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 freshman at Littleton High School and Henry, our youngest, will be a 7th 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. 

Lastly, I would like you to know how extremely proud and excited I am to join this community. Mrs. Case and I will continue to work closely with one another to ensure consistency as we transition leadership and start our year together. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. 

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 8:00 AM and ends at 2:43 PM.

Normal Day Schedule
Doors Open: 7:45 AM
First Bell Rings: 7:55 AM
Tardy Bell Rings/Class Begins: 8:00 AM
School Ends: 2:43 PM

Late Start Schedule - Every Wednesday
Doors Open: 8:45 AM
First Bell Rings: 8:55 AM
Tardy Bell Rings/Class Begins: 9:00 AM
School Ends: 2:43 PM

Early Release Schedule (Lunch IS served) 4 Times Per Year
Doors Open: 7:45 AM
First Bell Rings: 7:55 AM
Tardy Bell Rings/Class Begins: 8:00 AM
School Ends: 12:00 PM

First and Last Day of School
The first and last day of school starts at normal time and ends at 12:00 PM and lunch IS served.

Hopkins Code of Conduct