Week of February 14 - 18, 2022
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Mon., February 14th - NAAPID (National African American Parent Involvement Day)
Mon., February 21st - No School (President's Day)
Hello Ramsey Families,
Ramsey along with many schools across MN is celebrating Black History Month. On Monday, February 14, we are celebrating National African American Parent Involvement Day. Normally our building would be open to families to visit and see student presentations, however, we are not able to do so due to the pandemic. Our students wanted to share some of their learning and projects with you, so please take some time to watch the video linked in this newsletter. We hope you enjoy this and it sparks some conversation with your student regarding Black Americans who have made amazing contributions to society.
Arriving Late and Early Pick-up: Students always need to check into the Main Office if they arrive late or are being picked up early, office staff sign students in and out. Please remind your student to do so, this ensures the safety of all students, we appreciate your support.
Yearbook: Use the link or code to order, last day to order a yearbook is March 25th.
School Buses: School bus drivers are at a shortage again, the district will communicate as soon as they know when routes are delayed/canceled. Please use the MySPPS Bus App (download it on your phone) as a resource, drivers will use the app to keep the schools and families updated with routes.
Please pick-up students on Cambridge Street and Grand Ave.
Contact the Flipside Coordinator, Teanna Rouillard (email@example.com), with any questions or concerns.
Central Showcase - Feb. 16th
Saturday, February 12 - Tournament Canceled: We regret to inform you that we have had to cancel our participation for the tournament scheduled this Saturday, February 12. We will reschedule our Saturday tournament for Saturday, March 19 and apologize for this inconvenience!
Next Tournament - We will compete virtually on Thursday, February 17 at 4:00 pm. Please reach out to Ms. Hart or Ms. Bannon if you have any questions!
Debate T-shirts are on their way! T-shirts will be available for pickup in Ms. Hart or Ms. Bannon's room beginning on February 11.
Want to Volunteer?
We have a new volunteering opportunity at Ramsey! Beginning February 7th, the afterschool program (Flipside) will host a "Homework Help" class. The session will be led by a Math Corps team member, but it would be great to have one or two extra adults in the room to help kids out!
"Homework Help" will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 - 5 PM. f you are interested or want more information, you can reach out to Ramsey's Flipside Coordinator, Teanna, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is very flexible! Can you only commit to Mondays? Can you only commit to Mondays in March? Or even just one Monday or Wednesday here or there? We can probably make that work. Just ask Teanna!
**Please note that volunteers will be required to pass a background check (the Ramsey PTO gladly covers the cost of this), as well as certifying with the district that they are either vaccianated against COVID or testing weekly for possible infection. Masks are required inside Ramsey.
8th Grade Grading Update
Mental Health & Well-Being Resources
- The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
- Fourteen Talks by age Fourteen by Michelle Icard
- Ramsey County Mental Health Collaborative:
Health Office Message
Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?
If you or your child are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please keep your child home from school. Then, Go to the SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System Website: https://commedspps.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9G0WvcJlWfuqwlL & follow the instructions there, then Call the Ramsey Attendance Line at (651) 744-4750 to notify the school that you will be keeping your child home from school.