West school briefs: Early childhood open house in Robbinsdale

  • Article by: KIM MCGUIRE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 20, 2013 - 4:07 PM


Early-childhood open house slated

Robbinsdale Area Schools has extended an invitation to all families with children up to age 5 to an early-childhood education open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Learning Center, 8301 47th Av. N.

Staff members will be available to talk about learning opportunities.


Drive 4 Excellence golf event is Sept. 16

The Wayzata Public Schools Education Foundation will host its first golf event at the Wayzata Country Club on Monday, Sept. 16.

The event will include a hole-in-one car, other prizes and appetizers.

Sponsorship and golfing opportunities are still available. For more information, contact co-chairs Joan Curtiss at 952-221-0208 or Tom Cullum at 612-306-4955, or visit the foundation’s website at WPSEF.org.

WPSEF’s focus is to help sustain the high quality of education in Wayzata Public Schools. Since 2007, the foundation has awarded nearly $120,000 in grants to district schools.


Back-to-school events coming up

Hopkins Public Schools expects to welcome about 7,200 students in kindergarten through 12th grade when the school year begins. The first day of school for grades 1-12 will be Tuesday, Sept. 3; kindergarten starts Wednesday, Sept. 4.

All Hopkins schools will conduct open houses, orientations and other welcoming events. They include:

Alice Smith Elementary:

• Open house for new families: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28

• Open house for all families: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Eisenhower Elementary + XinXing Academy:

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