Friday, Nov. 11 will be an exciting day for Pond students! Along with our Veterans Day program, we'll also be celebrating Special Guest/Grandparents Day and hosting our fall book fair.
Please join us on Friday, Nov.11 as Gideon Pond commemorates Veterans Day to honor the men and women in the armed services.
Would you love to help children grow their reading or math skills and succeed in school? If your answer is yes, you can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps at Gideon Pond Elementary. Whether you want to explore a career in education, re-enter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can be a child’s hero as a tutor.
Join us on Friday, April 22 for a fun night of Bingo — with a twist!
Join the Gideon Pond Elementary gardening committee and our popular speaker, Joel Karsten, the author of best selling "Straw Bale Gardens," on Monday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gideon Pond Media Center (library). This is your opportunity to learn about this revolutionary gardening method.
Pond students will celebrate Spirit Week during Feb. 22-26. We'll be showing our school spirit with a number of "I Love to Read" month activities. Plus, students can celebrate with the following dress up days:
This February, celebrate reading with Gideon Pond Elementary and "I Love to Read" month. This year's theme is "Leaping into a Year of Reading at Pond!"
Students and staff will be taking part in fun reading activities all month long, including:
- Book reviews
- Frog-themed punch cars to track reading
- Reading goals for each class and prizes
- Celebrity readers, including Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Superintendent Joe Gothard
- And much more!
Watch how reading makes everything more exciting at Pond!
Strong instructional strategies and a schoolwide focus on student success are evident at Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville, according to Commissioner Brenda Cassellius of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) who visited the school on Jan. 5.
We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex Fun Run this year as our major fundraiser! The Apex program will be with our students from NOVEMBER 17 to NOVEMBER 30 teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. Please look in your child’s folder and for e-mails that will be sent to you from your teachers as the fun run nears.