Weather related school closings  To help our families plan ahead in case of weather related school closings, Fridley Public Schools has put together the following information on its website...

    • MonDec18 ECFE Classes closed
    • MonDec18 Early Childhood Screening 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMFridley Community Center
    • MonDec18 Stevenson PTO Executive Board Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMStevenson Elementary
    • MonDec18 Stevenson PTO Budget and General Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMStevenson Elementary
    • TueDec19 ECFE Classes closed

Fridley Event Services

Looking for a place to host your next event?

Rental opportunities are available through Fridley Event Services. Our facilities are an excellent option for any group large or small!

Whether you are planning to host a conference, banquet, meeting, training, private party, performance (theatre, dance, and concert) or athletic event we have the space that is right for you! Our facilities are conveniently located, easily-accessible and fully serviced.

We can accommodate groups looking for a location to meet once, weekly, monthly, or annually. Our service stands out because of the personal attention our customers receive in all phases of the planning process as well as during and after their event.

Our goal is to partner with you in each stage of the planning process to ensure your event is the absolute best it can be!

Our facilites inlcude the following amentities:
• LCD projection equipment and screen
• Sound system
• Wireless microphones
• High speed, wireless internet

Information, Tours and Bookings

Stephen Keeler, Coordinator
Fridley Community Center
6085 Seventh Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5106

Dan Wold, Auditorium & Events Coordinator
Fridley District Auditorium
6000 West Moore Lake Drive
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5631

Locations

FRIDLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

6085 Seventh Street NE Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately one mile
north of Highway 694 on 61st Ave NE

FRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL

6000 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 1/2 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.

FRIDLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

6100 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 3/4 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.


Congratulations to Andrea Baker, Fridley Public Schools December 2017 Employee of the Month! Andrea is the district’s finance specialist who works primarily in special education billing.

“Andrea is a very supportive colleague,” said Stephanie Warner, Fridley High School’s Work Based Learning Teacher. “She has the best interest of students in mind while completing her job in an efficient manner,” she said.

Andrea came to Fridley Public Schools in 2013 in a newly created position of finance specialist. She previously worked in the special education department at Edina Public Schools.

“The finance specialist position was created to ensure that we were using special revenue in the most effective manner,” said Matthew Hammer, district director of business and finance. Special revenue includes title programs, integration funding and special education funding, areas that Andrea had experience and expertise, Hammer added. “She has done an outstanding job of maximizing all available funding the district is entitled to and ensuring that students have the resources thy need to be successful at school,” Hammer said.

Warner added that Andrea’s skills and knowledge, beyond those of finance, has helped make the Special Services department run smoothly and effectively. She takes on more work to help others out and get the job done. “She displays all the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile attributes in her work and interaction with others,” she said.

Laura Seifert-Hertling, the district’s director of special services, said that Andrea is highly knowledgeable (an IB Learner Profile trait) in her field, and does her job with a high level of integrity. “She is one of those people who you know will get the job done,” said Seifert-Hertling, adding that Andrea’s knowledge of finance far exceeds anyone else that she has ever worked with. “Her diligent approach to problem solving and thinking creatively, continue to align funding that support many of our programs and students,” she said.

Andrea’s colleagues across multiple departments agree that she is a tremendous asset to the district. She is efficient, smart, quick-thinking, and approaches her work with a holistic view that looks at the big picture to be able to help make the smaller pieces that contribute to the larger picture work efficiently.

“Many administrators in the district confidently look up to Andrea to help problem solve some of our most complicated and challenging funding issues,” said Hammer. “With her immense knowledge on special revenue and her can-do attitude, she has helped save thousands of dollars for the district,” he said.

Seifert-Hertling echoed the same sentiments. “Bottom line is Andrea can figure almost anything out if it is a good thing for kids,” she said.


District staff surprised Finance Specialist Andrea Baker with her December Employee of the Month award on December 6, 2017.

Fridley High School’s Spanish Club is making a considerable dent on behalf of the homeless this holiday season.

For the fourth year in a row, the club held a clothing drive to benefit the PRISM thrift shop.  About 25 bags filled with clothes and shoes for all ages were collected in early December throughout the high school.  Those clothes can be given to those in need or sold at PRISM’s thrift store, which, in turn, raises funds for food and services for the homeless.

Advisors Emily Latzka and Liz Winkelman worked with students on the campaign.  Latzka noted her entire car was full of the bags of clothing, ready to be delivered.

“Our Spanish Club kids are awesome,” Latzka said.  “It’s important to both Lizzie and I that community service is part of the club.  We cook and have activities together, but we also talk about ways to help out our fellow community members.”

This fall, club members also raised money for earthquake relief in Mexico by selling Fridley Tiger tattoos.  A friendly competition was added to this service project, as the first class period that brought in the most clothes would win doughnuts to share.

Winkelman underscored the positive impact the clothing drive had on club members.  “Our kids love the drive and have fun looking through all of the different style,” Winkelman said.  “They genuinely love doing things that help the community!”

The Fridley Area Learning Center E-lympics team took 3rd place honors in the December 7, 2017 state competition.

E-lympics is a semi-annual trivia competition sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs.  The event pits the state’s area learning centers against each other in a friendly and educational contest.  Topics include algebra, geography, literature, biology, art, sports and Minnesota history.  Teams are allowed to use their internet savvy skills to help them find answers.

Three questions are immediately posted as competition begins, with one additional question posted every five minutes.  Teams have up to 30 minutes from the time each question is posted to submit and answer for that question.  At the 90-minute mark, the session’s three final questions are posted and the teams have 30 more minutes to complete their submissions.

This was the third competition for the Fridley crew, and they went up against 27 other teams.  The students were led by math teacher Jennifer Pearson.

“I believe our students demonstrated great enthusiasm while participating this year,” Pearson said.  “Their sense of camaraderie was very encouraging as they divided questions among the team based on students’ interests and strengths and celebrated each other’s victories.”

The team will head into competition again this spring.

Front row, l to r: Ciara Heflin, Karie Heflin, Shakira Chapman, Ashley Romero Enriquez

Back row, l to r: Danielle Horton, Evan Kraus-Jensen

Not pictured: Shane Asplund, AJ Foster, Dae’John Purnell, Sumaya Yusuf

 

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