Week of May 2 - 6, 2022

What's Inside the Newsletter

  • Principal's Note
  • School Information
  • National Bike/Walk to School Week Info
  • Flipside
  • Classroom Updates
  • Health & Wellness
  • 8th Grade Family Volunteers
  • Literacy Corner
  • Counseling Corner
  • Spring Sports Games
  • SPPS Job Opportunities

Weekly Reminders


Thurs., May 5th - Lion King Musical 6:30-8:00pm

Fri., May 6th - Lion King Musical 6:30-8:00pm

Sat., May 7th - Lion King Musical 6:30-8:00pm

Next Week:

Thurs., May 12th - NJHS Induction 6:00-7:00pm

Principal's Note

Hello Ramsey Families!

Happy May! It is hard to believe there is only six weeks left of the school year. Our 8th graders are learning about the transition to High School and registering for classes! The Ramsey counselors will be sharing information with our 6th and 7th graders regarding registering for classes for next year!

As we wrap up this school year and plan for next, we like to take the first week of May to recognize teachers, educators and support staff at Ramsey for all they do! During this coming week, May 2 – May 6, we will be honoring the staff at Ramsey. Encourage your student to join in the appreciation by participating in activities at school (see image). I am hoping you can take time to send a quick note (use the form below if you would like) or drop off a token of appreciation for the staff who are making a difference in your child’s education and social emotional wellbeing!

Finally, I want to thank you for your support and partnership in your child’s education! We appreciate all you do to ensure your child’s academic success!


Teresa Vibar

School Information

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.

National Bike/Walk to School Week - May 2nd-6th

Walk, Bike, and Roll to school day


FREE Flipside Summer Camp (TeenVentture) for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, registration for all opens at 10am on May 2nd! Come on an adventure, explore and learn a new skill! There are 4 weeks of field trip based camps and 2 Flipside camps. July 11-August 18. Camp is 9-4pm M-Th with transportation to and from home for students. See the image for more information.


The musical Lion King Jr. is happening THIS WEEK! Reserve your FREE tickets ahead of time! May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 6:30pm! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ramsey-flipside-presents-lion-king-jr-tickets-323404059247

If anyone is interested in volunteering for set-up/clean up for the play please sign up at the link below, we'd really appreciate your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9aa2fabf8c70-lion

Classroom Updates

Science 8 Update

Science 8 Update! Our next test is on Tuesday May 3rd. ALL missing/incomplete work for the 4th quarter is due at the mid term deadline (Fri May 6th). No assignments from the first half of the quarter will be accepted after that date. The Science MCA tests are Thu-Fri May 5-6. Mr. K

6th Grade Team

The 6th Grade team is counting down the final days of school year with the ABC's and each day will have a new theme. See the image for more information. Ask your 6th grader about all of the fun to come.

Health Office Message

COVID Testing Kits

If your student develops any COVID symptoms, please have them take a COVID Test. Rapid COVID 19 Test Kits are available for students to take home (BinaxNOW). You can call the health office during school hours at 651-888-7657, then come to school to pick it up or we can send it home with your student while quantities last. That way you have one available if you need it.

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.

8th Grade Finance Park Field Trip Looking for Volunteers

Volunteer/Chaperone Information

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 michael.krech@spps.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.

Counseling Corner

Quarter 3 & 4 Final Grades Report

If you haven't already done so, please complete the 3-question form to let us know how you would like to receive your child's grades. Quarter 3 grades will be available starting Friday, April 22nd and Quarter 4 grades will be available on Thursday, June 16th.

Q3 & Q4 Grades Request

2022 Summer Learning Programs

Interested in any of the Summer Learning Program through SPPS? There is still time and spots are still available. Click the link to learn more about each program and/or have the Ramsey School Counselors enroll your child in a program of your choosing.

Summer Learning Sign Up

As questions arise, please feel free to call/email the Ramsey School Counseling team.

Barbie Woodruff: A-L grades 6-8, barbie.woodruff@spps.org or 651-744-2087

Ayoub Nigatu: M-Z grades 6-8, ayoub.nigatu@spps.org or 651-793-7377

Spring Sports Games

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Job Opportunities in SPPS