The Weekly Ramsey Update

Upcoming events

Sept. 12th - First day of fall sports

Sept. 16th - Back to school dance, 12:30-2

Sept. 22nd -SCIT (School Climate Improvement Team) from 5-6

Sept. 22nd - PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) from 6:30-8

Sept. 27th - Picture Day!!

Sept. 29th - Family iPad Orientation Night, 6-7:30

MYP update of the week

My name is Elisabeth Fontana and I will be the half-time MYP coordinator for Ramsey this year. I will be in charge of supporting staff as we continue to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) schoolwide to provide all students with a holistic, inquiry-based education that helps create engaged global citizens. At the center of the IB is the Learner Profile, which are ten attributes that we would like all our learners to strive to be. The learner profiles are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. You can read more about the learner profiles by clicking here.

This week, students and staff have been focused on being communicators. Teachers and staff have been communicating school and classroom expectations. Students have been communicating so that teachers can get to know their interests and learning styles and students can learn new things about their classmates.

This week at Ramsey

In Ms. Fontana's ELA Workshop 7, we have been getting to know one another by playing community building games. Students have also started sharing five small objects, pictures, etc. that they are bringing so that we can learn new things about each other. Help your student remember to bring five objects on Monday if he/she didn't present on Friday.

Mr. Fell is conducting a tool drive to equip the new Fab Lab / Maker Space for Ramsey. We are looking for new and used hand and power tools, so clean out your basements and garages of anything workable that's gathering dust or donate a new item! Screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wrenches and clamps (there never seems to be enough clamps) drills and saws; we'll take it all. Just drop your items off in the office or Mr. Fell's room (3110) and it will be eagerly used and greatly appreciated.

Ms. Ludwig's math classes learned how to play Yahtzee on Friday! Many board, card and dice games build number sense, strategy and decision making skills. Find time to play Yahtzee or other games at home!

The French immersion had a great start!!! Six graders are comfortable with the transition to Ramsey, thanks mainly to the help of our 8th grader immersion and WEB. Seven graders are working on learning profile posters to support our French community.

Mr. Bailey's 7th grade ELA students got to know each other by playing the Magic Beach Ball Letter Game and a few rounds of Human Etch a Sketch. 8th Grade ELA students faced the Marshmallow Challenge together Both 7th and 8th grade ELA classes should start brining in notebooks next week.

An invitation from our PTO

For all parents who are interested in being more involved at Ramsey, please see the PTO flyer here! Hope to see you there!

Important Notices

Remember to fill out the Nutrition Service free and reduced applications you can find them on line Nutrition Service Web Site!

National Junior Honor Society is hosting a Family Volunteer Night on November 29th. More information will be coming out later in the fall. If you would like to receive email updates about the Family Volunteer Night please fill out the following form

Right now we are asking for donations of denim jeans and clothing to support the Sole Hope project occurring that night. Drop them off in the office or send them to school with your student. Contact Ms. Ludwig or Mr. Haugen for more information or if you would like to assist with planning the event.

Please bring in the BoxTops for education. We have a bin in the office to collect them!

We have lots of opportunities to volunteer in the classrooms - please contact Christine Danielson at

Minnesota Statute §121A.30, Pesticide Application at Schools requires that
schools provide annual written notice to parents/guardians and employees
regarding Herbicide, Pesticide, Insecticide & Fertilizer Applications. You can find the report here.

GiveMN is a local nonprofit that hosts fund-raisers for philanthropic giving on behalf of organizations and individuals across the state. Ramsey Middle School has a GiveMN account and is easily accessed on our website: - look for the "donate" button in the upper right hand corner of our website. While our PTO does a variety of fundraising for Ramsey student activities, this is an easy place to give to the school programming and student activities. Please check it out and let us know if you have any questions!

We at Ramsey have partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings on Snelling for the athletic department! The first Wednesday of every month will be Ramsey night and a part of the proceeds from each bill will be donated to Ramsey's athletic department. You do have to mention that you are there for Ramsey Middle School family night. All purchases (including adult beverages) go works towards the Ramsey donations!

Each year the state of Minnesota sends school test scores out to be shared with parents and guardians.You can find the letter here to see more information regarding our MMR scores.

Ramsey Show 09-09-16