Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 11

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Please complete the 2020-21 iUpdate

Parents and guardians in primary households MUST complete the 2020-2021 Back-to-School​ 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.
  • Slideshow of the steps in 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.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click here to complete the application.

Dates to Remember:

November 16: Q2 Begins

November 20: NO SCHOOL- Professional Day for Teachers

November 26-27: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

November 30- Dec. 1- Hmong New Year

Ramsey Middle School Annual Title 1 meeting Part III

Thank you for viewing our 3 part Title 1 series, please leave comments and/or questions above.

Give to the Max:

Ramsey community prepares to support scholars and families now AND when we are together again!

Join Minnesotans around the state on the 9th annual Give to the Max Day! On this day, Minnesotans raise millions for the missions and people we care about. This year, at Ramey we ask that you consider supporting students and families in the following ways:


Since this Spring, Ms. Ekegren, Ramsey staff and neighborhood volunteers have been operating a food pantry--distributing food and supplies to the families of over 100 current and former Ramsey students each week.

If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.

If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.

If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org

ALSO! Share this opportunity with others in your family, neighborhood and networks.

2. Contribute to the Ramsey PTO

With your gift we will focus on supporting distance learning now—through additional learning licenses, virtual field trips and take home maker kits. And later—when we are together again—through hands-on experiences for our students--in Science, technology, engineering, art and math—ie 3D printer filament, podcasting tools, and spare parts for model making.

We know times are tight. We know this year is hard. We thank you for everything you do to support your family, your scholars and your community. AND we are deeply grateful that you value the Ramsey community and are doing what you can to not only keep it strong but also provide opportunities to thrive. Thank you!

And! Don’t forget to sign up for the facebook page. The more families that engage with the page, the better resource and opportunity for connection it is!

Thank you thank you thank you!

Stay safe and take care or yourselves and your people. We will be together again.

Your Ramsey PTO

Give to the Max: Ramsey Middle School (click here)

Click the button above to go to RMS Give to the Max Page!

Ramsey Resiliency- About Positive Affirmations

“Your success or failure in anything depend on your programming – what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself." The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and most of them are negative. Negative self-talk often leads to anxiety and depression. My greatest concern as a parent is for the emotional health of my children and I bristle when I hear negative self-talk. I am sure many of you feel the same. The good news for us is that the same self-talk our youth are using to create negative results can be adjusted to bring about more positive feelings and outcomes. Help them change how they think and feel by changing their self- statements.

Here are a few to practice:

I matter, and what I have to offer this world also matters.

I embrace my flaws because I know that nobody is perfect.

I learn from my challenges and always find ways to overcome them.

This too shall pass.

I am open to all possibilities.

I am who I want to be, starting right now.

I am safe and sound, and all is well.

Message from your School Nurse:

We are seeing an alarming increase in the number of students who are behind on their immunizations across all ages and grades. This is just another reminder that the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines are required for all 7th graders. If you are unsure if your student has had these vaccines please call your health care provider or you can also email me, your school nurse, maureen.hart-horan@spps.org and I can look up your student's immunization record for you. Attached is some information about where you can get all vaccines including the flu vaccine.

Classroom Updates:

Ms. Johnson's Math 6

We are all really excited for the fresh start that Quarter 2 will bring. Students have gotten the feel for how Distance Learning is going to go, and I'm expecting some better times ahead for Math 6! During Quarter 2 we will be exploring fractions, rates, and ratios. Students will be working with these topics using cooking as a basis, so if you find your students playing in the kitchen or asking about recipes that your family uses, please encourage them and talk to them about what 1/3 cup of milk actually looks like! At the end of our quarter, we are hoping to put together the 2nd annual Math 6 cookbook for each student to enjoy. If you would like to participate or share your knowledge of cooking/baking/following recipes - then please email Ms. Johnson and we can find out how you can make a guest appearance in our learning! Thanks!

Minnesota Studies

We're wrapping up our unit on Becoming Minnesotan and immigration. Students have been working hard on interviewing or researching an immigrant/immigrant group and creating an iMovie about the immigrant's experience. I'm looking forward to watching them next week! On Monday, November 16, we'll be starting our next unit and we'll start learning about Minnesota's first inhabitants, the Dakota. Feel free to email me at kathrine.walter@stpaul.k12.mn.us if you have any questions or stop by my Google Meet office hours 1:30 - 2:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays using code: RMSWalt.
Week 10 in Review!

Technology Support:

If you need support for your iPad during Distance Learning, iPad teacher Mrs. Hagen is available each day 1:30-2:00 at RMShage in Meet. You can also email cara.hagen@spps.org or call/text 612-568-2358 for help during school hours. Glad to help!

RMS Help!

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:






Tuesday and Thursday

1:10pm- 1:30pm

Ramsey Food Pantry:

Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)

If your family is in need:

Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5

If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.

If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.

If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org

Coats for Kids

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:

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.
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