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Ellen Hopkins Elementary

Ellen Hopkins Elementary

Phone: 218-284-4300
Fax: 218-284-4333

Attendance Office: 218-284-4301
Counseling Office: 218-284-4312
Health Office: 218-284-4310
Media Center: 218-284-4334

School Hours :
7:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Lynnelle Giddings, Principal
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Diana Johnson, Assistant Principal
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Important Summer Contact Information

Moorhead Area Public Schools operates with limited staff during the summer months. The following information is provided to make it easier for the public to contact the district.

If you need further assistance regarding the following programs:

  • Ellen Hopkins Main Office is closed from June 15 to July 8. You may leave a message for Hopkins office staff at 284-4300 that will be returned after this date.
  • Ellen Hopkins summer library hours are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday from June to mid August.
  • For Ellen Hopkins EXCEL Jump Start Extended Learning Year, please call Sarah Martin at 284-4335. Jump Start Elementary will be 8-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday from July 22-Aug. 9 at Ellen Hopkins Elementary.
  • For Elementary Special Education Extended School Year, please call Ashley Nelson at 284-3831 or Winifred Evensen at 284-3711. ESY is from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 18-27, July 9-18, July 30-Aug. 8 at Ellen Hopkins Elementary.
  • For ESY bus transportation questions, please call Mike Steffen or Ruth Smith at 284-1400.
  • The 2019-20 grades K-4 school supply list is available here.
  • Pay for school activity and supply fees online through e~Funds for Schools.
  • Grades K-12 student schedules and teacher assignments will be available to view online through PowerSchool by late August.
  • Elementary back-to-school sessions will be the afternoon of August 29. Families and students will be assigned to a session, which will be posted in PowerSchool approximately a week prior. During this time, students and families can meet the teacher and tour the school. Back-to-School night will be August 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. Families only need to attend one event so if you can make the assigned afternoon event, you do not need to attend in the evening. If the time you are assigned does not work for you, you can call the office to reschedule.
  • As part of the summer food service program through Moorhead Schools, free meals for all children will be served at Northeast Park, Arrowhead Park, Bennett Park, Belsley Park, Queens Park, Romkey Park and Moorhead High School. Additionally, the YMCA is offering the summer food program at Ellen Hopkins and Robert Asp Elementary Schools. See the complete summer meals schedule.
If you need immediate assistance or assistance with other inquires please call Probstfield Center for Education at 218-284-3300. The district office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 7. From June 10 through Aug. 9, office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-11 a.m. Friday. Regular hours resume Aug. 12.

District residents to vote on proposal for growth and learning

Published August 13, 2019

At the Aug. 12 meeting, the Moorhead School Board moved forward with a construction plan for growth and learning by approving the ballot language for the district’s $110 million Nov. 5 bond referendum, which will provide students in grades 9-12 with safe, inviting and inclusive learning environments.

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Moorhead school social worker helps kick off United Way’s 21st annual school supply drive

Published July 22, 2019

As a volunteer, Nadine Moon has helped with all aspects of the school supply drive. As a school social worker for Moorhead Area Public Schools, Moon picks up extra backpacks and distributes them to the Moorhead schools to have as families move into the district. Moon helped the United Way of Cass-Clay kick off this year’s 21st annual school supply drive July 9 at Scheels in Fargo. Read More »

Moorhead School Board approves budget for 2019-20

Published July 8, 2019

During the June 10 meeting, the Moorhead School Board approved the district’s annual operating plan, which includes the preliminary budget for the 2019-20 school year. District revenues will increase primarily because of an increase to the general education aid formula and an estimated increase in enrollment, and expenditures will increase because of construction costs for the operations center and increased staff. Read More »

Retirees remember decades of service to the district

Published June 27, 2019

With a combined 527 years of service to the district, retiring employees — including two long-time administrators — have spent decades focused on serving learners of all ages in Moorhead Area Public Schools. Twenty-one retiring employees were recognized by the Moorhead School Board at a retirement reception May 28. Read More »

Welcome

Welcome to Ellen Hopkins Elementary School! Hopkins Elementary School hosts a vibrant, multicultural community dedicated to meeting the needs of students through a structured curriculum and a variety of programs. It is our belief that education is a shared responsibility of our students, parents and staff working together. Hopkins Elementary is located in central Moorhead and has approximately 750 students in grades K-4 in both an English program and a Spanish Immersion Program (SI). Read more

Family Involvement

Family involvement is a critical link to student achievement, to achieving a high quality education and to a safe, disciplined learning environment. Parents and guardians have opportunities to become involved both at home and at school, and communication between parents/guardians and the schools is encouraged. Your participation in your child's education is important to us. Read more