News & Announcements

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Early Childhood Winter Family Fun Calendar -

Free dental care for kids in need. 
Because every child's smile should be the picture of health, dentists and dental professionals volunteer in select clinics throughout the state to provide free care to low-income children in need. This special program, called Give Kids a Smile, is available on the first Friday and Saturday of February. After January 1, parents can find local participating clinics by visiting or by calling United Way 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709.
Flyer in English
Flyer in Spanish

Looking for winter outerwear or assistance with the upcoming holidays? 
Take a look at this local resource list for options.

Magnet Schools applications are now available for 2019/2020 kindergarten
Families interested in enrolling their child in a magnet school are required to complete and submit an application.  Applications can be found here.

Incoming kindergarten students with siblings currently enrolled in School of Engineering and Arts (SEA), Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSIS), and/or Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School Pilgrim Lane/Crystal who meet the application deadline will automatically be enrolled through the sibling preference policy. If the school has more applicants than space available, new kindergarten students will be selected by lottery.
Robbinsdale Area Schools is pleased to offer tuition-free all day kindergarten at all 10 elementary schools, including FAIR, RSI, and SEA. (Half-day placements are available upon parent request).
Upcoming dates:
December 1, 2018 
- Online magnet school application available
January 17, 2019
 - FAIR Pilgrim Information Night
January 24, 2019
 - RSI Information Night
January 29, 2019
 - SEA Information Night
February 7, 2019 - Kindergarten Information and Registration Night at attendance area schools
February 22, 2019
 - Application deadline for FAIR/RSI/SEA lottery
Week of February 25, 2019
 - Magnet school lottery first run and verification process
March 4, 2019
 - Notification of lottery results
March 12, 2019 
- Deadline to commit for families selected in lottery

More Information:
FAIR FAQ: English and Spanish
RSI/SEA FAQ: English and Spanish
Financial Status Form: English and Spanish

Parent Connections
- for Parent of children 4-8 years old

Spring Parent and Student University - Saturday, March 9 (adults and students, grades 6-12).  More information in English and Somali.

Diaper Drive

1 in 3 families struggle to provide diapers for their babies . . .
You can help us grow! Donate to the Diaper Drive!
Look for the "Pack & Plays" at the New Hope Learning Center by the ECFE entrance for drop off. 

Jet's Pizza Cards - Early Childhood Fundraiser
Jet's Pizza cards are available all school year in the ECFE office at New Hope Learning Center for $10. Each card is good for 50% off a pizza (up to $7) once a month for a year, that's an $84 savings value. For every card sold, $5 is donated to PAC!
Tried & True Family Favorites - Robbinsdale Early Childhood Cookbook
  • 150 recipes submitted by Early Childhood families
  • Family friendly, weeknight recipes
  • International recipes
  • Easy entertaining ideas
  • All proceeds to ECFE PAC
  • Available for purchase in the ECFE Office at New Hope Learning Center
  • $10 each

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