Community Ed News Posts

While it’s not safe for us to gather in-person for this annual event this year, we’re still offering students and families ways to celebrate the joy of reading and the arts.

On Saturday, February 6, families can choose from several special video presentations from our keynote author/illustrator duo. Author Trisha Speed Shaskan and author/illustrator Stephen Shaskan met while teaching creative writing and art to elementary school students. Since then they have written and illustrated more than 50 books for children. For the past nine years, they have visited libraries and classrooms where they enjoy sharing their love of writing, art and music. Trisha and Stephen are married and live in Minneapolis with their dog, Beatrix.

This year’s virtual Hooked on Books event will include other options for families to enjoy – from ethnic dance to musical performances and an online book review. Children can learn how to create their own special art project with simple items you may already have at home, and browse a virtual Elementary Art Gallery comprised of special artwork from our district’s eight elementary schools. 

On February 6, you’ll find links to all these special offerings and more at eccs.mn/hooked. Learn more about this year’s virtual Hooked on Books event HERE.

Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way through activities, performances, and books by local authors.  The annual event is a partnership between Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education and the Carver County Library. This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 21!

StormHawks Preschool enrollment begins 1/21/21 at 8 a.m. We welcome every learner and provide a personalized learning experience for each child.

Take a look at our four programs to see which is best suited for your family. We offer all of our preschool options at the Family Learning Center and Victoria Elementary, with Full-Day also being offered at Chanhassen Elementary and La Academia.

eccs.mn/preschool

We have planned a fun, engaging winter/spring season. Choose from in-person classes and virtual experiences to take-home kits.

Flip through the catalog pages here. Click on a course title for more information. 

Thank you for your support!

Due to COVID-19 precautions, only registered participants of activities are allowed in District buildings.

Parents are not permitted to enter the facility nor stay to watch practices or activities. Exception: if the participant is 5 years old or younger, one parent may attend. Please keep siblings at home. Instructors/coaches will greet students at the entrance before class and return them to the same door when class is complete.

Anyone over the age of 5 years must wear a face covering upon entering the facility. Participants of strenuous exercise/activity may remove their face covering while participating in activity, but must have covering on in hallways and while on the sidelines/bench.

Your cooperation will help keep everyone safe and allow us to continue to offer enrichment activities and sports and we thank you in advance.