Step 2: Mark your calendar for upcoming kindergarten events

Mark your calendar today for these upcoming events starting in fall 2017 through late summer 2018 for you and your Year-Before-Kindergartner. (Don't know your school? Find it here.)

Kindergarten Parent Information Sessions 2017

These meetings are designed for parents of children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018, but are open to any family wanting to learn more about Hopkins' elementary schools. Kindergarten Parent Information Sessions at the elementary schools are the perfect time to ask questions, gather more information about choices, and meet other parents who will attend your child's school. You are welcome to attend any Kindergarten Parent Information Session. Evening child care will be available for ages 3+, provided by Kids & Company.

Alice Smith Elementary, 801 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins 
Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Eisenhower and XinXing, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins
Thursday, October 5, 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Gatewood Elementary, 14900 Gatewood Drive, Minnetonka
Tuesday, October 24, 6 p.m.

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

L.H. Tanglen Elementary, 10901 Hillside Lane, Minnetonka
Monday, October 9, 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook Elementary, 5430 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley
Thursday, October 12, 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

XinXing Academy Chinese Immersion Fair 2017
Thursday, November 16, 6 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. More information

Tour XinXing!
XinXing Academy Program Tours 2017-18
(please email Lynn Miller or call 952-988-4300 to register for a program tour):
Thursday, October 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 29, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Thursday, January 11, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

New Vision for Hopkins 

Dr. Rhoda Mhirpiri-Reed has a plan to transform Hopkins from Great to World Class. As parents of our youngest students, you are the most vested in what this new Hopkins will bring. Join us to talk about this new vision, kindergarten and the questions that are swirling around in your head! More 

New Vision for Hopkins
Meet the Superintendent

Monday, January 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Community Center,
Room 233, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins
Child care available! RSVP 
Children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained - RSVP required.

Kindergarten Roundup 2018

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 5, 6:30 p.m. (Please note the date change)

Eisenhower and XinXing: Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

Gatewood: Tuesday, February 13, 6 p.m.

Glen Lake: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen: Thursday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook: Thursday, February 15, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m.

2018 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: Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Eisenhower and XinXing: Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.

Gatewood: Thursday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.

Glen Lake: Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.

L.H. Tanglen: Monday, May 7, 6:30 p.m.

Meadowbrook: Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.

2018 Kindergarten Playground Nights

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

Check back for 2018 August Playground Night dates or check your school's online calendar.