Wacky Mismatch Day!
Wacky Mismatch Day!
Mr. Morris and Ms. Clark on Mismatch/Wacky Day
Wacky/Mismatch Day
Pajama Day
Pajama Day
Pajama Day
Mr. Morris and Ms. Enerson on 70's and 80's Day

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 to 3:10 PM.


Our student population consists of approximately 530 students.


Our building principal is Joseph Rossow along with Administrative TOSA Susan Enerson


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






LOST AND FOUND:                                                                                                     

The lost and found has grown quite large yet again! Please check to see if you have lost any gloves, hats, coats, snowpants, lunchboxes, boots or shoes etc..... If so, please come in to look through the Lost and Found outside of the office. We will be cleaning it out before spring break and all remaining items will be donated to charity. 










Please join us as we celebrate Spirit Week starting this Friday!


FRIDAY: Wear your Dowling gear


MONDAY: 70's and 80's Day


TUESDAY: Kids Teach Day - *you must have permission from your teacher* If you are an expert on a topic, you must present a 5 - 10 minute lesson plan to your teacher no later than Monday for approval. Some classes may not be participating in this day as they do this as a project later in the year.


WEDNESDAY: Wacky Mismatch Day


THURSDAY: Pajama Day - Enjoy the last day before spring break in your pj's!






April 13 - 24: Grades 3-5 MCA Reading Test


April 27 - May 8: Grades 3-5 MCA Math Test


May 11 - 15: Grade 5 MCA Science Test


Our school is participating in the 6th Annual Neighborhood Forest program, whose aim is to provide free trees to kids to plant on Earth Day.  We endorse this project and are excited to give kids a way to beautify and green our communities.  

Fill out the following online registration form by April 6th and receive a free tree (6-12 inches in size) during Earth Week (April 20-27). Planting instructions and species information will be emailed a few days prior to the trees arriving. They will also have paper birch seedlings available.
Register (on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer) to receive a free tree for Earth Day to plant with your child:
Thank you for your support and participation.  For more information about this program, please visit http://www.neighborhoodforest.org.






MARCH 26TH: End of Third Quarter for all MPS Schools


MARCH 27TH: Somali Parent Advisory Council. Held at the Davis Center from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Room assignment and event flyer will be available on the MPS main website the week of the meeting.





We exceeded our 200,000 minute goal by reading a total of 967,859 minutes! The total money earned by the school was $26,903.00. Way to go Dowling students on a successful Read-a-Thon!


The following were our highest readers 


SPED/DCD - Vanessa Carlson

Kindergarten - Esther Skogerboe

1st Grade - Adam Urch

2nd Grade - Ayaan Jama

3rd Grade - Iver Skogerboe

4th Grade - Jasper Priest

5th Grade - Sophie Fish


The following were our highest earners


Kindergarten - Hans Adams

1st Grade - Cornelius King

2nd Grade - Madeline Martin

3rd Grade - Eva Hoch-Robinson

4th Grade - Ruby King

5th Grade - Faye Carmody



Highest Reader in the school:  Eric Reed              


Highest Earner in the school: Ella Hoch-Robinson


The classroom who read the most minutes per student:   5th Grade Amaris Vargas-Larter

The classroom who earned the most money per student:  3rd Grade Tammy Thelen




Second grade students from Mrs. Hede's room are learning about maple syrup this week. They assisted Mrs. Young in tapping some trees out in the front yard and have tasted the fresh sap. They are learning the entire process of sap to syrup this week.




Maple Syrup Tapping