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!



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)