Nettie & Friends supports Maxfield Learning Center and Maxfield School, St. Paul, MN.

Nettie & Friends works with Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN to enrich learning experiences for students by meeting specific needs that expand the learning landscape or remove roadblocks to student success.

Annual Fund Raising Show and Sale at the Egg & I Restaurant, St. Paul. December 2016

Nettie & Friends, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Sale of the Season

We're getting excited!  Opening night, Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM at the Egg & I.  All proceeds to benefit Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN.  Come and join us.



Monday, November 14, 2016


Thursday, November 17th you can make a difference.

Visit our page at https://givemn.org/organization/Nettie-And-Friends to donate directly to Nettie & Friends and support Maxfield School in St. Paul.

Your donation will help expand the learning environment our students.  Nettie & Friends provides supplies for classroom enrichment activities, field trip experiences and basics like warm winter clothing, clean underwear and socks (because sometimes, accidents occur at school.)  

Thank you from Maxfield students and staff.


GiveMN does not charge any subscription for nonprofits and schools to fundraise on GiveMN.org. In order to sustain our organization, we charge a percentage fee of 6.9% on every donation made using our platform.
The 6.9% fee is broken down as follows:
  • 4.9%: Used directly to pay processing fees charged by credit card companies and to help cover the cost of maintaining and enhancing our fundraising platform. 
  • 2.0%: Used to help sustain GiveMN and invested directly back into Minnesota nonprofits and schools, including:
    • Programs to assist Minnesota organizations enhance their online fundraising, including online resources and webinars, in-person trainings and classes.
    • Fundraising events like Give to the Max day, including funding portions of Golden Ticket and Leaderboard prizes.
*** You can also use the Paypal button on the right to donate any time for 2.2%+ $.30 per transaction ***

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to School 2016

Here's the latest Nettie & Friend News:

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Back to School
   
     You can feel it.  August is here.  September and back to school are just around the corner.  School supplies are being collected.  New shoes and "school clothes" are being tried on. Teachers are planning lessons. Soon, another year of learning adventures will greet students at Maxfield School.
     One thing is different this year:  After 33 years of "new year" excitement as a teacher, Nettie Monroe has retired.  Even though she’s not heading back to a classroom this year she’s is still dedicated to working with you to help the students and teachers at Maxfield.
     Nettie & Friends will continue to help meet the needs of the Maxfield School community by supporting students and teachers. 
  • We’re already planning for the annual sale at the Egg & I in December. 
  • We’re looking for volunteers to help with that sale.  You can make things for the sale, volunteer to help on opening night, to help replenish stock during the month of the sale, you can help us publish the sale to new people who are interested in helping students learn.  You can contact us through nettieandfriends@gmail.com   for more information. 
  • We’re looking for people who are interested in helping guide the organization and its activities by working as a board member. 
  • We’re always interested in making it easy for you to donate, so you can click on the "PayPal Donate" button in the side bar and help us make sure every student has access to school supplies, warm winter clothing and enrichment activities to make this a great year at Maxfield.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Nettie & Friends February 2016 News


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Just before winter break, some third grade students donned chef hats and gloves and politely served adults who work with them throughout the day.  As you can imagine, this activity was a big hit for both students and staff.  The students still talk about the day with a smile as "remember that day we made taco salad for our teachers?"  It was one of those school days filled with smiles, laughter, hugs and empowerment for our students. 

Follow the link below those smiling faces for more information about how you make a difference at Maxfield.






Do you ever wonder how your donation of crafted goods makes a difference to our students?  Do you wonder what opportunities your donation brings to the Maxfield community of learners? 

Well, here's how.  (And these are just a couple of examples. There are many, many more that happen all year long.)
  • You help provide basic items for all of our students, including uniforms, underwear, and warm winter wear such as boots, jackets, hats and mittens.  
  • You help our amazing school nurse provide a little loving care with something as simple as a small paper cup of water, a couple of soda crackers, and something as crucial as nebulizer set-ups for students with asthma so they can participate fully in their school day.  
  • You help teachers purchase basic supplies and instructional materials for their classrooms.  
  • Your donations enrich the student's lives in many ways through field trips, creative activities and supporting our family science night.  

We are looking forward to the rest of this school year and the wonderful projects, activities and field trip experiences you have helped provide for Maxfield students. 
So, Thank You. Thank You.

You've already made a big difference to Maxfield Students this year.  We're eagerly looking forward to the rest of this school year.  
  • The eagles are coming from the Raptor Center,
  • 100 Days of School celebrations are just around the corner,
  • the school patrol students will again compete in the all schools parade,
  • young students may experience the excitement of watching butterflies emerge.
Beyond those things, your generosity makes possible:
  • a trip to the MN Horse Expo with a chance to actually pet a horse (and maybe even ride one);
  • a chance to see a play and
  • the opportunity to replace some of those worn books in our library (they wear out because students use them so much.)  
Thank You.

















Friday, August 21, 2015

Getting Ready



For back to school!  
You've gotta love shopping for new school supplies (well, at least I do!)
















Teachers and "Friends" scour the local ads to get the best prices on school supplies.  From something as small as a pencil sharpener to a field trip bus, your contributions make a difference in the lives of our students.

As we move into the "new" year, we are excited to meet our students and families.  Because of Nettie & Friends we are able to bring experiences to students like never before.

The staff and students have been very busy working on improving our Maxfield courtyard - work that began last summer and continued throughout the school year and into this summer.  It is truly a work in progress that includes a new birdbath to entice even more birds to our "viewing station."  This small investment brings big smiles, great questions and wonderful observations from our students.  Teachers have to plan extra time to transition through the main hallway to allow students time to look for their favorite 'red' bird.  We stop to wonder how that squirrel manages to squeeze itself inside the bird feeder.  Thank you for your support in sparking a love of the natural world in a new generation.

Look for more news about what YOU help to bring to Maxfield.

While getting ready for this new school year, I know friends are also gearing up for this year's Sale of the Season in December.  Watch for more updates about the sale and other ways to support Maxfield School through Nettie & Friends.






Sunday, March 15, 2015

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun (and Learning!)

Check out the smiles on the faces of these Kindergarten students.  They are busy celebrating 100 days of school.  Counting.  Making patterns.  Smiling.  Making a necklace.  You helped this happen. 

How to make a 100 days of school necklace:
First, you count out ten groups of ten.



















        Then, you check with your friends and start                     stringing your ten groups of ten in a colorful pattern.
















Then, you celebrate (and say "Thank you.)