RMS NEWSLETTER

Week of November 15 - 19, 2021

What's Inside the Newsletter

  • Quarter 1 Ends
  • Every Meal - Food info
  • Counselor Corner - Q1 Grades
  • Winter Sports Starting
  • MN Studies iMovies
  • Band Concert Photos
  • PTO Update
  • Internet At Home

Weekly Reminders

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Monday, Nov. 15th - Quarter 2 Starts

Friday, Nov. 19th - NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)

Principal's Corner

Hello RMS Families,


Quarter 1 ended on November 12, please be sure to fill out the form below from the counselors as to how you would like to view your students grades. We are looking forward to starting Quarter 2, students are getting comfortable with schedules and making connections with classmates and teachers. Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your student!


Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Teresa Vibar

iUpdate - Please complete

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

School Information

Information from the office

Kleenex/Tissue Request: With the seasons changing we are asking for donations of Kleenex/Tissues for our classrooms. You/your student can bring them to Ms. Sandy in the office and she will give them to all classes. Thank you!


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.

Kids Deserve A Shot

Minnesotans 12-17 years old who start and complete their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series between October 18 and November 30 are eligible to receive a $200 Visa gift card through the ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ vaccine incentives program.

Lost & Found from Quarter 1

Every Meal - Fighting Child Hunger

Ramsey Middle school and Every Meal have formed a partnership to reduce food insecurities in our school community. Attached is a flyer with contact information on how to get signed up. Also, we are in need of a few parent volunteers to put food in lockers on Fridays. Please contact Ryan Donnelly, (651)744-2389 if you are interested in volunteering.

Counseling Corner - QUARTER 1 GRADES

Hello Ramsey Families,

Friday, November 12th marked the end of quarter one and as school staff work to finalize grades, we're asking families to let us know how they'd like to review their child's grades. Families can choose to view grades online at home (using Campus Portal), request to have a grades report sent directly to their email, or families can request that a printed grades report be given to their child who will then bring it home to families. Grades will be available after 9:00am on Monday, November 29th. Please let us know your preference by completing this short 3-question form below. Thank You.


https://forms.gle/g8B8mJXgN1bQr4V6A

Winter I Sports Starting Soon

Dear Ramsey Families,


We are excited to be able to offer middle school athletics this winter. As was the case this fall, there will be some changes that will allow students to participate in a modified athletics season.


Due to the continued shortage of school bus drivers, we are only able to provide after-school transportation for high school students at this time. This means that all SPPS middle school athletics will continue to have a modified intramural season this winter.


In light of this change, the winter activity fee is being reduced from $30 to $5. Students will need a current sports physical to participate in the winter season; please make an appointment with your physician or visit one of our SPPS Health Start Clinics.


Middle School Winter I Intramural Sports Start Dates:

Girls Basketball | Monday, November 22, 2021

Wrestling | Monday, November 22, 2021

Boys Basketball | Monday, January 24, 2022 - Sign-ups will be out in January


Athletics has received approval from senior leadership to allow 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to try out on a winter high school sports team, all levels (boys basketball, girls basketball, and wrestling). REMINDER: Students in the 7th and 8th grade are already able to tryout on a high school team for all sports not offered at the middle school level. PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION | Middle School Participation in High School Sports. If you have questions after reading the info/guidelines, please let me know.


Thank you for your understanding. We are looking forward to a different, but fun, winter season.


Terry Seeman

Athletic Director

Ramsey Middle School

Terry.seeman@stpaul.k12.mn.us

Flipside

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

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

Classroom Updates

6th grade MN Studies

Many students turned in amazing iMovies for the Becoming Minnesotan project. Students either interviewed a family member about their family's immigration/migration story or they researched an immigrant group that has made Minnesota home. Although I had asked many more students to share their iMovies, these students were the only ones to agree to share their iMovies with all of you. Enjoy! Click Here

Highlights from the Fall Band Sampler Concert

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Updates

You are part of Ramsey PTO

Join us in our Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ramseymiddleschool

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!

https://forms.gle/LFPzGvhUx8dUqN4h7


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


The November PTO meeting is Canceled. Our next meeting will be in January.


Have a great end of the year and we look forward to seeing you at our first meeting of 2022

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