SPOTLIGHT

    • WedJul04 NO SCHOOL -4th of July (Tiger Club CLOSED)
    • TueJul17 School Board Meeting 5:30 PMFridley City Hall

Summer construction projects are now ongoing at Fridley High School, Fridley Middle School and Fridley Community Center. For parents and students who use the parking lots during the summer months, view the map below to know which areas are permitted for parking.

Parking Lot Projects:

High School Parking Lot Resurfacing

• North parking lot (north of the football field) will be resurfaced and curb replaced.
• East parking lot (front of the building) will also be resurfaced and expanded.
• Door 3 (southeast corner) will be summer access for staff and public. The City of Fridley will also be doing construction on West Moore Lake Drive so parking on the street may be restricted. Please watch for any detour signs that may be posted by the City.


Middle School Parking Resurfacing

  • East parking lot will be resurfaced with additional sidewalks added to provide for safer student drop-off by parents. Jersey barriers currently in place will be replaced with sidewalks.

Thank you for your assistance in ensuring the safety of all students during the summer months.

 

Proud parents and families watched their kindergarten-ready 4-year-olds graduate from Fridley Preschool on June 7, 2018. The 114 preschool students, who will make up the future class of 2031, happily waved and smiled at their parents as they lined the stage, sporting their own self-decorated graduation caps.

Graduation ceremonies were held for both the morning and afternoon preschool sessions. Students performed songs they had practiced in class and walked across the stage as teachers presented them with certificates.

In 2016, the state initiated the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. The funding allowed Fridley Public Schools to provide its high-quality early learning programming at no cost to families. Fridley Preschool is a 4-star Parent Aware-rated program and ensures that the district’s earliest learners are ready as they step foot into kindergarten.

The program also focuses on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Transdisciplinary Themes and Learner Profile values. This readily prepares 3- and 4-year-old students to begin their IB journey at Fridley Public Schools. The IB curriculum framework prepares students for college and careers with rigorous coursework through the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme. IB, an inquiry-led, framework, provides a holistic educational experience by focusing on developing the “whole child.”

“We have a very strong program that we are proud to offer our families,” said Preschool Principal Jason Bodey. “Fridley Preschool provides a great foundation for our students in the district. They begin the IB process, and our students walk into kindergarten already knowing the IB language and concepts. It really sets them up for success.”

Early Childhood Coordinator Renee Sorgenfrie was instrumental in the beginning of Fridley’s VPK program in fall 2016. She emphasized the advantage that Fridley Preschool provides to families.

“Our preschool is a fantastic opportunity for our community and for our kids,” she said. “Since it first began, our program has grown tremendously in the first month that I was a part of it. I’m happy to see that it keeps growing each and every year.”

The excited preschool graduates squealed with happiness as they called themselves ‘kindergarteners’ for the first time at the conclusion of the ceremony.

“Today just went absolutely fantastic,” Sorgenfrie said. “Our kids have made such progress and our families have made great connections in our program and with each other. I’m so excited for all our students’ futures and I’m so happy to have been a part of it.”

  

  

  

  

Fridley Middle School honored the future class of 2022 at the annual 8th grade recognition ceremony on June 1, 2018. Parents, family and friends gathered in the Fridley Middle School gym to celebrate this significant milestone with their children.

“As your middle school years conclude and your high school experience begins, I want to encourage you to continue to envision your future,” Fridley Middle School Principal Amy Cochran addressed students. “There is an adventure waiting for you.”

Cochran said high school is not an end point, but rather where the final preparations take place for students to work toward the future that they want.

Recognition was given to students who earned a high school athletic letter, placed in the History Day competition, the St. Cloud Math Contest and those who earned high-achievement in academics. A total of 60 students earned the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence while 80 students earned the Presidential Award for Academic Distinction, both prestigious awards which recognize students who have earned some of the highest educational achievements. The ceremony also recognized students who participated in various activities, including student council, Builder’s Club, choir and theatre. A total of 252 students received a Fridley Middle School recognition certificate for completing 8th grade. 

Three 8th grade students, Andrew Stevenson, Devika Ramnarine and Jade Shamp, gave student speeches, all of which reflected on their time at Fridley Middle School, as well as the years ahead. Chosen by the class of 2022, the faculty address was given by Chad Ellingson, Fridley Middle School 8th grade math teacher.

Congratulations Fridley Middle School students! We are very proud of you and we look forward to welcoming you to Fridley High School!

 

Top photos: Left: King Larmie receives his certificate from FMS Principal Amy Cochran. Right: 8th grade student speaker Jade Shamp speaking at the recognition ceremony. Bottom photos: 1. 8th grade student Salma Hassan receives her recognition certificate. 2. 8th grade student Brielle Roberts receives her recognition certificate. 3. Student speaker Devika Ramnarine speaking at the recognition ceremony. 4. Mikayla Harmon receiving her certificate. 5. Student speaker Andrew Stevenson speaking at the recognition ceremony. 6. Faculty speaker, 8th grade math teacher Chad Ellingson

  

  

  

School meals don't have to stop just because it's summer. Summer Eats Minnesota is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides free healthy and delicious meals during the summer months. Meals are open to children up to age 18. No registration is required.

Lunch will be provided at the following sites and times:

Fridley Middle School Cafeteria, 6100 West Moore Lake Dr, Fridley 55432
Meals Served: 11:30 – 12:00  Monday – Friday
June 12 – July 27, 2018

Stevenson Elementary Cafeteria, 6080 East River Road, Fridley 55432
Meals Served: 11:45 – 12:15   Monday – Thursday
June 12 – July 19, 2018

No meals served July 2-6. USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

Additionally, meals will be served at the community sites listed below. Children must be enrolled/registered in the programs provided by these community partners to participate in the summer lunch program at those sites. Meals will be provided to all enrolled children without charge. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

Commons Park (Safety Camp), 555 61st Ave NE, Fridley MN 55432
June 20, 2018
Meals Served 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

James Lange        
763-572-3608
james.lange@fridleymn.gov

St Phillips Church Vacation Bible School, 6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley MN 55432
June 18-22, 2018, Monday-Friday  
Meals Served 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Connie Yerigan
651-248-6431
conniey@splcmn.org

Redeemer Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, 61 Mississippi Street NE, Fridley MN 55432
July 9-13, 2018, Monday-Friday 
Meals Served 11:50 am – 12:20 pm

Lynnae Fitzgerald
763-574-7445
l.fitzgerald@redeemermn.org

Fridley Community Center, Tiger Club Childcare Program, 6085 7th Street NE, Fridley MN 55432
June 14 – July 27, 2018,  Monday-Friday
Meals Served 11:00 am -12:30 pm

 

There are free serving sites across the state at parks, recreation centers, community centers, libraries and schools. For more information, visit www.summereatsmn.org.



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