Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 20

Dates to Remember:

January 18- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21- Virtual PTO Meeting- 6:00pm- 7:30pm

January 27- International Day of Commemoration

January 28- Virtual Open House- 5:30-7:00pm

January 29- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Professional Day

February 1- Quarter 3 begins

National Freedom Day

Black History Month

February 12- Lunar New Year

February 15- NO SCHOOL- Holiday

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2nd Quarter Ends on January 28th!

That's right, we only have two weeks left in the quarter! Families, please encourage your student(s) to finish strong!

Students, here are some reminders as we approach January 28th:

- Check your grades

- Turn in missing work

- Connect with teachers during office hours

Join Us on Thursday for the January PTO meeting!

Thursday, January 21, 2021


Join the Ramsey PTO as we discuss Puberty for Parents: giving you the information, tools and confidence you need to create meaningful discussion with your kids.

Join us on Zoom using the following information:

Meeting ID: 85740469934 Password: 780038

or click the button link below.

School Counseling Updates:

Please welcome School Counseling Interns Megan Duncan and Sara Lindsay. Both Megan and Sara will work alongside the Ramsey School Counselors, Ms. Woodruff and Mr. Nigatu, to gain experience as they prepare to become career school counselors.

We're Here to Help

Families, are you in need of additional support for your student? Do you have concerns about your students well-being during Distance Learning 2.0? Reach out to us, we would like to connect and help navigate these times with you and your family.

IB Update:

As an IB World School, we are trying to promote international-mindedness in our students. Teachers and students are encouraged to discuss events not only from a local and national perspective, but also to consider how other countries' news coverage of events in our country might differ from US media coverage. As we approach inauguration day this week, we encourage you to help your student look at media sources from around the world to broaden their perspective.

AVID Announcement:

Ramsey's AVID students are invited to join a "Career Day" event at a local law firm featuring a free lunch and guest speakers in the legal field!

This will take place virtually on Friday, January 22 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Students who register and attend will get a $10 Chipotle gift card provided by the firm.

We will hear from a firm attorney, paralegal, accounting manager, and video producer; we will also have an opportunity to ask questions. This is an optional opportunity for students in the AVID Elective.

Registration is required and spots may fill up! If you are interested in attending, please email Ms. Hart at melissa.hart@stpaul.k12.mn.us and she will send the BestPrep invitation/registration link to your email.

Classroom Updates:

Mr. B's ELA:

week 18 review

Science 8 - Mr. Kowalski:

Hello Families,

All missing and incomplete work is due by Monday, January 25, 2021.

No work will be accepted after that date. Students will have to take the chapter 2 test by Thursday, January 28 (the end of the quarter).

Thank You!

Mr. K

Ramsey Resiliency:

โ€œWalk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.โ€

โ€“Thich Nhat Hanh

It seems I am seeing more people outside, engaging in activities, some new and some old. We can all use fresh air and an opportunity to clear the cobwebs, right?!

Meditative walking is not a new idea, but honing it as a skill might be!

Tips: Find a location where you can peacefully walk back and forth for 10-15 paces, indoor or out, with out interruption. Walk, then pause and breath. Repeat. Do it again, this time focusing your attention on something that takes you out of your head- your breathing, your legs moving, birds chirping. Do it as long as you like. It's ok if your mind wanders- just come back to your focus. After your walk reflect on what you noticed, sensations, thoughts, feelings.

What would happen if you did this more than once a week?

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

RMS 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

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!

Please complete the required iUpdate for 20-21


Click here to complete the free/reduced lunch application for 20-21


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