Woodcrest Spanish Immersion

October 21, 2020 Newsletter

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Del Escritorio del Sr. Franke

Greetings Woodcrest Families,

It has been exciting to see your children back in our classrooms. Popping into both the Modified Campus and Extended Flexible Learning classes has been fun.

During Fall Break, teachers spent a significant amount of time reviewing and refining their trimester learning plans for their classes. This entailed a lot of creative thinking and collaborative work. We look forward to your children enjoying the learning design created for them. In addition to the work on learning design, teachers also began hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences. What we learn about your children during the Parent/teacher Conferences is priceless. The partnership between classroom teacher and parent is critical in this endeavour. I am thankful for your support and partnership.

As many of you know, over the fall break, COVID-19 case rates in Anoka County continued to rise. We receive updates from the Minnesota Department of Health weekly and continue to monitor the numbers and trends and align to the state’s learning plan guidance. Our goal is to keep our school buildings open for learning, and we ask that our entire community continue to follow public health guidance to help control the spread of the virus in our communities.

Over the next few weeks there are a number of things I would like each of you to be aware of:

  • October 28: Applications for free and reduced-price meals are due. See more information below and please take time to submit an application, even if you do not believe you will qualify. Applications must be completed each year. The funding support much more than meals, so please take time to complete the application if you haven’t done so already.

  • Nov. 3: Reminder - If your student would normally be coming to school on Tuesday, November 3, make plans for your student to learn from home. It is Election Day, and our school building is used as an election polling place. Given the potential for large crowds and other activity surrounding the election, we will all learn from home Nov. 3 and prioritize health and safety. If you have questions, please reach out.

  • Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving - No school.

  • Dec 4: End of Trimester 1.

Thank you for your continued partnership and excitement during this school year.

Wishing you warmth and safety as the first flakes have joined us,

John Franke

Interim Principal

The sights and sounds of Spring Lake Park Schools in 2020

In a normal year, families have opportunities to visit school. In a normal year, they can see firsthand what their student's day is like. Unfortunately, this isn't a normal year. That's why we've brought some of the sights and sounds from the first few weeks of this school year to you.

The sights and sounds of Spring Lake Park Schools in 2020
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Apply now: Free or reduced-price meal benefits provide much more than food

The deadline to apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits is approaching on October 28, 2020. Please take a few minutes to complete and submit the application - even if you don't think you will qualify. It's about much more than meals.

You could be eligible for:

  1. Reduced fares on Metro Transit through the Transit Assistance Program. Anyone in a household with a student receiving Free or Reduced Lunch is eligible to receive this reduced fare.
  2. Reduced fees for athletics and activities
  3. Reduced fees for in-home internet access

A new application must be completed each school year. Families who have not applied for these benefits should apply right away.

Questions? Contact the Nutrition Services Department at 763-600-5041.

COVID-19 Community Testing Locations

There are several ways – including many that are free – to get tested for COVID-19. You may attend a Minnesota Department of Health community testing event, or use the MDH look-up tool (filter it by county and/or city) to find a testing location near you. For more information, please view our website.

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Students actively engaged in Laura Blasena's 4th grade class, working collaboratively with their teacher and fellow peers to review each other's poetry projects.
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Hello families! Attached you will find our Meeting Calendar for the 2020-2021 year. We meet about monthly on Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. online. You will also find out information on how to join our online community through Konstella. On this site, you can sign up for committees, get calendar reminders and join our email list.

Today we kick off our annual FUNdraiser to support enrichments for our students, staff, and community. Instead of our usual fun run, we will be having an all-school Dance-A-Thon to join together for a moment, no matter where we are for school.

Please read the attachment for all details and sign up for your individual fundraising site.


We hope you will join us for our meeting tonight via zoom.


Meeting ID: 767 9988 6422
Passcode: PTO2021

Any questions can be sent to WCSIPTO@gmail.com

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  • October 28: Applications for free and reduced-price meals are due

  • November 3: Learn from home day

  • November 11: Picture Day for EFL students

  • November 26-27: Thanksgiving - No school

  • December 4: End of Trimester 1

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Community Education has a number of youth and adult programs available now for registration. Visit the website to view availability and details or call Community Education at 763-600-5050.

Take-Home Art Activities

For youth, take-home art activities are available for pick-up on Wednesdays and will keep your child's mind active and creative! Craft offerings include build a birdhouse kit, ceramic bird ornaments, confetti bowl kit, fall wind chimes, science at home, sun catcher, wooden treasure box and ceramic leaf bowls. Check the website often as more take-home activities will be added throughout the year.

Instant Pot Cook-Alongs

For adults, participate in a virtual cook-along class with a trained instructor to make delicious meals from your home! Menu offerings include BBQ sandwiches, chicken marsala and curry, copycat White Castle sliders and a holiday themed dish.

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To translate this newsletter information to another language, please click anywhere on the newsletter to open it in a web browser and at the top of the page, select your language from the dropdown menu.

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