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If your student is not returning to Woodland this fall, for the 2018-2019 school year,

we would appreciate some information about your future plans.

By letting us know now we can start to accurately plan for next year. 

Please click here and fill out our form. 

Please return the form to school with your student.


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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. 



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






3rd – 5th grade Reading, April 3-13

3rd – 5th grade Math, April 17-27

It is very important that your child is at school for these assessments. Please look for information from your student’s classroom teacher for the exact days your student will test and avoid appointments or conflicts.

Here are a few suggestions for the day and morning before the test to ensure your child finds success:

  •  Make sure they get plenty of sleep
  •  Eat a good breakfast
  •  Get plenty of exercise
  •  Drink water
  •  Avoid family conflicts
  •  Encourage your child to do their very best

Here are even more ideas you could do over spring break.

          Don’t forget things like:

  •  Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything.
  •  Find key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
  •  Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked.
  •  If the test requires you to read passages and then answer questions about what you read,read the questions first.
  •  Look at all of the answers, use your knowledge to eliminate obvious wrong answers.
  •  Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect.
  •  If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again.


  •  Both you and your student write out all the strengths the child has in the subject area and share them with each other.
  •  Prepare a note of encouragement to send with your child on the day of testing.

Results of this test will be mailed to you from the district office at the beginning of the 18-19 school year.


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. 



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