As we embrace the month of December, we reflect on what a year it has been. 2021 has been challenging for so many of us in so many different ways. It has demanded resourcefulness, endurance, surrender and gratitude from us all in various ways. We want to express our appreciation to this community for its patience, support, extra effort, and continued care of one another.
As we approach a new year, we send out warm wishes to each and every one of you for health, happiness, and hope. We hope you are able to safely gather with family and friends and find renewed joy and happiness in the new year to come.
We look forward to continuing to work together in the new year and coming together as a community to give our kids a great 2022!
Thank you all,
Read-a-Thon begins in January!
Read-a-Thon is Back for 2022!
We are so excited to be having our annual Read-a-Thon again. It is such a great event to get all of our children excited about reading!
This years theme is: Be A Reading Hero.
Leading up to January 10th, your child will bring home a a Read-a-Thon packet. The packet includes an outline of the Read-a-Thon timeline of events, guidelines, how to get family and friends to sponsor you, and a log sheet where you can catalog all of the hours your child reads. There will be fun prizes and the chance for your child's class to win a Pizza Party! At the end of the Read-a-Thon Dr. Duke will give the students a "SUPER SPECIAL" surprise if the whole school meets it's reading goal!
We can't wait for the kids to participate in this fun event. We know each of our kids at SAP is a READING HERO!
SAPSA will be collecting twin-sized blankets to support Project Reach (Realizing the Educational Achievement of Children experiencing Homelessness), St. Paul Public School's program supporting sheltered and unhoused students. There are two key ways to participate: 1. Create a fleece tie blanket over winter break! This is a great, hands-on project for elementary-aged children. Pre-purchased kits have now been distributed, but you may purchase fabric yourself, of course! Simply follow these instructions.
2. Donate a new twin-sized blanket.
All blankets should be returned to SAP January 3-11th in boxes in the main entrance.
A special thanks to parent volunteers, Lara Bollweg & Cara Melvin, for all their hard work launching this drive!
At this week's SAPSA & Advisory Council meetings, Dr. Duke shared some data (just numbers, no identifying details): over 300 of our 480 students have received at least one shot of the Covid vaccine! Way to go, Wolf Pack! One great upside is that students who are fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated = two weeks after both doses) will not have to quarantine if they have a close contact. And getting your kids vaccinated is a good opportunity to get yourself vaccinated or boosted!
Mall of America: https://my.primary.health/r/vaxmn
Tuesday, December 21st at Battle Creek Elementary, 3-6PM. There are still slots open! Make an appointment.
What's For Lunch in January 2022?
What's For Breakfast in January 2022?
December 20-31st Winter Break (No School) January 10-20th Read-a-Thon 2022 January 11th Advisory Council, 5PM January 11th SAPSA, 6:30-7:45PM St. Anthony Park Library on Como & Carter (auditorium) January 17th MLK Jr Day (No School) January 22nd School Choice Fair (Saturday, 9:30AM start at St. Paul River Center) January 27th School Spirit Day (Beach Day) and Read-a-Thon Assembly January 28th Professional Development Day (No School) February 8th SAPSA & AC Meetings February 21st– Presidents’ Day (No School) February 25th School Spirit Day (Hat Day) February 26th St. Anthony Park Winter Festival March 4th Conference Prep Day (No School) March 8th SAPSA & AC Meetings
March 23-24 Conferences 3-6PM March 25th Conferences AM & PM (No School) April 1st School Spirit Day (Pajama Day) April 4-8th Spring Break (No school) April 12th SAPSA & AC Meetings April 15th Digital Learning Day May 11-13th Plant Sale May 13th Spring Carnival (outside) May 20th Ninja Anywhere May 30th Memorial Day (No School) TBD Fifth grade celebration June 10th Last Day of School