Welcome To Kenwood Elementary


Kenwood School Supply List for the School year 2015-16

Here is the School Supply list for the 2015-16 School Year. Just click on the headline above to see and download the pdf file. There is one page per grade.

Tours & Back to School Information

The Kenwood School office will be closed from June 10th through August 10th. If your child has been placed at Kenwood School by the District Student Placement office, and have not registered yet at the school site, you can come in to the Kenwood School Office between 8 and 1:00 p.m. until June 10th. After June 10th, you will have to wait until the office opens in August.

Changes to transportation over the summer can arranged directly through the district transportation office at 612-668-2300. This office is open all summer.

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/  Students are placed in schools at the district level. If you would like your child to attend Kenwood School —you must contact the MPS student placement office first. This office is open all summer.

Tours: Kindergarten Tours for the 2016-17 school year will start after Thanksgiving 2015. We look forward to showing you our terrific elementary school.


2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR Information

Monday, August 17 
Teacher Assignments are mailed

Thursday, August 20
Kenwood School Open House & Ice Cream Social


Monday, August 24
First Day of School for Grades 1-5


Wednesday, August 26
First Day of School for Kindergarten
Kindergarten & New Family Parent Coffee on the playground at 7:30 a.m. 


Saturday, September 12

Kenwood Crawl

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.

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! 

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.