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2019 Imagination & Inventor’s Fair

The 2018 PSI Imagination and Inventor’s Fair is on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. Winter Break is the perfect time to work with your student on an artistic, imagination or science exploration project for the 2018 Fair! Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJJuPrjRZUmT37o1HR70H8zxSQZUFJK7X_IjvxkgRj8A3mog/viewform
Registration deadline is December 28th, 2018. For more information and project ideas, visit www.psiparents.com .

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Fall Box Tops for Education Results

The results are in!  We collected $472.50 for Fall Box Tops for Education.

Thank you for sending in your Box Tops. These dollars go directly to PSI.

Keep collecting! Our next deadline will be in March. Don’t forget to ask friends and family (especially grandparents) you’ll be seeing over the holidays to collect as well.

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Volunteers needed for Math Night!

We are looking for a number of volunteers to help run PSI’s annual carnival of math stations, including: brain teasers, challenges, contests, giant Connect 4, giant checkers, 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!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba8aa29abfa7-volunteers
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Fall Box Tops for Education deadline

The fall Box Tops for Education submission deadline is November 1st!

Please turn in any Box Tops you’ve collected before November 1st to the main PSI office or your child’s teacher.

If you miss the deadline, keep collecting! We’ll have another deadline for Spring.

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Author Night with John Coy! 10/23

We’re so excited that John Coy, author of a variety of sports-themed books, will be at PSI from 630-8pm on 10/23. Bring a debit or credit card because we will be selling Coy’s books that night for him to sign for less than they sell on Amazon, thanks to the generosity of our local Wild Rumpus bookstore.

Bring a blanket & the whole family! Free book for all children who attend.

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Scholastic Book Fair!!

Mark your calendars for the scholastic fall book fair!! Tuesday October 23rd thru Thursday October 25th, every day after school 3-8pm!!

We also need parent volunteers to help set up, break down and run cash registers. You will receive a $5 off coupon towards the book fair. Please recruit extended family and friends to help and support our school fundraiser and supply of updated, enriching books to our kids and their classrooms!

Sign up at: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/signup/PvEpa6Tef

 

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Back to School Checklist and Important Dates!

Click HERE for 2018-2019 PSI calendar and Back to School Checklist

With so many things to remember as the school year gets underway, we’ve compiled a handy list of some of the most important dates and action items.  Click on the link above to make sure you’re not missing anything!  And don’t forget to utilize the RSS feed in the upper right hand corner of this page to get all district dates automatically uploaded into your calendar!

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THE TIME TO ORDER SPIRIT WEAR IS NOW!

This is your one and only chance this school year to pick up PSI Spirit Wear so don’t delay! Orders are due September 21 and items will be delivered to your child’s classroom mid-October. It’s a gift for the kiddo? Select “Office Delivery” when you order and you’ll be contacted for alternate pick-up arrangements. A portion of proceeds from this sale go back to PSI, so you’ll do good and look good too. Check out our online store to see the eye-catching and budget-friendly designs for the whole family:https://slpspanishimmersion2018.itemorder.com/

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Volunteer in the Lunchroom at PSI!

Come see your kids for lunch and help out in the lunchroom!!

Sign up below using the link below…

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D48AAAE2CA7F58-psilunchroom2

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Need 3 More Amity Intern Host Families

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: mollymcarpenter@hotmail.com (c) 612-226-5850
Heather Fitzpatrick: heatherfil@gmail.com (c) 612-242-1812
Meta Webb: meta.lano@gmail.com (c) 612-419-4862
Julie Yakes: yakesmail@gmail.com (c) 612-210-5196

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Thank you for your staff appreciation week donations!

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.
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Parents Night Out!

Saturday, April 28

Check out the noche_de_padres_flyer to get all the details.

Register here, and click here to pay online.

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Spring Conference Meals SignUp Genius

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.
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Carnival Online Silent Auction

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.

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Volunteers needed! Carnival Sign-Up-Genius LIVE!

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!
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Carnival 2018! March 10th 4-8 pm

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.
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Order Your Yearbook Today!

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!

 

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

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!

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February 8th is Family, Fun & Fitness Night!

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.
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Come help out in the lunchroom!

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!