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Weekly News and Updates for the EXPO School Community

Council of Parents and Teachers Board Meeting- Monday May 8th at 6:30PM

Our next Council of Parents and Teachers Board Meeting- Monday May 8th at 6:30PM

The EXPO Council of Parents and Teachers is holding the April Board meeting on Monday, May 8th , 6:30-7:00, on Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/zhs-jywz-vhx

All are welcome and the Board is looking for new members! We want to hear your voice, perspective, and input to continue to grow EXPO.

EXPO Council of Parents and Teachers May Meeting

Monday, May 8th · 6:30 – 7:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zhs-jywz-vhx

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 424-262-8151 PIN: ‪704 683 489#

The EXPO Council of Parents and Teachers held their April Board meeting on Monday April 10th Below are the minutes from the meeting:


EXPO 5th Grade Food Drive

Our 5th grade leadership team is organizing a food drive May 1-31. All donations will be going to the Neighborhood House in St. Paul to benefit local families. If you are able to donate, consider donating in the following categories:

  • Pre-K/K: toiletries, baby food/formula, diapers

  • 1 and ½ split (Ulla): snack foods (popcorn, fruit snacks, etc.)

  • 2: breakfast foods (coffee, oatmeal, breakfast bars, pop tarts, etc.)

  • 3: lunch foods (rice, beans, canned meat/fish, peanut butter, etc.)

  • 4: dinner foods (oil, pasta, pasta sauce, etc.)

  • 5: canned vegetables/fruit

*All donations are great and obviously there is overlap between categories.

The 5th grade leadership team will count donations and the two classrooms with the highest numbers (one from preK-2 and one from grades 3-5) will have a reward to be decided on by the 5th grade leaders. Thank you!

Highland Park Middle School Meet and Greet

Highland Park Middle School will be having a Meet & Greet (like an open house for incoming 6th graders only – meet 6th grade teachers) on Thursday May 11, 2023, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Sixth grade staff will be in their classrooms. Families will check in the main lobby of the middle school & meet administrators and counselors there, & families be given a map with room numbers and names of staff that their students will have next year. This is a “come-and go as you please” event, i.e., there is no formal presentation.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023. We are do fortunate to have such a wonderful group of educators supporting our students each day. Please take a moment and thank your child's teacher next week for all that they do to support your child's development. Our teachers play such a critical role in making EXPO what it is.
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Grade-Level Play Time!

Spring has finally arrived! Let's celebrate the nice weather by meeting at the EXPO playground for some grade-level fun! 🙂

Play time at the EXPO playground will be on upcoming Saturday mornings from 9am-11am, weather permitting. We've planned for the following dates & grade levels:

May 13th - 1st & 2nd grade

May 20th - Kindergarten & Pre-K

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Kraus at j.kraus@hotmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

Events with our EXPO Council of Parents and Teachers

Coffee Chats with PTO/Formerly Known as EXPO Board 😂

When/Where: 5/4/23 Coffee Hour @ 7:30 AM—8:30 AM, J&S Coffee Bean
5/19/23 Happy Hour @ 4:30 PM—6:30PM, Bad Weather Brewing
6/2/23 Coffee Hour @ 7:30 AM—8:30 AM, J&S Coffee Bean

End of Year Playdate with PTO Members
6/17/23 Playdate @ 10:30 AM-1 PM, Minnehaha Falls & Sea Salt Eatery (4801 Minnehaha Avenue, S. MPLS 55417). Students and siblings are encouraged to join this event!

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Please plan to park in the front! Bring a chair and blanket. We will be displaying the movie on our front lawn.

Important Dates

May 29: No School - Memorial Day

June 14: Last Day of School