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Waite Park Weekly Update

March 17, 2017

Weekly Happenings


Monday, March 20
- Site Council
        4-5 PM


Tuesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 22
- Grade 4 & 5 Field Trip
        Ordway Center

- MPS Curriculum Open House

Thursday, March 23
- MPS Curriculum Open House

NE Band Festival
6:30PM at Edison

Friday, March 24
- Grade 3 Field Trip
        Mill City Museum


Site Council

Site council is a great opportunity for staff, families, and community to come together and share in the decision-making process governing the affairs of Waite Park Community School. Our March Site Council meeting will take place on Monday, March 20th from 4-5pm and will contain budget information for the 2017-18 school year. Please contact Principal McGinness if you are interested in being a part of this group (although no RSVP is necessary). 


NE Band Festival

The Northeast Minneapolis Band Festival is Thursday, March 23rd at Edison High School at 6:30pm and will include bands from Waite Park, Pillsbury, Marcy, Sheridan, NE Middle School, and Edison. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the concert. 

New Literacy Curriculum

Minneapolis Public Schools is rolling out a new PreK-5th grade literacy curriculum in the fall and wants your input! Review and provide feedback about the curriculum materials on: 
When:  Tuesday, March 21, 8am - 7pm
            Wednesday, March 22, 8am-5pm

Where: Davis Center Assembly Room, 1250 W. Broadway


Waite Park on Facebook

Keep up-to-date on Waite Park events and see fun pictures of what's happening (including field trips!) at Waite Park by joining the Waite Park Community School Facebook Page! Find it HERE and feel free to pass it on to soon-to-be Waite Park kindergarten families. Only children with media releases signed will be shown.
Waite Park PTA also has a Facebook page highlighting PTA events, find it HERE.


Parent Education Night

Please join us on April 11th from 4-6 pm for Parent Education Night. We will have two 1 hour sessions discussing internet safety (including cell phones, social media, and kids) with Ms. McEathron and the Positive School-Wide Behavior Plan and Restorative Practice with Ms. Kelly and Ms. McGinness. Please RSVP by calling the main office at 612.668.1600


Spring Social Tickets

Spring Social tickets are now available for purchase on the Waite Park PTA Blog, don't miss the biggest event of the year!  Spring Social will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at 514 Studios, North Loop.
For full details and to volunteer and classroom basket themes: 2017 Spring Social

Summer Sports-Arts Camp

Minneapolis Summer Sports-Arts Camp will be at Webster this year, June 19-July 28 rom 12-5pm. Cost is$250, or $200 if you register by April 1. For full details and registration go to

GEMS/GISE this Summ

Now is the time to think about summer programming for your children! Waite Park is a GEMS/GISE site for Summer Session 2017; your child can expand their experiences with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by registering for summer programming! The session is FREE, begins June 26 and ends Aug. 3, M-Th, breakfast and lunch is provided. No programming the week of July3. Applications can be sent directly to Waite Park. If you have questions, contact Roxanne Beasley at 612.668.1594


Immigrant and Refugee Families: We are here for you!

Minneapolis Public Schools is partnering with the Immigrant Law Center on American-Islamic Relations, NAVIGATE, and the Somali American Parent Association to host upcoming community meetings. Legal resources and guidance for managing change, trauma, and stress will be available. Join us on Wednesday, March, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at South High School and Saturday, March 4, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Davis Service Center. Find full details HERE.




March 27-30
-Spirit Week
& Food Drive

March 31
-No School
Record Keeping Day

Apr 03-Apr 07
-Spring Break

April 10
-4th Quarter Begins

April 11
-Parent Education Night

April 17
-Site Council

April 22
-PTA Spring Social 
514 Studios

April 27
-Kindergarten & Hi5


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