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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 thisINFORMATIONAL FLYER




Join us at our


Woodland Kindergarten Orientation!  


WHEN:  Wednesday, March 21 5:30 - 6:30 pm

WHERE:  Woodland Cafeteria

WHO:  2018-2019 Kindergarten students and their Parents

Learn about a Kindergarten day

Meet Kindergarten teachers

Get information about school lunch and transportation

Do a Kindergarten Activity

Ride a bus

Get to know our Woodland office staff

Receive registration information from Kidstop - before and after school care


Enrollment paperwork can be turned in anytime at Woodland or at our district enrollment center!

Need an enrollment packet? 

Call our office at 763-315-6400





The Choir is made up of fourth and fifth graders who volunteer to be part of this incredible group.  They start practicing in early October for an hour one day a week before school.  Mrs. Burk and Mrs. Bordonaro lead the group. 

The choir repertoire consists of folk songs, art music, popular songs as well as songs from different cultures in foreign languages.  Students are challenged to sing in multiple parts in rounds, partner songs, and two-part songs. Participating in choir gives the singers an opportunity to perform for audiences at Woodland and in the community. It is our hope that the singers will not only sharpen their musical skills and develop good vocal practices, but make new friends as they share the joy of making music together.

On December 5th the choir gave three performances.  The first performance took place before school at Woodland Elementary for parents, staff, and Pre-K students.  Later in the morning the fourth and fifth graders boarded a bus and traveled down Oak Grove Parkway to St. Therese at Oxbow Lake where they performed for the residents at the care facility.  Once again, back on the bus, they landed at the ISD 279 Educational Service Center where they performed for district office staff. 




Cold weather has arrived!  Please make sure that all winter clothing is marked with your child's name.

Many students have similar looking outerwear and we would like to be able to help get items back to the

correct student when they are lost.  Write your child's name on the clothing label/tag in their coat and snow pants. 

If your student wears a sweatshirt or hoodie to school, we also request that you write their name on those items too.

First initial and last name are the most helpful.

It is time to bundle up in Minnesota!


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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-a-longs, 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

Toni Beckler