School News
Release Day Reminder
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:00 PM

Remember: our first early release day will be next Wednesday, September 27. School will end at 12:45, and buses will arrive at 12:50 to pick up students. We appreciate your support and flexibility. If you are in need of activities for your student(s) during release days, please consider enrolling them in Community Education's Release Day Fun.

FAST Assessment Information
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:50 AM

All students have been administered the FAST aReading and aMath assessments last week and this week. This assessment replaces the NWEA MAP assessment. All MPS middle schools are required to administer this assessment twice per year. Individual reports will be shared with families. Contact Assistant Principal, Angie Ness (612-668-4066) with questions.

Walk/Bike to School Day
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:40 AM

Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Justice Page Walk & Bike to School event is coming up soon, on Wednesday, October 4.

We are encouraging all of our students to participate by walking or biking to school that day. In addition, students who ride the bus will be able to participate by walking laps on the track with other students and staff during their movement time.

This will be a fun day, including a prize drawing, and nutritious snacks. Join in on the fun!

Justice Page Middle School Receives Grant
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:30 AM

Justice Page Middle School has been awarded $4,000 to support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives, as a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel up to play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the national dairy council, midwest dairy council, and the NFL, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture.

This Sunday Mrs. Littlefield, Romelle B, Addy F, and Simone P will be attending the Vikings game with other schools in the state that represent health and wellness initiatives provided by the Fuel Up to Play 60 organization.

6th Grade Trip to Camp St. Croix
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:20 AM

The 6th grade class will be attending Camp St. Croix again for the fifth year in a row on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17! This is a trip centered around community-building and taking healthy risks. It is a highlight of our year!

Permission slips went home with students last week. The deadline for permission slips is Friday, September 29. The fee is $150, but scholarships are available. We do not want the fee to be the reason your student doesn't attend. Please contact your student's advisory teacher with any additional questions.

Volunteers Needed
We are getting excited for our trip to Camp St. Croix. We really rely on parents to make camp a success. Please consider volunteering. It is an awesome place and the students get so much out of it. It's an easy gig—the teachers and staff at Camp St. Croix will lead the groups and we just need your support along the way. Join us! We would love it!

If you'd like to join us, sign up to volunteer at camp St. Croix. All parents/guardians who sign up will have to complete a background check. We will be happy to get you the form so you can fill them out and we can get them checked as soon as possible.

If you have questions, please contact Chris Halvorson.

Welcome Back Powwow
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:10 AM

Indian Education invites everyone to attend the first annual Welcome Back Powwow. This is a district-wide event and all families are invited to attend. Experience the culture of our community's indigenous population and celebrate the beginning of a new school year! Free dinner will be provided.

When: September 29
Grand Entries at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Meal served at 5:00 p.m.

Where: North High School football field, 1801 Fremont Ave. N

Calling All Student Chefs!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:05 AM

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services’ annual Jr. Iron Chef competition is back with a twist: Super Bowl Edition! Student chefs will join with local chefs and NFL players to create delicious dishes with school lunch ingredients. Students, apply now to compete! Jr. Iron Chef applications are due Friday, September 22. Everyone is welcome to join us for the event on Oct. 10 from 5-8:30 PM at ARIA (105 N. First St., Minneapolis).

Students of the Month
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Page staff nominated the following students as Students of the Month for September, exemplifying our Top 20 cornerstones:

6th grade: Diego C-A, Adonna S, and Geeta S
7th grade: Tatyanna H, Jiji K, Tristan K, and Luis R G
8th grade: Alexandria C, Ethan M, Sagal M, and Johanna P

Top 20 Blog: The Development of Mental Habits
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:40 AM

(Note: This is an occasional series of Top 20-related articles written by Principal Rathke)

Living Top 20 means to be the best version of yourself, to live up to your potential by eliminating roadblocks, and to make a positive difference in your own life and in the lives of others. Is Living Top 20 worth the effort? Complaining, blaming and waiting for other people to change are dysfunctional habits that lead nowhere. It's going to take a little awareness, commitment and effort to hang out in the Top 20 stratosphere, but it'll be worth the investment! There are three major reasons that this lifestyle will pay off for you.

Reason #1: MENTAL HABITS DEVELOP
It's neither a good nor bad thing to operate as a Top 20 or a Bottom 80. It's just...

 

PTA Update
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:40 AM

The PTA had a great first meeting last Tuesday night. If you missed the meeting, â€‹minutes can be found here.

The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, October 10, in the Justice Page Media Center, at 6:30 PM.

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