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Here's what's happening at SAP, as January draws to a close!

Learn how you can help your child navigate the 'Zones of Regulation.' Join the school social worker and counselors at a community education event on February 7. See below for details.

 

Upcoming Events

- TOMORROW Thursday, January 26 - School Spirit Day - Wacky, Mismatch Day

Wear wacky or mixed up clothes to school, just for fun!


- Friday, January 27 - No School | Staff Development


- Monday, January 30 and Wednesday, February 1 - Luminary Art nights at The Makery - More information below


- Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-7pm - Family Education Night - Zones of Regulation - More information below - RSVP here


- Wednesday, February 15 - Dine Out Fundraiser at Raising Cane's in Roseville


- Tuesday, February 21 - Advisory Council Meeting, 5:00-6:00 pm in the SAP Library and SAPSA Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm in the SAP Library

All are welcome!


- Save the Date: Saturday, February 25, 5:30pm - Luminary Festival - More information below

 

Read-A-Thon Wrap Up


We are so proud of our students, who read SO MUCH during this year's Read-A-Thon! Our prize drawings and principal's challenge will be tomorrow. Who will win prizes? Which classes earned pizza parties? Will students get to tape Dr. Duke to the wall? We'll have a full recap for you next week!


We could use some extra help tomorrow (volunteering to help distribute prizes is brief and super fun) and you can sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084da4ac2da0fa7-readathon2#/


Student minutes have now officially been counted, but it's never too late to turn in sponsor donations to the office or online at https://www.givemn.org/story/Read2023

 

Family Education Night - Zones of Regulation

Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-7pm at SAP - Adult Education: Using the Zones of Regulation at Home - Free pizza and childcare provided!


Please RSVP by February 1st so that we can plan for space, food, and childcare. If you have any questions for the school counselors and social worker, you can enter them here as well!

https://bit.ly/feb7rsvp


Questions about the event? Email advisory@sapsamn.org

 

SAP Luminary Festival

Please join us for the 2nd Annual SAP Luminary Festival on Saturday, February 25th from 5-7:30PM. We will gather to celebrate our community by bringing light into a dark winter evening and illuminating Langford Park with over a thousand beautiful lanterns, art installations, and a meditative peace garden. The evening will end with a thrilling performance from fire dancers! You can read more about the festival here: https://www.givemn.org/event/Sapluminary


The two immediate opportunities to get involved are here:

  • Help Fulfill Our Amazon Wishlist. One of the most impactful ways you can help is by crowd-source the materials for the luminary. Please help by purchasing 1-2 items from our Amazon Wishlist. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1HG22OPXUJ19P?ref_=wl_share

  • Art Night @ The Makery on Monday, January 30th or Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30PM. SAP parent and local business owner/artist, Anna Gaseitsiwe, will be creating several installations for the event. You are welcome to help Anna at Art Nights at The Makery located here in St. Anthony Park. Light refreshments, good company, and a chance to check out The Makery await! Children are welcome with a participating adult. Space is generous, but limited so we would like attendees to RSVP here.



 

More links

The SPPS COVID Policy is available HERE. Please don't forget to report any illness with COVID to SPPS.

School Spirit Wear can be purchased HERE.


Every Meal is a free weekend food program, with food distributed to students at school ahead of the weekend. Please contact Mr. Edwards if you have questions about the program: errol.edwards@spps.org Otherwise, you can learn more and sign up online. Information is available in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Karen, Arabic, Amharic, and Pashto. Use the links below to find out more or to enroll. MORE INFO HERE ENROLL HERE


 

What's for lunch in January?


 

Have a great week, Wolf Pack!


If you have suggestions for content or questions about anything in the Wolf Pack Press, please reach out to communications@sapsamn.org

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Good things are happening at Saint Anthony Park Elementary!


 

Upcoming Events

- TODAY Wednesday, January 18 is the last day of the Read-A-Thon!


- TOMORROW Thursday, January 19 - Bring Read-A-Thon reading logs, sponsor sheets, and donations to school to turn in to your teacher


- Thursday, January 26 - School Spirit Day - Wacky, Mismatch Day

Wear wacky or mixed up clothes, just for fun!


- Friday, January 27 - No School | Staff Development


- Save the Date: Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-7pm - Family Education Night - Zones of Regulation - Scroll down for more info! RSVP here


- Save the Date: Saturday, February 25, 5:30pm - Luminary Festival - More information to come!

 

Read-A-Thon



Today is the last day of the 2023 Read-A-Thon! Please count up your minutes, collect donations from sponsors, and turn in materials to your students' teachers tomorrow (or as soon as possible).


If you need additional copies of any materials related to the Read-A-Thon, you can find them online here: https://www.sapsamn.org/read-a-thon


Donations can also be made online at: https://www.givemn.org/story/Read2023


Our volunteer minute counters will be hard at work this weekend, figuring out which top-reading classes have earned pizza parties and whether or not the school has met the reading goal of 195,000 minutes! If we have, students will get to tape Dr. Duke to the wall next week!


The Read-A-Thon is both a fun, educational event, and an important fundraiser for our school. We usually exceed our reading and fundraising goals, and--with your help--we are hoping for another record-setting year this year! SAPSA helps fund everything from school materials to field trips and makes a big difference for our kids!

 

Winter Service Project - Ronald McDonald House


SAP students Hudson Rowley (2nd grade, Ms Lee) and Jayden Phipps (1st grade, Ms Mass) outside of Ronald McDonald House in St Paul


Thank you to everyone who had the chance to contribute to our supply drive for Ronald McDonald House Charities. We're so appreciative of SAP parents Danielle Lentsch and Nicole Lentsch for organizing this service project. Our community collected an impressive amount of snacks and household items to support the families at RMHC.


When Danielle, Nicole, Hudson, and Jayden dropped off items, they learned that up to 48 families can stay at this RMHC location to be near their children needing medical care in the cities. Families are able to stay there free of charge, thanks to donations from the community, like ours. RMHC even has a large school room staffed with teachers to help provide normalcy for siblings of the sick children. They are grateful for our support.


Our students dropping off donations from SAP families!

 

4th Grade Puppet Show

"Mom, what if you put in the Wolf Pack Press, 'All the 4th Graders in the School put on the BEST Puppet Show in the World?'" --excited SAP 1st grader, after the show


What if I did? It was wonderful!


Last Thursday, SAP had its first indoor all-school assembly since before the pandemic. Everyone gathered to watch the 4th graders put on an incredible show, with masks and puppets they constructed with artist in residence Bart Buch of Puppets with Bart. For two weeks, 4th graders worked with Bart daily to construct props, sets, masks, and giant puppets. This show had it all - laughter, dancing, live accordion music, danger, dragons, monsters, cats, Prince songs, gorillas, tacos... the list goes on and on! Each class performed an interpretation of one of the following books: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli' by Barbara Jean Hicks, 'Gorilla Loves Vanilla' by Chae Strathie, and 'Dragons Love Tacos' by Adam Rubin.


Artist residencies for students in all grades at SAP are funded by SAPSA. Thank you for your support!



Ms. Hausman's class performs "Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli"

Ms Pratt's class performs "Gorilla Loves Vanilla"

Ms. Tennison's class performs "Dragons Love Tacos"

 

Lost and Found Update

Many washed and organized items will be returning to the Lost & Found over the next few days, so please check it when you are able. Thank you again to SAP parent Cara Melvin! If she found your child's name in any items, you may have already received an email from her asking you to retrieve them from the Lost & Found.


 

Family Education Night - Zones of Regulation

Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-7pm at SAP - Adult Education: Using the Zones of Regulation at Home - Free pizza and childcare provided!


Would you like to learn more about the social-emotional and behavioral curriculum our school is using this year? Would you like to know more about the Zones of Regulation? Would you like ideas and resources to help support your student's wellbeing and social-emotional development?


Please join the SAP community and school staff for an evening of learning! We will hear from our school Social Worker and Counselors about the Zones of Regulation and ways you can use these tools to support your student at home. We will also have time for questions and answers and discussion in small groups. You will leave the evening with resources and materials to help you and your student!

Please RSVP by February 1st so that we can plan for space, food, and childcare. If you have any questions for the school counselors and social worker, you can enter them here as well!

https://bit.ly/feb7rsvp

 

Every Meal is a free weekend food program!

Please contact Mr. Edwards if you have questions about the program: errol.edwards@spps.org


Otherwise, you can learn more and sign up online. Information is available in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Karen, Arabic, Amharic, and Pashto. Use the links below to find out more or to enroll.

MORE INFO HERE ENROLL HERE

 

More links

The SPPS COVID Policy is available HERE. Please don't forget to report any illness with COVID to SPPS.

School Spirit Wear can be purchased HERE.


Saint Paul Parks and Rec Activity Links for all ages:

Preschool- Preschool Activities

Youth- Youth Activities

Adult- Adult Activities


Set up your AmazonSmile account to benefit SAPSA! smile.amazon.com

 

What's for lunch in January?


 

Have a great week, Wolf Pack!


If you have suggestions for content or questions about anything in the Wolf Pack Press, please reach out to communications@sapsamn.org

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Hi, Wolf Pack! Read on to learn about what is happening at school!


 

Upcoming Events


- TONIGHT! Wednesday, January 11 - Murray Middle School info session (6-7pm at SAP - see below for more info)


- Monday, January 16 - No School | Martin Luther King Day


- Wednesday, January 18 - Read-A-Thon ends - Bring reading logs and donations to school the next day, January 19th


- Thursday, January 26 - School Spirit Day - Wacky, Mismatch Day

Wear wacky or mixed up clothes, just for fun!


- Friday, January 27 - No School | Staff Development


- Save the Date: Tuesday, February 7, 5:30-7pm - Family Education Night - Zones of Regulation - More information to come!


- Save the Date: Saturday, February 25, 5:30pm - Luminary Festival - More information to come!

 

Read-A-Thon



The 2023 Read-A-Thon is well underway, and we hope your kids are having fun diving into books! Hard copies of Read-A-Thon materials have gone home, but if you are in need of anything, you can find it online here: https://www.sapsamn.org/read-a-thon


The Read-A-Thon is both a fun, educational event, and an important fundraiser for our school. We usually exceed our reading and fundraising goals, and--with your help--we are hoping for another record-setting year this year! SAPSA helps fund everything from school materials to field trips and makes a big difference for our kids!


The Read-A-Thon goes through Wednesday, January 18. Please bring Reading Logs and donations to school the following day, Thursday, January 19. Sponsors can also donate any time online at: https://www.givemn.org/story/Read2023


One family of a first grader shared that their child had contacted grandparents in another state about the Read-A-Thon and asked about books they remembered from their childhood. They were even able to find a read aloud video of one of the books online to listen to together. If you have fun Read-A-Thon experiences to share, please write to us at communications@sapsamn.org.


2nd Grade Field Trip to 'Physics Force' at U of M

On Monday, the second graders (and first graders in the 1/2 class) saw the astounding and educational 'Physics Force' show on the University of Minnesota campus. Thank you to Ms. Krider for sharing these photos with us!


SAP kids on campus!

 

SAP School Directory

The school directory is out! Huge thanks to SAP parent Beth Kary for her work on this big project. If you haven't received a copy of the directory, please check with your child's teacher.

 

Library Helpers

Library TA Suzanne Gural would greatly appreciate help reshelving books for an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-noon. Please pick a time slot if you can help keep books organized for our kiddos.

Sign up HERE.



 

Tonight! Learn More About Murray Middle School - January 11 at 6:00 PM at SAP


RSVP and submit questions HERE: Murray also has many opportunities to visit and see their students and staff in action. See Murray tour and showcase dates here!

 

Every Meal is a free weekend food program!

Please contact Mr. Edwards if you have questions about the program: errol.edwards@spps.org


Otherwise, you can learn more and sign up online. Information is available in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Karen, Arabic, Amharic, and Pashto. Use the links below to find out more or to enroll.

MORE INFO HERE ENROLL HERE

 

More links

The SPPS COVID Policy is available HERE. Please don't forget to report any illness with COVID to SPPS.

School Spirit Wear can be purchased HERE.


Saint Paul Parks and Rec Activity Links for all ages:

Preschool- Preschool Activities

Youth- Youth Activities

Adult- Adult Activities


Set up your AmazonSmile account to benefit SAPSA! smile.amazon.com

 

What's for lunch in January?

Heads up - there have been some departures from the published menus due to the snow days last week! The following menu may no longer be accurate.


 

Have a great week, Wolf Pack!


If you have suggestions for content or questions about anything in the Wolf Pack Press, please reach out to communications@sapsamn.org

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