Get to know your community….

The neighborhood that the school is located in the powder horn community. Some of the  students live around the neighborhood and take the bus. The closest doctor of medical  clinic was kinda hard to find because I am not familiar with the community and tried find it. The closest grocery store is the south side farm store and kwang tung foods. The closest playground that is not the school playground is the Phelps park, it is a regular part and feel safe for students to play and that it is close for the community to take their children in the summer to play at the playground. The closet coffee shop is the MayDay Coffee and Blue Ox coffee. The closest laundromat is the Lakewood cleaners and three other important futures are there is a close barber shop, dairy queen and the Rison Christ School. There is  community organization the is called PPA Powederhorn Park Neighborhood Association and he city council member is  Alondra Cano’s. Some of the events ins the community and school is there is the MPLS school fair showcase, the Coffee, Tea and IB and one could go on a tour every Monday at 12:30 and Thursday at 8:30 am.  Some of the local newspapers are like the PPNA. org. which can be seen online, and probability star tribune because I wasn’t sure about what other newspapers would be local and I had a had time finding the latest news that occur in the neighborhood. The demographics that describe the race, gender and socioeconomic status of the fifth grade is that majority of the students are Hispanics by 44%. Most of the people live around the school and some have single family homes. It seems a nice and peaceful community where the school is located.  Some community agencies that are nonprofits is the McKnight Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Board, people for parks, valspar foundation. They help enhance the quality and have a good engagement with the community. Some of the parks that are close by is the Hiawatha Golf Course, blocks north is Lake Nokomis and the Minnehaha Creek. When I visited the school on Friday I could see that the building is big and well taken care even though it has been there for years. The playground is well taken care and students enjoy having fun outside during recess. The environment is very welcoming to anyone who is visiting the school.

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