Community Resources

Welcome to the Community Resource Page, the district’s central posting place for community flyers. Farmington Area Public Schools collaborates with non-profit youth-serving organizations within the district to share their program opportunities with students by linking their information to this site.

The Fine Print

All materials to be posted will be pre-approved. Requests may be sent here. Requests will be reviewed according to district guidelines and the decision to post is at the discretion of the District. Farmington Area Public Schools neither endorses nor sponsors the organizations or activities represented here. The Community Resource Page is provided as a community service.

Should you have any questions about an activity listed on the Community Resource Page, please contact the sponsoring organization.




Summer Eats Minnesota
Summer Eats Minnesota
06/04/2019
Summer Eats Minnesota serves free healthy and delicious meals during the summer. It’s open to children up to age 18. Best of all, no registration required. How to locate free meals: Download the FREE “Summer Eats Minnesota” app from your smartphone’s app store and find serving sites nearby. Or text “summer meals” to 97779. Have your address ready and find the serving sites near you. There are free serving sites across the state at parks, recreation centers, community centers, libraries, and schools. Adding more sites daily starting June 10th so watch for updates! Kids just show up and eat. — www.summereatsmn.org
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The G Team
G TEAM SNOWBOARDING & FREESKI SUMMER CAMPS
06/04/2019
The G Team is offering amazing programs across the metro with great coaches year round to help your kids keep staying active and progressing through the summer. These programs are designed to be sure that Snowboard, Ski and other board sport athletes are prepared for a great winter while enjoying a great summer.
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Spring into Farmington Girl Scout Membership
05/02/2019
Spring into Farmington Girl Scout Membership: Monday, May 20, 2019 @ 5:30 PM Farmington Library, 508 3rd St., Farmington (large meeting room) We invite girls (pre-k and up) and their adult chaperone to join us to learn more about what Girl Scouts has to offer! There will be a girl activity while the adults learn about making the difference as a volunteer, form troops by grade level and complete registration.
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Summer Academy For Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences at Inver Hills
05/02/2019
For Students entering grades 10, 11, 12 Explore environmental, food and agricultural sciences: practice hands-on wildlife & forestry management, create your own plantings for pollinator health, learn small animal care, make cheese & discover food science, experiment with sustainable practices for clean water, soil & air…wear waders, catch frogs, play in the dirt! When: July 15-19 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Where: Inver Hills Community College
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Fruits and Veggies
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables – How to Up the Appeal Factor
03/08/2019
To celebrate National Nutrition Month, let’s encourage our children to eat more fruits and vegetables. An overall healthy diet includes a rich assortment of fruits and vegetables. The health benefits include a reduced risk for heart disease, certain cancers, obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes . Childhood nutrition sets the stage for lifelong eating habits – so how do we get our picky eaters to consume more fruits and vegetables? Follow these tips on how to make fruits and vegetables a fun and convenient snack choice in your home:
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Farmington Rec Soccer Summer 2019
03/01/2019
Registration is now open for Eclipse Farmington Recreational Soccer!
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Equity
Decoding “Health Equity” – How Schools Can Make a Difference
02/08/2019
The Farmington School District is part of a growing movement to advance health equity within schools and their surrounding communities. The aim of this work is to dedicate more attention to the students who are at higher risk due to social determinants and conditions. This involves identifying students that face barriers to health, by creating spaces for open dialogue among students, parents, and educators (i.e. focus groups, wellness meetings, safety forums). These assessments will shed light on how to improve the school environment and policies to better support all students in achieving optimal health.
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ReShape U! 2019 Dates
01/11/2019
HAVE YOU BEEN STRUGGLING TO LOSE WEIGHT OR MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT? The ReShape U! program can help you do it! ReShape U! provides an affordable opportunity for education and support to help you change your eating habits and step out of the dieting/restricting mentality.
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Winter
8 Ways to Encourage Physical Activity this Winter
01/04/2019
As we head into the freezing cold Minnesota winter season, our children often struggle to find ways to stay active. Avoid the urge to snuggle in a blanket and watch movies every night! Physical activity has many health benefits –muscle strength, heart health, flexibility and coordination. Let’s set the bar higher this winter and get moving! Instilling a healthy lifestyle in childhood will roll over into adulthood. Here are a few activities that you might not think of as “exercise” that your family can try this winter!
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Got Milk? Why Dairy is important for Children
12/11/2018
Consuming dairy is important for bone health, as it provides the necessary nutrients - calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein – for building bones and teeth. Childhood and adolescence are critical periods to encourage a diet with adequate dairy intake, as the body is continually building bone mass. By age 30, the bones will reach their maximum strength and density, as known as peak bone mass. Not eating enough dairy can put children at increased risk of osteoporosis later in life, as well as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
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