The AGAPE Times

a newsletter for students and families - 22/23 Vol 3

MEA BREAK is October 20th and 21st! NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

The AGAPE HS side of the building will be closed on Thursday, October 20th and Friday the 21st. Head Start childcare will be OPEN on Thursday, October 20th all day and they will be open for a half day in the morning only on Friday, October 21st. Please check with your child's teacher for details and remember to use the childcare door (Door 6 in the gated playground area) to enter or exit childcare.

Other Important Dates Coming up in October and November!

  • MEA Break NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - 10/20 & 10/21
  • AGAPE/Head Start Fall Festival parade - 10/31 PARADE STARTS AT 9am SHARP!!!
  • Election Day (Digital Learning Day in SPPS learning is ONLINE ONLY) - 11/8
  • Quarter 1 Ends - 11/11
  • Quarter 2 Begins - 11/14
  • AGAPE Picture Day - 11/17 (Students get picture school IDs!)
  • Staff Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS) - 11/18
  • Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL - ALL SPPS BUILDINGS CLOSED) - 11/24 & 11/25
Covid/ Flu Vaccine Information

Everyone over the age of 5 is currently eligible for a vaccine! Click here to view SPPS Covid/Flu vaccine resources or talk to Nurse Amy or the Health Start clinic staff!

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We need your help and ideas! Cargill Grant funds

In August 2022, the Cargill Foundation awarded Saint Paul Public Schools $710,000 in funds to disperse across the district. Each school has been provided at least $10,000 to support teachers and students over the 2022-2023 school year as directed by the school principal. Per the Cargill Foundation, funds should support projects or activities that “spark joy” in the school community. There are a few guidelines that are set, however and they are:


Examples of activities this grant may be used for include but are not limited to the following: ● Student and/or staff appreciation events ● Classroom supplies ● Teacher-directed special projects ● Field trips ● Substitute teachers to cover field trips


Examples of activities this grant may not be used for include: ● Religious purposes ● Lobbying or political purposes ● Sporting events and athletic programs or groups ● Disease related causes or research ● Individuals or individual needs ● Travel ● Advertising, publications, films or television production or programming ● Sponsorship, fundraising, special events


We need your help and your ideas about what AGAPE should spend this gift on! This is open to families, students and staff!

Click here to submit your ideas via a GoogleForm or speak with Mrs. Weir!

Happy (belated) birthday to our September and October student birthdays!!

Did you know..... October is College Knowledge Month?!

Make an appointment with Ms. Sparkman today (scan the barcode at the front desk to make an appointment in Calendly)!

Career Connect Day at the RiverCentre was a blast! 16 students from AGAPE attended with Ms. Sparkman, Mr. Iliff and Mr. Cortes - a few pics below!!

SPPS Family Calendar 2022/2023

Translated calendars can be found at www.spps.org/calendar

AGAPE Title I Corner

AGAPE 22/23 SCIP

SCIP stands for School Comprehensive Improvement Plan. Please review this document! We will be looking at this document periodically throughout the school year to track our progress!

AGAPE 22/23 Family Engagement Plan

Parents/Guardians/Students/Friends, please review this document! We will be reviewing this document again in June 2023 to make changes, but please provide your input, thoughts and ideas today!

AGAPE 22/23 Family School Compact

Please review this document as well! We will be reviewing the Compact and looking for input and ideas later this year!

AGAPE Title I Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 1-2pm

This is an online event.

Please note that this meeting will take place on 11/8, which is a Digital Learning Day for SPPS! This meeting will be held virtually, so please log in using the below info!


AGAPE Title I meeting

Tuesday, November 8 · 1:00 – 2:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/uso-rbwp-vfr

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 440-482-0659‬ PIN: ‪453 764 237‬#

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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