Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS): Middle School Open Houses/Minneapolis School Fair Showcase

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Welcome! This resource was created as a way to provide information about MPS initiatives, programs and meetings that may interest you. On occasion community specific events and opportunities will be highlighted here, as well. Information will be shared here on the many ways to be involved at your child’s school, such as Site Council and Volunteering, in addition to district level parent meetings.  We do our best to stay current and provide relevant information, however, if there are topics you would like to see covered, please feel free to let me know. Jocelyn Beard, Community Liaison – jocelyn.beard@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Online school request site is open. Requests due by March 5th!
MPS Board of Education Calendar

MPS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
There is a meeting tomorrow, January 12, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.. Click here for the Meeting Notice & Agenda Topics.
Want to participate in public comments? Review – How to address the board for details about the process and to possibly sign-up!

2016 Middle School Open Houses
Middle School Open Houses
For families of 5th grade students at MPS Elementary schools, k-8 schools, and others interested.
Thursday, Jan. 14 @ 6:00 p.m.
Anthony -5757 Irving Ave. S., 55419
Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 6:00 p.m.
Northeast – 2955 Hayes St. NE., 55418
Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 6:00 p.m.
Anwatin – 256 Upton Ave. S., 55405
Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sanford -3524 – 42nd Ave S., 55406
Thursday, Jan. 21 @ 6:00 p.m.
Olson – 1607 – 51st Ave. N., 55411
Thursday, Feb. 4 @ 6:00 p.m.
Ramsey – 1 W. 49th St., 55419
Wednesday, Jan. 27 @ 6:00 p.m.
Franklin – 1501 Aldrich Ave N., 55411

2016 MPS District Spelling Bee

Thursday, January 28 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come support our bright 5-8th grade students from over 40 schools across the district in the Annual Spelling Bee.
Come see our students take on new challenges
Support youth intellectual achievement
Light refreshments will be provided.
Word Club|Scripps National – Prepare your child for an upcoming spelling bee with the Bee’s Word Club!

Mark Your Calendars
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Students Not In School – January 15 – 19
 Second Semester Begins – January 20
Minneapolis School Fair ShowcaseFebruary 6 (link)
National African American Parent Involvement Day – February 8

What’s Up 612! is an online resource of things to do in Minneapolis. The program finder is a citywide resource where youth, parents, educators, youth workers and persons who know young people can find afterschool and summer activities for children and young adults ages 5-21.

National African American Parent Involvement Day

Monday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

You are invited to join us for a great family evening at the Roller Gardens(5622 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park, 55416) celebrating parent involvement at MPS. This is a FREE event! Students must be accompanied with parent or guardian. Event Flyer (PDF)