Perspectives 04-26-19

It's finally Spring Clean Up Time!!! 🌱🌸🌷🌼🌿 Have you been waiting with bated breath for the chance to tidy up a garden, help budding plants breathe and generally enjoy some fresh non-frigid air outside?? We sure have.


Come join the Landscape Committee on Saturday May 4, 9am - noon to help our beautiful grounds look and feel their best as the weather begins to transform brown and white into other colors (remember red, yellow and pink?? They still exist :)


We'll have coffee, juice and treats, as well as some communal gardening gloves and tools. But please bring any you have on hand as it's always helpful to have many available for different parts of the grounds.


Always a fun event and your hard work is so appreciated! Any questions, email us at or


Walk/Bike to School Day May 8 We are still seeking parent/guardian volunteers to help on Walk/Bike to School Day. The volunteers will walk with our students who ride buses or are dropped off by families. We will encourage students to be dropped off between 8:00-8:15am and for buses to unload near Highland Parkway and Fairview Avenue. Students, staff, and volunteers will walk to to school. Our student patrol members will help. This event will take place rain, snow, or shine, unless there is severe weather. Please email Principal Litwin ( if you are available or have questions.


Testing Update for April 29-May 3 We have state testing in Science for Grade 5 students on April 30-May 3, 9:45-11:25am.

  • April 30- Ms. Tarnofsky’s class
  • May 1- Ms. Pickart’s class
  • May 2- Ms. Fridlund’s class
  • May 3- Make Ups

Available Great Gatherings in May Many of the remaining available events still have dates TBD. Three are coming soon with availability remaining. Visit Great Gatherings to look for other events which are still open for sign up. Available gatherings are listed by adult/family or by grade level. Send an email to to let us know you're coming and drop a check or cash off at the school office.

  • May 11: 5th Grade Moms' Euchre Night
  • May 18: 4th Grade Flag Football
  • May 19: 1st Grade Playground Pizza Playdate

If you signed up for these or any events, expect an email from your host with further details. Contact us with errors or omissions at


Filled Great Gatherings Reminder for May

  • May 3: Tappy Hour, 80's Craft & Cocktail Party | Stargazing at Univ of St. Thomas
  • May 4: Mom's (or Dad's) Mimosas/ Essential Oils Make and Take | Bouldering Class + Happy Hour at Pryes Taproom
  • May 10: 8th Annual Karaoke Kegger
  • May 17: Bodacious 80's Party & Trivia Contest | Tarot Card Reading
  • May 18: Dad's Texas Hold'em | 2nd Annual Cocktails
  • May 30: Cornhole Tournament/Summit Brewing

Highland Park Mountain Bike Team Did you know there is an opportunity for Saint Paul students in grades 6-12 to be on a mountain bike team? The Highland Park Mountain Bike Team welcomes riders who attend school in Saint Paul. We are dedicated to positive team culture and foster a wonderful experience for beginning through advanced riders. The team is thankful for our dedicated, trained, volunteer coaches who give their time and talents to inspire life-long riders. The season runs from July 1 through October 31. Please contact Allan & Miriam Shuros for more details ( or 651-245-1289).


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Important School Dates Bookmark our school calendar and check it frequently. You can go to and click calendar or use the direct link,


Monday, April 29

  • 8:55-2:50pm Roller Skating continues
  • 3:00-4:45pm EDL

Tuesday, April 30

  • 7:30-8:30am Chess Club in the Library
  • 9:30am-1:30pm Tennyson & Harmon Coding Field Trip to Rosedale
  • 9:45-11:25am MCA Science Test for Ms. Tarnofsky’s Class
  • 8:55-2:50pm Roller Skating continues
  • 3:00-4:10pm Spring Community Education Classes

Wednesday, May 1

  • 8:55-2:50pm Roller Skating continues
  • 9:45-11:25am MCA Science Test for Ms. Fridlund’s Class
  • 3:00-4:45pm EDL

Thursday, May 2

  • 8:45-10:45am Tennyson Field Trip to Como Planeterium
  • 8:55-2:50pm Roller Skating continues
  • 9:45-11:25am MCA Science Test for Ms. Pickart’s Class
  • 3:00-4:10pm Spring Community Education Classes

Friday, May 3

  • 8:55-2:50pm Roller Skating continues
  • 9:45-11:25am MCA Science Test make ups
  • 1:30-2:30pm 4th G Mini-Courses

Monday, May 6

  • 3:00-4:45pm EDL

Tuesday, May 7

  • 7:30-8:30am Chess Club in the Library
  • 8:45-10:45am Boos/Rice Class Field Trip to Como Planeterium
  • 3:00-4:10pm Spring Community Education Classes
  • 6:30pm PTA Meeting in Library

Wednesday, May 8

  • 8:00-8:30am Walk or Bike to School Event (includes bussers and drop offs)
  • 3:00-4:45 EDL

Thursday, May 9

  • 3:00-4:10pm Spring Community Education Classes
  • 6:00pm Kindergarten Orientation in Gym

Friday, May 10

  • 1:00-2:30pm 5th Grade Cribbage Tournament
  • 1:30-2:30pm 4th Grade Mini-Courses

Perspective submissions are due by 7:30am on Thursdays. Submissions after 7:30am will be included in the next edition.