Chippewa News

An e-newsletter from Chippewa Middle School

Newsletter for the week of March 7-9

Weekly Schedule

MONDAY, March 7 A

After School Activities:

  • Floor Hockey meet in the Small Gym (2:30-3:50 pm)
  • Swimming ll (2:30-3:50 pm)
  • Communication Night (3:30-6:30 pm)


TUESDAY, March 8 B

Before School Activities:

  • Jazz Band (6:45-7:40 am)

After School Activities:

  • Ski Club
  • Strategy Gaming Session II
  • Swimming Session III
  • Table Tennis meet in the Main Gym
  • After School Academic Support
  • Middle School Jazz Festival at Chippewa Middle School (7 PM)



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 B

Before School Activities:

  • Chess Club (6:50 AM)

After School Activities:

  • Floor Hockey meet in the Small Gym (2:30-3:50 pm)
  • Wednesday - Maker and Coding Club
  • Science Olympiad- Room 247 (2:30-3:35 pm)
  • Swimming Session ll
  • No After-School Academic Support today


THURSDAY, MARCH 10 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL


FRIDAY, MARCH 11 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

Honoring mask decisions

Effective Monday, February 28, wearing a mask in schools is recommended, but no longer required. Some students and staff will choose to keep wearing masks in schools, and others will choose to not wear masks. Each person’s decision will be motivated by a reason that makes sense to that individual or family. We will honor and support all of our students and staff in whatever choice they make. This district will remain a community of schools that cares for and respects all of its members.


  • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must wear a mask if they choose to return to school on days six through 10.


  • As always, students and staff are reminded to stay home when they are ill.

New mask guidance for bus riders

In a message to bus riders earlier this week, we announced that due to updated CDC guidance, masks are no longer required on school buses. We know that some students, staff or drivers will choose to keep wearing masks on buses, and others will choose to not wear masks. We will honor and support all individuals in whatever choice they make.

Did you know?

Did you know? For nine consecutive years, Mounds View Public Schools has earned the Best Communities for Music Education designation. We are one of only a handful of school districts in Minnesota to receive this designation.

Play Piano?

The Chippewa Choir is looking for an accomplished piano player to accompany the Chippewa Choir Concerts are on TUESDAY, MAY 10 from 6:30-8:00pm and THURSDAY, MAY 12 from 6:30-8:00pm. There is a paid stipend for this job.


If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Hershey at diane.hershey@moundsviewschools.org

Vaccine clinic on Saturday

The District is partnering with Primary Health and SpeciaLysts to host a vaccine clinic at Pike Lake Education Center on Saturday, March 5. Appointments are available from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click here to schedule an appointment. The vaccine is optional and offered at no cost for all families.

Additional information:

  • Pfizer adult and child vaccines, as well as Pfizer boosters, will be offered at this clinic.

  • First dose appointments will be available. Note: Appointments for the second dose will take place at a different location. Staff will assist in finding the most convenient time and location for the second dose.

  • Walk-in appointments will be available.

Mid-Winter After School Activities

Last chance to sign up for Winter Activities


Below is a list of upcoming after school sports that will be offered at Chippewa. Again, this Winter session there will be NO activity buses available. Parents: please arrange for your student to be picked up by 3:50pm.


Swimming – Session 2 and 3

Sessions will begin the week of February 28th

Session 2 will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm to 3:50pm

Session 3 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm to 3:50pm

*Swimming is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students – all abilities.

**You may enroll in both Session II and Session III as they are on opposite days of the week**


Floor Hockey

Practice is Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm to 3:50pm. Floor Hockey will be open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students – no experience is needed. We will focus on instruction, drills, game skills and team building.


Table Tennis

Practice is Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm to 3:50pm. Table Tennis is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. We will focus on learning the basics along with drives and pushes plus team building. No experience is needed.


You can find the link to register for all upcoming MV Community Ed activities by clicking here.

Serving on the School Board

For decades, Mounds View’s School Board has been among the leaders in adopting policy governance as a model of operation. How does it work? Watch a brief video below illustrating the role of the School Board in Mounds View Public Schools.

Serving on the School Board: What does it really mean?

Summer day camps and enrichment registration opens March 21

Registration for summer day camps opens March 21 at 9 a.m. With new instructors, new topics and one centralized camp site, students will be able to try new things, meet new people and grow. Camp options include both full-day and half-day options for students entering grades K-7.


You can view the digital summer catalog here.


Printed catalogs will be arriving in mailboxes soon!


COVID-19 safety information:

  • Camps will be run in accordance with the latest CDC, MDH and District safety guidelines. More information will be given at registration and updates will be provided prior to your participant's session.
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8th Grade Course Descriptions

Parents of 8th Graders. Please view the attached document here that includes the 8th Grade Course Descriptions. The document that was sent in an email on 2/21 was incomplete.

Spring GLEE Club

Spring GLEE Club registration is now open and we hope that you can join us!!


GLEE Club is open to all Chippewa student and meets on Mondays after school from 2:30-4:30.


GLEE Club starts in 4 weeks on March 21.


**We will sing large group songs, small group songs, solo songs & dance to popular songs.


You can Register online at the Community ed website or get registration information from Mrs. Hershey in the choir room.

Ultimate Frisbee Team

Got Girl Power? Join Chippewa's Ultimate Frisbee Team!


Ultimate Frisbee is a super fun community that exalts girls as athletes and teammates - a great way to stay active and make friends. We need more girls for our spring season! Join up and bring your buddies!

Can't throw? No problem. We'll teach you everything you need to know about throwing, catching, and how to play.

Middle School frisbee is a gender inclusive team for girls, boys, and non-binary players. We'll compete against other, similar teams from around the metro.

Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 2:30 to 4:30 PM @ Chippewa Lower Fields

  • April 5th - May 22

  • Every practice features our famous boombox

Games: Sundays

  • 12:30 PM in Frogtown

  • April 24 & May 1, 8, 15

State Tournament: May 21 & 22 @ Como Pool

Questions? Contact Coach Fox - 651-895-2130 - fox@mvultimate.org


Visit mvultimate.org to learn more or to register.

Online COVID Reported Absence Form

Need to report a COVID-19 absence and don't want to call attendance? Please complete this form to report a positive COVID test or a household close contact for your student at Chippewa Middle School. Answer the follow-up questions based on your reported absence. Once the information is submitted, someone will communicate with you regarding your student's return date or to gather more information.


You can find this form on the front page of our website, under the pictures, in the Chippewa Middle School News (see image).

Emergency Texts to Students

Do you want your student to receive a text-message alert in the event of a school emergency or weather-related closing? Parents can add their student’s cell phone for emergency text alerts in ParentVUE. Here’s how.

21-22 Charger Yearbook - Order today!

Our yearbook is planned to include:
  • All color pages that vibrantly capture school memories
  • Sturdy hard cover including school name and year imprinted in foil

Add fun extras to personalized your students yearbook!


Order today using code 12299522 for Chippewa.

After School Academic Support

Chippewa offers after school academic support three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Selected teachers will run academic support from their own classrooms once a week for sixth or seventh and eighth grade students after school until 3:50pm. The teachers and room numbers are listed below.

Rules:

  • Students you must stay for the entire time until dismissal at 3:50pm unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Students you must sign-up to attend ASA.

  • Students must plan for a ride home by 4:00pm.

  • Students must come with work to do.

Report student absences electronically

In addition to leaving voicemail messages on the attendance line (651-621-6401), parents and guardians can now electronically record student absences, including future and/or planned absences. Log into ParentVUE and select “Record absence” next to your child’s name to begin the process. School staff will review new entries daily. Detailed instructions are available here.
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