Current Events


Camp Reading

Camp Reading kicks off on Monday, September 9th, and runs through Friday, September 27th. All Excelsior families are invited to the Read-A-Thon Celebration on Thursday, October 3rd at school from 5:30-7 p.m. More details to come!

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


Donuts & Dudes

Donuts & dudes

Join us for the FIRST "Donuts & Dudes" event of the 2019-2020 school year, on Friday, September 13th from 7:15-7:55 a.m. Come to school a little early and have a donut and a glass of milk or juice with your child before they go off to class. You can also socialize with other guys that have children at our school!

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 Billy Hartong at if you'd like to be added to this e-mail distribution.

XY Club Details

Curriculum Night

There will be two Curriculum Nights during the 2019-2020 school year, where you'll have the opportunity to hear from your child's teacher about academic goals, classroom needs, schedules, important field-trip and classroom party dates, and to ask questions about your child's school days. At least one parent/guardian is highly encouraged to attend during your teacher(s)' scheduled date & time:

  • Thursday, September 12th: Grades 1, 3, 5 and Nav 2/3 (5th Grade - 4:30 p.m., 1st Grade & Nav 2/3 - 5:30 p.m., 3rd Grade - 6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, September 19th: Grades K, 2, 4 and Nav 4/5 (4th grade and Nav 4/5 - 4:30 p.m., K - 5:30 p.m., 2nd grade - 6:30 p.m.)

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, our wonderful parent-volunteers brought “Hour of Code” into the school day, allowing every child in the school to have access to this very special opportunity! Every class attended the Hour of Code event in the auditorium for an hour. Half the session was spent coding in applications of the child’s choice, and the rest of the time focused on coding activities from the Hub.

If you’re interested in being involved in this event for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact our Hour of Code Co-Chair, Sian Pledgers ( Check out photos of our students have fun, while learning all about coding!

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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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Imagination Fair

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in our annual Imagination Fair this year! You should all be very proud of your hard work. Also, thank you to our Imagination Fair committee & volunteers for organizing another successful event. Take a look at some of the projects showcased in our school on Thurs, Jan 24th, 2019!

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