Celebrating life’s milestones

Wooddale Lutheran Church has a Milestone Ministry which recognizes that life is a series of small steps that lead one on a journey – often unpredictable, at times filled with joy, at times filled with fear. As a faith community, Wooddale supports each others’ journeys and it is especially evident for their children as they…

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STEP still accepting school supplies

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program‘s (STEP) Back to School Program outfitted 563 students with school supplies. Bags of supplies were packed for kindergarten through 12th grade students based on the list for their school and grade. Former St. Louis Park teacher Camille Schroeder is the lead volunteer for the school supplies program. While the…

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Bring Books Alive for kids

Books Alive! SLP Reader’s Theater presents youth literature that comes alive for children and adults through theatrical oral readings. The presentation pieces will tour throughout the local community. Books Alive! invites individuals interested in reading or writing to participate in their meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lenox…

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School supplies at STEP

Donations of School Supplies and funds are needed to help serve the nearly 700 St. Louis Park students who are estimated to use the St. Louis Park Emergency Program’s (STEP) Back to School Program. A contribution of $40 will sponsor one student with grade appropriate school supplies, including a backpack. Critically needed school supplies are:…

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Minnesotans, and those in the Park, volunteer

Despite difficult economic times, the number of Americans volunteering in their communities jumped by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in six years, a new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service finds. The report, Volunteering in America, has data compiled on volunteer trends in all 50 states. Minnesota ranked third in…

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Dental care now available at Central Clinic

Children’s Dental Services (CDS) is partnering with Central Clinic to provide dental care at the clinic for young people on the second Monday of the month. Dental services will be launched this summer on July 12 and August 9 and include exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride, sealants, oral health education, fillings, crowns and extractions. Patients are…

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Summer notes

40 Asset Paintings on the move If you haven’t seen the 40 Asset painting exhibit stop by City Hall where it will be display for July and August. Summer Reading Check out Search Institute’s online newsletter which focuses on summer reading. Asset Champion Angie Jerabek, who coordinates St. Louis Park High School’s 9th grade Building…

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St. Louis Park High School ranked second in state

Newsweek has named St. Louis Park Senior High School #2 in Minnesota on its list of “America’s Top Public High Schools,” this month. Public schools are ranked on statistics related to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by their students. St. Louis Park Senior High School is ranked 156 on the list of…

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Parktacular Parade 2010

Thanks to all the volunteers from Children First and the Youth Development Committee who participated in the Parktacular Parade to promote Sparks. The unit played boom whackers and chanted about Sparks and got the crowd keeping the beat. A Spark is a special quality, skill or interest that lights us up. When young people know…

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