Advisory Meetings and Events

The Advisory Council meets monthly. We meet virtually using Google Meet. The meeting agenda and join link for any meeting is posted to our News page a couple days before the meeting.

2022-2023 Meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

    **no meeting in December**

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

    **no meeting in July**

2022-2023 Events:

Playground Playdate at Pond Center
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Pond Center in Bloomington
All ELS families are invited to attend this free playdate on the Pond Center playground! Come play, enjoy snacks, bubbles and chalk, and learn more about our parent-led Advisory Council.

ECSE Connect Welcome Event
Saturday, October 8, 2022
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Augsburg Park in Richfield
Have a child with a disability? Join us at this free welcome event for ESCE Connect, an online community for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities of any kind. Especially helpful for families who live in Bloomington and neighboring cities. View Event Details

Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Culver’s, 7801 Nicollet Ave, Bloomington, MN 55420
Eat dinner at this Culver’s location on October 11th and 10% of all sales will benefit our Advisory Council!

Diaper Drive
Timing TBD
The Advisory Council will host a week-long donation drive for diaper need in Bloomington. Families can donate online or drop off diaper packs in the mini school buses in the lobbies of Pond and Southwood Centers.

Day at the Museum
Friday, February 3, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul
All ELS families are invited to attend a family field trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Come explore and meet new friends from ELS! The Advisory Council sources discounted tickets for ELS families, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Teacher Appreciation
Week of April 24-28, 2023
Advisory Council volunteers organize ways for ELS families to thank teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication to our Early Childhood programs.

Upgrade Drive Fundraiser
May 2023
The Advisory Council raises money for areas of greatest need for Bloomington Early Learning Services (ELS). Advisory volunteers approach corporations and local businesses and families are also given the opportunity to donate.

Family Picnic
Thursday, May 18, 2023
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Moir Park in Bloomington
All ELS families are invited to attend this free family picnic at a centrally located Bloomington park. The Advisory Council hosts dinner and kid-friendly entertainment as a celebration of the end of the school year.

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