Reading is an extremely important part of a child's education! At SPCS we like to make reading FUN in as many ways as possible. One of the many ways we do this is through volunteers! Our students LOVE getting to show off their reading skills by reading out loud to listening ears! We are so thankful for the huge group of volunteers from Supply Chain Services that came out on Wednesday to do just that! It was the HIGHLIGHT of the day for many of the students that got to read with the volunteers! To see more photos visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/st.paulcityschool. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at our school please email our Operations Manager Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Today our 8th grade students were able to get inside the game at Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis, the NFL's interactive theme park at the Minneapolis Convention Center through fun games and photo ops. We are so thankful to Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood for making this wonderful opportunity possible for our 8th grade students! Our partnership with SPPN enriches the lives of our students and their families each and everyday!
Visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/St.PaulCitySchool for more photos from the event!
Congrats to Elizabeth, Oneilia, Ayiana, Jennifer P., Chee, Ahlani, Bre'neija and Jacob for singing as part of @ComMUSICation at the LII Superbowl! #cmcchoir #leslieandcmcSBLII @NFL, @NBC @leslieodomjr
St. Paul Neighborhood youth will sing ‘America The Beautiful” with Leslie Odom Jr.
St. Paul—January 29, 2018—Dreams are about to come true for some aspiring young Twin Cities singers. The NFL announced today that ComMUSICation and Angelica Cantanti youth choirs will perform during pregame festivities at Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4. Performing alongside Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr., these 12 – 15-year-olds will sing ‘America The Beautiful’ on field prior to the National Anthem.
"Our youth perform with such joy and hope for the future, and singing at the Super Bowl is an incredible opportunity for our young singers of color to be seen and celebrated for their positive contributions to our community,” says Music Director Ryan LaBoy. “It's an honor to be invited to sing alongside an artist like Leslie Odom Jr. We are deeply grateful."
Founded in 2013, ComMUSICation is an intensive youth development music program with a mission to empower St. Paul’s most vulnerable youth with life skills through music, service, and community. Beginning with the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood in 2013, ComMUSICation now serves youth from several St. Paul neighborhoods by utilizing community partners and strongly encouraging family involvement and community engagement. CMC is inspired by the renowned El Sistema music-for-social-change movement. In its fourth season, ComMUSICation teams up with various community organizations and artists to host frequent, diverse performances, including community partnerships with MPR and Minnesota Orchestra. ComMUSICation develops character skills through artistic excellence, while providing these youth with the keys to their community and opportunities to make a difference. “This opportunity couldn’t better embody our mission of breaking down barriers and racial equity for all youth to participate in a high-quality music program,” says Founder & Executive Programming Director Sara Zanussi.
Currently ComMUSICation serves over 100 youth each week at several sites throughout eleven months-a-year. ComMUSICation is in proud partnership with St. Paul City School, the Mt. Airy Boys & Girls Club, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood, and the citywide youth development network, Sprockets. Major funders include Metropolitan Regional Art Council, Sheltering Arms, St. Paul, Mardag and Bigelow Foundations, generous individuals, and Patterson Thuente IP. Generous community support is bringing ComMUSICation closer to its goal of providing access for any Twin Cities youth that wants to participate by scaling the program to multiple sites to serve over 500 young people. For more information, visit www.cmcmn.org and @commusicationmn on Facebook.
We WILL have school tomorrow but have cancelled enrichment programming for the evening. Buses will be bringing students home at 2:30pm tomorrow, if you plan to pick up your student please plan to do so by 2:20pm tomorrow! Please allow extra time for buses on both the morning and afternoon route due to weather! We will keep you posted to any changes via Facebook and Autocalls! Stay warm and be safe!
Join us to celebrate the grand opening of our school's new Center for Culture, Families and Learning. Thursday, January 18th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The event will take place in the new center that is located in the small building next to our primary school at 260 Edmund Ave. Come meet our staff and learn about all the services we have available for families and the exciting partnership we have with Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood. There will be refreshments and a drawing for a Fire HD 8 32 GB Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display!
Our weekly FREE FRESH FOOD event happens every FRIDAY from 3pm-5pm at our Middle School Location (643 Virginia Street, Saint Paul)! This weekly food event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and ALL ARE WELCOME to come get FREE FOOD! Volunteers always welcome and GREATLY APPRECIATED to help set up, clean up, and deliver...CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!
Join Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps!! As a tutor, you’ll serve three days a week and work one-on-one with students who need extra help. Tutors receive $225 every two weeks and also earn an education award of $1,230 that can be used for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55+ can gift the award to their child, grandchild or foster child. Learn more and apply at www.readingandmath.net or contact the school office.
Please consider volunteering at our NEW Food Shelf. The Food Shelf that is brought out to our Middle School location (643 Virginia Street) every FRIDAY is in need of volunteers! Click the link below for more information or to sign up to help out!
Please help us fill our last few Scholar Coach positions at our school! These are paid positions through Minnesota Americorps. If you or any of your friends or family would enjoying helping our students develop their reading or math skills click the links below to apply!
K-3 MRC Promise Model Scholar Coach:
We are so thankful to CenturyLink for donating backpacks to many of our students! The kids really loved getting to meet the MN Vikings Cheerleaders too!