St. Anthony Park Elementary FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about life at St. Anthony Park Elementary School. We hope this page will serve as a resource for you!

The Basics

We recommend putting the school and nurse's phone into your phone contacts!

St. Anthony Park Elementary School

2180 Knapp Street / St. Paul, MN 55108

www.spps.org/stanthony

School Phone: 651-293-8735

School Nurse: 651-888-7662

Discovery Club Phone: 651-293-5332

Key email contacts: 

Principal, Dr. Karen Duke email: karen.duke@spps.org  

School clerk, Michele Brinkhaus email: michele.brinkhaus@spps.org

Here is the Staff Directory where you can find teacher emails.

If you would like to know a little more about your grade, click here!
 

District Tech Stuff

iUpdate/OneStop link: https://www.spps.org/onestop

Schoology link: https://schoology.spps.org/home

Dates & Times

  • The school day starts at 7:30AM. Doors open at 7:15AM.

  • The school day ends at 2PM.

  • Grades 1-5 begin classes on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

  • Kindergartners begin classes on Thursday, September 8, 2022

  • Big School Breaks:​

    • MEA is Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, 2022

    • Thanksgiving is Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2022

    • Winter Break is Monday, December 19th to Monday, January 2, 2023. Last classes are Friday, December 16th; classes resume Tuesday, January 3rd.

    • Spring Break is Monday April 3 to Friday April 7, 2023

  • Other Days Off or Digital Learning Days

    • ​October 31 (Monday), November 8 (Tuesday, Digital Learning Day), November 18 (Friday), January 16 (Monday), January 27 (Friday), February 20 (Monday), March 10 (Friday), March 24 (Friday), April 21 (Friday), May 29 (Monday).​​

  • The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14, 2022

  • Full School Calendar: https://www.sapsamn.org/upcoming-events 

  • District Calendar: https://www.spps.org/Page/262

Transportation: 

Students arrive at school by walking, riding bikes, parent drop-off and buses! Mornings and afternoons are very busy around the school. so please take extra caution around the area for the safety of our students. 

 

Dropping your student off? Please follow these guidelines. 

Is your student riding the bus? Please visit this site for more information

 

Wondering if your student's bus is on time? Please visit here for more information.  

School Cafe & Meals

We are waiting to learn if school lunch will continue to be free for all Saint Paul students in 2022-2023. Stay tuned. Breakfasts are free for all students. Breakfast to Go will continue, with pre-packaged meals to be eaten in the classroom. 

To pay for your student's milk (or lunch if lunches are not free this year): Saint Paul Public Schools use School Cafe (www.schoolcafe.com) as the primary resource for school lunches. Please create an account for your family and fill out the benefits application for each student in your family. This is crucial, even if you will be refusing benefits! It helps the school district determine the true needs of our school and we need every family to respond. This application can be translated into Spanish, Somali or Hmong using the drop down on the application page. 

Select St. Anthony Park Elementary on the drop down to see The school menu is https://www.schoolcafe.com/menus


School Supplies

The 2022-2023 School Supply List for St. Anthony Park Elementary is available HERE. 5th Grade Families: there is an item missing from this list. 5th graders will also need two 3-subject notebooks. Hopefully the list will update before everyone gets down to the business of shopping, but in the meantime, please add the notebooks to your shopping list by hand! Thank you!

After School Programs

 

Family Fridays

Our students do a great job every day entering the school independently and getting themselves situated for their school day on their own! In our school community, adults will always be warmly welcome, but we have observed that students (even the littlest ones!) grow a great deal by getting their own breakfasts, navigating the hallways, unpacking their bags and changing their shoes all on their own. They can do it! And their independence helps our teachers start the day smoothly. Fridays are special days at St. Anthony Park. Families are encouraged to park and walk their students to class, say hello to teachers, check the Lost & Found, look at art work and make friends with other families. After the school days starts, adults gather for coffee and light snacks and chat with school leaders like Dr. Duke who is often on hand to answer questions or just make a friendly connection. 

Visitors/Volunteers
If you are visiting St. Anthony Park during the school day, please sign-in at the office. Interested in volunteering? Let us know here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084DA4AC2DA0FA7-sapelementary

Wolf Pack Press

The school newsletter is called The Wolf Pack Press. It will go out regularly to all families via email and includes information on events, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and lunch menus. You can find archived newsletters here: sapsamn.org/blog

Please label coats, hoodies, hats, water bottles, lunch boxes with your child's name in permanent marker.

Our volunteers valiantly try to reunite lost items with their owners, but it is a Herculean task. We ultimately must donate or throw out items each year. Please label belongings. It makes a huge impact!