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.

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!



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!


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.

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!


Raise $ for PSI with the Gift of Music

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 and click “music”. 

Questions? Email


2018 PSI Imagination and Inventors Fair

The 2018 PSI Imagination and Inventor’s Fair is fast approaching on January 16th. Winter Break is the perfect time to work with your student on a project for the 2018 Fair!

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


Volunteers Needed for Math Night!

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.

If you are able to help run a game for the entire night, please sign up for both shifts.

Date: 11/14/2017 (Tue.)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: PSI Gym

Sign up here!

Carnival leads needed!

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

Volunteer coordination:
• 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.

Vendor coordination:
• 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 with any questions!


Fall Conferences Meal Sign Up!


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!



Come learn about Carnival!

You are invited to a kick off meeting about this year’s Carnival! As one of the largest school fundraisers for the Amity program, it takes many parent volunteers for it to be a success!

Come learn more about ways you can help on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 pm in the Media Center.


Monthly Staff Treats

To sign up for teacher treats, please visit the Monthly Staff Treat Sign Up Genius here

Thank you!

Stacey Edlavitch and Kristen Engen-Routzohn


Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Mark your calendars for the fall book fair coming to PSI on October 24 – 26 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm. 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 and to sign up!

Music Room Help

Volunteers needed in the Music Room – No musical talent required.

Come for just 15 minutes or stay for an hour, depending on your schedule.
Click here for more information and to sign up.

Thank you!

Sign Up for Baile!

The PSI Baile Folklorico Dance program is an after school activity where students learn traditional dances and cultural traditions from Spanish speaking countries. At the end of each fall and spring session, students will perform for their peers at an all school assembly and a community performance.


Students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades are eligible to participate.  Students dance one day per week, in a Monday or Wednesday class from 3:00-4:30 p.m., choosing the Fall or Spring session.  


For more information, check out the dance website here.


To sign up for Baile, click here.


Deadline for Baile sign-up is Saturday, Sept 16th at 8 p.m.

Spirit Wear

Fall Spirit Wear is now available to order! Click here to check out the great merchandise and purchase online. Spirit Wear makes great gifts for kids and teachers! All orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom in mid-October. If you would like to purchase a gift for your child, please select “Office” for delivery to keep it a surprise. All orders are due by September 20th and all proceeds go back to support PSI!

Online ordering for school supplies returns!

Thanks to its success last year, PSI Parents has teamed up again with School Tool Box to offer parents the option of ordering teacher requested school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year.

The program benefits parents by making buying supplies quick and convenient and PSI Parents 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.

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 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 2017-2018 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 drop-down box and find your grade level list for 2017-2018, place your order and check school supplies off the to do list!

Questions and comments can be emailed to


Food Trucks, Music, and Spring Fun at Oak Hill Park!

Please join us for an end of the year spring picnic at Oak Hill Park on Tuesday, May 30th from 5-8 p.m.! We will have food trucks, park games, music and a 50/50 raffle! This is a great way to end the year for the students as they say good-bye to friends for the summer! It’s also a chance to take a break from cooking and cleaning up dinner! Money raised at this picnic will help defray the cost for next years 5th graders two day retreat. Hope to see you and your family there!


PSI Staff Appreciation Week is May 8th – May 12th!

As in the past, we will be treating the staff to coffee and treats in the lounge all week, as well as the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10th in the staff lounge.
To help make the week a success, we are asking for volunteers to bring food items throughout the week.  This event is supported entirely by PSI family donations.  Please see the SignUpGenius link here to see the items that are needed.  
Please make sure to label all your serving dishes and utensils.  All serving items will be washed and ready for you to pick up in Staff Lounge by Friday, May 12th.  Please label any Gluten Free or Vegetarian items.  
If you have any questions, send an email to Carlee Bendickson, or Jacalyn Miller,
Thank you! 
The PSI Staff Appreciation Week Team
Carlee Bendickson, Melissa Hoag, Jacalyn Miller & Stacey Stewart


Help for a Fellow PSI Family

I’m writing to share about 1st grade (Sra Brown) classmate’s situation. Becktu’s father, Belete, had a heart attack and emergent open heart surgery recently. He is on the road to recovery but has had to be out of work and unfortunately does not have disability benefits through his employer. As a result the family is facing significant financial hardship. They are from Ethiopia so do not have any family here either.

Please read the website and donate if you are willing and able. Please keep them in your thoughts as they navigate these difficult times.