WELCOME!

 

 

Michael Dowling School, Urban Environmental Magnet is a K-5 environmental magnet school in the Minneapolis Public School District. We are an E-STEAM school (environmental, science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with a GLAD philosophy. Our school day is from 8:40 AM - 3:10 PM. Our student population consists of approximately 500 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 AND UPDATES:

 

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

The First Day of School is quickly approaching! School will resume on Monday, August 29th for Grades 1 through 5 and school will begin for Kindergarten on Wednesday, August 31st. School supply lists are available on this website in the left hand column. If you have paperwork that still needs to be turned in, please do so as soon as possible, office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you have questions about transportation, please contact Diana at 612.668.4410.

 

                                                           

 

KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES!

 

Please join us on Monday, August 29th from 5:00 - 6:15 PM for a Kindergarten open house. Bring your school supplies, see your classroom, meet your teacher and meet your classmates. If you have any questions about your classroom assignment please call the main office at 612.668.4410. We look forward to welcoming your student to school on Wednesday, August 31st! We will have our annual Kindergarten Tears & Cheers event from 8:40 - 9:30 in the front foyer and auditorium. We know the first day of school can be an emotional day for kindergarten parents. This event is for you to meet other families from kindergarten, meet some of our PTO members, ask questions you may still have or just enjoy a cup of coffee and treats and possibly shed a tear or two.

 

                                                           

 

NO SCHOOL  - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

                                                           

 

FIRST PTO MEETING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR - SPEAKER TOPIC - INTERNET SAFETY

 

Join us on Tuesday, September 13th for our first PTO meeting of the year. We will start with a light dinner at 6:00PM, followed by a brief introduction of our PTO members. Our media specialist, Melina Mangal will be our guest speaker for the evening, the topic will be Internet Safety. Join us in the Auditorium for this special presentation. Dinner will be served in the lunchroom. Childcare will be available.

 

                                                          

 

GET OUTDOORS EVENT! - FALL WALK-N-ROLL-N-RUN-ATHON

 

Join us on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 - 11:00AM on the Dowling front lawn for our first Get Outdoors event of the year. We will have coffee, juice, milk, bagels and fruit for breakfast - enjoy crafts, nature exhibits, bucket drumming and dancing! At 10:00 we will start our annual kids race along Edmund Boulevard, all students grades Kindergarten through 5th will race in two categories - K-2 and 3-5 for the Gold Medal! This is a fun family event filled with a wide variety of activities for all ages. We hope to see you there!

 

                                                        

 

ALL SCHOOL FALL OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHT

 

Thursday, September 22nd we will be holding an all school open house/curriculum night from 5:00 - 7:00PM. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, talk with teachers, receive curriculum guidelines for the school year and meet other families in your student's class. We will also be having short presentations in the Auditorium on GLAD and our math curriculum throughout the evening. Please join us for this informative evening, we look forward to seeing you!