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The students at Woodland Elementary will participate in the Fun Run to raise money for the PTO.  Woodland PTO purchases technology and materials for the classrooms, supervision for the playground, and part of our Volunteer Coordinator.  The money the PTO gives the school also ensures that student events like Musicals, 5th Grade Commencement, I Love to Read Month, Unity Day, Patrols, Brooklyn Middle Visit, and Family Movie Night continue to happen.

Our goal for the Fun Run is to raise $20,000, about $50 per student.  Pledges can be made online at the website or by giving a cash donation or check to Woodland PTO in your student's donation envelope. Donation envelopes came home with students on Friday, September 14th.

  • If Woodland reaches its goal of $20,000, Mr. Nelson will become a human ice cream sundae!
  • $100 club – If students raise $100 in pledges, they will participate in our $100 Run of Champions through the halls of Woodland Elementary (all members of a family will run if the family raises $100 combined)
  • Great Prizes for the top money raisers

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For the second year in a row, Osseo Area Schools was well represented at the Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em event, held Feb. 23 at the University of Minnesota.

Sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, this annual event challenges participants to create bridges using toothpicks and glue. Structures are judged on their strength, creativity, weight and aesthetics. Nearly 100 Osseo students participated this year, representing Basswood, Birch Grove, Fernbrook, Park Brook, Rush Creek, and Woodland elementary schools.  

When the final bridges were busted, several students from Osseo Area Schools took home awards, including (click students' names for photos):

“I utilize the Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em process to encourage thinkers to be creative with their use of mathematical, scientific and technological concepts,” said Robin Moe, talent development, academic challenge and gifted support specialist at Edinbrook and Woodland elementary schools. “As students reflect upon engineering concepts in their design of a bridge…they inevitably experience many failures which help to develop confidence as learners. It is important for them to recognize failure as a learning tool, as well as acknowledge a need to maintain a growth mindset in all they do as lifelong learners.”

PHOTO: Robin Moe—talent development, academic challenge and gifted support specialist at Woodland Elementary—poses with the Woodland students who competed at the 2018 Build 'Em & Bust 'Em event at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 23. 

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Woodland Elementary is the newest elementary building in District 279 serving over 780 students in Pre-K to grade 5.  We serve the academic needs of all our students through school-wide intervention and extension programs based on a Response to Intervention model.

We positively impact behavior through restorative action as we encourage our community to be Safe, Own their actions, Act with leadership, and to be Resourceful.

We build community through school-wide celebrations and sing-alongs, student service projects, buddy classrooms, WDTV live news broadcasts, musical performances, student leadership teams, and PTO events. Please take time to learn more about our campus community and call us to schedule a visit.

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School Info

Woodland Elementary
4501 Oak Grove Parkway
Brooklyn Park MN 55443


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

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-315-6400, ext 0
763-315-6400, ext 1

General Fax Number

School Leadership

Rob Nelson