Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 8

Dates to Remember:

October 28-29: Eid Milad un-Nabi and Mawlid Al-Nabi

October 31-Nov. 2: Day of the Dead- Dia de Muertos

November 3: Election Day

November 10: End of Q1

November 12: PTO Meeting: 6-7:30pm

November 19: Annual Title 1 Meeting- 5:30-6:30pm

November 20: NO SCHOOL- Professional Day for Teachers

November 26-27: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

French Elective Classes Update:

Exploring World Language 6, Exploring World Language, French 1A and French 1B will continue to provide French asynchronous instruction in Schoology and synchronous classes will be supported by the guest teacher Walker Currie, beginning Monday, October 26 through November 13.
Fall Conference Family Feedback (click here)

Please take a moment to complete this short survey.

The staff and administration at Ramsey Middle School would like your feedback on fall virtual conferences. We appreciate you taking the time to provide this information. Thank you!

School Nurse Update:

A friendly reminder to get your Flu Shot this fall! Also, don't forget that there are important immunizations (Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines) that are required in 7th grade! See document for clinics in St.Paul. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at maureen.hart-horan@spps.org or call 651-204-3775
Health Start for Students

Telehealth and in-person care available for all youth ages 11+

Ramsey Family Resiliency:

Traits of Resilient Families (I see this daily in Ramsey Families!)

Shows a "Can-Do" attitude Cultivates hope

Sees opportunity in adversity

Gives mutual support

Nurturing and empathetic

Open to change

Provides dependability with the family

Open and tolerant communication

Shares emotions Has a spirit of problem-solving and resourcefulness

Ramsey Resiliency:

Where To Go for Thanksgiving Meals, Events, Service Opportunities https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/hennepin-_ramsey-_anoka-_dakot.html

Thanksgiving is being recognized on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Saint Paul Public Schools will be closed Nov. 24-25. It is common for local organizations to serve free or low costs holiday meals on Thanksgiving.

Union Gospel Mission: Throughout the year the Union Gospel Mission serves a hearty meal for people in need. This year its annual Thanksgiving dinner is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upstairs chapel of the Men’s campus (435 University Ave. E., St. Paul). Please check Union Gospel Mission’s website - www.ugmtc.org for more information.

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army will be cooking up turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and other food. Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harbor Light, located at 1010 Currie Ave., Minneapolis.

Loaves and Fishes: Several sites will serve dinner on the holiday. Call 612-377-9810 for more information.

Dorothy Day (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) - 183 Old Sixth St., St. Paul Gethsemane (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.) - 2410 Stillwater Rd E., St. Paul https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/WestStPaul/programs-and-services/

As of Wednesday, 10/21/20, over 800 boxes of food were available for families at New Hope Baptist Church 712 Bradley Street St. Paul, MN 55130

Need a little extra help with Distance Learning 2.0?

RMSHelp Begins Monday, October 26th

Do you have questions about your daily schedule? Homework? Need help with your email? Pop into RMSHELP and get your questions answered.

Student Support is available on Google Meet using code RMSHELP:






Tuesday and Thursday

1:10pm- 1:30pm

Attention 6th Grade Families:

Please click the link below to view 6th grade staff contact information and office hours times:


Music at Ramsey Update:

Hello all! Please look into these important updates if your scholar is in a Band or Orchestra: We are finally playing music in Band and Orchestra [insert sigh of relief here]! Attempts have been made to get an instrument in the hands of every scholar. Few students still need them - if your scholar still needs to rent a free instrument from Ramsey, please contact me at grey.tison@stpaul.k12.mn.us. Additional information on how and when you can obtain a free SPPS rental instrument will be included in my response to you, including information on how you can donate to keep our music supplies well-funded. I'm looking forward to hearing from you! Please let me know how I can help and maintain your scholar's grade and instrument by contacting me here: grey.tison@stpaul.k12.mn.us Thank you, Grey Tison

Ms. Skaja's Spooky October Update:

Click here to participate in some fall math fun with Ms. Skaja:

Ms. Payia-Yang Conference Sign-Up

Families in Ms. Payia-Yangs foundations class that have not yet scheduled or attended fall conferences please click here to schedule your conference.

Debate Team:

The Ramsey Debate team is excited to kick off our third season as part of the MN Urban Debate League! The team began practicing this past Thursday virtually as a part of the Flipside program at Ramsey. The debate league will compete virtually for the 2020-21 school year, and competitions will begin in January. All teams in the league will engage in Policy debates and will argue both the affirmative and negative for the following plan: "The United States federal government should pass a law banning all non-tactical police from carrying or using firearms while policing." All experience levels are welcome! If you are interested in learning more about the debate team, email Ms. Hart at melissa.hart@spps.org ... it's going to be a great season!

Ramsey Food Pantry

Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)

If your family is in need:

Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5

If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.

If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.

If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org

Food Pantry Information

Click here for Ramsey Food Pantry Information

Comcast provides basic wireless Internet called Internet Essentials, and it is free through December. The district will provide a Hotspot, but if you are finding that isn't enough data or you are unable to wait for a ticket to be completed, contact Comcast to apply https://www.internetessentials.com/. If Comcast does not extend the free price after December, you'd have the option to quit when it is no longer free or pay the $9.95/month + tax.

Coats for Kids!

The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.

Families can register with their local Salvation Army:


Campus Parent:

Having issues logging onto Campus Parent? Please contact the school at 651-293-8860 or email sandy.pothen@spps.org to recover usernames and passwords.

Parents and guardians will:

  • Complete all, annually-required school and district forms including the Technology Use Agreement (for student iPad use), field trip and media permission forms.
  • Add or change primary and/or alternative addresses to ensure accurate school-bus transportation to and from home and/or childcare addresses. Click the button below to complete the iUpdate.

Every SPPS family should complete an application for Education Benefits/Free or Reduced Price Meals. Not only does this help us identify families in need of assistance, it also allows the District to receive federal dollars for classroom programming.

A new form must be completed each school year. Additionally, families who have completed an application and have experienced a change in household income or size are encouraged to complete a new application. Click the button below to complete the application.

RMS Feedback

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Ramsey Homepage

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