The Bridge: September 6, 2016

SPPS students recognized at MN Trades Academy celebration This summer, SPPS student interns received a hands-on introduction to construction jobs from painters, plumbers, electricians and other professionals at work centers throughout Saint Paul. The MN Trades Academy provides life-changing educational and experiential opportunities for young adults to pursue careers in the building and construction trades. In addition, the program helps students understand that their contributions can be vital to the economic development of Saint Paul.

From Superintendent John Thein: Welcome Back to School

  • Thein Our lives are a string of moments that turn into hours, days, months, years, and finally, a lifetime. Within each of these segments of time are moments, moments that are imprinted on our minds. These moments create vivid pictures that remain with us for our entire lives. At this time of the year one of those “magic moments” is close at hand: the first day of school.

               Read Superintendent Thein's full message to staff... 

  • Action items

    • Read new Board of Education Social Media Policy and related resources
    • Prepare for student enrollment counts for fall budget adjustments
    • Update your phone contact information
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  • Department news

    • Ensuring safe water for SPPS schools
    • Schoology use and expectations for 2016-17
    • SPPS 2016-17 testing calendar now available
    • September is Digital Citizenship Month in SPPS
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  • Teacher grants

    • Big list of grant deadlines
    • Upcoming grant deadlines
    • Join the SPPS Grants Facebook page
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  • kudos

    • SPPS welcomes new members to the Office of Specialized Services leadership team
    • Thank you SPPS custodial staff
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