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Sheridan Story Weekend Food Program, Fridays at 9 am or 11 am

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in conjunction with Sheridan Story distribute weekend food bags to kids in need at Bryn Mawr and Anwatin Schools.  Weekends can be a challenging time for kids who benefit from the free breakfast and lunch the school provides during the week.  Every Friday we need 4 volunteers at Bryn Mawr and 2 at Anwatin to spend up to an hour placing food bags in student’s backpacks.  The bags weigh between 3-5 pounds and are prepacked and stored on dollies that can be rolled through the school. More information and sign up here

  • Fridays, Bryn Mawr School, 11 am-12 pm


  • Fridays, Anwatin School, 9:15 am-10:15 am

More information and sign up here



Reading Buddies at Anwatin School, Monday or Tuesdays

Anwatin Middle School is looking for volunteers to share the joy of reading with 8th-grade students who would benefit from individual attention. Please contact Lynda Shaheen at lynda.shaheen@gmail.com if interested


Science Reading Buddies at Anwatin School, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

Volunteers needed at Anwatin Middle School to lead a small group of 6th-grade science students in weekly readings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 12 and 4 p.m. English and Spanish speakers are welcome and needed! Please reach out to Heidi Quimby (heidi.Quimby@mpls.k12.mn.us) if you are interested.


Anwatin History Day is Wednesday February 20th, 2019

We are in need of judges in the following time slots on Feb. 20th:

9:30 – intro to judging session (optional)

10:00 – 11:20

11:20 – 12:40

1:00 – intro to judging session (optional)

1:20 – 2:40

2:40 – 4:00

History Day is a national competition in which students choose a historical topic to research and then create a project to demonstrate their learning. Anwatin History Day is an opportunity for students to present their projects as well as compete for an opportunity to advance to district, state and the national level competitions.  Anwatin History Day is an all day event that highlights and celebrates the hard work students have done over the last 6 weeks.  They are given the opportunity to explain and justify their learning, and share the opinions they have formed about their historical event.

All projects will be set up and judged in the media center.  Some students are presenting exhibit boards, some a 10-minute performance and some websites or documentaries.  Your job as a judge is to ask students probing questions about their project.  For example “How did you choose your topic, what did you learn, why do you think this topic is important in history and what did it change in the world?”  Often our students are able to say much more about what they have learned than what they have put on their project.  Our goal is to push students to truly show how much they have learned.  You will be given a clipboard with sample judging questions.

To sign up for judging or with questions please contact Robyn.eliason@mpls.k12.mn.us We look forward to seeing you soon!