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Homeless Information


Your child might qualify as “homeless” even if they have a place to sleep at night.  There are many ways that the law defines homelessness.  Many of us think of homeless people as those who live in a car, park, public space, or similar setting.  People living in those situations are certainly homeless.

You might not realize, though, that it also includes children who:

  • are sharing someone else’s residence due to loss of housing for certain reasons;
  • are living in a public or private place not normally used for sleeping; or
  • are migrants and living in conditions similar to those described above.

Homeless children have important rights related to their education
Under federal law, children in homeless situations have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
  • Attend either the local school or their school of origin
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Enroll in school right away, even if some records are missing or incomplete
  • Participate in all school activities while records are being transferred between schools
  • Have access to the same programs and services available to other students
  • Attend school with children not experiencing homelessness

    Call the Osseo Area Schools Enrollment Center: 763-585-7350

    (Interpreter help available in spoken Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese, Laotian, Thai and Liberian English).

Community Resources: 
Community Emergency Assistance Program Inc. 763-466-9600          
First Call for Help:  612-335-5000/or 211
Metro Shelter Hotline: 1-888-234-1329


Garden City Volunteers

Garden City Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome Volunteers!

Welcome to Garden City Elementary Volunteer web page. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at our school and we need your time and talents to help support student success. The volunteer opportunities range from one-time events to on-going individual activities. If you are considering volunteering at Garden City, we must have an application and background disclosure page on file.

Our goal is to give parents and community members the opportunity to get involved in the education of our students and no level of involvement is too little!

Check out our volunteer program:

Look over our list of  Volunteer Opportunities 

(click here to look at the volunteer opportunities)

Complete our Volunteer Application

(click here to print out the volunteer application)

For more information on volunteering or if you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator:

Volunteer Coordinator: Julie Linder

763-549-2365 (Monday–Friday, 9:30-3:30)

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Together we make a world of difference!

Literacy Websites

Literacy Websites

Great Reading   Websites


Garden City website


Tumblebooks is where children have fun learning to read.


PBS Kids has some great stories to listen to and reading games to play.


Enjoy stories read out loud online by actors.


Children's Storybooks Online has books for children to read.


International Children's Digital Library has books to read in many languages including Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Farsi, and others.


RIF "Leading to Reading": rhymes, songs, games and more for ages 0-5 as well as articles and information for adults




RIF " Reading Planet" for ages 6-15


RIF stories in English and Spanish is a website for Latino families to help build literacy skills


MysteryNet's Kids Mysteries has scary stories and mysteries to solve for kids


Bilingual (Spanish and English) reading support for parents.



  • Laidlaw Education Services

    Champlin Terminal: (763) 421-5785

    Brooklyn Park Terminal: (763) 533-0313
  • Metropolitan Transportation Network

    Fridley Terminal: (763) 571-1541

  • Movin' On Inc.

    Blaine Terminal: (763) 784-7111


School Info

Garden City Elementary
3501 65th Ave N
Brooklyn Center MN  55429

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone & Fax

School Office

General Fax 

School Leadership

David Branch