Newsletter Archive

Greetings from Kim Fehringer - February 13, 2019

Upcoming Park Terrace Winter Conferences and School Release days.

Park Terrace families,

There is NO SCHOOL

  • Thursday, February 14 – Teacher Conference prep
  • Friday, February 15 – Daytime conference  
  • Monday, February 18 – President Day

The PT winter conferences will be held on the following days:

Friday, February 15

  • Daytime:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21

  • Evenings:  4:50 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sign-up for conferences online here. Call the main office at 763-600-5600 if you have any questions.

Our teachers, and myself, hope to see you at conferences.

Kim Fehringer
Principal

Greetings from Kim Fehringer - February 6, 2019

Each year we receive questions about how we will handle student participation for Valentine’s Day at school. I want to share the practice we will follow for Valentine’s Day as well as other similar days.

First, parents want to know if students can pass out Valentine cards at school. Students may hand out Valentine cards, but it is not expected or required. Classrooms may celebrate with special activities and games with friendship as the primary theme. Students may participate in games that are all-inclusive and connect to our learning targets, hopes and dreams, or school community building.

If your child does choose to hand out Valentines, our practice is the same as it is for birthday invitations. Please plan to have a Valentine for every child in the class if they are going to be handed out at school. Class lists will be provided by classroom teachers upon request if you want your child to hand out Valentines.

If Valentine cards are handed out at school, we ask your assistance in ensuring the health and safety of all children by not attaching any food/candy/treats to the cards. Because we are an allergy aware school, committed to the health and safely of all students, we will not facilitate the distribution of any food, candy or treats between students.

While this practice has been in place for the past three years we recognize the importance of school celebrations such as Valentine’s day. We look forward to classroom Valentines celebrations with games, valentine cards and many fun-filled activities.

Thank you for your assistance in creating a memorable experience for all children at Park Terrace.

Upcoming Events - February 6, 2019

Park Terrace February Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences begins next week.

  • February 15 - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 19 - 4:50-8 p.m.
  • February 21 - 4:50-8 p.m

All conferences are scheduled online. Using our online scheduler, you will be able to choose conference dates and times.

Our Park Terrace conference scheduler can be found here. Please schedule by February 6.

There will be no school on February 14, 15 and 18 due to conferences and Presidents day. For more calendar information and events, visit the Park Terrace Calendar

Woodcrest PTO Meeting Speaker 

The Woodcrest PTO meeting featuring guest speaker, Alison Feigh, from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center that was canceled last week due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for next Monday, February 11 from 6-7:50 p.m.  Please join us at Woodcrest Elementary!

Woodcrest PTO Presents: Navigating the Virtual Playground – Healthy Choices & Worrisome Pitfalls for Today’s Youth. Featured Speaker is Alison Feigh from Zero Abuse Project. This event will be held at Woodcrest Elementary on February 11 from 6-7:30pm. Be sure to RSVP using the information in the flyer attached below! 

Click here to view the Navigating the Virtual Playground flyer

The Need to Know - February 6, 2019

Order Your Park Terrace Yearbook

Order your child's 2018-2019 Park Terrace yearbook today. The cost of a standard yearbook is $14. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, along with a Zoom current event insert, the cost will be $16. 

Click here to order your Park Terrace Yearbook online. Use the School ID Code: 3711419

Box Tops Contest Continues

Continue sending in your Box Tops. The classroom contest runs until Thursday, February 28. The room with the most Box Tops earns a Pizza Party!

District Information - February 6, 2019

Centerview, Westwood and SLPHS Enrollment Information Sessions 

Spring Lake Park Schools will be hosting information sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is more information for each building:

It's time to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our schools and programs at the following events.

  • Preschool Information Night
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, February 7
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Information Nights
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 4-5, 6-7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 6-7 7-8 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Information Nights
    • Wednesday, February 6 - 8th Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair, for families and students currently enrolled at Westwood. 
    • Wednesday, February 20 - Explore SLPHS Information Nights for prospective students not currently enrolled at Westwood

15th Annual Panther Foundation Gala Tickets are still available 

Tickets are still available for the biggest celebration and fundraiser for Spring Lake Park Schools, the 15th Annual Panther Gala, held on February 23 at Mississippi Gardens.

On Monday, January 28, the Panther Foundation approved $24,000 to bring GaGa Ball Pits and a ninth grade Summer AP Program to SLP Schools. These projects are just two examples of the Panther Foundation’s impact, totaling over $1.7 million dollars since 2004. The event features games, silent and live auctions and music entertainment.  Buy your tickets today to be a part of the work and support our schools, our staff and our students.

Tickets will sell quickly, purchase your gala tickets today

Gala Sponsorship spots are still available, click here to learn more and sign-up

SLP Schools continues partnership with InClass Today to reduce absenteeism

This fall, Spring Lake Park Schools partnered with InClass Today, an organization that has proven success of reducing chronic absenteeism in other school districts across the country.

We have been working with InClass Today to develop a process to identify and communicate with families of students who are chronically absent from school. Feedback from parents also helped to refine the process.

The purpose of the absence reports is to help parents and guardians keep track of their student’s absences, and help their student stay motivated to reduce future absences. The reports also help to emphasize the importance of attending school on a regular basis. The use of these regular absence reports can significantly reduce student absenteeism. The report is designed to be easy to read by all families.

If you would like to check your child’s attendance at any time, you can do so by logging into Campus Parent Portal. If you have any questions about your child’s school attendance, feel free to contact your child’s principal.

Learn more about SLP's partnership with InClass Today

Community Education - February 6, 2019

Parent-Child Sweetheart Dance 

Back by popular demand, the Spring Lake Park Recreation Department, the SLP Lions Club and SLP Community Education are teaming up to offer this fun evening. Moms, dads, grandparents, sons and daughters are all invited to join us for some great family fun during our Parent/Grandparent + Child Sweetheart Dance. 

Enjoy quality time with your children in a fun environment. Children will receive a take home “swag” bag with goodies! Casual or formal dress wear welcome. Snack and refreshments will be included. 

Date, location and cost 

  • Friday, February 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Cafeteria
  • Fee: $7/pair (Adult + Child)
  • Additional fee of $3.50 for each additional participant 

Register today for the Parent-Child Sweetheart Dance 

If you have trouble registering online or have any questions please call 763-792-7201

Greetings from Kim Fehringer - January 23, 2019

I am sharing an invitation to join an event focused on youth, parents and technology choices sponsored by the WCSI PTO. Please see the following description.

Navigating the Virtual Playground: Healthy Choices and Worrisome Pitfalls for Today’s Youth (For parents, caregivers, grandparents) 

Cyber bullying + Texting + Screen Time + Toxic images = Yikes! As technology grows and adapts, children are growing and adapting right along with it. The online highway can have some steep learning curves, for students and for parents. Youth can find themselves in over their head as technology choices move faster than their developmental abilities. Technology isn’t a bad thing, but young people need help in navigating these tools so that their empathy and sense of self can also grow and develop. This presentation details the risks students are facing and practical, positive ways that adults can respond. 

This event is Monday, February 4, from 6-7:30 p.m. It is being held in the Woodcrest gym. There is no fee to attend the event and childcare will be provided. We hope you can join us!

Upcoming Events - January 23, 2019

Park Terrace February Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will take place on February 15, 19 and 21

  • February 15 - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 19 - 4:50-8 p.m.
  • February 21 - 4:50-8 p.m

 All conferences are scheduled online. Using our online scheduler, you will be able to choose conference dates and times.

Our Park Terrace conference scheduler can be found here. Please schedule by February 6.

Park Terrace Literacy Night and Book Bingo

We hope to see your family at our annual Park Terrace Literacy night on Thursday, January 31. We will be serving pizza along with a variety of exciting literacy sessions.  The sessions will include literacy apps for you to use at home, a “reading bag” to take home, Book Bingo with the PTA and read aloud sessions from your favorite Park Terrace teachers. There are three sessions to rotate among. 

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

RSVP with your classroom teacher the number of people planning on attending this event so food can be order accordingly.  

For more upcoming events, check out the Spring Lake Park Calendar at Park Terrace.

District Information - January 23, 2019

SLP Enrollment Information Sessions 

Spring Lake Park Schools will be hosting information sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Here is more information for each building:

It's time to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out our schools and programs at the following events.

  • Preschool Information Night
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22, 5-7:30 p.m.
    • District Services Center, Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29, 5:39-7 p.m.
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions
    • Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, Tuesday, January 22
    • Park Terrace Elementary, Thursday, January 24
    • Northpoint Elementary, Tuesday, January 29
    • Centerview Elementary, Thursday, January 31
  • Westwood Intermediate and Middle School Information Nights
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 4-5, 6-7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 12, grades 6-7 7-8 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Information Nights
    • Wednesday, January 30 - Explore SLPHS Information Nights for prospective students not currently enrolled at Westwood
    • Wednesday, February 6 - 8th Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair, for families and students currently enrolled at Westwood. 

15th Annual Panther Foundation Gala Tickets are now on sale

The Panther Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on making a difference for the students of Spring Lake Park Schools. The board is made up of district parents and community members and is entirely funded through contributions and special projects. Each year the Panther Foundation hosts a gala, which is their largest fundraiser of the year and features a silent auction, live auction, games and entertainment.

Tickets will sell quickly, purchase your gala tickets today

Gala Sponsorship spots are still available, click here to learn more and sign-up

Panther Playtime Preschool to be hosted by SLPHS students

Do you have a 3, 4- or 5-year old who likes to play games and participate in fun activities? If so, register them today for the free Panther Playtime Preschool, hosted by SLPHS students taking Early Childhood classes!

Panther Playtime Preschool will take place for eight days, beginning Tuesday, February 5 from 8:10-9:45 a.m. at SLPHS.

Click here to learn more and to register today 

Community Education - January 16, 2019

Parent-Child Sweetheart Dance 

Back by popular demand, the Spring Lake Park Recreation Department, the SLP Lions Club and SLP Community Education are teaming up to offer this fun evening. Moms, dads, grandparents, sons and daughters are all invited to join us for some great family fun during our Parent/Grandparent + Child Sweetheart Dance. 

Enjoy quality time with your children in a fun environment. Children will receive a take home “swag” bag with goodies! Casual or formal dress wear welcome. Snack and refreshments will be included. 

Date, location and cost 

  • Friday, February 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Spring Lake Park High School Cafeteria
  • Fee: $7/pair (Adult + Child)
  • Additional fee of $3.50 for each additional participant 

Register today for the Parent-Child Sweetheart Dance 

If you have trouble registering online or have any questions please call 763-792-7201

Greeting from Kim Fehringer, January 16, 2019

Join us for our annual Park Terrace Literacy night on Thursday, January 31. We will be serving pizza along with a variety of exciting literacy sessions. The sessions will include literacy apps for you to use at home, a “reading bag” to take home, Book Bingo with the PTA and read aloud's from your favorite Park Terrace teachers. There are three sessions to rotate among. 

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

RSVP with your classroom teacher the number of people planning on attending this event so food can be order accordingly.  We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events, January 16, 2019

Calendar

01/21- NO SCHOOL, MLK, Jr. 

01/24 - Kdgn Information Night

01/31 - Literacy Night, Book Bingo

02/14 - NO SCHOOL, Staff In-Service

02/15 - NO SCHOOL, Daytime Conferences

02/18 - NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day

02/19 - Evening Conferences

02/21 - Evening Conferences

Soar Music Programs for Third and Fourth Grade Students

SOAR is a place to empower people to reach their fullest potential in the creative arts and is a training ground to help people grow, discover and fulfill their unique creative purpose. Their mission is to guide and develop the gifts of students through skilled training and one-to-one encouragement with highly trained professionals with either a bachelor’s degree or years of experience in their field.

DRUM ENSEMBLE:

In this exciting ensemble, students will experience playing multiple different percussion instruments. This class can take on different forms, from organized jam sessions to learning to lock in a groove and learning to play by ear.

SINGERS WORKSHOP:

In this class, students will learn rhythms, harmonies, how to blend with other singers, proper vocal technique, vowel formation, proper breath application and resonance.

CLASS DATES:

Singers Workshop 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at Park Terrace
  • January 29-March 1, 4-5 p.m. No class on February 14, March 12 or March 14

Drum Ensemble 

  • Wednesdays at Park Terrace
  • January 30-March 27, 4-5 p.m. No class March 13

Questions? Contact SLP Community Education at 763-600-5050.

Registration, fees and transportation - These programs are free. Click here to register for the SOAR Music Program

Community Education - January 16, 2019

Featured Class: Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

The Minnesota hot dish (elsewhere called a casserole) is one-dish supper (or side dish) baked in your oven using a single piece of cookware. We will: use fresh ingredients (no canned soups) and do easy preparation for a family meal or make impressive elegant company fare for friends or crowd-pleasing recipes for pot luck. Many of these hot dishes can be made ahead, chilled then baked, and there is minimal dish-washing! You Betcha!

Register today for Great Minnesota Hot Dishes

Find other adult and youth community education classes here