Principal's Welcome


Greetings Frog Families!

It is my pleasure and honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Mark Hopkins Elementary School. 

Over 20 years ago, I began my educational career as a second grade teacher in Greeley. Following my time in northern Colorado, I moved to the Denver metro area and taught grades 1st through 4th and was a literacy coach in Aurora Public Schools. During this time, I obtained my MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Denver. In 2013, I joined Littleton Public Schools and have held various leadership roles including teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, a member of the LPS Innovation, Equity, and Learning Team focusing primarily on elementary literacy and a kindergarten teacher in our temporary online program (TOPS). Last year I served as the principal of Mark Twain Elementary.

As the Hopkins principal, I am dedicated to ensuring that our students continue to feel part of a community, have access to engaging and rigorous learning, and have their unique needs and talents fostered through meaningful relationships.

Like you, I am a parent. My husband and I have been married for seventeen years and have two boys. Our oldest son, Owen, will be a sophmore at Littleton High School and Henry, our youngest, will be a 8th grader at Newton Middle School. I spend a lot of my free time watching them in various sporting events, shooting hoops and driving carpools… enjoying every moment!

I view education as a lifelong process, and I will continue to learn about the special community here at Hopkins. Perhaps most importantly, I bring a belief that the students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to bring my experience, openness to learn, and child-centered approach to support ALL of our students. 

Go Frogs!

Heidi L. Wagner

Heidi Wagner


Homework Expectations

Homework has always been a part of education, at Hopkins, we have the following expectations around homework for our students:
  • Kindergarten to 2nd Grade: 20-30 min reading each night & optional fun worksheets
  • 3rd to 5th Grade: 30 minutes reading per night and 2 pages of math per week + fun extras

School Hours

The school day begins at Hopkins at 7:50 AM and ends at 2:45 PM.

Normal Day Schedule
Doors Open: 7:35 AM
First Bell Rings: 7:45 AM
Tardy Bell Rings/Class Begins: 7:50 AM
School Ends: 2:45 PM

Late Start Schedule - Every Wednesday
Doors Open: 8:35 AM
First Bell Rings: 8:45 AM
Tardy Bell Rings/Class Begins: 8:50AM
School Ends: 2:45 PM

Early Release Schedule (Lunch IS served) 2Times Per Year
Doors Open: 7:35 AM
First Bell Rings: 7:45 AM
Tardy Bell Rings/Class Begins: 7:50 AM
School Ends: 11:50 AM

First and Last Day of School
The first and last day of school starts at normal time and ends at 11:50 AM and lunch IS served.

Hopkins Code of Conduct