Updated: Sep 13, 2021
The day has finally arrived, and we are so happy to welcome Kindergartners to the St. Anthony Park Wolf Pack.
We hope ALL our students will have a safe and fun year filled with quality learning and enrichment opportunities!
If you are new to St. Anthony Park Elementary, here are some easy ways to get your footing:
Read Dr. Duke's Principal Updates to keep up with what is going on inside the building each week. Dr. Duke often addresses what teachers and staff are focusing on educationally, as well as important health-related updates and district-level information we all need to know.
Read the Wolf Pack Press! SAPSA sends this newsletter out regularly. The newsletter serves as a round-up for information. Sometimes we will also have some human interest stories to share, too!
Sign-up to be listed in the School Directory. This is a printed publication all families will receive in mid-October with phone numbers and emails to help making friends easier. Please submit by October 1st to be included in the directory.
Follow us on Social Media. We are https://www.facebook.com/SAPSAnews and https://www.instagram.com/saintanthonyparkelementary/
Bookmark this page for quick access to information that is useful to have handy in one spot: www.sapsamn.org/faq
Join our Slack Channel. Slack is an app that allows people to chat and collaborate. Our SAP Families channel is only for our school and is a safe, respectful environment where we can ask each other questions about school life and get quick answers from other families. The invite link changes every 30 days, so just reach out to email@example.com if you are having trouble with it.
Support St. Anthony Park Elementary by buying your fall planting bulbs from us through October 15th. We receive 50% of all sales! Our target is $5,000 and we are currently at $624.
Orders will ship directly to customers, so please share with friends, neighbors and family far and wide! CLICK HERE TO ORDER
We are seeking volunteers to help direct families as they drop their kids off for the school day until we all get the hang of it. Volunteers will be supplied with reflective vests and signs as we welcome students back to the building. Volunteers will be posted at six locations near the school. See sign-up for more information.
A gentle reminder to please drive slowly near the school. The safety of our children is our biggest shared priority as a school community.
We need your help cleaning up the school yard! We are looking for volunteers to help with weeding, placing weed cloth, seeding, mulching, washing stones, replacing and staining some boards and benches. Or, if you have a large vehicle, please consider signing up to run bags to the yard waste site.
SAPSA will have all the materials for the jobs on site, but ask that you bring your own weeding tools and gloves. We will keep you posted if we need additional tools.
The St. Anthony Park Elementary School Directory (aka "the Buzzbook") is the main resource for student and teacher contact information. It includes class and staff lists, as well as SAPSA, Advisory Council and district contact information.
Every family will receive a copy. You are not required to submit your contact information for the directory, but we encourage you to do so! You may include as much or as little information as you choose. It’s a great way for the kids to connect with classmates and friends and for families to reach out to each other.
SAPSA Monthly Meeting, 14 September 2021 at 7PM via Zoom (click to join)
Please join us for the monthly meeting of the St. Anthony Park School Association. We will be discussing:
Officially vote Amy Raddatz in a Co-President! Thank you, Amy!
Tulip Sale, Give to the Max Day and Spirit Wear
Plans to staff lunch with volunteers so up to two classes can eat outside per lunch period which will lessen the overall volume of children in the cafeteria.
Plans to provide HEPA filters to all rooms and common spaces that are not currently equipped with portable machines.
Q1 budget (SAPSA Q1 = AUG-OCT) vote amended to include above expenses
Advisory Council Monthly Meeting, 14 September 2021 at 5PM via Zoom (click to join)
Please join us at 5PM as we discuss:
SPPS School Board Elections, 2 November 2021 (Tuesday)
Thank you to everyone who came out to chalk the walkways this past week! The art was amazing. Our first round of drawings and messages were rained on and disappeared which was really sad. But folks came back and re-created the messages and drawings without missing a beat!
Thank you to everyone who showed up to help direct traffic during these first few days of school. You are early birds, indeed, and we are so grateful for your help as we all (re)learn our morning routines.
What's For Lunch?
Meals for Students Learning in Person For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students. Students who bring lunch from home can also get a meal from the cafeteria. Students must pick at least 3 items (such as a fruit, vegetable and milk) to receive free lunch. Students can still purchase milk separately for $0.50. Menus are available at schoolcafe.com/spps.
From Our Friends At Langford Park:
Happy first week of school. May the sun shine warm upon your face,
St. Anthony Park School Association