School News
2019 Battle of the Bands Student Art Contest
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00 AM

Help design a new Battle of the Bands logo for the 5th anniversary!

The Battle of the Bands is an event featuring Page and Washburn student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights and an amazing traveling guitar trophy. This year marks the 5th anniversary of this event and we’d like to celebrate with a new event logo. The artwork pictured has been used for the past four years and it is time for something new!

Students are encouraged to create a piece of original artwork to represent this event. The winning design will be featured on the 2019 event t-shirts and posters, and the artist of that winning design will receive a t-shirt and poster at the event!

Get more information on the contest deadline, the contest guidelines, and how to submit your design on the JPS PTA website.

For student bands interested in participating in the Battle of the Bands, watch for sign up announcements in February.

No Community Education After-School Classes
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:50 AM

There will be no Community Education After-School Classes next week.
There will be no school on Monday, January 21 and Thursday, January 24. No classes will be held after school on Tuesday, January 22.

Registration is open for winter classes. Call 612-668-4051 or visit the Justice Page Community Education web page for more information.

8th Grade STEM EXPO Field Trip
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:40 AM

All 8th graders will be attending the Minneapolis Public Schools STEM (STEAM) and Career Exploration EXPO on Thursday, January 31. The STEM (STEAM) EXPO will include hands-on, interactive STEM (STEAM) activities sponsored by local businesses, community partners, and post-secondary institutions to increase student interest in STEM- (STEAM-) related career opportunities across Minnesota.

Interested in joining us as a chaperone? Please contact your 8th grade student’s Crew leader.

Rhino Report
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:30 AM

The latest edition of the Rhino Report is here! Written entirely by Page students, the Rhino Report is Justice Page Middle School’s student newspaper. For student perspectives on current events, school happenings, art, and more, read Rhino Report Vol. 4 Issue 5.

High School Requests
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:20 AM

Attention 8th Grade families: The online request center is now open. You must submit your high school request by February 8, 2019. Submitting your online application is required and the only way to help your chances of receiving your top preference high school (even if you live in the attendance area and are planning to attend your pathway school). Don't delay, apply soon!

Vision Screening for 6th Grade Students
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:10 AM

All 6th grade students will have a vision screening on Wednesday, January 23. For more information see the JPS website. If you do NOT want your student’s vision screened, please call the JPS health office at 612-668-4064.

Todos los estudiantes de 6to grado tendrán un examen de la vista en la escuela en el miércoles 23 de enero. Lea más información en el sitio web JPS. Si no quiere que su hijo/a participe en esta evaluación, por favor contácte a la oficina de salud de JPS al número 612-886-4064.

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Names in the Yearbook
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:00 AM

Is your student’s legal name Alexander, but everyone knows them as Zane? Does the apostrophe in your last name usually get left out? To request a different name or specific punctuation to be used in the yearbook, please download, print, and fill out a yearbook name change request form, or get a form from the main office.

All information on the form must be filled out completely. A teacher or other member of JPS staff must also sign the form before it will be accepted. All forms can be dropped off in the main office. Forms must be received no later than March 1, 2019.
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Upcoming MPS Parent Advisory Council Meetings
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:50 AM

Minneapolis Public Schools has several parent advisory councils. These councils increase parent and family involvement in their children's education through effective communication and leadership development while empowering and advocating for all families.

All meetings will be held at the Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave.

Next PTA Event: Creating Healthy Conversations Around Sexuality
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:20 AM

Need some new approaches when talking to your kids about sexuality and healthy relationships? Linda Madson, a parent educator with the Annex Teen Clinic, is back to talk about sexual health topics relevant to parents of middle schoolers and give us the tools we need to address those topics with our kids.

We'll cover gender identity, consent and boundaries, and making good decisions when it comes to sexuality. You'll have the chance to work through some real-life scenarios, hear actual questions from middle schoolers, and be able to ask your own questions.

Join us on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 PM in the Media Center. Questions? Email the PTA at justicepagepta@gmail.com.

Ways to Support JPS
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:10 AM

As you get yourself and your family organized in 2019, there are lots of ways you can support Justice Page School while doing your shopping:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Justice Page Middle School. Need batteries for those new gadgets? Fresh linens for your bedroom/bath? Storage bins for those holiday decorations? AmazonSmile will help you get those items without leaving home.

Just go to smile.amazon.com, select Justice Page Middle School PTA as your chosen charity, and shop, and you’ll also be helping to fund JPS field trips, classroom supplies, and more. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

Boon Supply is a philanthropic online store that offers a wide assortment of quality products including reusable bags and bottles, organizational items, kitchen tools, and gifts. When you make purchases at Boon Supply through our fundraiser, Justice Page Middle School will receive 50% of the dollars spent! Thank you to those who have already supported JPS! Visit Boon Supply to view their spring catalog with new products and designs that can help you get organized.

Shop local! Tangletown Gardens and Wise Acres gift cards make great gifts for friends and neighbors. All purchases made through the Tangletown online shoppe (using the promo code PAGE) will give 10% back to Justice Page Middle School. It’s never too early to start thinking about a summer CSA. Let Tangletown Gardens help provide healthy food for your family in 2019!

Questions? Contact Stephanie Willingham at stephanieawillingham@icloud.com.

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