools districtwide. Participants took an entire day from their busy schedules to learn about what it takes to run a school and to learn more about public education in Saint Paul.

Action items
  • All staff: S-Term information now available
  • All staff: S-Term staff applications now open
  • Elementary School Principals and Staff: Continue to promote SNAPSHOT research study, encourage qualifying families to enroll
  • Elementary and Secondary Science teachers: Call Belwin Outdoor Science to schedule field trips
  • All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session
  • Student Engagement and Advancement Board presents SRO project to BOE
  • SPPS students ‘Share the Love’
  • SPPS Students at the Winter Carnival
  • Four SPPS teachers are semifinalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award
  • Farnsworth teacher named High Tech Kids Coach of the Year
  • SPPS students, staff featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
Department news
  • Karen font now available on all SPPS computers
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • New teacher interview days set for March 11 and March 22
  • Equity in the Classroom series begins TODAY at the Multicultural Resource Center
  • Monthly Health Observance: March is National Nutrition Month
  • SPPS is Chosen for Manilow Music Project! - Win a Piano for Your School! Donate an Instrument for Free Tickets to see Barry Manilow!
Teacher grants
  • Teachers: Share your grant success stories  
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • MRC offers grants for innovative projects and curriculum