RMS NEWSLETTER

Week of February 21 - 25, 2022

What's Inside the Newsletter

  • Principal's Note
  • School Information
  • Foundations Kahoot
  • Central Showcase recording
  • Belwin Field Trip
  • PTO Meeting
  • Student Council
  • Classroom Updates
  • Flipside

Weekly Reminders

  • SAVE THE DATES

Mon., February 21st - No School (President's Day)

Thurs., February 24th - PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30 (google meet link below)


Next Week

Fri., March 4th - No School (Staff Professional Development Day)

Principal's Note

Hello Ramsey families!


Congratulations to all our Quarter 2 honor roll students! Their personal investment in their learning goes a long way. We also know it takes a support network as well, so families please pat yourself on the back for a good job in supporting learning at home!

Ramsey students continue to explore learning about African American History this month! Be sure to check in with your scholar on the connections they are making!

A few reminders that help us keep students safe at Ramsey:

  • Masks are still required – please make sure you are checking in with your student on their masks and making sure they have comfortable, well fitted masks for while at school. (We still are providing masks as students need!)
  • Parent Pick-up: Please utilize Cambridge and the Grand parking lot for afternoon pick-up. There are two buses that also need access to the Cambridge street, so cars need to pull up as close as possible to create room. School ends at 3 p.m. If you arrive early for student pick-up, please do not call the office asking for your student to be released early – this is a really busy time and our clerk is the only one in the office.
  • Grand Avenue businesses are very inviting! Just a reminder that students leaving school grounds to visit Grand Avenue businesses are unable to ride buses home.
  • Please do not deliver food or have food delivered to your student during lunches. It is not the responsibility of office staff to facilitate these deliveries. SPPS Nutritional Services offers two meal choices and a wonderful salad and fruit bar daily.
  • Mid Quarter 3 conferences are coming up – please watch for the information to sign up for virtual conferences

Finally, there is no school on Monday in honor of Presidents Day. Enjoy the long week-end.


Sincerely,

Teresa Vibar

School Information

Yearbook: Use the link or code to order, last day to order a yearbook is March 25th.

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/order/LookupJob?jobNumber=14553722 Code: 14553722


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.

Foundations

Ramsey students had the opportunity to participate in the Black History Quiz Bowl during the past two weeks. Students competed in round one in their Foundations classes, and each class sent one representative to the school-wide championship.


Congratulations to the champions (top 5) of the Black History Quiz Bowl! Winners earned a pizza lunch on Friday, February 18.

Georgia K

Ruby N

Amariona D

Kashawn W

Oscar M


Try the QUIZ BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP at home with your family by clicking the link! Thanks for participating and please congratulate our champions!! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ipDOUBMYhqJrZEPXqxyzGzZTGn9MASk9y30tNWyFUk8/edit?usp=sharing

Central Showcase - Recording

In case you missed Central High School's Showcase last week, here the recording of the presentation.


Click Here

Belwin Field Trip

Mrs. Price and Mr. Carter took students to Belwin Conservancy where students went kicksledding, explored the outdoors, and looked at furs.

PTO Meeting - Thursday, Feb 24th from 6:00-7:30

PTO Feb. Meeting

Thursday, February 24 · 6:00 – 7:30pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xsf-wyxs-ecj

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 443-429-0973‬ PIN: ‪853 403 756‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/xsf-wyxs-ecj?pin=9762168668405

Student Council

RMS Student Council has been busy all year long planning events, supporting the name change and helping RMS students.

Classroom Updates

MN Studies

Students in 6th grade Minnesota Studies history class recently researched influential African American Minnesotans and created children's books about their chosen person. The students did an outstanding job on their projects and if you would like to check out some of the books of students who were willing to share, click on the Google Folder link below. You'll learn more about Anna Hedgeman, Lena Smith, Nellie Francis, Lizzo, Gordon Parks, and Cap Wigington: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hAufYVDh0vZTQlt4dmkt_i8lAtGuVAQw/view?usp=sharing
Students in period 3 MN Studies 6th grade created a new display on Black History Leaders. Thank you Ms. Strong-Allen and the students who helped. They did an amazing job!

French - Mme Becker

In Madame Becker's level 1A, 1B, and Exploratory French classes, we have been celebrating important and remarkable French-speaking Black people from the U.S. and the French-speaking world for Black History Month -- from performers and athletes to military heroes and pioneers in their fields! So far, we have learned about Josephine Baker, Rudy Gobert, the "Harlem Hellfighters," Surya Bonaly, Toussaint Louverture, and Bessie Coleman, and we still have more to learn about. Check out our slides about all of these people and their significant contributions to Black history and to French-speaking culture, found here: https://bit.ly/3oSnucC.

8th Grade Grading Update

In order to prepare students for high school, there will be two deadlines during 3rd quarter. All work from the first half of quarter 3 is due at the mid-quarter (March 3rd). No work from the 1st half of the quarter will be accepted for credit after this date. All work from the 2nd half of quarter 3 is due by the end of quarter (Week of March 28).

Science 8

The test on Chapter 5 is this Wednesday Feb 23rd. All missing and incomplete Science work from the first half of the quarter is due by Thursday March 3rd (Otr 3 midterm). All work can be found on Schoology. Any completed work turned in will receive FULL credit. Parents, check schoology to see your student's progress. Mr. K.

FLIPSIDE

Flipside registration is STILL OPEN! Sign up for Hip-Hop Dance, Homework Help, Drumline and more!!


Link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRahXXApo39hI4mtwh7sb1vehcfbD6eb2u8ZWypEeLeQ4vsg/viewform


Bussing available on Mondays and Wednesdays! Please note it does take up to 5 business days for students to receive a bus route.


Any questions contact Flipside Coordinator, Teanna Rouillard at teanna.rouillard@spps.org

Health Office Message

Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?

Common COVID-19 symptoms include: fever greater than or equal to 100.4° F, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell OR at least 2 of the following: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose.


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.