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'I Love to Read' month at Pond

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!

Apex Fun Run coming to Gideon Pond Nov. 17-30

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. 

District 191 schools earn recognition in state’s MMR ratings

Two schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 again achieved Reward School status in the state's measurement of school performance called Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR), according to information received from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) this week.  

Gideon Pond and Edward Neill Elementary Schools in Burnsville ranked among the top 15 percent of Minnesota schools that qualify for federal Title I funding, which is based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.

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