JPS Rhino Updates

Family Newsletter

August 2, 2023

Translation for this Newsletter and Future Documents

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Minneapolis Community Education, Super Summer at Justice Page proudly presents:

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Performances: August 3rd & 4th

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Justice Page Middle School auditorium.

1 W 49th St., Mpls, MN 55419

Cost: Tickets are $5 cash at the door.

Our Spring Popcorn Fundraiser was a Success!!!

The spring double good popcorn fundraiser to raise money for Justice Page auditorium upgrades was a success!!! Thank you to all of our families and community who pitched in to help towards getting auditorium upgrades done. A breakdown of the funds that were raised is below. Auditorium upgrades will take place in September. We will continue to have an annual spring fundraiser happen to continue to have money for ongoing auditorium upgrades.

Finale night of Newsies, Jr.: $870.00

Direct cash given to PTA for Auditorium: $4,000

Direct cash sent into JPS: $1,200

Double Good Popcorn:

-- Total Sales: $10,407.00

-- # of Supporters: 181

-- # of States Reached: 11

Check back to Justice Page: $5,203.50

Total raised for the auditorium upgrades: $11,273.50

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There are several staff that have been added to the JPS team...

Take note, seek them out at Back-to-School night or the 6th grade orientation and welcome them to one of THE best Middle Schools in Minneapolis Public Schools!

Ligia Colgan - Spanish Teacher

Angel Dwyer - Special Education Resource Teacher

Sofia Jenkins - Special Education Assistant

Chloe Johnson - 6th Grade English Language Arts

Keandra Johnson - Reading Interventionist Associate Educator

Amy Kafkas - French Teacher

Jordan King - Math Interventionist Associate Educator

Lanka Liyanapathirangage - Advanced Academics Teacher

Emily Martinez - EL Interventionist Associate Educator

Amy Meenk - Music & Building Reserve

Mari Odoy - Arabic Teacher

Jodie Rose-Harkness - 6th Grade Math Teacher

Jim Schmit - 6th Grade Administrator

Stephanie Shockley - EL Interventionist Teacher

Mary Smith - Dean

Marcus Sykes - Math Interventionist Associate Educator

Julia Whitman - 7th Grade Science Teacher

Sam Woolever - Media Center Specialist

Ann Zenor - Reading Interventionist Associate Educator

In addition to our new staff we have two existing staff that will now be 100% at Justice Page and teaching for a full day.

They are:

Tyanna Gross - Theatre Teacher

Amanda Stagg - Choir Teacher


There is No Wrong Way to PTA...

Greetings from your 23-24 PTA team! This year we are focused on the fact that we all belong and there is no wrong way to PTA. We are thrilled to begin this year and want to keep you informed about learning opportunities, volunteer work, spirit wear, and access to the private caregiver directory. You can register for a free account on the PTA website to stay updated.

We'd also love to learn more about what is important to you this upcoming school year. You can share anonymously here:

Contact us with any questions, concerns or comments anytime at

Alisa Matheson

Justice Page PTA President 2023-2024

763-807-4898 (texting works best)

We all belong and there is no wrong way to PTA.

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Aug. 30 - Welcome Back Night for Grades 7 & 8 Only (4p - 6:30p)

-- There is no set agenda for this event. Come when you can. Along with interacting with fun yard games, families will receive folders with important papers to fill out on site. Families can choose to bring community school supplies during this time as well.

Aug. 31 - 6th Grade Orientation (4p - 6:30p)

-- This evening will be structured. A formalized agenda will be sent out as we get closer to the day. Sixth grade families can choose to bring community school supplies during this time as well.

Sept. 5 - 1st Day of School!

Who to Contact...

We are on summer break until Aug. 14. Please call the main office and leave a message.

Main Office (612)668-4040

Justice Page Middle School - Minneapolis

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