Jul
10
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.

Jul
17
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


Feb
21
4:30 pm16:30

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

Feb
7
5:00 pm17:00

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!

Jan
21
10:30 am10:30

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.

Jan
21
9:00 am09:00

Charter School Fair

LJA will attend the 2nd annual Charter School Fair where St. Paul Charter schools will come together in one venue at Saint Paul College on Saturday, Jan 21 from 9am - noon. 

Jan
17
4:30 pm16:30

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/

Dec
20
1:30 pm13:30

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!

Dec
12
4:00 pm16:00

High School Fair

Local public, private and charter schools will be visiting LJA to share information with our families. Come and find out more information as you plan your 8th graders' transition to high school.

Nov
30
9:30 am09:30

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.

Nov
17
12:01 am00:01

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

Nov
15
4:30 pm16:30

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.

Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

Chili Cook Off

Everyone in the family is welcome to join us for an evening of fun and community!  If you are able, please bring a pot of your family's favorite chili. (We also need contributions of corn bread and dessert items.) Attendees will taste as many kinds of chili as they like and have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. It is FREE to attend and to eat.

At the event, we will be selling maple syrup to raise scholarship money for our winter intersession.  The liquid gold maple syrup comes from maple trees at the Audubon Center of the Northwoods.  Intersession students will be visiting the Audubon for two nights in January and this is a sweet way to support our scholars!

As part of our continuing efforts to "Go Green," each family that attends will be given a FREE Energy Efficiency Kit, compliments of Xcel Energy.  The kit contains light bulbs, a high-efficiency shower head, a night light and more! (One per family, while supplies last.)

Nov
2
9:15 am09:15

Paul K. Chappell, Peace Literacy speaker

Parents and Caregivers are welcome to join us! Students will hear from Paul K. Chappell who is an author, and peace leader. He will meet with students immediately following for small group discussion. 

Oct
25
4:30 pm16:30

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.

Oct
10
Oct 14

Fall Intersession

Students can spend five fun days experiencing classes of their choice with topics like comic books, fairy tales, travel, media, leadership, science and public speaking and performing with help from their University of Minnesota student teachers as well as some LJA staff.  Registrations forms are due Tuesday, Sept. 27th. For more information, call Cassandra at 651-414-6000 or cassandraq@laurajeffreyacademy.org

Oct
6
3:30 pm15:30

Q1 Student Showcase

Parents and Caregivers are invited to come see and talk to our scholars as they display their end of quarter showcase. 

Sep
13
4:15 pm16:15

Parent Engagement Network (PEN) meeting

During this meeting we'll talk about opportunities for becoming involved and will get input on scheduling of future meetings.   If you aren't able to make it to this meeting, but would like to be involved, please email Jen Schiller at jennifers@laurajeffreyacademy.org. It would be helpful to know times that work and any ideas on areas of interest. 

Sep
10
8:30 am08:30

LJA 5K - Lake Phalen

Everyone is invited to participate in our first ever “LJA 5K” on Saturday, September 10th from 8:30-11:30 am at Lake Phalen.  Sign up by Friday, August 19th to guarantee your first choice of shirt size!  The event is open to the public and we’re hoping to have the whole LJA community come out and run, walk or just cheer others on.  The cost to run/walk is $15 for students and $25 for adults.  RegisterHERE or turn in the attached registration form to the LJA office.

Aug
30
5:30 pm17:30

New Family Picnic - Newell Park

New families to LJA are invited to join us at Newell Park in St. Paul. Meet each other and staff as we kick off our new year. Please bring a dish to share. Drinks will be provided.

https://www.stpaul.gov/newell-park

Aug
8
5:30 pm17:30

LJA Potluck and Back to School Night

At 5:30 pm we will gather on the west side of the LJA school building to mingle and eat. This will be followed by an assembly in the gym at 6:30 pm, and time to meet teachers and visit classrooms from 7:00-8:00 pm.  You can purchase school t-shirts and pick up pre-ordered t-shirts at this time. *Please bring ALL completed forms to the Back to School Night or mail or drop them off in the LJA office as soon as possible (by the end of the first week of school at the latest)