Glen Lake News for Families

January 26th, 2018

Happy Paraprofessional Week to all of our amazing paras!

This week was Paraprofessional Appreciation week. Our paraprofessionals are All-Stars, and our school wouldn't be the same without them. They have an impact on all our students. We thank them for all that they do each and every day!


This is the time of year where lots of illnesses are spreading. Please remember when you call your child in for an absence due to illness, be sure to include any symptoms your child is experiencing (such as fever, vomiting, headache, etc...) rather than only reporting that they are not feeling well. This allows us to better track what illnesses are going around the school and help work to keep everyone healthy!

Hopkins Education Foundation's Royal Bash 2018 - Snow Much Fun!

Purchase your tickets for HEF's 19th annual Royal Bash on Saturday, February 24th at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. Enjoy mingling with old friends and making new ones!

Your Winter Wonderland event will include a scrumptious sit down dinner, live and silent auctions, games, entertainment, dancing and many other surprises. Proceeds from Royal Bash help fund grants to Hopkins Public Schools.

To purchase your tickets now or to learn more about HEF's largest fundraiser of the year, visit

Screens, Struggles, and Strategies: Raising Tech-Healthy Kids

Special double feature, including “Warp Speed” and “Screenagers”

Date: Monday, Feb. 19

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Hopkins High School auditorium, 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka

Join Hopkins Public Schools and Hopkins One Voice Coalition, in partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Jessica Wong, for a special double feature that includes an engaging presentation from Wong, titled "Warp Speed: Parenting Teens in the Digital Age," followed by a free showing of the award-winning documentary, "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." This event is geared toward addressing screen time and the struggles shared by parents, and learning strategies to find balance with technology. The Screenagers film will include Spanish subtitles.

Parents and students, grades 4-12, are encouraged to attend. This is not a ticketed event, and it is free and open to the public. There is no preregistration, and seating is first-come, first-served. Visit the event on Facebook.

For more information, visit

Reading Volunteers for Grade 4

Volunteers are needed to help 4th grade students with reading. The end of the school day is independent reading time. Volunteers will work one on one with a student in the Media Center by listening to them read and guiding them as needed to help them with their fluency. No teaching experience or training needed! Please Sign Up if you are interested.

Dinner at Gold Nugget for Cancer Research

Kiss childhood cancer goodbye with Glen Lake mom Sylvana Kotila at the Gold Nugget as they host a Spaghetti Dinner in honor of Hopkins very own Tucker Helstrom on February 22, 2018. All proceeds go to MN originated CCRF (children’s cancer research fund) and Team Tucker. For additional information, please visit

Mn Dental Association - Give Kids a Smile

Free Dental Care

Give Kids a Smile is a free, charitable program coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association to provide free dental care to children ages 3-18 whose families face financial or other challenges accessing dental care. This year, Give Kids a Smile will run on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd at participating dental clinics statewide. Appointments are being taken now. Please call 211 or 1-800-543-7709 for participating dental clinics near you. Parents must call the participating dental office and make an appointment in advance. Office hours vary and walk-in care is not available.

Electronic Backpack Flyers and Forms

• Childcare Registration for February 8 Late Start

• Screens, Struggles and Strategies: Raising Tech Healthy Kids

• Hopkins Softball

• Dinner at Gold Nugget

• Animal Humane Society Camps