Newsletter Archive

Greetings from Kim Fehringer, June 5, 2019

The calendar says it is the first week in June, yet I am not ready to write this final message. The last 10 years as principal of Park Terrace have been life changing. The students, families, staff and community have significantly impacted me both professionally and personally. I have grown over the years from each relationship interaction I experienced.

The students make me smile, constantly, and their hugs warm my heart. Often the smiles and hugs happen simultaneously, like when a student greets me with a hug in the morning and asks me why I talk like a “cowgirl.” Or, when two kindergarten friends introduce me to their families as their “cutie patootie” principal. The way students embrace their learning experience and each other is amazing to watch. I have been fortunate to witness this as both a teacher and a principal.

I have recently had a couple of students ask me why I was leaving them. I told them I wasn’t leaving them, rather I want to share them. I explained that they were so awesome, and Park Terrace was such a cool place that it is time for me to share it with others. I want Mrs. Perkins to experience the great things happening at our school. I have often said that coming to Park Terrace each day is a privilege. The last 10 years have been a privilege. Thank you for sharing your children with me and for entrusting them in my care. It has been an honor!

–Kim Fehringer, Park Terrace Principal

District Information - May 29, 2019

Free meals available at Park Terrace and Westwood this summer

SLP Schools will once again participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The program at Park Terrace will run Mondays-Thursdays, June 10-August 22, with breakfast available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The program at Westwood will run Mondays-Thursdays, June 24-August 1, with breakfast available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Meals will not be available at either location on Thursday, July 4.

This opportunity does not require an application, is open to all children ages 1-18 and is not limited to Spring Lake Park School’s students, up to the capacity of the facility. Learn more about the free summer meals at Park Terrace and Westwood.

App offers free summer meals to Minnesota kids

Hunger Impact Partners, a non-profit organization with the Minnesota Department of Education that promotes free healthy summer meals for kids across the state, is encouraging students and families to download the Summer Eats Minnesota mobile app.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the free Summer Eats Minnesota app to your smart phone. Simply search Summer Eats Minnesota and download the free app via the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Use the mobile app to find nearest site serving meals by GPS.
  3. Kids up to age 18 just show up and eat with no registration required. There are free serving sites across the state at parks, recreation centers, community centers, libraries, and schools.

It’s time to collect student iPads

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Community Education - May 29, 2019

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

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

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

Looking for summer activities for your student?

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

Greetings from Mrs. Fehringer, May 22, 2019

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

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

The Need to Know, May 22, 2019

Westwood Open House is Tuesday, May 28

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

Park Terrace Yearbooks

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

News from the Health Office

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

Library Books

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

Upcoming Events, May 22, 2019

End of the year events

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

Register today for Summer Community Education Camps and Clinics

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

Learn more and register today!

District Information - May 22, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

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

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

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Community Education - May 22, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

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

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

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

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

Looking for summer activities for your student?

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

Greetings from Kim Fehringer, May 15, 2019

This Friday, May 17 is our K-3 fun day. The students and staff look forward to this event. Parents and families members are welcome to come cheer your children on and enjoy the day. All visitors MUST sign in at the front office and receive a visitor's sticker.

Please note the scheduled times:

  • 9:30 a.m.-11:25 a.m. - Grade K and Grade 1
  • 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. - Grade 2 and Grade 3

Make sure your child comes to school in comfortable clothes, we are hoping for great weather on Friday. We recommend students come wearing sunscreen, tennis shoes and bring along a labeled water bottle.

For school spirit and SLP pride we are asking that students in each grade level wear an assigned color:

  • Kindergarten - Blue
  • Grade 1 - White
  • Grade 2- Red
  • Grade 3 - Grey
The Need to Know, May 15 2019

News from the Health Office

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

Park Terrace Yearbooks

Park Terrace yearbooks will be going home with students on Friday, May 17.  There will be extra yearbooks available on May 20. If you wish to purchase, have your student stop by the office. The cost of a yearbook is $14. Make checks payable to Park Terrace Elementary.

News from the Library

Classroom book check out will end during the week of May 13-17. Start looking in all those nooks and crannies for any library books at your home. All books are due back in our library, Friday, May 24. Students are responsible for returning all books and paying for lost or damaged books. 

Community Education - May 15, 2019

Vote to win a refurbished basketball court in Madsen Park

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

End-of-Year Panther Store Celebration Sale

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

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

Looking for summer activities for your student?

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

District Information - May 15, 2019

It’s time to collect student iPads

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the Native American End of the Year Celebration 

Important changes to Campus Portal App

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

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

Learn more about the Campus Mobile App Update

Greetings from Kim Fehringer, May 8, 2019

In honor of Staff Appreciation Week, I would like to thank every staff member who works each day to see that Park Terrace is a welcoming place for students and families. Our teachers are dedicated to personalized instruction to ensure that each student is successful in their learning. Park Terrace is also fortunate to have custodial, food service, nursing and Learning Ventures staff that are also committed to creating an environment that is safe and friendly for your children.

We would also like to recognize our dedicated crossing guards and bus/parent loading staff. They are outside each day, ensuring students’ safety no matter what the weather brings us here in Minnesota!

Upcoming events, May 8, 2019

Park Terrace Fun Day is coming - Kindergarten-Grade 3

This day is special for the students and we hope you will be able to join us and cheer your child on. All visitors need to check-in with the office and get a visitor sticker. Make sure your child comes to school in comfortable clothes, we will still go outside if it’s cold. We recommend students come wearing sunscreen, tennis shoes and bring along a labeled water bottle.

Please note the classroom participation times:

  • 9:30 a.m.-11:25 a.m., Grade K and Grade 1
  • 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Grade 2 and Grade 3

For school spirit and SLP unity, we are asking that students in each grade level wear an assigned color:

  • Kindergarten- Blue  
  • Grade 1- White                
  • Grade 2- Red                    
  • Grade 3- Grey

 

The Need to Know, May 8 2019

Park Terrace Yearbooks

Park Terrace yearbooks will be going home with students on Friday, May 17.  There will be extra yearbooks available on May 20, if you wish to purchase, have your student stop by the office.  The cost of a yearbook is $14.00.  Make checks payable to Park Terrace Elementary.

News from the Library

Classroom book check out will end during the week of May 13-17.  Start looking in all those nooks and crannies for any library books at your home.  All books are due back in our library, Friday, May 24.  Students are responsible for returning all books and paying for lost or damaged books. 

STEM Project Donations

Next week (May13-17) our Second graders are learning about package engineering by creating packages for plants, while keeping them alive and thriving.

For this project we could use empty 2 liter bottles. If you have any to donate that would be appreciated.