Please visit the Family Registration page to register your family in order to receive email notifications for volunteer opportunities and occasional PTO updates.
Hello PSI Families,
Please consider hosting an Intern this Fall! We are still searching for 3 more Host Families so we can bring 8 Interns to our school next year.
Amity Interns play a vital role in our classrooms every day helping with small group learning in Math and English (and all of it in their native Spanish language!) They bring culture and fun to our school!
Commitment is the week of August 20 – mid/late January (at the time the new semester starts).
Only requirement is that the Intern must have their own legal bedroom. We know space is at a premium in SLP. Many current and former host families children have been so excited to host that they have shared a room during this time. Chat with your kids and see if they are willing.
Want more info? Check out our FAQ’s here or reach out to a coordinator today for more info!
Don’t miss out on this life changing experience!
Molly Carpenter: firstname.lastname@example.org (c) 612-226-5850
Heather Fitzpatrick: email@example.com (c) 612-242-1812
Meta Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org (c) 612-419-4862
Julie Yakes: email@example.com (c) 612-210-5196
The staff at PSI really wanted us to pass along their appreciation for all of you! Through donations, kind words and support, they really felt your gratitude during staff appreciation this past week. Attached are some pictures that were taken during the week. Please see the PSI Parents facebook page for more photos. Thanks again! And just a reminder…please check the staff lounge when able to see if you have any dishes or serving utensils left behind.
It’s that time of year again…spring conferences! Providing meals for our teachers and staff during this time is a great way to show them appreciation.
Please click here if you would like to contribute a meal/snack/etc. for our PSI teachers as they work during conference time.
GET READY… next week is Carnival Spirit week! Wednesday March 7th, the PSI online Silent Auction goes LIVE!
Click here to check it out!
Popular items include: Tickets to professional sports games, live theater and movie tickets. Massage and wellness packages, Nordic Ware Gift Baskets, birthday party packages, Walt Disney World park-hopper passes, A Private Chef experiences, Gym memberships and punch cards, 2 pairs of new Ray-Ban sunglasses, rides to school in St. Louis Park fire truck or police car, photography packages, adult beverage gift baskets from area businesses, and tickets to many different area museums and attractions.
Many teachers, staff, Amity Interns and PSI Families are offering exciting group buy-in events for children and adults- these include cooking classes, fun-days, sporting events, family nights and more! Look for a flyer in your childs orange folder next week highlighting these events!
All proceeds from the Silent Auction directly benefit the children of PSI. The fundraising goal for the auction is $20,000 to raise enough funds to cover half of the expenses in running the Amity Intern program for next year. Please bid generously, have fun and remember that the money raised goes to a great cause.
PSI Parents, Grandparents, Alumni & Friends-
Please consider picking up a shift or two at the PSI Carnival on Saturday, March 10th! It takes MANY volunteers to get the event off the ground.
The Sign-Up-Genius has over 50 volunteer spots per shift that need to be filled. Click here to sign up!
The PSI Carnival SILENT AUCTION Committee is seeking donations of goods, services, gift cards, event tickets, vacation home rental days, hosted events, meals, and more that can be auctioned off in the online Carnival Silent Auction.
Deadline for Silent Auction donations is February 15th. All funds raised directly support the PSI Parents mission and the Amity Intern Program.
Please email Annalise Atkins with questions, and/or to arrange a donation today!
Click here to sign up to volunteer at Carnival.
Click here for easy online ordering information for this year’s Yearbook. That’s the quickest and most efficient way to order.
Don’t want to order online? Send a check for $15 per book with your student’s name and grade in the memo line.
Don’t miss out on a year full of memories. Order your copy today!
Mark your calendars for the winter Book Fair on February 7, 8 & 9 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm in the PSI Media Center.
The proceeds from the Book Fair go to support our Amity Intern Program and your help is needed in order to make this event a success.
We need volunteers to help with setting up the fair, helping kids create their wish lists, working the cash registers, and breaking down the fair when it’s all over. All volunteers will receive a coupon for $5 off their purchase.
Click HERE to read about how you can help!
Thursday, February 8th is Family Fun and Fitness Night at PSI! Starting at 6:30 pm.
In addition to the fun gym activities, join Kathy Flaminio for a session to practice movement to calm, energize, focus and connect with each other. Explore the mind-body connection and how simple tools such as breathing, yoga- based movement, and relaxation techniques can turn chaos into calm. Experience practices to use for both yourself and your child/children for morning, after-school and bedtime.
Curious what your kiddos are up to all day? Come volunteer in the lunchroom and find out! Help hand out silverware and napkins, sanitize tables and visit with the kids. Volunteer shifts are an hour long and super fun!
Click here to sign up!
Did you know the award-winning Okee Dokee Brother’s have a Spanish album? It’s called Excelente Fabuloso and for every CD purchased in December, Kids Love Languages, a St. Louis Park company, will donate $5 to PSI.
The CD is perfect for singing while in the car, uploading to your child’s iTunes playlist or purchasing as a gift. Songs are upbeat and enjoyed by entire families (lyrics and translations are included). CDs can be purchased via PayPal and shipped to your home. Visit www.kidslovelanguages.com and click “music”.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to find more information and a link to register. Online registration is open until Thursday, December 21st.
We’re also in need of a few volunteers to help with the planning. If you’re interested, please contact Chris Rorwick at email@example.com.
Volunteer for Math Night (Tuesday, Nov. 14) and help make Math Night an evening of fun for PSI students!
We are looking for volunteers to help run our carnival of math stations including three “giant” games this year: giant Chess, giant Connect 4, and giant checkers! Other fun math stations are: brain teasers, challenges, contests and more.
Working at a math station is easy and fun! Volunteers may work in shifts, or run a game for the entire night. Consider signing up to work with your child for a shift, and then enjoy playing the other part of the night!
First shift: 6:00-7:15; Second shift: 7:15-8:30 (Event begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Note: The first shift arrives 30 minutes earlier than event start for game instruction and set up. The second shift will learn game from first shift, and help take down game at end of event.
Sign up here!
The Carnival team is looking for parent volunteers to fill the following open lead positions:
Silent auction website:
• help set up and load donation items into website
Silent auction- Teacher/Amity intern items:
• work with PSI teachers and Amity interns to secure their silent auction donation events and details (date, time, location, cost)
• share information with silent auction lead so it can be uploaded into auction website
• Prior to Carnival: work with current lead to create the Sign Up Genius; monitor sign ups and provide updates on volunteer needs; work with games leads to identify number of volunteer spots for each game.
• Night of Carnival: staff the volunteer check in room; oversee timely and smooth transition of volunteer shifts; distribute 1 ticket sheet to each volunteer upon completion of their shift.
• Prior to Carnival: contact and reserve vendors (inflatables, DJ, photo booth, etc.); work with Carnival leadership to establish times for each vendor to attend; obtain and secure contracts with each vendor; request payment via PSI parents website for each vendor; work with Carnival team to secure locations for each vendor; make sure vendor has everything they need (outlets, early access to set up, etc.)
• Day of Carnival- make sure vendors arrive on time and help them get to where they need to be in the school
Contact Sarah Reuben at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Let’s show the teachers how much we appreciate all they do for our kids!
Sign up here to volunteer to bring a meal, beverage, dessert, etc. during conference days.
The staff really appreciates it!
To sign up for teacher treats, please visit the Monthly Staff Treat Sign Up Genius here.
Stacey Edlavitch and Kristen Engen-Routzohn