Aquila Give$ Update

We are so excited to announce we surpassed our Aquila Give$ fundraising goal of $15,000! THANK YOU!

Through your generous donations, the PTO is able to provide the school with a gaga ball pit, a portable speaker system, a set of ukuleles for music class and more.

The generosity shown during what has been a very challenging year for so many, really speaks volumes about our school and community. It’s amazing and we are so grateful!


Welcome Back Teachers & Students!

As teachers and students return to the classrooms in-person, and virtually, it’s important to practice some self-care. The Aquila PTO is teaming up with Aquila staff to provide some refreshment and gentle reminders of ways to recharge during these unprecedented times.


If you would like to contribute directly to the monthly self-care station, please contribute at gofundme. No donation is too small and is meant to appreciate all that our stuff does for Aquila and our kids!

Thank you Aquila Staff!


Register for Kindergarten & Middle School Information Nights – Virtual

Visit slpenrollment to register for the Kindergarten & Incoming 6th Grade virtual information nights! Registration is require to attend.

Kindergarten Info Night: February 10, 2021

Middle School Info Night: January 21, 2021

Kindergarten information nights will feature:

  • Meeting all three principals and hear more about the schools
  • See what IB-PYP Kindergarten looks like
  • Discover what makes IB-PYP unique and valuable
  • Hear from teachers, parents/guardians, and students about their Kindergarten experience
  • Outline the enrollment process and timeline
  • Share the Mission, Core Values, and Strategic Plan of the St. Louis Park Public Schools

Middle School information night breakouts will feature:

  • All academic department chairs
  • A general Q&A for English speaking families
  • A general Q&A for Spanish speaking families
  • A general Q&A for Somali speaking families

Don’t delay! Register today!



Raise funds for Aquila while you shop on Amazon!

Your purchases on Amazon could be fundraising for the student of Aquila. Once activated, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to Aquila PTO to be turned around to support our students.

Need help setting it up? Check out AmazonSmile Setup Instructions – Web & Mobile

Every little bit helps, and your contributions stay in our community.


Maximize your donation to Aquila PTO!

Consider donating to your Aquila PTO and having your employer match your donation! Your donations fund everything from field trips, community events, teacher appreciation to classroom supplies and more!

The PTO is 501c3 non-profit fully funded by the donations from families and community members. EIN: 46-1661166

No gift is too small and every contribution is appreciated. Many businesses, regardless of their size, have a corporate matching gifts program. Some local employers like…


Wells Fargo

Best Buy


Thrivent Financial



United Health Group

Toro Company


… Just to name a few.

You can donate at any time through If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]


The Family Directory is live! 

Thank you to all of the parents who have chosen to participate in the Aquila Family Directory! You should have received an email with a link to the directory.

It’s not too late to be included, please fill out the form below to include your information. Please add only information that you are comfortable sharing with all Aquila families.

Aquila Family Directory 2020-2021

If you would like to receive access to the directory, please email [email protected]


December PTO Meeting

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the meeting last night. For those unable to make it, the detailed minutes have been posted under ‘About Us’ and at the end of this post.

Highlights include:

> Family Directory – almost complete! There is still time to participate! See Family Directory or use this link to access the form.

> Student Needs – discussion of equipment PTA could fund for students use in distance learning

> Virtual Dance – discussion of hosting a virtual dance in 2021 to connect students virtually during distance learning

Thank you to those parents joining the meeting for the first time and those returning. If you have any questions or want to get more involved, please reach out to [email protected]. Stay connected through Facebook and our website!

12.08.20 Meeting Minutes


Coping Resources During Distance Learning

Aquila’s school counselor, social worker and psychologist shared content for parents during last week’s PTO meeting. During these times of high stress, it can be even more challenging for children and adults to cope with the added demands.

Zones of Regulation were also shared, which gives context to how your child may be feeling. Give it a whirl yourself and share with your child when you’re feeling, blue, red, yellow or green!

PTO Presentation – Nov. 10, 2020


What are the Zones?

The Zones Poster for At Home (K-2).pdf.jpg

Coping Skills Toolbox Poster for at Home (K-2)


Box Tops for Education

Aquila Elementary participates in the Box Tops for Education program. Start collecting those “box tops” from cereal boxes AND MORE!

Learn more on this Box Tops for Education page.