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Saint Peter Public Schools

Back-To-School News

By Jeffrey Olson, Superintendent of Schools The 2013-14 school year is just around the corner. I would like to provide you with three updates regarding our school district as we prepare for the arrival of students in early September. First and foremost, I want to let everyone know that we are really excited for the start of the school year. Custodians have been working really hard at cleaning the buildings and grounds and making necessary repairs to ensure that we have attractive and safe facilities for our students. Staff has been working on plans for our new 1:1 technology initiative and the launching of our new K-12 English Language Arts curriculum. In addition, major upgrades to our North Intermediate parking lot and playground have been completed. Second, we received notification that we have successfully completed the AdvancEd review and accreditation process.

Our school district earned high marks on all standards and indicators of quality schools and we were granted a new five-year term of accreditation by the AdvancEd Accreditation Commission. We were given special commendation in three areas: 1. Implementing a shared leadership model that develops leadership capacity throughout the district. 2. Systematically monitoring and adjusting curriculum based on an analysis of data; and 3. Managing resources through implementation of a plan that facilitates long-range planning. Finally, we completed a facilities study that

identified five facilities limitations and provided six recommendations to address those limitations. A key recommendation is to initiate a process to explore community support for a new building at a site just west of the city of Saint Peter. This process will begin this fall with a series of community presentations and community conversations about the possibility of such a new building. In addition, we will conduct a scientific random sampling survey of community members regarding their support for a referendum to pay for a new facility. This survey process will occur sometime in 2014. I hope this update provides you with some “food for thought” about ISD 508 Saint Peter Public Schools. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about our district.

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July, August 2013

SUMMER THEATRE St. Peter Area Children’s Theatre (SPact) performed The Hobbit this June. The director, Kaylyn Forkey, was a familiar face as she had often appeared as an actress on this stage during her high school

years. Kaylyn, along with her assistants, Martha Morrow and Amos Johnson provided the cast of 17 with a well rounded experience during the three week theatre camp. The play brought to stage the

classic story by J. R. R. Tolkien along with contemporary touches added by collaboration of the cast as we followed Bilbo Baggins on his journey.

The creative cast of The Hobbit that presented their version of the play.

In July, Community and Family Education hosted Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. Two Prairie Fire directors led a cast of 57 St. Peter youth in the production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

This version of Jack and the Beanstalk followed Jack up and down the beanstalk as he tried to save his village, meeting many interesting characters on the way. The play featured

expected characters, such as Jack, the goose that lays golden eggs, the giant and several unexpected additions of trolls, orchestrarians, carnies and birds.

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk learned the play in just five days with the assistance of two Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre directors.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman


2 — Highlights, July, August 2013

Read and Feed Program Success district. In addition to lunch, the intent of the Read and Feed is to address the learning gap that occurs during the summer months by providing structured learning activities for children who attend. “Each day of the program there were opportunities for children to read books, listen to stories, and play a variety of games related to language, literacy and math,” commented program administrator, Ytive

Prafke. “ “The program has grown every year and this year we served an average of over 340 meals per day. It is our goal that the Read and Feed program meet the needs of children and families during the summer months by providing nutritious meals kids need to grow and learn, as well as keeping children actively engaged so they return Children attending the Read and Feed enjoyed a tasty lunch to school in the fall ready to at the Read and Feed as well as learning time and good conversation with friends. The Read and Feed served over learn,” concluded Prafke. 10,400 meals to children throughout the eight week program.

The dwarves helped Bilbo on his journey to recover the ring and battle the dragon in The Hobbit.

In Jack and the Beanstalk, the birds were upset that the goose that lays the golden egg was stolen. Jack and Jessie helped to bring the goose home.

The Read and Feed Lunch Program sponsored by Saint Peter Schools was held for the fifth year this summer and served over 10,400 meals throughout the eight weeks. This free lunch program is part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the USDA and run by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). It is the goal of the MDE Summer Food Service Program to help organizations like schools

operate programs combining nutritious meals and healthy activities for children during the summer months. The Saint Peter School District continues to qualify for the Summer Food Program because the High School location falls within an area of need based on census data. Qualifying as an open lunch site allows the district to serve free lunches to any children ages 1-18 with the cost of the lunches fully reimbursed to the

Saint Peter Public Schools 2013-2014 Annual Asbestos Notification Saint Peter Public Schools in accordance with the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) continues to implement an E.P.A. approved asbestos management plan. This plan has been developed to identify and manage asbestos containing materials within ISD #508 buildings.  ISD #508 approaches this issue in a safe and proactive manner to insure the health and safety of students, staff and other building occupants. The following asbestos related activities have been completed in the 2012-2013 school year or will be completed within the 20132014 school year at Saint Peter Public Schools. Fall 2012 – Middle/High School, North Intermediate, South Early Learning Center, Minnesota Valley Education Building

Asbestos Periodic Inspection

Summer 2013 - Middle/ High School

Asbestos Floor Tile removal

Spring 2013 - Middle/High School, North Intermediate, South Early Learning Center, Minnesota Valley Education Building

Asbestos Periodic Inspection

Fall 2013 - Middle/High School, North Asbestos 3rd Year Re-Inspection Intermediate, South Early Learning Center, Minnesota Valley Education Building Spring 2014 - Middle/High School, North Intermediate, South Early Learning Center, Minnesota Valley Education Building

Asbestos Periodic Inspection

If you have questions District Office and is available for public viewing during normal district business hours. If you have questions regarding this information please contact the District Asbestos Program Manager, Marc Bachman, at (507) 934-4210 extension 433.

Saint Peter Public Schools 2013-2014 Integrated Pest Management Notification Janet B. Johnson Parents’ Right-to-Know Act of 2000 All Minnesota schools are required to inform parents/guardians and school employees that they may request to be notified prior to pesticide application on school property. Pesticides include chemicals which are used to control insects, weeds, rodents or other pests as defined by the law (M.S. 123B.575, Subd. 9). In order to provide the required information, schools must maintain a list of parents/guardians and school employees who request notification.  Schools must also provide information about individual pesticide applications upon request, including the name of the pesticide product, and the time and

location of the planned application. An estimated schedule of pesticide applications is available for review or copying at each school office.  Pesticides and non-chemical treatments may be used in combination in and around schools for a variety of reasons, including the control of pests which have the potential to bite, sting, spread disease, cause asthma, and/or trigger an allergic reaction.  Pesticides may also be used to prevent or control damage to materials within the school building or to the school building itself, or to control pests or weeds that are seen as a nuisance.  The long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to

which they belong may not be fully understood. Children may be more susceptible to pesticides than adults due to their smaller size and rapid growth and development.  Also their playful behavior may expose them to more pesticide residue.   To limit the potential pesticide exposure, this school follows safety regulations to ensure pesticides are applied properly.  All pesticide products, which are used in and around school buildings, are required to be registered with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  In addition, school employees and certified and licensed applicators are required by state and federal law to comply with all requirements of the

pesticide label, including building sites, application rates, re-entry intervals, posting, use of personal protective equipment, use restrictions, and disposal on the product label. If you would like to be notified prior to pesticide applications made on days other than those specified in the estimated schedule (excluding emergency applications), please contact:   Operations and Maintenance Department Attention: Marc Bachman 100 Lincoln Drive St. Peter, MN 56082 (507) 934-4210 extension 433

Saint Peter Public Schools 2013-2014 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Annual Notification Saint Peter Public Schools ISD #508 in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an indoor air quality management plan. The IAQ Management Plan and related information is available for viewing to all district residents by contacting the program coordinator. The School Board of Education has approved the Saint Peter Public Schools IAQ Management Plan. These are the IAQ related activities that have taken place in 2012-2013 and will take place in 2013-2014. Throughout the upcoming year ISD #508 will continue to respond to IAQ concerns in a proactive manner to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and building visitors. If you have questions relating to IAQ or would like to review the distric IAQ management plan, please

Spring 2013 District Wide Spring 2013 District Wide Spring 2014 District Wide Spring 2014 District Wide

Indoor Air Quality questionnaires Indoor Air Quality walkthrough Indoor Air Quality questionnaires Indoor Air Quality walkthrough

feel free to contact: Operations and Maintenance Department Attention: Marc Bachman 100 Lincoln Drive St. Peter, MN 56082 (507) 934-4210 extension 433


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Educational Opportunities for Adult Learners “You never know what impact you may have on a person’s life when you meet them. To see them years later, when they’ve made a success of their life, makes it all worthwhile. This is why we do what we do,” stated Adult Basic Education Coordinator, Becki Hawkins. Hawkins was reminiscing about a Somali student who came to the program 15 years ago for English language classes and citizenship preparation classes. After three years of intensive study, this individual became a U.S. citizen and gained full time employment. Hawkins recently saw this former student who embraced her and thanked her for all of the help. She was excited to tell Hawkins about her life and the positive changes that have occurred. The Area Adult Learning Cooperative is a consortium made up of eleven area school districts. This Community and Family Education program offers classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), Basic Skills, General Education Development (GED) diploma preparation, high school diploma, Work Wise, and

citizenship preparation. During the 2012-13 school year, individuals from Somalia, Mexico, Honduras, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Columbia, Philippines, Korea, Sudan, Romania, Guatemala, Germany, and the U.S., took advantage of the classes offered in St. Peter. One hundred students were enrolled in regular classes, twelve had a goal of attaining their GED and nine achieved their goal. One adult student receive their high school diploma. In addition, five high school students attended night school to obtain recovery credits which allowed them to graduate with their peers. “In the sixteen years that I’ve worked as the coordinator, I’ve seen an increase in the number of participants between the ages of 1821 and an increase in those who are over 40 years of age,” commented Hawkins. “There are more people who, with family/spousal support, are attending GED classes in order to secure better employment. This was the case with four people who received their GEDs. Our youngest

GED recipient was even promoted to a full time position and received a raise. We also had a participant with a bachelor’s degree from a college in the Philippines earn their GED in order to satisfy U.S. college requirements.” Effective Jan. 1, 2014 the GED test will change from a paper and pencil test to a computer based test. The writing and reading portion will be combined into one literacy test which will reduce the number of tests to four. The format of the tests will also change to include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, complete a sentence, and essays. In January or February, there will be a competency based adult high school diploma issued by the state of Minnesota. The legislators have appointed a task force to establish the requirements. “The goal of this is to encourage adults who have been employed or those who do volunteer work, to receive credit for their work experience,” stated Hawkins. “Currently, a course in keyboarding is a requirement for a high school diploma. If a person has a job where

Adult Basic Education commencement exercises were held on June 26. Nine participants received their GED (General Education Development diploma) and one earned their high school diploma. they sit at a computer, this work experience will help satisfy that credit.” All classes will begin on Sept. 9 in room 210 of the St. Peter Community Center. Call 934-6210 or (507) 665-

4626 ext.406 for more information. Española? Maria Alvarez (507) 3045582.

Welcome to Saint Peter Middle/High School! The faculty and staff of Saint Peter Middle/High School extend you an enthusiastic welcome to the 20132014 school year! The beginning of a new school year always brings a sense of anticipation and excitement, and this year is no different. Whether you are a returning student or a new Saint, we look forward to welcoming you to school on Tuesday, September 4. It is going to be our best year yet! Saint Peter Middle/High School is committed to high quality education for each student, and we take seriously our responsibility of preparing every student for the world of higher education and work. Middle school and high school are life-changing times in a person’s life, and we strive every day to help the youth of Saint Peter experience the rich opportunities Saint Peter Middle/High School provides. Along with the academic experience of school, all students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate in the co-curricular program. With over 40 activities available, ranging from

sports to academic clubs, our school recognizes that there are important skills and lessons learned through participating in school activities. Please feel free to call or stop by if you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year. We are here to help. You can also visit us on-line at http://www.stpeterschools. org/middle-high.htm. Best wishes for a great school year. Paul Peterson, Principal Annette Engeldinger, Assistant Principal Steve Alger, Dean of Students/ Activities Director

Bilbo Baggins (played by Mara Johnson) defeated the dragon Smaug (played by Kaiden Burmeister) in The Hobbit.

Lincoln Drive Fire Lane is Enforced by Police Department The State Fire Marshall’s office has designated the West side of Lincoln Drive from Broadway Avenue to Grace Street as a fire lane, and parking is prohibited at ALL times. No one is permitted to park on the

West side of Lincoln Drive at any time. The police department will be ticketing vehicles that are parked in that fire lane or in any other fire lane surrounding the high school. Additionally, parking is prohibited

within 15 feet of the high school building, including the cul-de-sac on Capitol Drive, as these areas are also designated as fire lanes. Fire lane enforcement is in effect

during all school events, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Student, parent, and community member cooperation is appreciated.


4 — Highlights, July, August 2013

SUMMER FUN WITH Saint Peter Community and Family Education’s summer class offerings brought a wide variety of opportunities to the youth of our community. Classes were offered in a variety of areas such as art, science, theatre, music, magic and more! Kids Arts Workshop brought students between the ages of six and twelve to the Arts Center for a three week arts experience. They explored drawing, painting, clay, printmaking and so much more. Sensational Science had one class this summer focusing on the power of the sun. The students made a bracelet with UV sensitive beads that turned colors when exposed to sunlight and made prints on sun sensitive paper and fabric. Two plays were offered this summer with 75 youth participating. St. Peter Area Children’s Theatre performed The Hobbit in June and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre performed Jack and the Beanstalk in July. The students in Watch Me Draw! Zoo Tycoon 3D Workshop designed their own zoo out of clay,

paper, sticks and a variety of other items.

Wheel for Kids continues to be a popular class with two sessions being held this summer. They went home with some amazing art pieces. The students in Fun Foods for Healthy Kids met for two days. They prepared a variety of no-cook snacks that were fun and easy to make. The students put together a cook book that they took home. Students enjoyed the class Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – a.k.a STEM! They participated in exciting, hands on activities each day.

Ethan created his zoo with many animals during the Watch Me Draw! Zoo Tycoon 3D Art Workshop.

An All New Magic Class was offered this summer that taught the students basic magic tricks. Many youth and adults took advantage of the opportunity to take music lessons this summer. Students had the choice of piano, voice, guitar, violin, cello, viola or mandolin. Lessons will continue to be offered this fall if you are interested.

Students in the Sensational Science: Fun in the Sun class created prints on sun sensitive fabric and made bracelets that turned colors when exposed to sunlight.


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COMMUNITY ED

The STEM class was divided into groups and given the mission to build the tallest freestanding structure with the following items: 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 large marshmallow and 1 yard of string.

I n Jack and the Beanstalk the Giant stole Milky the Cow and brought her up the beanstalk. Jack and Jessie rescued her along with Princess Harp and the goose that lays golden eggs and saved the village from the greedy Enoch Slumlord. Front row: Mother (Mara Johnson), Milky (Emily Olson), Old Deb (Sophia Lee). Back row: Jessie (Lauren Mayer), Enoch Slumlord (Peter Stelter), Jack (Josiah Johnson).

Lillian prepared this fruit kabob as one of several recipes during the Fun with Foods Healthy Kids Class


6 — Highlights, July, August 2013

Welcome to North Intermediate! Greetings from North Intermediate! This is always such an exciting time of the year as we prepare for another great year of school. Our staff members are busy preparing classrooms and lessons to make this the best year yet! North continues to be a full building as this year we will have seven sections of grade three, and five sections of grades four, five, and six. If you are new to our community and have not registered your children, we ask that you stop by the school as soon as you are able. ● Open House for North Intermediate will be held on Tuesday, August 27, from 4:00-8:00 pm. We are having a longer Open House this year due to our increased enrollment. Students and their parents are invited to come meet their teacher, take a self-guided tour of the facility, have their school pictures taken, pay lunch accounts, and get answers to other questions. ● School pictures will be taken the night of Open House! Please have your child ready to have his/her picture taken. Lifetouch Photography will be located in the gym with several cameras ready to take pictures! If you are unable to come to Open House, we will have one make-up session for pictures in late September. ● Classes begin for our students on Tuesday, September 3; the day running from 7:55 a.m. until 2:55 p.m. ● This summer, many people have noticed the construction around North Intermediate. We have additional parking places in our front parking lot to try to accommodate more visitors and staff members. We have also improved our playground area for our students. We look forward to a great year! Thank you for the support you give our school district! Together, we are able to provide a wonderful educational journey for your children. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please let me know. We hope you have a great 2013-2014 school year! Ms. Karen Coblentz, North Intermediate Principal

Youth Activities Fair Tuesday, August 27 • 4–8 p.m. North Intermediate Cafeteria (During the Back to School Open House)  

Discover what is available in the area Register for fall programs / activities

Sponsored by North Intermediate and Saint Peter Community & Family Education

Welcome to South Elementary Early Learning Center!

I hope this newsletter finds everyone enjoying their summer vacation and that it continues to be one filled with laughter, learning and lasting memories. South Elementary ELC has been a busy place over the summer with multiple sessions of summer school. The custodians have been working extra hard to make South clean and inviting, the food service staff will be planning nutritious meals, and the teachers have already been finetuning their classrooms. All of these activities are the makings for the perfect learning environment! Now that it is August, we are getting excited about the new school year. Can you believe that it is only a few weeks away? Just like other years, August is a good time to start reorganizing family life and getting back into a daily routine. Our elementary program will begin the school year with Back to School Parent/Student/ Teacher Conferences as follows: ● ●

ECSE Preschool students and parents will be notified separately by the program instructor about meeting times and locations. K- 2 parents will have the opportunity to sign-up for their choice of conference time during the week of August 12-15 from 8:00-4:00 at the South Elementary ELC office.

The dates for conferences are Tuesday, September 3th and Wednesday, September 4th. We will be available to our parents and students for scheduled school visits and get acquainted sessions. Our Back to School Conferences help create a special sense of involvement for students, parents, and teachers. Beginning the school year with a personal visit helps everyone plan for a successful year. Students will play an active part in the discussion at the conference. These conferences are intended to be a serious meeting of minds where all points of view are equally considered. Teachers have the opportunity to listen while parents talk about their child and how they are seen through a parent’s eyes. Parents hear how the school year is planned and what expectations are in place for the new school year. Students find their new desk and locker and ask questions about their new classmates and teacher. Remember! During the opening conferences we will be taking school pictures. Please remember to bring your child dressed for school pictures. If you miss this picture-taking event, your child will have the opportunity to have pictures taken on the make-up date. Students will attend the conference with their parents and then return home for the remainder of those two days. Parents will have the opportunity to visit with teachers, make payments on breakfast and lunch accounts, and complete necessary paperwork during their conference. All staff members will be available. If you would like to schedule a meeting with another staff member, please contact the school office. Kindergarten, first, and second-grade students begin with a full day of classes on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00 a.m. The day ends at 2:40 p.m. Buses leave the school grounds at 2:50 p.m. South Elementary offers breakfast for all students. If you would like to have your child join us for breakfast, explain to them that when they arrive at school in the morning they should come directly to the lunchroom. We start serving at 7:30 a.m. If they are worried or concerned about what they should do, ask them to talk with a morning supervisor. Lunch is served each day in the school cafeteria. Parents are always welcome to join their child for school lunch. We request that you notify the school office prior to visiting so that we can place an order for you. I am eager to get to know you and your children. Please feel free to stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make the upcoming school year one of tremendous growth and achievement for ALL students. I’ll see everyone on the first day of school for South Elementary students—September 5—relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new year. Enjoy the remainder of the summer. We look forward to seeing you the first week of September! Mr. Darin Doherty, South Elementary Early Learning Center Principal


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VIP Program Fosters Community Service, Leadership, and Teamwork Skills By Taylor Zallek, VIP Coordinator Perhaps you saw them carrying banners in the St. Peter Fourth of July parade. Maybe one of them handed you a Food Drive flyer the last time you were at the grocery store.  Have you noticed them walking dogs around the Mill Pond?   They wear those turquoise blue t-shirts with the letters “VIP” scrawled across the back.  Very important person?  Important, yes, but we know them as our Volunteers In the Park! The Volunteer In the Park program welcomes children ages 10 and up from St. Peter and the surrounding area and engages them in voluntary community service.  Facilitated by the St. Peter Recreation & Leisure Services staff, the VIP  program serves to teach kids the importance of community service, develop their leadership and teamwork skills, and provide

mentoring opportunities for its participants by offering volunteer placement positions with various community programs and local businesses. Some of the volunteer activities that the VIPs help with include… -Working at Kind Vet’s Pound Pals Program -Carrying groceries for seniors at Family Fresh Market on senior discount day -Mentoring/job shadowing at Godfather’s Pizza -Running lemonade stands (benefiting local charities of VIPs choosing) -Assisting seniors with food carry-out at the Nutrition Assistance Program at the Senior Center -Washing police squad car -Ushering at summer theater performances and other Community Ed. events -Serving as swimming lesson assistants and selling concessions at St. Peter Outdoor Pool

-Distributing refreshments at Senior Dances (hosted by the Senior Center) -Helping out at Read & Feed (cleaning up and reading to children) -Decorating and setting up for the Relay for Life -Carrying banners for the Chamber of Commerce during 4th of July parade -Partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to put on the Vikings Tailgating event There were over 70 active VIPs this summer with an estimated 4,000 total hours spent volunteering. Their efforts raised $558.33 for local charities this summer! VIPs are The Orchestrarians said everything in a singing voice in Jack and the Beanstalk. Their rewarded for their hard work mission was to rescue Princess Harp from the Giant. throughout the summer with special VIP Only Events. This summer the VIPs had the opportunity to attend a movie night, visit the zoo, take a trip Regular attendance at • South Elementary to a water park, and attend a school is a critical component Early Learning Center professional baseball game! (grades Pre-K to 2) of student learning and 934-2754 academic achievement. Parents and guardians play • North Intermediate School (grades 3-6) a crucial role in seeing that 934-3260 school attendance is a top • Saint Peter Middle priority for students. School (grades 7-8) When students miss school, 934-4210 ext. 414 parents and guardians are asked to call the school • Saint Peter High School (grades 9-12) to share this information. 934-4210 ext. 415 Parents should notify their When students return to child’s school of an absence on ent/guardian note is required. school after an absence, a parthe day of the absence.

ECFE Kickoff!

VIPs helped collect school supplies for area students at the Back-to-School drive.

VIPs made new friends while volunteering with bingo games at ECUMEN and Grandview. A large group of VIPs collected non-perishable items for the St. Peter Area Food Shelf.

Absence Reporting Procedures

Sat., Sep. 7, 10–11:30 a.m. Gorman Park, FREE, No registration required. Come see Christian Lilianthal’s exotic animals, take the opportunity to meet our ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) teachers and register for classes.

Held rain or shine.


8 — Highlights, July, August 2013 Board of Education

Saint Peter Community & Family Education

Mark Karlsrud, Board Chair 934-4062 (H) mark.karlsrud@stpeterschools.org

600 S. Fifth Street, Suite 207 ● (507) 934-3048 www.stpetercommunityedonline.com

Marty Duncan, Board Vice Chair 934-5300 (H) marty.duncan@stpeterschools.org Peter Nelson, Board Treasurer 934-2600 (H), 931-3310 (W) peter.nelson@stpeterschools.org Ben Leonard, Board Clerk 934-2100 (H), 934-2160 (W) ben.leonard@stpeterschools.org

SAC (School Age Care) offers a fun, safe, caring environment that fosters educational, recreational and developmentally appropriate experiences that compliment your child’s school day.

Jon Carlson 612-964-5801 (C) jon.carlson@stpeterschools.org Sharon Fitch 934-2161 (H) sharon.fitch@stpeterschools.org Robert Lambert 931-2856 (H) robert.lambert@stpeterschools.org

SAC operates on South Elementary Early Learning Center student school days from after school to 5:45 p.m. for students in grades K-6.

Administrators Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Olson jolson@stpeterschools.org High School Principal Paul Peterson Dean of Students and Activities Director Steve Alger Assistant High School Principal Annette Engeldinger North Intermediate Principal Karen Coblentz South Elementary Principal Darin Doherty Community & Family Education Director Tami Skinner Building & Grounds Director Marc Bachman Business Services Director Dean Peterson Special Programs Administrator Ytive Prafke

www.stpeterschools.org The school district newsletter, Highlights, is distributed monthly through the office of Community and Family Education. Any questions or suggestions regarding Highlights should be directed to the office of Community and Family Education: Tami Skinner, Editor 600 South 5th Street, Suite 207 Saint Peter, MN 56082 (507) 934-3048 ext. 238 tskinner@stpeterschools.org

Is your family on the school census? The Saint Peter School District keeps a record of all families in our school district. Being on the school census ensures: • You will automatically receive ECFE mailings. • You will be notified of Early Childhood Screening. • The elementary school will be expecting your child when it is time for kindergarten. • That maximum funding is received by our district from state/local government. Please call 934-3048 if you are new to the district or your family has grown with additional births or adoptions!

An informational meeting for parents only will be held on Monday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the South Cafeteria. SAC applications are available at Saint Peter Community & Family Education. Call 934-3048 for more information or visit the school website to view the SAC handbook.

Calendar of District Events August 27

North Open House 4-8 pm A-L come 4-6 pm, M-Z come 6-8 pm (student photos taken during open house)

September 2 3 3-4

5 19

NO SCHOOL* E–12 Labor Day Break Classes start for grades 3–12 (North/MS/HS) South Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 am-4 pm (student photos taken during conferences) Classes start for grades *E–2 (South) ECFE classes begin

October 10 10 11 15 16 17-18

MS/HS Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 pm North Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm NO SCHOOL NORTH (3-6) Conferences 8 am-4 pm North Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm *E–12 Early Release Day NO SCHOOL *E–12 (MEA)

*E-12 Early Childhood – Grade 12

FALL REGISTRATION REGISTER NOW FOR FALL CLASSES BEGINS AUGUST 16 Ways to register: •

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In person – Community Center, Suite 207 www.stpetercommunityedonline.com By phone – 934-3048 ext. 0 By mail – 600 S. 5th St., Suite 207

A WIDE VARIETY OF CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE, such as: -Music Lessons -Technology Classes -ECFE -Art Classes -Parenting Classes -Swim Lessons -CPR/First Aid -After school classes at North & South

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