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Our Weekly Newsletter
January 25, 2019
Winterfest is Tonight, Friday January 25, 5:30-8:00pm

Join us for our annual evening of family, fun, games, & food.  Volunteer help is still needed so sign up now.

Report Cards:

Your child's report card will be sent home in a sealed envelope with your child on Friday, February 1st.  If you have any questions about the report cards, please contact your child's teacher directly. 

Conferences Are Coming:  

Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, February 15th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  A connected email will be sent out on Tuesday, January 29th with a link to the sign up form.  The sign up link can also be found on our Alice Smith homepage after this date.  If you have any questions please contact your child's classroom teacher.  Conferences are 30 minutes and will be held directly with your child's classroom teacher in grades PreK-4.  Conferences in 5th and 6th will be formatted differently this year.  5th and 6th grade families, see details below for more information!  If you would like to conference with Mrs. Carlson she will have a separate sign up with ten minutes slots of time. 

5th and 6th Grade Conferences:

In order to support your need as families to meet with teachers in addition to your homeroom teacher, ALL 5th and 6th grade teachers will be in the Media Center and available for you to talk with during the regular conference hours.  You will notice that the sign up will ask you to sign up for an hour block of time.   In that hour you will be able to talk to any of the 5th and 6th grade classroom teachers about your child's engagement in the various literacy blocks and content areas.  During that hour block of time there will be up to 25 other families signed up to also talk to many of the same teachers.  This set up will mean that the conversations with teachers will need to remain between 5 to 10 minutes and that you may have some wait time to talk with teachers while they are finishing up with other families.  This being said, we are confident that this will support conversations with the teachers who are spending the most time with your son or daughter.  We are also working out a schedule for Specialists teachers to be available in the Media Center during portions of this time.  Finally, if you would like to meet with Mrs. Carlson she will have a SEPARATE sign up time on Sign Up Genius.  She will be conferencing in her room during regular hours on Thursday and Friday.  

News from the Health Office:

According to the Minnesota Department of Health Influenza is widespread in the overall community.   Influenza-like illness is sporadic at Alice Smith.  Please keep the following info in in mind when checking in with your child and communicating with school:

Does your child have:

Fever of 100° F or higher?   oYes  oNo  
(Take the child’s temperature before giving him/her fever-reducing medicine, like Tylenol.)

keep your child home for at least 24 hours after his or her fever is gone.

Does your child have:

Sore throat?     oYes   oNo

Cough?     oYes   oNo

▪  If you checked “yes” for fever AND one of the other symptoms, tell the AS attendance that your child is home with influenza-like illness.

Alice Smith Attendance line: 952-988-4210

**See electronic backpack for MDH caregiver screening tool**

Hopkins Education Foundation Hosts A Royal Night to Shine!

Join your friends, neighbors and Hopkins staff at the HEF Royal Bash on Saturday, February 23rd at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest.  Your evening will include a beautiful sit down dinner, games, silent and live auctions, a short program and music by DJ Instant Request.

Purchase your tickets before the event is sold out. Proceeds from the event help to fund HEF grants awarded to Hopkins Public Schools.

Visit for more information or to purchase your tickets now.  

This is your chance to Win! Purchase a HEF Raffle Ticket today... only 100 tickets available!

Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold to win a fabulous trip for two, including airfare plus loads of extras. You get to choose from three amazing options: Alberta Canada; San Francisco, California; or Your Pick of Legendary Fairmont Hotels. Visit for more details on these exciting trips.  Tickets are $100 each and must be purchased by cash, check, or debit card (it’s the law). Call or email the HEF office and we’ll arrange to get tickets to you: 952-988-4097;; Winner will be drawn February 23, 2019, at Royal Bash. Need NOT be present to win.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game on Sunday, April 28th!
Mark your calendars!  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 against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon, April 28th.  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 more information, including ticket order forms, in your child's Friday Folder and in the Electronic Backpack in January.  It's never too early to Think Spring!  Any questions?  Please contact Rob Estrine at (952) 988-4232 or

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:

Royal Bash Raffle Poster

Royal Bash Invite

Hopkins Area Little League flyer

Hopkins Softball



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