With the 2016-17 school year, we again decided to concentrate on 4 themes across all 4 of our elementary schools. Please visit the "classroom lesson" page to find out more about what these visits look like in K-5 classrooms.
This year SLP Elementary Schools want students to remember that we are all UPSTANDERS and that we stand up for others throughout the school year, not just during bullying prevention month. Therefore each month we will have an assigned day to wear orange and show our pride in Kindness and being an Upstander!
Dates to Wear Orange:
Bullying is a word that is frequently being used in the media, with stories that are negative and often sever. In St. Louis Park we want to focus on the positive strategies that will help make our schools a stronger, kinder and more accepting community of learners. In St. Louis Park Schools we want our students to be UPSTANDERS: Standing UP for Kindness and helping others who need it. For more information on UPSTANDERS - check out our UPSTANDER page.
UPSTANDER: a person who takes action particularly when the easiest or most acceptable course is to do nothing.
September Lessons Begin this Week!
Students in Kindergarten will get their first exposure and introduction to "SPARKS" this week at all four of the elementary schools. Students will get the opportunity to learn about what Sparks are and begin to share what their own Sparks are.
If you are a Kindergarten Parent, look for more information coming home this week.
Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
The Sparks Counseling Program is excited to be starting year four and ready for some changes. This year we have some fun things in store - so please stay tuned!
Counselors This Year:
Park Spanish Immersion and Susan Lindgren
Schedule: M (SL), T (PSI), W (rotating), Th (SL), F (PSI)
Aquila and Peter Hobart
AQ - (952) 928-6521
PH - (952) 928-6623
Schedule: M (AQ), T (PH), W (rotating), Th (AQ), F (PH)
Susan Lindgren 3rd Graders take on Sandwich Making
to give back and help out others!
Third Graders had the opportunity to take their lessons on being caring and part of a community to the next level today! Students helped make sandwiches for the needy and homeless in Minneapolis, with the guidance and leadership of some special 5th grade students who have been working hard this year sharing and showing their Spark to others.
Pictures from the day
Mr. Law Comes to Pick Up Sandwiches
More About 363 Days
About Minneapolis Recreation Development: “Love One Another”http://www.363days.org/index.html
Minneapolis Recreation Development is dedicated to serving the homeless community, vulnerable individuals, disadvantaged youth, and their families in the Twin Cities through our Three Programs. Enabled by the generous support of our donor community, from 9pm to10am every night Founder Allan Law drives throughout the Twin Cities serving people in urgent need in homeless shelters, and on the street. Making as many as 50 stops a night, he distributes donated sandwiches, basic necessities, and encouragement to the homeless from the back of the MRD minivan. He volunteers overnight because that’s when shelters are closed, and homeless people living on the street are most vulnerable. He also responds to several calls a day 24/7 from people in crisis, with requests ranging from critical immediate needs, to others like help finding a job or temporary housing.
On any given night there are an estimated 7,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, and 2,200 of them are children under 17. The goal of MRD is to feed, and provide emergency assistance to as many of them every day as possible. In 2012 MRD will serve over 100,000 people in urgent need, which is made possible by the incredible outpouring of both the time and resources of our donor community, and a handful of dedicated volunteers.
The Sun Sailor wrote an article titled: "St. Louis Park Career Day Aims to Spark imagination"
sharing information on Park Spanish Immersion and Aquila's Career Fairs this March. Check it out!
Aquila puts on another successful and enjoyable Career Fair! The energy was amazing and the conversations between presenters, students and teachers was awesome!
A BIG THANK YOU to the presenters who volunteered their time to come in to Aquila and share their wisdom and enthusiasm with our students. Just to see and be able to touch tools that each person uses in their every day job is amazing. It is all about "planting the seed" to dream and work hard!