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.

Click here for a list of resources for student and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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Girls Scouts Fall 2021
For Girls. By Girls. Every Girl. Click read more to find the Fall 2021 Girl Scouts River Valley flyer.
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Minnesota Children's Museum
Minnesota Children's Museum
The school year is wrapping up, but there are still lots of ways to keep kids learning through the summer. Try one of these fun activities using materials you already have on hand or visit for other fun ideas you can do at home.
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Start the Conversation
You can talk to your children or other young people you know about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Tell them about the harm that nicotine in any form can do to their growing brain. Let them know that you have a strong stance against them using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, now or in the future.
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Farmers Market
Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
We are fortunate in the Farmington area to have a lot of great, affordable, healthy food options easily accessible during this time of year. See below for a list of resources, links and short descriptions of just a sampling of some of the food sources in our area, besides the standard grocery store.
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Fruits and Veggies
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables – How to Up the Appeal Factor
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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Decoding “Health Equity” – How Schools Can Make a Difference
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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8 Ways to Encourage Physical Activity this Winter
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
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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