Category: General News

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

The book fair is approaching and we need your help to make this exciting event a success! You can help out with setting up, assisting students as they preview the fair during the school day, running the registers during the fair, or tearing down afterward. Sign up for one slot, or a few! Volunteers will receive a coupon for $5 off their book fair purchase.

Fall deadline for Box Tops is October 25th!

Over the summer, participating brands began to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. Download the app on iTues or Google Play. See products & learn more about the box tops app at BTFE.COM.

Thanks for your efforts in helping our school earn money through the Box Tops program!

PSI Book Fair! Oct 22-24th

Mark your calendars for the PSI Book Fair running October 22-24th from 3-8pm everyday after school.  Tons of new and exciting books- and of course lots of Spanish options too!
We are looking for many volunteers to make this a huge success.   Please consider signing up for a volunteer slot on the signup genius link.

Lunchroom Volunteer! Ayuda en la cafeteria!

Ever wonder what your child is doing during the day at school?  Well stop in and find out while helping out our wonderful lunch time staff as well!  Click on the sign up genius below to sign up!

Exciting news: Girls on the Run is coming to Park Spanish Immersion Elementary this fall!

Girls On the Run is an afterschool program that uses the power of running to prepare 3rd – 5th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Over the course of the 10-week, 20-lesson season, girls learn life-changing lessons about healthy friendships, teamwork, decision-making, self-respect and more, all while preparing to run a 5k.

Open to all 3rd – 5th grade girls; no previous running experience required, and need-based financial aid is available. Register today! Our Fall 2019 season will be each Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. starting September 10th culminating with the Girls on the Run 5k on November 10.

Space is limited so register early! 

Visit or contact Kylie Urriche at for more information.

Check one thing off your list with School Toolbox!

For the fourth year in a row, the PSI PTO is teaming up with School Tool Box to offer parents the option of ordering teacher requested school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.

The program benefits parents by making buying supplies quick and convenient and the PSI PTO will benefit at the same time by receiving 5% back for all online orders. School Tool Box offers one-stop shopping for your teacher approved supplies without the need to step foot in a retail store.

Why School Tool Box? We researched many programs and found it is comparable to what parents would find at the brick and mortar stores (minus the few deeply discounted items often offered to draw customers in). We selected them based on the ability to supply name brand teacher requested supplies, parents ability to place and customize their orders and have them shipped directly to the home as well as overall customer service.

When ordering parents will be able to order the list as specified by their grade or they can opt to customize their order and pick and choose what they want. Customizing orders provides parents with the flexibility to order according to their needs and even stock their cabinets at home with additional supplies if they chose.

The best part is that you no longer have to worry that you won’t be able to find what you need when you get around to ordering. With School Tool Box you can order your supplies for the 2019-2020 school year now or you can wait until two weeks before school begins and either way you are guaranteed to get what you need. You read that correctly, online ordering is already open and orders can be placed today.

No more waiting for the teacher approved lists to be posted online or be available at local stores, simply head to, select pre-built boxes and type Park Spanish Immersion in the dropdown box and find your grade level list for 2019-2020, place your order and check school supplies off the to-do list!

Question and comments can be emailed to

4/23 PTO meeting cancelled

The PTO meeting scheduled for tomorrow 4/23 has been cancelled

Silent Auction open for bidding! 3/9 – 3/23

PSI PTO‘s Silent Auction is OPEN for business and will remain open until March 23rd.
Please visit to view and bid on over 150 items generously donated by many individuals and businesses in and around St. Louis Park. Funds raised support our wonderful Amity Intern Program.

Carnival – New Date!

Get ready for a new Carnival! – NEW DATE MARCH 16

Updated this year, Carnival is a FREE family fun night for all PSI students and their families!

Join us on Saturday, March 16th (NEW DATE) from 6-8pm in the PSI gym and cafeteria for carnival games, inflatables, a dance and even a Mariachi band! There are no admission or game fees, but food trucks will be on-site to purchase food. Free will donations will also be accepted and appreciated!

Again, there are no wristband or ticket purchases either in advance or at the event.

Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, and Friends – please consider working a shift at the PSI Carnival. It’s easy, fun and a great way to give back to PSI with your time!

Please sign-up for a shift.

Parents Night Out – Get Your Tickets Here

Join us for Parents Night Out on March 23rd from 6-11pm at Rojo Mexican Grill at the West End in St. Louis Park.

Tickets include entrance and a taco bar; a cash bar will be available all evening at the event. All proceeds (and any additional donations) will go to the PTO to support the Amity Intern Program and related activities. Advance purchase is required; no tickets will be sold on-site.

See you there!

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Carnival is NEW this year!

Get ready for a new Carnival!

Updated this year, Carnival is a FREE family fun night for all PSI students and their families!

Join us on Saturday, March 9th from 6-8pm in the PSI gym and cafeteria for carnival games, inflatables, a dance and even a Mariachi band! There are no admission or game fees, but food trucks will be on-site to purchase food. Free will donations will also be accepted and appreciated!

This will also be the kick-off for our silent auction, which will be open from March 9th-March 23rd. Proceeds raised from the Silent Auction fund our Amity Program. Please take some time to browse our auction items and begin your bidding during the Carnival.

Again, there are no wristband or ticket purchases either in advance or at the event.

Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, and Friends – please consider working a shift at the PSI Carnival. It’s easy, fun and a great way to give back to PSI with your time!

Please click HERE to sign-up for a shift.


Melissa Robinson Barrett


Get Excited- Silent Auction is Near!

This year our biggest fundraiser is even bigger and better as the Silent Auction coincides not only with Carnival but with Parents’ Night Out. We are seeking auction donations and need your help! Here are just a few ideas:

-Restaurant or retail Gift Cards (this is a perfect way to re-gift it!)
-Your professional skills/time. Are you a Massage Therapist? Hairdresser? Nail Technician? CPA? Photographer?
-Your company’s donation. Monetary gift, a gift basket or gift card.
-Solicit donations from your business-owning family members, neighbors or friends.

PSI Parents is a registered 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible.

Please donate by March 1. Gift card & item donations can be dropped at the Silent Auction bin in the PSI office. For donations of time or any other ideas/questions please email:

The Media Center Needs Your Help!

Did you know that PSI has already circulated 25,000 books this year?! With all of that reading going on, it is no surprise that the media center specialists need some help from time to time. Please consider stopping by the media center to assist with taping and shelving books between 8:15am and 3pm. We ask that you check-in first with a specialist to ensure that you have been properly trained. It would be ideal if you could commit to an hour on a fairly regular basis, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sra. Vandewalker ( or Lisa Welke ( with questions.

Winter Conference Meals Sign Up!

Winter Conferences are coming up February 12th and 15th. Please consider supporting our teachers by providing meals to keep them going!

Thursday, 2/7/2019, for Family Fun & Fitness!

Thursday, 2/7/2019, for Family Fun & Fitness!
Join us on Thursday, February 7th,for fun gym activities with Sr. Watkins and Sra. Huss, and mindfulness, sensory-friendly family activities and ideas downstairs. A whole fruit snack will be served after the event. The fun starts at 6:30pm. Don’t forget to bring your water bottle!


2019 Imagination & Inventor’s Fair

REGISTRATION EXTENDED! We want to see your imagination, invention and science projects! Registration is still open until Friday (1/11) – sign-up today for the 18th PSI Imagination and Inventor’s Fair on Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30-8:00pm. Register and learn more here:

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.

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!

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.

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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