PAWS for News 3-23-18

Our Weekly Newsletter
March 23, 2018
Spring Break is March 26 - March 30.  There will be no school.  School resumes on Monday April 2.  Enjoy your break!

Sign up for Spring 2018 Teacher/Parent Conferences.

Spring 2018 teacher/parent conferences will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 12:00-8:00pm, and on Friday, April 6 from 8 am to 4:00 pm. 

Please click here to sign up online for a conference with your student’s teacher.

If our English Language teachers have already scheduled a conference for your student, please do not sign up again.

Please contact us at 952-988-4200 if you have questions about how to sign up for conferences.  Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions about a specific conference time.  The Sign Up Geniuses will be closed for sign ups midday on Wednesday, April 4.  After that point you should contact your student's teacher directly to sign up for conferences.

A Message from the Superintendent's Office:

In an earlier communication to all Hopkins families regarding School Safety and Security, we included incorrect information regarding the buzzer systems of our schools' external doors. We want to provide you with the following corrected information:

Three of our district buildings are set up with a double buzzer system. Hopkins High School and North Junior High use them on a daily basis. Harley Hopkins has the capability but as of now visitors are buzzed directly into the main office. We are in the process of conducting comprehensive safety checks in all of our buildings. We are also discussing whether standardizing all of our schools to a two buzzer system is a change law enforcement would recommend. 

What's true for all buildings at this time is that we have a two-step entry process. This two-step process involves a visitor being buzzed into the welcome center or office through a locked door and then registering with the staff as a guest/parent before being allowed into the rest of the building. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by providing incorrect information. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Fling Dance

Save the date! Our Spring Fling school dance will be on Friday, April 20th, from 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Join us for dancing and desserts! This is a free event; all students must be accompanied by an adult.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game on Sunday, April 29th!
Ticket Order Deadline is Next Week, Friday, March 23d!!

Alice Smith students will once again have the chance to sing our National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," on the field before the Minnesota Twins baseball game on Sunday afternoon, April 29th.  Ticket orders are due by Friday, March 23rd.  Tickets will cost $11.00 each (Upper Deck behind home plate in the "Home Plate View" section) and all students MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Look for an information sheet and ticket order form in your child's binder or Friday folder this week.  The order form/information sheet is also outside of the Music Room and in the Electronic Backpack.  It's never too early to Think Spring!  Any questions?  Please contact Rob Estrine at (952) 988-4232 or '; // --> (link sends e-mail).

Fun Activity for Third Grade Families, Saturday April 14

Join other 3rd grade families for a fun community service activity:  packing food at Feed My Starving Children.  See the e-backpack for more event details.

Rescheduled:  Alice Smith presents Marian Hassan:  Educator, Consultant and Children’s Book Author, Tuesday April 10, 7:00-8:00pm.

Please join us as we learn about the importance of reading literature that focuses on multiple perspectives and global literacy with our children.

Tuesday, April 10 7:00-8:00 PM in the Media Center - Childcare will be provided by PTO.  Please see our ebackpack for details of this important event.

Free Community Breakfast at The 4th Saturday Café on March 24

A free community meal is served every 4th Saturday next door at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins. Join us between 9:00 am - 10:30 am for a free and delicious breakfast.

Girls on the Run registration is now open for all 4th through 6th grade girls

Girls on the Run is an after school program that uses the power of running to prepare 4th - 6th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Over the course of the 10-week, 20-lesson season, girls learn life-changing lessons about healthy friendships, teamwork, decision-making, self-respect and more, all while preparing to run a 5k. Open to all 4th – 6th grade girls; no previous running experience required, and need-based financial aid is available. Register today! Our Fall 2017 season will be each Tuesday & Thursday 4:20 - 5:50 from March 19 - June 5, culminating with the Girls on the Run 5k on June 3. Space is limited so register early! Visit to register or contact Maggie Lund at '; // --> (link sends e-mail)for more information.

Follow us at @AliceSmith270 to get our latest news on Twitter.  We frequently post photos of our school's events on our Alice Smith Facebook page. You will enjoy seeing photos of your students if you Like us here.

Electronic Backpack:

Ready Set Kindergarten flyer

Ready Set Kindergarten Lottery application

3rd Grade Parent Involvement Trip to Feed My Starving Children

Friday Night Live

Skyhawks Summer Camp

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