Transition Plus March 2nd

If your dream only includes you, it's too small.

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If you are having trouble viewing your Memo- try using Chrome Browser. Throughout the memo there will be multiple places you can click a link to link you to other documents. It's important to check those out or you will miss information that may be important!

If you are having trouble with a link - make sure you are using your MPS Google Account

School Social Workers Week

This week is School Social Workers Week!

We have 4 Amazing Social Workers that support Transition Plus!

Please let Jeanne, JoAnn, Laura and Rachel know how much you value them this week!


Students and Staff when entering and exiting the building please use Door 6 (entrance facing the parking lot). Staff, your 3 key or swipe badge will open the door. Thanks for your help!

It's time to build the 2020-2021 Master Schedule!

We need a team to help create the master schedule for next year. Please discuss with your teams to elect a representative to help create another year of excellent programming for our current and future students. Please send names of participating individuals to

Rachel P. by Friday , 3/6.

  • A representative from Minneapolis College's Power of You program will be coming to speak with students on Friday, March 6th at 10:00am in Patricia's room, T201. Power of You is a program in which qualifying students can attend supported, tuition-free college at MC for up to 3 years or 72 attempted credits.

    Eligibility criteria includes:

    • Student/family income must not exceed $55,000/year for a family of 2-10

    • Graduation date of June 2020

    • Score above Adult Basic Education level in reading, writing, and math on the Accuplacer (see Rachel for specific score requirements)

    • Agree to commitments of the program

    We have several former TPlus grads participating in POY this year, and I have heard nothing but positive feedback from them on how their year is going thus far. POY is an excellent option for graduating students who are looking for a post-secondary experience, but either did not meet the reading/GPA requirements for PSEO or needed all three years here at TPlus.

    Please encourage interested students to attend the info session and/or reach out to Rachel P. for application steps!

Project Search interns will be visiting Tom Perry's class at 10am on Thursday March 5th. Please sit in if interested.

Project Search Applications are now available in T227 (Work Coordinators office).

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Hello Amazing Staff!

Couple of quick SEL reminders:

Try to incorporate the 3 signature practices in all your lessons. These are:

1. Warm welcome

2. Engaging practices

3. Optimistic close

These are the same practices we use at all our staff meetings.

We should all be working on Relationship Skills in our Advisory groups. SEL activities for this and other areas of SEL are in the Google Drive. Just a note that the table of contents is under constructions. Relationship Skills is in the 4th of 5 sections.

You can access the document here: SEL Activities

Don’t forget to set an intention for the day or week

We need BINGO prizes!!!

You can bring them to the main office. Thanks!

"We are providing the required StepUp training for 20 of our students (50 total T+ applicants) here at Transition Plus.

Those 20 students have received an email that they can satisfy the StepUp training here at school on Tuesday, March 3rd AND Thursday, March 5th. Both days are required from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Small Kitchen.

All other StepUp applicants are assigned to the Saturday, March 7th date at MCTC.

If any student cannot make their assigned training dates, they should call StepUp to reschedule. If one of our "T+ 20 students" cannot attend next week on Tuesday or Thursday, they will be able to call and reschedule for a Saturday session.

Please ask the work coordinators if you have any questions.

Hi Transition Plus!

  • Do you have students who need work experience to put on their resumes?

  • Do you have students who need to improve their employability skills?

  • Do you have a student who enjoys using the computer, scanner, laminator, and copier, as well as performing other clerical duties such as data entry, cutting, binding, hole-punching and more?

Then your student should sign up for The Scan Lab! The Scan Lab is a perfect place for students on Team 1, 2, and 3 to build resumes and employability skills in school!

Scan Lab still has openings for 2nd and 5th hour Monday/Wednesday and 2nd hour Tuesday! Get your student signed up before classes fill up!

If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, please sign them up with Rachel Prince!

Food Service News

Breakfast sandwiches:

Wednesday mornings $2.50

Staff lunch meal deal:

Thursdays $5.50

Bakery Orders:

Whatever your needs- we can bake it!

Look for more healthy snacks in the near future!

Start Thinking Prom!!!

Prom Attire Event details:

When: March 12, 13, 14, 15 & 20

Where: An empty store at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove (The girls will truly feel like they have a traditional prom dress shopping experience!)

Who: Any young woman who’s attending prom is welcome! This is also an LGBTQ+ friendly event.

Students who want to pick out dresses through school MUST SIGN UP WITH COLLEEN or DAPHNE BY FEBRUARY 7. The sign up will be closed after February 7.

Students who want to go on their own, please contact Jeni Asaba at or 646.354.0219. You can also visit the website for more information at

Staff, please do what you can to get the word out to all students. Thank you

Staff Reminders


The preferred substitute list with names and phone numbers has been added to the Licensed Staff Teacher Folder on Google Drive.


Please check out the T-Plus website and let Traci know if there are any changes, updates, etc.

The FOR STAFF password is Tplus4100. The staff handbook, time off request forms, ESS time entry can be found there.


Housekeeping Memo- Please be reminded that the white dishes in the cabinets in the 3rd floor Staff Lounge do not belong to TPlus. There are plates and bowls missing. Some have been located in the TPlus Small Kitchen. Be a good neighbor; if you use it, return it.


Coming Up at TPlus


Tuesday--------------- Licensed Staff Mtg ------------------- 8:30-9:30



Friday------------------- PSWE/SEL -------------------------------- 8:30-9:15

Third Friday of the Month-------Newsletter Submissions for Families

Learning Somali Culture Through Traditional Dance