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WELCOME!

Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Center is a K-5 environmental magnet school in the Minneapolis Public School District. Our school day is from 8:40 AM - 3:10 PM. Our student population consists of approximately 530 students. Our building principal is Joseph Rossow. Our unique historic school is located on 20+ acres of land along the Mississippi River in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis - 3900 W. River Parkway, Minneapolis 55406 - Contact us at 612.668.4410

 

 

 

NEWS:

 

NO SCHOOL - NO SCHOOL

There will be no school this Friday, February 12th for conferences and no school on Monday, February 15th due to the Presidents Day Holiday. We will welcome students back to school on Tuesday, February 16th.

 

 

FAMILY DANCE NIGHT FOR GRADES 3 THROUGH 5

 

Join us on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the gym for our annual family dance night. This event does run during conference times, feel free to join us before or after your conference. If you are not attending conferences, join us for the entire event. We will be doing dances that students have learned during physical education classes - this is a fun family event, please join us!

                                                          

 

CONFERENCES - CONFERENCES - CONFERENCES

 

Conferences will be held on Thursday, February  11th from 3:30 - 7:30 and Friday, February 12th from 8:00 am - 12 Noon. If you have not signed up for a conference and would like to, please contact your teacher to set up a time.

 

                                                             

 

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

 

PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP FOR A SHIFT - THEY ARE ONLY 1 HOUR SHIFTS AND WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME!

 

We are looking for volunteers in our gym classes for 3rd through 5th grades cross country skiing. Please follow this link to sign up for a spot http://vols.pt/oiNrpH  Any questions about if we are still skiing on a particular day due to weather conditions can be directed to the main office before your shift.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL CHOICE FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR 

 
Online school request site is open. Requests due by March 5th!
 
For elementary and middle school requests http://schoolrequest.mpls.k12.mn.us
And for high school requests please visit http://highschoolrequest.mpls.k12.mn.us
For the 2016-17 school year, please use the school request site to request:
 
o   A school for an incoming kindergartner
o   A new school for a current K-11th grade student
o   A middle school (only if your 5th grader wants to request a school other then the middle school pathway)
o   A high school for all incoming 9th graders
 
The site is easy to use and requires your address with zip code to learn more about your school options.
 
MPS School Showcase
Saturday, February 6th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
 
One-stop opportunity to meet school principals, staff and parents to help inform your school search. Free parking and child care available. Spanish, Somali, Hmong & Oromo interpreters on-site to assist families. 
 
Questions? Please call 612.668.1840 

 

MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULE:

 

Wednesday, February 3rd - 6:30 - 8p.m. - K-8 West & East, Magnets & Middle School - Richard R. Green Central Park School

 

Thursday, February 11th - 6:30 - 8p.m. - K-8 West & East, Magnets & Middle School - Webster Elementary

 

 

                                                 

 

KINDERGARTEN TOURS FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Our tours are back in full swing starting tomorrow, January 5th. We give tours every Tuesday starting at 9:00 AM. We meet in the main foyer off of the parking lot, look for the welcome sign and sign in sheet along with an information packet. There is no need to call ahead and make an appointment, we only do group tours on scheduled dates, we do not do individual tours. Below is the schedule for the rest of the tour season:

 

  February 9th and 23rd

 

If you are a current Dowling family who will have a sibling starting kindergarten in the fall, you still need to fill out a card and turn it in! School choice cards are due March 5th, please make sure you have your card in by that date or your kindergartner may not be placed here at Dowling.

 

                                                         

 

 

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER AWARD WINNERS

 

Photos below are from our November and December Awards Ceremonies. Winners are chosen by classroom teachers for good behavior in the classroom, bus drivers for good behavior on the bus and lunchroom staff for classroom cooperation in the lunchroom. We also choose winners for a pizza lunch with Mr. Rossow from tickets that are earned in the lunchroom for extra great behavior. We are so proud of all of you, congratulations!!

 

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November Award Winners
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November Pizza Lunch Winner
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December Award Winners
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December Award Winners