September 16, 2022
From our Fabulous PTO
Greetings Tanglen families!
*One out of three students is registered for our Acts of Kindness fundraiser...and we would LOVE to grow that number! Did you know this is how the Tanglen PTO pays for ALL field trips for your students? That's NO small feat!
If you haven't already- please use this link to get registered with Raise Craze!
Fueled by acts of kindness, this is our main fundraiser for the year, and how the PTO pays for all our events like the Block Party, Bingo night, staff appreciation, and student field trips! Every dollar helps!
Check out our leaderboard here! We've completed 222 Acts of Kindness and raised almost $20K from 34 states with just over a week to go! KEEP IT UP!! Do you know anyone in these grey states? Send them your fundraising link to help us get to 50 states! Even $1 counts!
*We want to welcome volunteers back into the building! Sign up using this link for a time that works for you and we'll reach out to coordinate the details of your volunteer slot. Your students and their teachers benefit in so many ways from your involvement!
Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions.
*Please join us with your family at the Tanglen Block party next Wednesday 9/21/22 from 4pm-7pm. Free food, DJ, Ninja Warrior Course, inflatables, photo booth, and much more! Check out this Sign Up Genius for the block party! We still have a few volunteer spots left for the event next Wednesday from 4-7pm. Short shifts will allow you to still enjoy the event with your families!
*Please sign-up NOW for your FREE tickets to parent & staff night out next Friday 9/23/22! 4-6pm at Brookview for some lawn bowling shenanigans, 6-10pm at BLVD for food and drinks and auction fun. Please RSVP using this link to let us know you're coming! ALL activities, food, and drinks are free!
*Be sure to register for the Tanglen Auction- LIVE NOW! Bid on front row tickets to this year's musical performances, and activities with your student's teachers, see the grade level auction baskets you all contributed to, and scoop up some gift cards! We're fundraising this year for a mobile cooking cart, field trips, and continued improvements to our outdoor classroom!
Days Off - Be Prepared
Monday, September 26 Rosh Hashana
Friday, September 30 Professional Development
Wednesday, October 5 Yom Kippur
October 17 to 19 Conferences and Professional Development
October 20/21 Statewide Teachers' Convention
Student Nutrition changes for the 2022-23 School Year
The USDA has determined that school meals will NOT be free for all students for the 2022-23 school year. Therefore, a meal benefit application is required to obtain free or reduced meals. Meal applications for the 2022-23 school year are available on the Nutrition page in the Free Meals & Food Assistance tab. You can also find breakfast and lunch menus and pricing for paid meals on your child’s school website.
Although lunch is no longer free, a reimbursable USDA FREE BREAKFAST is available for all students at L.H. Tanglen Elementary School this year.
Please encourage a healthy start to the day with a FREE nutritious breakfast to fuel our students' brains.
Picture Day is Wednesday, September 28
- Families can order online OR by having their child bring the physical order form on Picture Day. Instructions for ordering are on both the Order Form and the Reminder Flyer.
- Mylifetouch.com Tanglen’s Picture Day ID: EVTQRGVWQ
Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, October 27.
Tanglen Yearbook - Preorder and Save!
Hopkins Special Education Needs You
COVID Guidance for 2022-23
Hopkins Public Schools follows the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health/CDC in its response to COVID-19. In the 2022-23 school year, Hopkins will continue to require five-day minimum isolation for those who test positive for COVID. Mask wearing is recommended but not required in our buildings or on the bus. Please check our COVID Hub on our website for the latest information on COVID-19 and our current response.
Learn about eLearning days
Social-Emotional Learning Survey September 21 - October 5
We are asking that all our students participate in the surveys. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they can skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. We are partnering with a third-party vendor to support us in administering these surveys. If you have any questions about the SEL survey or would like information about opting out, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may also choose to opt your student out of this survey no later than September 19.
Hopkins Community Health & Resource Fair
Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eisenhower Community Center
Join us at the Hopkins Community Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, September 17. This event is free and open to the public. Families can learn about resources and opportunities in Hopkins and the surrounding communities.
Tanglen Kids & Company needs YOU!
Kids & Company is hiring!! Tanglen has a waiting list of families who would like to have after school care, however we are short staffed currently and unable to accept everyone from the waiting list. We are looking for motivated and reliable individuals to join our after-school childcare team!! M-F from 2:00-5:30/6:00pm. Support the community, build relationships, and earn money and experience. If you have children at Tanglen who attend Kids & Company, one of the employee perks is the first child is free and the second is 50% off the cost! Apply here!