Friends School of Minnesota Blog

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Everyone Needs Food…Not All Have It!

Brad’s middle school advisory’s service project is collecting food for the Francis Basket Food Shelf, a program operated by Neighborhood House. Francis Basket Food Shelf is the only food shelf in Highland Park area and addresses a critical need in the community. It helps over 1,000 individuals each year. Together, the Neighborhood House food shelves distributed 860,311 pounds of food in 2013. Neighborhood House reports that one in five families with children are food insecure, meaning.. Read More

Elective Classes for 5th and 6th Graders

For two weeks this spring, all Friends School of Minnesota fifth and sixth grade students took “elective” classes. These fun classes allow students to explore a topic/activity without grades, homework, or stress! The first week’s electives included drama games with Rebecca, cooking with Lili, Scrabble tournament with Anna, and sock animals with Melissa. The next week, students made smoothies with Anna, played chess with Steve, did art projects with Kris, or worked on.. Read More