GatorGab 2/7/2020

We showed GW bus drivers our appreciation with signs and hot chocolate! Thanks BUS DRIVERS! Also, thank you to the district staff that showed up to help!
February 06, 2020

February 7, 2020

2/9 – PTO Purse Bingo Event – Hopkins VFW Noon – 3:00 (see registration below)

2/10 – Grade 5 to Starbase 9:45 – 3:00

2/11 – Grade 5 to Starbase 9:45 – 3:00

2/12 – Grade 6 to Mill City Museum 9:45 – 2:00

2/13 – NO SCHOOL – Conferences 11:00 – 7:00

2/14 – NO SCHOOL – Conferences 8:00 – 4:00

2/17 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/18 – Kindergarten Round Up 6:00 pm

2/18 – Bell Museum Explorer Dome at GW – Grades 3 – 4

2/21 – Gatewood Reading Event 10:00 – 2:00

2/25 – Int’l Wolf Center at GW – Grades 3 – 4

2/26 – Grade 5 to Eagle Bluff 9:45

2/27 – Late Start Day – School will start at 11:33.  All buses will run 2 hours later than normal.  If you need child care and your student is not in Kids & Co., child care is available from 8:00 – 11:15 for $10/student.  Contact Kristi for a reservation – (952)988-5250.

2/28 – Grade 5 Eagle Bluff return 2:00


The 10 week season will be from mid-March through end of May, with the 5k on Sunday May 31st. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Schmid at (952)988-5277. Register here!

We are pleased to tell you about a FREE Parenting Education events:

Parenting class for Stepping Stones Families

Becoming an Intentional Family

Thursday, February 27

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Gatewood Elementary Media Center

Strong, resilient families don’t just happen – it takes planning. Join a licensed parenting educator for a discussion on practical research-based ideas for helping your family stay strong and healthy.

Sibling Relationships
What can we do as parents to help our children get along? Join other parents and a parenting educator for a discussion to better understand realistic expectations for sibling relationships and come away with techniques for decreasing sibling rivalry.

Thursday, March 12, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Gatewood Elementary Media Center

Free childcare is available for children ages 2 - 12, registration is required. 

To register: click here, visit and search '956-GW', or call 952-988-5000.

Hopkins Education Foundation's Royal Bash: Great Ideas Blossom Here!

Cheers to 25 Years! Join your friends, neighbors, and Hopkins staffat HEF's Royal Bash on Saturday, February 22nd

at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. Your evening will include a wonderful sit down dinner, games, silent and live auctions,

a short program and music by DJ Instant Request. It will be an evening to remember.

Since 1995, HEF has awarded $2.9 million in grants to Hopkins Public Schools. Proceeds from the Royal Bash help to fund these grants.

To find out more about HEF, the Royal Bash or to purchase your tickets, visit


Order Online:

Ordering online is easy, and takes the hassle out shopping for Hopkins gear.

Spirit Shop Hours:

Days Hopkins High is in session

Monday – Thursday

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Thursday during high school lunch

The Spirit Shop is located on the main level of Hopkins High School in the Lindbergh Center

We have several pop up shops scheduled.  Check out the schedule here!

In need of some mid-winter fun? Please consider attending our Purse Bingo fundraiser this Sunday at the Hopkins VFW from 12-3 pm (doors open at 11:45 am). We have been working hard to make this a fun event. You can reserve your spot at; however, we understand that you might not know yet due to family schedules. 
GOOD NEWS!! We will be allowing reservations at the door for CASH or PAYPAL payments. So, if that basketball game gets rescheduled, come on out!!! Also, please forward the link to friends and family who might like a fun break even if you can't attend. We are trying to get as many players as possible. Just remember they have to be 18 years or older.
We hope to see you Sunday! Remember, the more money we raise, the more our kids get to do.

Please see the Electronic Backpack section of our webpage for the following information:

  • Stepping Stones Families Parenting Workshop : Building an Intentional Family 2/27
  • ECFE Free Workshop – Sibling Relationships March 12th
  • AKA All Sports Summer Camp at the Pavillion
  • Animal Humane Society Day Camp – February 17th
  • Parenting for Racial Justice
  • Young Rembrandts’ Alien Invasion Drawing Class – During spring break

More information for any of these classes can be found at:



School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Mark French

Hopkins News Archive