School Newsletters

Our schools create newsletters most Wednesdays throughout the school year. To find out more about what's happening in your student's school, including important reminders and upcoming events, read the most recent newsletters below.

Centerview Elementary Newsletter

Principal Points -May 22, 2019

Dear Centerview Parents: 

I want you to be aware of exciting changes happening on the grounds near Centerview. While these changes will not affect any of our programming or disrupt either parent pick-up/drop-off or bus transportation, it is important for you know what is happening as we conclude the school year. 

Spring Lake Park Schools and the National Sports Center (NSC) will be installing artificial turf on the two soccer fields near Centerview, south of 105th and east of Davenport. This is a cooperative project with NSC that will benefit our entire district and community. The fields are currently designated at A3 and A4. Work will begin this week and should be completed in July. 

The components of the project include artificial turf and lights on both fields, a scoreboard on A3, and improved fencing to prevent balls from rolling into the adjacent parking lot. The fields will be configured for use for multiple sports, including soccer and lacrosse. 

Our district will have priority use during the school day and after-school hours. The NSC will have use during non-school use hours, typically evenings and weekends. The NSC will also use the fields for their major tournaments and activities. 

We are very excited about the turf fields and what these fields will add to our school grounds.

In addition, it is another positive result from our ongoing relationship with NSC. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Mike Callahan 

The Need to Know- May 22, 2019

Westwood Open House is Tuesday, May 28

Current grade four students are invited to an Open House at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School on Tuesday, May 28 from 5-6 p.m. This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit Westwood, familiarize themselves with our school and classrooms, and meet teachers and administration. There is no formal presentation, please stop by the open house anytime between 5-6 p.m.

From the Health Office

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact:

Nurse Shelly at 763.600.5504

Upcoming Events - May 22, 2019

Calendar 

May 23 – Kindergarten Track and Field day 

May 24 – Kindergarten field trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum

May 24 – Grade 1-4 Track and Field Day

May 27 – No school

May 31 – Kindergarten Celebration of Learning, 2:30 p.m.

June 4 – Centerview Picnic

June 4 – Staff vs. Grade 4 soccer game

June 5 – Grade 4 Graduation Ceremony, 2:30 p.m.

June 6 – Last Day for students 

PTO News - May 22, 2019

Box Top Reminders

Remember to keep clipping and saving Box Tops for Education over the summer. Each Box Top can be exchanged for 10 cents for Centerview! We have already received over 2,000 Box Tops from Centerview families this year. Our next opportunity to exchange Box Tops for cash is next fall, but Box Tops can be sent in to school at any time. Thank you!

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Northpoint Elementary Newsletter

Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - May 22, 2019

This morning we celebrated our wonderful volunteers as they joined us for a little breakfast.  I am so appreciative to our Northpoint community for supporting our daily work with students, we truly value the partnerships with our families.  Through PTO membership, Wednesday Volunteers, field trip chaperones, Power Hour helpers or Mileage Club supervisors, our family’s involvement in children’s experiences at Northpoint is critical to helping our students have a wonderful experience here at school.  On top of these activities our families are busy with their own lives; and we thank them for giving of their time and talents.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe Memorial Day weekend!  Here’s to good weather, fun with family and friends, and kicking off what I hope will be a terrific summer for all!

Upcoming Events

Calendar

May 22 - Grade 3 Track and Field, 1-2:15 p.m. (POSTPONED)

May 23 - Grade 1 Track and Field, 9:45-11 a.m.

May 23 - Grade 2 Track and Field, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

May 27 – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

May 30 - All School Fieldtrip - Ordway Theater

June 6 - Grade 4 Graduation - 1:45-2:30 p.m.

June 6 - Last Day of School

June 6 - All School Family Picnic

The Need To Know - May 22, 2019

Grade 1-3 Track and Field Day Information – Northpoint Field

  • Grade 1 – Thursday, May 23, 9:45-11 a.m.
  • Grade 2 – Thursday, May 23, 1-2:15 p.m.
  • Grade 3 – Wednesday, May 22, 1-2:15 p.m. (POSTPONED)

Northpoint families are welcome to attend. Please go directly to the field and check in with a Northpoint staff member upon arrival. If you will be taking your student home after the event, please check in with the office to check your student out. 

Please have your student dress appropriately for the weather. Students may also bring water bottles and sunscreen is recommended. 

Health Office News

End of Year Medication Returns

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact Nurse Tammy, RN at 763.600.5704

 

PTO -May 22, 2019

The PTO would like to thank all of the parents, staff, and all the other volunteers that have helped throughout the school year.    Everyone’s help has allowed us to provide so many fun events and opportunities for the kids this year.  If interested in receiving information on volunteering and other PTO sponsored events next school year 2019-2020, please sign up here.
 
 
 

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Park Terrace Elementary Newsletter

Greetings from Mrs. Fehringer, May 22, 2019

Spring is a busy time as we wrap up the current school year.  We have had field trips, track and field days, Kindergarten Round-up and engaging learning experiences in reading, math and science. We are appreciative of the families that support our school and have become a part of the Park Terrace School Community.

The planning for the 2019-20 school year is well under way. Thank you for a great year and your continued support of our school. Enjoy the weeks of summer. Be safe and have fun!

The Need to Know, May 22, 2019

Westwood Open House is Tuesday, May 28

Current grade four students are invited to an Open House at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School on Tuesday, May 28 from 5-6 p.m. This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit Westwood, familiarize themselves with our school and classrooms, and meet teachers and administration. There is no formal presentation, please stop by the open house anytime between 5-6 p.m.

Park Terrace Yearbooks

We still have the Park Terrace 2018-19 yearbooks available in the office. Cost of the book is $14. Make checks payable to Park Terrace Elementary.

News from the Health Office

All student medicine in the Health Office will go home with the children on the last day of school unless you inform Ms. Havlik differently. Call the Health Office at 763-600-5604 if you have any questions.

Library Books

All library books are due into the media center by Friday, May 24. Please check around your home for any and all Park Terrace books. Thank you for your help!

Upcoming Events, May 22, 2019

End of the year events

  • 05/30 - Kindergarten to Sealife and Three Rivers Park
  • 05/31 - Grade 4 iPad turn in day
  • 06/03 - Grade 1 walking to Able Park
  • 06/04 - Kindergarten Commotion in the Ocean, check with classroom times
  • 06/04 - Grade 3 walking to Terrace Park
  • 06/05 - Grade 2 Talent show, check with classroom times
  • 06/06 - Last day of school

Register today for Summer Community Education Camps and Clinics

Don't forget to register for summer 2019 camps and clinics! From basketball camp and track club to theater and speech camps, Community Education offers a wide variety of engaging camps and clinics for all ages and skill levels.

Learn more and register today!

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Woodcrest Spanish Immersion Newsletter

A Message from Principal Linares- May 22, 2019

A Message from Principal Linares

Dear Woodcrest Families,

There are many ways that we measure success at the end of the school year. In addition to the academic growth that we have worked so hard for, I hope you will take time to notice the growth that we have made as a school community. This week, I encouraged the Woodcrest staff, and now I encourage all of you to take some time to reflect on the successes, and the events that helped us grow and learn during the past nine months.

Our Cultural Festival last Friday provided us with evidence that together, we have created an amazing school culture where collaboration, hard work, creativity, curiosity, perseverance and LOVE are all markers of the Woodcrest experience. I was, and continue to be proud beyond words of our school, and of the professionals and the families who make it so great. MIL, PERO MIL GRACIAS A TODOS.

This week marks the final countdown to the culmination of another school year. Let’s make each of these final 10 days as important as each day that preceded it. Finish strong. Hold high expectations for ourselves and our children right up to the final moment so we can end this school year feeling proud of ourselves for staying engaged from start to finish!

Over the next three weeks our staff and students will be participating in our final safety drills for this school year. These practices include fire, tornado and lockdown drills. In most cases, staff members are made aware of the date/time for each of the drills so they can prepare students accordingly, making sure that they understand the purpose of the drill, and are able to participate appropriately. 

If you have any questions about how these drills are conducted, please don't hesitate to contact our office for more information. 

Del Escritorio de la Sra. Linares

Queridas Familias de Woodcrest,

Hay varias maneras en las que medimos triunfos al final del ciclo escolar. Aparte de medir el crecimiento educativo para el cual trabajamos muy duro, espero que también se tomen el tiempo para notar el crecimiento que hemos tenido como una Comunidad Escolar. Esta semana, yo anime a los trabajadores de Woodcrest, y ahora a ustedes a que tomen tiempo para reflexionar en los triunfos y eventos que nos han ayudado a crecer y aprender durante los últimos nueve meses.

Nuestro Festival Cultural el viernes pasado nos dio evidencia que juntos, hemos creado una cultura escolar donde colaboración, trabajo duro, creatividad, curiosidad, perseverancia, y AMOR son parte de la experiencia de Woodcrest. Yo estaba, y continúo estando orgullosa de nuestra escuela, y de los profesionales y las familias que hacen que nuestra escuela sea maravillosa. MIL, PERO MIL GRACIAS A TODOS.

Esta semana marca la cuenta regresiva final hacia la culminación de este ciclo escolar. Vamos a hacer que cada día de estos últimos 10 días sea mas importante que el anterior. El mantener expectativas altas para nosotros y para los estudiantes hasta el momento final para que terminemos el ciclo escolar sintiéndonos orgullosos de nosotros mismos por mantenernos enfocados desde el principio hasta el final del ciclo escolar.   

En las siguientes tres semanas nuestros trabajadores y estudiantes estarán participando en nuestras practicas de seguridad finales de este ciclo escolar. Estas practicas incluyen practicas de fuego, tornado, y de aseguramiento del edificio. En la mayoría de los casos los trabajadores saben de antemano la fecha/horario de cada practica para que así puedan preparar a los estudiantes adecuadamente, asegurándose de que ellos entiendan el propósito de las practicas, y que ellos puedan participar apropiadamente.

Si usted tiene preguntas de como estas practicas son efectuadas por favor no dude en comunicarse con la oficina para obtener mas información. 

Upcoming Events- May 22, 2019

Calendar  

  • May 21-23 - MAP Math Tests for kids in grades 2, 3 and 4
  • May 24 - Second grade Science Museum field trip. First grade field trip to Wildlife Science Center
  • May 27 - Memorial Day - no school for students
  • May 28-30 - AAPPL tests for students in grade 4 during the morning
  • May 31- Volunteer Appreciation Assembly at 3 p.m. in the gym
  • June 3- Yearbooks will be passed out. If you want to purchase one check in with the office, first come first served. 
  • June 3- BOGO Free Book Fair- from 3:30-5 p.m. in Pina Room
  • June 4- Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony at 2 p.m.
  • June 4- BOGO Free Book Fair- from 3:30-6 p.m in Pina Room
  • June 5- Grade 4 Transition Ceremony from 9:30-10:30 a.m., then Grade 4 students leave to Urban Air at 11:30 a.m. 
  • June 6- Last Day of School

Calendario

  • Mayo 21-23 - Exámenes MAP de matemáticas para estudiantes de grados 2-4
  • Mayo 24 - Excursión de segundo grado al Museo de Ciencia. Excursión de primer grado a Wildlife Science Center
  • Mayo 27 - Día de Recordar (Memorial Day). No habrá escuela para los estudiantes
  • Mayo 28-30 - Exámenes de AAPPL para los estudiantes de cuarto grado
  • Mayo 31- Asamblea de Agradecimiento a voluntarios 3 p.m. en el gimnasio.
  • Junio 3- Los anuarios serán entregados, si quieren comprar uno, por favor pregunten en la oficina, hay un numero limitado. 
  • Junio 3- Feria del Libro, de las 3:30-5 p.m. en el aula Pina
  • Junio 4- Ceremonia de Kínder a las 2 p.m.
  • Junio 4- Feria del Libro, de las 3:30-6 p.m. en el aula Pina
  • Junio 5- Ceremonia de Transición para grado 4 de las 9:30-10:30 a.m. y después se van a Urban Air a las 11:30 a.m.
  • Junio 6- Ultimo día de la escuela
The Need to Know- May 22, 2019

Westwood Open House is Tuesday, May 28

Current grade four students are invited to an Open House at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School on Tuesday, May 28 from 5-6 p.m. This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit Westwood, familiarize themselves with the school and classrooms, and meet teachers and administration. There is no formal presentation, please stop by the open house anytime between 5-6 p.m.

Casa Abierta en Westwood el martes 28 de mayo

Estudiantes de cuarto grado están invitados a una casa abierta en Westwood Escuela Intermedia y Media el martes, 28 de mayo de las 5-6 p.m. Esta en una oportunidad para que los estudiantes y sus familias visiten a Westwood, para que se familiaricen con la escuela y los salones, y para que conozcan a los maestros y a administración. No habrá ninguna presentación formal, por favor vengan a nuestra casa abierta de las 5-6 p.m.  

Please Return All Books

As this school year comes to an end, please start checking around your house for any books that may be secretly hiding. All books are due on May 28. No books can be checked out after that point. 

Por favor Regresen los libros

A como el ciclo escolar llega a su final, por favor empiecen a buscar alrededor de su hogar para libros que estén escondidos. Todos los libros deben de ser entregados el 28 de mayo. No se podrán pedir libros prestados del Centro de Aprendizaje.

WCSI Volunteer Appreciation Assembly

"Your Greatness is not what you have, it is what you GIVE" -Unknown

In honor of YOU and all of our Woodcrest volunteers who have shared their TIME, TALENT or TREASURE this 2018-2019 school year, please join us for an all-school assembly!!  On Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m., we will celebrate the support that our community has demonstrated this year.  Kindly RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 29!  It's been a wonderful year!

WCSI Asamblea de Apreciación a Voluntarios

 “Tu grandeza no esta en lo que tienes, esta en lo que DAS”- Desconocido

En honor a USTED y a todos los voluntarios de Woodcrest que compartieron su TIEMPO, TALENTO y/o TESORO este ciclo escolar, por favor acompáñenos a una asamblea escolar este viernes, 31 de mayo a las 3 p.m. Vamos a celebrar el apoyo que nuestra comunidad nos ha demostrado este ciclo escolar. Por favor respondan antes del miércoles, 29 de mayo. Ha sido un maravilloso ciclo escolar.

District Information- May 22, 2019

Important Changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. Learn more 

Cambios Importantes a la Aplicación Campus Portal

Las escuelas de Spring Lake Park usan el Portal de Padres de Campus (Campus Parent Portal) para proveer acceso en línea a información en una manera rápida y segura sobre horarios de clases, asistencia, boletas de calificaciones, y expediente académico. Infinite Campus acaba de lanzar un cambio importante, el cual afectara a usuarios del portal, y las familias necesitaran tomar acción.

El domingo, 30 de junio del 2019, la aplicación Campus Portal será removida y remplazada por dos aplicaciones móviles: Campus Parent (Campus Padres) y Campus Student (Campus Estudiantes). Para bajar la nueva aplicación, busquen “Campus Parent” en “App Store” o en “Google Play”. Cuando estén accediendo a Campus Portal vía la web, la experiencia del usuario cambiara un poco y las familias usaran la misma dirección en la web, el mismo nombre de usuario, y la misma clave para acezar sus cuentas. Aprendan mas

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school. Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31, on the following schedule:

  • Centerview: Friday, May 31, grade 4
  • Northpoint: Friday, May 31, grade 4
  • Park Terrace: Friday, May 31, grade 4
  • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion: Friday, May 31, grade 4
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School: Wednesday, June 5, grades 5-8
  • Spring Lake Park High School: Thursday, June 6, grades 9-12
  • Lighthouse School: Thursday, June 6, all students

Es Tiempo de Recolectar iPads de los estudiantes

A como el año escolar 2018-2019 llega a su final, es tiempo de que los estudiantes entreguen las iPads que el distrito les presto. Todos las iPads necesitan ser limpiadas/borradas y los estudiantes necesitan salirse de todas las cuentas, incluyendo la aplicación Find my iPad y su usuario de Apple ID antes de regresar las iPads. Los estudiantes recibirán información de este proceso en la escuela. Los estudiantes necesitan empezar a regresar las iPads el viernes 31 de mayo. He aquí las fechas de entrega en las escuelas:

  • Centerview/Northpoint/Park Terrace/Woodcrest Spanish Immersion: viernes, mayo 31, grado 4
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School: miércoles, junio 5, grados 5-8
  • Spring Lake Park High School: jueves, junio 6, grados 9-12
  • Lighthouse School: jueves, junio 6, todos los estudiantes
District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Newsletter

A Message from Principal Larson - May 22, 2019

Thank you for supporting a great year of learning for your child at Westwood. The year has brought many friendships and learning opportunities to our students. We started the year with our students moving to teams. Within these teams, teachers have gotten to know their students, which allowed them the ability to engage students in their learning and foster their talents. Below are just a few of the many highlights of our school year:

  • Implementation of Rachel’s Challenge and student groups to support building a positive culture at Westwood
  • Spanish Immersion grade 5 joined Westwood allowing us to increase programming in the target language of Spanish for both grades 5 and 6
  • All students were placed on teams providing opportunities for staff to get to know each child as a learner and work together to meet their needs
  • Full hour for Panther Time in grades 7 and 8 so teachers can work with individual kids, build a team community and provide time for students to retake tests during the school day
  • Panther Foundation donated gaga pit – the kids used them in 7/8 PE and had a blast
  • New STEM and Maker Spaces both on the intermediate and middle school sides of the building for kids to actively learn and work with materials
  • Implementation of the new Bridges Materials in grade 5 to build conceptual knowledge in mathematics

These are just a few of the highlights, as well as the individual accomplishments that your child has had. 

Congratulations to all of our 8th graders! We wish you well at the high school next year.

iPad Collection Date June 5

iPads will be turned into the tech department for the summer. The iPads should be turned in with the cover and iPad. If there is damage to the iPad a picture will be taken of the damage and a report will be filed to fix the iPad along with the damage fee to parents.

Media materials are due to the library next week. If your child has something checked out from the media center they will receive a notice from Mrs. Kennedy.

Spotlight on Student Learning - May 22, 2019

Washington D.C.

This past week a group of our 7th and 8th grade students visited Washington D.C. During their time in D.C., they were able to see our country's past, present, and future through monuments, museums, memorials, and historical sites. Students spent time walking through the several Smithsonian Museums, The Holocaust Museum, The Library of Congress, Mt. Vernon, Ford's Theater and the Newseum, just to name a few. It was a fantastic trip and one they will be sure to remember. 

Upcoming Events - May 22, 2019

May Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 23 - 8th Grade Trip to Spring Lake Park High School, 9:10-10:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 - Ms. Becker and Ms. Anderson 7th Grade Reading Intervention Field Trip, Mission Manor, 10:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 - 6th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Friday, May 24 - All checked out media material is due
  • Friday, May 24 - 6C Field Trip, Blainbrook and Aquatore Park, 9:15 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Student ambassador Field Trip - Feed My Starving Children, 9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29 - 7th Grade Red Team Field Trip, Mpls Sculpture Gardens and MIA, 8:55 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29 - 5th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Friday, May 31 - 7th Grade Yellow Team Field Trip, William O'Brien State Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

June Upcoming Events

  • Monday, June 3 - Gr. 7/8 End of Trimester - Science/Social Studies
  • Monday, June 3 - 5A Aurelia Park, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Gr. 7/8 End of Trimester - Math/ELA
  • Tuesday, June 4 - 5C Aurelia Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4 - 5B Showcase, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m., 5B Pod
  • Tuesday, June 4 - 5A Field Trip, Shoreview Community Center, 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5 - 8th Grade Award Ceremony, 7:15-8:15 a.m., Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, June 5 - Grade 7/8 End of Trimester - Electives/Make-Ups
  • Wednesday, June 5 - iPad Turn-In Day, all morning
  • Wednesday, June 5 - 6A Aurelia Park, All Day
  • Wednesday, June 5 - 5A Field Trip, Children's Theatre Company (rescheduled due to snow day), 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6 - 5th Grade Spanish Immersion, Aurelia Park, 9:30-11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 6 - 8th Grade Field Trip, Valleyfair, All Day
  • Thursday, June 6 - 7th Grade Field Trip, Nickelodeon Universe, All Day
Athletic and Activity Announcements - May 22, 2019

Westwood School has after-school programs, including athletics, intramurals and clubs, which are coordinated by Spring Lake Park Community Education.

These activities are supervised and led by certified coaches, licensed teachers and/or knowledgeable staff who emphasize skill development, participation, teamwork, leadership, social growth, sportsmanship and respect for others. Most activities are available to all Westwood students. Activities begin after school starting at 2:45 p.m. for grades 7-8 and 3:15 p.m. for grades 5-6, and run until 4:30 p.m. Activity buses are available.

Registration Spotlight: Westwood Summer Open Gym

Spring Lake Park students entering 6th through 8th grade can register for Westwood Open Gym this summer. Open Gym will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday beginning June 11-August 15. Contact Chris Lammers, Westwood Activities Coordinator at clamme@district16.org if you have any questions. Online registration is now open for this fantastic Westwood Open Gym summer opportunity.

Summer 2019 - Open for Registration

Various summer camps are now open for registration. Camps for basketball, volleyball, football, theatre, speech and many other great options are available. View the full schedule and registration information.

Westwood Drop-In

The Westwood cafeteria Drop-In Center will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for homework help and daily activity. There is no fee to drop in and all students in grades 5-8 are welcome. Activity buses are available for those students who drop-in.

  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays
  • Open to all Westwood students at 2:45-4:40 p.m. for 7th and 8th graders and 3:15-4:40 p.m. for 5th and 6th graders
  • Specific activity each day
  • Homework help available
The Need to Know - May 22, 2019

Health Office News

Please be aware that all medications stored in the Health Office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact Amanda Boss, RN at 763-600-5304.

Yearbooks

We will start selling any remaining yearbooks beginning on Tuesday, May 28, in the main office. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis until we are sold out. Cost is $30, payable by cash or check. Students will get their yearbooks in June. 

Grade 7 and 8 End of Year Field Trips

The last day of school is Thursday, June 6. Our 7th graders will be heading to the Mall of America - Nickelodeon Universe for a day of unlimited rides and fun. Our 8th graders will be taking their annual end of the year trip to Valleyfair. If your child has an annual pass to Valleyfair, they may use that and forego the cost of this trip. They will still need to turn in a signed permission slip. Permission slips were sent home with students this week. All students must have a signed permission slip on file to attend these field trips. We also have extra permission slips available in the main office.


We are excited to provide these opportunities for our middle school students after a year of hard work.

8th Grade Award Ceremony

Invitations were mailed out this week to the families of our 8th grade award recipients. The 8th Grade Award Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 5 in the Westwood Cafeteria. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. This event is always a highlight of the school year as it provides one final opportunity to recognize those 8th grade students who have excelled throughout their time here at Westwood. This event is by invitation only, if you have received an invitation, we hope you are able to join us in honoring these exceptional students.

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Spring Lake Park High School Newsletter

The Need to Know - May 22, 2019

Attention Class of 2019

Get up to date information Class of 2019 graduation information.

If you ordered a cap and gown or specialty items, please stop by the Main Office before school, during advisory or after school to pick these items up.

If you qualify for a gold tassel or a gold cord, they will go on sale beginning on May 20, 2019 in the main office.

Medication Pick-up Information

Please be aware that all medications stored in the health office will be sent home with students during the last few days of school. If you would like other accommodations to be made, please contact  Emma Olson, RN at 763.600.5104

Metro Transit's Summer Student Pass

Metro Transit’s Summer Student Pass is BACK!

The price is the same as last year - for $29, students who are enrolled at your location in 9-12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year can purchase a Summer Student Pass. This also includes seniors who will be graduating this year (class of 2019). These students will get unlimited rides on city buses and light rail trains from June 1-September 3 from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Please contact Metro Transit for more information on summer student passes.

Free High School Sports Physicals

Is your high school student-athlete in need of a sports physical so they are eligible to play next school year?

Twin Cities Orthopedics is again hosting free sports physicals on July 15, 16 and 18 from 5-8 p.m. at nine locations throughout the metro. This is a great way for students to get their Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) qualifying sports physical completed. Registration begins Monday, June 3. Learn more about the free high school sports physicals.

Spring Lake Park High School AFS Program is looking for host parents

Click here to learn more about hosting an AFS student.

Upcoming Events - May 22, 2019

Calendar

  • May 22 - Awards Night - 7 p.m. - FAC
  • May 29 - No school - Memorial Day
  • May 28 - Varsity Band Concert, call time 6 p.m., 7 p.m./FAC
  • May 30 - Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert, call time 6 p.m., 7 p.m./FAC
  • May 31 - Senior Practice 8:10 a.m. - Panther Gym 
  • June 3 - Choir Concert  - 7 p.m./FAC
  • June 6 - Last Day of School
  • June 7 - Commencement - 7:15 p.m. - Panther Stadium

MCA Testing Schedule

May

  • May 28
    • Spring MAP assessments, Bridge and EL courses
  • May 29
    • Accuplacer test, 11th grade students

Please contact Katrina Sayler at 763-600-5118 with any questions.

Class of 2019 Important Dates and Deadlines

May 22, 2019 - Awards Night - FAC - 7 p.m.
May 31, 2019 - Senior Graduation Practice - FAC - 8:10 a.m. (This is required)
June 3, 2019 - Choir Concert - FAC - 7 p.m.
June 7, 2019 - Graduation - Stadium- 7:15 p.m.

*Note - any Cap and Gown orders after May 1, 2019 the price will increase to $40.00 and are not guaranteed for delivery.

University, College and Military Visits

Be sure to get a pass from the Student Services Department on the day of the visit. Visits are only for 11th and 12th grade students. Students must sign up the day before the visit.

Universities and College Visits 

Check back later
 

Military Visits

  • Minnesota Army National Guard 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., second Tuesday of the month
  • Navy 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • US Army, 11:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday of every month
  • Marines 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Great News - May 22, 2019

Anything Goes Musical receives Hennepin Theatre Trust Awards

Spring Lake Park High School’s spring musical, Anything Goes, is being honored as an Honorable Mention performance by the Hennepin Theater Trust Spotlight Musical Theatre Program. The musical was recognized for overall production, performance and individuals for their exceptional achievement onstage.

Read more about the Anything Goes musical award

Senior Brady Nelson awarded $52,000 Luther Scholarship

Spring Lake Park High School senior Brady Nelson has been awarded the Luther Scholarship, valued at $52,000 over four years, from Bethany Lutheran College beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. 

Read more about the Nelson being awarded the Luther Scholarship

Seven Panther Student-Athletes participate in Signing Day

Panther student-athletes Anneka Clark, Jaxon Fenn, Mason Johnson, Makenna Leik, Natalie Nusbaum, Derek Sonmore and Lauren Woodford participated in Signing Day on Wednesday, May 15 and committed to play their sport at the collegiate level.

“This is one of the best days in my job,” said athletic and activity director Will Wackman. “We’re honoring really, really good student-athletes who are going on to other endeavors and we’re just so proud of them.”

Coaches introduced each student-athlete and family, friends and teammates were in attendance to celebrate and support them as they signed National Letters of Intent. Learn more about the student-athletes.

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Lighthouse School Newsletter

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

As the 2018-2019 school year nears the end, it is time for students to turn in their district-owned iPads. Students should backup their devices by following the directions here. All devices will need to be wiped, or erased, and all accounts logged out including Find my iPad and Apple ID before turning in devices. Students will receive information on this process at school.

Students will turn in their devices starting Friday, May 31. Learn more about the upcoming iPad collection.

You’re Invited: Native American End of the Year Celebration

Spring Lake Park Schools' Native American students and families are invited to the End of the Year Native American Family Celebration on Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the SLPHS Stadium Suite. 

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

Spring Lake Park Schools uses Infinite Campus Parent Portal to provide online access to secure and timely information about class schedules, attendance, report cards and transcripts. Infinite Campus recently released an important change that will affect portal users and that families may need to take action on.

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 the Campus Portal app will be removed and replaced with two mobile apps: Campus Parent and Campus Student. To download the new app, search for “Campus Parent” in the App Store or Google Play. When accessing Campus Portal on the web, the user experience will change very little and families will use the same URL and username and password to access their accounts. 

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

The Madsen Park basketball court in Fridley was selected as a finalist for a chance to win a refurbished basketball court by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Our Courts Our Future program. Madsen Park is up against courts in St. Paul and Richfield. You can vote once per day until May 24! It is quick and easy to vote-just go online to and scroll down to the Twin Cities court section.

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

The Panther Store is holding an End-of-Year Celebration sale until June 6, 2019 at the SLPHS Panther Store and online. This is the best time of the year to stock up on your SLP Pride Gear! There will be a 20 percent discount off of everything in store and online. Extended store hours available. Learn more about the Panther Store sale.

It's time to sign-up for summer child care and camps and clinics!

Looking for summer activities for your student?

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education is offering sports camps and clinics, child care, driver's education and more! Learn more about summer opportunities here.

Early Childhood and Preschool

Spring Lake Park Schools' ECFE and Preschool program produces a monthly newsletter. Read the most recent below or visit the early childhood newsletter page here.

May 2018 Early Childhood Newsletter

End of the Year Preschool Picnic

Thursday, May 17, 6-7 p.m., Aquatore Park (9191 Lincoln Street, Blaine)

You’re invited to a free family event for all Spring Lake Park Preschool and Discovery Days families! Join your friends and teachers for an evening of playground play and a picnic dinner!

Please bring your own picnic items and a blanket to sit on if you like.

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

May 8-11, Early Childhood Family Center (7925 Able Street NE, SLP – enter in door #28)

During AM and PM Preschool drop-off/pick-up (8:30-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-noon, 12:50-1:15 p.m., and 3:15-3:45 p.m.)

Students smiling with teacher at end of year picnic

Calendar

  • Scholastic BOGO Book Fair May 8-11 Early Childhood Family Center
  • End of the Year Picnic for Preschool Families Thursday, May 17 6-7 p.m. 
  • Early Childhood Screening (ages 3-5) May 21 and 22, July 11, August 16 
  • Last Week of ECFE May 14-18 Last Week of Preschool May 21-25
  • Zumbini® - New ECFE Class, July 10 - August 2, 9-10 a.m.

Early Childhood Screening

The years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a FREE, quick, and simple check of your child`s development. It can help identify, at an early stage, possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help even before starting kindergarten. Minnesota law requires that your child be screened before enrollment in public school kindergarten.

  • Earlier is better! The best age to have your child screened is at age 3 1/2. All results are based on your child's exact age on the day of screening.
  • Children enrolled in Head Start will be screened there and records are forwarded to their school district
  • If your child has had an educational evaluation and/or is currently receiving Special Education/Early Intervention services, they do not need to be screened
  • Results of each portion are discussed with the parent or guardian
  • Screening does not determine readiness for kindergarten

Click here to register for screening.

Kindergarten Round-up is Tuesday, May 15

This event is for parents and their future kindergartners. Each session is planned in an informal open house style so families can arrive and leave anytime during the scheduled sessions:

  • Centerview (National Sports Center in the Exhibition Hall/Grand Ballroom, 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine): 4:30- 5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
  • Northpoint (2350 124th Court, Blaine): 9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Park Terrace (8301 Terrace Road, Spring Lake Park): 9:45-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  • Woodcrest (880 Osborne Road, Fridley): 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m. 

Register now for Preschool!

Registration is open for summer Discovery Days and 2018-2019 school year

Preschool and Discovery Days Our programs prepare children for kindergarten by incorporating literacy, math, science, social studies, art, social/emotional development, and physical development into its curriculum. To register and view the new brochure, visit SpringLakeParkSchools.org/EC

Zumbini® Starting Soon!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 – August 2, 9-10 a.m.

Designed to let you and your little ones 0 to 4 years old wiggle, sing, and learn together, the Zumbini® program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®. Register online: SpringLakeParkSchools.org/ECFE