HOTL office hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F on school days.
Phone: 218-346-KIDS (5437)
810 2nd Avenue SW Perham MN 56573
Jen Hendrickson - Principal
Jessie Werner - Secretary
Joan Fudge - Secretary
Follow HOTL on Facebook!
Where We Are:
Important Mental Health Information
Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response
800-223-4512 (Ottertail County)
Lakeland Mental Health
1-800-223-4512 (Crisis Line)
(218) 847-1676 (Detroit Lakes)
(218) 736-6987 (Fergus Falls)
Northern Pines Mental Health-Staples
Prairie St. John's-Fargo
Stadter Center-Grand Forks
Freshwater Special Education website
We are fortunate at Heart of the Lakes to
Heart of the Lakes Elementary School has a proud history of high academic expectations and achievement. We want your child to be part of that legacy.
HOTL News & Information
Kindergarten Exploration Night
On April 7th, two sessions of Kindergarten Exploration will be offered at HOTL. The first will begin at 4pm and the second will begin at 6pm. You can choose the time that works best for your family.
Students will have the chance to explore a kindergarten classroom, participate in special activities, and meet kindergarten teachers.
Parents will be able to learn more about our school and get questions answered in an information session designed just for you.
Siblings are welcome to come. There will be activities and daycare provided.
Your family is also invited to join us for a light meal between sessions. We will be serving from 5-6pm. Tours of the school will be offered at this time as well.
You can register the night of, or call 218-346-KIDS ahead of time. We hope to see you on April 7th!
Click here for the flyer with the schedule for the evening.
Lucky Bingo Raffle Winners Announced
The 2016 HOTL Lucky Bingo Raffle Winners have been announced. Winners can pick up their prizes in the HOTL office.
We had a very successful Raffle and Bingo Event. We raised approximately $20,000 between the two events.
A huge thank you goes out to our students, families, staff, and communities for their continued support to our schools. We thank the businesses in Perham, Dent, and Ottertail for their contributions in making these events a huge success!
Please click here to see the full list of winners.
MCA Testing Dates
April 11-15th Third Grade Reading
April 18-25th: Third Grade Math, Fourth Grade Reading
April 25th-29th: Fourth Grade Math
HOTL Up for Celebration School Designation
By Debbie Irmen (Perham Focus)
Perham-Perham’s Heart of the Lakes Elementary School is up for an award that indicates it is meeting the educational needs of students, and that the measures in place are responsible for that growth, according to Principal Jen Hendrickson.
As a Title I school, HOTL receives federal funding to improve academic achievement of its students. The school recently submitted an application to be named a Celebration School after learning it was eligible for the title based on students’ Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test scores.
The school is experiencing success in its proficiency scores, which show student educational growth from third to fourth grades, Hendrickson said.
“Teachers are working diligently to make sure that all kids are learning at high levels,” she said. “They are working collaboratively in learning communities in which all people who work with a child come together weekly to develop and sustain learning goals.”
To receive the designation of Celebration School, awarded to only 10 percent of Minnesota schools, a narrative answering two questions was submitted. Those questions addressed the challenges students face in math and reading and how teachers address those concerns, Hendrickson said.
“Teachers go above and beyond to meet the needs of the kids,” she said, adding, “Our teachers work diligently to create relationships with families and work side by side with them to create a partnership for their child’s education.”
Fancy Nancy Tea Party with Mrs. Hein
The NEW HOTL Playground is done!
HOTL Feature Video!
School, Playground and Lunchroom
Check out these cool videos showcasing Heart Of The Lakes Elementary