Get those books ready…SLP Read$ starts next week!

SLP Read$ is the major PTO fundraiser at Susan Lindgren.  Students raise money by READING and seeking donations from friends and family.

Our goal is to read 130,000 minutes and raise $35,000!  This money is used to fund programs such as:

  • Family Fun Night, Student Showcase Fair, Math Night and June Jamboree
  • Field Trips to places like the MN Zoo, Bakken museum, Westwood Nature Center & so much more
  • Yearbooks, Birthday books and Student Directories

SLP Reads$ will run from October 11th through the 29th.  Additional information and donation envelopes will come home next week.  Don’t forget that the Susan Lindgren PTO is a registered 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible & eligible for corporate matching programs!

If you have any questions, please reach out to SLP Read$ Co-Chair Mindy Krone at or 612.807.6038.

Spring has sprung!

Hi families!  I hope you are finding your way outside to get some well-deserved warmth and sunshine!

As we move quickly through April, some great events to watch for on the horizon:

Student Showcase Fair, 5/2, 6-8pm, SLP Middle School (Great opportunity to see what those young minds are thinking about)

Teacher appreciation week, 5/6-5/10, watch for info on events as time comes closer

PTSO meeting, 5/28, 6:15-7:45 w free childcare and dinner for kids included

June Jamboree/last day of school, 6/11

Also, please watch for free adult drop in yoga nights, at multiple sites now, some at Susan Lindgren!

Susan Lindgren Student Showcase Fair: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6-8pm

Susan Lindgren Student Showcase Fair Registration Packet 2019 English

The Student Showcase Fair is an opportunity for Susan Lindgren students to share a topic of interest to them with the rest of us!

Students can work independently or in teams of up to three students to create projects of their own design.  Projects can relate to anything – for example, scientific exploration, invention, art, crafts, hobbies, culture or heritage, occupations, athletics, the environment, animals, creative writing or literature, mathematics, or any topic that excites them!

A free pizza dinner will be served for all students and families.

To see a short video about the Fair please visit:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

St Louis Park Middle School Field House – 2025 Texas Ave S.

6pm to 8pm
Set up from 6pm to 7pm
Interviews from 7pm to 8pm

Sign up online through Friday, April 26th 


  • Each project in the fair will be provided with a tablespace of 2-ft by 3-ft.  Students working with partners will be assigned one table space for the group.
  • Set-up can be done any time between 6pm and 7pm.
    Students are asked to keep their projects set-up for the duration of the fair, 7pm to 8pm.
    All projects need to be taken down by 8:15pm.
  • Students should be prepared to discuss their projects. Beginning at 7pm, an Interviewer will spend a few minutes discussing the project with each child.   Students are asked to stay with their projects until that interview takes place.
  • There is no electricity available for projects, and no candy can be handed out as part of the project.


  • Ingrid Culp at 612-710-5750 or
  • Jen Van Oss at 612-345-2900 or
  • Katie Milton at 612-296-2156 or
  • Shereen Fakir at 952-486-1241 or


Looking to get involved?

As we move toward the spring and look forward to next school year, there are opportunities to lead activities w PTSO. Open positions at this time:

PTSO Co-chair:  Assist with communications, meetings and behind the scenes workings w PTSO.  An excellent opportunity to get to know how PTSO works

SLP Reads chair (2 positions):  plan and lead up our yearly fundraiser, best for shared position w 2 parents;

Welcome back chair:  involves ways to welcome kids back on the first day of school (both grades 1-5 and kindergarten first days)

Book fair chair:  happens twice/year (fall and late winter) around conference times; great for an organized creative mind!

Student directory chair:  most time intensive in the fall trying to connect our community!

If you have questions or ideas, please contact Erika Scott or Deanna Plant for more info!

Bring on spring!

Hi families,

As the year marches on (if only Mother Nature would catch up!), let’s look forward to some great spring activities!

Math night:  Friday, 2/1, SL gymnasium, 6-8pm

PTSO meeting, 3/26, featuring Youth Frontiers as our speaker

Student Showcase, 5/2

Also, free yoga is restarting next week, will be moving locations by week between schools

Come out and join the fun!

Welcome into 2019!

Welcome back, families!

There are a lot of great events coming up in the next few months, as we move into the new year.  Our next PTSO meeting is next week already, Tuesday 1/22, with new timing as requested!  Start at 6:15, media center, Free childcare w dinner for the kiddos!  Our guest speaker will be from the Be SMART program (gun violence prevention), and there will be updates on the discussion around school end-start times for next year.

Then, on to the ever-loved Family Fun Night!  Fri, 2/1, 6-8 at the Middle School

Spring School Conferences are 2/13 and 2/15 this year.  Watch for info around Staff Appreciation meal and book fair around these dates.

Math night is Friday 3/1, and is always a crowd favorite!

Sincere thank for your continued support of our school community, and Happy New Year to all!


PTSO board meeting, 11/13. All are welcome!

PTSO board meeting, Tuesday 11/13, 7 pm in the Susan Lindgren Media Center

Highlights:  review survey results, discuss SLP Reads income and this year’s budget, review upcoming events and those just past!

All are welcome!!

Childcare is available

Ready, set, READ! SLP Read$ starts Friday 10/12!!!

SLP Read$ is the PTSO’s primary fundraiser that directly supports many of the school’s programs. SLP Read$ encourages children to read books in exchange for donations to our school. The fundraiser begins next week and all proceeds go directly to Susan Lindgren so that we can remain a truly excellent place for learning.

Our goal is to raise $35,000. Where does the money go? Without SLP Read$, the following programs wouldn’t be possible:

  • Family Fun Night, Imagination Inventor’s Fair, June Jamboree
  • Field trips to places like the MIA, Minnesota Zoo and Westwood Nature Center
  • Birthday Books, Student Directories, Yearbooks

There are three important things you should know as you consider your donation for this year:

  1. This is the one and only fundraiser that we conduct at Susan Lindgren. Our PTSO is proud of the fact that we never ask our students to sell anything. Please show your support by making a contribution and encouraging friends and family to do the same.
  2. Online donations may be made by visiting the PTSO website at
  3. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations to our organization, which is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3). 

The fundraiser starts on October 12 and runs through October 29. So, help us raise money for an excellent cause – your kids’ educational experience!

If you have any questions, please contact SLP Read$ co-chairs Nikki Letawsky Shultz at 952-240-8571 or Sara Faust at 612-250-0970.


October news, it’s all about the books!

Here we go with month #2!

Big week at school this week with school pictures on Wednesday, conferences Thursday evening and Friday, staff appreciation meal Thursday afternoon-evening, and our beloved book fair Thursday and Friday.

The book fair is a great kick off to a month full of reading.  SLP reads is just around the corner, runs officially from 10/12-10/29.  Watch for more info in the coming days…

Continuing with our month of reading, Author night is Tuesday, 10/23 at 6:30.  We will be showcasing 2 authors that evening!




Yes, I mean, free!

In the Susan Lindgren gym, one hour classes, 6:30-7:30 pm.  All levels welcome!  Bring a mat (if you have one) and water bottle.

Free childcare available during class!

Here are the dates:

September 26, October 2, 9, 15, 22, 30, November 7, 14, 19, 26, December 4, 12, 19,  January 14

Welcome back!

With the start of the school year, many new beginnings at Susan Lindgren.  New principal, new facelifts to the school building, new air conditioned classrooms (just to name a few).

There are some fun events coming our way this fall starting with Meet the Teacher night and ice cream social, then we jump into the school year.

Big events in September are the first general PTSO meeting on 9/25, from 7-8:30 in the media center.  Come to learn more about Mr Pollock.

October brings Fall conferences, the Book Fair, and SLP Reads!  More to come about each of these events as they draw closer…

PTSO General meeting 5/8 and end of the year activities

Wow, so spring is here and summer is quickly approaching!

Things coming up:

PTSO General Meeting , Tuesday 5/8, 7-8:30 in Media Center;  guest speaker Debbie Wells, coordinator of Meadowbrook Collaborative; meet our new principal, Mr Pollock; updates on upcoming events, recaps of recent events and special recognition for Mr Johnson in his upcoming retirement;  FREE CHILDCARE

Walk/roll to school week, 4/30-5/4

Last day of school/June Jamboree:  6/8

Imagination and Inventors Fair!

The Fair is open to all Susan Lindgren students.  Students can work independently or with a partner (up to 3 students per project) to create projects of their own design.  Projects can be any product that is the result of the student’s creative thinking or exploration—inventions, creative writing, artistic endeavors, crafts, and scientific exploration!

Show us your GREAT IDEAS!

A free pizza dinner will be served for all students and families

2018 Promotional video:

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

St Louis Park Middle School 2025 Texas Ave S

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Set up from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Interviews from 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Sign up through Friday, April 6th 


  • Karita Bentley at 612-669-2961 or
  • Ingrid Culp at 612-710-5750 or
  • Jen Van Oss at 612-345-2900 or


  • Each project in the fair will be provided with a table space of 2-ft by 3-ft.  Students working with partners will be assigned one table space for the group.
  • There will be NO ELECTRICAL POWER available.  There will be NO exceptions.
  • Set-up can be done any time between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.  Students are asked to keep their projects set-up for the duration of the fair, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  All projects need to be taken down by 8:30 p.m.
  • Students should be prepared to discuss their projects. Beginning at 7pm, an Interviewer will spend a few minutes discussing the project with each child.   Students are asked to stay with their projects until that interview takes place.

Free yoga is back for the spring!

The ever popular yoga series is back.

It’s free, drop in style (no need to sign up ahead of time), and there is free childcare!

6:30-7:30pm, Susan Lindgren Gym on the following dates:

Monday, 2/28

Monday, 3/5

Tuesday, 3/13

Monday, 3/19

Monday, 4/2

Tuesday, 4/10


Tuesday, 4/24

Tuesday, 5/1

Wednesday, 5/9

Tuesday, 5/15

Tuesday, 5/22

Tuesday, 5/29

Monday, 6/4

**BONUS outdoor classes to be announced at Browndale Park in late May/early June**

Welcome back, SL families!

To start off our new year, we start with a general meeting for PTSO on Thursday, January 11th from 7-8:30  in the media center.  We have 2 guest speakers for this meeting!  Our first guest speaker is Denise Konen, who will be introducing her upcoming course “Talking about Race and Racism with Kids”.  Our second speaker is Ila Saxena, our very own Susan Lindgren IB coordinator, will will be discussing the upcoming IB Review/Reevaluation for our school.

Other highlights:  review of upcoming winter and spring PTSO events, and, as always, Mr Johnson’s principal’s update.
Free childcare will be ready in the gym for your children
Hope to see you there!

November news…

1. Vote on Tuesday, November 7th:  School board elections, City Council and Referendum votes.  Remember:  there are 2 votes for the referendum:  one to continue the current funding of schools and programs, the 2nd to pass new funding for upgrades to schools, classrooms, expanding to fit our growing school community

2. PTSO Board Meeting:  Tuesday, 11/14; 7-8:30pm, Susan Lindgren Media Center;  All are welcome and FREE childcare available.  Good time to review past and upcoming events for the school year.

3. Math night:  Friday, 11/17;  6-8pm, Susan Lindgren gymnasium; come for fun math games with Mathnasium!



SLP reads!

Susan Lindgren Read-A-Thon 2017

The Susan Lindgren SLP Read$ (Read-a-Thon)campaign runs from Friday, October 13 through Monday, October 30. SLP Read$ is the PTSO’s primary fundraiser and directly supports many of Susan Lindgren’s student programs.

  • Birthday books, student directories, yearbooks
  • Field trips
  • Family Fun Night, Math Night, Yoga Night
  • Imagination Inventor’s Fair
  • End of the year student picnic


  1. Read 118,000 minutes (K-2: average 20 min. each day, 3-5: average 30 min. each day) and
  2. Collect $35,000 (average of $125 per envelope collected)

Important notes:

  • All donations are tax-deductible.
  • Checks should be made out to Susan Lindgren PTSO.
  • The Read-A-Thon runs through Monday, October 30.
  • DOUBLE your contribution through employee giving programs! Many corporations match employee donations to our organization, which is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3).
    • Organization name: Susan Lindgren Parent Teacher Student Organization
    • Organization mailing address: 4801 W. 41st, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    • Organization type: Educational
    • EIN: 47-1779561
    • Companies in the area that participate: General Mills, Ameriprise Financial, Allianz Life, and many more! Please take the extra 5 minutes to check if yours does!


If you have any questions, please contact SLP Reads co-chairs Nikki Letawsky Shultz at 952-240-8571 or Sara Faust at 612-250-0970.

Minutes from 9/12 meeting are here…loads of info about upcoming referendum

Here are the minutes and a great summary of the upcoming referendum vote!  Please check it out!

PTSO Minutes 09-17

And just like that, it’s October!

Hi families,

I cannot believe it’s already October!  Thank you to all who were able to attend our first meeting of the school year.  Huge thanks to Astein Osei, who brought his enthusiasm and information to share with our school community!  Look for more information on the upcoming referendum vote in November.

This week is a busy one at school:

Fall conferences have started last Thursday, there are more to come tomorrow (10/3) and Thursday (10/5).

Fall book fair:  Tuesday, 10/3 4-8pm and Thursday 10/3, 4-8pm.  Located in the media center.  It’s a great opportunity to get new reads at a great price!

Staff appreciation is Thursday, 10/5.  A great event put on to feed our staff and show the love!  Thanks, Ali, Jen and Annie for bringing it all together!

SLP reads coming 10/13-10/31!  Our one and only yearly fundraiser for the year.  Kids read, money is raised to fund field tips, yearbooks, directories, assemblies and other great year round events!  Info will be coming home with your student soon!



Read-A-Thon becomes SLP Reads, coming in October 2017

What is SLP reads?  This is the one fundraiser students do all year!  No delivering cookie dough, selling wrapping paper, etc.

Kids read and collect donations from their families, friends, neighbors.

All money collected goes directly back to this year’s students to cover cost of field trips, student directories, yearbooks and PTSO sponsored events, such as Family Fun Night, Math Night, and Imagination and Inventors Fair.

This event will be  October 13-October 31st this year at Susan Lindgren.  Please note:  the district calendar has the wrong month, so not starting in September!

Watch for information to come home from your student in late September/early October!

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