Glen Lake News 2/17/2017

Our first "Morning with Mom" breakfast was well attended!
February 17, 2017
Celebration of Cultures Potluck Dinner – Thursday, February 16th, 2017 

There was a great turnout for our Celebration of Cultures event on Thursday evening. Families brought delicious foods representing countries and cultures all around the world. Ben Dustman, Kids & Co/Playground at Glen Lake, was fantastic in providing the space with great music. We are truly fortunate at Glen Lake to be surrounded by amazing families that hold unique values, beliefs, and traditions. 

There are many people to thank for this wonderful event. Thank you to some of our local restaurants for donating food to our event. Famous Dave’s donated pork sandwiches, The Gold Nugget gave a huge tray of their famous macaroni and cheese, and Crossroads Delicatessen donated some very tasty matzo ball soup. Thank you to all the Grizzlies of Glen Lake for making their "tradition" posters that are hanging in the hallway to the cafeteria. Lastly, a thank you to all staff, volunteers, students, and parents who helped set up and clean up after the event.  

All For Books & Happy Camper Book Fair

Look for our All for Books campaign flyer coming home with your student today! This is an important part of our Book Fair success and 100% of the money collected goes to our schools reading programs! For more information and to volunteer check out our Book Fair website:  Book Fair

Imagination Fair – Thursday, March 9. 5:30 – 7:00pm

Imagine what we could learn if we all came together for one day and shared our best inventions, ideas, experiments and knowledge. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, we invite the tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, experimenters, authors, artists and more. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. All classrooms will visit the Imagination Fair during the school day and then families are invited back that evening for the Book Fair & Imagination Fair. A flyer with detailed information and an application is listed under our Electronic Backpack. To participate, fill out the application and return to your teacher.  All projects should be brought to school the morning of March 9. Please note this is a late start day. All participants will receive an Outstanding Achievement ribbon. Applications received before March 1 will be entered to win STEM prizes, including a Fire Tablet.

Am I Well Enough to Go to School?

Many illnesses are currently circulating in all grades at Glen Lake. Please review our District Attendance Policy and be sure to keep your children home when they are sick. Keeping your child home for 24 hours fever free (without medication) and 24 hours since last vomiting or diarrhea, can be inconvenient but is necessary to help keep germs from spreading throughout our building. Rest up and hopefully our building will get healthier soon!

Box Tops for Education

Please turn in your Box Tops for Education by next Friday, February 24. Box Tops do expire!  The blue bin is located in the lobby by the Staff Lounge.

Hopkins Education Foundation's Royal Bash - Mardi Gras with HEF!

HEF's 18th annual Royal Bash on Saturday, February 25th is almost SOLD OUT! Join us for this fun-filled evening in support of our Hopkins students. Your Mardi Gras-style event will include a lovely sit down dinner, live and silent auctions, games, entertainment and loads of other surprises.

Can't attend Bash but still want to support HEF? Purchase a raffle and win a trip for two. One lucky winner will be able to choose a Caribbean Cruise, a golf outing in Palm Springs, or an adventure in New Orleans. We’ll draw the winning ticket at Royal Bash 2017, but you do not have to attend the Bash to win. Tickets are limited, only 100 tickets are being offered at $100 each, so buy your raffle ticket now!

To purchase your Royal Bash Tickets or Raffle Tickets now, visit Royal Bash

HHS Playschool Program

Attention parents of preschoolers! Hopkins High School is gearing up for Playschool and applications are being accepted now for April enrollment. The Playschool is part of Child Psych 2 in the Family and Consumer Sciences department. The Playschool is planned and implemented by senior high students and consists of learning activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschoolers as well as a nutritious snack. This year Playschool will start in April and run through the month of May. Classes meet Tuesday-Friday (No class on Mondays) and will be from 1:20-2:25. Let your friends and neighbors know! The program is offered at no charge. If you have a three–five year-old and would be interested in more information, please contact Jane Martin at 952-988-4725 or

Hopkins Royelles Dance Team Tryouts for 2017-18 Season

Open to all dancers in grades 6-11 

Dates: March 6-10 
Time: 4-6 pm* 
Place: Hopkins High School Old Gym

Audition clinics will be held Monday - Thursday. *Auditions are on Friday from 4-8 pm. Groups will be assigned during the clinics and all groups should be finished with auditions by 8pm. 

Informational parent meeting on February 21 at 6:00pm in N205 Lindbergh Center 

Information/forms at Hopkins Royals - please complete the paperwork in advance and turn in at the tryouts. Contact: Coach Marit Green at

Enchanted Stars Dance

Girls and their favorite guy - dad, uncle, grandfather, or friend — will enjoy an evening of fun activities, dancing, photos, refreshments, and games together at the Enchanted Stars Dance. Create unforgettable memories dancing to your favorite beats with music provided by a Zero Gravity Entertainment DJ. Check out our Bling Shop to purchase cool accessories to "bling out" your outfits. Pizza slices will be available for purchase. This event is recommended for girls ages 4-12.  Friday Feb. 24. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Eisenhower Community Center. $29 per couple. $9 each additional child.


Go Families Go!

Saturday, February 25, 9:00 am-noon
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins

Explore all the amazing opportunities available to families in our community at this free family event. Enjoy games, cooking, drama, science, sports clinic, art projects, and more! Learn more about Hopkins Community Education programs, city programs, library programs, Hopkins Police & Fire, Hopkins Center for the Arts, and more. Register to win a free spring Hopkins Community Education youth enrichment or adult enrichment class, or a free week of summer Camp Royal, Kids & Company, or a Hop-Kids class.  Register

New for 2017: Silent Auction

Let the bidding begin! Money raised will help support a Community Education youth scholarship program. Together we can help provide increased access so all young people can experience enrichment programs before and after school, and in the summer.

Concordia Language Villages Spanish Club

Participants will learn Spanish by engaging in Concordia Language Villages’ unique immersive environment, which emphasizes active engagement with thematic content. The theme for this session is Treasure Hunters! We’ll explore cultural treasures of the Spanish-speaking world, and use our emerging language skills to solve mini-mysteries, all the while using games, movement, art and music as our vehicles for language learning. All language levels welcome! Tue. March 7-April 4. 5 class sessions. 6:00-7:30 p.m. K-3rd grade. $99. Register

Electronic Backpack

Electronic Backpack

• All For Books
• All For Books-Smile Donation Form
• Stages Theatre Auditions
• GAL Slow-Pitch Softball
• Glen Lake Mightymites

 Jeff Radel, Principal

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours


Kids & Company


Jeff Radel

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