Transition Plus March 9th

I do my best because I'm counting on you counting on me

Trouble Viewing your Memo?

If you are having trouble viewing your Memo- try using Chrome Browser. Throughout the memo there will be multiple places you can click a link to link you to other documents. It's important to check those out or you will miss information that may be important!

If you are having trouble with a link - make sure you are using your MPS Google Account


Licensed Staff- If you are going to be absent on a Friday, you still need to put in for a sub. Unless otherwise discussed with Jason, you should enter for a sub if you are taking a half day or full day off if you are a classroom teacher.

Happy Hour

Everybody has been working so hard lately.

We want to celebrate all of the greatness at TPlus.

Come join us in the staff lounge on Wednesday for a non-alcoholic drink and some snacks.

Culturally responsive Teaching and the Brain

Additional copies of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain are available to checkout.

Please see me if you'd like a copy.


Please send graduate photos to Mary Bock for the slideshow. Thanks!

Scheduling Committee:

Please communicate to Rachel Prince if you are willing to serve on the subcommittee for sequencing our course offerings for a 3-year period of time.

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to serve on the SY21 scheduling committee. The date for the offsite retreat will be forthcoming.

Thursday, March 26th- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour in AE Testing Lab

Student Survey:

Please help us access our student voice in shaping our programming for next year! Students can submit their feedback by either completing the paper survey (in case manager's mailboxes) or by filling out the google form found here. Please have these surveys completed by Friday, March 20th.
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SEL message

Hello Amazing Staff!

Couple of quick SEL reminders:

Try to incorporate the 3 signature practices in all your lessons. These are:

1. Warm welcome

2. Engaging practices

3. Optimistic close

These are the same practices we use at all our staff meetings.

We should all be working on Relationship Skills in our Advisory groups. SEL activities for this and other areas of SEL are in the Google Drive. Just a note that the table of contents is under constructions. Relationship Skills is in the 4th of 5 sections.

You can access the document here: SEL Activities

Don’t forget to set an intention for the day or week

We need BINGO prizes!!!

You can bring them to the main office. Thanks!

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Please click here for the survey!

Hi Transition Plus!

  • Do you have students who need work experience to put on their resumes?

  • Do you have students who need to improve their employability skills?

  • Do you have a student who enjoys using the computer, scanner, laminator, and copier, as well as performing other clerical duties such as data entry, cutting, binding, hole-punching and more?

Then your student should sign up for The Scan Lab! The Scan Lab is a perfect place for students on Team 1, 2, and 3 to build resumes and employability skills in school!

Scan Lab still has openings for 2nd and 5th hour Monday/Wednesday and 2nd hour Tuesday! Get your student signed up before classes fill up!

If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, please sign them up with Rachel Prince!

Food Service News

Breakfast sandwiches:

Wednesday mornings $2.50

Staff lunch meal deal:

Thursdays $5.50

Bakery Orders:

Whatever your needs- we can bake it!

Look for more healthy snacks in the near future!

Staff Reminders


We have 4 laptops available for ESP staff to check out. They are for in school use only. They need to be checked out on the same day they were borrowed.

Please see Traci or Melissa to check one out.


Please check out the T-Plus website and let Traci know if there are any changes, updates, etc.

The FOR STAFF password is Tplus4100. The staff handbook, time off request forms, ESS time entry can be found there.


Housekeeping Memo- Please be reminded that the white dishes in the cabinets in the 3rd floor Staff Lounge do not belong to TPlus. There are plates and bowls missing. Some have been located in the TPlus Small Kitchen. Be a good neighbor; if you use it, return it.


Coming Up at TPlus

Monday---------------- Non-Tenured Lic Staff Mtg ------------------------ 8:30-9:30

Tuesday--------------- Team 1 Mtg ------------------------------------------------ 8:30-9:30

----------------------------- Visit TPlus --------------------------------------------------10:30-11:30

----------------------------- Hennepin Health Care Project Search-------- 4:30

Wednesday---------- Team 3 Meeting------------------------------------------ 8:40-9:30

----------------------------- Visit Tplus ---------------------------------------------------10:30-11:30

----------------------------- Happy Hour------------------------------------------------- 3:00-4:30

----------------------------- Children's Hospital Project Search ------------- 4:30

Thursday-------------- Teams 2 Meeting --------------------------------------- 8:30-9:30

----------------------------- Twelfth Night @ The Guthrie

Friday------------------- ILT --------------------------------------------------------------- 8:30-9:15

Third Friday of the Month-------Newsletter Submissions for Families

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