Another school year is beginning and students will soon return! It is Friends School of Minnesota’s tradition is to greet students with a handshake as they arrive at the front door for a new school day. We believe the morning greeting makes students feel known, sets a positive tone for the day, and builds community. One of the wonderful things about a small, intentional community like FSM is that every student, staff member, and family can get to know each other. The FSM greeting team helps jump-start this process with a smile and hello each day.

Meet the Greeting Team! Here are some of the friendly folks who will greet you and your children every morning at the front door 9:00-9:15am. From left: Shane Zack (admissions director), Jenni Bratulich (development director), Tatiana Polovenko (school secretary), Barbara Van Vreede (bookkeeper), and Garth Morrisette (business manager). Not pictured: Jeannette Lutter-Gardella (assistant head) ...and you might see other admin greeting too, such as Melanie Spewock (extracurriculars director) or Annamary Herther (admin assistant). Occasionally, you may see students greeting too!
Meet the Greeting Team!
Here are some of the friendly folks who will greet you and your children every morning at the front door as they arrive. From left: Shane Zack (admissions director), Jenni Bratulich (development director), Tatiana Polovenko (school secretary), Barbara Van Vreede (bookkeeper), and Garth Morrisette (business manager). Not pictured: Jeannette Lutter-Gardella (assistant head) …and you might see other admin greeting too, such as Melanie Spewock (extracurriculars director) or Annamary Herther (admin assistant). Occasionally, you may see students greeting too!