Transition Plus November 4th

Act as if what you do makes a difference; it does

Trouble Viewing your Memo?

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

Pennies for patients

Beginning Monday, November 4th, there will be classes beginning a fundraiser called Pennies for Patients. This is a collaborative effort with the Relationship Class and the Leadership class. There will be a variety of ways that people can donate to this charity. (The donations do not have to be just pennies- any coins and dollars are ok). There will be more information coming in the future.

Chris Diaz and Tom

TPlus Site Council

Do you know of a student, parent or family member that would be interested in joining this group? Site Council meets once a month and helps inform decisions at T Plus from a student/parent/ community perspective.

We also need a staff member to lead this group/ co-facilitate- See Jason if interested.

We encourage students to be a participate as well. We want voices from multiple perspectives on how we continue to improve our practices at Transition Plus.

Our meetings are generally the 3rd Thursday of the month that school is in session.

Project SEARCH openings at Hennepin Healthcare

Students have the opportunity to apply and interview, and potentially join the Project SEARCH group at Hennepin Healthcare this fall. There are 3 open positions.

Applications are available now -email or stop by the work coordinator office to pick up an application. Applications are due Friday, November 8 by 4 pm.

This is a great opportunity for students who are in their final year at Transition Plus. Students who are selected will have the opportunity to participate in at least 2 unpaid internships at Hennepin Healthcare. Upon completion of Project SEARCH, students will receive individualized assistance & support in obtaining a job. Younger students may apply, but students in their final year will be given priority consideration.

Students who are selected can plan on joining Project SEARCH at Hennepin Healthcare in late November/early December 2019.

Join the Paper Route

Hello Staff!

We have students who are working on employment goals. You can help these students by adding your room to the Paper Route! A student will stop by once or twice per week during 6th period to ask if you have any papers that our students can shred. If you don’t have papers, not a problem! The goal of the Paper Route is designed for students to learn employment skills, such as learning a route, following a work routine, building interpersonal skills, and finding pride in a job well done.

If you are interested in helping by joining our paper route, contact Ben Rodriguez at:

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

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Staff Reminders

  • Please let the Traci or Melissa know if you have meetings on the day of the meeting. We can eliminate a phone call that may interrupt your class if we know what time the meeting is at. This would be really helpful to us. Thank you to those who are already doing this.

  • If you know why a student is absent, please let the Melissa or Traci know. Case Managers, Social Workers, SEA's, A.E.'s, Job Coaches. Let's work together to ensure student attendance is correctly recorded when a student is absent.

  • 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.

    Thank you.

Food Service News

Breakfast sandwiches:

Wednesday mornings $2.50

Staff lunch meal deal:

Thursdays $5.50

Bakery Orders:

There’s still plenty of time to get your order in for a special treat! Bring cookies, pumpkin bars, a Bundt cake to that next football party of family event. Yum!

CBI Important Reminders:

  • Be sure to highlight the names of the students that are in attendance in your module.
  • Any questions regarding student participation in a module can be discussed between Case Manager and Module Facilitor Thanks!
  • Send any school bus requests and lesson plans to Colleen ASAP.

Coming Up at TPlus


Tuesday--------------- Team 1 mtg----------------------------------------------------8:30-9:30----- Jake's Room

----------------------------- Building Celebration --------------------------------------3:30 ------------lobby

Wednesday----------Team 3 Mtg-----------------------------------------------------8:30-9:30-----Brad's Room

Thursday-------------- Team 2 mtg-----------------------------------------__-------8:30-9:30-----Adam's Room

Friday------------------- ILT------------------------------------------------------------------8:30-9:30

-----------------------------American Indian Celebration-------------------------1:30 -3:30

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

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