From the Facilities Department: Much More than just Earth Day

The Environmental Services Group is dedicated to health, safety, and environmental sustainability. We work hard to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for the entire SPPS community. In addition to providing up-to-date, sustainable facilities, we work to promote environmental stewardship and sustainability across the District.

Video: Linwood Monroe student-produced opera continues 21-year tradition

Creating an original opera is a yearly fourth grade milestone that began when Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (LMAP) first opened its doors. During a three-week opera residency, students write an original story, compose songs, design sets, choreograph dances, rehearse and perform their opera. “Camp Sunny Smiles,” is an opera about achieving larger goals through teamwork. 

Action items
  • All Staff: Deadlines for FY 2015-16 expenditures
  • School staff: Distribute 2016-17 transportation request forms

  • Staff: Register your site for the Walk ’n’ Roll to School Day, Wednesday, May 4
  • S-Term staff: Recommended S-Term training is June 16  
  • Teachers: Read about classroom preparation for Summer Term

  • Teachers: Submit App Store requests for 2016-17
  • Teachers: Schedule your 2016-17 Belwin Outdoor Science field trip
  • Staff: Share WE Day Design Contest information with students
  • Elementary principals and teachers: Free field trip to plant flower beds at State Capitol
  • All staff: Spread the word about SPPS school nurse informational interviews
  • Central Student Wins National Essay Contest
  • SPPS students talents on display during Honors Concert at the Ordway
  • Seven SPPS student athletes honored with Athena Awards
Department news
  • Gender Inclusion in Schools Series
  • Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth and Children: A Forum for Education and Discussion is April 30
  • Free tickets to Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert available for fifth grade students
  • Next week is SPPS Wellness Week
  • Do you have a financial plan?
  • Calling all runners and walkers: Join the SPPS Twin Cities Marathon team
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines