Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 22

Dates to Remember:

January 29- February 3- NO SCHOOL

National Freedom Day

Black History Month

February 4- Quarter 3 begins

February 8- NAAPID

February 12- Lunar New Year

February 15- NO SCHOOL- Holiday

February 25- PTO Meeting 6:00pm-7:30pm

March- National Women's History Month

March 5- NO SCHOOL

March 8- National Women's History Day

𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗲𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀:

Math Team Update:

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Congratulations to Ramsey's Math Team for finishing another great season of taking really really hard Math tests for Fun! It was a virtual year filled with virtual tests, but we still celebrated with Pizza at the end. This has been my 3rd year as coach and every year we grow the team in size and strength. We've had higher test scores and more team members this year than in the past, which sets us up for even greater success next year!

Debate Team Update:

On Thursday, January 28, twelve members of the Ramsey Debate Team competed in their first tournament. Each debater argued in two policy debates throughout the evening, arguing both the affirmative and the negative, for a plan to disarm police officers. Congratulations to all the debaters for doing a great job!


The following students earned medals or recognition in the tournament:


Team Medalists:

Andorra

Kiernan


Team Recognition:

Steele

Georgia

Kidist

Ebrahim


Speaker Medalists:

Kidist

Eleanor

Ebrahim

Cynara

Georgia

Kiernan

The Ramsey Show: Episode 3

Ramsey Show 2020-21 Episode 3
BreakThrough Twin Cities is a program that is focused on giving 6th graders an opportunity to help students realize their potential and one day go to college! Information about the program is in the Ramsey School Counseling 6 course on Schoology, in a folder titled, "BreakThrough Twin Cities". There you can find a recruitment video and an application for the program. 6th graders seeking more information about the program can email Mr. Nigatu (ayoub.nigatu@spps.org). Applications are due February 12th, 2021.

8th Graders:

Are you looking for summer employment?

Click the link below for more information about Right Track- Youth Summer Employment.

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We're Here to Help

Families, are you in need of additional support for your student? Do you have concerns about your students well-being during Distance Learning 2.0? Reach out to us, we would like to connect and help navigate these times with you and your family.

In-Person Support Communications

For information and updates on secondary in-person support please click the buttons below

Classroom Updates:

Mr. B's ELA:

Wk 20 review

Ramsey Resiliency:

More on Anxiety...


Our bodies respond to events and anxious thoughts by emitting stress hormones. This biological reaction is called the fight-or-flight response. Human bodies are programmed to survive and the fight-or-flight response is normal to maintaining our existence. Prehistoric man may have been eaten by the big, hungry lion if his alert system didn't warn him of this danger, and prepare him to react. In today's world, our bodies still release stress hormones when we are faced with stressful moments and larger threats. This chemical release raises our blood sugar, heart rate, and blood pressure- getting us ready for fast action. When you sit in your anxiety, "stewing" about events and feelings, without doing something to address what is happening in your body, the anxiety just continues to build. Built-up anxiety makes us vulnerable to emotional and physical problems. To stay healthy, we have to find ways to avoid or disperse the chemical hormones in your body. Think of all the daily challenges you face that might cause your body to emit stress chemicals.

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

RMS Help!

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:

Monday-Thursday

9:25-9:55am

10:30-11:00am

11:35-11:55am

and

Tuesday and Thursday

1:10pm- 1:30pm

Technology Support:

If you need support for your iPad during Distance Learning, iPad teacher Mrs. Hagen is available each day 1:30-2:00 at RMShage in Meet. You can also email cara.hagen@spps.org or call/text 612-568-2358 for help during school hours. Glad to help!

Please complete the required iUpdate for 20-21

https://www.spps.org/Page/31224


Click here to complete the free/reduced lunch application for 20-21

https://www.spps.org/Page/34308


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Ramsey Homepage

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