GatorGab 2/1/2019

We made it through the deep freeze! We're glad to be back!
January 31, 2019

February 1, 2019

2/5 – Kindergarten to Carver Park - 10:30 – 12:30

2/7 – Grade 5 Band Concert 7:00 - Gym

2/11 – Sharing & Listening Session w/Mr. French (see below)

2/12 – Grade 6 to Mill City Museum 9:40 – 2:00

2/12 – Kindergarten Round Up – 6:00

2/14 – No School – Conferences Noon – 8:00

2/15 – No School – Conferences 8:00 – 4:00

2/18 – No School – Staff Development

2/21 – Late Start Day

2/27 – 3/1 – Grade 5 to Eagle Bluff Environmental Camp

Mr. French is hosting a sharing and listening session for parents and family members on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 in the Gatewood Media Center. He will share information and give updates on:

  • the new literacy curriculum and how students are performing;
  • progress on our new School-wide Title I work this school year that has interventionists going into classrooms and working with all students;
  • supports for family members in supporting their children at home;
  • the work on Hopkins District's 2031 Vision and how Gatewood is working to reimagine our computer lab, environmental education, and other hands-on learning.

Please join Mr. French and Mrs. Bloedorn, Gatewood's Literacy Coach, on February 11, 2019, to learn how things are going and share your ideas at just over the halfway point of the school year. Thank you.

Save the Date!!

Thursday, March 21st 5:30 - 7:30 - Family Event!  Look for more details soon!

Spring Conference Sign Up

Follow this link to sign up for Spring Conferences.

Donations to Conference Meals

We will be providing food for the Gatewood teachers and staff during conferences on Thursday, February 14. Please contribute food or monetary donations by signing up here by February 11th. Thank you for helping to share in our appreciation for our teachers and staff!


Order your yearbooks by Monday, March 4th.  Yearbook forms have been sent home with your student.  You can also order online.  Use the ID code 1929619.  Yearbooks are a great memory for your student and parents, too!

Yearbook Photos

Do you have photos from the Gator Gallop, Field trips, Book Fair, or Family Fun Night?! We need your wonderful photos from the 2018-2019 school year to build this year’s Gatewood Elementary Yearbook! Please send photos to:

Emails with photos should include name(s) of children, teacher and event name.

Box Tops

Reminder to keep collecting and turning in the Box Tops from food packages, (cereal, Macaroni & cheese, chips, etc) Every little bit helps the school & its with items already purchased and used in your home.

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

  • Glen Lake Mighty Mites Baseball
  • Skyhawks Youth Sports
  • Kung Fu
  • Lacrosse
  • GAL Softball
  • Active Kids Summer Sports Camps
  • Hopkins Girls Fastpitch Softball
  • Hopkins Area Little League


Hopkins Area Little League

Regoster upir 4-12 year old for our spring season before March 1st for $20 off!  We are also offering free indoor baseball clinics on Saturdays in February and March.  More information on the clinics and registration is available at

Active Kids Summer Sports Camps – Hopkins Pavilion

Kids ages 6-12 enjoy a full summer of sport instruction, group fitness, recreational play and an ultimate field trip each week!  June 10th – August 30th. See flyer in the Electronic Backpack.

Hopkins Youth Rugby Winter Camp

Learn the laws of rugby, practice rugby skills and play flag rugby games!  This will be a Rookie Flag Rugby camp where participants will develop skills in agility and speed, which are applicable to any sport. Flag Rugby is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for boys and girls! The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and no experience is required. 

Saturday, February 16 and February 23

11:30am to 1:00pm

Grades 1-8


Eisenhower Community Center Gym

Click Here to Register or Call 952-988-4070

Ballet, Tap and Jazz Dance

A combo class consisting of three styles of dance! Learn the foundation for all styles of dance with ballet training. Tap will focus on following rhythm through quick foot movement. Jazz includes a blend of funk-style movements and hip hop moves. Ballet and Tap shoes are required, jazz shoes are optional.

Saturdays, January 26-March 16

10:15am to 11:15am

Grades K-5


Located at Dance Unlimited, 6900 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park

Click Here to Register or Call 952-988-4070

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Mark French

Hopkins News Archive