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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 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

 

NEWS

                                                                      

 

DOWLING IS HIRING!

 

We are looking to hire two Reading Corps Tutors for next year. This is a one year commitment volunteer position that offers a living stipend along with tuition reimbursement. Please consider applying today, see sidebar to the right for more information!

 

                                                                      

 

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:

 

Celebrate our talented, dedicated teachers and staff at Dowling by providing treats for them during Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8. Options include bringing special treats, desserts, appetizers or snacks anytime on Monday or breakfast items on Friday. The PTO will also be catering a meal for the staff mid-week. Please click on the following link to sign up:         http://vols.pt/S4Fyir

 

                                                                        

 

 

*******IMPORTANT: 2015 TESTING SCHEDULE*******

 

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

 

                                                                          

 

BIKE AND WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 

The goal of this week is to promote biking as a great form of transportation that makes our bodies and environment healthier. Ride your bike or walk to school this week. When you arrive, please sign in at your classroom for each day you ride or walk to school to be entered in a raffle to win a fantastic prize. Students who are not able to walk or bike to school can substitute a car ride at home with a bike ride or walk. They can bring in a signed note from their parents that should be given to the teacher for an entry. The more bike rides or walks taken to substitute a car or bus ride the more chances to win the raffle prize. On Friday, the winner(s) will be announced by Principal Rossow.

 

                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

SUMMER DANCE CAMP

 

Threads Dance Project is hosting a one-week summer camp for kids ages 4-13 the week of June 22nd through the 27th from 9:00 to 1:00 PM. Postcards are available in the main office with more information or you can click on the following link for complete details:    http://threadsdance.org/community-and-education/

 

                                                                       

 
SPRING MUSIC CONCERTS
Please mark your calendars for our annual Dowling Spring Concerts. 
 
Grades 1 and 4
School day performance - Tuesday, May 12th at 1:30 PM
Evening performance - Wednesday, May 13th
Grade 1 - 6:00 PM - Grade 4 - 6:30 PM
 
Grades 2, 3 and 5
School day performance - Tuesday, May 19th at 1:30 PM
Evening performance - Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 PM
 
                                                                                                                                 
 
SUMMER FUN AND LEARNING AT HOW SCHOOL, JUNE 15TH - JULY 31ST
 
Minneapolis Community Education is providing summer enrichment programming at Howe School (3733 43rd Ave. So.) for seven weeks this summer beginning June 15th. We offer both morning and afternoon enrichment opportunities as well as early morning drop off options, extended day care, and middle school camps. Our morning enrichment classes include language, LEGO robotics, video game design, babysitting classes, arts, sports, cooking and so much more! Our K-5 afternoon program will have a summer theme where we are traveling around the world! Our newly designed middle school camps offer specific activities geared towards 6-8 students.
 
Howe Summer Fun and Learning offers online registration. You can register at http://www.mplscommunityed.com  Class listings are found under "Browse Catalog" and then "Youth and Family."
 
Please check out the following link to our summer brocure. Please call Dawn Sjoquist at 612.668.3585 for more information
 
 
                                                                                                                                            
 
DOWLING 5TH GRADE GRADUATION
 
5TH Grade graduation will be held on Friday, June 5th at 12:30 PM. We will hold the ceremony outside in the front of the school on the Edmond Blvd. side (weather permitting) or in the auditorium. We will serve cake and punch following the ceremony. You are free to take your student with you after the festivities.

                                                                                                                                           

 

DOWLING SCHOOL CARNIVAL
 
The Dowling Carnival is coming up on May 29th. This is a wonderful year end celebration with games, food, and music for the whole family. We still need help to make it the wonderful event it has always been. Please consider joining the small team of parents who have alerady begun preparing. Contact board@dowlingpto.org if you are interested in joining the. We will need store bought food items the day of for the cake walk and gently used toys or trinkets for prizes which can be dropped off in the main office. Please watch your email for volunteer signups in the coming weeks.

 

 

DOWLING CARNIVAL