Week of November 8 - 12, 2021

What's Inside the Newsletter

  • Quarter 1 Ends
  • Hotspot Information - IMPORTANT
  • Student of the Month
  • 7th & 8th Grade Student Council
  • Fall Sampler Band Concert
  • Classroom Highlights

Weekly Reminders


Thursday, Nov. 11 - Annual Title I Meeting at 6:00 & Fall Sampler Concert at 6:30

Friday, Nov. 12th - END OF QUARTER 1

Principal's Corner

Hello RMS Families,

The end of Quarter 1 is on November 12. Students still have time to complete missing work and/or re-submit assignments identified by their teachers to improve their grades. Please take time to look at Schoology with your student and identify assignments /coursework they can complete by the end of the Quarter to improve their grade. Email their teachers if you have any questions. We will have our Annual Title I meeting at 6:00 on Thursday, November 11th.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions. Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your student!


Teresa Vibar

School Information

Information from the office

Picture Day Information: Order online at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID# EVT2W6VVJ. Lifetouch discount code in image.

Please complete your iUpdate, if you have not, paper copies are available in the office if you would like.

End of the Day Dismissal Information: Please try to notify the office of a dismissal change for your student before 2:30pm, it is difficult to make changes and notify students after 2:30. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Tech Time

Hotspots & Internet Access

If you have an SPPS Hotspot at home that was checked out prior to September 2021, please send it to school with your student to be checked out again. Either the librarian or I can do it quickly and easily. On November 10th, Hotspots that have not been checked out again will be turned off. We want to support your Internet access at home, but we also want to be sure the Hotspots are still needed. By having everyone who still needs their Hotspot check it out again, we will ensure continued access for those who need it. If you do not have Internet access at home, please review the information at https://bit.ly/homeWiFi. Then you can let me know if a Hotspot or Comcast Internet Essentials is a better choice for your family.

Feel free to contact me with questions: email cara.hagen@spps.org or text (612) 568-2358‬.

Thank you,

Cara Hagen

October - Student of the Month (Balanced)

Literacy Corner

As partners in your child's literacy development, we are excited to continue our reading, writing, thinking, speaking, and listening work across all content areas. Should you want a tool for further supporting your child in their reading choice, reading volume, and sharing, we offer you the "Ramsey Readers Can" tool for home using this link or attachment: bit.ly/RMSfamilyliteracy

7th & 8th Grade Student Council Shoutout!

During Foundations, interested students recently applied to be part of Ramsey's Student Council. In addition, applicants needed to give a brief speech to their Foundations class about why they were choosing to run to be a student council representative. Shoutout to all of the students who were risk-takers and applied for student council.

Congratulations to the following 7th grade students who will be this year's student council representatives for 7th grade at Ramsey: Matt, Justin W, Bea, Relena, Dahja, Arthur, Alaina, Mariella, Justin L, Augie, Wallis and Nora.

Congratulations to the following 8th grade students who will be this year's student council representatives for 8th grade at RMS: Iftuu, Zion, Chris, Sefirah, Lahna, Amariona, Kiernan, Eleanor, Amira, and Mikale.

Classroom Updates

RMS Music Update

Quarter 1 is coming to a close. Please talk with your students on their work this last quarter - and remind them to send in questions if they need help before assignments are due, 11/12.

On 11/11, Ramsey is having its annual Fall Sampler Concert. Please find the PDF attached with more information. This is directly after our school's Title 1 meeting, which you are also encouraged to attend while students prepare to play.

The concert will begin at 6:30pm on 11/11 and is IN-PERSON (yay!). Of course, this means we'll need to take extra pre-cautions. We suggest limiting two family members per scholar to help with our social distance, masks are required, and families we will sign-in. That and more information is available in the Fall Sampler PDF. Thank you!

8th Grade - Science

Science 8 Update! ALL MISSING/INCOMPLETE WORK IS DUE MONDAY NOV 8th! Quarter 1 ends on the 12th. All work is available on Schoology including videos explaining how to do it, textbooks and assignments. Please use your student's iPad to check their missing work and grades. Thanks Mr. K


FLIPSIDE is off and running great! If your student is still interested in signing up we still have spots available in some classes. Email Ms. Darcy with questions @ darcy.holle@spps.org

If you are looking for something for your student to do during the non School day on November 19th, TEENVENTURE Is the place to be! Teenventure is a college and career exploration program designed for middle school age youth (5th-8th graders). Quality supervision is provided by four full time staff and 6-7 college aged mentors who will inspire academic achievement. At each career site, our youth meet with a variety of employees who share their education, training, and career experience with an opportunity for youth to ask questions. After the career tour all Students will head to skateville for a fun afternoon!!!

Click on the link to register! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c6cJnxNxsjwbsuFvGD6ZdQDLmAvgN_jm7PKrllkNZL0/edit

• Program begins at 9:00am

• Program ends at 4:30pm

• Meet Up Location: Rice Street Recreation 1041 Marion Street Saint Paul, MN 55117

• Lunch and snack are provided free of cost

• Transportation is provided. Students may choose from 6 school bus locations to be dropped off and picked up at.

• Cost: Free

• Contact Cee Xiong at 651-744-1997 with questions

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Updates

You are part of Ramsey PTO

Join us in our Facebook group


Share your own ideas, thoughts, events or anything else that is relevant to our Community and keep up with what others are sharing.

Do you have an idea you’d like to see come to reality?

Click the link below to submit a proposal to the PTO so we can make it happen!


Do you love volunteering?

There are many opportunities to support our community with your time/energy.

Check out https://ramseyvolunteers.weebly.com/volunteer.html for current opportunities

Mark your calendar for the next PTO Meeting

Thursday, November 18th 6:00 - 7:30PM

Link will be provided the week of the meeting.