Advisory News

  • The Advisory will host a Family Open Gym on Tuesday, December 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Pond Center. All ELS families are invited to attend this free indoor playdate in the gym and motor room. Free snacks provided as well as a quiet, sensory-friendly space. Registration is required to attend. Register Here

  • The Advisory will host a week-long Diaper Drive December 5-11, for families in need in Bloomington. Families can donate online or drop off diaper packs in the mini school buses in the lobbies of Pond Center and Southwood Center. Diaper sizes 3 and up are most needed! View Flyer

  • Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 17, 2022. A donation to our Advisory Council keeps our operations and momentum going to support Bloomington’s earliest learners! Donate Here

  • November 11, 2022: The November Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • November 7, 2022: The November Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • The Advisory will host a Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser at Culver’s in Bloomington on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Just show up and 10% of your meal cost goes to our non-profit organization that serves Early Learning families in Bloomington! View Flyer

  • October 14, 2022: The October Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • October 11, 2022: The October Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • We have 3 exciting events coming up this fall:

    • Wednesday, September 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.: Playground Playdate for all ELS Families at Pond Center

    • Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: ECSE Connect Welcome Event at Augsburg Park

    • Tuesday, October 25, 5:00-8:00 p.m.: Dine-to-donate fundraiser at Culver’s in Bloomington
      View Details on all of these events

  • Spirit Wear is for Sale September 16-30, 2022. Shop Now Orders can be picked up at the front desk of Pond Center in mid-October.

  • September 15, 2022: The September Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • September 11, 2022: The September Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • The Advisory will host a welcome event for the ECSE Connect support group on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Augsburg Park in Richfield. The event is free (with snacks and giveaways!) and open to any family who might benefit from the support group. More Info

  • August 11, 2022: The August Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • August 3, 2022: The August Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • June 16, 2022: The June Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • June 12, 2022: The June Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • May 24, 2022: We raised $5,535 to upgrade gym equipment at Southwood and Pond Centers—nearly double our initial goal of $2,500! More About the Fundraiser Results

  • May 13, 2022: The May Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • May 9, 2022: The May Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • May 2-6, 2022: The Advisory hosted Teacher Appreciation events at Pond Center and Southwood Center for all teachers and staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • The Advisory will host a donation drive for new gross motor equipment for early learners the week of May 16-20th. Donations in any amount will help us reach our goal for new Southwood Motor Equipment and Pond Gym Equipment! Learn More

  • April 14, 2022: The April Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • April 11, 2022: The April Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • The Advisory will host an end-of-the-year Family Picnic for all families and staff on Thursday, June 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Ave S, in Bloomington. View Flyer

  • March 10, 2022: The 03.08.22 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • March 6, 2022: The 03.08.22 Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • The Advisory will once again offer Spirit Wear for Sale March 7-25, 2022. Shop Now This will be the last time spirit wear is offered for this school year. Orders can be picked up at the front desk of Pond Center in mid-April.

  • February 28, 2022: The Advisory launches ECSE Connect, an online community for Bloomington Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) families. Learn More

  • The Panera Bread Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser will be Thursday, February 24, 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Panera Bread in Richfield. See Details

  • February 10, 2022: The 02.08.22 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • February 7, 2022: The 02.08.22 Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • January 13, 2022: The 01.11.22 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • January 10, 2022: The 01.11.22 Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • The Advisory is hosting a Field Trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum with discounted general admission tickets available to all ELS families. The field trip is on a no-school day: Friday, February 4, 2022, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. More Info

  • The Diaper Drive, held December 6-10, 2021, raised $855 in diaper donations and packed 2 mini school buses FULL of diapers for families in need. Read Full Update

  • The Advisory will offer Spirit Wear for Sale December 1-17, 2021. Orders can be picked up at the front desk of Pond Center starting Thursday, January 13, 2022.

  • November 11, 2021: The 11.9.21 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • November 8, 2021: The 11.9.21 Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • October 17, 2021: The 10.12.21 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • October 11, 2021: The 10.12.21 Meeting Agenda has been posted.

  • September 17, 2021: The 9.14.21 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

  • The Chipotle Dine-to-Donate Fundraiser will be Wednesday, October 6, 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Richfield. See Details

  • September 13, 2021: The 9.14.21 Meeting Agenda has been posted.

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