Aug
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Back to School Night

All LJA families are invited to attend our annual “Potluck Dinner and Back to School Night” on Monday, August 14th from 5:30-8:00 PM.  Families wishing to have dinner together should bring a dish to share at 5:30 pm.  There will be an assembly for families starting at 6:30 pm as well as an opportunity to visit classrooms and also pick up pre-ordered t-shirts and/or purchase uniform tops.  We hope that you are able to join us!

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Jul
17
to Jul 21

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat (GRRR) Summer Day Camp

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat (GRRR) is now accepting applications for their week-long summer day camps.  We have been granted 6 spots on full scholarship.  Registration is taken on a first come first served basis - register here: https://sherocksherock.org/g-r-r-r, and mention LJA for your scholarship request. 

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat I - July 10-14
Girls Rock n Roll Retreat II - July 17-21

Laura Jeffrey Academy in St Paul, MN

What is G.R.R.R?
Celebrating their eleventh year in 2017, this annual day camp (9am-5pm daily) offers 5 days of music lessons, playing in a band, art classes, exciting workshops and a big Friday night rock concert for students ages 8-16.  Our camp is offered to all who play or want to learn electric guitar, electric bass, drums, vocals or keyboards. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

This camp is open to all students who identify a female, trans, or gender non-conforming

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Jul
10
to Jul 14

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat (GRRR) Summer Day Camp

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat (GRRR) is now accepting applications for their week-long summer day camps.  We have been granted 6 spots on full scholarship.  Registration is taken on a first come first served basis - register here: https://sherocksherock.org/g-r-r-r, and mention LJA for your scholarship request. 

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat I - July 10-14
Girls Rock n Roll Retreat II - July 17-21

Laura Jeffrey Academy in St Paul, MN

What is G.R.R.R?
Celebrating their eleventh year in 2017, this annual day camp (9am-5pm daily) offers 5 days of music lessons, playing in a band, art classes, exciting workshops and a big Friday night rock concert for students ages 8-16.  Our camp is offered to all who play or want to learn electric guitar, electric bass, drums, vocals or keyboards. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

This camp is open to all students who identify a female, trans, or gender non-conforming.

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Jun
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Summer Concert

Our Summer Concert will be held on Tuesday, June 20th at the Weyerhaeuser Chapel (Macalester College) at 2:00 pm.  Caregivers are invited to come and see our 7th & 8th-grade students shine!  The chapel is located approx 1 block from LJA, a ½ block west of Snelling Avenue on the south side of Grand Avenue.

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Feb
21
4:30pm 4:30pm

Parenting T(w)eens: Present Moment Parenting

Join Tina to get your questions answered about raising healthy children in today’s world, including how the brain responds to communication from parents, and how to put limits on technology, hold effective family meetings, and stay connected when your child is individuating.

Facilitator: Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed.

Lead Parent Coach, Center for the Challenging Child
Director of Family Engagement, Anu Family Services, Inc.

Author, Parent Coach and Trainer

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Jan
21
10:30am10:30am

Women's March

LJA families and supporters are invited to join us on Saturday, January 21st at the Women’s March Minnesota, a sister March of the Women’s March on DC. The March stands together in solidarity with people of all genders and ages for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health and families - recognizing that the US’ vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.  The LJA contingent will be meeting at Saint Paul College (235 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, 55102) - Lot E. (Look for Ms. Annie with an LJA sign!) Please arrive no later than 10:30 am. The march begins at 11:00 am. More information about the march is available HERE. Please email Anna at annar@laurajeffreyacademy.org if you are interested in going or if you have any questions. Students wishing to attend should be accompanied by a parent or other adult.

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Jan
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Parent Circle

All parents are encouraged to attend this community building conversation. Led by outside facilitator, Dr. Raj Sethuraju. 

Dr. Raj Sethuraju is Assistant Professor in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University. He teaches Research Methods, Diversity Matters in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Victimology, Citizenship and Comparative Criminal Justice to undergraduates, and Community Engagement and Civic Leadership in the graduate program.

Raj’s research interests include race relations, drug courts, restorative justice, and diversion programs. His most recent article is called “The Consequences of Teaching Critical Sociology on Course Evaluations: Multiple Perspectives on the Nature of Black and Latino/a Intergroup Relations and Speaking Truth to Power” (published in The Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service, and Social Justice in Higher Education).He has also appeared on a local radio show on KMOJ.

Raj is a steering committee board member of the MN Restorative Services Coalition, and on the board of the Hmong Culture and Language Program at Concordia.  He is a frequent speaker at the Stillwater prison, where he works closely with the individuals who are committed for life.  He regularly volunteers with the MN Department of Corrections, and is a trained volunteer for the VOCARE session, MNCOSA program and COLUMNS programs, primarily designed to address recidivism.  He is also trained to run a Circle Process.  Furthermore, Raj is a consultant for diversity matters for the MNCOSA program. He has also served as the Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives at Gustavus Adolphus College.

He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Texas Woman’s University and both his M.A. in Counseling and B.A. in Sociology at the University of Monroe, LA.

http://www.saintpaulfoundation.org/ambassador_awards/2016/raj_sethuraju/

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Dec
20
1:30pm 1:30pm

Fair Anita Sale

Shop to support LJA Tues, Dec 20th at the Winter Concert. Shopping open from 1:30-2:30 pm and again from 3:45-4:30 pm at Kagin Commons.

Kagin is located approx 1 block from LJA, just west of Snelling Avenue on the north side of Grand Avenue.

Not able to join us at the concert? You can shop online at fairanita.com anytime through 12/31/16 using code LJAROCKS to receive free shipping and 25% donated to our school.  Thanks for your support!

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Nov
30
9:30am 9:30am

PEN (Parent Engagement Network) Meeting

The role of the PEN is to provide a way for parents to get involved in the LJA community.  Whether giving input on programs, curriculum and policy, or helping with fundraising or volunteer needs - there is something for everyone!   If you are interested in joining PEN or would like more information please contact Jennifer Schiller at jennifers@laurajeffreyacademy.org.

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Nov
17
12:01am12:01am

Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 17

Double your impact when you donate to Laura Jeffrey Academy now through Nov. 17th! All donations will be matched up to $7,000 as we participate in Give to the Max Day: Minnesota's most charitable day of the year!

Your contribution will allow us to enhance our STEM-focused education with new experiential learning opportunities for our students.

DONATE TODAY at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Laura-Jeffrey-Academy

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Nov
15
4:30pm 4:30pm

Parenting T(w)eens: Navigating Body Image and Nutrition Messages During the Critical T(w)een Years

LJA is partnering with The Emily Program Foundation to bring this FREE opportunity to the community. 

Help your Child(ren) Have a Healthy Relationship with Food and Their Body: Navigating Body Image and Nutrition Messages During the Critical T(w)een Years.

Join us for an interactive session exploring commonly-held beliefs around weight, nutrition, body image, and health. The discussion will delve into current research and the intended and unintended consequences of popular discourse around food and bodies. Opportunities to participate in follow-up groups will be available.

  • This 3 part series begins on November 15th from 4:30-6:00PM
  • No Cost. Registration for LJA participants not required, but preferred. 
  • Free child care and transportation.
  • This is a free and open to the public event. Community outside of LJA are welcome, please register here: http://www.laurajeffreyacademy.org/parenting-tweens//

Contact Jo with questions or to arrange for transportation, jop@laurajeffreyacademy.org or 651-414-6000.

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