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 - March 20, 2019

On Friday, March 22 we will be sending home will your child’s report card for Trimester Two. The purpose of the report card is to communicate student progress and growth toward essential grade level learning targets and life skills so that teachers and families can work together to support students in their next steps of learning. We consider report cards to be one component of a comprehensive plan for ensuring communication and developing partnerships with our families. Daily work, information found on Schoology, Seesaw, conferences and emails/phone calls are all imperative to sharing student progress and planning instructional experiences for our children.  

The report card grade shows your child’s progress toward end-of-year learning targets based on multiple measures at this point in time, including a variety of assessments, ongoing daily work and daily observations by the teacher. You may also notice that some learning targets have not been graded (marked N/A). These are learning targets that have already been taught or will be taught/assessed later this school year.    

In the past, we have completed end of trimester summative assessments for both reading and math. As a reminder, this year we are no longer doing these specific assessments across the district. Instead, we are utilizing end of unit assessments for these two subject areas. Along with these summative end-of unit assessments, we are and will continue to utilize formative assessment practices to measure student progress and inform instruction.    

If you have any questions about how to interpret report card grades, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.   

As we move into the final trimester of the school year, we have refined and improved our K-4 instructional schedule. While there were no household changes, there were small improvements designed to increase the quality of the learning experiences students are engaged in during core reading and targeted instruction time. The improvements will allow more opportunity for teachers use of flexible grouping strategies that enhance personalize instruction in reading and math. 

In a nutshell, our improvement reflects the district’s top priorities for reading instruction: 

  • Ongoing development of key reading skills, particularly mastery of phonics at the lower grades and comprehension at the upper grades, through systemic and explicit instruction 
  • Exposure to grade-level (or above grade-level) texts through focus lessons and read alouds to ensure students grapple with texts and meet grade-level standards 
  • Application and practice of reading skills and strategies through small group reading with lessons that match the right book and the right learning with the right students 
  • Time every day for application of learning differentiated for each student 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me.  

Take Care, 
Mike Callahan 

PTO News - March 20, 2019

Volunteers Needed 

Volunteers are needed to help with teacher projects on Tuesday mornings. PTO has a new volunteer group that meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Centerview Leaning Commons to help teachers with various tasks (cutting, laminating, stapling, labeling, sorting, etc.). 

We currently have two-three volunteers each week and would love more help! There is no need to commit to volunteering every week or to let us know what weeks you can help. If you are interested in helping, just sign-in at the main office and join us in the Learning Commons any Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Projects usually last two-three hours, but feel free to leave early as needed. All help is appreciated! 

The Need to Know- March 20, 2019

Spring picture Day 

Spring picture Day is Friday, April 5, place your online order here.

Picture day ID: MI368026Y0  

Note: Please place order before April 5. Only students who have pre-ordered pictures will get their picture taken. 

Yearbooks

If you wish to order a year book for the 2018-2019 school year, you can now do so by placing your order online here. Order are due before March 29.

Personal Property /Valuables 

Prudence and careful consideration is the best guide in determining whether or not to bring personal possessions (valuables, iPhones, headphones, handheld games, etc.) to school. Centerview is not responsible for valuables that students bring to school. It is recommended that students leave all valuables at home. If special circumstances make it necessary for a student to bring money or other important possessions to school, please have your child let his/her teacher know and leave the belongings in the office. 

Upcoming Events - March 20, 2019

Calendar

March 28 - Second grade Field Trip to the Minnesota History Center 

April 5 – Spring Picture Day  

April 8 – PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.  

April 16-17 – MCA Reading Test Grades 3 and 4 

April 19 – No school  

April 22 – No school 

April 23-24 – MCA Math Test Grades 3 and 4 

 

Northpoint Elementary Newsletter

Principal's Points by Judi Kahoun - March 20, 2019

On Friday, March 22, we will be sending home your child’s report card for Trimester Two. The purpose of the report card is to communicate student progress and growth toward essential grade level learning targets and life skills so that teachers and families can work together to support students in their next steps of learning. We consider report cards to be one component of a comprehensive plan for ensuring communication and developing partnerships with our families. Daily work, information found on Schoology and Seesaw, conferences and emails/phone calls are all imperative to sharing student progress and planning instructional experiences for our children.

The report card grade shows your child’s progress toward end-of-year learning targets based on multiple measures at this point in time, including a variety of assessments, ongoing daily work and daily observations by the teacher. You may also notice that some learning targets have not been graded (marked N/A). These are learning targets that already have been taught or will be taught/assessed later this school year.

In the past, we have completed end of trimester summative assessments for both reading and math. As a reminder, this year we are no longer doing these specific assessments across the district. Instead, we are utilizing end of unit assessments for these two subject areas. Along with these summative end-of unit assessments, we are and will continue to utilize formative assessment practices to measure student progress and inform instruction.

If you have any questions about how to interpret report card grades, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for your partnership and support.

The Need to Know - March 20, 2019

World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday, March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations. Please join us this Thursday with others around the world in wearing crazy socks! Bright colors and mismatched pairs will be the norm at Northpoint! Rock your socks this Thursday! #Lotsofsocks

Westwood Intermediate Parent Input Forms

Parent Input forms for students entering Grade 5 for the 2019-2020 school year are now available in the Northpoint office. You may also download a parent input form here. Please call the Northpoint office at 763-600-5700 with any questions. 

Dismissal Reminders

To ensure the safety of students at dismissal, parents who are picking up their student at walk-up should pick-up on the school side and not on the parking lot side. Students also may not be picked up in vehicles from the parking lot, only the car line. Students must be escorted across the cross walk by an adult at all times.  

Upcoming Events

Calendar

March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day - Wear Your Crazy Socks! 

March 22 - Trimester 2 Report Cards Sent Home

March 28 - Spring Picture Day

April 8 - NP PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. in the NP Media Center

April 12 - NP PTO Sponsored Spring Carnival

April 19 - NO SCHOOL

April 22 - NO SCHOOL/Staff Work Day 

Park Terrace Elementary Newsletter

The Need to Know, March 20, 2019

Park Terrace School Store

The Student Council will be sponsoring a “School Store” this spring starting Monday, March 18 and will run until the end of May. They will be raising money for indoor recess supplies for our school.

Each grade will have a day of the week, where the student council members will come to your child’s classroom from 9:20-9:35 a.m. Below is a schedule for when your child’s grade level will be able to buy from the school store. Everything will be under $.50, except for stylus, which will be $.75.

Weekday Schedule                            

  • Monday - Fourth Grade
  • Tuesday - First Grade
  • Wednesday - Second Grade
  • Thursday - Third Grade
  • Friday - Kindergarten

Thank you for your support. Our Student Council members are excited to make a difference for our school!

Upcoming Events, March 20, 2019

Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture day is Wednesday, March 27.  Only students who are ordering packets will be photographed. There is no retake day for spring pictures.

We are in need of one or two parent volunteers to help gather students. Contact the office at 763-600-5600 if you are available to volunteer.

Park Terrace Literacy and PTA Bingo Night

Come join us for fun for the whole family at our annual Literacy Night on Thursday March 28. There will be pizza and a variety of exciting literacy sessions including apps for you to use at home. There are three sessions for your family to rotate through:

  • Session 1: 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Session 2: 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Session 3: 6:30-7 p.m.

PTA will be hosting a Book Bingo throughout the evening.

RSVP with your classroom teacher. We would like to have an approximate number when ordering pizza.

Woodcrest Spanish Immersion Newsletter

Sra. Linares' Corner-March 20, 2019

A Message from Principal Linares

Dear Woodcrest Elementary Spanish Immersion School Families:

This upcoming Friday, March 22, you will receive your child’s report card for Trimester 2. The purpose of the report card is to communicate student progress and growth toward essential grade level learning targets and life skills so that teachers and families can work together to support students in their next steps of learning.

The report card grade shows your child’s progress toward end-of-year learning targets based on multiple measures at this point in time, including formative and summative assessment, ongoing daily work and daily observations by the teacher. It is to be expected that most students at this point will still be “Approaching Standard” on some items that are graded this trimester. You will also notice that some learning targets have not been graded (marked N/A). These are learning targets that will be taught/assessed later this school year.

In an immersion setting it is fairly common, and even expected that students may demonstrate proficiency on grade level learning targets (which are the same targets for students in non-immersion schools) a bit later than their peers who are in non-immersion/English only settings. This is a typical occurrence; one that should not be cause for concern. Broad research continues to show us that immersion students eventually close this gap and often surpass their peers in non-immersion settings.

If you have any questions about how to interpret report card grades, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for your partnership and support.

Del Escritorio de la Sra. Linares

Queridas familias de la escuela primaria Woodcrest:

Este viernes, 22 de marzo, su estudiante recibirá su boleta de calificaciones para el trimestre 2. El propósito de la boleta de calificaciones es para comunicarles el progreso y el crecimiento de su estudiante para metas esenciales de su grado para el final del año escolar, al igual que el progreso y crecimiento de sus habilidades de la vida, para que maestros y familias puedan trabajar juntos en los siguientes pasos de su aprendizaje.

La boleta de calificaciones muestra el progreso de su estudiante para metas para metas de aprendizaje para finales de año escolar, y es medida en varias maneras en cierto momento, esas maneras incluyen exámenes sumativos e informativos, trabajo del día a día, y observaciones diarias por parte de la maestra. Es de esperar que la mayoría de los estudiantes estarán en la categoría “Acercándose al Estándar” en cosas que serán calificadas este trimestre. Usted también notará algunas cosas que no han sido calificadas tendrán (N/A). Estas son metas de aprendizaje que los estudiantes aprenderán mas adelante en el año escolar.

En una escuela de inmersión, es muy común, y hasta de esperar que los estudiantes demuestren dominio en metas de su grado (las cuales son las mismas metas que los estudiantes en escuelas que no son de inmersión) un poco mas tarde que los estudiantes que están en escuelas de no inmersión/escuelas de ingles solamente. Esto es algo típico, y no debe de causar preocupación. Los estudios continúan demostrando que los estudiantes en inmersión eventualmente alcanzar la meta y muchas veces sobrepasan a sus compañeros en escuelas de no inmersión.

Si tienen alguna pregunta sobre como interpretar las calificaciones en las boletas, por favor no duden en contactar a la maestra de su estudiante. Gracias por su compañerismo y apoyo.    

Upcoming Events-March 20, 2019

Calendar

  • March 25 - Evening Concert for students in grade 4 at the high school. Arrival for Students: 6:15 p.m. in the Choir Room. Concert: 6:30 p.m. Duration: 45 minutes. Location: SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • March 27 - Coffee with the Principal from 9:15-10 a.m. in Piña Room
  • March 29 - Second grade Field Trip
  • March 30 - Feed my Starving Children from 9-11 a.m at the Coon Rapids Location
  • April 1- PTO Meeting from 6-7 p.m.
  • April 2 - Kinder Field Trip to the MN Zoo
  • April 16 - CARES Clubs
  • April 16-18 - Reading MCA Tests for grades 3 and 4

Calendario

  • Marzo 25 - Concierto de para estudiantes de grado 4 en Spring Lake Park High School. Hora de llegada de los estudiantes: 6:15 p.m. en el aula del Coro. Concierto: 6:30 p.m. Duración: 45 minutos. Locación: SLP High School Fine Arts Center
  • Marzo 27 - Desayuno con la directora de las 9:15-10 a.m. en el salon Piña 
  • Marzo 29 - Excursión para los estudiantes de segundo grado. 
  • Marzo 30 - Feed My Starving Children, de las 9-11 a.m. en la locación de Coon Rapids
  • Abril 1- Reunión del PTO de las 6-7 p.m.
  • Abril 2 - Excursión para los estudiantes de Kínder al Zoológico de MN
  • Abril 16 - Clubs de CERCA
  • Abril 16-18 - Exámenes de lectura de MCA para grados 3 y 4
District Information- March 20, 2019

Guest Wireless Network Update

To improve the overall experience for users on our guest wireless network, the Technology Services Department will be making some changes to the PantherGuest network. These changes will allow visitors to more easily connect to and use our guest network, while still protecting our staff, students and community users. 

The new PantherGuest network will only be accessible to guests of Spring Lake Park Schools by obtaining a username and password. During school hours, visitors will need to ask for a temporary username and password in the main office at each building. Before and after school hours and on weekends a default username (Guest) and password (agree) will be set and the login information will be displayed on the login page, which is visible in an internet browser upon connecting to the PantherGuest network.

Another major change is that students will no longer be able to access the guest network during the school day. After school hours, the PantherGuest network will be open to all visitors, including personal student devices. It is important to note that the filters on the PantherGuest network are less restrictive than the Wi-Fi networks available to students during the school day. 

Within the next couple of weeks, the new setup will be piloted at the District Services Center, followed by other buildings. More information will be shared with staff, families and the community as Technology Services continues to roll out the changes.

Actualización de la Red Inalámbrica para Invitados

Para mejorar la experiencia de todos los usuarios de nuestra red inalámbrica para invitados, el Departamento de Servicios de Tecnología estará haciendo unos cambios a la Red PantherGuest. Estos cambios permitirán a los visitantes la oportunidad de conectar y usar nuestra red inalámbrica mas fácilmente, y a la misma vez protegiendo a nuestros trabajadores, estudiantes, y miembros de la comunidad.

La nueva red PantherGuest solo estará disponible a visitantes de las escuelas de Spring Lake Park con un código de usuario y una clave. Durante el día escolar, los visitantes necesitaran pedir un código de usuario y una clave temporal en la oficina principal de cada edificio. Para actividades antes y después de la escuela al igual que en fin de semana, habrá un código de usuario (Guest) y clave (agree) que serán activados y la información estará disponible en la pagina principal, esta pagina estará visible a la hora de conectarse a la red inalámbrica PantherGuest.

Otro cambio grande será que los estudiantes no podrán tener acceso a la red para invitados durante el día escolar. Después de escuela la red PantherGuest estará abierta para todos los visitantes, incluyendo electrónicos personales de los estudiantes. Es muy importante que noten que los filtros en la red PantherGuest son menos restringidos que los de la red inalámbrica disponible para los estudiantes durante el día escolar.

Durante las siguientes semanas, el nuevo arreglo comenzara a ser implementado en el Centro de Servicios del Distrito, seguido por otros edificios. Mas información será compartida con trabajadores, familias, y la comunidad a como el Servicio de Tecnología continua con los cambios.

PTO-March 20, 2019

Feed My Starving Children Event

Woodcrest's PTO Community Engagement Committee would like to invite you to Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids on March 30, 9-11a.m. We will package food to be sent to families in need around the world. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children must also be at least five year old to attend.

Evento Feed My Starving Children

El Comité de Compromiso con la Comunidad de PTO le gustaría invitarlo a usted al evento de Feed My Starving Children, el cual tomara lugar el 30 de marzo en Coon Rapids, de las 9-11a.m. Estaremos empacando comida que será mandada a familias alrededor del mundo. Niños deben de ser acompañados por un adulto. Los niños deben de tener mínimo cinco años de edad para asistir ¡Esperamos verlos a todos ahí!  

Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Newsletter

A Message from Principal Larson - March 20, 2019

Happy First Day of Spring

Each year we look at the Spanish Immersion programming from a K-12 perspective. Last year as a part of the reconfiguration we adjusted the grade 6 program to be a full immersion 70/30 model, meaning that 70 percent of the day for our sixth graders is in the target language of Spanish. As we move into next year, we are considering changing the Grade 7 and 8 core content area of Social Studies instead of Science in the target language of Spanish. We would offer both regular and honors in the target language. Part of the reason we are considering the changes are:

  1. Continued vocabulary development with academic vocabulary and cognates
  2. Teacher licensure
  3. Ability to align the reading and writing skills in the target language of Spanish – Social Studies content
  4. Social Studies -  culture
  5. Primary resources in English offers a bridge to content learning and code-switching a skill that can be directly taught for second language learners

Once a final decision is made we will make adjustments to the registration of our Spanish Immersion students.

Report Cards

The trimester two report cards will be going home with students on Wednesday, March 27. Grades will be available to parents as well in Parent Portal in Campus. Grade 5 and 6 students will take home report cards in Wednesday envelopes and grade 7 and 8 students will receive their report card during 7th hour. 

Academic Grading Scale              

The Academic grade is based on the student’s mastery of learning targets. Career and Life Skills grades are reported to parents at the end of each trimester. Career and Life Skills grades reflect learning work, homework and meeting deadlines. Departments may also include The Panther Way behavior (being prepared, being respectful, being a good classmate) in the Career and Life Skills grade. Each department will define what is included in their Career and Life Skills grade on their syllabus. A syllabus will be placed on each teachers Schoology page. 

Career and Life Skills Grading Scale     

  • M – Meets expectations (80% of the points/time)
  • S – Sometimes meets expectations (60% - 79% of the points/time)
  • I – Inconsistently meets expectations (59% of the points/time) 

Honor Roll Criteria         

Students are eligible for the A or B honor roll if they have met the academic and career and life skills requirements in grading. Students must hold a specific GPA requirement along with having met the requirements of the career and life skills grade. 

A Honor Roll requirements:

Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement - 3.70 - 4.0

Career and Life Skills requirement for Honor Roll – students must meet one of the following:

  • All “M’s” in the career and life skills grade
  • One “S” and the rest “M’s” in the career and life skills grade
  • Two “S” and the rest “M’s” in career and life skills grade
  • One “I” and the rest “M’s” in the career and life skills grade

B Honor Roll requirements:

Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement - 2.70 - 3.699

Career and Life Skills requirement for Honor Roll – students must meet one of the following:

  • All “M’s” in the career and life skills grade
  • One “S” and the rest “M’s” in the career and life skills grade
  • Two “S” and the rest “M’s” in career and life skills grade

One “I” and the rest “M’s” in the career and life skills grade.

Spring Testing Dates

Spring marks the start of state testing. Next month, students in grades 5-8 will be taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). The MCA's are tests that students take to demonstrate proficiency on state standards in reading and math. In grades 5 and 8 students also take the science MCA which measures science proficiency standards. I wanted to make you aware of the testing dates as you plan for appointments in April.

  • Wednesday, April 17 - MCA - Reading Grades 5-8 
  • Thursday, April 18 - MCA - Reading Grades 5-8 
  • Wednesday, April 24 - MCA - Math Grades 5-8 
  • Thursday, April 25 - MCA - Math Grades 5-8
Upcoming Events - March 20, 2019

March Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, March 21 - 5th Grade Choir Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Monday, March 25 - PTO Meeting, 9:30 a.m., Westwood Cafeteria

April Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, April 17 - MCA Testing - Reading
  • Thursday, April 18 - MCA Testing - Reading
  • Friday, April 19 - NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, April 22 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Workday
  • Wednesday, April 24 - MCA Testing - Math
  • Thursday, April 25 - MCA Testing - Math
  • Friday, April 29 - PTO Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Westwood Den
  • Tuesday, April 30 - 4th Grade Band Orientation & Registration Night, 6:30 p.m., Westwood Cafeteria

May Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 6 - Jazz Cafe, 7 p.m., Westwood Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, May 7 - MCA Testing - Science - Grades 5 & 8
  • Wednesday, May 8 - MCA Testing - Science - Grade 8
  • Thursday, May 9 - 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Tuesday, May 14 - MAP Testing - Reading - Grades 5-8 
  • Tuesday, May 14 - 7th Grade Choir Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, May 17 - Washington D.C. Trip
  • Wednesday, May 15 - MAP Testing - Math - Grades 5-8
  • Monday, May 20 - 8th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Tuesday, May 21 - 7th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Thursday, May 23 - 6th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
  • Wednesday, May 29 - 5th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m., FAC
The Need to Know - March 20, 2019

Spring Testing Dates

Spring marks the start of state testing. Next month, students in grades 5-8 will be taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). The MCA's are tests that students take to demonstrate proficiency on state standards in reading and math. In grades 5 and 8, students also take the science MCA, which measures science proficiency standards. Below are the April testing dates.

  • Wednesday, April 17 - MCA - Reading Grades 5-8 
  • Thursday, April 18 - MCA - Reading Grades 5-8 
  • Wednesday, April 24 - MCA - Math Grades 5-8 
  • Thursday, April 25 - MCA - Math Grades 5-8

Spring Athletics and Activities

Online registration is currently happening for the following spring athletics and activities:

  • High School Track
  • Westwood School Intramural Track and Field
  • Girls' Softball
  • Boys' Baseball
  • Boys' Tennis
  • Boys' and Girls' Golf
  • Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse

Click here for more information and to register for spring athletics and activities

Spotlight On Student Learning - March 20, 2019

The Westwood School SLP Speech Team has been having a fantastic season! They competed on February 21 in their second meet and took home plenty of ribbons. Sixth graders Anna Crandall and Nora Christopherson competed in the Humorous category and were definitely getting laughs. Anna won 3rd place and Nora tied for 4th place out of 24 competitors. Way to go, girls! Eighth grader Terrynna Williams and Alex Larkin from SLPHS competed for the first time as a duo in an incredibly talented category. Congratulations to the entire team for a fantastic meet! Thanks go out to Reece Wenholz, Josh Archibong and Muluk Eltag from our high school Speech Team for judging. #PantherProud

Athletic and Activity Announcements - March 20, 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.

Spring Intramurals and Clubs

Click here to register for any of the activities listed below.

  • Weight Training - Spots still available
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays
    • March 19-April 18
    • Coaches: Mr. Luecke/Mr. Fields
  • Volleyball
    • Mondays/Wednesdays
    • March 20-April 17
    • Coach: Mrs. Resch
  • Floor Hockey - Spots still available
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays
    • March 19-April 18
    • Coach: Mrs. Baldy
  • Run/Track Club - Spots still available
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays
    • April 23-May 30
    • Coaches: Mrs. Baldy and Mrs. Zobitz
  • Ultimate Frisbee - Spots still available
    • Mondays/Wednesdays
    • April 24-May 29
    • Coach: Mr. Waldon
  • Cooking Club
    • Thursdays
    • 5th - 8th Grade
    • Session 1: March 21, 28, April 4, 11 and 18
    • Session 2: May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Current Activities

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

Spring Lake Park High School Newsletter

The Need to Know - March 20, 2019

Prom Information 

The guest forms for students from other schools and detailed information is now available at the main office. The deadline for guest forms is Wednesday, April 3 at 3 p.m.

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 13 at The Courtyards of Andover. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods only starting on April 1.

Panther Mentor Program Looking for 2019-2020 Mentors

Any sophomore and junior are eligible to apply. To apply, you must attend an informational meeting and fill out an application by April 12.

You must attend one of the following informational meetings:

  • Wednesday, March 27: Advisory in the Fine Arts Center
  • Thursday, March 28: 7:40-8 a.m. in C222 (Mrs. Rathmanner’s room)

Graduation Information

Click here to view the most up-to-date graduation information for the Class of 2019. 

Great News - March 20, 2019

Panther boys’ basketball team wins 5AAAA academic section championship

For the third straight year, the Spring Lake Park High School boys’ basketball team has won the 5AAAA academic section championship.

The criteria for this award is to have a better overall team GPA than the other seven teams in the 5AAAA section. This year, the the GPA for all 18 players on the section roster was 3.16.

Read more about the Panther Boys' academic section achievement

OEC teams place top five at state competition

The Spring Lake Park High School Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program had 12 teams compete at the 33rd annual State Youth EMS Competition in Chaska on Saturday, February 23.

There were 36 teams total at the state competition from six different programs representing almost 20 high schools from around the state.

The competition consisted of four-person teams. Each member on the team took a 50-question exam and worked three 20-minute scenarios.

Read more about the OEC State Competition

Panther Boys’ Swimming and Diving members compete at state tournament

The Spring Lake Park High School's boys' swimming and diving team finished in 29th place with 13 points at the state tournament on Saturday, March 2. 

Senior Joe Privratsky finished his high school career with an all-state eighth place finish in the 100 Breaststroke. 

The 200 Medley Relay team of Joe Privratsky, Nick Starcevich, Andrew Ullman and Kieran Ripken also scored at the state meet with their 16th place finish. 

Read more about the Swim and Dive team's journey to state

Upcoming Events - March 20, 2019

Calendar

  • March 26-28 - MCA Testing 
  • April 13 - Prom

MCA Testing Schedule

March

  • March 26-28
    • MCA Science, Biology Students

April

  • April 2
    • ACT Plus Writing, All of 11th grade
  • April 17
    • MCA Reading and Math, Grade 10 and Grade 11
  • April 24
    • ACT Plus Writing Make-up, Grade 11

May

  • May 6 - 17
    • AP testing, Students who register 
  • 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.
 

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 

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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. 

Lighthouse School Newsletter

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