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The Friends of Horton Park will be cleaning up the native wildflower gardens at Horton Park on Saturday May 3rd, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. They welcome teachers, staff, families, and students from the Friends School of Minnesota to help out! Horton Park is located in St. Paul at the corner of Hamline and Englewood Avenues. Tasks will include raking leaves, clipping plants from last year, some light weeding, and possibly the installation.. Read More
Pat Thompson, parent of a Friends School of Minnesota 2008 graduate, was a guest in the 1st and 2nd grade Prairie classroom this week. She reflects on her visit: When I donated a box of costume jewelry to Friends School of Minnesota, I didn’t expect to end up meeting with five 6-year-olds to discuss cameos and class rings. It started out pretty simple. My daughter Ruby and I cleaned out.. Read More
by Brenna Winkelman In a recent poetry unit, 1st and 2nd grade Jungle class student’s discovered how to see the world through poet’s eyes. Students accomplished this in their poem about an object by turning their factual observations into original, fresh, new, and unique ways. Within these poems students realized how their own personal views of an object engage their peers, because they had never seen the object in the.. Read More
We are the Middle School Student Council, and we are doing a product drive and looking to recruit volunteers for Project Home during the entire month of March. Project Home is an organization made up of volunteers that houses homeless families for 30 days per site in local churches. They support the overflow from Homeless Shelters. People of all ages stay there. Personal Products Needed Homeless people do not always.. Read More
Friends School of Minnesota seventh grader Reese blogs about their humanities class field trip to the Minnesota State Capitol.
Composer and Friends School of Minnesota parent Adam Wernick wrote and recorded a song to honor Sandy Hook victims and their families. The photo editors at Minnesota Public Radio created a touching and tasteful photo essay to accompany it.
Friends School of Minnesota grandparent Kathie Simon Frank shares: “After many wonderful years of life filled with family and friends, a career I loved, and a little leftover time for my handcrafts and art, I retired early from my job to pursue more “work” with my hands.
Last week, I went camping at Whitewater State Park as part of the Friends School of Minnesota’s summer camping program “Skipping Stones.”