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Information about 2016-17 Family Engagement Plan and compacts
Here are a few reminders regarding the Family Engagement Plan (FEP) and Compacts for next year.

  • The FEP template is the same as last year, but make sure you update the dates. You should be able to make updates without having to type the whole plan again. The same is true for the compact.
  • The PDF version of the FEP template is attached here with the date updates highlighted, as well as the Microsoft Word version.
  • All schools need to have an FEP. The FEP and Compact are due June 6 for all schools, and Title I schools should also upload both documents to the school’s Title I compliance folder by the due date. Remember that you'll likely need to do some updates when you return in the fall, so please update it with the best information you have at this time.
  • Families should be part of all your updates, so don't forget to keep sign-in sheets, meeting agendas and notes for all your work.
  • You can find information on how to create the brochure-style compact on the Title I website, "Dust Off Your Old School Parent Compact," and how that compact is aligned to the purpose of engaging families, teachers and students in designing a school-parent blueprint for action tied to your School Improvement Plan.

Heather Kilgore will have her FEP work session on Tuesday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room A at 360 Colborne. You are welcome to bring a team and take as much time as you need to work.

Contact Heather if you have any questions or concerns at or 651-744-4223.

Free tickets to Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert available for fifth grade students
Saint Paul Public Schools fifth-graders are eligible for free tickets and transportation to the 2016-17 Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis.

If you have questions, contact Jan Spencer de Gutiérrez at

Staff Yoga will be held at 360 Colborne in May
Staff yoga classes are a great way to complete your 2016 Wellness Program. The staff yoga classes focus on relaxation techniques and are open to all staff.

The May staff yoga series will be held at 360 Colborne. Weather permitting, the classes will be held outdoors in the Bridge View playground area, but the Bridge View gym will be available if classes need to be held indoors. Classes will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 10, 17 and 24.

If you have questions, or are interested in attending, please register.

Interested in participating in the Twin Cities Marathon events?
Saint Paul Public Schools will once again have a team for the Twin Cities Marathon, 5K, and 10K races. By joining the SPPS team you will receive the lowest 1st tier price, have access to the heated corporate team tent on race day, and receive free snacks and T-shirts. Race participation will qualify as a well-being activity for your 2016 wellness initiative.

  • Get more information and register here.