Parent reminder: elementary-school choice cards are due Monday, Feb. 28

You might forget to send Aunt Mim a Christmas card, or fill out that Best Buy rebate form, but there’s a piece of mail you must remember to have a say in where your 4-year-old goes to kindergarten in the fall: the Minneapolis Public School District’s School Choice card.

The cards – on which you list your preferred schools – must be postmarked on or before Monday, Feb. 28. All families of incoming kindergarteners can make two choices; parents in the Kingfield and East Harriet neighborhoods can add a third choice because they have no designated community school. Families with a K-8 student who wishes to transfer between Minneapolis Public Schools must also use the cards.

The card is available from the district’s home page at Look for the link labeled "2005-2006 K-8 School Request Cards." You can also call the district at 668-1840.

The district Web site said families should receive their school assignment letters by late March.