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    It’s Time To Choose A Great School!

    If you are applying to a different SPPS school for 2023-24, visit spps.org/apply to find the right school for your student. Open houses are another opportunity to learn more about schools that interest you. Winter open houses begin in January.

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    Celebrate Winter Walk to School Day

    Don’t let winter keep you inside—grab your gloves and boots and celebrate Winter Walk to School Day on Feb. 1! All families are invited to join in. As long as you dress for the weather, walking is a fun, healthy way to get to school, even in winter. Be sure to check with your school to see if they plan to celebrate on a different school day. For more information, visit spps.org/Page/40786.

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    Make Minnesota Safe & Secure - Request Free, State-Provided Gun Locks

    SPPS is committed to the safety of our communities. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is working to help residents properly secure and store any firearms you may have in your home. Individuals can request up to three free gun locks from the state using this request form. Learn more about why firearm security and safe storage matters at dps.mn.gov/safe-secure.

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    SPPS Students Earn Bilingual Seals and Free College Credits

    If your student speaks more than one language, it is time for them to be recognized! Bilingual students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to take the Seals of Bilingualism Assessment, which is a language proficiency test that includes listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Tests are available in 28 languages and students who receive a certificate can earn free college credits. Fill out this form to register by Jan. 31. For more information, visit spps.org/languages.

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    2023-24 School Calendar

    The Board of Education recently approved the next two school year calendars for 2023-24 and 2024-25. Both school year calendars include two weeks for winter break, one week for spring break and recognition of several cultural celebrations. Family calendars are now available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Karen on spps.org/calendar.

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    SPPS Toy, Coat and Blanket Drives

    Thank you for your donations to the Proiect REACH gift/toy drive. Thanks to the generosity of our SPPS community, more than 300 children who are experiencing homelessness and those in foster care received 2-3 gifts each, plus winter coats, blankets and food. Project REACH is still accepting new blankets and coats of any size (toddler, youth, adult) through Jan. 20.

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    Recruitment & Retention HBCU Trip

    The SPPS Recruitment & Retention team is excited to share that as part of our ongoing efforts to increase educators of color and use of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, SPPS will be traveling to visit with education major students at the following Tennessee Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Fisk University, Tennesse State University, Lane College and Lemoyne-Owen College.

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    Winter Weather Reminder

    We would like to remind families to be prepared for bad weather throughout the winter season. Students should take their iPads home every day to be prepared for the possibility of an e-learning day due to weather conditions.

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    Karen New Year

    Join us for Karen New Year on Saturday, December 17, from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Washington Technology Magnet School. Karen students from SPPS and Roseville will join together to participate in special performances, including a Karen culture and fashion show. For more information, please see the Karen New Year flyer.

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