Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

June 8, 2021 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

Enjoy your summer!!!

Greeting Woodcrest Families,

Can you believe it?! There is one day left. I cannot thank each of you enough for the partnership, support, and encouragement you have given your students, staff and our overall community. In partnership with each of you, we refined our practices in a number of ways and created a successful year of learning for our students.

The conditions we experienced during this pandemic required creative and responsive adaptations. We learned how to meet the changing learning needs of each of our students. I am especially proud of how our staff developed relationships with students that deepened our understanding of those needs and helped us be as effective as possible in our responses. This, among many other things, is something we do not want to lose.

I have had a number of families reach out to me with questions about what the health and safety recommendations for the upcoming school year will be. Right now, we plan to resume school this fall, which starts September 7, as normal. With regards to summer programming, you can find more information about updated guidance for summer in this newsletter.

Here are a few additional items of interest and celebration as we close out the year:

  • Report cards will be available electronically June 14, 2021 in Campus Parent Portal
  • Summer needs and questions can be directed to our District Services Center at 763-600-5000.
  • School communications will resume in early August with information about meet and greet events, school supplies and the overall plan for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • High school graduation - If you would like to celebrate with this year’s graduates – the event will be live streamed this Friday, June 11, 7 p.m. Find all the info you need at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/graduation

This year would never have been as successful if it were not for each of you partnering with us at Woodcrest. Looking back on the year, it has been a testament that JUNTOS ES MEJOR and we will continue to be BETTER TOGETHER!

Stay in touch over the summer and continue creating opportunities for your children to learn and explore.

With gratitude,

John Franke

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Free meals available this summer

This summer, Spring Lake Park Schools is serving free grab-and-go meals to all children ages 0-18. Meals can be picked up at Spring Lake Park High School starting Monday, June 14.

  • Where: Pick up meals at Spring Lake Park High School (Door #32)
  • When: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • What: Grab and go breakfasts and lunches. On Mondays-Wednesdays, families will receive that day's lunch and the next day's breakfast. On Thursdays, families will receive that day's lunch, Friday's breakfast and lunch and Monday's breakfast.

Summer meal menus are available to view online. Find them on the Nutrislice app under Spring Lake Park High School.

Summer School Meals

Free meals will also be available for pick-up while summer school is in session at Centerview Elementary, Northpoint Elementary, Park Terrace Elementary, Woodcrest Spanish Immersion and Westwood Intermediate and Middle School.

Families can pick up meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30 a.m. at the front entrance of each school. Students will receive two breakfast and two lunch meals on both of those days.

Questions? Please reach out to the Nutrition Services Department at 763-600-5041.

Summer programs: Health and Safety protocols

Face masks will not be required in Spring Lake Park Schools buildings beginning Monday, June 14. This includes summer school, camps and clinics, athletics and other summer programming. The one exception is masks continue to be required for Learning Ventures (child care) students and staff until July 1, 2021, or until Minnesota hits 70% vaccination rate

We are following updated guidance from Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education. Minnesota Department of Health continues to recommend masks for unvaccinated people as well as three or more feet of physical distancing.

We remain committed to safe learning at school this summer and as we plan for the fall. A summary of our current health and safety plans and learning models can be found on our COVID-19 web hub.

Input, feedback and questions throughout the year have helped shape our plans and maximize safe, in person learning at school. To share questions or comments about the latest update to our safe in person learning plans, please email communications@district16.org.

Register for SLP Schools Online for grades K-8

Registration is now open for SLP Schools Online for the 2021-2022 school year for students in grades K-8. If you'd like to register your K-8 student in SLP Schools online, please complete this registration form. The deadline to register is June 25.

Watch a recorded SLP Schools Online information session for grades K-8 on the SLP Schools Online page to learn more about the online model and next steps.

If you have any questions, contact Jerelyne Nemanich, jneman@district16.org.

District Services Center Summer Hours

During summer break, The District Services Center (DSC) will be open on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Families are invited to stop in with any questions at 1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 or to call the DSC at 763-600-5000.

One-page 2021-2022 School Calendar

With the school year wrapping up, we encourage families to check out the one-page 2021-2022 school calendar to plan ahead for the next school year and find important dates including the first days of school, no student days and more. Download the 2021-2022 calendar.

Additionally, families will receive a 2021-2022 print calendar from the district this summer. This calendar will provide families with important school and district dates, events, information and contacts.

From the health office:

If your child has medication in the health office, they will be sent home in your child's backpack tomorrow, Thursday, June 10 unless different arrangements are made with the school nurse. Please call the health office at 763-600-5804 if you have any questions, or would like to make arrangements for medication pick up.

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Celebrating our retirees

This spring, 15 Spring Lake Park School staff members are starting their next adventure as retirees. As a learning community, we recognize their tremendous contributions to our schools and community and celebrate their next steps with them.

This year’s retirees will be honored at an event in September 2021. The retirees shared some words they wanted to convey to our Spring Lake Park Schools community about their journey and plans for the future. Read the retiree story.

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Woodcrest Virtual Talent Show

This school year, the Woodcrest staff had to find a creative way to showcase the student talent here at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion for all the in-person and EFL students to participate, and thus a Woodcrest Virtual Talent Show was born!
WSI Talent Show 2021

End of Year Countdown at Woodcrest

Last week, students participated in different activities as part of the End of Year Countdown. Here are some pictures of students enjoying Picnic style lunches outside.
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Chalk and Activity Sheet

Our Family Fun Committee came up with one last idea for the year. All students at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion were given a bag with chalk as well as an activity sheet with ideas to do over the summer. We hope you all have a Happy Summer! Click on the image to enlarge.

Thank You

We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all your support this school year. We couldn't have done it without your support, help, donations, volunteer hours and most importantly your willingness to help make Woodcrest Spanish Immersion a wonderful place where our students and staff feel appreciated, valued, and loved. Have a Happy Summer and don't forget to reach out with any ideas or questions you may have WCSI PTO.
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June 10- Last School Day
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Register for summer camps and clinics and find your SPARK!

With summer break just days away, now is the perfect time to find your SPARK by registering for summer camps and clinics with the Community Education Department. Football, tennis, band, speech, dance, strength training, basketball, volleyball and so much more. Camps start soon – so sign your child up today for an exciting experience this summer.

Limited Child Care Openings Still Available for Summer

Kids will have a blast this summer at the High School in our Learning Ventures Child Care Program. Each week will feature fun Olympic themed programming, swimming in the pool, movies in the theater and so much more. Sign up today.

June Adult Yoga Classes for Ages 18+

Connect with friendly faces to celebrate yourself at the end of this school year! Use gentle yoga, guided meditation, and affirmations to relax and rejuvenate. Stretch and gently challenge your body to release stress. No prior yoga experience necessary or special clothing required. All levels welcome.

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Register for the 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser

There is still time to register for the 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser taking place on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Victory Links. All proceeds support our world-class Athletics and Activities opportunities for our students. Spend the day on the links supporting a great cause, register today.

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In case you missed important information from last week's newsletter, check out the topics below and click to learn more.

iPads: Students may keep their school-issued iPad over the summer as long as they are going to return to an SLP school in the fall. If your student is moving to another district, please have them leave their iPad at school on the last day. Additionally, if your plans change over the summer, please update your status with the District Services Center at 763-600-5000.

Outstanding School Fees: To check if your family has any outstanding school fees and to pay for the fees, login to Campus Parent Portal and click on “Fees.” We are asking for families to pay these fees by June 30, 2021

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