Step 2: Mark your calendar for upcoming kindergarten events

Mark your calendar today for these upcoming events starting in fall 2016 through late summer 2017 for you and your Year-Before-Kindergartner. (Don't know your school? Find it here.)
2017 Playground Night dates are listed at the bottom of this page.

Kindergarten Parent Information Sessions 2016

Kindergarten Parent Information Nights at the elementary schools are the perfect time to ask questions, gather more information about choices, and to meet other parents who will attend your child's school. These meetings are designed for parents of children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017, but are open to any family wanting to learn more about the schools. You are welcome to attend any Kindergarten Parent Information event. Evening childcare will be available for ages 3+, provided by Kids & Company.

Alice Smith Elementary, 801 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins 
Tuesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Eisenhower and XinXing, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins
Monday, October 17, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m

Gatewood Elementary, 14900 Gatewood Drive, Minnetonka:
Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.

Glen Lake Elementary, 4801 Woodridge Road,Minnetonka
Thursday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen Elementary, 10901 Hillside Lane, Minnetonka
Monday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook Elementary, 5430 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley
Thursday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

XinXing Academy Chinese Immersion Fair 2016
Thursday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.

1001 Highway 7, Hopkins
Join us for our XinXing Academy Chinese Immersion Fair to learn about our Chinese immersion program at Hopkins Public Schools:

Tour XinXing!
XinXing Academy Program Tours 2016-17
(please email Lynn Miller or call 952-988-4300 to register for a program tour):
Tuesday October 25, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 6, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Monday, January 9, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Kindergarten Roundup 2017

Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Roundup at your child's school. All kindergarten families are highly encouraged to attend their school's Kindergarten Roundup. At Kindergarten Roundup, students will be involved in a number of activities to acquaint them with teachers and classrooms. Parents will receive important information from the principal, school nurse, transportation supervisor, and Kids & Company staff. Can't make it? Be sure to call your school to receive necessary information.

Alice Smith: Monday, February 6, 6:30 p.m.

Eisenhower and XinXing: Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.

Gatewood: Thursday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.

Glen Lake: Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen: Thursday, February 9, 5:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook: Thursday, February 16, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m.

2017 Kindergarten Bridge: Explore the Rooms

Kindergarten Bridge events in May are a great opportunity for your child to get comfortable in a kindergarten room before school actually starts. You will have a chance to meet children who will be in your child's kindergarten class, as well as their parents. You will learn strategies to enhance your child's kindergarten experience. This event is free. Pre-registration is preferred, call 952-988-5000. Attendance is encouraged but not required. 

Alice Smith: Monday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

Eisenhower and XinXing: Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.

Gatewood: Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.

Glen Lake: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen: Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook: Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.

2017 Kindergarten Playground Nights

Explore the playground right before the school year begins. Meet other kindergarten families and school staff.

Please note: These dates for for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017.

Alice Smith: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Eisenhower and XinXing: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Glen Lake:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Kindergarten Roundups

No matter what your kindergarten choice, all kindergarten families are encouraged to attend their school's Kindergarten Roundup