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Early Learning Announcements

  • 2020-21 Westonka Community Preschool 

    Attached is all the information you will need to know in order to register for preschool at Westonka.

    Here are Important Dates to Keep in Mind:

    • December 16-February 5 - Turn in your paperwork to either the Early Learning Center or the Shirley Hills Early Learning site. The following forms need to be completed and submitted prior to approval of your child's preschool contract.
    • January 15 - Parent Information Night at 6:15pm in the Hilltop Media Center.  Please enter through the Early Learning Center doors.
    • January 22 - Online Registration opens at 8am.
    • January 29 - Preschool contracts for current preschool families, ECFE weekly class families and district staff begin to be approved in the order in which they were submitted if all forms are completed and turned in.
    • February 5 - Preschool contracts begin to be approved in the order in which they were submitted if all the forms are completed and turned in.

    If you have questions regarding preschool, you may contact Sarah Grimm, the Early Childhood Coordinator at 952-491-8580 or

    To obtain the forms, please call:

    Tammy Miller, Shirley Hills Early Learning site


    Lisa Morast, Early Learning Center site

    952-491-8576 or


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  • Want to know more about Early Childhood Screening?  

    Click here -- to take you to more information.

    Follow these directions to sign up online:

    1. Type "Screening" in the browser bar of the web page.
    2. Select the date you'd like to sign up for.
    3. Choose the time that you'd like to sign up for.

    Click here to take navigate you to the Online Registration System or click the above tab that says "Register Online".


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Westonka News

  • A Note from Your District Nurse

    District Nurse Kelly Mattson shares resources and new changes for your family's health and safety in relation to COVID-19. Topics include: new testing recommendations, COVID-19 reporting during distance learning, travel, and the COVIDaware MN app.

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  • Westonka Names Building Teachers of the Year

    Westonka Education Minnesota surprised five Westonka Public Schools educators Wednesday morning with their respective schools' top teaching award. Congratulations to Westonka’s 2020-2021 building Teachers of the Year: Calleigh Forcier from Westonka Early Learning, Chantelle Jordahl from Hilltop Primary School, Beth Hausladen from Shirley Hills Primary School, Aaron Thorpe from Grandview Middle School and Kristin Wallace from Mound Westonka High School.

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  • Update Your Family's Contact Information to Receive School Alerts

    At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, Westonka will be conducting a test of its parent notification system. The district asks that all families use Skyward Family Access to ensure that we have the most current phone numbers and email addresses in the event of a weather-related closing or other announcement. NEW: Westonka will be utilizing text messages for district notifications this year. If you would like to receive text messages from the school district, please make sure to complete the Text Message Number field in Skyward.

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  • Westonka Foodies Offer Free Thanksgiving Meal Kits

    The Westonka Foodies are offering free Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Kits to all district families. Each meal kit will include: sliced roasted turkey, whole potatoes, gravy packet, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, milk, homemade cinnamon apple crisp, and cinnamon rolls with icing. Meal kits must be pre-ordered by Nov. 14.

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  • Winter Update: Westonka Foodies Curbside Meal Pick-Up

    With winter weather upon us, the Westonka Foodies will be moving curbside meal pickup indoors beginning Monday, Oct. 26. Families with students learning in the hybrid and distance only models will continue to be able to pick up meals for students’ distance learning days Monday-Friday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Westonka Performing Arts Center.

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