Park Terrace Elementary

May 5, 2021 Newsletter

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Greetings Park Terrace Families!

What’s a day at Park Terrace like?

In the morning, students in Learning Ventures are having fun together doing projects and playing outside. As students arrive for classes, they are greeted by staff members, teachers and our resident raccoon puppet. Our nutrition staff delivers breakfast to classes each morning, and then the students begin their day with a morning meeting.

Throughout the day, students have the chance to go to music, art, or gym. They play on the playground with their friends and classmates. Once a week they visit our library to check out a new book. During the day, our teachers develop amazing and engaging projects for their students. Our paraprofessionals provide incredible support throughout the building to help support each student’s education. If a student ever feels unwell, they visit our nurse.

When students go home, they might get picked up by their family. Some ride on the bus where our drivers help to make sure each student is safe and secure on their way home.

It truly takes the combined efforts of every person here to create the safe, welcoming, and engaging environment we strive for at Park Terrace.

This week is school staff appreciation week, and I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of our staff members here at Park Terrace for their efforts this year. This is a special week in which we recognize and say thank you to our staff.

This year, the week of appreciation means even more as each person in our school and district has gone above and beyond to continue the education of the students we serve in our community. Additionally, I am grateful to the flexibility each staff member has demonstrated this year as we adapt and grow together. I am truly thankful for all they have done.

Please feel welcome to reach out and thank a staff member who has played a special role for your child. I know they would love to hear from you.

Mona Perkins


Updates for Extended Flex Learning families


Happy May! The temperature was amazing over the weekend and a sure sign of what’s to come. I am thankful for the warm sun, green grass, new buds and blossoms. In honor of staff appreciation week, I would like to recognize the folks I work with each day through distance learning, in the schools, and at the District Services Center. The commitment, dedication and extreme energy I witness every day makes me extremely proud. I share my thank you with our Spring Lake Park Schools staff!

This is a crazy busy time of year. You will be receiving notices from me as we wrap up our year of extended flexible learning. You will also be getting information about next year from your home school. It will continue to be important to read this newsletter in its entirety for updates.

If you have any questions, please reach out.

Take care,

Kimberly Fehringer

Principal on Assignment

K-4 Extended Flexible Learning

#SLPPantherProud during this Staff Appreciation Week

It's staff appreciation week at Spring Lake Park Schools and across the country. We couldn't be more proud of our school staff and the work they do each day to value, inspire and create a sense of belonging for our students. In a year of learning through a pandemic, they've adapted, collaborated, communicated and built relationships as never before. Read more about the accomplishments of this year and watch this 1-minute tribute to our Panther team:

#SLPPantherProud during this Staff Appreciation Week
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Bike Helmet Fitting & Sale

The Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Mounds View (SBM) Fire Department is hosting a Bike Helmet Fitting & Sale on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the SBM Fire Station.

Bike helmets will be sold for $10 each. Various colors and sizes are available for the whole family. Bring your helmets from home to have them adjusted for free. Check out the flyer to learn more.

Register for Summer 2021 Camps and Clinics

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education partners with our coaching and teaching staff to offer athletic and activity camps and clinics during the summer. A variety of engaging camps and clinics are offered for all ages and skill levels. Learn more about our Camp and Clinic opportunities.
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Youth Track Club

For students entering grades 1-9 for the 2021-2022 school year. Come to as many practices as you can – work on your speed and conditioning for other sports as well! Event training includes sprints, jumps, throws, hurdles and relays. Program Features:

  • Break into age groups to allow for more age-appropriate instruction and coaching.
  • 2-3 in-house track meets on normal practice nights.
  • Info will be given about optional youth meets through USA Track and Field MN in either Woodbury or St. Louis Park during the summer

Taught by Panther Varsity Track Coach Jason Liston.Sign up for Youth Track Club.

Youth Girls Basketball Camp

For students entering grades 1-4 for the 2021-2022 school year. This fun and energetic camp will focus on skills and fundamentals for all levels. Each day, we will work on shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, pivoting, footwork, individual moves and team offense and defense. Taught by SLPHS Varsity Coach Randy Eatherton. Sign up for Youth Girls Basketball Camp.
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3rd grade students and the Scientific Method

3rd grade students in Mrs. Reiland's class used the scientific method this morning to test materials and design a model membrane!
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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.

Special SLPHS staff shout out:

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