• August 10, 2022


    Hello Sankofa United Families.


    Congrats on a GREAT start to the school year!  I am so happy seeing your kids learning, playing and making new friends!


    You can expect a message from me via ParentSquare most Monday’s, but I wanted to send a special mid-week message on this first week.


    Our full day schedule starts next week (Monday Aug 15th)!  

    • Classes begin at 8:30. (Children may be dropped off after 8:15 when our supervision begins.)

    • Classes dismiss at 2:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

    • Classes dismiss at 1:30 on Wednesday.


    Since we have added a TK class and our enrollment has grown in all grades, pick up and drop off time is even busier.  To keep this a safe and stress-free experience, please review and follow our guidelines.   Please do NOT:

    • Double park on the street

    • Leave your car unattended in the traffic circle

    • Pick up a child from the “inside” lane of the circle


    Here’s a few other reminders:

    • This Friday (8/12) at 3:00 PM there is a “Rally & Street Party for Safe Streets” at MLK & 55th. Please join if you can and wear your Sankofa United shirt!

    • If you missed it, here is a link to my 2022-23  welcome letter with lots of important information.

    • All month Shewhat Cafe, across the street from school, is donating 15% to Sankofa United if you mention “Sankofa” when paying your bill! Click here for a flier. 


    Here’s a link to all communications this school year, if you ever want to look back to see what you’ve missed.




    ` Dennis Guikema, Principal