Welcome To Kenwood Elementary

Kenwood Elementary School's culture of arts, academics, diversity and parent involvement sets us apart from other schools. We educate both the head and the heart. We provide students with opportunities to learn through an astonishing range of artists in our community. This is reflected in our slogan "Smarts+Arts = Kenwood School." Talk to any one of our Kenwood families and they can tell you, kids love Kenwood because our arts focus in engaging and enriching for all of our students.

Kenwood School Prospective Parent Information Night is Monday, January 23rd, 6:00-7:45 p.m.

This is an opportunity for prospective parents to hear from Principal Aura Wharton-Beck, visit the kindergarten classrooms, talk to kindergarten teachers and ask current Kenwood parents about their children's Kenwood experience. 

Tours & School Information for 2017-18

Kindergarten Tours for the 2017-18 school year are happening now. We will be giving tours after Winter Break through the first week in February. School Request cards are due February 4th. To schedule a tour, you must contact Kenwood Family Liaison Chris Madden at christine.madden@mpls.k12.mn.us

Kenwood School Play Update
4th & 5th Grade School Play, Beauty & the Beast play practice is every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  All families must make their own arrangements for transportation home. Evening Play performances are February 15 & 16th at 6:30 p.m.


The Woodchuck Walk Update!

The Woodchuck Walk has been stopped for the winter but will resume in the spring. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped to chaperone the walk.

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.

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.

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!