Ramsey Middle School

Week 27

Upcoming Events

March 21 - SCIT Meeting - 5-6:30

March 25 - No school for students!

April 1 - All school field trip and end of quarter 3

This Week at Ramsey

Ms. Fontana's 7th grade ELA Workshop students finished their argument essays after revising them this week, and students turned in their final homework bookmark for this quarter on 3/18. Next week, we will be preparing to take the MCA reading test. Ms. Fontana's classes will be MCA testing March 28-30.

The 6th grade Heart & Sole running team starts this week! Tuesday, March 22 students are to report to Ms. Stedje's classroom (0207) on the garden level at 2:15. Please come prepared to be active! Wear running shoes and comfortable clothes if you have them. It is not too late to sign up if you haven't already. Please go to http://www.gotrtwincities.org/get-involved/register-your-girl to register your student.


One of the segments in our Ramsey Show this week is, "Behind the Beard" with our very own Mr. Haugen. He shares with students that school and grades should be approached just like any other activity one hopes to be good at; meaning one has to be in the work and one has to be persistent.

As a Ramsey staff, we'll take that another step further and say that students who come prepared to learn and add to their own knowledge will quickly become more comfortable in classes and ready for what is to come next year. Knowledgeable students don't always get the class material on the first shot, and they may miss a few points on a homework assignment or assessment. Students who are knowledgeable are the ones who put in the work, dedicate themselves to each and every class, and pick themselves up when they don't do as well as they hoped they would.

Speak with your student this week about the importance of hard work, persistence, and the drive to become a knowledgeable Ramsey scholar!

All School Field Trip

Friday, April 1st, 9am-1pm

Multiple Locations

The Ramsey spring field is quickly approaching. On Monday-February 22nd, students received field trip information during their 7th period class. This included a powerpoint presentation with specific details about each field trip. Student also received field trip permission slips (color-coded by grade) to be shared with parents/guardians. On Thursday-February 25th, students received an email about the field trip with links to each of the grade level powerpoint presentations.

*A limited amount of scholarships will be available to students on a first come/first served basis.

*Please direct all field trip related questions to Barbie Woodruff, School Counselor at barbie.woodruff@spps.org (email is preferred).

*Field trip money and permission slips should be turned in to the Counseling Office

6th grade

Water Park of America (permission slip is 2 pages-blue & yellow)

$20 (includes transportation, water park admission and lunch)

Students should bring appropriate swimwear and beach towel

7th grade

Gram Slam in Burnsville (permission slip is orange)

$15 (includes transportation, grand slam games and activity admission and lunch)

8th grade

Mall of America/Nickelodeon Universe (purple permission slip)

$15 (includes unlimited ride wristband to Nickelodeon Universe)

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED... Students have the option of receiving a bag lunch from school, bringing a lunch from home or purchasing food at the Mall.

Students will be able to move throughout the mall in addition to Nickelodeon Universe.

Please be aware of the activity guidelines as it pertains to this field trip.


Activity Guidelines are a set of school wide expectations that determine student eligibility to participate in school events/activities.

  • Activity Guidelines are active for 2 weeks prior to school Activities or Events

  • Ramsey All School Field Trip/Activity Guidelines are in effect

Monday, March 21 st -Friday, April 1 st

During Activity Guidelines students may have:


  • NO MORE THAN 2 Behavior Referrals

  • NO Class Walk-Outs

  • NO Suspensions, NO Dismissals, NO EIP, NO Saturday School, NO After-School Detentions

End of Quarter 3 Coming Soon!

The end of the 3rd quarter will be on Friday, April 1. Please remember parents and students to check Parent and Student Portal for missing assignments and connect with your teacher to see what can still be made up. All missing assignments and assessments must be completed as soon as possible so teachers can update grades in a timely fashion. Students should speak with teachers directly about class deadlines for missing work.

Parents and students, if you need help with your access to Parent or Student Portal contact Ms. Dede Hammond.

Flipside Update!

Flipside is our after school program and there are many wonderful things happening here from 2-4pm M-Th. Please take a look at the link below for more information!

Flipside update

In the Know

MCA Testing MCA Testing will begin on Monday, March 7th in the 6th grade ELA classes. Students who have Ms. Stedje and Ms. Sawyer will test on Monday and Tuesday and Mr. Pucci's classes will test on Wednesday and Thursday during their ELA Blocks. 8th graders in Ms. Messar's classes will begin the Reading MCA test the week of March 14th during their ELA period. Mr. Bailey's classes will take the Reading MCA the week of March 21 and Ms. Fontana's classes the week of March 28th during ELA.

For more information follow the link to a Parent Fact Sheet regarding MCA - http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/JustParent/TestReq/index.html

New Yearbook Price! Yearbooks are on sale for $24. Yearbooks can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com.
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