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    Spring Break March 30-April 6: Resources and Things to Do

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    Spring Break starts Friday, March 30. Below are some resources available through SPPS and community partners to help ensure every student has a fun and safe vacation.


    Spend the morning exploring exciting career fields and the afternoon hanging out with friends. Students will choose between three career-based tours in the morning and then visit fun recreational sites in the afternoon.

    • Open to all SPPS students in grades 6-8
    • April 3-5
    • Lunch is provided
    • Free
    • Registration is due by March 30

    Rock Climbing - Half Day Camp
    Vertical Endeavors is offering students an introduction to the fun and challenging sport of rock climbing during a half-day mini camp.

    • Open to all students ages 6-12
    • April 5
    • Cost is $55

    Saint Paul Public Libraries
    Build, construct and create this spring break with a variety of programs offered at libraries around the city. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate, too.

    • For students in grades 1-6
    • See website for activities and locations
    • April 2-6
    • Free
    • No registration necessary

    Saint Paul Parks & Recreation
    The City of Saint Paul offers a variety of free and low-cost programs to students. Preschool and elementary students can choose from activities in sports, arts, or science. Teens can choose to attend basketball or robotics camps, or receive babysitting or lifeguard training.

    • For students in Preschool - 12 grade
    • April 2-6
    • Costs vary depending on program. Visit website for more details.

    YMCA Day Camp Adventure Days at Camp St. Croix
    Day Camp Adventure Days are a wonderful way for your child to experience fun outdoor adventures year round. Every season offers fun and exciting activities including: climbing, archery, crafts, cross country skiing, sledding, nature studies, camp games, and more.

    • For students in grades K-6
    • YMCA Camp St. Croix (bus transportation available from Midway YMCA)
    • April 2-6
    • Cost is $40 per day
    • Registration is due by March 26

    Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
    The Como Zoo has exhibits, programs, storytime and more. For a full list of daily events, visit www.comozooconservatory.org. Admission is a voluntary donation of $3 for adults and $2 for children.

    Minnesota Children’s Museum
    Enjoy a day of play and imagination at the Children’s Museum, including the new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit. Admission is $12.95 per person.

    Science Museum of Minnesota
    For information and happenings at the Science Museum, visit www.smm.org.

    Food Resources

    Fishes and Loaves
    Free dinner for the entire family, no questions asked.

    • St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 510 Hall Ave., St Paul, MN 55107
      5-6 p.m. Monday - Friday
    • Dorothy Day Center, 183 Old 6th Street West, St. Paul, MN 55102
      4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday - Friday

    Neighborhood House (Paul and Sheila Wellstone)
    179 East Robie St., St. Paul, MN 55107

    A walk-in food market serving families in the 55107 area code.

    • 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    • 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday

    Francis Basket Food Market
    Sibley Manor, 1293 East Maynard Drive, St. Paul, MN 55116

    A walk-in food market serving families in the 55116 area code.

    • 9-11:30 a.m. Monday 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday

    Hallie Q Brown Food Shelf
    270 North Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

    A walk-in food market serving all families.

    • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday

    Salvation Army

    • 401 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
      Offering a food pantry services to all families.
      Food Market: 9-11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
    • Payne Ave., 1019 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130
      Offering lunch and food pantry services to all families. Food pantry available to first 15 people only on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis.
      Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Monday - Friday
      Food Market: 9-10:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

    Fare for All

    Quality, affordable grocery packages, including meat and produce, available on certain days of the month. Serving all families. Cash, credit and EBT accepted.

    Minnesota Food Helpline

    Help finding additional food resources and services in your area.