Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type – Community Event!

Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type – Community Event! Harley Hopkins Family Center is teaming up with Stages Theatre Company of Hopkins to provide a fun, inexpensive family event this Spring. Stages offered Harley families reduced ticket prices for their production of Doreen Cronin’s children’s favorite – Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type on April 18.

Nearly 300 people are expected to attend this first time event. Educators have been reading the book in class, and everyone is excited to see the show. For many in the community, this will be their first experience sharing a theatre performance with their young children. Harley Hopkins and Stages are thrilled to offer this opportunity to our families! Check out the production–it runs from April 16-May 16. Ticket order forms are available in the Harley Hopkins Office.

Free Story Time & Dinner

Come for a free meal, a chance to visit with others with infants from Hopkins Public Schools, and share a story and playtime with the children. In addition, choose a new, free book for each child to take home. Older siblings welcome.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
6-7:15 pm
Gatewood Elementary School
14900 Gatewood Drive, Minnetonka

Reservation is required. Call 952-988-5046 or


Early Childhood Fall 2010 Catalog Arriving Soon!

Watch for it this week in your mailbox!

Ask for help – is it even possible?

The one thing I know as a parent of three and a Parent Educator for 30 years (this fall!) is that raising children is just too big to do alone! When something goes wrong with one, I still have the other two needing me. I’ve learned to ask for help, but that is not always easy. I was taught to not impose yourself on others. Sometimes I’m even reluctant to ask my husband because we both see my job as the “family relationship manager.’ ( What’s up with that?) The more things pile up the more I am forced to realize that I need help and it’s OK to ask. What’s it like for you? Is asking for help difficult for you, too?

100 Bowls!

On a cold winter evening in February, the Eisenhower Stepping Stones families came to school to socialize, connect and paint 100 clay bowls for the Hopkins Empty Bowls fundraiser. It was great fun and now you can join in the fun by attending the Empty Bowls event at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from 11 am to 7 pm. Have a warm bowl of soup, enjoy a bit of entertainment, and take home an inspired work of art created by people in our schools and community, while supporting the local fight against hunger.

Kindergarten Roundup a must

Do you have a child entering kindergarten this fall in Hopkins Public Schools?  Would you like to meet your school’s principal, and receive important information about transportation, childcare and getting your child ready for school?  You will get this information and more by attending Kindergarten Roundup with your child this spring. While you receive important information from your school’s staff, your child will have an opportunity to meet the kindergarten teachers and spend some time in a kindergarten classroom.

If you are not sure which school your child will be attending, visit or call 952-988-4133.