Roadrunner Review Family Newsletter
November 6, 2023 ~ Edition #5
Welcome Back All Students - November 27, 2023
Morning Drop Off ~ Building Independent Learners
At this time of the school year, we request families to say "goodbye" to their children at the front doors. Teachers and staff have a lot on their plate at the beginning of the day, since students eat in the classrooms. Saying "goodbye" to your child at the front door will help build independent learners. Most students now know their way around the school and we have plenty of grownups in the building to help those that might be sad or need extra support. We promise, your child will get to class and not get lost. Thank you for your help and understanding.
Mrs Buhl's Interesting Read - Learning Activities for Families
24 At-Home Learning Activities to Share with Parents of Young Children - Brookes Blog
We originally published this post near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some things have changed since then, the activities in this post are still great skill-builders for young children! As schools close due to COVID-19 concerns and new guidelines on social distancing take effect, many parents are home with their young children-and looking [...]
The Holidays are creeping in and food/gifts are expensive. If your faily needs support, here are some available options within Ramsey County.
- North St. Paul The Toy Shelf, Inc. (Serving Zip Codes: 55109 (Maplewood, North St. Paul, Little Canada, and Vadnais Heights), 55128 (Oakdale, Landfall, and Pine Springs), or 55119 (part of St. Paul, and Maplewood) For more info: Norma Worm at 651-308-9961 or Dawn Peterson at 651-325-7169
- The Toy Shelf is located at 2266 2nd St. N. in North St. Paul, They are located in the same building as the North St. Paul Food Shelf. They are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Franciscan Brothers of Peace
- 1289 Lafond Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota
Telephone – 651-646-8586
- Toys for Tots (Various Counties): https://minneapolis-mn.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3.
- Thanksgiving Baskets: Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. SIGN UP NOW!! qgiv.com
WINTER GEAR HELP!!
Winter has officially arrived her in MN!
Please send your child to school with clothing appropriate for 30 minutes of outdoor recess (i.e. winter coat, snow pants, hats, gloves, and snow boots). We have an extremely limited supply of these items here available for students, or donations of hats and gloves that do not tolerate getting wet so well.
If you are in need of Winter Gear, here are some community resources:
Joseph's Coat: Call 651-291-2472 to schedule a shopping appointment for a Monday or Wednesday 9am-3pm.
Together for Good: Call 651-440-4058 to schedule a shopping appointment.
Salvation Army: Call East Side Salvation Army (651-776-8169) or West 7th Salvation Army (651-224-4316) to see if they still have coats available.
If you are still in need of support, please contact Julie Porath, School Social Worker, at 651-744-3531
SPPS COLD WEATHER GUIDELINES
Saint Paul Public Schools uses the National Weather Service (NWS) wind chill chart to determine whether recess will be held outside. Wind chill is the temperature it feels like on your skin when the wind is blowing. The stronger the wind, the colder it feels.
Schools will keep students inside if the wind chill is expected to be colder than -10 degrees below zero. Regardless of the wind chill, students who do not have the appropriate winter clothing will not be able to participate in outdoor recess.
As you can see in the chart below, if the temperature is 10 degrees above zero with winds of 15 miles per hour, the wind chill would be -7 degrees. This would allow recess to continue outside safely. However, if the temperature is 0 degrees with a 5 mph wind, the wind chill would be -11 degrees, requiring recess to be held indoors.
2024 PreK-12 School Choice Fair
We are looking for 3-4 Parents/Guardians to join us at the School Choice Fair. You could do this in 1-2 hour shifts. If you are interested in joining us to talk to other prospective families at the School Choice Fair, we would love to have you there! Please contact Tracy Buhl or Patrick Thuente if you are interested in doing this with us. Thank you! 651-767-8540
The 2024 PreK-12 School Choice Fair will be held on:
Saturday, December 9, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saint Paul RiverCentre - 175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
School Continuous Improvement Plan (SCIP)
Crossroads is focused on raising the academic achievement scores for each student. Building academic and behavioral foundational skills is our primary area of focus as outlined in our Science School Continuous Improvement Plan (SCIP) found here https://bit.ly/SCIPFV and Montessori School Continuous Improvement Plan (SCIP) found hereMontessori Family-Friendly SCIP.
Bus Safety Meetings
We have had three bus safety meetings in the past two weeks and plan to have two more meetings this week. Students gather with others riding their afternoon bus to practice loading and finding their assigned seats. We also review safe bus riding expectations - such as staying seated, keeping the aisle clear, and using quiet voices. Students then load the bus together. Please continue to review these expectations with your students so all riders have calm and quiet trips to and from school.
The Next Family Community Meeting 12/13/2023
School/Family Community Meeting
This meeting will be online only. See meeting ID below.
PIN: 345 267 713#
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023, 06:30 PM
Volunteers, Please Complete Form!
All school documents can be can be translated or interpreters made available upon request. Please contact the school office for support at 651-767-8540.
Todos los documentos pueden ser traducidos o interpretados oralmente si usted lo solicita 651-767-8540.
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