To honor our volunteers, we gather each year in our gymnasium for a buffet breakfast and program. 

Countless volunteer hours given by parents, students, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and other friends enhance the daily life of our school. Our Plant Sale is run by over 1000 volunteers. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

Some of our many volunteers.
8th grade student volunteers with volunteer math assistant Richard Hinchcliffe and our assistant head Jeannette Lutter-Gardella
This year, we honored four exceptional parents with the Collins-Fieldseth Award for Exceptional Volunteerism:
  • Shelley Cline for her work with our community support program
  • Andy Dubner for his lead at cashiering at the plant sale
  • David Wheaton for serving on the finance committee and guiding the school to its positive financial place
  • Tony Mendoza for serving on so many committees in such a positive and crucial way.
Thank you, Shelley Cline, David Wheaton, Tony Mendoza, and Andy Dubner.

Our invited speaker was Ed Bok Lee, an accomplished poet, prose writer, playwright, and spoken word artist.  His readings were fascinating and left us with so much to think about.

Ed Bok Lee is the author of two books of poetry, Real Karaoke People, winner of a PEN/Open Book Award and an Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice), and Whorled, winner of a Minnesota Book Award in Poetry.
Poet Ed Bok Lee with Marshall Anderson, FSM kindergarten teacher
The breakfast ended with a song by the Friends School of Minnesota Falcon Choir

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers!

– Sarah Deschamps, Development Director