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RP Newsletter 9/16/2019

Red Pine Elementary Weekly Newsletter

September 16 - 20, 2019

School News

Monday        cycle day   5B -   MAP Math Testing Begins 
Tuesday       cycle day   1C 
Wednesday   cycle day   2D -   Picture Day
Thursday       cycle day   3A 
Friday            cycle day   4B


Picture Day – Wednesday, September 18th
Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, September 18th to photograph all of our Red Pine students.  If you would like to order portraits you can either send in the order form that was sent home or even easier, order online at:


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing

All Red Pine 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will complete an assessment for math called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) starting next week.  They will be taking the assessment during their tech specialist time.   Your student’s MAP results will be sent home in November, 2019 and will reflect results from fall 2018 – fall 2019 based on fall to fall norms.  Grade 2 students will take MAP reading in January, 2020.

More than 1,200 school districts and educational partners use MAP to help all students learn. The assessment itself is administered on a computer and it adapts to the student's ability, accurately measuring what a child knows and needs to learn. In addition, MAP will measure academic growth over time, independent of grade level or age. Most importantly, the results educators receive have practical application to teaching and learning. MAP test results provide educators with timely access to information they can use for instructional planning and school improvement.

Please remember that these tests are only one source of information on student learning.  Achievement tests, teacher made tests, classroom work, teacher judgment and parent judgment are also important indicators of your child’s progress.  If you have any questions about this report, please contact


Si su estudiante, está en los grados 3-7, el/ella completará una evaluación de matemáticas y/o lectura llamada Medidas de Progreso Académico (MAP) en Septiembre/Octubre 2019. Los resultados de las evaluaciones MAP de su estudiante, serán enviadas a casa en Noviembre del 2019 y  reflejarán los resultados del otoño del 2018 a otoño del 2019 basados en las normas de otoño a otoño.

Más de 1,200 distritos escolares y socios educativos usan MAP para ayudar el aprendizaje de  todos los estudiantes. La evaluación es administra en la computadora y se adapta a la habilidad del estudiante, midiendo correctamente el conocimiento del niño y lo que necesita aprender.   Además, MAP medirá el crecimiento académico a través del tiempo, independientemente del nivel de grado o edad. Lo más importante, es que lo educadores recibirán una aplicación práctica para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. Los resultados de las pruebas MAP proveen a los educadores acceso oportuno a información que ellos pueden utilizar para la planificación de la enseñanza y para mejorar la escuela.

Por favor recuerde que estas pruebas sólo son una fuente de información en el aprendizaje de los estudiantes.  Los logros de las pruebas, las pruebas hechas por el maestro, el trabajo en el salón de clases, el juicio de los maestros y de los padres también son indicadores importantes del progreso de su hijo.  Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre este informe, por favor comuníquese con la escuela.


Haddii ilmahaagu yahay fasalka 2-7, waxaa laga qaadi doonaa imtaxaan xisaab iyo akhris ah oo la dhaho qiimaynta waxaan lagu qiyaasayaa waxbarasho ahaan meeshuu gaadhay iyo horumarkuu sameeyey bilaha Sebtambar ama Oktoobar 2019. Ardayga natiijadiisa imtaxanka MAPka waxaa guriga loo soo diri doonaa November 2019. Najitadaasi waxay ku salaysan tahay dayrta (fall) ilaa dayrta (fall) ama sanad dugsiyeedka 2019 ilaa laga gaadhayo bilowga sanad dugsiiyeedka kale ee soo socda.

In ka badan 1,200 oo ah iskuulada degmooyinka iyo shirkadaha ku xidhan waxbarashada ayaa isticmaalay imtaxaanka MAP ama la dhaho qiimaynta si ay u caawiso waxbarashada ardayda oo dhan. Qiimeynta imtaxaankan ardayda waxaa lagaga qaadayaa kombuyutarka si ay u ogaadaan awooda ardayga. Intaa waxaa dheer, si sax ah loo qiyaaso waxa ilmuha u kordhay ama uu bartay kali ahaan ama heerka fasalka ama ardayda da’diisa ah marka loo qiyaaso. Tan ugu muhiimsan waxaa weeye natiijooyinka macalimiintu helaan oo kus saabsan siday u ogaan lahayeen siday wax u bari lahaayeen ama ardaydu wax u baran lahayeen. Natiijada imtixaanka MAP waxuu siiyaa macalimiinta waqti ay ku isticmaalaan macluumaadka oo ay u qorshayaan waxbarashada iyo horumarinta dugsiga.

Fadlan xusuusnow imtixaankani waa macluumaad kaliya oo ku saabsan waxbarashada ardayga. Guusha imtixaanada, imtixaanada macalintu sameeyaan, shaqada fasalka lagu qabto, xukunka macalinta iyo xukunka waalidka labaduba waa u muhiim horumarka ilmahaaga. Haddii aad qabto wax su'aalo ah oo ku saabsan rebodhka, fadlan la soo xiriir iskuulka ilmahaaga.


Meeting for New Identification Process Being Used in District 196 GT Program
On Thursday, September 26th there will be a RAVE chapter meeting that is open to all families interested in the GT identification process. It begins at 7 pm at Falcon Ridge Middle School in the Lecture Room. This will be the first scheduled parent information night about GT identification. More parent information nights are being scheduled in October. We will share the details for those meetings once they have been finalized. For further information please click on the following link:
Upcoming RAVE/MCGT Meeting


Parent/Family Member Drop Ins
While we certainly appreciate the many amazing volunteers we have that help us out at Red Pine, we'd like to remind family members to always let your child's teacher know when you are coming in to help. We would also like to remind families about how important instructional time is to us here at Red Pine. When a parent or family member just drops by to say "hi" to their child in the classroom, it is often a distraction to the class. You are all encouraged to come volunteer or have lunch with your child, but please try to avoid disrupting what is happening in the classroom. Thank you for understanding. 


News from the Bird Feeder:

To Access FeePay 
Families new to the district can locate information on creating an Infinite Campus parent portal account and FeePay set up at

Using FeePay is easier than ever and you may still make payments with no fees!

·You may access any and all information, including balances, meal purchases and account payments in FeePay for one or all of your family members.

·We encourage you to set up low-balance reminders via email.

Our breakfast and lunch menus are available monthly and can be accessed at to view or print (one week or month) when you click on “Menus”. Choose a school and then breakfast or lunch. You can also download the FREE smartphone or tablet app.

We always WELCOME Visitors to join us for lunch.  Our students love it!!!

Thank you

Cheryl Rosa
Food and Nutrition Manager
Red Pine Elementary




Nurse's Corner

Continued reminders in case you missed them:

1)      Put an extra set of clothes in your students’ backpack (K-5) for muddy days, spills and accidents.
2)      If you request the nurse to give ANY prescription medication, I will NEED a doctor’s orderas required  by my license as a Registered Nurse and a Licensed School Nurse.
3)      If your child has SEVEREallergies that require an epi pen or the equivalent, please bring it in to me ASAP with  doctor’s orders.
4)      Please update the computer with your phone numbers!!! This is the first place I will look to reach you in case of an emergency or questions regarding your child. Also make sure your voice mailbox is not full!!

As always – water bottles – please have your child bring them in daily with fresh water.  This helps with headaches, stomachaches, fatigue and sore throats.

Have a great weekend!!
Nurse Danna Banana ;)
Danna Steffen, RN, BSN, LSN, PHNDirect Phone: 651-423-7871Fax: 651-423-7875




PTO News

OPEN GYM during PTO Meetings! 

We would love to have you join us for our PTO meetings this year!  We will be having supervised OPEN GYM for your K-5 children while you attend the meeting.  Come get involved and let your kids have some physical fun! Save the date for the next meeting on OCTOBER 3rd, 2019!!




Community News

Registration is NOW OPEN for University Language Center Spanish. 
After School Spanish is open to students in grades K-5. It is a fee-based program with instruction provided by University Language Centers. Class meets twice per week from October-May at our school. Learning a second language at a young age enhances all language skills and cognitive function with lifelong benefits. Develop a more global perspective with an increased understanding, appreciation and respect for diverse cultures. Please use this registration link for more information.  Early registration is encouraged to allow adequate time to assign classes, preferably before school starts. Please register by September 20.  Registration is through District 196 Community Education.

Marisa Schroht • Youth Services Coordinator
desk 651-423-7927 •  ce office 651-423-7920 • 15180 Canada Ave Rosemount, MN 55068 •  • Like us on Facebook


3rd Annual Irish Way 5k/1-Mile Fun Run
Thursday, October 3 at 5pm
REGISTRATION (click here…it’s free!)
Celebrate the spirit of homecoming and run for respect, compassion, gratitude, honesty, integrity, perseverance, responsibility, acceptance, tolerance, and self-discipline, all virtues of the Irish way. There has never been a better time to spread these messages in our community. The Irish Way 5K is an opportunity for all members in the Rosemount community to come together for a 5K or 1-mile run/walk to support the Irish Way values. Runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities will enjoy a course that winds through paved paths near the school. Strollers and leashed dogs are also welcome on the course. Watch as our local students demonstrate these qualities in their daily activities, at home, school or in the community. Race hosted by the Rosemount Middle School Parent Leadership team. 

Details: Irish Way 5K Fun Run (Race events begin in front of Rosemount Middle School)
Date: Thursday, October 3 at 5pm

The 5K begins at 5:00pm. The 1 mile begins at 5:30pm. (The 1 mile and 5K courses are not certified courses)

Cost:  Free