Friends School of Minnesota Blog

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A Community-Wide Sing Along and Stories from the Civil Rights Movement with Hollis Watkins

Come celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with stories and sing along by Hollis Watkins at Friends School of Minnesota. Everyone is welcome to this community event. Monday January 14, 2013 3:00-5:00 pm Friends School of Minnesota 1365 Englewood Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104 651-917-0636 This event is co-sponsored by Friends School of Minnesota and Southside Family Charter School with the collaboration and support of Hamline University’s Conflict Studies program.   See our.. Read More

A Visit to the Khyber Pass Cafe

As part of our immigration unit in social studies, 3rd and 4th grade students went on a field trip to an Afghani restaurant, the Khyber Pass Cafe in St. Paul. We talked with owner Emel Sherzad and learned about his immigration experience. We took the city bus to the restaurant. This was the first time on the public bus for some students in the class. Emel Sherzad, owner of the Khyber Pass Cafe and a.. Read More

Friends School of Minnesota Receives PFLAG Diversity Award

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) announced Friends School of Minnesota is the 2013 recipient of the PFLAG – Twin Cities Annual Conference Award for Educator of the Year, for promoting safe schools for GLBTQ students, families, faculty and their allies. Friends School will be honored at the evening awards ceremony on Friday, January 18 at Hamline University. This is exciting news! We should celebrate how we have.. Read More

All School Photo 2012-13

Last Monday morning the whole school gathered for a photo. Here it is! Like stats? For the 2012-13 school year, Friends School of Minnesota is: 166 students (82 boys/84 girls) 30 faculty and staff 35% are students of color 37% of students receive need-based tuition aid 9% of students are from Quaker families 11% are from LGBT families  

Understanding Quaker Decision-Making

Arthur M. Larabee returned to Friends School of Minnesota for an inservice focusing on the process of Friends (Quaker) decision-making. He led two days of workshops for staff as well as an evening session for FSM school committee and standing committee members. Reviewing and learning the basics and nuances of the Friends decision-making process strengthened our understanding of this foundation of Friends School of Minnesota’s community.