Special Appeal 2018-2020

2018 Special AppealOur generous donors have now contributed nearly $100,000 to this important initiative to support the WHOLE student. Work is well underway, and you’ll receive updates soon. Learn more. Take a minute to watch these two videos: Special Appeal 2018 and This is Real.

What’s Your Great Idea for a HEF Grant?

HEF’s mission continues! An inspiring slate of grants was awarded this past spring but now it’s time for a new grant cycle. Staff and students, check out the procedures and deadlines to submit your grant(s) by October 29, and good luck! Gather inspiration from the grants awarded across the full 2017/18 school year here.



Save the Date for Royal Bash 2019!!2018 was a sell out; make plans to get your tickets early for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest.

Tickets available beginning in January.

Last February, all involved had Snow Much Fun and raised a record-breaking $275,000 to support initiatives at Hopkins Public Schools. A big thank you to our generous attendees, sponsors and volunteers.  Read more about Royal Bash 2018. Let’s do it again!!


Gratitude Gifts Scheduled for November; Delivered Before Winter Break

At the end of May, we had the pleasure of delivering wonderful expressions of your gratitude to teachers and staff throughout the district. We’ll be doing it again this fall to offer the opportunity beginning before Thanksgiving. Watch for details here and in HEF emails.  Gratitude Gifts are a great way to show your appreciation for everything they do for our kids. We at HEF, and the District teachers and staff, are grateful that so many Hopkins families choose to to honor them in this way.  Check out more photos of proud recipients.

Another Fabulous HEF Party!

Rock-n-Royal logo 2016GREAT PHOTOS here! Our 6th annual Rock-n-Royal community event (Saturday, September 8) was a rousing success. 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 – you’ll get all the details in the spring.

Family Fun Day 2018!

On Sunday, May 6, Hopkins District families gathered for our first annual Royal Family Fun Day! In the spirit of building our sense of community, we provided a fun opportunity for parents and kids to come together and just have fun.  Read more.

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