Thursday, September 29, 2011

Students and Staff at Pillsbury Unveil Redesigned Library!

Target and The Heart of America Foundation provided new books, furniture, eco-friendly design and more!

Staff and students from Pillsbury Community School, along with The Heart of America Foundation and Target volunteers, on September 28 celebrated the unveiling of an all-new school library.  After the makeover, the library at Pillsbury Elementary features 2,000 new books, eco-friendly design elements, a complete technology upgrade, as well as new furniture, carpet and shelves.

To commemorate the special occasion, students and staff participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony. After the event, each student and his or her sibling(s) received seven books to take home! As part of the library makeover, Target also launched a Target Meals for Minds school-based food pantry, which allowed the families of Pillsbury Community School to choose from a variety of staple foods and fresh produce to take home.

Joining Target volunteers, students, and staff at the unveiling were MPS Superintendent Johnson, MPS Board Members Jenny Arneson and Rebecca Gagnon, City Councilman Kevin Reich, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback, and State Representative Diane Loeffler.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Zone 1/Area A Parent Meeting: Monday Sept. 26, 6 - 7:30 pm @ Logan Park

Zone 1 – Area A Parent Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2011 6 – 7:30pm
Logan Park - Broadway & Monroe St. N.E.

You are invited to join us to support academic growth for our students.


Introductions Co-Chairs: Todd Bennington, Troy Parker
Your name, school(s) and what brought you to the meeting tonight.

Community Liaison: Lynne Crockett
Join us to meet the new Associate Superintendent, Michael Thomas

Enrollment Planning: Courtney Kiernat, MPS Consultant
Review the proposed recommendations that resulted from community meetings focusing on Sheridan and Jenny Lind-Olson

Go To cards: Meredith Fox, Special Assistant - Operations
Focus on the use of Metro Transit for high school students

Come share with us what your school is doing to allow parents to get involved in the school and connect with other parents. 

Food and childcare provided
We're saving a seat for you ! 

Next meeting: Oct. 24, 2011 6 -7:30 - North Commons

Contact Information:
Michael Thomas, Associate Superintendent
Lynne Crockett, Community Liaison 612-242-7144
Co-chairs, Todd Bennington,
Troy Parker,


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Enrollment Update - MPS Census Data available & Area A Meeting Scheduled

Census Data
o   The Enrollment Planning team presented 2010 US Census data to the Board August 23, 2011.  The presentation can be viewed online at
o   Census data by school attendance area is available online
Community Engagement
o   Recurring themes from the community meetings held this summer are posted online .

o   Spanish & Hmong language meetings were very successful.  The Spanish language meeting had over 300 parents and community members in attendance. 
o   Once the proposed recommendations are complete, additional community meetings will be scheduled to review the proposed recommendations.

o   Enrollment planning will be discussed at all three of the Area meetings in September.  All are welcome to attend, child care and translation available.  A calendar list is available online

Area A/Zone 1- September 26, 6:00-8:00 pm at Logan Park


Friday, September 9, 2011

Edison Homecoming TONIGHT: 9/9/11 @ 5:00 pm vs. North High's Polars

"Pound the Polars!"

Wear your blue/gold and cheer your Tommies on to victory at their homecoming game!

Friday, September 9 at 5:00 pm
Thomas Edison High School
700 22nd Ave NE

Tickets go on sale at 4:30 pm
Adults $6
Kids $4 (free for Mpls parks football players wearing their jersey)
Under 7 are Free

This is an event for the whole family!  Bring your friends and neighbors and join in the fun!
  • bouncy castle
  • face-painting
  • caricatures
  • clowns
  • Tommie gear will be available for purchase 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NE All Community School BBQ Sponsors *Thank You!*


Friday, September 2, 2011

Hello Dolly Auditions - Morris Park Players @ Edison - 9/7-8 Adults, Teens & Children Invited to Audition

Morris Park Players Auditions for Hello, Dolly!

Sept. 6th & 7th from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

Callbacks, Sept. 8th 6:30 to 9:30pm.

Edison High School Auditorium 700 22nd Ave NE, Mpls

Considering adults, teens & children for all roles.

Everyone will be expected to sing and dance. Prepare as follows: Verse and a chorus of an up-tempo song (90 sec. long or less). Bring sheet music for accompaniment. Dress for movement. Prepare to read. Be pre-pared to list all scheduling conflicts for Sept. through Nov.

The first performance of Hello DOLLY is taking place on October 28th. To find out more information go to: Morris Park Players Community Theatre Website