Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

Care for Creatures – Community Service Project

The FSMN middle school student council Animal Committee wants to make lives of animals in the Humane Society better while they wait to be adopted. We are going to make fleece blankets for cats and dogs, fleece toys for the cats, and buy new KONG© chew toys for the dogs. We hope you will consider donating toward the costs of materials and/or toy purchases.

Why a School Bags and Sells Coffee

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