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The Children’s Defense Fund - Freedom Schools program provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes towards learning. Children are taught using a model pedagogy that supports children and families around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and nutrition, health and mental health.


Quick Notes about Freedom Schools

  • Freedom Schools is 6 weeks Free Summer Program that focuses on Literacy
  • Daily incorporation of STEAM, weekly field trips, and culturally-responsive activities during the afternoon session
  • Although, it’s a literacy program and data demonstrates significant growth; it is not a reading intervention program
  • Servant Leader Interns (SLI) receive intense training to instruct 1:10 student ratio
  • Children of Color greatly benefit from all of the cultural responsive practices, literature, experiences, etc.
  • It is not limited to children of color.

June 18-July 26

Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm
Application is ONLINE only
Must have completed grades Kindergarten through 7th grade
Must be currently enrolled in Osseo Area Schools

For more information, please see this INFORMATIONAL FLYER



This year the Basswood PTO is adding a Science Project Expo to the Basswood Family Math and Science Night to provide an opportunity for all 3rd - 5th grade students to participate in a STEM event.

This is a research and experiment event allowing students to implement what they have learned in class about the Scientific Method. Students can work alone or with one partner. They will put together a proposal and submit it for approval just like real scientists.

3rd Grade Scientists will research a science topic of interest and create a poster to demonstrate knowledge gained to display for judges as well as attendees of the Basswood Family Math and Science Night.

4th and 5th Grade Scientists will use the Scientific Method to investigate a topic of interest, complete research and experiments, write a lab report, and create a presentation board to use while presenting to judges as well as attendees of the Basswood Family Math and Science Night.

All students will have their work evaluated based on criteria given to them in their Science Project Expo Packet. Students meeting every criterion will earn a blue ribbon. Students meeting most of the criteria will receive a red ribbon. During the Expo, one student from each grade will be drawn for a Super Science Prize..

Important Dates:

December 20           Project Packets sent home to all 3-5 graders
January 12 Project Proposal due to Basswood 
January 19 Proposals returned to Scientists
January 26 Revised proposals due to Basswood 
March 1 Science Projects judged at Basswood
March 6 Basswood Family Math and Science Night


For more information, please select the options below:

VIDEO - This video is an example of how to talk through finding a science project.  Watch Basswood students in action as they brainstorm ideas!







Event Date: February 1-28


Please Help to Support Basswood!
100% of proceeds go directly to Basswood!

* Library Books and materials
* Paraprofessional Staffing
* Technology Purchases
* Naturalist Program
* Other Academic & Culutural Enhancements.

Promote "at-home" reading! 

Students will be collecting donations from family and friends during February.  

Donations can also be made directly from this website through PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below.  

Please put your student’s name in the ADD SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SELLER section so we can make sure they get credit!

Thank you for your support of Basswood Elementary School!



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Please make sure to mark your PayPal Donations on your Read-a-thon envelope by writing "PayPal" next to the pledge amount.
Thank you!

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Show your school spirit by participating in the upcoming Spirit Days. 
They are listed on the school calendar. 
Our next spirit day will be held on Friday, February 23.  
Please show your School Spirit by dressing as your favorite book character!










School Info

Basswood Elementary
15425 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove MN 55311

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-494-3858, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Patrick Smith

Assistant Principal
Steve Schwartz