The AGAPE Times

a weekly newsletter for students and families - Vol II

We want your help for Vol III!

Well, here we are, week 2 of the AGAPE Times newsletter! We hope you are enjoying it!!!


We are starting to work on a digital yearbook! We would also really like to start showcasing some student content in our newsletter so if you are interested in sharing pictures, a piece of writing or linking a song that has meant something to you in the past few weeks (we can link to videos on Youtube) please share it with us!! Email your ideas to Ms. Lund at erika.lund@spps.org or to Angie at angela.payne@spps.org.


Though we are now going to be apart for the remainder of the school year, we are still the same strong, caring AGAPE family; always there for each other! Please check out the links in this newsletter and reach out if you are in need - we care about you all! Mrs. Weir is available via phone @ 651-335-9145 or email at lois.vosika-weir@spps.org anytime. All staff are always on the AGAPE Student/Staff Schoology group and are available via email! Stay healthy and safe!

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Distance Learning Survey

Students/Families: Please complete this survey so that we can make AGAPE's Distance Learning the best it can be!

April 17-April 23rd AGAPE Student of the Week is.......

Aliyona R!


She has stayed in touch and graced us with sweet Easter pictures and fun videos of her daughter in the AGAPE all school Schoology group! She has embraced online learning with courage! She demonstrates responsibility by staying in touch with her teachers through email. She is also achieving excellent quarter four grades. Give it up for our newest student of the week: Aliyona R! Way to go Aliyona - we are so proud of you and your transition to online learning! Good job being a doting mom! We want to keep hearing how you are doing, and we want to keep seeing your sweet daughter make new milestones!


Congratulations to our student of the week, Aliyona!!!

Babies and Distance Learning

Parenting and doing your school work during a pandemic is hard, especially if you don't have a lot of help at home or if baby is in a "mommy-only" phase. Here are a few ideas from our AGAPE Schoology Group that students and staff have submitted!


  • Take advantage of nap time.
  • Do a little at a time, at different times, every day.
  • EMAIL YOUR TEACHERS! We are all here to support each other. If you are having a hard time with your assignments, reach out and tell your teacher.
  • Read your schoolwork out loud to your baby.
  • Be patient with yourself and give yourself some GRACE - we are all doing the best we can.
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If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, the following Crisis Text Services and hotlines are available 24/7:


    • Crisis Text Line: Text MN to 741 741

    • Call ** CRISIS from a cell phone to talk to professionals who can help

    • Calling from a landline? See the directory of local mental health crisis phone numbers.

    • Free help for people across Minnesota who are having a mental health crisis or are contemplating suicide. Video

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7, 365-day-a-year hotline for people experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional crisis.distress. Call 1-800-273-8255 or click here to chat.

    • SAFE, case management and support for African American women and their children experiencing domestic violence. Case managers assist clients access resources including housing, shelter, food, counseling. Case managers support women wherever they are on their journey. Led by an African American team, services are culturally-specific. Case managers work in the community, so clients can discreetly and easily access services. Contact: Carla.mcpipe@180degrees.org or Akello.Alay@180degrees.org More info at www.180degrees.org
    • Casa de Esperanza Confidential 24 Hour Bilingual Domestic Violence Crisis Line 651.772.1611
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Nurses Corner


Happy Earth Day Week! Nurse Amy has some information from SPPS Student Health and Wellness she will be sharing about this week - home gardening kits!


Students who have questions or need assistance from a school nurse can call the health office phone number. We are checking it each morning and each afternoon and we promise to answer voicemails promptly! 651-888-7602

amy.buck@spps.org

michelle.lessard@spps.org

Front Desk News

Hey everybody - we need your help! We are going to have an online Spring AGAPE Family Meeting where we will talk about and get feedback for the 2020/2021 school year documents! All of these documents are included in the 2019/2020 AGAPE Family Handbook, but we have included links below to the documents on the AGAPE website!



More details to come in future AGAPE Times newsletters, but we are looking to have the meeting in early May!


Also, please connect with Maddi with issues you may be having with your iPad or borrowed Hotspot. Her email is maddi.mcdonell@stpaul.k12.mn.us

Confidential Assistance Survey

AGAPE staff are are here to help in all kinds of ways. Please complete this survey if you need help.

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