St. Anthony Park Elementary School news

St. Anthony Park Elementary 2180 Knapp St., 651-293-8735,

Fourth-grader wins map contest

Congratulations to fourth-grader Marisol Guevara, who was selected as one of 21 national finalists to represent the United States in the Barbara Bartz Petchenik International Children’s Mapping Competition, sponsored by the National Geographic and International Cartographic Association.

Marisol’s illustration was exhibited at the national meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles, April 9-14. Marisol will receive prizes from the National Geographic Society.

Carnival, plant sale and running club all mean spring is here

Students at St. Anthony Park Elementary School are ready for spring with running club activities and the spring carnival. The annual carnival, a fundraiser for the school, will take place Friday, May 3, 5:30-8 p.m., and the public is welcome.

The event will include games, food, a plant sale and more.

SAPSA’s two-day plant sale will begin on Wednesday, May 8, the same day as the SPPS Nutrition Services spring picnic (weather permitting).

Families can stop by during their students’ lunchtime for a meal and then shop for annuals, pots, hanging baskets, herbs and veggies. Look for the plant stand near the school’s main entrance between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 8 and 9.

Education Day with the Saints

Second-, fifth- and sixth-grade students will enjoy a day at the ballgame on Thursday, May 9, when they attend Education Day hosted by the St. Paul Saints.

They’ve got talent!

The annual St. Anthony Park Elementary School Talent Show, featuring dancers, comedians, musicians, magicians and jugglers, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Murray Junior High School Auditorium.

End of year fun

The end of May brings a flurry of activities, including the Patrol Parade in downtown St. Paul and picnic at Como Park for fifth- and sixth-grade student patrols on Tuesday, May 21, and the school’s annual Memorial Day program on Friday, May 24, at the school.

The Memorial Day program will include a flag presentation, songs, readings and recognition of the winners of the patriotic essay contest.

May 21 performance was a year in the making for grades 3 and 4

Throughout the 2012-13 school year, third- and fourth-graders have participated in the VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! program that connects distinguished Mexican composers with Twin Cities-area K-12 music ensembles to collaborate through a series of residencies. St. Anthony Park students will perform the world premiere of two compositions written by composer Gerardo Cárdenas at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Wayzata Community Church.

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