Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020
Gratitude Month: Write a Note/Card Week
This month, we are taking time for gratitude and reflecting on our core values. The scientific research repeatedly points to the importance of putting in writing your gratitude toward someone in your life. It is cited as a key way to experience the benefits of being grateful. This week we encourage you to write a note or a card to express your gratitude for someone else. Share your gratitude with the community using #EPGratitude and #EagleWay
Eagle Excellence
  • Eden Prairie Early Childhood Somali Cultural Liaison Yussuf Mohamed Issa developed tools and resources for Somali families as part of the Pyramid Model to Promote Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes of all Young Children. Yussuf created these resources in partnership with National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. You can find the materials on the NCPMI resource library.
Learning Model Transition
Thank you for your on-going support to your students and Eden Prairie Schools. We shared a message last week informing our community of the upcoming shift in our district’s learning models due to the changing nature of this pandemic. Please find the announcement on our website.
FEPS Matching Gift Challenge
The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS) Board of Directors announced its Annual Appeal Matching Gift Challenge. Now through December 31, 2020, supporters have the opportunity to double their donation. This special fundraising campaign is led by FEPS’ 15-member volunteer Board of Directors, who will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,350.

To learn more about how your donations are matched and to donate visit the FEPS website.
Employee Appreciation Days
We appreciate and celebrate our educators and support professionals and are grateful for the work they do every day for each student. Please join us as we thank our staff who inspire us every day!

  • American Education Week is Nov. 16-20, 2020.
  • Educational Support Professionals Day is Nov. 18, 2020. 
  • Substitute Educators Day is Nov. 20, 2020.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for EP Students
As our students move to district-wide distance learning, the Child Nutrition Department has changed its distribution method for school meals. Starting on Dec. 4, parents/guardians will be able to pick up meals for their children from the school of their choice.

No meals will go home with current hybrid learners on Nov. 23 and 24. If you wish to receive meals for your children for that week, you will need to come to the high school East Entrance (Door #13) on Nov. 20 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. You will receive seven breakfasts and seven lunches for each child. No sign up is required for Nov. 20. (Students that are already distance learning have already signed up for this date.)

For more information and to sign up for meals visit the Child Nutrition webpage.
Associate Principal of Student Activities Announced
We’re happy to announce that Russell Reetz will be associate principal of student activities for Eden Prairie High School. He comes to us from Prior Lake High School and will start sometime early in the new calendar year. Read more about Mr. Reetz on our website.
Kindergarten Kick-off Events
Join us virtually to meet the principal, take a peek inside the school, and gather information for this important step in your child’s life. Students are invited to a special story time with teachers. All events start at 6 p.m. The meeting links will be posted at the day of the event. If you missed an event, they will be recorded and available to watch at

  • Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion: Thursday, Nov. 19
  • EP Online: Wednesday, Nov. 18
High School Preview Event
Join us virtually to preview Eden Prairie High School. Online link is live today on the EPHS webpage.

  • Eden Prairie High School: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Nov. 18: EP Online Virtual Kindergarten Kick-off Event
Nov. 18: EPHS Preview Night
Nov. 19: Eagle Heights Virtual Kindergarten Kick-off Event
Nov. 26 - 27: No School, Thanksgiving Break