November 18, 2016
Thank you for attending fall conferences. It is so important for teachers and families to connect throughout the year, and the conferences are a great opportunity to have conversations on your children’s progress. As always, SPMA had strong participation. Approximately 95% of families attended conferences!
We have been enjoying a long, warm fall, but winter has now arrived. Please make sure to send your child with hats, mittens and boots for recess. We follow the district guidelines, and students go outside for a 15-20 minute recess everyday unless it is below 0. Students enjoy the fresh air and exercise, and it helps them focus during the afternoon classes.
Our school has purchased a license for RAZ Kids that is an on-line resource for reading. Students are able to access the site from home and select books to read. There are also quizzes available for the books. Classroom teachers are able to monitor the books being read and guide students in selecting books at the appropriate level. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need more information on accessing this website.
Parents, are you interested in helping the students at SPMA get a boost in their reading? Opportunities are available for full and part-time Minnesota Reading Corps tutors. Please call 612-460-8617 to connect with April if you would like more information.
Safety is a priority at SPMA, and we need your help in keeping our school safe. Please remember to check your child's backpack daily to ensure that dangerous items, toys and non-educational items are left at home. While we understand that children like to share their favorite items with one another, I must emphasize that bringing these items to school may have serious consequences - including toys that look like weapons.
I look forward to seeing everyone at our winter concert on Tuesday, December 20th at 5:30.
Barbara J. Evangelist, Principal