a monthly newsletter to keep EPWCCS families and the community informed
The Den is open. If you would like to
donate or are in need of food, clothing,
basic needs, or school supplies- please
contact Sara Ferber at 763-506-2551
4/9 Home & School Meeting 6pm
4/10 All SUMMER SCHOOL applications due
(for invited students)
4/11 Coffee with the superintendent 9am
4/14 Kindergarten Registration 5-6pm
4/17 Gr. 3 & 5- Ordway field trip
Volunteer Appreciation 2:30p-4
5/6 National Walk to School Day
Gr. 1- Stages Theater field trip
5/14 Arts & Academics Night (all school)
5/15 Track & Field Day
5/16 Gr. 1 (& families) Eco Arts Festival
Coffee with the Superintendent
When: Saturday, April 11
Time: 9-10:30 am
Where: Bruegger's Bagels 12525 Ulysses St. Suite 100 Blaine
Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with David Law.
National Walk to School Day
When: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 8:45-9:30 am
Walk to school today and be greeted by BCFD and BCPD!
Jackson Middle School 5th Grade Welcome
When: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Current Grade 5 EPWCCS students are welcomed to Jackson
Middle School, A Specialty School for Math and Science! They are
free to tour the building with a self-guided map, enjoy the Arts
and Academics EXPO, and locate various areas and offices at JMS.
All-School Events Coming Up (more info to come)
Track & Field Day- May 15
World Music & Dance Day/Family Dance Night- TBD
Arts Crawl Field Trip- Wed. May 27
WORLD CULTURES COMMUNITY SCHOOL
7020 Dupont Ave. N.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Mission: Our community school mission is to partner with staff, students, families, and others to provide a safe and supportive environment that delivers
high-quality instruction while nurturing the social, emotional, and physical health of all students.
Minnesota Reading Corps is the nation's largest state
AmeriCorps program. The program places trained literacy
tutors in elementary schools to work with children age 3
to grade 3 who need extra support to read successfully by
the end of third grade.
Tutors receive a modest allowance and if eligible, could
receive an education award and other benefits.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in working
with our students next school year as a literacy tutor,
please visit MinnesotaReadingCorps.org to sign up
This is a FREE clinic that will provide an opportunity to
speak with a volunteer attorney to get your legal
questions related to immigration answered.
Saturday, April 11th, 9am-1pm
7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, Mn 55430
Students in grades three through five will be taking the MCA
Reading and Math tests sometime during April and May.
Students will be working hard to do their very best work.
We are recruiting MN Reading Corp Literacy Tutors for 2015-
2016. Literacy Tutors may work with students in grades K-3. If
you are interested in this opportunity call the office for more
information or apply on the MN Reading Corp website.
Just a reminder: Students should arrive at school no earlier than
9:20 am each day, and students must be picked up at 4:00 pm.
The remainder of the school year will go fast. I hope to see all of
you at special events planned yet this spring. Happy Spring!
Join us Thurs April 9th 6-7p in the Community Room for a presentation from Big Brothers Big
Sisters. After the presentation, there will be a brief Home and School Association meeting where
families can hear from teachers and the Principals about what’s happening at EPWCCS.
Volunteer Appreciation Event
If you've volunteered, even once this school year, you're invited to join us for a special volunteer
appreciation event in the community room Friday April 17th 2:30-4p. Please RSVP to Kristin
Read Across America Day was a HUGE success again this year thanks to our 46 guest readers!
Special guests included parents and other family members, police, FBI, Sheriffs, State Patrol, U of
MN student athletes, nationally ranked basketball players from Champlin Park High School, public
Librarians, Representatives from the Star Tribune, WCCO, and Mpls St Paul Magazine, the BC Mayor
and City Council Members, the District's Superintendant, amongst others!
Congratulations Keira Thrasher for being chosen as EP's Volunteer of the Month! Keira has given
over 100 hours of her time this school year!
Each month, students will make connections to the 4 components of EPWCCS's
Specialty School Theme.
Grade 1: ArtStart Residency & EcoArts Festival (ARTS! EXPERIENCES!)
Students in Grade 1 will be starting their residency project at the end of April/early
May. Students will work with a teaching artist to create work to be displayed at the
Children's Eco Arts Festival, which takes place at Harriet Island Pavilion on 5/16.
Transportation to and from the festival will be provided for Gr. 1 students and their
Grade 3/5: Ordway Field Trip (ARTS! EXPERIENCES!)
Students in Grades 3 & 5 will visit the Ordway Theatre on 4/17 for a performance of
"Diavolo." Leaping, flying and falling, Diavolo utilizes trust and imagination in a surreal
architectural playground to create metaphors through dance about life, humanity,
and community. Company members use a fusion of many different movement
vocabularies including everyday movement, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics,
gymnastics, martial arts, and hip-hop to demonstrate teamwork as they maneuver
and fly from object to object and into each others’ arms.
We apologize for the absence of the e-newsletter in 2015. We are
working on transitioning over to a new district-wide template.
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Kristin Ashworth: Volunteer Services Coordinator
Ph. 763-506-2560 Hrs. Mon Tues Thurs Fri 9:15a-4p
Tiger Awards are given by
teachers, to students who
show exemplary behavior
in the classroom. These
awards are given out each
month. Students who are
Tiger Award will have
lunch with Principal Ray
and Assistant Principal
Vasil. They will also receive
a certificate, an EPWCCS
pencil, and a healthy treat
with their lunch.
The Tiger Award winners
for February are;
3KJ-Erika G. A.
4JT- Aselah M.
5PA-Joshua O. C.
and great work to
A special congratulations to one of our special education para professionals, Chris Muellerleile
for her 25 years of service. Mrs. "M" has not only worked for the district that long, but she has
been at EPWCCS all 25 years!
Our media specialist, Janet Muscala, is also being recognized for her 30 years of service with the
Also, a special congratulations goes to our School Social Worker, Sara Ferber, for receiving an
"Above and Beyond Award" from the school district. Mrs. Ferber was nominated by a staff
member with the Anoka Hennepin Educational Foundation.