The AGAPE Times

a newsletter for students and families - 2020/21 Vol 7

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A note from our Administrator, Lois Vosika-Weir

AGAPE Students and Families,


Here we are at the start of 3rd quarter, can you believe it? We have been distance learning for almost a full year at AGAPE. We very much miss seeing you in person, but we are grateful you have all been able to stay safe at home with your babies.


Speaking of seeing you in person, Q3 is bringing something else to SPPS; Secondary On-Site Support Centers! Starting on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, AGAPE will be open for students (Seniors ONLY Mondays and Tuesdays, 9th-11th graders on Wednesdays and Thursdays and everyone distance learning on Fridays) to come in to get help from their teachers in person from 12:30pm-3:00pm. Transportation will be provided by SPPS school buses for students who live in Saint Paul, and lunch will be provided (bag lunch - MICROWAVES/REFRIGERATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS). Masks will be required and there will be no daycare open on-site, so you will need to make sure someone can watch your baby for you, as you can't bring them to the school. We also will not be allowing any visitors, so please keep arranging to meet with your public health nurses or other workers outside of school hours. Information will be coming soon - stay tuned to our All-School Schoology group.


On Fridays, we wear college gear and we have our Virtual All-School Meetings at 9:30am on GoogleMeet. We are having some great guest speakers and activities! Please join us - the GoogleMeet code will always be: agapeadmin


Feel free to contact me any time with questions. Call or text (651) 335-9145 or email at lois.vosika-weir@spps.org.


Lois Vosika-Weir

AGAPE Administrator

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Valentine's Day is Sunday, February 14th!

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AGAPE Facemasks and Zippered Hoodies! Come to the AGAPE building for on-site support and get yours starting February 22nd!!

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Email your teachers for help getting caught up - they want to meet with you!

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Feeling anxious, stressed, or maybe just need someone to talk to? Call or text Christy, our school social worker! 612-368-1457

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Self Care B-I-N-G-O

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courage is contagious

These are a few of my favorites things: (Ms. Voeks - AGAPE Math teacher)

  • What is my favorite band? Counting Crows
  • What am I watching? The Crown (Netflix), The Bachelor (CBS), Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), The Challenge (MTV)
  • Favorite brain activity? Jigsaw Puzzles, Candy and Soda Crush
  • My favorite clothing item? Baggy Cargo Jeans my mother-in-law just gave me
  • Reading for Book Club: Nickel Boys by Colston Whitehead
  • "Always learning" reading book: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • What am I doing to exercise? Walking 3 miles on a treadmill 3-4 days a week (excuse to watch one of the shows above)
  • Tasty beverage: Chai Tea Latte (Starbucks)

These are a few of my favorite things: (Angie - AGAPE secretary):

  • What am I listening to? History Chicks Podcast, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Sacred Harp and Opera
  • What am I watching? @marcus.dipaola on TikTok (quick news and current events updates in easy to understand language) and Bridgerton on Netflix
  • Favorite self-care/makeup item? L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
  • My favorite clothing item? My AGAPE face mask and sweatshirt!
  • "Reading for Fun" book: 'The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue' by V.E. Schwab
  • "Always learning" book: 'Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty' by Dorothy E. Roberts
  • What I am reading to my kids: 'His Dark Materials' book series by Phillip Pullman
  • Tasty food: Chocolate hummus and frozen fruit cups

Congratulations to our latest Students of the Week!

BLACK LIVES MATTER EVERY DAY!

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African American Author Showcase, February 18, 2021

African American Author Showcase, February 18, 2021

SPPS Parents of African American Students Advisory Council will present a virtual, African American author showcase, in celebration of Black History Month.

D.I.V.A. Moms on Twitter

D.I.V.A. (Dynamic, Involved, Valued, African American) Moms is a free, culturally reflective prenatal program for African American moms. You'll meet other parents, spend time with your midwife, and connect to local resources! They are on FB, too!

MUSE | Ulta Beauty

Babies, babies and more babies! Submit a picture of your newborn and we will make you a cool birth announcement!

Snowman Activity Ideas

Make a snowman inside when it's too cold to make one outside!

Snow Activity Ideas

Bring some clean, fresh snow inside for your child to play with. Put the snow in a baby bathtub or any plastic container. If your child is older you can put their toys and big kitchen spoons in it for them to play in the snow. Add food coloring!

Nurse's Corner

credit - Cleveland Clinic
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iPad Problems?

Are you having issues loading videos or accessing linked websites using your district-issued iPad??!!


Try this:


  • Open Self-Service
  • Seach iBoss controller
  • Reinstall iBoss
  • Reinstall Schoology
  • Restart iPad


If these steps do not resolve the issue or if you are having any other iPad or HotSpot-related issues, please let Maddi know via email at: (maddi.mcdonell@stpaul.k12.mn.us).

AGAPE Title I Corner

AGAPE SCIP Implementation Meeting

Thursday, March 4th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Please join Mrs. Weir and other staff on GoogleMeet (code: agapeadmin) for a meeting to review our school's SCIP! We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Lugo Music 3

THELONIOUS MONK by Lugo Music 3