2012 Superintendent Mail


TO: Superintendents

FROM: Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner

DATE: August 23, 2012


• Commissioners, Students Team Up to Test Their Knowledge

On Monday, August 27th, six state commissioners will pair with six youth to compete in the Back-to-School Academic Olympics at this year’s State Fair. See the August 22 press release.

• Minnesota Department of Education State Fair Booth

Stop by and visit us if you’re at the Fair! Children who listen to a story or take time to color a picture and share the title of a favorite book are invited to pose for a picture with Minnesota's official reading and literacy mascot, Read-It. See the photos. Guest readers scheduled to appear are Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, Minnesota Bound’s Ron Schara, WCCO 4 News Anchor Mike Binkley, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, royalty from the Minneapolis Aquatennial and St. Paul Winter Carnival, Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, and more. See Education Booth happenings in the news corner and Twitter area of the Department of Education website.

• Military Kids: Peer Support Initiative Curriculum

Peer Support Initiative Curriculum is available now! The curriculum is a set of 6 lessons that school counselors can implement in a small group setting to help children of military families learn to deal with stress, coping, communication, changing family roles, and fostering resilience. To request the curriculum from Minnesota National Guard Youth Programs, visit www.beyondtheyellowribbon.org/military-kids-toolkit and a member from Youth programs will contact you with more information.