Royal Family Fun Day at InnerActive, Sunday, April 28th
Come one, come all… children and their favorite adults, to InnerActive, the super-fun play space in Minnetonka, owned by a Hopkins Public Schools family. Grab this opportunity for families from all over our community to come together for an afternoon of UNPLUGGED PLAY. Try out the jumping pillow, climbing wall, turf field, full size basketball court, giant building blocks, and toddler space. Enjoy a snack and beverage courtesy of HEF.
Special Treat: Musical Instrument ‘Petting Zoo’! Bach to Rock from Plymouth will provide a wide variety of different musical instruments for your family to try, including guitar, bass guitar, piano, hand drums, xylophone, didgeridoo, and various shakers/rhythmic instruments. Don’t know how to play? That’s ok! An instructor will be on hand to teach you an easy chord and melody on each instrument. Learn more about Bach to Rock here.
Join HEF on Sunday, April 28, from 2 – 4:30PM; stay as late as 9PM if you choose. Register here NOW for only $7 per child, or $9 at the door. Adults are always free. Mark your calendar and check out last year’s event.
Send a hydrating ‘Thank You’
Spring Gratitude Gifts Now Available. End the year on a high note for teachers, coaches, counselors, support staff – ANY Hopkins staff member. Make a $25 minimum tax-deductible donation to HEF in their name, and they’ll receive your personal message along with this 24-oz ‘Hopkins blue’ BPA-free Titan(TM) water bottle.
Order by May 20th; HEF will hand-deliver your Gratitude Gift on Wednesday, May 29th.
SAVE the DATE: Saturday, September 7th
GREAT PHOTOS here! Our 6th annual Rock-n-Royal community event last September was a rousing success, so we’re doing it again! Attendees took full advantage of the beautiful weather, the live band, the delicious food and drink. Everyone received two entries into a drawing, and 10 lucky winners went home with gift cards from local businesses. The block in front of Hopkins Center for the Arts was full of HEF supporters, all coming together to kick off the school year, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate our community. Be sure to join us September 7th, 2019 – specific details to come.
Special Appeal 2018-2020
This important initiative to support the WHOLE student is well underway, all across Hopkins Public Schools. You’ll continue to receive periodic updates in our emails. Thank you to our wonderful community who donated $108,000 at Royal Bash 2019! This work will continue and expand, reaching students where they are today – and assisting them to reach their full potential. Join HEF’s Special Appeal in support of our school district in this effort. Whether or not you attended the February 23rd Royal Bash, you may donate here any time, know you are making a difference. Learn more. Take a minute to watch some great videos: Royal Bash 2019, Special Appeal 2018, and This is Real.
Grants, Grants, and More Grants!! HEF has now topped $2.7 Million
HEF’s mission continues. An inspiring slate of eleven grants was awarded last fall. Our Grants Committee is currently assessing the submissions received from inspired Hopkins staff for the spring grant cycle. Watch for announcements of the awards in early May. Learn more about the most recent projects HERE.
Check out the procedures and deadlines to submit your grant(s) – don’t miss the next deadline, and good luck!
$310,000 Raised for Hopkins Public Schools Students!
Royal Bash 2019 was a RECORD BREAKER! Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, sponsored, and donated!
Check out photos HERE. The fabulous evening was full of excitement: wonderful performances from Hopkins High School’s a capella choirs Geoff & Midori; Presenter Leanne Kampfe, Principal of West Junior High; an entertaining Plinko Game; a fun photo booth; exciting Live and Cake Auctions; and an amazing show of paddles included $108,000 specifically for Student Wellness=Student Success, HEF’s Special Appeal.
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!