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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com to add your e-mail to our volunteer list. As, always, thank you for everything you do for our thriving Kenwood School community!
When your child will be absent from school for any reason (illness, vacation etc.), please call the Kenwood School attendance line at 612-668-2780. Even if you have sent a note to your child's teacher — you still need to call the attendance line, preferably by 8:00 a.m. Thank you.
Here is the link to our online school directory. Click the link below to log in with your parent user name and password. You must update your child's information every year. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching and Learning website
2013 Penn Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone: 612.668.2760 | Fax: 612.668.2770