Transition Plus April 22

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

A friendly reminder: If you have information that needs to go out to the whole staff, and it can wait until Monday, submit it to be included in the MMM. We are trying to cut down on all staff emails.

Upcoming Accuplacer test session: Wednesday, April 24th, 3rd (12pm) and 4th period (1:30pm) in Patricia's room, T201.

Power of You coordinator info session- Wednesday, April 24th during 2nd hour (11:00am), also in Patricia's room, T201. The Power of You application deadline including FAFSA is Friday, April 26th.

Intelligent Lives Film Screening

I'd like to bring this film screening and panel discussion to your attention. The film highlights three young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. There are two opportunities to engage in the film or discussion:

with Dan Habib
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:00 p.m.
South High School
3131 South 19th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

with Dan Habib
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
8:30 a.m.
John B. Davis Center
1250 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Register here:

Other questions? Contact us at

Licensed Interview & Select Positions are posted 4/19/19.

Here is the calendar.

These are the tentative dates for postings:

May – Professional postings (internal)

5/6/19 – ESP postings

June – AFSCME postings

June – Professional postings (external)

Instructional Leadership Team

Greetings! ILT is working on updating the SIP and could use your assistance in gathering information relating to caseloads. Case managers, please complete the survey that is connected to your Team.

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Team 3

This week ILT discussed updated SIP data and planning for next school year. We also looked at the Family Involvement Plan for next school and how to incorporate celebrating our students and families on CBI afternoons. The ILT team has begun to look at the schedule for next school year. If you have ideas or thoughts either respond to the various surveys or speak with an ILT member.

The Career Expo: Autism at Work event, being hosted by Minneapolis College’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), Career Services, TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, is an event to celebrate individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that are successfully living, going to school, and working within our communities.

Event: Career Expo: Autism at Work

Date: Saturday, April 27th 2019

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Minneapolis College (1st Floor Technical Building)

Cost: FREE – lunch and parking are provided as well

Minneapolis College Autism at Work Career Expo Website

Minneapolis College Autism at Work Career Expo Attendee Registration Link

Get ready!!!

TPlus Talent Show will be on

Friday, April 26th at 1:30pm in the TPlus Cafeteria.

Tools for Teaching Literacy Opportunity

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Resource Fair

  • Talk to your students about this fair.
  • Every time you talk to/email a parent, mention this fair.
  • Hang flyers in your rooms and hallways

Transition Plus is hosting a huge resource fair on April 25th for students and their families to get connected with EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, and INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCES in our community. This fair would be beneficial to our transition age students and their families, high school students with disabilities, and Adult Education students.

The fair is free to attend

A light dinner will be served.

What: Resource Fair
Where: Transition Plus Services, 2015 E. Lake St., MPLS 55407
When: April 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

Questions can be directed to Colleen Knuth: 612-668-4103

Professional Development

If you are in need of Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Training for licensure, please see below for offerings in the next few months. Sign up on e-Compass. Using the course and section codes.

Course 91661 Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Section 114617 Wednesday, April 24th 4:10-5:10 pm Davis Center N5-083

Course 90271 Early Warning Signs/Mental Health Course

Section 114618 Wed, April 24th 3:00-4:00 pm Davis Center N5-083


Greetings from Student Leadership. Please complete the following survey. We are working on gathering information related to student voice and lunch options. Students are working on projects related to Student Ambassadors, video games, campus beautification, as well as being more inclusive with each other during social times, like lunch. Thank you for helping us in gathering this information.

-Student Leadership.


Friendly reminder to complete your peer observation and/or peer collaboration requirements on eCompass. Please email or ask Greg if you have any questions.

Ramadan starts May 5th and ends June 4th

Upcoming at TPlus

Monday ---------

Tuesday -------- 8:30 License Staff Meeting


Thursday--------5:30-7:00 Family Resources Night

Friday ------------ 8:30-9:30 ILT

Upcoming- Scheduling Offsite for next year - moved to May 10 due to transfer meetings on 5/3