Current Events

Imagination Fair

Get ready for Excelsior Elementary’s annual Imagination Fair!

  • When: Thurs, Jan 24th from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Auditorium & Gymnasium
  • Who: All Excelsior students (K-5) are encouraged to participate. Projects can be completed individually, or as a group. Limit one project per student.

Excelsior’s annual Imagination Fair is an exciting opportunity for students to imagine, create, experiment or invent. Let your child explore whatever may interest him/her at the moment (nature, art, technology, fashion, chemistry, photography, animals, crafts, or any other hobbies)!

You can enter any one of the three categories:

  1. General Creativity: Lego structures, artwork, sharing a hobby, etc.
  2. STEM & Art/Design: Inventions or innovative designs to improve a problem.
  3. Science: Asking/answering a question such as, "Does a cup of water boil faster in the microwave or on the stove?"

Families with multiple children should enter one child at a time. After submitting the first child, the system will allow you to return to the beginning to enter the next child. To avoid duplicate registrations, complete only one registration for students working in a group. Determine a leader to register your group only once. PLEASE NO CANDY or FOOD REWARDS for visiting booths. The long Winter Break is a great time to collaborate, plan and design. Projects can be dropped off on Wed, Jan 23rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and last-minute drop-offs will be accepted the morning of Thurs, Jan 24th.

Please contact our event chair, Amy O'Neill (, with questions or to sign up to volunteer!


Chinese New Year Celebration

It’s the year of the pig, and it’s our biggest celebration yet! ALL are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Come help us celebrate Chinese New Year, Feb 4th-7th, as we re-create a traditional Chinese "Night" Market for the entire student body during school hours. Experience traditional snacks, games, fun, and traditional activities.

For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact our Chinese New Year Co-Chairs, Sophia ( or Louise (

Thank you to the following businesses that are helping ensure a successful event this year:

  • Kowalski’s
  • Inteliventor, Inc / DBA Funchop
  • Mall of America
  • Jungle Kitchen

Books for Bikes

Excelsior Elementary School has partnered with the Excelsior Masonic Lodge to challenge young readers. Students that meet their monthly reading goal are entered into a monthly drawing to win a gift card. In addition, at the end of the year all those students that meet their monthly reading goals are also entered in the drawing for a bike.

Download Books for Bikes Calendars

Blue Jay Publishing: Your child can become an author!

Excelsior Elementary is excited to announce Blue Jay Publishing. Our mission is to provide students in 3rd through 5th grade the opportunity to write stories outside of the school day, which are above and beyond the classroom curriculum/assignments.

Blue Jay Publishing Detail

Hour of Code Party

It’s a coding party! In 2018, we’ll be bringing Hour of Code into the school day, allowing every child in the school to have access to this very special opportunity. From Tues, Dec 4th – Thurs, Dec 6th, each class will be attending the Hour of Code event in the auditorium for an hour. Half the session will be spent coding in applications of the child’s choice, and the rest of the time will focus on coding activities from the Hub. We’re looking for volunteers for the event. Some volunteers will be required to give demonstrations on how to use the equipment (we will provide video training before the event).

Please contact our Hour of Code Co-Chair, Sian Pledgers (, for more information.

XY Club

Join us for the next "Donuts With Dudes" event on Fri, Jan. 25th, 2019 from 7:15 - 7:55 a.m., in the gymnasium!

The XY Club is a club for dads and guys that have children at Excelsior Elementary. The purpose of this club is to get guys more involved and visible in the school through different activities. There is also a social component to this to bring guys together throughout the school year. XY club is for all male role-models involved in our student's lives. This is a new program that has a lot of great opportunities. Please contact Drew Dewitt at if you'd like to be added to this e-mail distribution.

XY Club Details



We surpassed our goal of $40,000, and raised $60,000 for our school! Nice work, Super-Readers. Now, it's time to celebrate!

This is our school's PTO biggest fundraiser, and engages our students in both reading, and raising money for their school! The money raised from this event supports the 35+ PTO-sponsored activities, which all of our students benefit from throughout the school year. Additionally, the money raised funds teacher grants, and other school needs which would otherwise not be made available.

Read-A-Thon Details

Family Movie Night

Thanks to everyone who came out for Family Movie Night this year! You helped raise over $350 for the Minnesota Children's Hospital, Animal Humane Society and the ICA Food Shelf. Stay tuned for more information about our next Family Movie Night!

Download the flyer

Holiday Secret Shop

A big thank you to our Holiday Secret Shop committee for another memorable experience for our students! We look forward to another wonderful event in 2019.

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