Transition Plus December 2nd
A simple hello could lead to a million things.
Trouble Viewing your Memo?
If you are having trouble with a link - make sure you are using your MPS Google Account
This year, the follow participating federations represent nearly 500 individual non-profits: • Achieve Minneapolis • Community Health Charities Minnesota • Community Shares of Minnesota • Greater Twin Cities United Way • Minnesota Environmental Fund • Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless • Phillips Eye Institute Foundation • People Serving People • United Negro College Fund
To make your contribution please visit https://www.ipledgeonline.org/_mps.
You can also get paper pledge forms from Melissa
For Student Parents:
· 6th annual Winter Warmth event hosted by Hawthorne Neighborhood Council & partners
· Farview Park Recreation Center- 621 N. 29th Avenue Minneapolis 55411
· December 7th at 3pm (no end time listed)- first come, first served
· Children must be present
· Coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens available
· More info here: http://www.hawthorneneighborhoodcouncil.org/2019/10/winter-warmth-3/
Staff incident reports can be reported two ways. You can send an email with the following info; student name, staff support, detailed description of incident, time, contact with family? Add anything else that you think would be beneficial for us to know or print this form and place in Bryan’s mailbox or give to him directly.
Learn more about services for young people with autism
On December 2nd, there’s an informational meeting about DHS services for people with autism 21 or younger. You can attend in person, by phone, or online. I thought this might be something that we or parents or students might be interested in, especially considering how labyrinthine the county system can be. -Ben Storlie
The 5E Survey is now open!
The 5E survey is a comprehensive diagnostic tool based on more than 20 years of research. The 5E assesses school’s strengths and weaknesses in 5 key areas: effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environment, and ambitious instruction. Schools use this information for planning, reflection, and continuous improvement, and MPS uses this information for accountability purposes and principal evaluation. The survey is electronically administered to students in grades 5-12 , and all school staff on teacher contracts must complete this assessment.
Below is the link for the students to submit their feedback.
Students will need to enter their student ID and birth date to take the survey. The survey window is open from November 20th-December 20th.
Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/minneapolis/survey/student/
As we move into Second Semester, we are looking at the schedule and making a few changes based on student need and equitable workloads for our teachers. If any changes are being considered for any of your classes, the scheduling team will connect with you within the next two weeks. We hope to have the schedule finalized by Friday, December 6th, so that you have enough time to prepare not only for your own classes, but for planful scheduling of your students as well. If you have any scheduling requests or considerations, please speak with Rachel Prince before December 6th.
Work Based Learning
Hi Transition Plus! We have openings in the Scan Lab on Mondays/Wednesdays, 2nd and 5th hour. If you have a student who needs work experience, this is a great opportunity to get it in school. In Scan Lab, students digitize documents, photos, slides, and other media, as well as learn file management and do some minor adjustments to photos.
If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Ben Rodriguez at Benjamin.Rodriguez@mpls.k12.mn.us.
Teachers, when entering an absence on AESOP, be sure to change the start time. For 1.0 onsite teachers, your time is 8:30-4:30. We do not want reserves arriving at 8:00.
Lost prep reporting, only when covering for a teacher whose AESOP request was not filled, has changed. For now, you will no longer need to enter on ESS. This could change back at a later notice. For now, Traci will be entering your lost prep on a spreadsheet that she will to submit to payroll.
PAYROLL REMINDER! ESP Staff should enter their time for the week of Thanksgiving as seen below:
11/25 - Regular Hours - 6
11/26 - Regular Hours - 6
11/27 - Vacation Hours - 6 or 0 - You may not use sick or personal time
11/28 - Holiday - 6
11/29 - Holiday - 6
The third floor bathrooms have been changed. The unisex bathrooms are only for staff.
If students need a non-gender bathroom they will need to access on floor 1 or 2.
Thank you for supporting us in keeping all students safe.
Coming Up at TPlus
Tuesday--------------- Team 1 Mtg----------- 8:30-9:30
Wednesday---------- Picture Retake Day
Thursday-------------- Teams 2/3 Mtg----- 8:30-9:30
Friday------------------- PSWE-------------------- 8:30-9:30
Third Friday of the Month-------Newsletter Submissions for Families