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Osseo Area Schools will provide free meals to children through Tuesday June 30 at the sites listed below. Five sites will continue meal service into July and or August, refer to the site below for specifics. Cold breakfasts and lunches will be provided at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger, at 13 designated sites.

If you cannot pick up meal(s) from one of our designated sites, please complete this form or call 763-391-7244 (alternate delivery options may be available through June 30). 

Meals are available as follows:

Monday through Friday at the following locations, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., cold lunch that also includes cold breakfast for the following morning. On Fridays you will receive meals for Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday.

Meals should be picked up at the front entrance of the school unless otherwise specified.

  • Birch Grove Elementary: 4690 Brookdale Drive, Brooklyn Park 55443
  • Crest View Elementary: 8200 Zane Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 55443 (Meals will continue to offered at this site through August 13)
  • Edinbrook Elementary: 8925 Zane Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 55443
  • Garden City Elementary: 3501 65thAvenue North, Brooklyn Center 55429  (Meals will continue to offered at this site through August 13)
  • Park Brook Elementary: 7400 Hampshire Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 55428 (Meals will continue to offered at this site through July 16)
  • Weaver Lake Elementary: 15900 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove 55311
  • Woodland Elementary: 4501 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park 55443
  • Zanewood Community School: 7000 Zane Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 55429
  • North View Middle School: 5869 69th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 55429 (Meals will continue to offered at this site through August 13)
  • Maple Grove Middle School: 7000 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove 55369
  • Maple Grove Senior High: 9800 Fernbrook Lane, Maple Grove 55369 (Beginning June 8th please pick up meals at door E located off the north parking lot by the tennis courts)
  • Park Center Senior High: 7300 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park 55443 (Meals will continue to offered at this site through July 16)
  • Osseo Education Center: 324 6th Avenue NE, Osseo 55369

Meals will be provided at no charge to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and all meals will meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Logo SqWebThe Unified Schools program in Osseo Area Schools recently received recognition from Special Olympics Minnesota for creating opportunities for inclusion to thrive throughout the district.

An initiative of Special Olympics, Unified Schools brings special education and general education students together for more inclusive learning opportunities—including Unified culinary arts classes, Unified art classes, and Unified physical education classes.

In just two years, all four District 279 middle schools and three comprehensive high schools have reached the status of Unified Champion School, meaning they are school climates where "students with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in, and feel a part of, all activities, opportunities and functions," according to the program website.

"Our relationship with Unified Schools has been a game-changer for our students and families," said Jan Bitzer, student services coordinator in Osseo Area Schools. "It has been inspiring to see students form bonds with kids that they may not have had the chance to get to know without Unified Schools."

This rings especially true for Ben Mildebrandt, a student at Maple Grove Senior High. In what used to be his least favorite class, Ben now looks forward to attending Unified physical education with peers that have become friends because of the connections he has made through the program, according to his mom, Kari Mildebrandt.

In addition to the Unified class offerings, Kari noted that students at Maple Grove Senior High also created "Club US," a Special Olympics Minnesota Unified Club that focuses on building an inclusive environment for all students and staff at the school. The group plans events such as Halloween parties and a Unified Meet and Greet, and also participates in Special Olympics Minnesota's Polar Plunge event to raise money for Unified programming.

"This group [Club US] has done an incredible job of making all students feel part of the school community," she added.

Kari co-chairs the district's Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and said she is impressed by the Unified Schools programming she sees throughout Osseo Area Schools.

"It has been so fun to watch 'the magic' of inclusion and Unified Schools unfold," she said. "The positive feedback from students, parents and staff has been overwhelming. We are so grateful for the Unified Schools program and for the students and staff who make inclusion a reality every day!"

For Heidi Segedy, SEAC co-chair, Special Olympics' recognition of Osseo's Unified Schools program simply reinforces the positive feedback she hears from families districtwide.

"Unified [Schools] is a bridge that goes in both directions and creates a connection between students of all types," she said. "Unified has a history and template that ensures success and that has allowed us to create inclusive opportunities."

More to explore: Watch a Feb. 2019 CCX News School Spotlight on the Unified Schools program at Osseo Middle.