Congratulations! Your Roots & Shoots group, Friends School of Minnesota Student Council, has been selected by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots to receive the Project of the Week award for your “Project Home” 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.
This year, we’re expanding the ways we’re connecting online to the Friends School Plant Sale community – shoppers, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more.
This winter, Clay Anderson went with his daughter Athena, an FSMN alumna, on a twelve day service trip sponsored by Global Citizens Network to live with the Xukuru Indians of Brazil. Clay shares his experiences:
“Juntos hacemos possible los sueños (Together we make dreams possible)” is the motto on the Centro Memorial Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brochure, which I picked up during my recent visit to Cuba. The words resonated with me, as I feel this motto is also a part of the Friends School of Minnesota mission.
In November, I traveled to Cuba with a group of 22 people to participate in two separate mission trips connecting the Episcopal church of Minnesota and the Episcopal church in Cuba. It was great to be back in Cuba!
Every year, Friends School of Minnesota third and fourth graders host an evening Poetry Café for friends and family. Students present the Writers Workshop poems they spent the fall writing and serve treats to raise money for charity. This year’s Bayou classroom Poetry Café was a big hit!
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