Stay fueled this summer with free meals! Once again, all District 196 students ages 18 and younger are eligible to receive free meals throughout the summer.
The 15th Annual Echo Park Read-a-Thon starts Jan. 25th and goes through Feb. 6th and will end with a celebration of Bingo Night Feb. 4th. 5:30-7:00. Bingo Night will be virtual and more info will be sent home by Dr. Schultz.
Provides kids with nutritious, delicious and relevant is our Focus.
Echo Park Winter After School Class Registration
Dear Families there are 2 Fare for All sales happening in the southeast metro in January that may be of interest to you. They are:
- Tuesday, January 19th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Easter Lutheran by the lake (4545 Pilot Knob Road)
- Wednesday, January 20th from 3pm-5pm at the Diamondhead Education Center (200 Burnsville Parkway)
These are drive through events where you can purchase fresh produce and meat at a fraction of the cost. (40% less than retail)
They have their full schedules posted for February and March, which can be accessed here.
The COVID-19 pandemic made life in the music room a little different this fall. Due to regulations on singing, Echo Park students worked incredibly hard in class and at home to learn the song “Thankful” in American Sign Language. Their hard work not only came together to create a wonderful new piece of art but gave us the chance to look deeper into the way some friends at Echo Park communicate. Even during a pandemic with no singing, we were able to find the silver lining that sometimes the most beautiful performances are seen, not just heard.
Dear Echo Park Families:
At Echo Park, we work hard to ensure students receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day to support their developing brains and bodies. Research shows that children who eat regular, nutritious meals are more likely to attend school and be engaged in learning.
We are excited to collaborate again this year with The Sheridan Story to offer a free weekend food program to all of our students.
The Sheridan Story is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. They strive to make a difference in children’s lives by focusing on food gaps like weekends, school breaks, and summer when children cannot receive meals in school.
This is the Echo Park School Supply list for 2020-2021. All supplies will be for individual use this year with no sharing within classrooms.
This is part of the district’s plan to centralize our content management systems and improve communication between schools and families by providing a consistent, user-focused experience across all school websites.
District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.
Voters in Independent School District 196 elected incumbents Jackie Magnuson, Cory Johnson and Sachin Isaacs, and candidate Anna Williams to fill four open seats in the Nov. 7 School Board election.
For the fifth year in a row, Independent School District 196 is included on Forbes’ annual list of Best-in-State Employers.
Twelve residents of Independent School District 196 filed candidacy for the School Board during the two-week filing period that ended Aug. 15 and will vie for four open seats in the Nov. 7, 2023 School Board election.
Two District 196 elementary magnet schools have been selected for recognition in Magnet Schools of America’s 2023 Merit Awards program. Echo Park Elementary School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology is being recognized as a School of Distinction and Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science is one of only 24 schools in the nation to be selected a Top School of Excellence.