Simplicity is a core Quaker value. A query printed in the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting newsletter asks: “Do I recognize when I have enough?” It’s hard not to think about this in December when consumerism slaps us in the face: newspapers print photos of shoppers who line up for hours to be among the first to get in to the store, magazines help us figure out appropriate gifts for everyone on.. Read More
Every Wednesday morning, everyone at Friends School of Minnesota gathers for Meeting for Worship. Sometimes our Meeting is “unprogrammed” and we sit quietly in community, perhaps feeling moved to speak from the silence. More often, we provide a query to help focus this time of reflection.
About every six weeks or so the Friends School of Minnesota building fills with the fabulous aroma of coffee beans; it’s a coffee-bagging day for the 7th and 8th graders. The school orders bulk coffee from local coffee roaster/distributor Peace Coffee. Their coffee is organically and shade-grown, and is purchased under fair trade conditions. And it’s delicious! Our youth work together to weigh and package six kinds of whole bean.. Read More
Friends School of Minnesota 8th graders have begun working on their capstone project. This annual project gives each 8th grade class an opportunity to work together on a project that reflects the mission of Friends School and has a lasting impact on the school community, grounds, or climate.
Community is a core Quaker value and is a part of every school’s life. What do 1st and 2nd graders think about community?
Over the next year, the Friends School of Minnesota community will be exploring and defining what we value and believe about diversity.
My office is located in the heart of the kindergarten hall cubbies. I love it when they poke their heads in and say howdy.