17 February 2022
Coming Up
View the 2021-22 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar here.
View our Parent Google Calendar here.
COVID-19 Update
Student Sick Policy - Are you wondering if you should send your child to school? The updated Student Sick Policy incorporates information specific to COVID in with our “regular” sick policy.

Updated quarantine and isolation guidelines - AOWL has adjusted its guidelines for quarantining and isolating to match the CDC recommendations. Since individual circumstances dictate the exact timing for returning to school, the COVID Coordinator will help you work through your student’s timeline. Please visit the CDC website to see the new guidelines.

Free at-home COVID tests! Every household is now able to order 4 free at-home COVID rapid antigen tests. To order tests for your household, please visit COVIDtests.gov

More free at-home COVID tests! Minnesota health insurers are beginning to cover the cost of at-home COVID tests. This article in the Star Tribune contains more information about the new benefit. Please contact your medical insurance company to find out how they are handling reimbursement.

Questions? Please contact [email protected] or by phone at 952-737-6929.
Family Corner
Spring Conferences
Spring conferences will be held March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Your child's teacher will be reaching out shortly to get conferences set-up.
High School Information Night
High School Information Night has been postponed until March 8th. Please use this link to register for the webinar if you are interested in attending. The meeting will be recorded and sent out to parents who are interested but unable to attend.
AOWL Sledding Social
We were so bummed to cancel our Student Reunion Basketball Tip-Off this year, but are excited for a chance to gather outside for a sledding event on February 26th! We are going to meet at Staring Lake Park: 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. We will have hot cocoa set up in the pavilion, which is close by the sledding hill! Please see this Staring Lake Map for meeting location and parking recommendation.

Event details:

  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm, please stop by whenever you are able
  • Where: Staring Lake Park - Pavilion: 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
  • Who: All former and current AOWL students and families

Please RSVP here!

If you are interested in sledding, please bring your own sled and snow gear. Cocoa and snacks will be provided.

If weather conditions are not ideal for sledding, a new plan will be communicated! Thanks and don’t hesitate to contact Kelsey Goth at [email protected] with any questions.
AOWL Yearbooks
Yearbooks are now on sale! Don’t wait to order your student a copy of the 2021-2022 yearbook!

You can purchase one by visiting the Pictavo website (found here) or by cash or check directly to the school. Yearbooks cost $26.25 each. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Colleen or Ms. Georgette.
Minds of All Kinds Sponsorship
We are looking for sponsors for our Minds of All Kinds virtual program on May 5th. Help us connect with your business, social and professional networks and we will take it from there.

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, or to share ideas/suggestions, contact Maureen Maher at [email protected] or (952) 737-6435
Beyond the Bell
Session 3 Clubs
Adventure Days
  • Session 2 Clubs are up and running and we are excited to have a new offering starting soon.
  • We are partnering with Wilderness Inquiry to offer Adventure Days! Monday Feb 7th, Tuesday March 1st, and Thursday March 3rd. Each day we will have activities connected to outdoor adventures and learning about nature. We will have room for 12 students from Middle and High School, so early registration is key.
  • Registration opened on 1/24/22 on Smart Tuition. Scholarships will be available upon request.

Summer Camp
  • Registration for Summer Camp 2022 is now open! See program offerings here.

Owl's Nest Before and After-School Care Winter Hours
  • Friday after-school hours will end at 5:00 pm so that we can honor our lease agreement, requiring that we be out of the building by sundown.
  • General information on Owl's Nest can be found here.
  • To notify AOWL Staff that you are here to pick up your child from Owl's Nest, call 952-737-6923.

Activity Days
  • Midwinter Break Activity Days. Join us for a week of in-school enrichment with daily arts and crafts, games, active play, social skills, and more tying into daily themes.
  • Monday 2/21: Celebrate Social Justice Day 2/20
  • Tuesday 2/22: Black History - Celebrating contributions to American History and Government
  • Wednesday 2/23: Black History - Celebrating contributions to Cinema and Art
  • Thursday 2/24: Black History - Celebrating contributions to Technology & Innovation
  • Friday 2/25: Off Site Trip Museum of African American Heritage

Best Wishes, Nicole!
  • We would like to thank our Enrichment Program Manager, Nicole Andrews, for her valuable services. She has planned three strong Club sessions and already planned summer programming, which was up and ready for enrollment at the end of January. Nicole's last day will be Friday, February 25. We wish her the best on her next adventure.

For more Enrichment information, see the Beyond the Bell page on our website.
Our New Building!
We are so excited to get moved into our new building this summer. Check out the renderings below!
View from the Nest
100 Days of Learning!
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Executive Director