Welcome Back, Wolf Pack! We hope that you had a wonderful spring break and are ready to get back to school. There are a lot of fun events coming up in the next few weeks at SAP and we can't wait to see you all there!
Second graders digging their glow party in PhyEd!
- Tuesday, April 18th - Advisory Council (5:00-6:00pm) and SAPSA Meetings (6:30-7:30pm) - Join us in the school library! All are welcome!
- Friday, April 21 - No School
- Wednesday, April 26 - Dine Out to support SAP: Chipotle - From 4pm-8pm in Roseville
- Friday, April 28 - Spirit Day: Rainbow Day - Wear rainbow colors to school, for fun!
Plant Presale Extended! Last day is TODAY!
You can still preorder your plants today
(literally--today is the last day) HERE!
The Spring Carnival is close at hand and we have so many fun activities planned for the event!
The Spring Carnival is also an important fundraiser for SAPSA and the funds raised at the event this year will go directly to supporting the students of SAP.
We will need the help of our amazing community to make this event possible and below are links to how you can help!
Volunteer to Help during the Spring Carnival
We need volunteers to help with all aspects of the carnival from set-up, running games, face paint, raffle and much more. CLICK HERE to sign up!
Donate an Item to our Silent Auction
Do you have a special skill, local business, make art, or have something else that you would be willing to donate as a silent auction item? Hooray! Please contact Amy Raddatz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate an item to be a prize for the kids' raffle
Click the link to see our amazon wishlist: https://a.co/gsHqgGX
Also, as always, we're looking to conserve resources when possible by using what we already have. If you have any new toys or other items that you think could make a good raffle prize (similar to items on the raffle prize link above), please reach out to email@example.com
Talent Show - May 19th
The SAP Talent Show is such a heart warming event! It's so fun to see the creativity, talent, and enthusiasm - best of all is the way the kids encourage and cheer for each other, even when things don't go exactly as planned.
We are looking for volunteers to coordinate with Kelly Weeks, who is graciously taking the lead in making this year's talent show an entertaining and memorable event.
We still need to fill the following roles: Performer Manager - help direct the nervous, excited waiting performers from their seats to the backstage area Back Stage Helpers - stand behind the curtain during the show and help performers before they go on stage, assist with moving gymnastics mats, props, etc Group Song or Group Dance Leader - chooses a piece, rehearses the group song - requires one after school rehearsal in addition to directing the group the night of the show Ushers - Stand at the entrance of the theater and pass out programs Sign up HERE!
Yearbooks for the 2022-23 School Season are now available to order!
Click the link below to order your child's yearbook. Yearbooks will be delivered to SAP the last week of the school year
SAP Library TA Suzanne Gural would greatly appreciate help with reshelving books for an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-noon. Re-acquaint yourself with the Dewey decimal system. Please pick a time slot if you can help keep the books organized for our kiddos. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044AACAA28ABFA7-library1
Staff Interview: Rosaleigh Minder
This is Rosaleigh in the Health Office, and I’m here with Javon Neuman in 4th grade to do a student interview, and I’ll go ahead and let him start!
Javon: What job do you do at SAP?
Ms. Rosaleigh: I am St. Anthony Park’s Health Assistant, so that means I’m here every day of the week to help students get their medications, or if they are sick, I can help them feel better or go home, or take care of some injuries in case somebody gets hurt at recess or at gym.
Javon: What is your favorite part of your job?
Ms. Rosaleigh: I love working with the kids. You guys are so funny and so kind. You are just the highlight of my day, all day.
Javon: Who is in your family other than Eddie?
Ms. Rosaleigh: Other than Eddie! Well, we do have Eddie–he is in 4th grade at SAP as well, and then I have my sister and her husband, who is Eddie’s dad. And then I have my own fiance, and then I have my mom and my dad, too.
Javon: Do you have any pets?
Ms. Rosaleigh: I do! I am a dog person, but I have no dogs and two cats.
Javon: What do you like to do when you’re not at school?
Ms. Rosaleigh: My favorite thing to do when I’m not at school is to read books. I spend a lot of time reading books, and then I like to go out to different places like art exhibits with my friends.
Javon: What do you love to eat?
Ms. Rosaleigh: I love pizza and cheeseburgers and sambusas. There are families here that bring the best sambusa I have ever had.
Javon: What is your favorite animal, and why?
Ms. Rosaleigh: That’s really hard. I like elephants a lot because they have a very cool social structure, and some culture, too.
Javon: What do you do in the summer?
Ms. Rosaleigh: In the summers, I do some odd jobs, and then I like to go travel and do gardening in my yard.
Javon: What season is your favorite, and why?
Ms. Rosaleigh: Summer! I really don’t like being cold, so MInnesota’s really hard for me.
Javon: Why did you decide to be a health assistant?
Ms. Rosaleigh: Well, I worked in a clinic before I came to work at St. Anthony Park, and I really liked working with the kids at that clinic, so I thought this would be a good fit for me.
Javon: What is your favorite book?
Ms. Rosaleigh: My favorite book…oh my gosh, Javon, that is so hard! What’s your favorite book?
Javon: It’s a baby book from when I was young. It’s called Yummy and Yucky.
Ms. Rosaleigh: That’s cute! You should bring that in for me to see sometime. My favorite book, gosh, that’s so hard! I have so many. I don’t think I can pick. But when I was younger, I really, really liked the Harry Potter series, and I would read it over and over and over again.
Javon: There’s a new game on PS5 called Hogwarts Legacy.
Ms. Rosaleigh: I know about that, yeah! I don’t play video games, but it looks like fun.
Javon: What do you like to do outside?
Ms. Rosaleigh: I like to garden. I have some roses and some peonies…
Javon: Is that why you are called Ms. Rosaleigh?
Ms. Rosaleigh: No…
Javon: Were you named after roses?
Ms. Rosaleigh: Actually, that can be your question at the end, and I’ll tell you why I’m named Rosaleigh. But, I like to go hiking and things during the summer at the north shore.
Javon: Why were you named Rosaleigh?
Ms. Rosaleigh: I was named Rosaleigh, so it’s a combination of my grandmother’s name, who is Rosalynn, and my aunt, my mom has a twin sister, and her middle name is Leigh, and so my mom smooshed them together to make it Rosaleigh.
Ms. Rosaleigh: Okay, is that everything? Well, okay. Thank you so much, Javon. I appreciate the interview!
The SPPS COVID Policy is available HERE. Please don't forget to report any illness with COVID to SPPS.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
Local Events related to the St. Paul Public Library's 'Read Brave' theme of mental health this month:
Parenting with Mental Health in Mind A presentation with Erin Walsh of Spark & Stitch - Learn how parents can distinguish between signs of stress and the need for additional mental health support in their children. Tuesday April 18, 2023 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Sponsored by the St. Anthony Park Branch Library Association Meeting at Centennial United Methodist Church 2200 Hillside Ave. St. Paul Healing Through Movement Workshop led by staff from Healing Elements and Carpe Diem Yoga Studio Learn how families can practice breath and movement to reduce stress Wednesday April 26, 2023 6:30 - 7:30 pm Saint Anthony Park Branch Library Auditorium 2245 Como Avenue. St. Paul
FunLab is a free STEM-based activity for elementary age kids hosted by the public library. It's on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm, and you can find info HERE.
Saint Paul Parks and Rec Youth Sports - Did you know registration for kids age 9 and up is free? Registration dates vary by sport. More info HERE.
What's for lunch in April?
We like breakfast too!
Have a great week, Wolf Pack!
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