Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Maple Grove Patch readers share photos of their child's first day of school.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The 2012-13 school year is now in session in and around Maple Grove, and we want to see how your children kicked off the year. Add your back-to-school photos to our gallery above. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Several school buildings in Maple Grove, Osseo had work done during the summer of 2012 as part of a Osseo School District facilities improvement plan.
Students and staff in the Osseo School District will see some upgrades in their buildings at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Here are some highlights of several facility improvements for District 279 buildings in Maple Grove and Osseo that happened over the summer, along with the budget amount. The information was provided by the Osseo School District. Fernbrook Elementary Maple Grove Junior High Maple Grove Senior High Oak View Elementary Former Osseo Elementary building Osseo Junior High Osseo Senior High Rice Lake Elementary Weaver Lake Elementary District-wide projects include lockset replacement ($50,000), landscaping at the elementary and secondary schools ($100,00) and wet roof insulation replacement ($200,000). Other …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hear from a teacher what parents should know about back-to-school week.
Earlier this month, Samara Postuma wrote about how to shop for school supplies—and the potential nightmare that shopping trip can be. My daughter is 1. Her school supplies are food, so I've got that supply (mostly) covered. But my sister is a teacher in the Robbinsdale School District—and parent to two almost-teenage boys. ("We had an $800 grocery bill in one month this summer," she said last week. With a straight face.) As we began talking about school supplies, I learned a few things about the first day of school from one teacher out there for you. Something to think about beyond that first-day scramble—which arrives for many of you next week. 1. Make sure your kids' lunch money accounts are filled, as much as you can. (Yes, old people…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Getting ready to head back to school? Jenny Reimann of Reimann Counseling Clinic in Maple Grove provides parents and caregivers with back to school tips for parents and kids.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, August 13, 2012
The following was submitted by Maple Grove Psychotherapist Jenny Reimann of Reimann Counseling Clinic. I can still remember my nerves getting ramped up in August every year, just waiting, and often dreading, for the school year to start. The smell in the air changed, it was getting a bit darker earlier, and things started to feel a bit more serious. School is coming soon, and though most parents are getting eager for their kids to have more of a structure to their day, the kids are often getting a bit nervous. With summer comes little structure, later bedtimes, and a lot of fun. Transitioning back into our school routine can sometimes be a challenge for both parents and kids. If you start seeing a change in your child’s behavior as the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Osseo School District says on its website the 2012 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment results "showed increases over the previous year, mirroring the statewide trend" with the "biggest gains" in math.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
It's August, otherwise known as Back-to-School readiness month, Patch wants to know how your family does the school supply shopping thing?
School supplies have been on the shelves for nearly a month already, some say certain supplies are already picked over. Now that August is here, the real surge in shopping for supplies is expected to hit and for some of us parents, it's not our most favorite time. I took mine to Target last week and am happy to report that while I was able to keep my cool another nearby mom wasn't. She gave up the battle, threw the supplies they had already chosen into a bin and left. Empty handed. I can't say I blame her. With kids in three different schools and four different class lists, it's easy to get overwhelmed and simply annoyed with the shopping process. While our eighth grader's list was super specific with certain colored notebooks and folders…
Federal mandate requires the district to increase lunch prices for the 2012-2013 school year.
Students taking hot lunch in the Osseo School District this school year will be paying a little more out of pocket for their food. The Osseo School District School Board unanimously approved increasing school lunch prices by 10 cents for the 2012-2013 school year at a June school board meeting. The reason for the increase, according to a memo provided to the School Board by District 279 Director of Food Services Tom Pellegrino, is because the “USDA has issued a mandate nationwide to raise paid lunch prices by at least 10 cents every school year until the average lunch price is high enough to be in compliance with Paid Lunch Equity (PLE).” The increase in student lunch prices results in the following prices for the 2012-2013 school year: $2…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Getting your preschooler ready for the first day soon? Kindercare Learning Centers has some tips for a smooth transition.
Editor's note: The following back to preschool tips were provided by Center Director Cori Warnke at Kindercare Learning Centers. Back to Preschool Tips: As a Center Director at KinderCare Learning Centers, I know how exciting the beginning of a new school year can be, but I also see how tough the separation process can be when mom or dad says goodbye to their little one. The anxieties a child may feel at drop-off time are completely normal….and so are the parents! It’s encouraging for parents to know that there are many positive ways to say goodbye at school that will help build a child’s confidence. Be an Early Bird. One way to ease the transition is to arrive at school 15 minutes early to give preschoolers enough time to adjust to the …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Malone’s Bar and Grill and Cub Foods Maple Grove to collect school supply drive donations for C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf in partnership with Maple Grove Women of Today.
The Maple Grove Women of Today recently announced a partnership with Malone’s Bar and Grill and Cub Foods of Maple Grove to collect School Supplies for C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf. Starting immediately, community members can drop off new school supplies at either Malone’s Bar and Grill or Cub Foods Maple Grove Donations will be accepted at Malone’s through July 30and through Aug. 15at Cub Foods. School Supplies in need include: 8, 16 or 24 count Crayola crayons, markers, yellow highlighters, wide-rules spiral notebooks, white Elmer’s school glue, pocket folders, 12 count colored pencils, rulers, backpacks, wide line or college loose leaf paper, Fiskars youth scissors (4, 7 inch or adult), protractors, calculators (basic of TI 3011), …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thousands of students throughout Maple Grove headed back to school Sept. 6.
Most of the schools in Maple Grove were back in session Sept. 6. Maple Grove Patch caught up with the students, families and staff at Elm Creek Elementary, part of the Osseo School District 279, as they began the first day of the 2011-2012 school year. Share your photos and video of the first day of school by uploading it to Maple Grove Patch. Be sure to check back and click through the photo gallery for pictures uploaded by others! What was your the most memorable part of the first day of school (present or past)? Share it in comments!