May 2015 - Pratt Community School

Please read this important information from the school. Fadlan akhriya warkan muhimka ah ee ka yimid
Dear Pratt Families,
Upcoming Events
May19: Field Day, Luxton Park
May 19: PTO meeting. Pizza at 5:30, Meeting
at 6
We are wrapping up another successful
school year. It seems so long ago that we
were eating lunch in the hallways and teaching art and music in the classrooms. This year
we welcomed new staff and families and our
focus continues to be providing an education
that supports all learners.
When the next school year begins we will be
looking to expand the opportunities for families to be involved.
Our Site Council will change its name to the Pratt School Advisory
Council in hopes that the purpose of the group is clearer to our
school community. We will need parent representatives to serve
on this council and will share more information about that in the
coming months.
May 22: True Food Taste Teste
May 25: Memorial Day, No School
May 29: Ice Cream Social
June4: Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony,
June 5: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 2:30
June 5: Last day of school for students
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These final weeks of school are busy ones; both at school and at
home. We hope to see you at some of our end of year events and
wish you a relaxing summer.
Thank you for choosing Pratt.
Kind regards,
Nancy Vague
Principal, Pratt Community School
Celebration of Teachers: Congratulations Mr. Sinko!
Andrew Sinko was among 105 MPS educators honored by MPS and the Minneapolis Federation of
Teachers at the second annual Celebration of Teachers. The event recognized educators for making a
significant impact on students and student achievement. Thanks to The Minneapolis Foundation for
making the event possible through generous support. Congratulations, Andrew Sinko!
Pratt is a Minneapolis Public School I I Phone: 612.668.1122
April 2015
Specialist Update
Specialist Update
Music with Ms. Wiskus
Physical Education with Ms. Hoppe
This month Pratt students have been
finishing up the unit on learning
various elements of music including dynamics, tempo, conducting,
composing, as well as learning about
timbre and the various instruments of
the orchestra.
WOW!! What a great year we had in Physical Education class .The students
have grown in so many ways, improving their fitness knowledge, levels, motor
skills, and sport related skills. We have worked and played hard doing many
fun cooperative activities.
Additionally, Grades 3, 4 and 5 have
been practicing a couple songs in
preparation for their final performance at the Ice Cream Social!! G3-5
will perform at 6:30pm May 29 at the
Ice Cream Social. Come and enjoy the
Congratulations on earning over $1,000 in our first Jump Rope for Heart event.
Can you believe the students jogged/walked 8,663 miles so far: with 210 students having earned their T-shirts for 25 miles, 20 students earning the water
bottle for 50 miles, 3 students at 75 miles, and 1 student at 100 miles or more
(with May mileage not included). GREAT JOB !
All students, grades K-5 will receive a 100-mile certificate with the miles they
Have a safe, fun and active summer.
Silent Auction bidding is open now
Pratt Ice Cream Social
Friday, May 29th 5:30-8:30 pm
or Shine
CLIMB THE TOWER 5:00-8:00 pm
Music • Dance • Games • Face Painting
Ice Cream • Brats • Roasted Corn
Plant Sale • Silent Auction
The Pratt Ice Cream Social Silent Auction is open for
bidding at Items include
gift certificates to local businesses, wine tastings,
museum memberships, homemade cakes and dinners, Twins tickets and much more! On-line bidding
will continue through Thursday, May 28th. In person
bidding will continue at the Ice Cream Social from
5:30-7:45 on Friday, May 29. New this year, you can
also purchase raffle tickets through the on-line silent
auction site. Prizes include a homemade quilt with
images of the Tower and Pratt, as well as $500 worth
of gift certificates to local businesses. Please check
out the site and share it with your friends and family!
The silent auction is the Pratt Parent Teacher Organization’s largest fundraiser. All proceeds support arts,
music and cultural programs at Pratt School. Contact
Julie Horns ([email protected]), Beth Ljungstrom ([email protected]) or Rachel Hampton ([email protected]) with questions.
Pratt is a Minneapolis Public School I I Phone: 612.668.1122
April 2015
Donate books for summer
The library is looking for donations in order to
send books home with some of our students this
Please only donate recent books in good or very
good condition (free of marking, complete with all
the pages). Due to dust and mold allergies in our
student body (and myself), please refrain from
donating books that might have sat several years
on a shelf and/or in a basement.
Pennies for Patients
The generous Pratt community raised over $2100 for the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients. Thank you to
the Pennies for Patients team for all of their hard work, organization, and counting skills.
Popular authors and series are: Arthur, Lego,
Barbie, Disney, Skippyjon Jones, Mo Willems,
Curious George, The Berenstain Bears, Magic Tree
House, The Magic School Bus, A to Z Mysteries,
Babymouse, Captain Underpants, Sponge Bob,
The 39 Clues, Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid,
Big Nate, Comics, Comic Books, Graphic Novels,
World Record Books, Skylander, Goddess Girls,
Clementine, Roald Dahl books, Percy Jackson, The
Spiderwick Chronicles, Spirit Animals, Judy Blume
books, Ramona Quimby books, Dragonbreath,
Princess Academy, How to Train your Dragon, Star
Wars Jedi Academy, Boxcar Children, Animal Ark.
Thank you for your generosity.
Wanted:Your child’s
library books
All library books need to be returned to the
school library by Friday, May 29.
Adia and Rasa Steenerson chalking it up to our great Pratt teachers..
Pratt is a Minneapolis Public School I I Phone: 612.668.1122
April 2015
Pratt is a Minneapolis Public School I I Phone: 612.668.1122