Ramsey Weekly Update
Message from the Principal
This coming week is a busy week for parent involvement. We have our Mid Quarter 1 conferences on Tuesday night and during the day on Friday. Our October PTO meeting is this Thursday night. We hope that you will be able to participate in both opportunities!
Fall Conferences are Here!
At this conference, we invite you and your student to both participate. Teachers will walk through your student's Schoology grades and invite your student to share their perspectives on strengths, areas of growth and things that are going well and any struggles. Foundations teachers will assist you with connecting with additional teachers as you need.
If you have not scheduled your conference time please do so below. Select your student(s) grade level, find your student(s) foundations teacher and select the date and time that works best for you and your family. **Please note: conferences are held with the foundations teacher only. Please select one conference time.
Please take some time to review the TIPS for Virtual Conferences and the Student-Led conference graphic organizer below.
Please sign up for one conference time with your students foundations teacher
Please click this button if you would like to request an interpreter for your scheduled conference.
Welcome to PTO!
You are invited to join us Thursday, Oct 22nd at 6:00 pm for the October PTO meeting. The agenda includes:
- Parent "Happy Hour" where we will breakout into grade level discussion rooms
- Give to the MAX Update
- Principal Vibar's Update
- Ramsey Middle Book club ideas
Click here to Join Via Zoom Oct. 22nd at 6:00 pm or copy and paste the link below:
As part of the IB Middle Years Programme, teachers use IB rubrics to assess assessments throughout the year. Student work is scored with an IB level from 0-8: level 1-2=limited, 3-4=adequate, 5-6=substantial, 7-8=excellent. When we report the levels using the Schoology gradebook features, this can cause some confusion because the IB level is translated into a percentage which does not match the description of the level, which is why the IB levels are reported in a category that is worth 0% of the grade. Please watch this video for more information about how IB levels are reported using Schoology.
Important Message from the RMS Counselors
IB-MYP Design Update:
In IB-MYP Design class, we have been working on a project where students are pretending to be travel agents who are planning a trip for their clients based on the client profile they developed and the budget and time constraints we determined for students. Our statement of inquiry for this unit is: Perspective about what creates happiness can determine appreciation of a particular time, place, and space.
We have completed the first two Design objectives: Inquiring and analysing (Obj. A) and Developing ideas (Obj. B). After MEA, we are going to be starting the summative part of our project: Creating the solution (Obj. C) and Evaluating (Obj. D).
Please reach out to your student's Design teacher with any questions.
Complete the Required 20-21 iUpdate
Parents and guardians will:
- Complete all, annually-required school and district forms including the Technology Use Agreement (for student iPad use), field trip and media permission forms.
- Add or change primary and/or alternative addresses to ensure accurate school-bus transportation to and from home and/or childcare addresses. Click the button below to complete the iUpdate.
Every SPPS family should complete an application for Education Benefits/Free or Reduced Price Meals. Not only does this help us identify families in need of assistance, it also allows the District to receive federal dollars for classroom programming.
A new form must be completed each school year. Additionally, families who have completed an application and have experienced a change in household income or size are encouraged to complete a new application. Click the button below to complete the application.
Comcast Internet Essentials Free Through December
The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.
Families can register with their local Salvation Army:https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/twin-cities/coats-for-kids/
Ramsey Curbside Library
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