Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 7

Dates to Remember:

October 20: Q1 Midterm Conferences 4-7pm

October 22: PTO Meeting: 6-7:30pm

October 23: Q1 Midterm Conferences (9am-3pm)

October 28-29: Eid Milad un-Nabi and Mawlid Al-Nabi

October 31-Nov. 2: Day of the Dead- Dia de Muertos

Message from the Principal

Hello Ramsey Families!

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!

Ms. Vibar

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.
8th Grade Conference Sign-Up

Please sign up for one conference time with your students foundations teacher

Interpreter Request

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83306068817?pwd=V0NrUWQ4eTBZYy90bmEwVkZaYmk3UT09

IB-MYP Update:

IB-MYP Update:

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.

IB Parent Grading Explanation

Student of the Month

Ramsey is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Each month three students, one per grade, are recognized for one of the IB learner profiles. For the month of September students were recognized for the learner profile of Caring.


Congratulations!

Important Message from the RMS Counselors

Schedule Changes: With a robust Ramsey enrollment starting to settle down, Counselors are able to take a deeper look at class sizes and begin to reduce classes that are over the maximum allowed students. What this means is that some students will see changes in their schedule. We are anticipating that this will effect less than 10% of our students, those of which we will contact individually to explain the changes. We encourage students and families to reach out to the counselors directly with any questions you may have. Thank You. Quarter One Mid-term Grades: With quarter one mid-terms already upon us and conferences being held virtually this year, we want to inform families that mid-term grades can be viewed via Schoology. Students and families who would like to request a mid-term grades report should email the counselors or any grade level administrators and we will be happy to send an electronic copy right over to you. Thank You. Barbie Woodruff: barbie.woodruff@spps.org Ayoub Nigatu: ayoub.nigatu@spps.org

Introducing RMSHELP

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

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.

Visual Art Exploration Update:

Please Welcome Mikayla Kendall to Ramsey! Mikayla is a student teacher from Gustavus Adolphus College and will be teaching with Ms. King from October 19 through December of 2020.


Welcome to the Ramsey family Ms. Kendall!

Ramsey Newspaper!

Ramsey Newspaper is still looking for students who are interested in writing for our Newspaper! Students can write about any topic that is of interest to them, they can collaborate with other students to create interviews and articles for the students and teachers at Ramsey. No experience is necessary, all ideas are welcomed! For more information, please contact Ms. Johnson or Darcy Holle. Newspaper is ran through the Flipside program, students may register for free, sign up is encouraged through Flipside. We will be meeting on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3-4pm, but work can also be completed outside of those hours if it doesn't work for you as a family.
Flipside Sign-Up

Click here to register for Flipside!

We are offering a variety of classes like Debate, Math Team, the Ramsey show and much more! We will also have a homework help class Monday-Thursday from 3-4pm! New this year.. FLIPSIDE is offereing centralized classes that are for all six middle schools. This is a great way to meet students from other schools or hang out with old friends! Flipside is a great way to connect with classmates and teachers and do something that interests you!! Don't miss out! Spots are limited! Classes begin on Monday October 19th! Click on the link to register! https://forms.gle/4q2dxvLS1coSNWky5 See attached document for class descriptions! Email Darcy Holle with questions @ darcy.holle@spps.org

Reminder:

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.

Campus Parent:

Having issues logging onto Campus Parent? Please contact the school at 651-293-8860 or email sandy.pothen@spps.org to recover usernames and passwords.

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

Comcast provides basic wireless Internet called Internet Essentials, and it is free through December. The district will provide a Hotspot, but if you are finding that isn't enough data or you are unable to wait for a ticket to be completed, contact Comcast to apply https://www.internetessentials.com/. If Comcast does not extend the free price after December, you'd have the option to quit when it is no longer free or pay the $9.95/month + tax.

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/
DL 2.0 PBIS Matrix

Please view and review with your student(s).

Ramsey Curbside Library

RAMSEY MS Curbside Library
RMS Family Feedback

RMS is committed to improvement and looks forward to your feedback, please take a moment to share your feedback with us.