Welcome To Kenwood Elementary


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

Kindergarten Tours for the 2016-17 School Year are being scheduled now and start December 1 through the end of February 2016. School Choice cards for 2016-17 are due on March 5, 2016. 

The Minneapolis School Fair Showcase is on February 6, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

We will have a Kenwood School Prospective Parent Information Night on Tuesday, February 9th at Kenwood School.

School Request Cards are due on March 5, 2016

We also will continue to give tours to those who are looking to immediately place your child in school for this current school year 2015-16 AND/OR for those who have just moved into the area and are looking for placement this year. To schedule a tour, you must contact Kenwood Family Liaison Chris Madden at christine.madden@mpls.k12.mn.us 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/

Placement letters will be mailed home in early April. Kindergarten Registration (called Kindergarten Round Up) is on Thursday, April 29th.

Annual Kenwood School Play this year is Pinocchio

The Kenwood School Play this year is Pinocchio. 4th & 5th grade Kenwood students are working hard to put on a terrific show. The performances in late February. The Kenwood plays are a very special part of the school. Thank you to music teacher Cindi Quel and alumni parent director Kathleen Bloom for directing this production. We can't wait to see it.

Give To The Max Day for Kenwood School!

Hello Kenwood families!

A Big Thank You to the Kenwood Community!


We’d like to thank everyone who donated to Kenwood Elementary on Give to the Max Day.

Together, we made our great school even better!

We were thrilled with our results.


Kenwood received just over $11,000 in donations!


Thank you for your generous support.


Kenwood School Auction

The Kenwood School Auction — our biggest fundraiser of the year will be happening Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church. This adult-only event is an evening not to miss! The theme this year is "80's Prom Night". This event can't happen without the help of many parent volunteers. Information will be going home soon about how you can help. All the money raised from this event go to help support our great art residencies — like Taiko drumming, African Drumming, Roots Dance and more. Secure your babysitter now! Come and support your school and have a great time!



Family Activity Night is November 12th!

Family Activity Night was on Thursday, November 12th. This popular community building event is one of the most well attending events of the year and includes a free pasta dinner, an all-school barn dance and a Scholastic Book Fair. The PTA provides a delicious FREE dinner in the multi-purpose room donated by the local restaurant, The Lowry — more than 700 people attend. The annual Barn Dance is a culmination of the Roots Traditional Dance residency the PTA provides to all classes at Kenwood. In this residency, the students learn about traditional dance and music from cultures around the world. The artists, teach the students using live music and bring that music to the gym where your children can teach you the dances they have learned. The Barn Dance is always lively and children enjoy dancing together to the great live band. The Scholastic Book fair raises money for the media center and everyone is fed a delicious dinner. It was a great evening!


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 new on-line software program we are using called Jooners.com. 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 Jooners. 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 Andrea Bubula 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!