La Academia Student Chosen as Winner for Minnesota in Doodle for Google Competition

A talented student in our district could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 State and Territory winners in its 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “When I grow up, I hope…”. Liam Pautz, a 2nd grader from La Academia, is one of the 53 State and Territory Winners with his doodle, “My Imagination”. Liam’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students at La Academia helped Liam celebrate during a surprise assembly. To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the USA can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 State and Territory Winners. Voting will be open from June 3rd-June 7th on this site: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html , and the public vote will determine the Five National Finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five... Continue reading La Academia Student Chosen as Winner for Minnesota in Doodle for Google Competition

Reminder: Save the Date for Connect & Assess!

This fall, all Kindergarten through 5th grade students will be invited to meet their new teacher and complete a brief learning assessment during a 30-minute Connect & Assess meeting on August 27 or 28. Families will find out the name of your child’s teacher in early August. At that time, you will also receive information about how to schedule the Connect & Assess appointment for your child(ren) using an online scheduling system. Instructions on how to make an appointment online will be emailed to parents and posted on your school’s website in early August. These Connect & Assess meetings will take place on August 27 and 28, and will replace the regular “back-to-school night” activity. Daytime and limited evening appointments will be available. What is Connect & Assess? Students and their parents/guardians will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with their child’s teacher and meet other school staff. This begins a positive school-home relationship. Teachers... Continue reading Reminder: Save the Date for Connect & Assess!