Updates: Bright Futures K-5 During Coronavirus Closure

April 28, 2020

April 6, 2020

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MPS will be transitioning from daily to weekly food pick-ups the week of Spring Break, March 30 – April 3. Our 20 original food pick-up sites will continue daily meal picks AND start their new weekly schedule. Please note: Friday, April 3, will be the last day for daily food pick-up.

Also starting Monday, March 30 MPS will be expanding to nearly 50 food distribution sites offering WEEKLY food pick up. Each day, up to 10 different sites across the city will offer food pick-up from 10 am – 2 pm, Monday-Friday.

Each food box contains 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for a total of 10 meals. Families are welcome to take ONE (1) box per child, per week. Food is FREE and available to any child 18 years or younger. Look for the yellow school bus at all MPS food pickup sites! Make sure your household has adequate refrigeration to store food.

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March 25, 2020

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New: MPS food truck sites

Families can now pick up food for their children at these additional sites Monday through Friday:
• Mary’s Place (401 North 7th St); 10:00-10:45 am
• Brian Coyle Center (420 S. 15th Ave.); 11:15 am – 12 Noon
• Willard Park (1626 Queen Ave. N.); 12:30 – 1:15 pm

Look for the red food truck! Food is available to any child 18 years and younger. Children must be present to receive food. Additional food pick-up sites are also available: https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/COVID19

March 25, 2020

Minnesota Afterschool Advance

Minnesota Afterschool Advance is offering 75% off Chromebooks to certain families to help with distance learning. Learn more here — MAA Chromebooks

March 23, 2020

Greetings PCYC Families, 

In our time away from each otherScholars are more than welcome to use their Lexia account to practice their reading skillsInstructions on how to login are below: 

Go to www.lexiacore5.com 

You will see this screen:

Type in my email: kgreen@pcyc-mpls.org 

You will then be prompted to login.  

Scholar Username: first name and last initial. (Ex: Scholar Ja’mal Doe would login as: jamald)  

Note: Apostrophes are not included in the usernames 

Scholar Password: lexia 

Here are some additional academic resource/activity websites to keep scholars engaged and supported: 






If you have any questions please email me at kgreen@pcyc-mpls.org. I will also be available by phone through March 27th at 612-643-2093. 

Best regards, 

Ms. Kanke 

OST Academic Coordinator 

March 19, 2020

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Minneapolis Public Schools is providing students with meals while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus. These meals are intended to replace the meals services that students normally receive during the school day.

Meals are being given to students at several school locations throughout the city (see list below). Meals are given from school buses parked in school parking lots; school buildings will remain closed.

Meal pickup services begin Tuesday, March 17 and continue Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

The sites listed below will distribute meals throughout the city.

1098 Andersen Lane

919 Emerson Ave. N.

3350 4th St. N.

700 22nd Ave. NE

3611 20th Ave. S.

3416 Fourth Ave. S.

1601 Aldrich Ave. N.

Hmong International Academy
1501 30th Ave. N.

1220 E 54th St.

Jenny Lind
5025 Bryant Ave. N.

Lake Nokomis – Keewaydin
5209 30th Ave. S.

312 W. 34th St.

Marcy Open
415 Fourth Ave. SE

2955 Hayes St. NE

1607 51st Ave. N.

Patrick Henry
4320 Newton Ave. N.

4029 28th Ave. S.

2309 28th Ave. S.

3131 19th Ave. S.

5821 Wentworth Ave S.
More Information can be found on the Minneapolis Public School Website: https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/COVID19

March 19th, 2020

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PreK-12 enrichment packets and school supplies are available at food distribution sites. MPS will continue to restock enrichment packets daily.

Online resources can be found here: https://sites.google.com/mpls.k12.mn.us/mpsonlinepk-12/

March 18th, 2020

The City of Minneapolis Government is providing free WiFi in Minneapolis for those who may need temporary internet access during the COVID situation. Visit this webpage for more information: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/wireless/index.htm

March 16, 2020

PCYC (including PYC Arts & Technology High School, our out-of-school-time program, and the Capri) will be closed to the general public starting on Tuesday, March 17 through April 6. (Our re-opening date of April 6 is tentative. Any changes will be promptly announced on our website, pcyc-mpls.org.)

Our staff is working remotely during this time, with few exceptions. They’ll continue to be available via phone and email throughout the closure.

If you have general questions or need more information, please call 612-643-2000. If the phone isn’t answered by a person, listen for your options to reach staff members in each of our programs directly.

Regular program and agency updates will be available online.

Take good care dear friends, neighbors and colleagues. May kindness and hope be present for you during this difficult time.

March 13, 2020

Dear PCYC Out-of-School-Time Families,

We are aware of the growing concerns around COVID-19 (coronavirus). I want to let you know what we are doing here at PCYC to help ensure the health and well-being of our scholars during this time.

First, we’re monitoring the latest developments and following guidelines issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others.

We’re also paying additional attention to the cleanliness of classrooms and public spaces throughout the building, and are making extra efforts to keep staff and scholars informed of preventative measures and updates on the virus.

If your scholar is sick with a fever and cough please keep your scholar at home until 24 hours after the fever is gone (WITHOUT use of fever reducing medicine).  Also, call Mr. DeShawn at 612-643-2026 to let us know if your student has a fever and cough. 

I encourage you to watch for the latest MPS updates at mpls.k12.mn.us.

MPS answers to frequently asked questions are available here: health.mpls.k12.mn.us/faq_covid19.

Again, please know that we are constantly monitoring the situation and that our scholars’ health and well-being is our top priority during this difficult time.  Thank you.


Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove
PCYC Out-of-School-Time Program Director

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