Eisenhower Elementary Newsletter

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Principal's Message

Have a great summer everyone! We had so much fun today. Here are some pictures to show and share our wonderful day. I am so proud of the learning and growing all of our students did this year.

Mark your calendars for Open House on Thursday, August 25. This is a time to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies.

Look for school supply lists on the website starting next week.

Have a great and fun summer!

Senior and 6th Grade Walks 2022

MPORTANT - Transportation Registration for 2022-23 required

Like many other school districts, Hopkins is moving towards an opt-in transportation policy. If you need transportation, you must register. This week, you should have received an email from Hopkins Public Schools from “noreply@qemailserver.com” asking you to select your needs for transportation for next school year. Please fill out this registration survey for each of your children before June 12. If you have multiple children, you received an email for each child.

If you or someone you know did not receive a form for a child, you can use this open form (you/they will need to populate the child’s information).

From The Nurse's Office

Please pick up any unused over-the-counter or prescription medication(s) that your child has in the health office by the last day of school, Friday, June 3rd. Medication cannot be sent home with students. Please plan to keep any critical medications at school through the last day so they are available for use if needed.

By school district policy we are required to discard/ destroy all remaining medication by June 6th. The school cannot store any medication for the following school year.

Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining a safe environment for our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school health office at 952-988-4304 or Nurse Laura at laura.kelzer@hopkinsschools.org.

Hopkins School Board Listening Sessions: Racial Equity Policy

The Hopkins School Board held a listening session with the community to gather thoughts and feedback on its proposed Racial Equity Policy. The listening session was held on Wednesday, May 18. If you would like to listen to this session, you can find a recording of the at this link.

HREI Town Hall Forum Race and Education: Dynamics and Social Impact

Keynote Speaker Sondra Samuels

Tuesday, May 24 • 6:30-8 p.m.

Eisenhower Community Center Theater

Join the Hopkins Race and Equity Initiative for a presentation from Keynote Speaker Sondra Samuels on the role structural racism in education has played in solidifying racial disparities, followed by a question and answer session moderated by Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Bill Wells. This event is free and open to the public. More information.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 25 - Open House

Monday, August 29 - First day of school for grades 1 - 6

Tuesday, August 30 - First day of school for Kindergarten

District Calendar

Eisenhower Calendar

2022-23 Calendar

The 2022-23 calendar is now available online in PDF and digital format. You can access a printable version here. If you would like to subscribe to the digital calendar, you can do that here. If you already subscribe to our digital calendar, this information has automatically updated on your phone.

New School Start Time Starting in August

  • Next year, Eisenhower will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:20p.m. with the first bus pick up time being close to 7 a.m.

Summer Program for Scholars Entering Grades 7, 8, and 9

Monday-Friday, June 13 - July 29, 2022

Hopkins North Junior High

10700 Cedar Lake Rd Minnetonka, MN 55305

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools© program is a six-week multicultural literacy-based experience for scholars entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in the 2022-23 school year that is deeply rooted in the Civil Rights Movement. Scholars will immerse themselves in engaging curriculum, activities, and opportunities that exercise critical thinking, camaraderie, and social-emotional learning.

Space is limited, register today!

Support local farms and our schools!

NOW available to ALL Hopkins families- We are excited to announce that the Hopkins Elementary PTOs are partnering with Friendly Hmong Farms to offer all Hopkins families fresh vegetables and flowers this summer!

Order your veggie box a la carte (for pickup in June, July, and August) or subscribe for the entire 3-box series season. Every box will contain an assortment of peak season vegetables and herbs, along with favorite recipes from our community chefs (both home and professional). Every box and bouquet is homegrown in MN and assembled by our farmers. The Best Part? For every 3-box subscription purchased, Friendly Hmong Farms will donate one box to a family-in-need in our school district! Funds raised will be used to support all Hopkins elementary schools. It's Friendly Hmong Farms' commitment to equitable education.

Summer meal program is back!

Our summer meal programs will be up and running June 13! Free meals for children 18 and under at Alice Smith, Eisenhower, Gatewood, and Hopkins High School. Adult prices are $2.65 for breakfast and $4.60 for adults. (cash only please). Visit https://www.hopkinsschools.org/services/nutrition for more information.


While supplies last, we will continue our weekly saliva testing program for scholars and staff. Due to an Omicron subvariant and spring travel, we’re seeing an increase in cases. We have plenty of rapid test kits for our scholars’ and families’ use. If you want a test kit, even for peace of mind, please see your school nurse or main office and ask for one.

COVID-19 Updates

Hopkins Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard remains live on our website. Please remember to have your child complete a daily health screening every day before attending school. It is very important that you keep your child home if they are experiencing any signs of illness.

Please note, our isolation and quarantine protocols have changed. We have shortened our isolation requirements to a five-day protocol for students who meet the requirements. You can review the changes here.