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What's Going On In The World Of Cougars - November 13, 2020

Grades 4-8 - Schoology Parent Report!

Did you know that you can get a weekly report on your child's progress, including grades and missing work!? Ms. Johnson, a teacher at Capitol Hill and a parent of three SPPS students has made a video to show you how to set this up!

Watch the video here!

Elementary Progress Reports

2020-2021 Elementary School Fall Progress Reports will be available for parents and students to view and download on November 12, 2020.

You can view them two ways:

If you have any questions please reach out to Principal Hodges (

Tips from our Mental Health Team!

Are you wanting more information on how to support your child during stressful times? Check out this article from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is full of great, easy tips for addressing children's fears, using positive discipline, and keeping routines.

You can also access a large variety of calming strategies from the Ramsey County Children's Mental Health Collaborative. This is a great place to get an idea of the many different kinds of self-care you and your children can try.

Good Things Happen in 1st Grade!

First Grade Project Based Learning unit called HumanKind kicks off on Monday! Watch the kickoff video here!

It is a month long unit focusing on the art of HumanKind~A First Grade How To Guide to using your Head, your Heart and your Hands.

Each day we will focus on one characteristic of being HumanKind. We will touch on Kindness, Gratitude, Respect, Empathy, Celebrating Differences, Leadership, Social Justice and Activism. First graders will create a guide to being HumanKind as the culminating project.

PTO News

Thanks to all who came to Monday's PTO meeting on Google Meet. It was insightful to hear the wisdom of school counselors Megan Rinn, Zach Nauschutz, and Chi Fomafung and school social worker Lisa Larson. To find the meeting recording, slides, and minutes for November (and information from past PTO meetings), go to the PTO Hub and click on Meetings.

Consider making a donation to the Capitol Hill PTO on THURSDAY, November 19th, Give to the Max Day to fund teacher classroom requests, equity work, and teacher appreciation. The link below will work on Give to the Max Day as well as all year long:

Parent Support Groups

Consider connecting with other Capitol Hill parents during these free programs facilitated by Parent Educators from Health Start School Based clinics.

Sign up now! Contact Jennifer Marshall by e-mail ( or text (651.564.8595) to reserve your spot or get more information.

Grades 6 - 8: Parent Support Group - Four part series at 7p on Nov 24, Jan 14, Mar 16 and May 13. Attend one session or all! Topics include:

  • Mental Health for parents and children
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Changing Bodies, Changing Relationships
  • How kids use Social Media and Technology

Grades 4 - 6: Puberty for Parents - One time sessions Tues, Nov 17 at 10a and Thurs, Nov 19 at 7p. More classes will be offered if these dates fill.

See the flyers on the Capitol Hill PTO website for more info:

Middle School Fall Conferences

Conferences are also different this year for Capitol Hill due to all K-8 schools moving to the secondary calendar, meaning we have 8 hours for conferences this year instead of the typical 12 hours that Capitol Hill Middle School is used to having. We know that this, along with the move to virtual conferences, will limit the ability to meet with all teachers. Due to this please sign up for conferences with teachers that you need to meet with, as each teacher has limited conference sign-ups. We do not have enough availability for you to meet with each of your child’s teachers this year during this window.

The link to sign-up for conferences can be found here.

Flu Shots and Immunizations!

1. Children's Hospitals and Clinics Mobile Clinic Immunizations & Flu Shots

SPPS is partnering with Children’s Minnesota to offer flu shots and other vaccinations in their mobile clinic at Washington Tech Magnet School (1495 Rice Street). The mobile clinic will be in the Washington Tech parking lot from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays in November, with plans to continue into December. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Immunizations are also available for Pre-K through 12th grade students at the Washington Tech Health Start Clinic on Mondays starting November 16, and at the Student Placement Center (2102 University Ave. West). For more information about SPPS student health and wellness services, visit

2. Washington Tech Health Start Clinic Immunizations & Flu Vaccines Washington Tech Secondary Health Start Clinic 1495 Rice Street St. Paul, MN 55117 Any student from Pre-Kindergarten to high school who needs vaccines. Students from all grade levels can receive vaccinations including the flu shot Mondays, starting Monday, November 16. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call 651-412-8445 to make an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also welcome. To gain building access, students should call the phone number posted and explain they are there for a Health Start appointment.

3. St Paul Public Schools Student Placement Center Immunizations Saint Paul Public Schools: Placement Center 2102 University Ave W St Paul, MN 55114 Students and families who are uninsured or have state funded insurance. By Appointment ONLY Please call 651- 632-3763 to make an appointment. Hours for shots in November and December are: 8AM-2:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 12noon-2:30PM on Thursdays 8-11AM on Fridays (beginning in January 2020, hours will switch to 8AM-2:30PM)

4. Additional Resources for Childhood Immunizations ​Family Immunization Resource