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

Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.

Northpoint Elementary Newsletter

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

At Northpoint and across our district, our teachers want to be sure each child knows how they are doing in their learning progress. We want them to be an active partner as we work toward learning grade-level targets. We utilize what are called the “Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.”

  1. Provide a clear and understandable vision of the Learning Target
  2. Use examples and models of strong and weak work
  3. Offer regular descriptive feedback – know mistakes and why, aligned to a target
  4. Teach students to self-assess and set goals
  5. Design lessons to focus on one aspect of quality at a time – one thing at a time
  6. Teach students focused revision
  7. Engage students in self-reflection, and let them keep track of and share their learning

These concepts help us to be clear with our children about what they are learning, how they are progressing and the next steps they can take on their journey. Our teachers use these ideas to guide their work as they set goals with each child and measure progress along the way. It is so rewarding when our students can share and celebrate their learning accomplishments with their teachers, families and me!

The Need to Know - November 20, 2019

Substitute Teacher Opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with students? To be in charge of your own hours and have a flexible schedule? To be on a similar calendar as your own children?  Do you have a bachelor’s degree in any area, even outside of education? If so, consider becoming a substitute teacher to serve at Northpoint and across the Spring Lake Park school district. We are currently in need of qualified substitute teachers to serve our students. If you’d like more information about working in this capacity, please call Heidi Rogers or Judi Kahoun at Northpoint at (763) 600-5700. You can also call Teachers on Call directly at (800) 713-4439 or visit the Teachers on Call website to learn more about this opportunity.

Arrival and Dismissal Carline Tips

Thank you for your cooperation in following the new guidelines during arrival and dismissal in the carline. Please review the current reminders to ensure safe and smooth traffic flow:

  • No parking or waiting in the cul-de-sac on 124th court
  • At dismissal, please do not start lining up prior to 3:45 p.m. If you are here earlier, you must park in the parking lot and then enter the line at 3:45 p.m.
  • While waiting to move forward in the line, please allow enough space for busses to turn onto the school driveway to enter the back of the building and also please do not block any driveways/business entrances
  • Please be courteous to drivers merging in from the parking lot
Upcoming Events

Calendar

November 22 - Crazy or Mismatched Socks Day

November 26 - End of Trimester 1

November 27-29 - NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Break

December 2 - NO SCHOOL/Staff Professional Development

December 11 - PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m., NP Media Center

December 23-January 1 - NO SCHOOL/Winter Break

January 2 - SCHOOL RESUMES

 

Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.

Park Terrace Elementary Newsletter

From the principal, Mona Perkins, November 20, 2019

Hello Park Terrace Families! This is a busy time of year as we wrap up our first trimester. I can’t believe we are a third of the way through the school year already! We have a lot of fabulous things going on at school that are highlighted below. If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

STEM/Math Night – Our annual STEM/Math Night is tomorrow, Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It’s a free event for all Park Terrace families that includes an evening full of hands-on science activities and a light dinner. We would love to see everyone there!

PTA Hat Fundraiser – Our wonderful Park Terrace PTA will be selling SLP hats once again this year for a cost of $10. They will have some hats available for purchase at STEM night. If you aren’t able to purchase a hat at STEM night, no worries, a flyer with information about how to get one later will be coming home soon. Keep your eyes open for the flyer.

End of Trimester/Report Cards – Next week, November 26 marks the end of our first trimester. Report cards will go home with students in their backpacks on Friday, December 6. Please be on the lookout for the report card envelopes, sign them to indicate you received it and have your student return the envelope to his/her teacher. If you have any questions, please connect with your child’s teacher.

3rd Grade STEM Partnership with the MN Zoo – Third grade is participating in the ZOOMs Stem Research Project with the MN Zoo. They are creating an enrichment (something that enriches the zoo habitat) for the Hawaiian Monk Seals. The MN Zoo is the only place in the world besides Hawaii where these endangered seals exist, so this is an amazing learning opportunity for our students. They will research how the seals live in the wild, they will create the “enrichment” based on their findings and zoo staff members will come to judge their work in February. This is a great interdisciplinary project they will be involved in for a while, so be sure to ask them all about it!

1st Grade – Balloons Over Broadway – Our first graders will be learning about the origin of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade based on the book Balloons Over Broadway. After digging deep into the book and parade origin, they will use the engineer/design process to create their own parade floats, a parade map and advertisements for the parade. They will get the opportunity to show off their floats when they host their parade right here at Park Terrace on Tuesday, November 26 at 3:10 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there.

The Need to Know- November 20, 2019

Other important reminders to please take note of:

Start Time:  Please remember, school begins at 9:20 a.m. That means students need to be in their classrooms at that time. If you are dropping your child off, please plan accordingly so they do not accumulate tardies. Excessive tardies, as well as absences, require us to make referrals to the county, so please do your best to get the kiddos to school on time.

Dressing for the Weather:  We go outside every day for recess unless the temperature is below 0 degrees or the wind chill is below -10 degrees. That makes it imperative that kids have all the necessary winter gear at school regularly. That includes a jacket, snow pants, hat, gloves and boots. If you need any assistance getting these items, please connect with our school social worker, Amber Buer: abuer@district16.org.

Label Winter Gear:  Please label your child’s coat, hat, gloves and boots with his/her name on it so we can properly return lost items to rightful owners. Most kids have black snow pants, so it is incredibly helpful when names are written inside.

Toys & Electronics:  Please have your child leave all toys and extra electronics at home.

School Supplies:  This is a great time of year to check in with your student and see if he/she needs any school supplies restocked (especially pencils).

Yearbooks

Please visit the Lifetouch website to order your child's yearbook for this school year. The order deadline is March 27, 2020. Our yearbook ID code is: 3711420. Yearbooks must be pre-ordered to receive them at the end of the school year. 

Upcoming Events- November 20, 2019

2019 Calendar Events

Thursday, November 21 - Math/STEM Night, 5:30-7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26 - End of Trimester 1

Wednesday, November 27 - No School

Thursday, November 28 - No School

Friday, November 29 - No School

Monday, December 2 - No School

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1 - No School, Winter Break

Thursday, January 2 - Classes Resume 

Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.

Woodcrest Spanish Immersion Newsletter

A message from Principal Linares- November 20, 2019

Principal Linares' Corner

Report cards for the Trimester 1 will be sent home in backpacks on Friday, December 6.

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 be “Approaching Standard” on 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 also 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 partnership and support.

Del Escritorio de la Sra. Linares

Las boletas de calificaciones para el Trimestre 1 irán a casa el viernes, 6 de diciembre.

El propósito de la boleta es para comunicarles el progreso y crecimiento de su estudiante hacia metas esenciales de su grado, al igual que habilidades para la vida, para que maestros y familias puedan trabajar juntos para apoyar a los estudiantes en sus siguientes pasos de aprendizaje.

La boleta de calificaciones muestra el progreso para metas al final del año escolar y es medida en varias maneras en cierto momento, esas maneras incluyen exámenes sumativos y formativos, 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 notara 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 es 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 alcanzan 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.

Community Education- November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets online. Performances dates: Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m., Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.,  and Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

El teatro de Westwood de grados 7 y 8 presenta “The Little Princess”

En esta veraz y fiel adaptación de la querida novela escrita por Frances Hodgson Burnett, la buena fe y valentía de una niña demuestra que realmente significa ser una princesa. Todas las presentaciones serán en el Centro de Artes Finas de Spring Lake Park High School. Aprenda mas y compre boletos. Las fechas de las presentaciones serán: Jueves, 21 de noviembre a las 7 p.m., viernes, 22 de noviembre a las 7 p.m., y el sábado 23 a las 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a time slot

Marquen sus calendarios para la Casa de Compras Navideñas del 2019  

  • Patrocinada por el Club Leo de Spring Lake Park
  • Martes, 10 de diciembre del 2019, de las 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • En la cafetería de Spring Lake Park High School (puerta 33)

Compradores de kínder hasta grado ocho tienen la oportunidad de comprar regalos baratos de $1-$5 para los miembros de su familia. Cada niño puede comprar hasta cinco regalos. El Club Leo y el Club de Leones de SLP estarán a mano para ayudar a los estudiantes a que compren y forren sus regalos para que los lleven a casa para la temporada navideña.

Los niños deben de estar presente para comprar y deben de ser acompañados al evento por un adulto. Las familias pueden disfrutar de actividades divertidas durante el evento al igual que meriendas y música. Regístrense ahora para un horario.

PTO- November 20, 2019

Woodcrest Holiday Singing Event

Come join us again this year as we spread cheer in our community for our 4th annual holiday singing event!

Together, we as a Woodcrest community will bring joy to local shoppers during one of the “most wonderful times of the year” and represent that Woodcrest cares about them!

  • Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m.-noon Meet us at Northtown Mall Rotunda
  • Each student attending must have an adult with them.
  • Srta. Gillis will lead our singing time together. Bring your family members to join us. Wear your Woodcrest/SLP attire.

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Please RSVP for our Woodcrest Holiday Singing Event.

Evento de Villancicos de Woodcrest

Acompáñenos nuevamente este año a llevar alegría a nuestra comunidad en nuestro cuarto evento anual de villancicos

Juntos, como comunidad estaremos llevando alegría a compradores locales en lo que es “el mas maravilloso tiempo del año” y representando que ellos le importan a Woodcrest.

Acompáñenos en la Rotunda del Northtown Mall

Sábado, 14 de diciembre de las 11 a.m-12 p.m. 

Srta. Gillis estará guiando nuestros villancicos. Traigan a su familia para que nos acompañen. Usen su ropa de Woodcrest/SLP

Por favor reserven su lugar para nuestro evento de Villancicos de Woodcrest. Cada estudiante debe tener un adulto que los acompañe. ¡Esperamos verlos ahí!

Upcoming Events- November 20, 2019

Calendar

November 21- US Regions Exhibit from 4-6 p.m. in the gym. 

November 21- Cookies with the Principal 4-4:45 p.m.

November 26 - End of Trimester 1

November 27-December 2 - Thanksgiving Break, no school for students

December 5 - Grade 3 Field Trip to the MN Zoo

December 9 - PTO Meeting from 6-7 p.m. 

December 14 - Community Singing Event from 11 a.m.-noon

December 23-January 1- Winter Break, no school for students

Calendario

noviembre 21- Exhibición de Regiones Estadounidenses de las 4-6 p.m. en el gimnasio

noviembre 21- Galletas con la Directora de las 4-4:45 p.m.   

noviembre 26- Final del Trimestre 1

noviembre 27-diciembre 2- Descanso por el Día de Acción de Gracias

diciembre 5- Excursión de Grado 3 al MN Zoo

diciembre 9- Reunión del PTO de las 6-7 p.m.

diciembre 14- Evento Comunitario de Villancicos de las 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

diciembre 23-enero 1- Vacaciones de invierno 

Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.

Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Newsletter

A Message from Principal Larson - November 20, 2019

Drop off and Pick up Lanes 

If you are driving children to and from school, you will use the parking lot or drop-off lane in the front of the school and your child will enter through the main entrance. Parents can either park in the parking lot and walk their child into the school or stay in the drop-off lane and let the child out in front of the school. 

For safety reasons we ask parents to not drop their child off in the parking lot and have them walk across the street on their own or park in the drop-off lane and walk their child into school. Students should be dropped off and picked up next to the curb. Students should be ready to exit your car when arriving. Waiting for extended periods of time in the drop off lane holds up the traffic. Please follow the flow of traffic as directed on the map. 

Winter Weather

All students, 5-8 grades, go out for recess during the school day. In grades 5 and 6, they have two recess times – one is after lunch and the second is with their team. In grades 7 and 8, it is optional for kids to go outside during their lunch time. Students going outside for recess should come to lunch prepared to go out. If the temperature or windchill factor is -10 or lower students will not go outside. 

If schools are closed due to inclement weather a communication will go out to all parents once the decision to close school is made. If you are unsure if school is closed, go to our district's website and a message will appear immediately that school has closed. If the website does not have the message on it, then school is open.

End of Trimester Dates for 7/8 graders

  • Friday, November 22 - Language Arts and Science
  • Monday, November 25 - Math and Social Studies
  • Tuesday, November 26 - Electives

Grades 7 and 8 School Dance

Tuesday, November 26 is the end of trimester dance for our seventh and eighth graders sponsored by our PTO. The dance will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The students will need a ride home after the dance and need a signed permission slip to be at the dance. Snacks will be available for purchase for a dollar. There is no charge to get into the dance.

The Need to Know - November 20, 2019

Absenteeism reports coming to mailboxes, partnership leads to greater attendance

Last fall, Spring Lake Park Schools partnered with InClass Today, an organization that has proven success in reducing chronic absenteeism. That partnership, as well as the partnership with staff and parents, has led to greater attendance district-wide. Students in grades 6-12 who have missed school – either excused or unexcused – for more than five percent of school days since the start of the school year will receive an absence report in the mail. The next round of reports will be sent beginning Friday, November 29. Learn more about the absenteeism reports and the partnerships.

Yearbooks For Sale Now!

Westwood 2020 Yearbooks are now for sale. Place your orders online OR over the phone or by mail with this flyer. Orders are due by December 31. 

Middle School Dance

Westwood will be holding an activity night/dance on Tuesday, November 26 from 2:30-4:30 p.m for 7th and 8th-grade students. There is no cost for students to participate. Activities will include: 

  • Basketball and soccer in the gym
  • Movie in the Panther Den
  • Food for sale - all sales will be $1.00
  • DJ in the cafeteria

Students must provide their own transportation home as there will not be buses running that evening. Parents need to give permission to their children in order to attend this event. Permission Slips went home with students last week and need to be returned to their Panther Time teachers by Monday, November 25.  

Parent Tips for Assisting a CPM Student

CPM is the Math curriculum used at Westwood in grades 6 through 8 as the core material. CPM stands for College Preparatory Mathematics. We will be posting weekly tips as a resource for parents. These tips are made to assist you as a parent to understand this program better. 

Athletic and Activity Announcements - November 20, 2019

Westwood Middle School after school programs, including athletics, intramurals and clubs are coordinated by Spring Lake Park Schools 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 will start after school (2:45 p.m. for 7th and 8th grades and 3:15 p.m. for 5th and 6th grades) and run until 4:30 p.m. Activity buses are available. 

2019-2020 Fall MS Athletic Events Pass

Students who want to attend games need to register for "19-20 MS Athletic Events" on FeePay and see Mr. Lammers (office W103A or cafeteria after school) for the Weekly Game Pass. 

Activity Spotlight: Math League

On November 11, Westwood hosted 150 6th-8th grade Mathletes from 4 different middle schools for the 3rd meet of the season. The meet consists of two individual events and a team event. Westwood had a team finishing 8th with our top individual placing in the top 10. 

Currently Running

Knowledge Bowl

Practice is every Tuesday with Coach Gullickson. First meet will be Thursday, December 12 at Shakoppe Middle School. This is available for students in grades 6 through 8. Total cost is $75. Register for the Knowledge Bowl Team.

MS Wrestling

First practice was Monday, October 28. This is available for students in grades 5 through 8. Total cost is $100 and a Sports Physical is required. Practice are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at SLPHS Wrestling Room and Meets will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • 7th and 8th graders will take the 2:45 p.m. shuttle to the HS
  • 5th and 6th graders will take the 3:15 p.m. bus 127 to the HS

Matches start at approximately 3:45 p.m. Register for Middle School Wresting.

MS Weight Training

First practice was Thursday, October 31 with Mr. Luecke and Mr. Fields. This is available for students in grades 7 and 8. Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. until December 12. Total cost is $50. Register for Middle School Weight Training.

MS Girls Basketball

Practice is everyday after school with Coaches Ms. Becker and Ms. Eschrich. This is for female students in grades 7 and 8. The program's total cost is $150 and a Sports Physical is required. The next game days are: 

  • Monday, November 25 - Home vs. Stillwater
  • Tuesday, December 3 - Away @ Forest Lake 8
  • Thursday, December 5 - Home vs. Fridley

Register for the MS Girls Basketball Team.

Registration Open

Grades 7/8 Boys Basketball 

SLP Curling Club

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of the Spring Lake Park Schools Curling Club in partnership with Four Seasons Curling Club. Any SLP student in grades 7-12 may join and no prior experience is necessary. Practice is every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. at the Four Seasons Curling Club starting on Tuesday, November 19. Bussing is provided after school from Westwood to the Club. Total cost for the program is $130 and equipment will be provided. If you have additional questions, please contact Coach Marsol.

Register for the SLP Curling Club.

Coming Soon

Winter Intramurals

Chess Club

  • Starts in January
  • Will meet on Wednesdays in the WW Cafeteria
  • Registration is free, but must register
  • Register for Chess Club.

 

Band, Choir and Theater

Band

Drumline, Jazz Band and Showcase bands are now forming. Permission slips went home with band students. Contact your student's band teacher for more information. 

Choir

  • Grade 5 Choir: Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Room 172
  • Grade 6 Choir: Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Room 172
  • Soundtrax Show Choir: for grades 5 and 6, Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 in Room 182
  • Encore Show Choir: for grades 7 and 8, Mondays through Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 182
  • Contact: Ms. Howard at ahowar@district16.org or Mr. Black at hblack@district16.org

Theater

  • "The Little Princess"- Grades 7 and 8: Rehearsals began Monday, October 7 and they will be after school from 2:45-4:15 p.m. Director: Ms. Miller at tmille@district16.org
  •  "And Justice for Pigs: Revenge of the Bad Guys" - Grades 5 and 6: Rehearsals began Tuesday, November 5 after school. Director: Mr. Dutcher at kdutch@district16.org
PTO Corner - November 20, 2019

PTO Meeting

The next Westwood PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m.

We are looking forward to working with all of our parents and families this year to support the staff and students at Westwood. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Middle School Dance

Westwood will be hosting the middle school dance on November 26 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and we are looking for a few parent volunteers to help us during this activity. If you are interested in helping us with the Middle School Dance, please contact Jacqui Smith.

Upcoming Events - November 20, 2019

November Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, November 21 - GT Parent Information Night, 6-7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, November 21 - WW Fall Play "The Little Princess," 7 p.m. in FAC
  • Friday, November 22 - WW Fall Play "The Little Princess," 7 p.m. in FAC
  • Saturday, November 23 - WW Fall Play "The Little Princess," 2 p.m. in FAC
  • Tuesday, November 26 - Middle School Dance, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 26 - Music Field Trip to Orpheum Theatre
  • Wednesday, November 27-December 2 - No School

December Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, December 5 - WW 5/6 Grade Musical "And Justice for Pigs: Revenge of the Bad Guys," 7 p.m. in FAC
  • Friday, December 6 - WW 5/6 Grade Musical "And Justice for Pigs: Revenge of the Band Guys," 7 p.m. in FAC
  • Tuesday, December 10 - 7th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m. in FAC
  • Thursday, December 12 - 6th Grade Band Concert, 7 p.m. in FAC
Spotlight on Student Learning - November 20, 2019

Basketball Hoops in STEM

Students on 5A were incredibly focused as they worked cooperatively in groups of three to design a way to shoot a “basketball” through a hoop without using their hands. They could only use popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, tape, yarn, rubber bands and a ping pong ball in their designs. What an awesome way to work as a team!

Nine eighth grade students participate in honor band festival

Nine Westwood Intermediate and Middle School band students participated in a day-long honor band festival, sponsored by Minnesota Junior Winds, on Saturday, November 9 at Southview Middle School in Edina.

Westwood band directors nominated these talented students who were part of a select group from across the region invited to play and work in an ensemble with other motivated musician peers.

This festival was under the direction of Minnesota Junior Winds Program Director and Symphonic Wind Ensemble Conductor Dr. Charles Weise and Concert Band Conductor Geneva Fitzsimonds. The event included day-long rehearsals and sectionals and ended with a concert performance for friends and family members.

Participating band students include: 

Back row

  • Benjamin Youngbauer, trumpet
  • Jack Suedbeck, trombone
  • Andrew Edgett, euphonium
  • Caleb Piekarski, percussion
  • Makenna Fredrickson, clarinet
  • Chole North, flute
  • Cassidy Leitschuh, tenor saxophone

Front row

  • Sophia Fisher, bassoon
  • Chelsea Ofori, French horn
Nine students who participated in the honor band festival holding instruments and smiling
Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.

Spring Lake Park High School Newsletter

The Need to Know, November 20, 2019

Coca and Cram event tomorrow, November 21

SLPHS students are invited to attend the Coca and Cram session to get help with finals this Thursday, November 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the cafe. 

End of Trimester 1

The last day of our first Trimester is Tuesday, November 26. All student homework should be completed. If the class is only for Tri 1, be sure to turn in materials and books to the classroom teacher.

Student Parking Permits

If your student purchased a fall trimester student parking permit, the permits are only valid until November 30. 2nd trimester permits can be purchase in the Parking Shed from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Cars without current permits will be ticketed. 

DECA collecting items for SLP families in need

This week, November 18-22, DECA is collecting for SLP families in need. The winning 4th hour will receive a catered lunch. The following items are needed:

Bed and Bath Complete Sheet Sets, Blankets, Pillows, Towels and Washcloths · Toothbrushes and Toothpaste · Toilet Paper · Hairbrushes · Feminine Products · Deodorant · Shampoo/Conditioner · Body Wash · Plates/Bowls · Pots/Pans · Kitchen Utensils · Cooking Utensils · Laundry Detergent · Dish Soap · Large Totes Bags

Thank you in advance for your generous donations!

Absenteeism reports coming to mailboxes, partnership leads to greater attendance

Last fall, Spring Lake Park Schools partnered with InClass Today, an organization that has proven success in reducing chronic absenteeism. That partnership, as well as the partnership with staff and parents, has led to greater attendance district-wide. Students in grades 6-12 who have missed school – either excused or unexcused – for more than five percent of school days since the start of the school year will receive an absence report in the mail. The next round of reports will be sent beginning Friday, November 29. Learn more about the absenteeism reports and the partnerships.

Great News, November 20, 2019

SLPHS students hear from German Musicians

German musicians Eddi Hüneke and Tobi Hebbelmann held a special concert at Spring Lake Park High School for students taking German courses around the Twin Cities.

Spring Lake Park Schools students welcomed the musicians by decorating the Fine Arts Center with hundreds of personalized posters, flags and other items and all students had a blast singing along. Wunderbar!

Upcoming Events, November 20, 2019

November and December Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 27-Monday, December 2 - No school for students 
  • Monday, December 9 - Wind and Symphonic Band Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Wednesday, December 11 - Varsity Band Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, December 16 - Choir Concert, 7 p.m., SLPHS Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, December 23-Wednesday, January 1 - No school for students 

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming on Friday

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to SLPHS this Friday, November 22 from 8-1 p.m.

Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs 110 pounds, considered to be in good health and has not donated in the last 56 days is eligible to donate blood. Signed permission slips are needed for 16 years old. Students who have not had a chance to sign up, should see Mrs. Wackman's room B-203.

This event is sponsored by the Student Council along wit the American Red Cross. A full list of donation criteria

College and Military Visits

Upcoming Military Visit:

  • Air Force: November 21, in the Cafeteria during lunch.

Upcoming College Visits:

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth                     Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m.
  • North Hennepin Community College              Friday, November 22, 10 a.m.
  • North Dakota State College of Science           Monday, November 25, 10 a.m.

ALL students need to sign up for college visits in Naviance. If they have questions, they can see their counselor for help. 

Upcoming Events, November 21, 2019

Career Expo

Student Services and our Pathway program will be hosting a Career Expo tomorrow, Thursday, November 22 in the Kenneth Hall gym from 11:30-1p.m. 

This Expo is presented by Metro North Area Chamber of Commerce and will feature local trades/manufacturers. Students can stop by during their lunch period.

Cocoa and Cram

All students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend Cocoa and Cram Thursday, November 22 in the cafeteria from 5-7p.m. There will be free hot cocoa and National Honor Society tutors to assist you with your preparations for final exams. NHS will also sell pizza.

Upcoming College and Military Visits

  • North Hennepin Community College in Downstairs Multi Purpose room on Friday, November 22 from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. The presentation is on General College and durning 2nd hour. There will be a Spanish presentation from 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Students will need to have pass from Student Services to attend.
  • Air Force - A representative from the Air Force will be in the cafeteria during lunch on Thursday, November 21.
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth                      Thursday, November 21 10 a.m.
     
  • North Hennepin Community College               Friday, November 22, 10 a.m.
  • North Dakota State College of Science            Monday,November 25 10 a.m.
Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.

Lighthouse School Newsletter

Community Education - November 20, 2019

Westwood Grades 7 and 8 theater present “The Little Princess”

In this heartfelt, faithful adaptation of the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, one girl's goodwill and courage show what being a princess truly means. All performances will be held at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Performances dates:

  • Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Holiday House

  • Hosted by Spring Lake Park Leo Club
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria (enter door 33)

Kindergarten through grade 8 shoppers have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive gifts ranging from $1 - $5 for members of their family. Each child can purchase up to five gifts. Leo Club and SLP Lions Club will be on hand to help students purchase and wrap gifts so they can bring them home for the holiday season.

Children must be present to shop and be accompanied to the event by an adult.  Families will be able to enjoy other fun activities during this event along with holiday treats and music. Register for a Holiday House time slot.