New scooter and bike racks
Thanks to the school community for supporting St. Anthony Park students as they walk, ride and roll to school, located at 2180 Knapp St. A huge thank you to Dave Lee, a neighbor and parent of three alums from the school, for creating an outdoor scooter rack for students to lock up their scooters while at school. New bike racks were installed at the school also, thanks to the Safe Routes to School grant and a generous donation from Girl Scout Troop 56139.
SAP teachers are training with the MN Department of Natural Resources with support from the Hoo Hoo International Club to learn fun and engaging lessons that address the Minnesota academic standards through outdoor education using our school forest. iPads return to the school this month after their summer clean up. Students will use them for creating multimedia reports, math practice, music-making and research.
Science Night returns
First Grade Family Science Night will take place on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Science teachers Jim Schrankler and Karen Christenson will conduct the first of this year’s popular family science nights (offered for grades 1-3 throughout the year), where everyone gets together to find out what hands-on science learning is all about.
Annual Fall Festival Oct. 23
Mark your calendar for Friday, Oct. 23, for annual St. Anthony Park Elementary School Fall Festival. There will be dancing, delicious food, fun activities and crafts, a Scholastic Book Fair and the hugely popular Silent Auction. The community is invited to join the students, families and staff to celebrate back-to-school autumn traditions. Please join us for this fun evening. All proceeds support programs at the school.
Both the school’s Site Council and the St. Anthony Park School Association (SAPSA) meet the second Tuesday of each month at the school. The Site Council meets at 5 p.m. and SAPSA meets at 6:30 p.m.