Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 10

Dates to Remember:

November 12: PTO Meeting: 6-7:30pm

November 13: End of Q1

November 16: Q2 Begins

November 20: NO SCHOOL- Professional Day for Teachers

November 26-27: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

iUpdate- Click Here

Attention ALL Ramsey Families. Click the button above to complete the iUpdate.

Parents and guardians in primary households should complete the 2020-2021 Back-to-School​ iUpdate.

Parents and guardians will:

  • Complete all, annually-required school and district forms including the Technology Use Agreement (for student iPad use), field trip and media permission forms.
  • Add or change primary and/or alternative addresses to ensure accurate school-bus transportation to and from home and/or childcare addresses.
  • Slideshow of the steps in iUpdate.

Campus Parent:

Having issues logging onto Campus Parent? Please contact the school at 651-293-8860 or email sandy.pothen@spps.org to recover usernames and passwords.

Every SPPS family should complete an application for Education Benefits/Free or Reduced Price Meals. Not only does this help us identify families in need of assistance, it also allows the District to receive federal dollars for classroom programming.

A new form must be completed each school year. Additionally, families who have completed an application and have experienced a change in household income or size are encouraged to complete a new application. Click the button below to complete the application.

Ramsey Middle School Annual Title 1 Meeting Part I

Please view part 2 of our 3 part Title 1 series.

Did you miss part 1? View part 1 below.

Have questions or comments? Please leave questions/comments below.

Title 1: Part 1

Click above to view part 1 of Title 1 presentation.

Title 1 Questions/Comments

Click the button above to submit questions and/or comments regarding Title 1.

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IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Update:

Friday, November 13 is World Kindness Day, which has a goal of helping "everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations." In what has been an especially challenging year, it is more important than ever to find ways to be kind to one another and to the world. Brainstorm some ideas with your student about how they can participate in this worldwide movement.

Ramsey Resiliency:

What are the strengths that enable families to face daily challenges and crises? Children and adults who learn the values and skills of resiliency, cope with stress, manage relationships, and contribute to others’ lives more consistently than those without such strengths. A variety of individual and family strengths are reported by those who research and work with families. Traits of strong families (In whatever family you call home, traditional and non-traditional, small and large)(Part 1) :

Commitment: Working toward shared family goals through self-sacrifice, persistence, and loyalty; cultivating an environment of trust and dependability. Connectedness: Receiving support from and contributing to extended family, neighborhood, and community, resulting in a sense of belongingness as well as accountability to others. Schools are families too! Coherence: Acting with self-confidence and self-reliance, translating optimism into making a difference in improving themselves and their world. Cohesion: Maintaining family identity and togetherness, balancing family priorities with support for member esteem and achievement, producing strong family bonds and freedom for individual self-expression.

PTO Update:

You are invited to join us Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 pm for the November PTO meeting. The agenda includes:

  • Parent "Happy Hour" where we will breakout into grade level discussion rooms
  • Give to the MAX Update
  • Principal Vibar's Update
  • and more...

Click Here to Join Via Zoom Nov. 12 at 6:00 pm or copy and paste the link below:


Technology Support:

If you need support for your iPad during Distance Learning, iPad teacher Mrs. Hagen is available each day 1:30-2:00 at RMShage in Meet. You can also email cara.hagen@spps.org or call/text 612-568-2358 for help during school hours. Glad to help!


Do you have questions about your daily schedule? Homework? Need help with your email? Pop into RMSHELP and get your questions answered.

Student Support is available on Google Meet using code RMSHELP:






Tuesday and Thursday

1:10pm- 1:30pm

Classroom Updates:

Mr. B's ELA 7 Update:

Please view the week in review video below.
Week 9 Review 7th

IB-MYP Design Class Update:

Students in Design class should be finishing up the last part of their summative assessment, where they are evaluating how well they did on planning a detailed, clear travel itinerary for their clients that met all the requirements. Check in with your student and have them show you the exciting trip they planned! All late work is due on Friday, at the end of quarter 1.

An update in Pre-Algebra with Ms. Skaja:

Click the link below to view PDF.

Ramsey Food Pantry:

Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)

If your family is in need:

Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5

If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.

If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.

If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org

Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.

Families can register with their local Salvation Army:

Comcast provides basic wireless Internet called Internet Essentials, and it is free through December. The district will provide a Hotspot, but if you are finding that isn't enough data or you are unable to wait for a ticket to be completed, contact Comcast to apply https://www.internetessentials.com/. If Comcast does not extend the free price after December, you'd have the option to quit when it is no longer free or pay the $9.95/month + tax.
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