Thank You!

This is our final Wolf Pack Press for the 2021-2022 school year. We would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff at who have worked tirelessly this year amid challenges that far exceed a regular school year. Our children enjoy a lively learning environment in a caring school community with adults who have gone above and beyond -- we are so grateful to you!

We would also like to thank the many volunteers who make St. Anthony Park Elementary such a welcoming and engaged school community. From library to luminary, field day to clean-up day, Every Meal distribution to service projects -- the hours you have dedicated matter and contribute to our shared community. You are dearly valued! Thank you.

Several of our SAPSA board members are finishing up their two year terms this summer. We are so grateful for the extended service they offered our school during a couple of the weirdest years on record. Thank you to Becky Ammerman (Volunteer Coordinator), Jess Thomford (Secretary), Samantha Cakir (Advisory Council) and Yesenia Anderson (Treasurer)!

Congratulations, 5th Graders!

Our entire school community is so proud of the 5th Graders who celebrated their final year at SAP last week. We hope you have an incredible summer and know you will be hugely successful in Middle School!

Last Chance For Lost & Found

If your student is missing an item of clothing, footwear or water bottle, tomorrow will be the last chance to reclaim it. Please stop in to school in the morning during Family Friday or remind your child to go look. We'd like to thank Jess Thomford for all the many hours of sorting, displaying, photographing all the items in Lost & Found this year. She has once more this week transformed a pile worthy of a Shel Silverstein poem into a tidy nook where we can all actually search for what is missing (see below).

Family Friday, June 10th

Please join us for our final Family Friday on the morning of June 10th. Family is welcome to come into the building and say farewell to teachers and staff and peruse Lost & Found. Donuts and coffee will be available outside after school starts.

Volunteering Next Year

Please take a few minutes to let us know if you are interested or able to help out next year. We have hundreds of hours of volunteer work available in a regular school year and it is a great way to become engaged with the school community. You can let us know your interests here:

Field Day Fun!

Field Day was such a hoot. Thank to everyone who volunteered, to our teachers and staff who lent a hand, and, especially, to Ms. Paulsen who masterminded the entire event two days in a row AND ran all our kids so ragged they slept like angels Thursday and Friday night. It is such a joy to be outside in the sunshine with a school full of kids having the times of their lives. Bravo!


Yearbooks are provided for every student at SAP Elementary. Thank you to photographer, Hans Thomsen, and photographer & designer, Amy Raddatz, for their work bringing this keepsake to life.

If you would like to help off-set that expense, please do so here:

Free Summer Meals for Kids 18 and Under

Summer meals are available at NO COST to kids 18 and under, or those over 18 with a disability enrolled in a school program.

Meals will be served at parks and community spaces, starting June 14. Find free meals at over 50 parks and community spaces in Saint Paul by using the Free Meals for Kids mobile app.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers allowing home meal delivery have expired, and SPPS is no longer able to offer meal box pick-up or home delivery.

New This Summer

Visit Nutrition Services’ new food truck! We will serve free meals to kids 18 and under, or those over 18 with a disability enrolled in a school program. Meals must be consumed on site. We are excited to see you there!

Summer 2022 Food Truck Schedule

Nutrition Services’ food truck will serve meals at the following locations from June 21 to August 19. (Times are subject to change.)

Covid-19 Boosters Now Available for Ages 5-11

The CDC has approved COVID-19 booster shots for anyone age 5 years and older. Booster shots are currently available for anyone 5 years and older who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 5 months ago or Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago.

Why do I need a booster shot?

COVID-19 vaccines are very effective, but new data shows protection may decrease over time. Booster shots are common for many vaccines, like the flu shot or Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).

Who can get a second booster shot?

The following people are eligible to get a second booster shot to enhance their protection if it has been at least 4 months since their first booster:

  • People ages 50 years and older.

  • ​People ages 12-49 years who have certain immunocompromising conditions.

  • People 18 and older who received Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for their initial dose and booster dose.

A second booster shot could improve protection against severe COVID-19, especially among the elderly and those with a very weak immune system.

Vaccine Clinics:

County, state and community partners are hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics at SPPS schools for kids ages 5 and older and those ages 12 and older who qualify for booster shots (must be 6 months after your second COVID-19 vaccine).

  • Every Friday: Gordon Parks High School (1212 W. University Ave.) from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Vaccines are available for students ages 12 and older. Booster shots are available.

  • 6/9: SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne St.) from 3-6 p.m. Register here.

  • 6/16: SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne St.) from 3-6 p.m. Register here.

  • 6/23: SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne St.) from 3-6 p.m. Register here.

St Paul-Ramsey County Public Health also has vaccine clinics at the following locations:

  • Consulate of Mexico (797 E. Seventh St., Saint Paul)

  • Camphor Memorial Church (585 Fuller Ave., Saint Paul)

Appointments are required. Register at Booster shots are available at these clinics for those who are eligible.

See you next year!!!!

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Family Fridays, June 3rd & 10th

Please join us for coffee and donuts tomorrow morning after drop-off. Parents and guardians are encouraged to park-n-walk to school on Fridays and escort their kids into school to say hi. We will have one final Family Friday on the 10th.


Looking Ahead to 2022-2023

We are busy planning for the 2022-2023 school year and are looking forward all the ways our community will be able to come together in the new school year. Some of the things to look forward to are Popsicles on the Playground for in-coming Kindergartners, the SAP Fall Festival, gingerbread-house making for Kindergartners, literacy afternoons for 2nd graders, and seasonal choral concerts. Our MLK Day and Chinese New Year celebrations bring the house down every year! And, then, of course, there is the merry-month-of-May which you all just experienced. All of these events and many more are part of the robust community we build at school as we make friends and memories to last a lifetime. As you can imagine, it all takes a lot of people power.

We are asking parents and guardians to take a few moments in the next week to let us know what you may be interested in helping out with next year. This isn't a frim commitment of any sort, just a chance to express your interest now so we can reach out before school starts if appropriate and talk to people about specific jobs that need doing before things get really busy in September.

Sign-ups are here:

Field Days Are Here!

Thank you to Ms. Paulsen for organizing our first Field Days in several years. Thank you to the huge number of volunteers who are making the days such a success. Photo by Nia Anderson


Yearbooks are being printed and will arrive BEFORE the end of the school year! SAPSA is providing a copy for every student this year, but we ask that those of you who can chip in please do. You can do so here.

What's For Lunch?

What's For Breakfast?

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Tomorrow: Family Friday

We look forward to coming together in community with you tomorrow morning for Family Friday.

Family Fridays will be happening every Friday morning until the end of the school year. Adults are welcome to accompany their students into the building, say hi to teachers a

nd then convene out front for coffee and donuts. School doors open at 7:15AM and school starts at 7:30AM.

Reminder: No School Monday May 30th.

This coming Monday is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a national holiday that was established to honor those who have died in American wars. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It originated during the American Civil War, when citizens would place flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle.

Yearbooks are being printed and will arrive BEFORE the end of the school year! SAPSA is providing a copy for every student this year, but we ask that those of you who can chip in please do. You can do so here.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!


K-2 Field Day: Thursday, June 2nd, 11AM-1:50PM

3-5th Field Day: Friday, June 3rd, 11AM-1:50PM

All students will be participating in 11 game stations and relay races with their classroom. We will have traditional field day favorites like the sack race and the parachute. We will be playing water games where students can simply have fun with their class and get wet. We will also have many other races and games for the students to enjoy. It will be a fabulous day in the sun!

We need several volunteers at each station, so there are slots for up to fifty people for each day. It is a great way to enjoy your adult midday break with your children and have an absolute blast. If you can carve out some time to volunteer, your help will be so appreciated! It'll be a blast!

SAP'S Got Talent!

What a beautiful display of talent, humor and sweetness our kids showed us last Friday night at the SAP Talent Show. Congratulations to all the performers who practiced, sang, danced, flipped, mimed, cartwheeled, joked and played their instruments. We were so impressed to see them perform and know that behind each act was a spark of creativity and, often, hours and hours of practice. Bravo!

Thank you to Andy McNattin for pulling together the event on relatively short notice and for all the many volunteers who kept the show on track. There were a lot of songs to keep track of, mats to move and mics to adjust. Stagehands, you rock. Thank you!

4th Grade Puppet Spectacular!

Bart Buch and team made a triumphant return to SAP Elementary to work with our 4th graders on their puppet spectacular, a performance of the children's book, They're So Flamboyant. Our students created fantastical bird puppets, dances and music to tell the tale of a community's reaction when a flamboyance of flamingos moves to the neighborhood. A watch of nightingales, a band of jays, a pride of peacocks, a waddle of penguins, a venue of vultures, a mob of emus, and a gulp of cormorants and an unkindness of ravens all made appearances and entertained the entire school. Bravo!

What's For Lunch

What's For Breakfast

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