The AGAPE Times

a newsletter for students and families - 2020/21 Vol 9

A note from our Administrator, Lois Vosika-Weir

AGAPE Students and Families,

Quarter 4 has begun and we were so happy to welcome students who chose in person learning back in the AGAPE building on 4/14! Seeing smiling eyes (thanks to great mask wearing by our students and staff) in person and students in classrooms has been so great to see. We also want to acknowledge our virtual learning students and let them know that we appreciate their presence in our GoogleMeets and we love to see in person and virtual student collaboration. Seeing and hearing from your babies is an added bonus we all love!

On Fridays we are all distance learning together, and we wear college gear and we have our Virtual All-School Meetings at 10:30am on GoogleMeet. We have had some great guest speakers and fun activities, even some prizes! Please join us- the GoogleMeet code will always be: agapeadmin

Feel free to contact me any time with questions. Call or text (651) 335-9145 or email at

Lois Vosika-Weir

AGAPE Administrator

Letter to Families regarding teacher variance

Date: 05/21/2021

Dear AGAPE Families,

Each year, Minnesota school districts may be unable to hire a fully licensed teacher for a particular teaching assignment. Some teachers may instead receive special permission to continue teaching in their assigned subject area or grade level.

I’m writing to let you know that your child’s teacher does not currently meet license requirements or state certification to teach either the assigned subject area, grade level or both (as listed below).


TEACHER NAME: Michelle Storvick

¨ SUBJECT AREA ASSIGNED: Parenting Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Early Childhood Family Education


The Saint Paul Public Schools Human Resources Department is in the process of requesting special permission from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Board of Teaching for the teacher to be certified to teach the course(s) listed above.

For more information about this teacher’s assignment, please contact me at:

Lois Vosika-Weir
1037 University Avenue West
651-335-9145 (cell)


Lois Vosika-Weir, AGAPE Administrator

For more information about Minnesota’s Licensing Certification System:


Quick Link to the AGAPE Times Special Edition - Quarter 4 Update for schedule info, etc.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7! Gratitude is the 1st AGAPE G.R.A.C.E. attribute - share some today!

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AGAPE Facemasks and Zippered Hoodies! Come to the AGAPE building during school hours (Monday through Thursday from 10:30am-3:00pm) and get yours!

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Graduating Seniors: Complete your graduation look with an 'A.G.A.P.E. 2021 Graduate' face mask (you will receive these with your cap and gown!)

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Email your teachers for help getting caught up - they want to meet with you!

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Feeling anxious, stressed, or maybe just need someone to talk to? Call or text Christy, our school social worker! 612-368-1457

AGAPE G.R.A.C.E. (G=Gratitude)

An Experiment in Gratitude | The Science of Happiness
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Ms. Andestic - Learning behavior specialist

  • What is my favorite band? Tori Amos, Spoon, The National, War on Drugs, Radiohead, REM, Prince, Sade, Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, Natalie Merchant.... (I have many more!)
  • What am I watching? Vikings
  • Favorite brain activity? Jigsaw Puzzles, Re-learning to play the piano, learning Spanish
  • My favorite clothing item? leggings with pockets
  • Reading Book: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
  • "Always learning" reading book: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • What am I doing to exercise? Running and biking on alternate days; Daily: Walking the dog & Yoga
  • Tasty beverage: fizzy flavored water (seltzer)

Ms. Brott - MLL Teacher

  • What is my favorite music: 90's music!
  • What am I watching? This Is Us
  • Favorite brain activity? Sudoku
  • My favorite clothing item? Honestly, my AGAPE sweatshirt!
  • Reading for Book Club: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  • "Always learning" reading book: My Grandmother's Hands
  • What am I doing to exercise? Jogging and biking
  • Tasty beverage: Chai Latte

Ms. Storvick - Parenting/ECFE/FACS Teacher

  • What is my favorite band? Mercy Me
  • What am I watching? This is Us and American Idol
  • Favorite brain activity? Making jewelry and crocheting blankets/hats
  • My favorite clothing items: Leggings and Baggy shirts
  • Reading for Book Club: The Farm by Joanne Ramos
  • New Learning: How to make French Pastries from Master Class subscription
  • What am I doing to exercise? I walk a mile everyday with my dogs, and I also do strength training or work out on my elliptical
  • Tasty beverage: I love any herbal tea without caffeine. My favorite is Cinnamon tea.
  • Graduation - SAVE THE DATE - More info coming soon!

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    D.I.V.A. Moms on Twitter

    D.I.V.A. (Dynamic, Involved, Valued, African American) Moms is a free, culturally reflective prenatal program for African American moms. You'll meet other parents, spend time with your midwife, and connect to local resources! They are on FB, too!

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    Babies, babies and more babies! Submit a picture of your newborn and we will make you a cool birth announcement!

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    'Who's Awake in Springtime' book read aloud via Youtube

    Enjoy! Talk to Ms. Storvick for more book ideas for you to read with your baby!

    Babies love to be outside - dig in the dirt together - explore and learn together!

    Tiffany Haddish Reads "I Love My Hair" | Bookmarks | Netflix Jr

    Nurse's Corner

    COVID 19 Vaccines at the State Fairgrounds! Click the file below!

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    iPad Problems?

    Are you having issues loading videos or accessing linked websites using your district-issued iPad??!!

    Try this:

    • Open Self-Service
    • Seach iBoss controller
    • Reinstall iBoss
    • Reinstall Schoology
    • Restart iPad

    If these steps do not resolve the issue or if you are having any other iPad or HotSpot-related issues, please let Maddi know via email at: (

    AGAPE Title I Corner

    Title I End of Year Review and Planning Meeting

    Friday, May 21st, 1pm

    This is an online event.

    Please join Mrs. Weir virtually for a GoogleMeet where we will discuss our school Compact, Family Engagement Plan and our School Comprehensive Improvement Plan ONE MORE TIME for the year. We will also review our budget and discuss usage of school funds. This meeting will be recorded for viewing and will be posted on our website after the meeting. Please forward questions and feedback to Mrs. Weir via text at 651-335-9145 or via email to or Thank you - hope to see you there!

    RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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    Chopin - Nocturne Op.9 No.2 by alabdr425