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Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. 
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. 
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair! 

Link to Book Fair Website


Position title: PreK Literacy Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps

Join us as we head back to school! Zanewood Community School is looking for caring adults to serve with Minnesota Reading Corps and help kids become successful readers. You’ll work directly with students every school day, during school hours, August - June. We’re looking to fill these positions:

-PreK Literacy Tutor


Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents and retirees. With training, support from onsite coaches and evidence-based strategies, Reading Corps tutors are well-equipped to change lives. No previous teaching experience necessary!

Tutors earn a living allowance, education award (up to $5,920) to repay student loans or pay tuition, and federal student loan forbearance. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance and child care assistance. To learn how you can join our team as a Reading Corps tutor, visit

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 866-859-2825.

Remember: Applicants MUST apply via the Reading Corps website.

Published on Oct 9, 2017
Zanewood Community School in Brooklyn Park challenged its students to get creative and engineer a design made primarily out of cardboard. Young students came through with some impressive results.


zanewood student holding magnetsHalfway through the second year of its schoolwide focus on STEAM integration, Zanewood Community School is offering more opportunities and greater support to students—thanks in part to a thriving collaboration with Boston Scientific in Maple Grove.

Since 2016, Boston Scientific has helped champion Zanewood’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) efforts. The support has been far-reaching and includes donations of $1,500 per year for the past two years. This has allowed Zanewood staff to develop a variety of STEAM integration classroom kits; enhance their STEAM library; and create a textiles lab and virtual reality lab within the school’s Makerspace.

“Boston Scientific is an amazing community partner that supports our STEAM program through donations of supplies, equipment and time,” said Kathryn Clingan, STEAM program coordinator at Zanewood Community School. “They believe in us.”

In addition to monetary support, donations from Boston Scientific employees come in the form of guiding Zanewood’s Lego Robotics League teams and leading courses during the Scholars’ Choice Days that take place throughout the year. Last year, the organization even sponsored a trip for Zanewood fifth-graders to attend the movie “Hidden Figures.”

“With the support from Boston Scientific, the opportunities for our students are endless!” added Chelsea Savino, fifth-grade teacher at Zanewood. “As a result, Zanewood students see themselves as scientists and are developing a sense of confidence in their ability to succeed at anything.”

PHOTO: Zanewood second-grader Axel Assogbda learns with magnets in the school's Makerspace.

Published on Sep 26, 2017
Brooklyn Park's Zanewood Community School has that shiny, new look and feel this school year. Facility renovations added up to $4 million. It transformed this 1960's era elementary school in the Osseo School District into a modern space for 425 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. "The kids were so excited to see the building this year," said Zanewood Principal Mike Savage during a recent tour of the school with CCX News. "This is unrecognizable from last year: new lockers, new tiling, bright colors in the hallway." There's a level of excitement at this school that stretches beyond building improvements. Zanewood is picking up steam, and you can feel it. "The word that pops into my mind right away is innovation," said Savage. "Innovative, hardworking, passionate, and I'm not just talking about the staff, I'm talking about the kids as well." Two years ago, the school changed its direction after struggling with lagging test scores that teachers knew didn't reflect their students' ability. "The reason we were doing this was to grow our students because the other methods weren't working," said Kathryn Clingan, Zanewood's STEAM Program Coordinator. The school decided to develop a STEAM program, infusing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math into the everyday with hands-on lessons and problem-based learning. Even before the school introduced the STEAM program, Zanewood Community School already had good things going for it. "I always felt like this was the place for my kids," said Yosha Scott, a mother of three. Scott and her husband, Deandre have two kids currently at Zanewood, and their oldest daughter already went through the school. "Zanewood has great teachers, great staff," said Yosha Scott. Students at Zanewood represent a wide variety of different cultures, and those backgrounds are celebrated at school assemblies each month, where good leadership and character is also rewarded. "This is a gold ticket," said Savage, showing and explaining to our news crew an incentive program the school uses with students. "A gold ticket is something we give our kids and the kids collect them through the school year. It's an identification for when they do something good in our building." So now back to a progress report on the school's new STEAM program, two years in. Spoiler alert: the news is encouraging. "We took a look at our test scores, our high stakes test scores, [they're] on the rise," said Clingan. "We have made transformational growth in a number of our categories, so that told us, what we're doing is working and we want to continue." As part of the STEAM program, Zanewood also has a community partnership with Boston Scientific that provides some funding and includes local professionals visiting the school from the medical technology industry. Alexandra Renslo reporting Learn about our mobile app - CCX Media is on Comcast xfinity and CenturyLink prism in the Northwest Suburbs of Minneapolis and includes the cities Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.

School Info

Zanewood Community School
7000 Zane Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN  55429

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


Phone & Fax

School Office

General Fax 


School Leadership

Adrain Pendelton

Assistant Principal
Courtney Gulyard