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Back-to-school events at Gideon Pond

It's almost time for the 2017-18 school year to get underway. Mark your calendars!

Kindergarten Meet n Greet (Open House)
When: Tuesday, August 29  4:30-6:30PM

All School Meet n Greet (Open House) 
When: Wednesday, August 30th  4:30-6:30PM
What: Meet and Greet. 

First Day of School for grades 1-5
When: Tuesday, September 5

First formal day of Kindergarten
When: Thursday, September 7 (K’s will be in for ½ hour, scheduled sessions on 9/5 and 9/6)

District 191 students are winners of city essay contest

There’s lots to love about Burnsville, according to third-grade students, especially the playgrounds, schools, library and people.

A total of 175 students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 shared their love for their home town in an essay contest.

As part of “I Love Burnsville” week in June each year, the City of Burnsville invites third-grade students to complete the statement “I Love Burnsville because…..”

Pot luck dinner set for May 4

Do you need some new ideas for family meal time? Bring your families favorite meal, dessert or salad to Gideon Pond’s first ever Pot Luck Dinner on Thursday, May 4 from 6-8 p.m. on the GP playground!

This is a FREE night for Pond families! A night to celebrate food, people, and our community. Plus, it’s a great way to wrap up the school year, gather phone numbers for summer playdates and pick up a new recipe or two!

Kindergarten Orientation is Jan. 24

Do you have a student who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2017? Join us for Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms, tour the school and learn about kindergarten at Gideon Pond Elementary. If you haven't already, you can also enroll your child now so we'll be sure to have resources in place when they arrive next fall.