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 2017

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

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nettie & Friends Sale Continues Through December

The 9th Annual Nettie & Friends Sale to benefit Maxfield School, in St. Paul continues 
through December 2012.  There are still many beautiful handmade gifts to enjoy 
and purchase for your friends and family... check out some of these possibilities:

 Perhaps a festive wine bottle light for a hostess gift (a friend purchased one, took it to a party 
and several people tried to make off with it!)  Get yours today at the Egg & I.

 A unique individually designed and hand painted magnet to decorate your fridge...
 A holiday cinnamon ornament to decorate a tree AND freshen your home...
 A beautiful black walnut spreader for that yummy holiday hors d'oeurves...
 A wine lover's trivet nestled in a black walnut frame...

and so much more is available at the Egg & I.

Do a little shopping.... do a lot of good.

Thank you for your support.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tis' the Season!

With willing friends and a little time, we built a fireplace.

 We hung a wreath.

 We found some wonderful handcrafted items in boxes to share with you.  
They're waiting at the Egg & I.  Come and get 'em!
 We hung the stockings by the chimney with care.

We're open for business! 
Come on down to the Egg & I for breakfast or lunch 
and do a little shopping for the holidays (or yourself!) 

Thank you to all of the artists who donated such fine items to
support the students and staff at Maxfield School in St. Paul.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nettie & Friends Show at the Egg & I

Pricing is done... Show goes "up" the Sunday after Thanksgiving and officially opens on Monday, November 26, 2012.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 2012   4-7 PM

Monday, November 12, 2012

Give to the Max Day -- November 15, 2012


As you know, Nettie & Friends is making a difference every day through supporting students, staff and families at Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN.

Join us on November 15, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day, and help us win a $1,000 Golden Ticket. By partnering with GiveMN—an online giving website for Minnesota nonprofits—Nettie & Friends will have 25 chances to maximize your gift on Give to the Max Day!

By making a donation on Give to the Max Day, your $10, $25, $100 gift could help us win an extra $1,000 for our work in the community.

At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Supersized Golden Ticket! Help us increase our odds by making your gift on November 15 by visiting using the GiveMN donation widget on the right side of this page.

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Bike Rack at Maxfield

It is hard to believe that Maxfield didn't have a place for students to lock bikes, that is until now. Thank you Nettie & Friends for this new bike rack!  No more bikes locked in the Dental Office, the Conference Room, the Front Office -- now they have their own place.  Hurray! Just one more way you are supporting students at Maxfield School.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thank You

Thank you for your support of Maxfield School during the 2011-12 school year.  

You made SPARC Rock!  (SPARC = Special Projects Are Really Cool)  Your support provided supplies for students to explore cooking, arts, crafts, science, fitness, problem solving and fun!

 You made a field trip to the apple orchard possible.

 You made it possible to get up close and personal with the goats.
 You made sure every student in the Maxfield Learning Center was able to choose a pumpkin.
 You made the Gingerbread unit extra sweet.  
Through your support many more Kindergarten students were able to enjoy this activity.

 You made playing outside warm.  
Thank you for the snowpants, mittens, boots and hats.

 You made sure all Kindergarten students at Maxfield had an opportunity to celebrate 100 Days of Kindergarten.

 You made sure we had another great year at the MN Horse Expo.

That day, every Maxfield Learning Center student had the opportunity to ride a horse and pony.

Did you know even ponies have BIG teeth?

 You made it possible for us to visit Como Zoo.

 You helped us celebrate our Eric Carle unit by supplying an Eric Carle book for each student in Room 1413.

There are so many more "unseen" ways your support affects the students and staff at Maxfield School and Maxfield Learning Center -- from providing clean uniforms, healthy snacks and a hot lunch when needed to classroom supplies, books for the library, gym shoes to "check out" for Physical Education class and funding for special projects.  Thank you.

We look forward to another great school year.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Beauty of Community - Maxfield Mosaic Project

For over 20 years at Maxfield, I have walked by the courtyard and looked at this:

It is an air exchange intake vent.  Looks kind of like a missile silo, doesn't it?
What could help?  Nettie & Friends; mosaic artist Lori Greene; enthusiastic students, and community members.

One day last May, while my brother was visiting, we started the process of prepping tiles:

Lori worked with students to design the "wrap around mural" for the air exchange.
We worked with an after school group at Maxfield. Students worked on panels of the mural, attaching tile to mesh.

We worked with families at an all school event last June and with community groups throughout the year at Mosaic on a Stick in Saint Paul.

Almost a year later, Lori and I gathered all of the panels and jumped for joy that we did, indeed, have all 19 pieces to cover the air exchange.

On a lovely day in mid-May Lori, Marsha and I installed the mosaic in the courtyard at Maxfield School.

As we were working, students stopped by with excited comments about "my squirrel"; "my butterfly"; "my flowers".  Staff came out to gaze upon the beauty of the mosaic.  Volunteers made a point to come out and ask questions about the project and take some photos.

Two days later, Lori grouted the entire piece.

I must admit, when I walk by the courtyard windows, my heart is lifted by the beauty I see.  I am proud of this work, this project, this contribution to community.  Thank you for your support throughout the mosaic process.

Come join us for the end of the year Maxfield Family BBQ on June 7th, 2012 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and join us as we celebrate the beauty...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Our MN Horse Expo Field Trip

Each year, as a part of our Informational Writing unit, we visit the MN Horse Expo.  Our thanks to the MN Horse Expo organizers for providing such a wonderful, rich opportunity for our students. 

It is a chance for us to get "up close and personal" with horses. 

Students had a chance to ride a horse or pony (some several times!)

We talked to horse owners and trainers.  One was kind enough to show us the bottom of her horse's hoof.  We saw the 'frog' and the shoe up close...
 Another showed us her horse's mustache...

We rode in a wagon drawn by horses...

We all felt like this at the end of our happy day at the MN Horse Expo:
Thank you for helping make this annual event a possibility for us each year.