Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center
July 31, 2017
Hello Northrop Families!
This is a brief update on Northrop's happenings as we look forward to the year ahead!
Class Placement for 2017-2018
We changed our process because finalizing class placements with current Northrop students and families in June posed a challenge for our administrator and office staff to continue to keep the needs of each classroom balanced over the summer when students move in or out of Northrop.
Tentative class placement decisions were made in the spring before teachers went home for the summer. Our office will mail final class placements to student's address on file the week of August 14. Please call our Northrop Office at 612-668-4520 with questions or to update your contact information. Office staff will be returning to the Office beginning on Monday, August 14.
Northrop Construction Update
Please note that all construction will be behind locked gates and doors to ensure student safety. Our construction team is highly experienced with construction at school sites and walked me through the school to highlight all of the safety precautions that are in place so construction can safely continue into the school year. Contact me at Amy.Jahnke@mpls.k12.mn.us with questions.
We are currently in Phase One of the project focused on the construction of the lunchroom and kitchen. Phase Two will be the construction of the new Music and Art room where the current lunchroom is located. Phase Two is scheduled to begin late Winter or early Spring. All phases of construction will be complete by the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
Parking at Northrop during the 2017-2018 School Year
Consider Joining Our Northrop Site Council!
Weeding and Popsicles at Northrop! Come one, come all!
Our Principal, Miss Amy will host her 2nd Annual Weeding and Popsicle event at Northrop on Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 AM (until we get tired, by 11:00AM :-). Bring your gloves, hedge trimmers, trowels, and clippers to Northrop for a casual morning of outdoor work.
We are looking for helpers of all ages to pull weeds and trim bushes to get our grounds looking great for Back-to-School Night Open House and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 24. Let's hope for a dry morning on Saturday, August 19th! We hope to see you there!
Our school garden is also in need of some love. Your time is GREATLY appreciated If you and your family have even a few minutes to stop by school to help weed! Don't feel like you have to do much, every weed helps! Thank you!