Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Oct. 27 event is geared towards families with children eligible to attend kindergarten in fall 2013.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Upcoming kindergartners and their families visited Oak View Elementary in Maple Grove for the Osseo School District 279 Kindergarten Information Fair.
Upcoming kindergarten students and families looking to attend a school in the Osseo School District attended the Kindergarten Information Fair Nov. 12 at Oak View Elementary in Maple Grove. During the event, families participated in a "treasure hunt" to learn more about the district's two magnet schools, Birch Grove Arts Magnet and Weaver Lake STEM Magnet, the day of a kindergartner, tuition-based all day kindergarten and before and after school child care. Clifford the Big Red Dog greeted the more than 600 people who attended the event at the District 279 school. Other activities during the fair included a book fair, school bus ride, face painting and fire truck visit. For information on enrolling in kindergarten in the Osseo School …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Some Maple Grove and Plymouth parents are paying more for all-day, educational kindergarten care in the Osseo School District 279.
Every year, a few hundred young children in Osseo School District 279 get more than the typical kindergarten experience. That’s because they participate in the district’s tuition-based, full-day kindergarten programs. Kindergarten Extra and Kindergarten Kidstop provide students with extended care and education. Though both programs have subtle differences, their popularity is steadily increasing among families in Maple Grove. “We wanted to give families more choices,” Gail Maus, Community Education Coordinator for the Osseo School District, said. “Many families in our school district are shopping for the best program for their children. Tuition-based kindergarten gives those families one more option to consider.” Kindergarten Extra just …