Welcome To Kenwood Elementary

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The NEW Kenwood Woodchuck Walk!

We are excited to announce that starting next week children who ride the yellow school buses will once a week experience the joys and reap the benefits of walking to school in an effort to increase student health, raise academic achievement, build community, and foster environmental awareness. Other Minneapolis Schools have started this program to much success! (click to get to volunteer sign up link)

Background Check Forms - Click Here

Background checks — Minneapolis Public Schools now require all parent volunteers going on school field trips to submit a Criminal Background Check form by mail, to the district along with a $5 fee.

MPS Visit Our Schools

Take a tour of Kenwood School

Visit and see what we have to offer during the MPS Visit Our Schools campaign Oct. 15 to Nov. 7. R.S.V.P. at 612-668-2760 or email Chris Madden at christine.madden@mpls.k12.mn.us
These events takes the place of past School Choice fairs. School request cards are due February 4th. http://studentplacement.mpls.k12.mn.us/visit_our_schools

Kenwood School Conferences on Tuesday, October 18th & Wednesday, October 19th

Plan on attending conferences at Kenwood School. Contact your child's teacher to sign up for a conference if you haven't done so already. Conference times are Tuesday, October 18 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 19th from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is an important time to connect with your child's teacher and learn about how you can support your child with their education. Note: There is no school on Wednesday, October 20th through Friday, October 22nd.

Kenwood MyBurger Night on October 26th

Support Kenwood Elementary school and eat great food MyBurger on Wednesday, October 26th from 4-7pm — 25% of sales will be donated to Kenwood School PTA! Hope to see you there! MyBurger 3100 Excelsior Blvd. — Minneapolis, MN 55416      952.500.9118       http://myburgerusa.com/stalkus/

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.

Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 17th

School picture retake day is Thursday, November 17th. Students can have retakes done or take pictures if they were absent for the October Picture Day.
Remember to bring in your original packet of photos to turn back in.

Volunteering At Kenwood is even easier than ever!

We are so lucky to be a part of a school community where over 350 parents volunteer every year — in a school of 461 students! Participating in school events such as Family Activity Night and the Kenwood Carnival has become much easier this year, thanks to the online software program we are using called sign up genius. When you receive an e-mail about a volunteer opportunity from volunteer4kenwood@gmail.com, you will be able to click on a link to a volunteer sign-up sheet via Sign Up Genius. There you can select a volunteer committment and receive a reminder e-mail two days before the event. If you haven't seen one of these e-mails yet, please contact Lori Smith at volunteer4kenwood@gmail.com to add your e-mail to our volunteer list. As, always, thank you for everything you do for our thriving Kenwood School community!