Additional Support Provided By:

Fourteen Foods Dairy Queen

​​GoGo squeeZ ​

New Hope ​HyVee

​Sam's Club

Trader Joe's

Universal Athletic

Brian and Linda Siverson-Hall



Awards Ceremony

Water Stop

Russ and Kathy Funk

Finish Line

Karen  Jaeger

Starting Line

Supporting Students in Osseo Area Schools

Burn Boot Camp

Reading is Fun 5K 

District 279 Foundation partners with Kidstop (ISD 279 school-aged care program) to coordinate this healthy and social opportunity to advocate that Reading is Fun! Funds raised from this family-friendly event are allocated to media centers (library) in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools to purchase learning resources. 

The 11th annual Reading is Fun 5K held in August 2021 raised nearly $9,000 (net) for media centers in Osseo Area Schools.

Thank you to the participants and sponsors for providing unique activities and resources for students in Osseo Area Schools. For example, here are a couple of examples of the impact of your participation:

  • Fernbrook Elementary purchased video editing software for their weekly news show FBTV. FBTV has been a big hit with staff and students as it has allowed their school community to stay connected during a year of transition between learning environments.  
  • Fair Oaks Elementary hosted a virtual author visit for their Family Reading Night. Author and illustrator Matt Myers talked about the Ratso series.
  • Crest View and Garden City Elementary schools made their collection of books more culturally reflective of their school community and more appealing to students. Books that feature characters of color and books that were written by authors of color create interest among emerging readers.

Your support has helped to students engage in reading! Thank you for providing access to these resources for students and learning in Osseo Area Schools.