From the Superintendent: Progress on iPads, Personalized Learning and More

So far, teacher iPad handout events and other professional development have gone smoothly and been enthusiastically received. Overall, there is mounting excitement around the 1:1 learning environment becoming a reality. Thank you to our instructors for keeping their minds open to working in new and creative ways.

Video: Congratulations 25-year employees!

Each year, SPPS recognizes employees on their 25th anniversary of employment at a luncheon during Opening Week.

 

 

 

 

 

Action items
  • Principals: Designate a contact for in-building professional development by Sept. 16
  • Clerks: Register for Title I meeting on Sept. 29
  • Clerks: Prepare for 2014 fall student enrollment count
  • Principals and teachers: Attend Personalized Learning professional development
  • Business Office to offer training sessions on Sept. 18
  • School staff: Training for this year's Give to the Max Day, Thursday, Oct. 9
  • Teachers: Walk-in grants clinic is Thursday, Sept. 25
  • First-year teachers: Register for free supplies
  • Teachers: Apply for fall grants now
Department news

  • SPPS wins grand prize for float; participate in last parade of the year Sept. 20
  • Learn about digital citizenship during Monday's Tweet Chat
  • Lead students through social justice projects with research
  • Fall Feast, Drum Blessing, Academic and Attendance Awards, and Powwow
  • Applications now open for 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
  • Principals: Remember to assign Mentor/Mentee Program; fall trainings set
  • Grants available for transportation to Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Now hiring licensed teachers for new homebound programs
  • Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) information coming soon
  • SPPS is a member of Science House: A resource center for educators
  • iPads and MacBooks for teachers at Year 1 schools
Employee wellness
  • Prevent illness in schools
  • Host a flu shot clinic at your school event
  • No hand sanitizer in schools
  • Qualify for healthcare savings by following these two easy steps
  • SPPS Health and Benefits Fair is Oct. 23
  • Open enrollment begins Nov. 3
  • Create a wellness team
Kudos

  • Patricia Larkey receives ING Unsung Hero award
  • 2014 Summer Graduation
  • Saint Paul Public Schools, Target and Heart of America Celebrate Community School
  • Photos: Kindergarteners, Pre-Kindergarteners Start School at SPPS
  • Murray Parents, Staff Celebrate Open House, Remodeling