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Paw Print

Read the latest Paw Print newsletter, click here.

Non Uniform & Spirit Wear Days

 Non Uniform Day Spirit Wear Day
Friday, September 22* Tuesday, September 5
Wednesday, November 22 Friday, February 9
Friday, December 22 Friday, April 13
Thursday, March 15 Thursday, May 31

*This is a Go-Green Coupon Non-uniform day and require a student to have earned a coupon, which may be redeemed on this day.  Coupons may be obtained by donating gently used uniforms to the Go-Green Uniform Sale.

2017-2018 Lower School Supply Lists

The 2017-2018 Lower School Supply Lists are as follows:

2017-2018 Bus Transportation Forms

The 2017-2018 Transportation Registration Form was made available in May 2017.  Stillwater Area Public Schools provides bus transportation for St. Croix Prep students.  If you have yet to sign up for bus transportation, complete the Transportation Registration Form.  Please email the form to schoolbus@stillwaterschools.org or mail it to:  Stillwater Area Public Schools, Transportation Department, 1875 S. Greeley Street, Stillwater MN  55082.  If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department of Stillwater Area Public Schools at 651-351-8377.  The bus transportation processing and routing is handled by Stillwater (ISD 834), so do NOT return your completed forms to St. Croix Prep.  Thank you for your attention to this.

Homework Expectations

All St. Croix Prep students, with the exception of Kindergarten students, should expect daily homework.  St. Croix Prep intends to make homework purposeful and aligned with the goals of delivering a college preparatory education.  As a general homework guideline, Lower School students may receive between 20 minutes and 1 hour of homework per night.  These are only guidelines.  Homework should be completed in a quiet environment free from technology distractions.  In addition, these guidelines do not take into consideration critical times of the year (e.g. mid or end of quarter) when additional time may be needed for project completion or test preparation.  These average estimates do not consider individual student learning styles, needs, efficiencies, or family educational goals (e.g. grades, college/university aspirations, etc.).  In the event a student is experiencing more homework than these guidelines, please schedule a meeting with the appropriate teacher and/or contact the School Principal for a homework log.  For St. Croix Prep’s Homework Philosophy, click here.

Peer Tutoring

These tutoring sessions are used to focus on a specific area that needs improvement.  The tutors are volunteering their time to help meet your student’s goals. Click here to fill out a tutoring form.

YMCA Before & After School Care Programs

The YMCA School Age Care is available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with flexible three, four and five day options. All the information and registration can be found here. Additional resources – FAQ.

 

2017-2018 Educational Benefits

Application for 2017-2018 Educational Benefits can be found here.  For answers to your questions, please call 651-395-5900.

 

Bus Transportation Contact Information

ISD 834 (Stillwater Area Public Schools) provides our bus transportation.  They contract with MN Central School Bus to provide the buses and drivers.  The following contact information may be helpful if you have questions regarding registration, routing, and problem resolution.

ISD 834 Bus Transportation Department 651-351-8377
MN Central School Bus 651-430-3311

The 2017-2018 bus transportation form can be found here.

Reading Well By Third Grade:  Local Literacy Plan

MN Statute 1208.12 states that a school district must adopt a local literacy plan to have every child reading at or above grade level no later than the end of grade 3.  This legislation is commonly referred to as “Reading Well by Third”.  For a copy of St. Croix Prep’s 2016-2017 Reading Well by Third Grade: Local Literacy Plan, click here

Contact Information

For a complete listing of Lower School faculty, click here.  For a listing of other school administrative personnel, click here.

Lower School Principal
Joann Karetov
jkaretov@stcroixprep.org
651-395-5921
Lower School Office Manager
Sara Bodin
sbodin@stcroixprep.org
651-395-5920

School Nurse
Candace Westlund
Phone Number : 651-395-5906
Fax Number : 651-395-5901
Email : nurse@stcroixprep.org