Welcome To Kenwood Elementary


The Kenwood Carnival is this Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come to the Carnival!! The annual Kenwood Carnival is this Saturday, May 16th from 11 to 3:00 p.m. rain or shine. In case of rain it will be moved to the school and the Kenwood Rec Center. The whole community is welcome — you don't have to be a Kenwood School family — the whole neighborhood can come!. Don't miss out on all the fun!  We are still looking for volunteers. If you can help, please sign up on our jooners website at the link below.

You can view the complete sign up sheet here: 2015 Kenwood Carnival - May 16 Scroll down to see the games towards the end of the list. If you have any questions please email them to  volunteer4kenwood@gmail.com

The Kenwood School PTA would like to thank these neighborhood organizations for supporting our school carnival — KIAA, LHNA, CIDNA, & EIRA! Thank you.

TOURS — Visit our terrific school & find out how Kenwood puts the Arts in Smarts!

 Our Regular Kindergarten tours for 2015-16 have ended for the year. Kindergarten Tours for the 2016-17 School year will start after Thanksgiving 2015. We look forward to showing you our terrific elementary school. 

We will continue to give tours to those who are looking to immediately place your child in school for this current school year 2014-15 AND/OR for those who have just moved into the area and are looking for placement next year. To schedule a tour, you must contact Kenwood Family Liaison Chris Madden at kenwoodpta@yahoo.com or 612-668-2778. 

If you have questions about student placement or would like to see if you are in Kenwood School's attendance area call Minneapolis Public School's Student Placement office at 612-668-1840 or click on the link below to enter your address and find out about the school choices the district offers. http://schoolrequest.mpls.k12.mn.us/

School Choice Cards were due on February 28th, 2015. 

Placement letters will be mailed home in early April. Kindergarten Registration (called Kindergarten Round Up) is on Thursday, April 30th.

The Kenwood School Plant Sale

Students at Kenwood School will be selling plants as a part of a PAY-IT-FORWARD campaign to raise funds for next year's trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. Extra proceeds will go to the Kenwood PTA.  Plant Sale forms are available in the school office. The deadline to turn in your forms was Friday, March 23rd. Plants will be available for pick up on Friday, May 15th. Thank you for your support! 

The Kenwood School Garden

Family Volunteers are needed to help with the Kenwood School Garden this summer. If your family would like to take a shift of watering, weeding and harvesting, please contact Kenwood parents Angie Erdrich at angie_sandeep@yahoo.com. Usually two families per week are needed to help out. Watering is welcome twice per day during the super hot weather. Donations are also needed for the garden: vegetables and herb seedling, decorative fencing, bags of organic soil or compost and items for climbing plants like shepard's poles would be great. Thank you for supporting our Kenwood Garden.

Bike/Walk To School Day is Wednesday, May 6th

On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, Kenwood School will celebrate national Bike/Walk to School Day. Students are encouraged to wear a helmet and bring a lock for their bikes. Students can sign the mural by the flag pole on their way in and receive stickers that say"I walked" or "I biked". Bus riders can sign the mural too after participating in a quick activity on the playground when they get off the bus.

Kenwood Night at The Lowry is this Thursday, April 9th!

The Kenwood School Dining For Dollars Night at The Lowry restaurant is this Thursday, April 9th from 4:00 –10:00 pm. 50% of the dining bill will be donated to Kenwood School!  The Lowry does not take reservations  —  but please call (612-341-2112) when in heading to the restaurant.Your name can be added to the list and you will be given a wait time.Families will also be able to make an additional donation on top of the bill if interested. All staff are wearing T-shirts made by Kenwood Kids for the event! The Lowry restaurant is on 2112 Hennepin Ave. South. Hope to see you there!

Beatles Sing-a-long - March 19th

Our annual all-school Beatles Sing-a-long  happened happening in the Kenwood gym on March 19th. Ms. Quehl, our music teacher, organized this with the help of the arts committee. Each grade learned a different Beatles song that they "lead" during the sing-a-long. All these great songs are accompanied by an awesome Kenwood Parent/teacher band including guitars, saxaphone, bass, drums, harmonicas and keyboards. The Kenwood Staff usually gets up to do a song — this year it wasTwist & Shout! 4th Graders played ukeleles during a song and the fifth graders played guitars. Everyone enjoyed singing "Lucy & The Sky with Diamonds". And Kenwood 5th graders took the lead by being the MC's of the event. This popular event gets even better & better every year. It is a great example of the fun things we do at Kenwood.

Shrek, The Musical

The 4th & 5th Grade School Play this year was Shrek, The Musical (this is different than the movie). The play performances will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4th & Thursday, February 5th. Thank you to directors Cindi Quehl & Kathleen Bloom for another marvelous production at Kenwood School. Thank you to all the 4th & 5th graders for their participation and to all the parent & staff volunteers for helping with this amazing performance.