GatorGab News 3/10/2017

Grade 1 Pastries with Parents Day!
March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017

3/14 – Kindergarten Vocal Informance 3:00

3/14 -  Hahn/Wexler to Minneapolis Institute of Arts 9:45 – Noon

3/16 – Young Authors Conference 7:30 – 2:00

3/17 – Grade 2 to The Landing 9:45 – 1:15

3/20 – Davanni’s Restaurant Night – Hwy 7 – 4:00 – 8:00

3/23 – NO SCHOOL – Conferences Noon – 8:00

3/24 – NO SCHOOL – Conferences 8:00 – 4:00

4/4 – PTO Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 – Media Center.  Everyone is Welcome! Free child care is available.

4/5 – Ready 4 K Parent Meeting – Media Center 5:00 – 6:30

4/6 – Book Fair & Family Appreciation Night 5:00 – 7:00

4/6 – Grade 6 Experts Night 6:00 – 7:00

4/7 – Popcorn Day & Fancy Friday!

4/7 – March Citizens of the Month 3:30

4/7 – Book Fair 8:00 – 6:00

4/7 -  Grade 1 to Hopkins Fire/Police Stations 10:00 - Noon

This past fall, Mr. Ingham was selected as a "pilot" elementary classroom by the district, and supported by the Hopkins Education Foundation, to test out flexible seating, creative storage, and modern learning models to see if there is a positive effect on student learning, engagement, and outcomes. Mr. Ingham is to be praised and thanked for agreeing to this and for going above and beyond to help our district learn. If you haven't seen the flexible seating and creative furniture in his classroom, stop by and test it out for yourself. You can also attend the April 4, 2017, PTO meeting where we will see, feel, and learn about the new items in Mr. Ingham's room. Additionally, Mr. Ingham will be receiving and testing out technologies. He will be using 1-on-1 iPads with his students, a television projection system, and other audio and visual tools. This evaluation of these resources will help us better understand the potential impact for teachers and students.

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Main Theater
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins
Are you watching kids scroll through life with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age takes a deeply personal approach probing into the vulnerable corners of family life, exploring the struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. After the 68-minute film stick around and engage in a dialogue with a community panel offering perspectives and resources to help parents and their children navigate expectations and realities with the use of technology. FREE and open to the public, seating is first-come, first-served. Fourth through twelfth grade students and their parents/guardians encouraged to attend.

Thank You

Thank you to the third grade team and Principal French for presenting at the PTO meeting this week. We learned about classroom events, new technology and upcoming field trips in third grade. Principal French discussed the cool coding and robotics demonstrations he has used in classrooms this year. The next PTO meeting will be April 4.

Restaurant Night

The next Gatewood restaurant night is coming up on March 20 at Davanni’s newly remodeled Minnetonka location. Click here to check out their menu and plan to eat out with your friends and classmates that night! 4-8pm, 15200 Highway 7, Minnetonka.


Didn’t order a yearbook?  You can still order a yearbook until March 26th.  Flyers in the office attached to this newsletter.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is fast approaching on Wednesday April 6 - Friday April 8. This book fair is buy-one-get-one-free! More details coming soon.

Last Call for Yearbook Photos!

The deadline to submit yearbook photos is Monday March 13. If you have some pictures on your phone or camera, now is the time to send them to Please include the student's name and grade.


Art Studio - Emoji Craze!

You've texted them, now you can paint and sculpt them! This 3-week session will be all about your favorite emojis or creating new ones! Now you can make emojis with your own style and flair in this super fun class! Your emojis will be painted real canvas boards, and sculpted with clay -all ready for display after each class! Wed. March 29 and April 5. 4:05-5:05 p.m. K-5th grade. $29.

Spring FREE Family Field Trip

Join us Sunday March 19, and shuttle from Eisenhower Family Center to the Lowry Nature Center for an afternoon of outdoor fun and exploration! Tap a Maple tree and learn to make and taste real Maple syrup, guided nature walks, meet live birds of prey, multiple activity stations, crafts and much more! A great way to spend a family afternoon. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Shuttles will transport between the Lowry Nature Center sites every 1/2 hour between 1:00 PM and 4 PM. Buses will leave from Eisenhower Community Center Door B at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Buses will return to Eisenhower from Lowry at 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. Please register beforehand!

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

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Mark French

Hopkins News Archive