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About Park Brook 

Park Brook Elementary is located in the Hartkopf Neighborhood of Brooklyn Park directly across the street from Hartkopf Park and is part of the Osseo Area School District. There are approximately 300 students who attend Park Brook in Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. 

 

Park Brook Elementary is a school Focused on Fitness to increase academic growth and the health benefits for students.  Programs have been put into place before and after school to provide opportunities for students to move.  Each school day begins with a ‘Brain Boost’ to prepare students for learning and then throughout the day teachers incorporate additional ‘Brain Boosts’ for the purpose of increasing academic growth.

 

Throughout the year we offer a variety of activities before and after school for students. In addition to the fitness activities, we offer a choir, cooking classes, art classes and field trips outside of the regular school day.  The before and after school classes offered vary each year. There are several fitness field trips offered on weekends during the school year.

 

Staff members are dedicated to increasing the academic growth of each individual student. In December of 2013 Park Brook Elementary was named a Celebration School by the Minnesota Department of Education. This distinction is based upon academic growth students made and systems in place to meet the academic needs of the students. We carefully monitor the growth of all students, at all academic levels, with the goal of all students meeting or exceeding their expected academic growth.  Additional information regarding assessment scores can found towards the bottom of Mr. Taylor’s page.

 

In October of 2014 Park Brook Elementary was declared Celebration Eligible by the Minnesota Department of Education.  This distinction is based upon MCA scores from the spring of 2014. 

 

Please visit the different areas of our website to learn about academic offerings as well as extra-curricular opportunities.

 

 

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Office Staff      
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Pre-Kindergarten      
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Special Education Services      
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Specialists      
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Food Services      
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Boot Camp: Boot Camp is an after school physical fitness class held several times during the school year. The purpose of Boot Camp is to increase physical activity to increase academic growth, positive behaviors and physical health. 

5th Grade Extended Field Trip: Fifth-grade students will have an opportunity to participate in an extended learning experience outside of the school at Theodore Wirth Park.  Students will learn to mountain bike, canoe and other activities.

Morning Move:This is a before school exercise program on Mondays, and  Wednesdays. The purpose is to prepare students for learning.  Morning Move is offered a couple of times during the school year in five or six-week sessions.

Woodworking:Each classroom has the opportunity throughout the year to participate in a woodworking class. Students are guided through a project so they can learn how to use a saw, measure, hammer, and so on.

Park Brook Choir: Students in grades 4 and 5 can participate in the Park Brook Choir. The choir rehearses Thursdays after school and then performs both at the school and at other venues.

Siblings’ Club: Siblings of students in the choir are welcome to join the Siblings’ Club.  This activity meets during rehearsals on Thursdays after school providing activities that expand experiences for students involved.  This club will not necessarily meet during choir performances which extend beyond the regularly scheduled rehearsal times; families are responsible for providing supervision for younger siblings when the choir performs.

Wellness Committee: Students in grades 4and 5 can join the Wellness Committee. The Wellness Committee is responsible for moving forward the wellness initiative.   This committee meets one-a-month before school.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to join this committee!

Double Dutch:Students in grades 4 and 5 can try out for the Double Dutch Team. Students practice twice-per-week before school. This team is sponsored by the American Heart Association. The team travels to other schools to kick-off the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser.

Cooking: Cooking classes which incorporate learning how to cook and culinary vocabulary are offered for different grade levels at different times during the school year.

Arts and Crafts: Several arts and craft classes will be offered after school during the school year.

Counseling:Counseling services are available for families and students needing support for a variety of reasons.

MN Math Corps, MN Reading Corps, and Title I: These services are available to support students at Park Brook who need additional academic support to meet standards.

In addition to the above activities which are specific to Park Brook Elementary, Park Brook Elementary offers all district programs such as Gifted Education, band, and orchestra.

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Mr. Taylor

Mission Bay High, San Diego, California

Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University

Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University

Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University

 

Greetings, Park Brook Families,

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  After 50 years, while there are changes in our country, his dreams have not been realized.

On Monday, January 15 school will not be in session in honor of his birthday, however, I truly wonder how many actually stop to think about why we have the day off from school.  Is it, unfortunately, just a day to have off of school or work?   When I think of honor, I think of giving credit to him for his ideals and dreams, keeping his dream alive in our daily lives, and so on.  I do not believe that he lived and ultimately died so that we could have a national holiday, but rather, he lived with the longing to see all members of our community enjoy and participate in opportunities in our community and country.

Here at Park Brook I am blessed to work with students who represent cultures from around the world, representing students of all colors. My passion is to have my students have access to all opportunities, and to be able to live out their dreams.  I deeply desire that their skin color not be a road block in any way, but that in our country, they would live out their dreams.

I feel so fortunate to have community organizations come alongside us to work with us in our endeavors.  In a sense, I see myself as a facilitator of offering and encouraging opportunities for our students.  For example, we have the opportunity to have students participate in the Loppet Foundation events (cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, mountain biking, and canoeing) throughout the year.  I do not have the notion that all of our students will want to participate in these events throughout their lives, but some hopefully will.  We also have the opportunity to have students participate in running events with Twin Cities in Motion.  There are some students who will want to enter into running events throughout their lives, and others who simply try these events.  While I believe fitness is essential, I also believe that creating opportunities for all of my students to have access to events in our community is vitally important for the students as individuals, closing the achievement gap, the opportunity gap, and creating a community where all people of all races are included.

Our Focus on Fitness is designed to create a school with high academic growth and positive behaviors.  The research is clear that increasing movement and fitness increases academic growth and positive behaviors.  I decided to take Park Brook Elementary in this direction based upon my desire to see all of my students, of all races, achieve and be prepared to achieve their ever-changing dreams

While I have discussed our fitness opportunities above and believe fitness is important, the purpose stretches beyond fitness in and of itself.  The fitness prepares all of us physically to increase learning, increase focus, and can be a means to increase connections to the community.

In addition to our fitness, we have woodworking and choir, to name a couple of specific opportunities, as I want students to have a well-rounded education.

Fun is important to me.  While not everything we do in school will be fun, I want kids to come to school and truly have a good time.  I believe that a fun environment creates a culture for learning. Learning can be, and should be fun.  I will also say that there will be subjects that are more of a challenge for some, and not as enjoyable for some. I have not discussed our academic growth, specifically reading and math, and I want our growth to be some of the highest in the district.

I am horrified by the academic achievement gap.  I can talk about the academic achievement gap, worry about it, and the reality is that it will not change unless I do something about it.  For too long I believe we have created schools, and perhaps with good intentions, that have focused strictly on reading and math and ultimately caused schools to be unpleasant places for a number of students, especially our students of color.  One of my goals is to create a learning environment that truly causes students to enjoy being in school.

This brings me back to honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.  As I mentioned, I truly enjoy being at Park Brook Elementary.  I welcome conversations about race and how we can continue to transform Park Brook to be a school where we live out Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream. 

As I mentioned, I find myself to be a facilitator of opportunities for my students.  Mr. Paul Strand, woodworking teacher, presented the idea to me and I have helped facilitate the woodworking classes opportunity for students.  Mrs. Sheryl Ebert, former music teacher, brought forth the idea of an after school choir, which meets every Thursday after school.  I anticipate that our school will continue to evolve over the years, with ever-changing opportunities for our students.

As I reflect upon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream, I first have to look to myself and not just my desires and words, but my actions. 

Serving the Precious Students of Park Brook,

Mr. Taylor

 

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Academic Growth

2016-2017

Math:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal of all schools,

*Highest percentage when looking at only Title I Schools,

*3rd grade had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Hispanic students had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*EL students had the second highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Special education students had the 3rd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth.

Reading:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in reading on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*Tied for 6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth; highest percentage when looking only at Title I Schools,

*5th grade tied for 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches tied for the highest growth with another school,

*Tied for fifth-highest percentile change.

During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate.  (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,

*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,

*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs, 3rd and 6th grades;

#2 in reading for all students;

#2 in math for students beginning in lowest quartile;

#3 in math for Black students;

#3 in reading for students beginning in highest quartile;

#4 in math for 3rd grade;

#5 in math for all students.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs;

#2 in reading for all students, Hispanic students, and grades 4 and 5;

#2 in math  for grade 3;

#3 in reading for grade 3;

#4 in math for Hispanic and White students.

Among all elementary schools in the district, Park Brook ranked among the highest in the percent of students who met academic growth goals in 2012-2013:

#1 in reading and #1 in math (grade 5);

#1 in reading and #2 in math (grade 6);

#2 in reading (all students);

#2 in reading (special education students);

#3 in math (all students).

During the 2011-12 school year, Park Brook posted the highest academic growth rate in reading for English Language Learners, sixth-graders, and students receiving free or reduced lunches.

 
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School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Map

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-6870
Attendance
763-549-2408

General Fax 
763-549-2410

School Leadership

Principal
Scott Taylor