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May 9th, 2024

Collectively, we nurture and inspire all learners to thrive socially, emotionally and academically in an equitable and inclusive community. - SL School Mission

We are your Partners!

Mr. Clarence Pollock ~

Proud Principal

Mr. Arsenio Richardson ~

Elementary Support Supervisor

Thank you to all the mothers, grandmothers. aunts and caregivers that love and care for your children with all your heart! You all are AMAZING WOMEN!

In Partnership,

Clarence Pollock

Proud Principal

Clarence Pollock, Susan Lindgren Principal

952-928-6699 ~ pollock.clarence@slpschools.org

Arsenio Richardson, Susan Lindgren Elementary Support Supervisor

952-928-6660 ~ richardson.arsenio@slpschools.org

Jane Watts, Susan Lindgren Administrative Assistant to the Principal

952-928-6698 ~ watts.jane@slpschools.org

  • Friday, May 17 ~ Finding Nemo Kids Showtime 7:00 PM (SL Gym)
  • Saturday, May 18 ~ Finding Nemo Kids Showtime 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM (SL Gym)

  • Wednesday, May 22: Student Showcase Fair, 6-7:30 pm ROC

  • Thursday, May 30 ~SLP Class of 2024 Graduate Walk at Elementary Schools

  • Thursday, May 30th - Fifth Grade IB Exhibition and Celebration of Learning, 6:00-7:30 PM

  • Friday, June 7th (Last Day of School) June Jamboree Day for all!

* 2023-24 At-A-Glance Calendar. Click HERE

* 2024-25 At-A-Glance Calendar. Click HERE

You don't want to miss this wonderful show! The students have been working hard on getting ready and prepared for the last 17 weeks!

Directed by Meg Schauer and Joe Thomas


  • Friday, May 17th at 7:00 PM (SL Gym)
  • Saturday, May 18th at 11:00 & 1:30 PM (SL Gym)

Class of 2024 Graduates of Susan Lindgren Team Members!

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Ben Bauer is the son of Special Education Teacher, Ms. Sarah Bauer!

Ben is graduating from St. Louis Park High School.

Ben will be attending the

University of Minnesota in the Fall!"

Bobby Cowan is the son of Fourth Grade Teacher, Ms. Jen Cowan!

Bobby will be graduating from Edina High School.

Bobby will be heading to Omaha to play Jr. Hockey with the Lancers and then on to St. Thomas University.

Mylin deNeui is the daughter of Third Grade Teacher, Mr. Ken deNeui!

Mylin is graduating from St. Louis Park High School.

Mylin will be attending University of Minnesota in the Fall!

Hank Heiland is the son of our School Administrative Assistant, Ms. Jane Watts!

Hank will be graduating from St. Louis Park High School.

Hank will be attending Normandale Community College for one year and then attending the University of Minnesota!

Lucas Jones is the son of Talent Development Teacher, Ms. Carrie Runke- Jones and Adaptive Phy-Ed Teacher, Mr. Kevin Jones!

Lucas will be graduating from St. Louis Park High School.

Lucas will be attending Dunwoody College of Technology in the Fall!

Parker Knudson is the son of Kindergarten Assistant, Ms. Kristie Knudson.

Parker will be graduating from St. Louis Park High School.

Parker will be attending The University of Minnesota in the Fall!

Margaux Pollock is the daughter of Proud Principal Pollock!

Margaux will be graduating from St. Louis Park High School.

Margaux will be attending the University of Wisconsin Madison in the Fall!

Andy Stefonowicz is the son of Phy-Ed Teacher, Ms Jody Stefonowicz!

Andy will be graduating from Minnetonka High School.

Andy will will attending North Dakota State University in the Fall!

May Family Bulletin Board!

By the Miller Family

The Miller Family put together a beautiful bulletin board!

The bulletin board displays the importance of family is everything and so is our community!

Great job and thank you to Tervese, Aubriece, Tervese Sr., and Dawnelle!

Principal for the Day!

Principal Desmond

Susan Lindgren Elementary

Band and Orchestra Concert Highlights

Tuesday, May 7th

Band Director: Teighan Brummel Culver

Orchestra: Director Tim Binger

Awesome job to all of the Orchestra and Band Students!

Thank you to all of the family and friends that attended the concert!

Phy- Ed Update ~ From Ms. Stefonowicz and Ms. Jergenson

In Physical Education we have been working on volleyball skills, frisbee skills, stunts and tumbling activities, glow ball and tag games. We have been enjoying being outside and will be doing track and field events.  

Fifth Grade Families and Friends

Save the date!

PTO News and Updates

National Teacher Appreciation Week off to a great start!

Teachers and staff have enjoyed the start of the week, including a surprise Girl Scout Cookies and milk delivery (thank you, Aimee Munson!), and will end their week on a sweet note with a yummy treat from A-Z Creamery! 

Families: on Friday, remember to have students wear their teacher’s favorite color. And it’s never too late to send in a card or picture of appreciation- they are a special gift to teachers any day! 

Thanks to such a successful Silent Auction fundraiser, the PTO is funding the entire Teacher Appreciation week this year - thank you, Susan Lindgren community for your support!! 

Susan Lindgren Student Showcase Fair

Deadline to Register TOMORROW, Friday May 10

Don't forget to either submit the registration packet that was sent home; or register online by tomorrow, Friday May 10! 

This event is truly a chance for students to share about anything that sparks their interest!  After the event, students receive a certificate, a photo of their display, and a coupon for a free sweet treat at Honey & Rye.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  Please consider signing up for a shift, especially interviewing the students!  It’s so rewarding to see how proud students are - you won’t want to miss it. Sign Up HERE

WHEN: Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 

WHERE: Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) 3700 Monterey Drive 

TIME: 6pm to 7:30pm

Set up from 6pm to 6:30pm

Interviews from 6:30-7:15pm

QUESTIONS: Kathleen Stutzman at kamartinson@hotmail.com, Kelsey Rohde at kelsrohde@gmail.com, Amy Tollefson at amytollefson1@gmail.com, Tessa Berman at tessalinklein@gmail.com 

School Supply Kits - Online Ordering now Open 

School Supply Kits are back after rave reviews last year! For your convenience, we’ve partnered with @SproutSchoolSupplies for our second year. Sprout offers prepackaged school supply kits customized to exactly match Susan Lindgren’s grade-specific classroom lists. Make back-to-school easier than ever and order your school supply kit today! 

The PTO is purchasing high quality headphones for ALL Susan Lindgren students for the 24-25 school year, thanks to additional funds raised through the Silent Auction fundraiser!  

Therefore headphones will NOT be included in the kits and have been removed from the school supply list this year, reducing the overall cost to families.  These headphones will be higher quality and a longer term investment, with the goal that they last beyond one year.

Order now at https://sproutsupplies.com/order with our School Code: SLES001Order by June 18

Submit Interest for Open PTO Board & Event Chair positions by 5/17

Do you enjoy attending school events?  Do you have ideas you want to share?  Looking to connect with more parents?  If so, consider getting involved!  Flyers were sent home in students’ orange folders last week.  Submit interest online by Friday, May 17! Email susanlindgrenpto@gmail.com with questions.

Looking Ahead! 

  • Wed., May 15: Parkway Pizza Dine Out- last one of the year!
  • Wed., May 22: Student Showcase Fair, 6-7:30 pm ROC
  • Thurs., May 30: 5th Grade Celebration/Exhibition
  • Thurs., June 7: June Jamboree & Final Day of School 

May/June Letter Day Calendars

Click Here for May/June Letter Day Calendar

May Breakfast and Lunch Menus

CLICK HERE ~ May Breakfast Menu

CLICK HERE ~ May Lunch Menu

SLP Districtwide News and Updates

Wheelie Fun Community Bike Ride

The Sustainability Division at City Hall is hosting the second annual “Wheelie Fun Community Bike Ride” this year on Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. from Dakota Park to Aquila Park. This will be a fun event with sustainability staff,  treats, games, and more. 

Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer S-EBT

The S-EBT program provides families with school-aged children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals at $40 per month per child ($120 total) during the summer months to purchase healthy foods with funds on EBT cards. Minnesota will provide eligible students with a one-time summer payment of $120.00 per child on their S-EBT card.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 authorized a permanent, nationwide S-EBT program for eligible families beginning in 2024. The program will be a joint effort between the MN Department of Education (MDE), the MN Department of Human Services (DHS) and MN Information Technology Services (MNIT). 

St. Louis Park Schools is reaching out to families that may qualify for this Summer Benefit. Families that know they receive Free or Reduced Benefits will NOT need to do anything. The S-EBT card will be mailed to you automatically. If you are not sure if you have qualified or need help completing the Free and Reduced Benefits application, please contact the School Nutrition Department at 952-928-6146 or email woelffer.jodie@slpschools.org

Please submit applications by May 15, 2024 to qualify for the S-EBT.

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