Week of May 9 - 13, 2022
- SAVE THE DATES
Thurs., May 12th - NJHS Induction 6:00-7:00pm
Thurs., May 19th - PTO meeting 6:00-7:30pm
Fri., May 20th - School Dance/Activity 1:30-3:00pm
Save the date for the Ramsey School Dance!
Ramsey will host our first school dance of the year May 20th during the school day. Students will go to their regular classes for a shortened time. After attending their shortened schedule, students will have the option to attend the dance in the gym, play sport activities in the other gym, play board games in the cafeteria, or enjoy activities outside for the last two hours of the school day.
RMS School Store!! Students can use their ROCKS tickets to purchase fun items at our NEW school store during lunch. Click Here to see the full details. The school store was such a hit, we are looking for items to be donated (items include stickers, airheads, jolly ranchers, lifesavers, and mentos, styluses, etc.). They can be dropped off in the main office.
The LION KING Jr. was AMAZING! Shout out to the students who worked so hard! The SET, the crew, the lighting, the costumes, the SINGING – All AMAZING! Very proud of our students and staff involved in this production!
French Immersion Information
This year, we have district funds to support language proficiency testing for 8th grade students in our Ramsey French immersion classrooms. A proficiency test determines the level of language proficiency a student has achieved, regardless of how the language was taught or when it was learned. A language proficiency assessment is not meant to be an evaluation of a teacher or learner. Rather, we hope the data will inform our teaching practices and program design, as well as present a more holistic picture of what our learners can do in the target language.
This year we are using the STAMP 4S assessment in grade 8. The “4S” is the four skill areas and the assessment consists of 4 parts - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will need approximately 45 minutes to complete each section, for a total testing time of 3 hours. District staff will be present to help proctor and provide on-site support for the classroom teachers and learners. There are sample tests available for students to take with the classroom teacher beforehand.
All results will be shared with the classroom teacher, students, and families/guardians. A guide to interpret the results will be included as well.
Ramsey 8th graders are scheduled as follows:
½ of the students: Tuesday / May 24
½ of the students: Friday / May 27
Testing will begin in the morning. As students finish, they will return back to their regular classes.
Madame Payia Yang has a list of who is testing on which day and this will be communicated with all staff so that the student is not marked absent.
If you have any questions, please contact the following:
Madame Lisa Showers, French Language & Immersion TOSA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Central HS Spring Orchestra Concert
If you have any questions or would like more information about the concert on 5/11, please email Ms. Margaret at email@example.com. Would love to see you there!
2022-2023 School Year Course Registration
Current 8th Grade Families: Has your student registered for high school classes? Course Registration is open for all of the Saint Paul High Schools and closes on or around May 13th. If you have questions or your student would like help selecting their classes, please reach out to either of the Ramsey School Counselors.
Current 6th & 7th Grade Families: Please be on the lookout in the next 2 weeks for course selection forms. Students will be reviewing their required courses and making selections for the enrichment/elective courses and advanced math requests. Forms are for your review and DO NOT have be returned. Students will select classes online, in school. Parents will be able to view their students' courses before everything is finalized.
Current 5th graders planning to join Ramsey: Welcome letters (from Ramsey) will be going out in the next few weeks. Welcome letters will contain information about required courses, requests for advanced math and band as well as who to reach out to with your questions. We're happy for all new and returning families joining us in the fall.
8th Grade Recognition Ceremony
Quick Details: Thursday, June 9th 9:30am at Ramsey.
Stay tuned for additional information in the coming weeks.
Health Office Message
COVID Testing Kits
BinaxNOW Test Kits Shelf-Life Extended
Abbott BinaxNOW test kits expiration dates have been extended by the manufacturer. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Cards have been found to have a shelf-life of up to 15 months, extending the kits for use past their 12-month expiration date. Kits can be used for an additional 3 months post-expiration date.
Please monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19. If any symptoms develop, stay home and test. Report positive COVID test results to the school health office. This is the best way to know of cases in our school community. We will help determine isolation and quarantine dates and when your student can return to school.
The WINNER of our 2022 April Poetry Madness Bracket was "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" by Tupac Shakur read to you by Ms. Strong Allen!! Thank you to all of the staff and students that participated.
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Spring Sports Games
8th Grade Finance Park Field Trip Looking for Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help on an 8th grade field trip on May 25th & 26. Students will only attend one day from 9:45-1:30. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about the trip, please contact Ramsey’s Learning Lead, Mike Krech at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 744-4887.
What is Finance Park
All 8th graders will have an opportunity to participate in Junior Achievement Finance Park which introduces students to personal finance and career explorations through classroom instruction complemented by a day-long hands-on experience where students apply learned concepts in a life-like community. During this one-day experience, students assume family and income scenarios and visit businesses to gather information for their personal financial decision-making.
Families of 8th-graders, look for permission slips with your student’s specific field trip day listed coming home this week.