Friends School of Minnesota hosts a series of four Visitor Coffees to share school life with our community. The visit formats vary but always include coffee and time to chat with our head of school. Then our guests might meet with with students in their classrooms, go on a tour of the school, attend a school play or other event, and/or attend an all-school Meeting for Worship. These visits are a great way for family, friends, and community members to learn more about progressive education, explore what it means to be a Quaker school, and/or share in the lives of their loved ones.
Inspired by the story of Caine’s Arcade (see video on YouTube), our upper school students joined forces with businesses in the community to launch a “Day of Play” for our lower schoolers and other elementary aged children in the community. While the event was designed to appeal to lower schoolers, upper schoolers found leadership opportunities […]
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Why Do Kindergarteners Think Community Gardens are Important?
“Do you think gardens are an important part of community? Why or why not?” This was a question posed to Friends School of Minnesota kindergarten students before a neighborhood hike to the community garden. I asked them to hold that question while we walked and sketched. We would discuss their ideas after their experience. The […]
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Growing Good People Through Service & Relationships
The third grade at Tuxedo Park School has long carried on a tradition of service learning. Throughout the school year, each class visits the Promenade at Tuxedo, an assisted living facility. Together with residents they work on a service project that provides for an identified need in the local community. As we introduced this to […]
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