Glen Lake News 1/31/2020

Students and Staff wore plaid to honor our paras for Paraprofessional Appreciation Week
January 31, 2020

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What a great week we've had at Glen Lake Elementary!

This week's newsletter is loaded with great information such as

  • Upcoming HEF "Royal Bash"
  • Paraprofessional Appreciation Week
  • Breakfast with a Buddy
  • and more!

Hopkins Education Foundation's Royal Bash: Great Ideas Blossom Here!

Ticket Sales are brisk! Join your friends, neighbors, and Hopkins staff at HEF's Royal Bash on Saturday, February 22nd

at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. Your evening will include a wonderful sit down dinner, games, silent and live auctions,

a short program and music by DJ Instant Request. It will be an evening to remember. 

Since 1995, HEF has awarded $2.9 million in grants to Hopkins Public Schools. Proceeds from the Royal Bash help to fund these grants.

To find out more about HEF, the Royal Bash or to purchase your tickets, visit

Attendance is Important for School Success! 

We understand that students get sick and sometimes have to miss school for important events in their lives. Please note the following from our attendance policy:

• A fever greater than 100 degrees and/or vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours is excused and your student should not be in school.
• Ten absences for illness will be excused with a parent phone call. Each absence above 10 will require a doctor’s note to be excused.  
• It is a good practice, any time your student is seen by the doctor to bring a note saying they were at the doctor.
• If you are unsure if your student should be in school, you are welcome to bring your student in to the nurses’ office for evaluation at the start of the school day.
• In addition, it is very important to call the Glen Lake Attendance Line (952-988-5130) or you can email us at: to report and explain an absence. Please do not call or email other staff to report this.

For a detailed written explanation of the Glen Lake Attendance Policy or for any questions, contact Jody, the school nurse at 952-988-5204 or email

Front Loop Reminder Signs

You will notice these reminder signs along Woodridge as you enter our Front Loop for drop-off and pick-up. We appreciate your patience, understanding, grace, and efforts to help keep all of our students safe.

Becoming an Intentional Family

Strong, resilient families don't just happen, it takes planning. Join a licensed parenting educator for a discussion of practical research-based ideas for helping your family stay strong and healthy.

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Free Parenting Program at Glen Lake Elementary

Free childcare is available for children 2 - 12, registration is required.

To register yourself and your children, please click here or call 952-988-5000.

Breakfast with a Buddy

Please join us Wednesday, February 12, 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 cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, fruit, coffee, and juice. This is a great chance to meet new families and enjoy a memorable moment before school! 

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

2020 Spring Conferences

Conferences are Thursday, February 13 - 11:00am – 7:00pm and Friday, February 14 - 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. Conference sign up will close on Wednesday, February 12.

Lost and Found

Please check the Lost & Found to claim any items that belong to you. Lost items will be displayed on tables during conferences. All unclaimed items at the end of the day on Friday, February 14 will be donated.  You can view all the lost & found items on the following link.

Volunteers Are Needed for Kindergarten Round Up

Our Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled for February 20. Volunteers are needed. Please sign up at

Electronic Backpack Flyers and Forms

• Parenting for Racial Justice
• AKA All Sport Summer Camp 2020
• Animal Humane Society 2020 Day Camps


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If you need assistance translating information contained in our news, please contact our district liaisons:

Somali- Mona Yusuf (612) 221-0148
Spanish - Elisa Dorfman (952) 988-4211
Hmong - Panou Xiong -(952) 282-2632


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