Classroom Greeting Pages



+May Orchestra News


This has been a wonderful school year. Our 5th grade students have gone from knowing nothing about playing in orchestra to being able to play songs in four part harmony! Our 6th grade students have learned many new skills, perfected their playing, and learned more about how to work and play in a large group orchestra setting. It has been very exciting watching all of the students learn and grow.


Please remember that we still have Tour Day coming up in May and your child will need to have their permission slip turned in and money for their lunch in their pockets. With that in mind, please be aware that ALL SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED DURING THE FOLLOWING WEEK.


Parents, please keep in mind that your student has grown over the school year and will continue to grow over the summer. Many students will need to trade their current instrument for a larger size for next year. I am more than willing to measure your child now and let you know what size will be needed for fall. Please either send me an e-mail or have your child ask me to measure him/her in class. It is in your best interest to secure the new instrument size for your child before the middle of August. There are many more choices available from local instrument dealers before the new students are trying to secure theirs in the fall.


Thank you, parents, for all of the time and effort you spent helping your child practice and driving to concerts and rehearsals this year. Without you, we couldn’t do it!


Joseph Krueger

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Focus on Fitness Initiative





WCCO News:  Recess Before Lunch     January 15, 2015 (2 min 45 sec)

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TOP Class Environmental Video     May 4, 2014     (3 min 54 sec)

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Focus on Fitness on Twelve News     May 14, 2013      ( 2 min 5 sec)

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Park Brook Double Dutch on KARE 11        March 18, 2013 (3 min 13 sec)

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4th Grade Square Dancing Demonstration    March 8, 2012      (1 min 12 sec)

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5th and 6th Grade Tinikling Demonstration         March 8, 2012          (1 min 22 sec)

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1st Grade Phonics Dance          2012          (2 min 48 sec) 

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Courtesy          January 2012          (16 sec)

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Park Brook Wellness Committee     March 2012          (46 sec)

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 Welcome Title I Families!


Mrs. Beczkalo

Coon Rapids Senior High School, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, St. Cloud State University

Masters of Science in Elementary Education, University of Minnesota


Mrs. Rachor

Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, Minnesota

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Minnesota

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, St. Mary’s University


For more information regarding the Title I program at Park Brook Elementary and District 279, please click on the link below:

District 279 Title I Information



Greetings Title I Families,

The purpose of the Title I program at Park Brook Elementary is to provide an opportunity for students who are below grade level to exceed their expected growth to bring them closer or to grade level.  The expectation is that all students will be academically proficient.

The math program consists primarily of a pre-teaching model.  This method is designed to expose the students to the skills and objectives that will be presented in the students homeroom so that when they are in class they are prepared to fully comprehend the lesson.

The reading program uses a variety of programs based upon the grade of the students.  The intent is to provide additional reading instruction so that all students meet or exceed their expected growth.

We encourage you to have your child read every night.  Reading is the only way to make academic growth in reading.  Reading to your child is also very beneficial and a great way to spend quality time with your child.

Our desire is for your children to be academically successful. Please contact us at anytime if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s Title I programming.

In late fall we host a Title I Breakfast to share about our program, however, Park Brook has a number of activities for parents and we encourage you to participate.

Mrs. Beczkalo

Mrs. Rachor


Questions about Title I:

The Minnesota Parent Center is available to families as a resource if you have questions about the Title I program that cannot be resolved at the building or district level.

The Minnesota Parent Center is a statewide project designed to help families and schools build stronger ties to benefit students. We help parents be strong partners in their children's education and encourage community involvement to help all children succeed at school. We can answer questions and help you solve school-related problems.



Welcome to the Media Center!

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Johnson

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Ms. Johnson

Hawley High School, Hawley, MN

Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Master of Library Science in Education, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN




Mr. Christlieb

Bemidji High School, Bemidji, Minnesota

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bemidji State University

Master of Science in Physical Education, University of Minnesota


Students at Park Brook Elementary participate in physical education every other day. The program is twofold: skill building and physical fitness. The Focus on Fitness initiative is designed to increase movement and fitness levels while the physical education program also incorporates skill development.

The physical education program along with Park Brook's Morning Move, Double Dutch Team, and Boot Camps prepare students to meet the requirements for the Park Brook’s Physical Fitness Standards.  The standards can be found on the home page, Focus on Fitness page, or by clicking on the runner at the bottom of this page. 

Park Brook Elementary offers a number of physical fitness field trips throughout the year as part of our Focus on Fitness initiative.  Details pertaining to field trips are advertised on our morning news program, scrolling announcements throughout the building, Wednesday Envelopes, and so on.  With field trips outside of the school day we do have deadlines for students to turn in permission slips as we need to register students, ensure we have enough staff chaperoning, organize groups, and order busses.  For some field trips we do have what we call a ‘commitment fee’ which students receive back if they participate, or let us know the day before if they are not able to attend which allows us to time to adjust registration numbers, and so on; commitment fees are generally for field trips that occur on Saturdays.

We encourage you to spend time as a family getting exercise. Play outside, go for walks, and just have fun!  In addition, it allows you to have undistracted time to talk with your child.  The exercise is good for us physically and prepares students for learning!

When students come to physical education class they are expected to have shoes that allow them to safely participate. It is a good idea for students to keep a pair of tennis shoes in their backpacks so they are prepared. 


School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428

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


Phone & Fax

School Office

General Fax 

School Leadership

Scott Taylor