Glen Lake News 1/25/2019

Join us on Monday at our PTO Meeting for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the Royal Bash!
January 25, 2019

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Glen Lake PTO Meeting
Monday, January 28
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Please join the Glen Lake PTO on Monday, January 28.  During the meeting we will learn about Empty Bowls and Hopkins School District's Strategic Planning Process. In addition, Mr. Radel will give a principal's report and upcoming events will be discussed. All families are welcome to join us. Free childcare will be available for ages 4 and older. 

Royal Bash Ticket Giveaway

Hopkins Education Foundation's annual Royal Bash Fundraiser is on February 23 – 7:00pm at the Minnetonka Marriott.

For more information, visit the Hopkins Education Foundation website.

Glen Lake PTO will be giving away 2 TICKETS to the Royal Bash at the PTO meeting on Monday, January 28…a $200 value.  Join us on Monday for a chance to win!

Guest Speakers

Tarrah Palm – Resource West, Empty Bowls
Kris Newcomer – Hopkins School Board

Information on all PTO events and meetings can be found on the Glen Lake Elementary website. We will also communicate via a monthly newsletter, the PTO bulletin board (next to the office), and the Glen Lake Facebook page.  

If you have any questions please email Amy Bisbee, PTO President -

Happy Winter

Glen Lake PTO Board

Celebration of Cultures Potluck Dinner

Families are invited to our annual Celebration of Cultures dinner on Thursday, February 7 from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm. For several years our community has come together for this event to welcome each other with diverse foods, family recipes, and conversation.

Please bring a dish to share and converse with your family and neighbors in the gym. Food can be dropped off starting at 5:45 and food will be served from 6:00 to 6:45.

This year, we are asking for student or family volunteers to set up a table to share about your culture. This table can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. We would love to learn more about the languages, traditions, clothing, and celebrations of our Glen Lake community. For more information on displays or what your display could include, please see this short video:

To sign up to create a display, please fill out this Google form:

Thank you, and we look forward to celebrating with you on February 7th!

February Breakfast with a Buddy

Please join us Wednesday, February 13, from 8:00 – 8:45 am in the Glen Lake Gym for our Breakfast with a Buddy Event. Invite a Parent, Grandparent, Adult Relative or Mentor to enjoy free doughnuts, fruit, coffee and juice. This is a great chance to meet new families, say “Hi” to Principal Radel and enjoy a memorable moment before school!

Volunteers are needed for this event. Please sign up to volunteer at


This is the time of year where lots of illnesses are spreading. You can report an absence by calling our attendance line 952-988-5130 or you can email us at: '; // --> . Please remember when you call your child in for an absence due to illness, be sure to include any symptoms your child is experiencing (such as fever, vomiting, headache, etc.) rather than only reporting that they are not feeling well. If your child has vomited or had diarrhea, or has a fever of 100 degrees or more, he/she should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode. This allows us to better track what illnesses are going around the school and help work to keep everyone healthy!

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.

2019 Spring Conferences

Conferences are Thursday, February 14 from 11:00am – 7:00pm and Friday, February 15 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Sign up is available online and the links are listed on our Glen Lake website. If you do not have access to sign up online, please contact your child’s teacher.

Electronic Backpack Flyers and Forms

Electronic Backpack

• HEF Royal Bash Invitation
• HEF Royal Bash Raffle Tickets
• Hopkins Area Little League Baseball


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