Park Terrace newsletters for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted below on most Wednesdays throughout the school year.  Click through the categories below to read this week's newsletter.

Newsletters will also be sent via email to families. If you are not receiving these emails, please review your contact information in Campus Parent Portal. If you still do not receive newsletter emails, please contact Park Terrace at 763-600-5600.

In this week's newsletter...

From the principal, Mona Perkins, January 22, 2020

Greetings from the principal Ms. Perkins

We began our first round of after school programming yesterday and it was a hit! We had almost 150 students stay after school for a variety of classes. We realize that the bussing and parent-pick up for our after-school programming will make pick-up a little more crowded in the front for families using Learning Ventures. We appreciate and thank you in advance for your patience in adjusting to the change.

Along with super fun learning activities in our after school classes, each student also received a pretty big snack yesterday that included a sandwich, milk, string cheese, carrots and more. I hope that gave families some time to have a meal ready before the kids were dying to eat dinner. 🙂  

Please know we are always looking for feedback and ways to improve our offerings and opportunities we provide for students. If you have any ideas, concerns, or even positive messages you'd like us to know, please don't hesitate to send an email or leave a voice mail. Your thoughts, experiences and partnership matter to us.

Below are pictures and a video from just some of our Tuesday/Thursday programming.  

Students enjoying a new after-school activity called  Readers Theater

Readers Theater with Ms. Winterer & Ms. Kahoun

Students learning Coding during an after-school course

Coding with Ms. Hryhorysak & Ms. Craigan

A Park Terrace teacher teaching an Intro to Spanish after-school course

Intro to Spanish with Ms. Blanca & Ms. Cheryl

Students sitting in a circle during an after-school activity, Cooking with Ms. Scott

Cooking with Ms. Scott. Check out the video

The Need to Know- January 22, 2020

Fourth grade families: Visit Westwood Intermediate and Middle School February 24

When students finish fourth grade at our Spring Lake Park elementary schools, they transition to 5th grade at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School. Families are invited to attend an Introduction to Westwood to learn more about the school, the transition to 5th grade and to meet the Westwood team. 

Plan to visit during one of three sessions:

  1. Monday, February 24. 5-6 p.m.-  For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  2. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Centerview, Park Terrace, and Northpoint parents of students in grade 4
  3. Monday, February 24,  6-7 p.m.- For Woodcrest Spanish Immersion parents of students in grade 4

Not able to make it? Contact the Westwood office to find another time to visit, 763-600-5300. The Westwood team is looking forward to welcoming the class of 2028 next fall. 


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- January 22, 2020

2020 Calendar Event

Thursday, January 30 - Kindergarten Kickoff for the Class of 2033 & Preschool Information Night, 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, February 6 - PTA Meeting

Thursday, February 13 - No School, Evening Conferences

Friday, February 14 - No School, Daytime Conferences

Monday, February 17 - No School, President's Day

Tuesday, February 18 - Evening Conferences

Monday, February 24 - Introduction to Westwood for 4th grade families, from 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

District Information - January 8, 2020

Registration and Enrollment Events at Spring Lake Park Schools

Spring Lake Park Schools is hosting a number of events in January and February to help current and incoming families prepare for the next steps in their students’ education. Whether you are looking to enroll a student, preparing for a school transition or registering for classes, we hope students and families can join us to learn more. 

Check out important dates and information you and your family may need to know about