School News
Medication Reminders from the JPS Health Office
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:45 AM

It’s that time again! Please note, if your student has an EPI PEN or INHALER in the health office, unless you notify us that you will pick it up, we will be sending home the medication with your student on Friday, June 7.

For ALL 8th Grade students: Please pick up your student’s medications on Friday, June 7 before or after the Recognition Ceremony. Any medications left in the health office will be destroyed.

All other medications need to be picked up by a parent/guardian by 3:30 pm on Friday, June 7 or the medication will be destroyed. 

Summer School: Parents/guardians are responsible for delivering medications to summer school if their student will attend a summer program.

Thank you for your cooperation. Have a safe and fun summer!!
Justice Page Health Office
Anne Leo, RN
612.668.4064

Yearbooks
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:40 AM

Yearbooks will be distributed in Crew classes on Wednesday, June 5.

If you forgot to order a yearbook and would still like a copy, there will be a limited number of extra copies for sale outside the main office on Wednesday, June 5. Extra copies will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Yearbooks are $7 each, cash or check payable to Justice Page PTA.

Immunizations Needed
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:30 AM

If you will have a 7th grader for the 2019-2020 school year: Please provide the health office with updated immunization records. Your 7th grader will need the following vaccines:

  • Meningococcal
  • Tdap

Summer is a great time to get this done! Bring in any updated immunization forms to the JPS Health Office or have your doctor fax them to 612.668.4050. If you don’t have a regular doctor, MPS students can get immunizations at Minneapolis School-Based Clinics from June 11 - August 16:

Mondays: Southwest High School
Tuesdays: Edison High School
Wednesdays: Roosevelt and Washburn High Schools
Thursdays: Edison and Roosevelt High Schools

Call to make an appointment!
Edison HS, 3414 W. 47th St., room E21, 612-668-3040
Roosevelt HS, 4029 28th Ave S, room 143, 612-668-4834
Southwest HS, 700 22nd Ave. NE, room 107, 612-668-1321
Washburn HS, 201 W. 49th St., room 002, 612-668-3453

Coyote Way
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:20 AM

All staff and students are invited to come to the auditorium to see a film screening of "Coyote Way" by filmmaker-in-residence Missy Whiteman on Monday, June 10 at 11:00 AM. Before her 30 minute movie she will present the "best-of" student "I am From" video projects from Ms. Elissa’s and Mr. Schmitz's Art classes. Students NOT attending school that day may come with a parent/guardian.

JPS Water Bottles
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:10 AM

Stay cool this summer with a Justice Page water bottle!

Just in time for summer, the Justice Page Spirit Wear collection now includes 28 oz. aluminum water bottles in two colors: silver and white. They are $15 each, or $25 for one silver and one white.

Thank You
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:00 AM

JPS staff would like to thank Marie Reardon and Sue Justman for their significant donations to the Media Center this year. Their contributions allowed us to purchase many new books for the Media Center. We really appreciate your generosity and your continued support of students at JPS!

Note from the Principal
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:50 AM

Happy End of the School Year!!

I want to thank everyone who has helped us make this an amazing year! As I reflect, I continue to relish in the brilliant moments we have had this year.

I am beyond blessed to work here, to serve here and to be surrounded by the most outstanding teachers, families and students.

Thank you for making events, greeters, and coffee with the principal successful with your presence, support, and positive affirmations!

Have an amazing summer!

Principal Rathke

Summer Information
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:40 AM

Summer Break Resources

Minneapolis Public Schools and our partners have provided this list of resources available for families during summer break.

Summer Eats

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that students continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. The 2019 Summer Food Service Program will run Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 17. There is no service on Wednesday, July 4. Meals and snacks served through the SFSP are free to all children ages 1-18. For more information and program locations, see the Summer Eats MN website, or download their mobile app.

High School Summer Reading Lists

Students starting high school this fall should be aware that many local schools have summer reading expectations! Students may be required to read certain books over the summer.
Washburn Summer Reading List
Southwest Summer Reading List

Fall Sports Registration Night at Washburn

If your 7th and 8th graders are considering participating in fall sports at Washburn, this event is for you! Fall sports include cross country, football, girls swimming and diving, girls tennis, soccer, and volleyball.
When: Thursday, August 1 at 6 PM
Where: Washburn Main Gym
What to expect:

  • Meet coaches
  • Get info on practices, tryouts, and schedules
  • Complete paperwork
  • Pay fees
Summer Activities
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:30 AM

Washburn Running Club

Is your soon-to-be 7th or 8th grader interested in running cross country at Washburn HS this fall?

Sign up for the Washburn Summer Running Club!

A few details:

  • Running club is for those entering grades 7 or higher in the fall
  • New runners are welcome — runs are geared to your experience level
  • It’s a great way to meet team members and have fun
  • We run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 AM and Saturdays at 8:30 AM (meet at Washburn High school parking lot off 49th Street by the garbage dumpsters)
  • First run is June 18; last run is August 10
  • Runs are supervised by coaches and parents
  • Optional tax-deductible donation of $75 (to pay our coaches!)
  • The club is sponsored by the Washburn Running Club, a non-profit group established by Washburn High School cross country running families
  • Join our Facebook group (Washburn Running Club Summer Program 2019!!)

You can register and pay online here.

Questions? Email Deirdre at headrickdeirdre@yahoo.com (763.913.0582) or Cathy at washburnxc@gmail.com (612.408.4843).

Summer High School Gymnastics Camp

If your student is considering joining the Washburn High School Girls Gymnastics Team as a 7th, 8th, or 9th grader next year, or would just like to join a great group of girls for an intense summer workout, this is the camp for you!

High School Girls Gymnastics Camp runs from June 10 through July 31, Monday through Thursday, from 9 AM to 1 PM (no camp the week of July 4). Come for one day, or come every day! Camp is $10 per day, and is held at North Star Elementary School, 2410 Girard Ave N. Every day, we will warm up, stretch, do lines, and hit all 4 events: vault, bars, beam, and floor. Plus, conditioning, games, and fun!!

Registration information can be found here.

Questions? Email Cassie Guzmán Meyering at batman11guzman@hotmail.com for class information or Kelly Taschler at ktaschler@gmail.com to set up carpools.

Washburn Football Summer Workouts

Attention 8th grade students interested in football! Washburn 2019 Summer Football Workouts start Monday, June 10 at the Washburn High School Weight Room. Workouts will be Monday through Thursday, from 2 PM to 4 PM.

Please wear athletic shorts, shirts, and cleats or tennis shoes. 

Questions? Contact coach Ryan Galindo (Ryan.Galindo@mps.k12.mn.us) with any questions. Summer football is a great way to meet students before the school year starts!

Wilderness Survival Camp

Camp Youthline is offering a week-long, free wilderness survival summer camp at MLK Park for middle school students June 17-20 from 1-5 PM. Activities include geocaching, rock climbing, fire building, shelter making, and leave no trace games. Free lunch and snacks are provided.

For more information or to sign up, contact Youthline Mentor KJ Krzyzanowski at 612.297.6211 or kkrzyzanowski@minneapolisparks.org.

Fall Information
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:20 AM

Orientation Nights

Mark your calendars! Orientations will be held on the following dates this fall:
Wednesday, August 28: 6th grade orientation
Thursday, August 29: 7th/8th grade orientation

Both events will be held from 6-8 PM. We need lots of volunteers to make these events successful! Please click the links above to sign up.

School Supply Lists

If you’re already looking forward to fall, or wondering which of your student’s current supplies might be reused next year, check out the 2019-20 JPS School Supply List.

Calendars

The school calendar is being updated with dates for next year. If you'd like a sneak peek at what's in store for first quarter, see the 2019-2020 First Quarter Event Calendar.

Early Release Days

We will only have one early release day next year, on Wednesday, September 25, for goal setting conferences. Students will be released at 1 PM on that day.

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